Big Hollow

Primary and Elementary Schools - August 31, 2018

Big Hollow School District #38 Vision and Mission Statements

Vision: Big Hollow School District #38 will be a model of student achievement for elementary school districts in the State of Illinois.

Mission: Inspiring a diverse school community to be passionate and empathetic learners.

Big Hollow's strategic plan goals and objectives.

Child Pick Up Procedures

If you are picking up your child from school, you must notify the school office by 2:15 pm. You can call earlier in the day, or even, days ahead of time. It is also very helpful to send your child's teacher a note in the agenda or an email.

If you have an emergency situation occur after 2:15 pm, please notify the office and an exception will be made.

Child Drop Off Procedures


Drop off time for students at primary and elementary begins at 8:30 am. When using the drop off lane, please be sure that students exit the vehicle on the curb side. Parents may not exit the vehicle. Be sure students only exit when your car is parked between the two crosswalks. We can best ensure the safety of all students, parents, and staff when our drop off procedures are followed.

Curriculum Nights

Thank you to all who attended our Curriculum Nights. Please email your child's teacher if you were unable to attend. They have many important items to share. Please visit the Big Hollow Website and view the pbis video!

Benchmark Testing

Students in grades K-8 participate in MAP (Measure of Academic Progress) testing at three different times throughout the year. Next week, students will begin the Fall MAP testing. Students in K-1 take the Map for Primary Grades (MPG) and students in 2-8 take Measures of Academic Progress or (MAP). Once all testing is completed, students will be bringing home a progress report from NWEA (Northwest Evaluation Association). For more information on resources for parents, please read the Parent's Guide to MAP from NWEA.

Students in grades K-4 will also participate in Aims+ testing. Results of Benchmark testing allows teachers to better plan instruction for their students. Information gathered after analyzing data helps us to plan instructional intervention for our students.

Celebration of Reading!! - Save the Dates

More BIG things in store for our students.

Grandparents and Special Friends Day

Monday, September 24, 2018

More information to come, soon!

Reading Festival

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

When: 5:00PM-8:00PM

More information to come, soon!

Read A Thon

September 27-October 6

Volo Sportsplex Enrichment Club

If you are interested in having your child bussed to Volo Sports Plex on early release Fridays (first and third Friday of each month) please click here to fill out the paperwork and click here to complete the waiver and release of all claims form. Both are required for students to attend the after school enrichment! Please contact:

Deliah Glasby

General Manager l Volo Sportsplex

26705 W. Commerce Drive l Volo, IL 60073

(224) 814-4265


Our PBIS program is stronger than ever but we need your help!!!

We recently opened a PBIS student store and could use donations of small prizes (see picture) for students to be able to "purchase" with their STARbucks! If you have any small prizes hanging around your home that you would like to donate, we would need the items in quantities of 30 or more so that students can plan out their purchases. You can send in the items to either the Primary or Elementary office. THANK YOU IN ADVANCE FOR YOUR HELP!!!

All Big Hollow students are STAR students! Big Hollow students will be expected to demonstrate Safety, Take Responsibility, keep a positive Attitude, and always be Respectful. Many students have earned rewards and positive behavior referrals for being positive role models. If you would like to contribute and help to our PBIS program, please contact us. :)

Important Dates

September 3- No School -Labor Day

September 7- Early Release 1:30 pm

September 10- School Board Meeting 7 pm

September 20 - Picture Day!

September 21- Early Release 1:30 pm

September 21- Reading Week begins!

September 24- PTO Book Fair begins

September 24 - Grandparent & Special Friends Day

September 26- Reading Night- 5 pm

PTO news


Thank you to those who ran for the open board positions. We are lucky to have so many families interested in working together for Big Hollow. Please welcome your new Board members, Jean Hayes and Chris Ledger. Here is your PTO Board for the 2018-19 School year-

District Liason-Linda Merrill

Volunteer Coordinator-Lisa Swiderski

Secretary-Jean Hayes

Treasurer-Wanda Martinez

Vice President of Fundraising-Chris Ledger

Vice President of Events-Angie Vasey

President-Cindy Haran

We are looking forward to another amazing year!

Please reach out to us at at any time!