Big Hollow Schools

Big Hollow Primary and Elementary May 19, 2017

Bernie's Book Bank - BOOKS NEEDED!!! :)

Please send your child to school with any new or gently used books you no longer are using! We are pushing to gather at least 4,000 books for Bernie's Book Bank by May 23! Thanks for your help!

Girls on the Run Pop Tab Battle!


Please send in pop tabs to the front office of your school!

Pre k-4th grade

Pop Tab Collection

Now - June 5

Sponsored by: Girls on the Run

Supporting: Ronald McDonald House

Summer School Learning Opportunity Information

BHSD will be offering Summer Learning Opportunities in June! We will have Math and Reading Courses for current Kindergarten through 7th grade students as well as STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) for current 4th-7th grade students.

For more information visit the Big Hollow website - or click here. To register click here

Fourth Into Fifth Grade Transition Information

On June 1st or 2nd, fourth graders will be visiting the Middle School to learn all about 5th grade. Our hope is that students will become more familiar with the building as well as the 5th grade teachers. We will be buddying up each 4th grader with a 5th grader to learn how to navigate a typical 5th grade schedule and also get a feeling for the layout of the building itself. More information will be coming from the fourth grade teachers in the near future.

Students entering 5th grade in the 2017-2018 are invited to participate in 5th grade Transition Camp at Big Hollow Middle School. This will be a fun-filled experience for students to participate in many different activities at the Middle School. Students will have the opportunity to practice their schedules, learn middle school expectations, learn on chrome books and participate in fun games and activities. Transportation is included with your registration! Students will attend for 3 sessions in August (8:30-11:30 AM August 15-17). More information is available on the Big Hollow website. Parents will be invited to join their child on Thursday for student led tours and wrap up activities.

Pet Supply Drive

Please help our Girl Scout Troop, #45420 to collect some supplies for pets in need! They will be taking donations from May 10-May 31st! Please send your child to school with the items and they will be placed in donation bins. The local pet shelters could benefit from the following items:

  • pet food
  • treats
  • toys
  • paper towels
  • cat litter
  • bones
  • leashes
  • kong toys
  • blankets
  • towels
  • beds

Thank you in advance for your thoughtfulness and generosity!

Library Check Out

Please help your child remember to return his/her library book(s) no later than May 19th so that we can get all of our items inventoried before the end of school. Thank you for your help and cooperation!


On May 1st, the PTO held an election for new board members!

We are excited to introduce to you our new PTO Board!

  • President - Cindy Haran
  • Vice President Events - Melissa Gorski
  • Vice President Fundraising - Jason Zeller
  • Secretary - Angie Vasey
  • Treasurer - Wanda Martinez
  • Volunteer Coordinator - Libbie Dollinger
  • District Liaison - Linda Merrill
Please reach out to us at at any time!

Please help us collect books for Bernie's book bank by sending your child with gently used or new books to school. The Book Drive ends May 23!

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Do you work for a local business? Do you possess talents or skills that could benefit our students and teachers? Would you be willing to be our partner to benefit our schools and improve the relationship between Big Hollow and the community?? We would love to enable our students to benefit from your expertise, unique talents or resources!!

Please feel free to reach out to Ms. Michelle Dzik at the Elementary School 8477405321, or Mrs. Lenayn Janusz at the Primary School 8477405320 if you are interested.


Check out the Summer Camp Flyer for more information about exciting summer programs held in various locations through A Child's Place!

To access the Summer Camp Registration Page Link, click here:

Access A Child's Place Summer Camp Line-Up Video below!

Big Hollow School District Mission and Vision

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

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

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Save the Dates!


May 3-23 - Book Drive for Bernies Book Bank- EXTENDED UNTIL 5/23!!

May 25- ELL/RtI/Title 1 Parent Involvement Meeting- Elementary School Library 4-5 pm

May 29 - Memorial Day - No School

May 31 - 8th grade graduation

June 1 & 2 - 4th-5th Grade Transition/Orientation Visits

June 1- 5th Grade Informational Night 6:30-7:30 pm @ Middle School

June 2- FREE FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT PTO event! @ Middle School

June 5- Last Day of School!

June 6- Report Cards available in Skyward at 3:00 pm

June 9- PTO Volunteer Appreciation Party - Grant Township Community Center

August 25- PTO Back to School Bash!

Click here for the Big Hollow School District 17-18 Calendar at a Glance