Big Hollow

Primary and Elementary Schools - December 9, 2016

Big Hollow School District Mission

The District will provide a strong educational foundation that empowers students to excel and instills the desire for life-long learning.

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The District now has an official Facebook page Big Hollow School District 38.

outside recess

Primary and Elementary students will continue to have outside recess, weather permitting. In order to play in the snow, students must have 5 STARS. Hat/head covering; gloves/mittens; coat, snow pants, and snow boots. Students who do not have 5 STARS will be limited to play on the blacktopped areas of the playground.


When the temperature with the wind chill is above 15 degrees our students will continue to have outside recess. Temperature is checked 15-20 minutes before recess begins.

library books

Please help your child remember to return library books. Students are only able to check out new books if they return the book they've already checked out. We want our students to have new books to read over winter break!

Toys for Tots

Big Hollow Schools are proud to have Toys for Tots donation bins in each office. Please feel free to donate new, unwrapped toys at any of our schools. Donation bins will be in each office until Thursday, December 15.

Thank you!!

Lost and Found - Please label your child's items

Is your child missing a sweatshirt? A jacket? Hat? Gloves? The lost and found is located outside the main office in each building. Please write your child's name on coats, snow pants, boots, lunch boxes, etc. It helps us to get the items back to the correct owner!!

Morning Drop Off

Please drive slowly in our fire lane and parking lots! Thank you for helping us keep everyone safe!

PTO Breakfast and Craft Fair

If you attended or volunteered at the PTO pancake breakfast and craft fair, please complete this brief survey. Click here. Your input will provide valuable insight as next year's event is planned. Thank you.

Important Dates

Wonderful Winter Week - Join in on the Fun!

December 12 - Favorite Flannel Day - wear flannel

December 13 - Crazy Holiday Sweater Day

December 14 - Dress like a candy cane - wear red and white

December 15 - Holiday Sock Day - wear fun socks

December 16 - Show your holiday spirit - dress for the holidays

December 19-30 - Winter Break

January 2 - No School - Teacher Institute Day

January 3 - School resumes

Mark Your Calendars!!!


December 13, 14, 15-First grade show-Holidays Around the World

Wouldn't it be great to not have to worry about finding good seats and a parking spot for the show?? Click here for information about a raffle for 6 front row tickets and VIP parking. Two winners each night!!


February 7, 8, 9- Second Grade show- Hooray for the USA!


March 14, 15, 16- Fourth Grade Show- Destination America!


April 25, 26, 27- Third Grade Show- Invention Convention

Visitors to Big Hollow

Just a reminder that all visitor's to Big Hollow must check in at the office. Visitor's will have their Driver's License scanned and a visitor's pass issued. You will need to re-scan your license every year. Please note that on days when we have a lot of visitors (classroom celebrations) there may be a long line to wait in. You can visit the office to have your license scanned days or even weeks ahead of time. Please call the school office if you have any questions. Primary: 847-740-5320 and Elementary 847-740-5321