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          Grizzly Cache

          • Thank you to these local businesses and community members for their donations to our Grizzly Cache!

            Jeff Ross, Jo Walch, BLE PTO, First Choice Physical Therapy, True Colors Painting, Tundra Tanning & Taxidermy, MBC Concrete/Construction, Three Bears Alaska, Gorilla Fireworks, Doyon Utilities, K3 Group, Perfect Start, Enderson's Concrete, McKenna Brothers Paving, Providence Progressive and Intermediate Care Unit.


            True Colors Painting, LLC Tundra Tanning & Taxidermy First Choice Physical Therapy MBC Three Bears K3 Gorilla Fireworks Doyon Utilities Perfect Start McKenna Bros endersons

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          • Notes from the Library:


            All Library books are due!!! You may check your child's account by going to the online library catalog (in Clever), clicking on account, and entering your child's student ID # for both user and password. Check on "check-outs" and you can see what they have missing. All students are being given a list of missing books. Remember, I cannot take care of books from other schools. You will have to contact that school to work something out. You can return books here or pay for them here if that helps.

            Chromebooks: All students are encouraged to take their chromebooks home for the summer. (5th Grade is required to unless leaving the district, going to charter school, or homeschool.) SCAN the QR code on top of the Chromebook to be linked to the district IT page explaining how you can use the parent GoGuardian app to manage websites for your child, care guide, and handbook. You have the power to block any sites you do not wish them to use.

            Link to the google docs presentation:



            Common Sense Media – Chock full of ratings and reviews for families for a wide range of media, including books, video games, websites, music, movies, and TV shows. Great place to check if you are wondering if something is appropriate for you kids!https://www.commonsensemedia.org/

            Common Sense Media: Age-Based Media Reviews for Families

            Common Sense Media is the leading source of entertainment and technology recommendations for families. Parents trust our expert reviews and objective advice.


            SORA Summer Challenge: Read alongs, audiobooks, chapter books, lots, and lots of stories! Great way to get those reading skills ramped up😊!

            If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to us here at school.

            If you have any problems with the technology, please contact our IT department at 761-HELP

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          • Summer Food program

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          • Teacher Margaret Bird is retiring this year!!!

            Teacher Margaret is retiring


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          • Talent show

            Join us for the talent show on Tuesday, May 21, at 2:30!

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          • Yearbooks are here and can be purchased in the office or online through school pay! They are $15. Quantities are limited!

            Yearbook Cover

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          • As educators, we strive to provide a well-rounded education for our students, every minute of instructional time is valuable. When students are picked up early, they miss out on important lessons, discussions, and activities that contribute to their overall learning experience. By minimizing early pick-ups, you are helping to create an optimal learning environment for your child and peers. Thank you for understanding and we appreciate your effort in providing the best possible education for your child.

            Early Pick-up

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            School Dismissal Manager has been set up for our school. Please check your email for information on downloading, setting up and using the SDM app. You can use this app instead of calling the school office. Cut off time for the app is 2:30pm.

            You are welcome to continue to call the office, but please try to call the school by 2:45pm if your student will be doing something different at the end of the day. If they usually ride the bus, but you are picking them up, or if they are going home with a friend, we will need to know the bus number and bus stop street names.

            Please let us know by 2:45pm by calling 892-9700. Thank you.


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          • Boundary Exemptions

            The electronic Boundary Exempt form for the FY24/25 school is now available in ParentVue. If your child does not attend the school in the boundary where you live, you need to complete this Boundary Exempt form every year.


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            Families in Transition

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          • BLE Mitigation Plan 2021-2022

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          Upcoming BLE Events

          • BLE

               BLE EVENTS
            5-16 Kindergarten promotion 1:00
            5-20 Bird Pre-school promotion 2:00
            5-21 Talent Show 2:30
            5-22 5th grade promotion 1:00
            5-23 Last day of school
            7-1 Registration for the 24/25 school year opens
            Big Lake Elementary School Hours 2023-2024
            • School drop-off on Mondays @10:05
            • School begins at 10:15 on Mondays
            • School drop-off Tuesday thru Friday @ 9:00
            • School begins at 9:15 Tuesday thru Friday
            • School ends at 3:45
            • School buses depart at 4:00
            * Please try to call with any end of day transportation changes prior to 2:00

          Nurses Corner


            Reminder to Pick-Up any inhalers or medications stored in the nurse’s office by the last day of school.

            If your student has medications or medical supplies stored in the nurse’s office, please ensure you pick those up by the last day of school. We do not store medications or supplies over summer break.

            Immunizations Due Over the Summer

            Summer is a great time to check with your medical provider to ensure your student is up to date on immunizations prior to the next school year.

            Some 5th grade students will need a Tdap booster over the summer break before entering middle school.


            Religious exemptions for next school year (2024-25) are due by the 1st day of school, Thursday, August 15. These need to be updated yearly so please have your providers update those and return them.


            Last, but not least, have a SAFE SUMMER!

            Rachel Lund, RN, BSN, NCSN



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