What is the procedure if my child is going to be absent?
Please call the front office to let them know your child won't be at school. The office is open from 8am to 4pm. I will gather homework and send it home with your child as soon as they return to school.*If a child is pulled out of school for a vacation your child can receive all work when he/she returns to school (per student handbook.) *Back to Top
What if there is a change in my child's transportation for the day?
Please notify the office by phone or by sending a note in your child's daily home folder if there is a change in transportation. Please note* If the office is not notified, your child will take his/her normal route!Back to Top
How does the hot lunch program work?
Hot lunch is ordered daily in the morning. Lunches are $2.50 each. Students can either buy their lunches on a daily basis or Arbor offers sending in money for lunch tickets. *White, chocolate, or strawberry milk may be bought daily at $.55. Hot lunch begins September 8th.Back to Top
What if I would like to help out in the classroom?
Please contact me ASAP if you would like to regularly help out in the classroom. I usually set up the parent-volunteer schedule in the beginning of the year. If you are not able to help out on a regular basis, there will be numerous sign-ups that go home throughout the year for volunteers (field trips, special surprise readers, holiday parties, etc).Back to Top
What should I be practicing with my child at home?
READ, READ, READ! Reading is the number one area that needs to be practiced with your child, no matter what their reading level. Read to them, have them read to you, explore different genres, go to the library, make it fun!Back to Top
How do I get my child into the gifted program?
Although Big Hollow did have a gifted program at one time, budget constraints have unfortunately forced the district to cut these programs for the younger students. Once assessed, If I see that your child needs more challenging work in any subject area, please know that I will do my best to meet your child's needs by providing leveled homework, challenge seat work, guided reading activities and group-work, and one-on-one attention. Back to Top