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  • Our Mission
    Through rigorous and engaging instruction, and in an environment that fosters excellence, Big Sandy Elementary will prepare students to be college and career ready. By providing a safe and happy environment, we will promote student leadership and responsibility as we educate today's children to become tomorrow's leaders.


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    Attention Parents
    Is your child carrying
    20-30%of their
    body weight in
    their backpack?
    According to
    Change.org (2017),
    it is medically proven
    that children carrying
    more than
    10% of their
    body weight is
    damaging to their spines.
    "Just because you can't
    see theinternal damage,
    doesn't mean
    it isn't happening"
    (Sams, 2017).
    Become aware of the
    importance of ensuring 
    that your child is carrying
    no more than
    10% of their weight
    in their backpack.
    for more information.
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    Child Find

    Child Find is a program designed by the State Department of Education and the Department of Rehabilitation Services to help those who are in need of special education services.

    Parents of disabled children or anyone knowledgeable of disabled children who may need special education services should contact the Child Find Coordinator in the Special Education Department (205) 342-2756 or call 1-800-392-8020 for ages 3 through 21 or 1-800-543-3098 from birth until 2 years of age. For more information you may also contact the Alabama Relay Service at 1-800-548-2547.

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    Winter Book Fair Coming Soon!

    December 4th - December 7th

    8:30 - 2:30


    December 8th

    8:00 - 10AM

    coming soon


    Congratulations to the following

    Big Sandy teachers:

    They were voted on by

    Big Sandy Teachers

    to represent our school.

    Nick's Kids Outstanding Teacher: Gigi Eyre

    JSU Teacher Hall of Fame:  Kelly Beverley

    Alabama Teacher of the Year:  Whitney Childers

    We will be celebrating Thanksgiving

    Wednesday and Thursday,

    November 15 and 16.

    We extend a warm invitation

    to all families to attend.


    Lunch, Tea and Dessert   $5.00

    Turkey and Dressing, Sweet Potatoes, Green Beans, Salad, Fruit, Roll and Cake


    Wednesday, November 15

    Pre K - 10:50

    3rd - 11:05

    4th - 11:35

    5th - 12:00

    Thursday, November 16

    K -12:10

    1st - 11:10

    2nd - 11:50



    Pumpkin Carving Contest Winners

    Most Adorable - Leah Thompson

    Best Traditional - Will Dunham

    Most Original Design - Cash Michael Thomas

    Silliest - Abigail Atchison

    Most Unique Shape - Jillian Tunnell

    Overall - Lilli Atchison

    Congratulations to all the winners

    and a BIG THANK

    to ALL that participated!



    Blue Day


    Blue blue 2

    hamner heart


    While reading the story Chrysanthemum and discussing how she was bullied, Mrs. Hamner crumpled up a big paper heart a little bit.  When the story was over, she tried to smooth it all out but there were still wrinkles in it.  It would never be the same as it was in the beginning.  The students then signed bandaids to show that they would always try to heal the hurts that someone else caused and do their part in the fight against bullying!

    Way to go Mrs. Hamner's Class!

    No Bully

    Mr. Lammon, our awesome school counselor,

    asked all students to sign the banner above

    pledging their support to help BSE

    Strive to be Bully Free!


     All Big Sandy Elementary students and teachers

    walked the track October 25th

    united against bullying!

    2017-2018 PTO Leadership Team
    Stephanie Turner & Whitney Swatloski
    Kristin Colburn
    Outreach Leaders
    Tara Anders & Christina Ahmed

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  • Big Sandy Elementary Volunteers
    If you will be volunteering with students
    (for example tutoring or as an overnight field trip chaperone),
    the Tuscaloosa County School System requires that you
    submit to a background check.  If you have questions, please
    contact the principal.  
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    Lunch Menu


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  • Library

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    Our BSE Library Catalog


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  • AR BookFinder


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  • Publix

    Don't forget to swipe your card!


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  •  Boxtops
    Big Sandy Elementary is collecting Box Tops for Education. Each Box Top is worth 10 cents, and our school can earn up to $20,000 per year. Start clipping and sending them in today.
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  • Please Support our Adopt-A-School Partners

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