The Big Hollow Parent-Teacher Organization is a 501(c)3 charity designed to work together with Big Hollow School District 38 teachers, staff, parents, students, and community members. We provide educational, social, and cultural experiences for our students through various events, activities, and fundraisers. Each year, Big Hollow PTO provides funds and grants for teachers and staff to purchase additional teaching aids, books, technology enhancements and extended classroom experiences to enliven and enrich our children’s education.



Blended Preschool Program
Big Hollow Schools is introducing a new half-day morning preschool program for 3, 4, or 5 year old students which will begin on Monday, February 2. The class will be instructed by one certified teacher and one paraprofessional with a maximum of 20 district students and will blend students with and without special education needs. All children will be screened by the district prior to admission and must be toilet trained. Space is limited to District 38 families on a first come, first served basis and will cost $300 per month plus a $75 registration fee. The new class will meet 5 days per week from 8:30 am to 11:00 am. Contact Karen Simon at 847.740.1490 x5013 for application and screening information.

Order Your Big Hollow Yearbooks
Yearbooks for all schools will be available online through the Big Hollow Webstore until March 2, 2015. Students in grades PreK-4 should order the Primary/Elementary yearbook. Students in grade 5-8 should order the Middle School yearbook. Questions: contact Mrs. Weiskopf at for primary/elementary or Mrs. Dicken for middle school.


2014-2015 Big Hollow PTO Board Members
Kim Christesen – President
Wanda Martinez –┬áTreasurer
Renee Zawadzki – 1st Vice President
Leeanna Knauff – Secretary
Libbie Dollinger – 2nd Vice President
Cindy Haran –┬áVolunteer Coordinator