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April 12, 2019

Dates to Know!

* PLEASE NOTE THAT THERE WILL BE NO LUNCH VISITORS DURING THE WEEK OF APRIL 15 OR APRIL 22 DUE TO MILESTONES TESTING

APR 15 – 3rd & 5th ELA MILESTONES, SECTION 1

APR 16 – 3rd & 5th ELA MILESTONES, SECTIONS 2&3

APR 17 – 3rd & 5th MATH MILESTONES,SECTION 1

APR 18 – 3rd & 5th MATH MILESTONES, SECTION 2

APR 18 - AFTER SCHOOL CLUBS MEET

APR 19 – 5th SCIENCE MILESTONES

APR 22 – 5th SOCIAL STUDIES MILESTONES

APR 23 – 4th ELA MILESTONES, SECTION 1

APR 24 – 4th ELA MILESTONES, SECTION 2&3

APR 24 - PTO General Meeting, 6 pm

APR 25 – 4th MATH MILESTONES, SECTION 1

APR 25 - AFTER SCHOOL CLUBS MEET

APR 26 – 4th MATH MILESTONES, SECTION 2

APR 26 - PTO BINGO NIGHT, 5:30 pm & 7:30 pm

APR 29 – 30 – MILESTONES MAKE UPS

What's for lunch??

MENU FOR WEEK OF APR. 15

Monday: Popcorn Chicken, Salisbury Steak, PBJ, Turkey & Cheese Roll-Up, Turkey Chef Salad, Veggie Salad, Hummus, Vegetarian Option: Black Bean Burger

Tuesday: Breaded Mozzarella Sticks , PBJ, Pizza Munchable, Veggie Salad, Hummus, Vegetarian Option: Veggie Chik’n Nuggets

Wednesday: Nachos (Cheese, Chicken, Beef), PBJ, Yogurt/ Muffin Munchable, Taco Salad, Veggie Salad, Hummus, Vegetarian Option: Garden Veggie Burger

Thursday: Mini Chicken Sliders, PBJ, Pizza Munchable, Buffalo Chicken Wrap, Buffalo Chicken Salad, Veggie Salad, Hummus, Vegetarian Option: Black Bean Burger

Friday: Pizza, PBJ, Yogurt/ Muffin Munchable, Chef Salad, Veggie Salad, Hummus, Vegetarian Option: Veggie Pinwheel


MENU FOR WEEK OF APR. 22

Monday: All-American Burger, Veggie Pinwheel, PBJ, Turkey & Cheese Roll-Up, Turkey Chef Salad, Veggie Salad, Hummus

Tuesday: Popcorn Chicken, Buffalo Strips, PBJ, Pizza Munchable, Veggie Salad, Hummus, Vegetarian Option: Veggie Chik’n Nuggets

Wednesday: Nachos (Cheese, Beef, Chicken), PBJ, Yogurt/ Muffin Munchable, Taco Salad, Veggie Salad, Hummus, Vegetarian Option: Garden Veggie Burger

Thursday: Cheesy French Bread, PBJ, Pizza Munchable, Ham & Cheese Roll-Up, Chef Salad, Veggie Salad, Hummus, Vegetarian Option: Black Bean Burger

Friday: All-Beef Hotdog, PBJ, Yogurt/ Muffin Munchable, Rotisserie Chicken Salad Salad, Veggie Salad, Hummus, Vegetarian Option: Veggie Pinwheel

A note from Mrs. Webb


Hello, Parents!


As you know, next Monday our students will begin taking the Georgia Milestones. I want to reassure you that there is no reason for you or your child to be anxious or stressed about this testing. We know that our students and staff have worked hard preparing for Milestones and will be ready to show what they know.


I also want to encourage you to have your child get plenty of sleep each night, eat a healthy breakfast every morning and be at school on time every day. And most importantly, please tell your children how proud you are of them and how you trust in them to do their best. I also truly believe in them, and I’m confident they all will do very well.


Remember, this is your child’s time to shine!


Your principal,

Laura Webb

IMPORTANT - Milestones Testing Information

Milestones testing will begin April 15 and conclude April 30. If you have a child in 3rd-5th grade, please know their testing dates to ensure they are well rested, eat a good, healthy and filling breakfast, and arrive to school on time. If possible, please do not schedule any appointments during their testing days. We want to remind you that visitors will not be allowed in the building on testing days and that WILL include lunch visitors. We appreciate your support as we continue to prepare your children for a positive testing experience!

April 15 – 3rd and 5th Grade ELA Section 1

April 16 – 3rd and 5th Grade ELA Section 2&3

April 17 – 3rd and 5th Grade Math Section 1

April 18 – 3rd and 5th Grade Math Section 2

April 19 – 5th Grade Science

April 22 – 5th Grade Social Studies

April 23 – 4th Grade ELA Section 1

April 24 – 4th Grade ELA Section 2&3

April 25 – 4th Grade Math Section 1

April 26 – 4th Grade Math Section 2

April 29 – 30 – Make-ups

Milestones Nutrition Suggestions from Nurse G

  • Breakfast is always important, but it's especially critical during Milestones testing. Protein is very important for brain function where carbohydrates may initially give energy, but then cause a decrease in energy. Some suggestions for breakfasts that help with brain function: eggs, bacon, sausage, beans and nuts are all great sources of protein. Having a protein source with a fruit is recommended, while liquids, such as shakes are not preferred.
  • Also, please make sure your child gets at least 8-9 hours of sleep each night.

It's Time to Order FIELD DAY T-SHIRTS

It’s time to order your 2019 Field Day T-Shirt. Deadline to order shirts is Monday, April 22 so don't delay! All shirt orders will be ONLINE ONLY at https://pswear.com/BigCreekFD

Be sure to order the color for your grade level -- Shirts are shown below.

A Tremendous Thank You!!

The wonderful staff from Perimeter Roofing and Fraser Roofing recently visited our school cafeteria, where they generously donated more than $160 to pay off the balances on negative lunch accounts. This payout provides some much needed relief to families that may have limited resources for their child's lunch expenses. We appreciate these companies for reaching out with this donation.We are so grateful for their assistance!

Family Bingo Night

General PTO Meeting & Officers Info

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Lost at School

We have a collection of items that have been turned into the office. Please check below and claim these in the office if they are yours. Thanks!
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Springtime Reminders from Nurse G

A few things to remember as the temperature changes:

  • Please switch out your child's larger winter coats with a lighter jacket or sweater. This will help your child not become overheated but allow them to stay warm if the air conditioning becomes too cool for them.
  • Please make sure you send your child with a water bottle every day, so they can stay well hydrated.
  • I also recommend that your child wear socks and sneakers. These not only protect your child’s feet from injury (i.e., ant bites, wood chips, etc.) but also are safer when running and climbing on the playground.
  • Please exchange your child’s winter spare clothing in their back pack for appropriate spring clothing.

A Recess Note from Nurse G, Please Read

Your child’s health and safety is very important to us at Big Creek. The CDC and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta both encourage outside recess as a part of their health promotion and increased classroom concentration. Weather permitting, each class goes outside for 30 minutes of recess daily.


If your child has a chronic condition that would prevent them from participating in their usual class routine a physician’s note will be needed. When a physician’s note is received, stating a child may not participate in outdoor activities, please be mindful that would also include Field Day or any other outdoor class activities.


The form to be completed by your physician can be found on the Big Creek Elementary Web Page. Click on School Nurse under the Student Services Tab, then on the left hand side, click Health Forms. The needed form is titled Individualized Health Care Plan. Once the form is completed by you and your child’s physician, please send it in with your student.


I appreciate you taking your time to help me be able to give great care to your child. I look forward to seeing your student continue to thrive this year. Please feel free to call or email me if you have any questions or concerns.


Sincerely,

Nurse G

Around Our Community

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Sawnee Mountain Preserve Spring Festival

SATURDAY, APRIL 20

Sawnee Mountain Preserve

4075 Spot Road


The Sawnee Mountain Preserve Spring Festival is a community event to promote preservation, conservation, stewardship and outdoor recreation. The festival will feature guided hikes, rock climbing, tree climbing, zip lining, yoga, crafts, games, food, music and more!


Activities from 10 am to 4 pm are free!


A trail run will kick-off the event at 8:00 am. Pre-registration is required.

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Denmark High School

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Please support our Partners in Education

At Big Creek Elementary, we are fortunate to have many wonderful businesses involved in our Partners in Education program. These community members generously give their time and resources to invest in our students’ well-being and successes. Please take a moment to learn more about our fantastic business partners and consider supporting the businesses that support Big Creek!