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News you can use from Big Creek Elementary

September 4, 2020

Dates to Know!

SEPT 7 - LABOR DAY (NO SCHOOL)

SEPT 9 - ROOM PARENT MEETING, 9AM OR 6PM VIA ZOOM

SEPT 9 - FAMILY CONNECT NIGHT (NO HOMEWORK)

SEPT 10 - FALL PICTURE DAY (SCHOOL-BASED LEARNERS)

SEPT 11 - WILDCAT PRIDE FALL FUNDRAISER ENDS

SEPT 21-25 - FALL BREAK (NO SCHOOL)

SEPT 28 - FALL PICTURE DAY (VIRTUAL STUDENTS)

What's For Lunch?

Week of Sept. 7-11

Monday: NO SCHOOL

Tuesday: Pizza, PBJ, Buffalo Chicken Wrap, Veggie Salad, Vegetarian Option: Veggie Chik’n Nuggets

Wednesday: Nachos (Cheese, Chicken, Beef), PBJ, Taco Salad, Veggie Salad, Vegetarian Option: Black Bean Burger

Thursday: Chicken Sandwich, PBJ, Pizza Munchable, Chef Salad, Veggie Salad, Vegetarian Option: Garden Veggie Burger

Friday: Mini Chicken Corndogs, PBJ, Yogurt/ Muffin Munchable, Rotisserie Chicken Salad, Veggie Salad, Vegetarian Option: Veggie Pinwheel


Week of Sept. 14-18

Monday: Breaded Mozzarella Sticks, PBJ, Turkey & Cheese Roll-Up, Turkey Chef Salad, Veggie Salad, Vegetarian Option: Garden Veggie Burger

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

Wednesday: All-Beef Hotdog , PBJ, Chef Salad, Veggie Salad, Vegetarian Option: Black Bean Burger

Thursday: Cheesy Bread, PBJ, Buffalo Chicken Wrap, Veggie Salad, Vegetarian Option: Garden Veggie Burger

Friday: All-American Burger, PBJ, Yogurt/ Muffin Munchable, Rotisserie Chicken Salad, Veggie Salad, Vegetarian Option: Veggie Pinwheel

Free & Reduced Meal Benefits

Meal benefits are extended for the first 30 days of school for all students that received them at the end of last year. Families are still required to complete an application before the end of the 30 day grace period to retain their benefits for the remainder of this school year. We encourage on-line applications because these can usually be approved within 48 hours whereas paper applications can take up to 10 days for approval. The Big Creek website contains all the information and links needed to apply on-line. It also provides information on how to obtain a paper application. The application (on-line and paper) and related information is also available in Spanish. Access the application here.

Transportation Changes

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New Check In and Out Procedures

We also have a new paperless procedure for check-in and check-outs this year. When you arrive to check your student in/out for an appointment, please bring your phone and ID to the security desk. You will scan a QR code to access our online form. You will need to know your child's student ID number. Once completed, we will contact your child's teacher and they will meet you in the security area. Thank you for your patience as we implement these changes!

Join the iChallenge Today!

Forsyth County Schools and BYOT presents to you The iChallenge! A friendly challenge between schools that involves the whole family!!!

Struggling with motivation? Looking to take control of your health? Want something positive to look forward to? Join the iChallenge - Look Good, Feel Good, Do Good! Our 31 day Challenge will help you build healthy habits and become part of our community to help you achieve your health goals.

We can't wait to see our Wildcats running, biking, walking, and spending time together with their families! This is a great way to support Forsyth County Schools BYOT initiative.

Sign-up today! https://runsignup.com/byot

A Note from Nurse G

I know this year is starting differently than previous years, but I am so proud of how well everyone is doing wearing their masks, distancing from others, and cleaning their hands!


As a reminder, information regarding COVID-19 signs and symptoms can be found on the Restart Forsyth webpage, including signs and symptoms. Remember if a student or someone in the student's household has COVID-19 or is exposed to COVID-19 please keep the student home and notify your student's teacher, administration, or myself.


If your student has a health condition that may require additional support while at school (ie Asthma, Allergies, Seizures, etc) please visit BCE's school nurse webpage and click on forms. There you will find different action plans. Please choose the one that is appropriate for your student's needs, print it, and have your student's pediatrician complete. Once completed please notify me and we can setup an appointment for you to bring in your child's medication. If no medication is required, you may send the form to school with your student.


Only together can we keep all our Wildcats healthy!

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Learning Coach Guidelines

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PTO Fundraiser Information

The Big Creek PTO's Wildcat Pride Fall Fundraiser is in full swing! We have one week to reach our goal of $12,000. If we hit our goal - which is only a $20 donation per student - every Big Creek student will receive a fun “Party to Go” prize pack!! You can make a donation here: www.BigCreekESPTO.com/fall-fundraiser
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The Voyage Adventures

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Around Our Community

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Tips for Balance & Well Being

Forsyth County offers a monthly wellness newsletter for students and families. You'll find great article and informational tips for embracing balance and well being in our daily lives, including volunteer opportunities and ways to connect in your community. Check out the newsletter here

Partners in Education

At Big Creek Elementary, we are always looking for businesses for our Partners in Education program. These community members generously give their time and resources to invest in our students’ well-being and successes. Please contact kturner@forsyth.k12.ga.us or khays44@forsyth.k12.ga.us for more information.

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