Wildcat Chat

News you can use from Big Creek Elementary

August 9, 2019

Dates to Know!

AUGUST 12-13 - INTERIM ASSESSMENTS; GRADES 2-5

AUGUST 13 - ARC NIGHT FOR K, 1st, 3rd PARENTS, 6PM

AUGUST 14 - INTERIM ASSESSMENTS MAKE-UPS

AUGUST 15 - PTO'S NEW FAMILY BREAKFAST, 7:40AM

AUGUST 15 - CLUBS SESSION 1 BEGINS

AUGUST 20 - KID CHESS BEGINS

AUGUST 27 - 28 - CHORUS REHEARSALS BEGIN

AUGUST 29 - PTO MEETING, 4:30PM, AUDITORIUM

AUGUST 29 - CURRICULUM NIGHT, 5PM

AUGUST 30 - EARLY RELEASE (K-12)

Please be aware...

This school year, we will not be using the Remind Me app to send reminders to parents. The app is no longer free for schools to use. Please be sure to check the dates listed above and read the complete Wildcat Chat newsletter for important dates and events. You can also visit our Big Creek Facebook page and website for information.

What's for lunch??

MENU FOR WEEK OF AUGUST 12

Monday: Popcorn Chicken, PBJ, Turkey & Cheese Roll-Up, Turkey Chef Salad, Veggie Salad, Vegetarian Option: Garden Veggie Burger

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

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

Thursday: Cheese Stuffed Breadsticks, PBJ, Pizza Munchable, Buffalo Chicken Wrap, Buffalo Chicken Salad, Veggie Salad, Vegetarian Option: Garden Veggie Burger

Friday: Breakfast for Lunch (scrambled eggs, bacon, biscuit or mini pancakes), PBJ, Yogurt/ Muffin Munchable, Chef Salad, Veggie Salad, Vegetarian Option: Veggie Pinwheel


MENU FOR WEEK OF AUGUST 19

Monday: Mini Cheese Calzones, PBJ, Turkey & Cheese Roll-Up, Turkey Chef Salad, Veggie Salad, Vegetarian Option: Garden Veggie Burger

Tuesday: Mini Chicken Corndogs, NEW 3-Cheese Cavatappi (Mac & Cheese), PBJ, Pizza Munchable, Veggie Salad, Vegetarian Option: Veggie Chik’n Nuggets

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

Thursday: All-White Meat Chicken Sandwich, PBJ, Pizza Munchable, Ham & Cheese Roll-Up, Chef Salad, Veggie Salad, Vegetarian Option: Garden Veggie Burger

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

FREE & REDUCED-PRICED MEAL BENEFIT REMINDERS

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 (September 12) 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 Food and Nutrition webpage 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. on-line application

A Letter From Mrs. Webb

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AM Car Line Procedure Reminder!

Mrs. Webb sent some reminders right at the beginning of the year about car line. These new procedures began this past Monday morning in car line and it’s helped keep morning drop off safe and efficient, helping students start the day ready to learn.


Students need to be in their classroom no later than 7:40 AM to avoid a tardy. Therefore, to ensure a speedy and efficient drop off, at 7:38 AM cars are diverted to park as students will not have time to get to their classroom by 7:40 AM. Parents will park and walk their student to the safety vestibule window to check them in. Thanks for helping keep all of our students safe in the car line!

Forsyth County Interim Assessments - Aug 12-13

Please make every effort to have your 2nd-5th grade student(s) at school on August 12-13 for Forsyth County Interim Assessments. These assessments will determine the standards students have mastered as well as those standards where students may need additional support. The assessments are not graded. Thank you for support!

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We no longer have a drop off table

  • The new smaller and secured entrance has also reduced our space for a drop off table for forgotten items. There will be a small cart for forgotten lunches only to be dropped off by 10:00 am. If your child needs a hot lunch each day, we recommend purchasing a thermos to put in your child’s lunchbox each morning at home, or have your child purchase a hot and nutritious school lunch.
  • There will be no space on the drop off cart for items such as binders, coats, water bottles, etc. We will accept forgotten eyeglasses or medicine through our security window and notify teachers.
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Important Chorus Information

· Rehearsals will begin on Tuesday, August 27th for 4th grade, and Wednesday August 28th for 5th grade.

· REHEARSAL SCHEDULE: 4th graders will come every Tuesday morning, and 5th graders will come every Wednesday. (Students may be dropped off as early as 6:45am)

· 2019-20 PERFORMANCE DATES:

o November 11th- Veterans Day Performance

o December 3rd- Holiday Shop Performance

o January 10th- Gladiators Performance

o April 30th- Fine Arts Night

· If students do not have a chorus polo from last year, they will need to purchase one for $15 on MyPayments Plus.

· All Chorus Members will need to turn in a signed chorus contract (students will receive contract in music class).

· Please sign your student up for chorus using this link: https://forms.gle/65BHbscz35jEaS4B9

Is Your Child Interested in Robotics or Lego League?

We've got some terrific options for Robotics and Lego League clubs here at Big Creek. Check out all the details and registration forms at:


https://www.forsyth.k12.ga.us/site/default.aspx?PageType=3&DomainID=83&ModuleInstanceID=8627&ViewID=6446EE88-D30C-497E-9316-3F8874B3E108&RenderLoc=0&FlexDataID=94202&PageID=1718


Deadline to register is August 16 so don't delay!

Join the Birthday Book Club Today!

Honor your child’s birthday and support our media center. Your child will enjoy the following club benefits:

  • Be the first student to check out the newest books
  • Get their name & birth month/day inscribed in the book they checked out
  • Get a picture with their book in a hallway display
  • Get their birthday announced on the morning news
  • Get a goody bag

You can join via My Payments Plus OR by turning in the form below to the homeroom teacher by Aug. 30th.

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It's Time for Battle of the Books Club!

Do you have a 3rd, 4th, or 5th grader that loves to read? Join the Battle of the Books Club! Members work in teams to read books and prepare to battle on their knowledge of the books. The school-level winners compete for trophies at the county level in May. Space is limited to the first 32 third graders to register before August 30th. Membership into the 4th/5th grade group requires students to read one book and take a brief quiz on September 5th. Students that earn the top 32 quiz scores earn a spot. See the form below for more details.

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Have you bought a Brick for Big Creek??

Did you know Big Creek turns 80 years old this year? One of the ways we are celebrating is with our Bricks for Big Creek legacy brick program. What better way to leave a mark on our special school today and for years to come. These personalized bricks will be used to create and enhance new spaces around our campus. To order your brick, click on the link below:


https://www.forsyth.k12.ga.us/cms/lib/GA01000373/Centricity/Domain/83/Bricks%20for%20Big%20Creek%20Order%20Form_Student%20Version_5th%20grade%20promotion.pdf

Notes from Nurse G

I am so excited to be back for another great year at BCE!


The clinic could use some clothing donations!

  • NEW underwear (boys and girls of all sizes)
  • Any types of pants or shorts (boys and girls of all sizes) that your child has out grown.


Thank you for your help!

Lost & Found

Did you lose something at Open House? Please see the office for items that were turned in.

Have you seen the PTO's new spirit wear choices?

We have new spirit wear this year, it can be purchased here, you can print this form and send it in with your child.

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Would you like to be involved with PTO events?

Some of the most fun days at Big Creek are days when our families are able to get together and join in the fun. All of those extracurricular events are organized by volunteers. This year we have several volunteer positions available. Events are easier when there are two Committee Chairs working together behind the scenes on the planning/emailing/small details. If you would like to work on a committee in a leadership capacity, please reach out to us. There is a Committee Chair meeting on September 10 that we would love for you to attend. If you have any questions before the meeting, please email Caroline Russo, President@BigCreekESPTO.com Teamwork makes the dream work!

Digital Citizenship Tools for Families

We are thrilled to announce the launch of the new FCS Digital Citizenship Tools for Families website! It is filled with incredible tips, videos, articles and more. We invite you to check out the new website at https://nam04.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.forsyth.k12.ga.us%2Fcitizenship&data=02%7C01%7Ckhays44%40forsyth.k12.ga.us%7C5fc6b443f81642290b2208d719a7c546%7Cbc41c1b937824402a9e2bf8c71255790%7C0%7C0%7C637006080671087713&sdata=JH3EFmEguaCLDRfjOBE3oV7SZBR%2FG8EKOqaGVRda388%3D&reserved=0 and refer to it anytime you need ideas to help teach your kids how to manage their technology use. Together, we can guide our FCS students towards making safe and healthy choices online.

Around Our Community

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Longhorns Youth Lacrosse Learn To Play Registration


The Longhorn Youth Lacrosse Learn to Play program is designed to allow boys and girls K-8, districted for Lambert and South High Schools, the opportunity to learn the game of Lacrosse. Our Learn to Play sessions are just 90 minutes. We focus on game fundamentals and understanding of how the game is played. The only equipment required is a Lacrosse stick, but if you do not have one we can provide one at the clinic for you. Clinics will be held at Upper Lambert Turf Field on Sunday, August 18 and Sunday, November 17 at 2:00 pm.


Questions? If you have questions about the Learn to Play clinics please contact Tim Dewey at timdewey6@gmail.com.


Click here to Register

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!