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October 11, 2019

Dates to Know!

OCT 11 - PTO MOVIE NIGHT

OCT 12 - iRUN FOR BYOT

OCT 15 - SPIRIT NIGHT AT CULVER'S, 5-8PM

OCT 17 - REPORT CARDS DISTRIBUTED

OCT 18 - IMPRESSIONS ENTRY DEADLINE

OCT 18 - PARENTS NIGHT OUT AT PRO MARTIAL ARTS

OCT 23 - PICTURE RETAKE DAY

OCT 23 - BUS DRIVER APPRECIATION DAY

OCT 23 - EARLY RELEASE DAY (PARENT CONFERENCES)

OCT 23 - FAMILY CONNECT NIGHT (NO HOMEWORK)

OCT 24 - EARLY RELEASE DAY (PARENT CONFERENCES)

OCT 25 - PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT DAY (NO SCHOOL)

OCT 28- 30 - RED RIBBON WEEK

What's for lunch??

MENU FOR WEEK OF OCT. 14

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, Vegetarian Option: Black Bean Burger

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

Friday: Breakfast for Lunch (Scrambled Eggs, Turkey Bacon, Mini Pancakes PBJ, Yogurt/ Muffin Munchable, Chef Salad, Veggie Salad, Vegetarian Option: Veggie Pinwheel


MENU FOR WEEK OF OCT. 21

(THIS WEEK IS DIFFERENT DUE TO EARLY RELEASE!)

Monday: Nachos (Cheese, Beef, Chicken), PBJ, Turkey & Cheese Roll-Up, Taco Salad, Veggie Salad, Vegetarian Option: Garden Veggie Burger

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

Wednesday: All-White Meat Chicken Sandwich , PBJ, Yogurt/ Muffin Munchable, Chef Salad, Veggie Salad, Vegetarian Option: Black Bean Burger

Thursday: Pizza, PBJ, Pizza Munchable, Ham & Cheese Roll-Up, Veggie Salad, Vegetarian Option: Veggie Pinwheel

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A Huge Thank You

Thank you Wildcat families for helping us raise $25,421.35 for our PaRc Fall Fundraiser. We are so grateful for all of the donations that have been made this fall. Thank you to the volunteers for making this fundraiser amazing and to your students who work so hard at being leaders everyday. They have certainly worked hard towards purchasing new materials for our STEM Wildcat Wonderlab, ARC Reading materials, and playground updates.

Every donation that has come through has been a true gift from our generous students, families, staff members, and businesses. From $1 to $1000, they are all important because they collectively add up to provide for our students.

Please remember that everything we do as a PTO we do with the good of each of your children in mind. Our goal is always to make this school the best it can be for your children and ours.

Congratulations to all our top classes per grade!

Ms. Stewart - Kindergarten

Ms. Jones - First Grade

Mrs. Loo - Second Grade

Mrs. Bendetti - Third Grade

Mrs. Kenyon - Fourth Grade

Ms. Vinock - Fifth Grade

Ms. Hanson - Specialized Instruction

Vote for Big Creek as the Best Elementary School in Forsyth!!

Voting for the Best of Forsyth 2020 is now open and runs through October 31st, 2019. You can vote EVERY DAY until the deadline. We all know how amazing Big Creek is, so let's make sure the entire county knows too! Use this link to vote for Big Creek --

https://forsythnews.secondstreetapp.com/The-Best-of-Forsyth-2020-3/

Food Drive - Please Help!

Please partner with us as we collect canned pinto beans to donate to The Place of Forsyth County for their Thanksgiving food drive! Every school in Forsyth County will be collecting different food items to donate so that families in our community can enjoy the Thanksgiving season. We will be collecting donations until Monday, November 11. There will be a marked box in the front entrance where you can place the pinto beans. Thank you for your kindness and generosity!

Do you know a Veteran? Sign up for our Veterans Day Tribute today!

All veterans and their families are invited to attend a Veterans Day Tribute in honor of those who have served and are serving our country on Monday, November 11 at Big Creek Elementary.


If you have a veteran who would like to attend, please RSVP online by visiting https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfzugk_HnKxAWOZtzS_0p-p5OqQ-MUX3e1UlsIfiNlRabwyBQ/viewform. We would love for you to share any pictures of yourselves or family members in uniform, with the veteran’s name, branch and rank. Those may be sent in with your student or attached electronically to the RSVP form. All RSVPs and pictures are due by Friday, November 1.


A light breakfast will be served for veterans and their families in the auditorium beginning at 9:00 am, and the program will begin at 9:30 am.

Bus Driver Shortage

Forsyth County Schools is currently experiencing a severe bus driver shortage that has impacted some routes. We thank you for your patience during this difficult time as our drivers implement creative routing and other procedures to cover the shortage. Do you know someone who can help us with our need for drivers? Please click on the picture to the left for more information on a part-time job (starting at $16.45) with full-time benefits, flexible schedules and school holidays off.

Teacher of the Month - October

Have a favorite teacher that you want to show your appreciation for? Nominate them for the Forsyth County News October Teacher of the Month contest! Last month we had 3 teachers nominated!

Nominations are October 1- 12 and voting is October 13-24. Nominate teachers here: https://forsythnews.secondstreetapp.com/Teacher-of-the-Month-October-2019/gallery

The winning teacher will receive recognition and gifts from Fountain Financial Advisors and Primrose School of Cumming North.
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Bricks for Big Creek Update

Our Bricks for Big Creek legacy program is off to a roaring start! We have already sold 50 bricks in just the first few weeks of schools. Thank you so much!


The Bricks for Big Creek program is just one way we are commemorating 80 amazing years of Big Creek Elementary. Won’t you join us in our celebration of students, staff and community members past and present?


Purchase a brick today for a chance to win a prize. The 60th, 70th and 80th bricks sold will receive some special Big Creek branded merchandise as a thank you for your support.


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

Boys Clothing Still Needed

The clinic is still low on extra shorts and pants for younger boys and also pants for older boys. If you have any gently used items you would like to donate, we will gladly take them off your hands.


Thank you for supporting the clinic as we start the year off right!!


~Nurse G

Coming Soon: Red Ribbon Week

Red Ribbon week is October 23-31. This year's theme is “Send a message. Stay drug free.” This theme is a call to action to speak out in support of healthy choices. It is also a reminder that by staying drug free, you are sending a message to yourself and others about how much you value yourself, your overall health, your community and your future.


We will celebrate Red Ribbon Week on Mon, Oct 28 – Wed, October 30

  • On Monday, Oct 28, students can wear red clothing and receive a red ribbon to wear throughout the week.

  • On Tuesday, Oct 29, students can wear shirts backwards because we are “turning our backs on drugs”!
  • And on the last day Wed, Oct 30, we want all students to wear crazy socks because we are “socking it to drugs”!

Are you visiting soon? See below

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Lost and Found

Please stop by the front office to claim any of the items below.

This Month on our Voyage Journey

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Around Our Community

Georgia Poison Center's Poison Prevention Poster Contest

The poster contest is only open to students Kindergarten through Fifth grade. This year’s themes from which to choose from include “Children Act Fast, So Do Poisons,” “Poisonings Span a Lifetime,” “Home Safe Home,” and “Medicine Safety.” Each entry should illustrate one of the themes.


All entries must be submitted by the deadline of Friday, October 18. Poster entries should be submitted via mail. For more information, please visit https://www.georgiapoisoncenter.org/education/poison-prevention-poster-video-contest/

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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!