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December 14, 2018

Dates to Know!

DEC 17 - HOLIDAY DRESS UP WEEK (SEE NOTES BELOW)

DEC 18 - FIFTH GRADE HOLIDAY LUNCH

DEC 20 - LAST DAY OF FIRST SEMESTER

DEC 21-JAN 7 - WINTER BREAK, NO SCHOOL

JAN 8 - FIRST DAY OF SECOND SEMESTER

JAN 9 - FAMILY CONNECT NIGHT (NO HOMEWORK)

JAN 10 - CLUBS SESSION 4 BEGINS

JAN 11 - REPORT CARD DISTRIBUTION

JAN 15 - KID CHESS SPRING SESSION BEGINS

JAN 21 - MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR HOLIDAY (NO SCHOOL)

JAN 26 - MOTHER-SON EVENT AT GLADIATORS HOCKEY GAME, 7:30pm

JAN 29 - TALENT SHOW AUDITIONS, 7:10-7:40am (groups); 7:45-9:45am (K-3)

JAN 30 - TALENT SHOW AUDITIONS, 12:25-2:15pm (4-5)

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What's for lunch??

MENU FOR WEEK OF DEC. 17

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

Tuesday: , Mini Chicken Sliders, 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: Mozzarella-Stuffed Breadsticks with Tomato Soup, PBJ, Pizza Munchable, Buffalo Chicken Wrap, Buffalo Chicken Salad, Veggie Salad, Hummus, Vegetarian Option: Black Bean Burger


MENU FOR WEEK OF JAN. 8

Tuesday: Pizza, PBJ, Turkey & Cheese Roll-Up, 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: All-White Meat Chicken Sandwich, Grilled Cheese Sandwich with Chicken Noodle Soup, PBJ, Pizza Munchable, Ham & Cheese Roll-Up, Chef Salad, Veggie Salad, Hummus, Vegetarian Option: Black Bean Burger

Friday: Mini Cheese Calzones, PBJ, Yogurt/ Muffin Munchable, Chef Salad, Veggie Salad, Hummus, Vegetarian Option: Veggie Pinwheel

A letter from Mrs. Webb

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School Closure and Delay Information

To ensure the safety of our students and staff FCS has a comprehensive plan that is executed when there is consideration of a school closing or delay due to inclement weather.

The decision to close or delay school is made no later than 5:30 am, and communicated using email, phone, social media, and print/broadcast media. To make sure that you receive all messages, please login to your Parent Portal account and make sure your email and phone numbers are current, and that you have selected the appropriate messaging tool (email, phone, text or inbox) especially for emergency messaging.

More Details on Inclement Weather and School Closings/Delays HERE!

Tips for a Balanced Winter Break

The holidays are a wonderful time of year filled with decorations, gifts, food, family…and more gifts. Your kids may have cool new technology on their wish lists, but it is important for families to find a balance between screen time and real-life time. This article has some useful suggestions for keeping technology in its place: Finding Balance This Holiday Season

5th Grade Shows Compassion with Celebration of Lights

All 5th grade classes participated in Northside Hospital’s Annual Celebration of Lights. Our goal was to raise money to help Northside preemie babies and their families during this holiday season. For each donation, students colored an ornament to display in the hallway. We will share our display with Northside families as well.

We just wrapped up our drive, and we raised $225 for this worthwhile cause. Thanks to all our 5th graders and their families for donating money to local families in need. We appreciate you!

Can you help one more time? Warm hats, gloves & socks for children in need

The PTO's recent coat drive was a smashing success and a great example of our generous and compassionate Wildcat family! That's why we are very excited to partner with The Place of Forsyth County again this year to support their Holiday House.


This year, we will be collecting new hats, gloves and socks. Our Voyage anchor for the month of December is Compassion. What better way to teach our students what Compassion means than by showing them first hand!


We will be accepting donations Dec.3 - 17. Please place your donations in the marked boxes in the front office. Thank you for working with us to make sure every family in our community has a wonderful holiday season!

After School Clubs Session 4 Sign ups!

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Please find the Club registration form on the Big Creek website at:

https://www.forsyth.k12.ga.us/cms/lib/GA01000373/Centricity/ModuleInstance/8627/Session%204.pdf

New Big Creek Robotics Club!

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Kid Chess Registration - Spring 2019

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Please Note: send the completed form to Kid Chess. Do not drop off at Big Creek.
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Flu season is fast approching!

Below is a link to the CDC with helpful information about managing the flu.

https://www.cdc.gov/flu/takingcare.htm


Please refer to the chart below for more information about the difference in symptoms between cold and flu.

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A Few Reminders from Nurse G

Please send extra clothes for your child to keep in their back packs. You never know when milk will spill or a mud puddle will call for splashing in. Even the older students can have a need for a change of clothes.


Forsyth County Policy: The policy states that when a child has a fever (100 degrees or above), vomiting or diarrhea, they must be free of these symptoms for 24 hours without any medications for these symptoms (i.e. Tylenol, Motrin, Imodium, Pepto-Bismol, etc.) before they may return to school. Please do not send your child to school if they are sick. This passes germs to everyone else.


No medication should be brought to school with your child. Parents must bring all medications to the clinic- even cough drops. An Administration of Medication Form also is needed for all OTC medications (ie cough drops, Tylenol, etc.). If your child has allergies or a medical condition which requires treatment at school please make sure you complete the forms that were previously sent home. Once completed, please bring those in along with the required medications. If you have any questions, please contact Nurse G.


Cold Weather Clothing: As the weather turns colder, don’t forget those warm coats, hats and gloves. It can be cold at recess on frosty days, so bundle up!

Big Creek at the Atlanta Gladiators!

It's almost time for Big Creek night at the Atlanta Gladiators game! This is an awesome event to get together with friends and family to watch some hockey, as well as see the Big Creek Chorus perform the National Anthem. A flyer is included below with information about the event, including a link to follow to purchase tickets. A portion of every ticket sold using this link will go back to Big Creek Elementary, so make you use this link purchase your tickets!

We hope to see you all there!

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Save the Date - Mother Son Night Out

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Talent Show Information

Save the date for February 23, 2019 for our Annual Talent Show!! Auditions will take place at the following times/dates:

Jan. 29th - 7:10 – 7:40 for groups

Jan. 29th - 7:45 – 9:45 for grades K – 3

Jan. 30th 12:25 – 2:15 for grades 4-5

Be sure to practice your acts over the holiday break. If you have any questions, please email talentshow@BigCreekESPTO.com

Honoring our Heroes Essay Contest

Honoring our Heroes essay contest is coming up in February. Entries will be due February 12th, 2019 to the front office. This year, we’d like our students to choose the hero of their choice - teachers, doctors, police officers, coaches, parents, siblings and anyone else that has made a real and positive impact on a student’s life. For more information, please go to www.BigCreekESPTO.com

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This Month on our Voyage Journey!

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Around Our Community

Overwhelmed with Giftwrapping?? Let the Lambert Color Guard Help!

Have you got your holiday presents but have no time or talent to wrap them? Lambert's award winning Color Guard team wants to help you! They are having a gift wrapping fundraiser at the Grand Cascades neighborhood clubhouse on Sunday, Dec 16 from 1-5pm and Friday, Dec 21 from 1-7pm. (GC clubhouse address is 199 Rivergate Drive, Suwanee, GA 30024.) They will wrap your gifts free of charge and hopefully you'll be so happy that you'll want to donate to the team so they can compete at the Winter Guard International Championships in Dayton, Ohio. All donations will be used to help offset the costs of the trip. They look forward to wrapping things up for you!!!

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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!