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News you can use from Big Creek Elementary

May 10, 2019

Dates to Know!

MAY 15- RESOURCE OFFICER APPRECIATION DAY

MAY 16 - RISING KINDERGARTNER ICE CREAM SOCIAL, 2:45pm

MAY 21 - SPIRIT NIGHT, YOUR PIE, 5-9PM

MAY 24 - 5th GRADE GRADUATION, 9:00am @ Denmark HS

MAY 24 - 5th GRADE FINAL WALK, 2pm

MAY 24 - LAST DAY OF SCHOOL

JULY 30 - OPEN HOUSE

AUGUST 1 - FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL

What's for lunch??

Please make sure your students have money on their cafeteria account. Charging meals is no longer allowed!


MENU FOR WEEK OF MAY 13

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: Cheesy French Bread Pizza, PBJ, Yogurt/ Muffin Munchable, Chef Salad, Veggie Salad, Hummus, Vegetarian Option: Veggie Pinwheel


MENU FOR WEEK OF MAY 20

Monday: All-American Burger, Chole, PBJ, Ham & Cheese Roll-Up, Chef Salad, Veggie Salad, Hummus, Vegetarian Option: Veggie Pinwheel

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

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

Are you moving over the summer?

We hope to see all our wonderful Wildcats again next year, but please let us know if your student is not returning to Forsyth County Schools in the 2019-20 school year. Additionally, if you are staying in Forsyth County, but moving from the Big Creek district you will need to submit a change of address so your child is enrolled at the correct school. Contact Janet Dickerson – 770-887-4584 ext. 710126 for more information.

Don't miss our last Spirit Night of the school year!

The last week of school is filled with fun, but boy is it busy! Take the night off from cooking and join us on May 21st at Your Pie from 5:00 to 9:00 for our last Spirt Night of the 2018-2019 school year! We can’t wait to see our Wildcats!!!


Your Pie is located at 2609 Peachtree Pkwy, Johns Creek, GA 30024 (in the Target mall next to the Starbucks)

Birthday Ice Cream Update

Attention Big Creek Parents: You may now purchase Birthday Ice Creams for your child’s class using your MyPaymentsPlus account. Simply choose Birthday Ice Cream and the quantity you wish to purchase. We will be notified of the purchase and your child’s class will receive their birthday ice cream treats within the next 2 days. You may purchase Birthday Ice Creams this school year until May 17. If you have any questions, please contact Janet Dickerson at Jdickerson@forsyth.k12.ga.us

Join us for STEM and Robotics Summer Camp at Big Creek

Are you looking for summer camps for your children? Join us from July 15-19 for our first Big Creek STEM and Robotics Summer Camp!

This camp is for current kindergarten through rising 6th grade students only and there is a maximum limit of 60 students. Once you have submitted your information you will see the online payment link to finalize your registration. The camp cost is $150 and the hours are 9:00 am-11:30 am, Monday-Friday.

Use the link below to register:

https://forms.gle/mMvWu87WcjBcdLgaA

Notes from Nurse G

MEDICATIONS: If you have medication for your child in the clinic, it must be picked up, by you, before 1:30 pm on May 24, the last day of school. Any and all medicine not picked up by a parent/guardian will be destroyed per FDA regulations. If for some reason, you are unable to pick up on the last day of school, please let me know, at least a week in advance so we can make other arrangements. I understand many classes still have field trips planned for the beginning and middle of May. If your student’s class is one of those, please wait until after the field trip to pick up any medications. This will ensure that your student’s medications will be with them on the field trip. Medications may be picked up during school hours, and the best time is 7:10 am – 8:00 am, when the clinic is the least busy. Please understand if I am with a student at the time of your arrival you will be asked to wait until I complete that student's care. Thank you for your understanding.


MEDICAL CONDITIONS: Medical condition care plans are only good for the school year. These are available on the Big Creek Web site under the Student Services tab, then click on School Nurse. When my page opens, click on forms. You may send these electronically to your child’s physician or print them and drop them off. Please make sure they are dated AFTER Memorial Day (May 27) to be valid for the 2019-20 school year. These forms are the same forms needed through 12th grade, so if you have a rising 6th grader with medical issues, you can use these for middle school as well. You may bring completed forms and medicine to me at Open House.


Nurse G

Gillian Sampson RN

School Nurse

770-887-4584 ext. 710402

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Before we go...THANK YOU!!

The BCES PTO thanks you for all your support over this past school year. We would not be able to do what we do without each and every one of you. Please fill out this online End of Year survey so PTO is better able to serve you next year. Email president@bigcreekespto.com if you have any questions.

If you would like to volunteer next year, please click here to let us know! And again, THANK YOU for all your support this past year!

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Lost and Found will soon be donated!

Please, please, please check the lost and found bins near the cafeteria over the next 2 weeks. We will be donating all coats, lunchboxes, water bottles and other items after the last day of school.

STEM Lab Needs

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This Month of our Voyage Journey

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Around Our Community

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PGMS Grizzly All-Sports Camp

The Grizzly All-Sports Camp will be held at Piney Grove Middle School from July 15th-18th. The camp is Monday through Thursday from 9:00am-12:00pm. The cost of the camp is $100. Campers will receive a t-shirt and participate in a variety of sports and activities including flag football, soccer, capture the flag, basketball, volleyball, archery, and many more! Any students interested in signing up should go the Forsyth County Parks and Recreation page to register and use 311759 as the activity number or by clicking on the following link: https://parkwebtrac.forsythco.com/wbwsc/webtrac.wsc/wbsearch.html?xxmod=AR&xxsubtype=CAMP&wbsi=fcede3a9-98aa-1f83-5214-903e00382375

The camp can be found by searching Piney Grove under the locations tab or using 311759 in the Activity Number Search box. We look forward to having our best camp yet!!

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Whitlow Summer STEM Camp

2019 Whitlow Summer STEM Camp – June 10-13, 2019promotional video

Join us for a four-day week of fun and lots of creative experiences involving science, technology, engineering, math, robotics, art and more!!

Kids can have exciting, authentic STEM experiences at the
only nationally and state STEM-certified school in Forsyth County!!

Courses are designed for Kindergarten through Sixth Grade students.


Full day session: $225 per child

Half-day sessions: $175 per child
​Note: All campers get a free t-shirt!!

Four full days of camp -
8:00 am until 5:00 pm
OR
Four half days of camp -
(morning or afternoon)
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
or
1:00 pm- 5:00 pm


Watch our promotional video that highlights the classes this year and go to our 2019 STEM Camp website for details.

Kids can have exciting, authentic STEM experiences at the
only nationally and state STEM-certified school in Forsyth County!!

There are two easy steps to register:

1. Register on Google form: K-2 or 3-6

2. Make payment online via My Payments Plus -OR-
mail a check to Whitlow Elementary School
3655 Castleberry Rd
Cumming GA 30040


For more information: https://wesstemcamp18.weebly.com/

Denmark Drama Camp

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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!