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May 24, 2019

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We wish Mrs. Corey and Mrs. Fauscett a wonderful retirement. They leave Big Creek with a combined 52 years of service to our school!! We will miss them dearly and hope they both come back and visit us soon!

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New Parent Representative for Local School Council

We are pleased to welcome Renee Janzen to our Local School Council for the 2019-20 school year. We believe Renee will be a terrific asset to the LSC at Big Creek Elementary.


Renee and her husband, Travis, relocated to Forsyth County from Florida in 2015. They have a rising first-grader daughter, Jenna, and a 3-year-old son, Jake. Renee attended the University of Central Florida where she earned her Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education as well as a Masters in K-8 Mathematics & Science Education. While living in Florida, Renee taught school for nine years. She is passionate about open communication between the school and parents for the safety and well-being of students.

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Young Georgia Authors Winner!

Congratulations to our very own Anoushka Nair from Mrs. Sharif’s 1st grade class. She won 3rd place in our region for her Young Georgia Authors writing piece, Adventure Camp. We are so proud of her hard work and amazing writing skills. Way to go, Anoushka!

PBS KIDS Writers Contest Winner!

Out of hundreds of submissions, second-grader Riya Nambiar's story is one of only 16 winners in Georgia Public Broadcasting’s 2019 PBS KIDS Writers Contest! Riya, along with her family members and teacher, Mrs. Chasez, visited the GPB headquarters in Atlanta for a celebration and awards ceremony where Riya was able to record and narrate her winning story in the GPB radio studios. Her story will be featured on their website, www.gpb.org. Way to go Riya! We are so proud of you! Keep writing!

Outstanding Bus Behavior Award

Elvis the Safety Owl made a special trip to Big Creek recently to recognize 3rd grader, Zara Martins, for her outstanding bus behavior. She demonstrates all of the SOAR qualities - Safe, Orderly, and Respectful. Her driver reported that Zara is always safe in her actions, orderly when walking to the bus, and respectful to everyone around her. Way to go, Zara! We are so proud of you!

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.

Bricks for Big Creek

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A Note From Nurse G

Care Plans for 2019-20 School Year


Happy Summer!


Medical condition care plans are only good for one school year. You will need to submit a new care plan for next year. The care plan forms are available on the Big Creek website. Please go to Student Services and click on School Nurse. When my page opens, click on Health Forms located on the left-hand side. You may send these electronically to your child’s physician or print them off and drop them off at the physician’s office. Please make sure they are dated AFTER Memorial Day (May 27) in order to be valid for the next 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. You may bring forms and medicines and sign them in with me during Open House on July 30.


See you next year!

Nurse G

STEM Lab Needs

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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/

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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!