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February 8, 2019

Dates to Know!

FEB 12 - DEADLINE TO SIGN UP FOR CLUBS SESSION 5

FEB 13 - FAMILY CONNECT NIGHT (NO HOMEWORK)

FEB 14 - CLUBS SESSION 5 BEGINS

FEB 15 - STUDENT/STAFF HOLIDAY (NO SCHOOL)

FEB 18 - PRESIDENT'S DAY (NO SCHOOL)

FEB 19 - PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT DAY (NO SCHOOL)

FEB 22 - LAST DAY OF READ-A-THON FUNDRAISER

FEB 23 - TALENT SHOW, 5pm & 7pm

What's for lunch??

MENU FOR WEEK OF FEB. 11

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 with Tomato Soup , 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: Pizza, PBJ, Pizza Munchable, Buffalo Chicken Wrap, Buffalo Chicken Salad, Veggie Salad, Hummus, Vegetarian Option: Veggie Pinwheel

MENU FOR WEEK OF FEB. 20

Wednesday: Chicken Nuggets, Buffalo Strips, PBJ, Yogurt/ Muffin Munchable, Veggie Salad, Hummus, Vegetarian Option: Garden Veggie Burger

Thursday: Nachos (Cheese, Beef, Chicken), PBJ, Pizza Munchable, Taco Salad, Veggie Salad, Hummus, Vegetarian Option: Black Bean Burger

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

Birthday Ice Cream Purchases

Just a reminder that this school year, the cost of ice cream increased to $1.10 each. We continue to receive payments for class birthday ice creams at just $1 each. Payment for birthday ice creams (for an entire class), must be paid separately by cash or check made payable to Big Creek Elementary. We are unable to pay for class ice cream from your student's lunch account. Please remember to submit payment at least a day in advance of when you would like birthday ice cream distributed.

Thank you!

Action Needed! Please Take the Annual Georgia Parent Survey

We need your feedback! It's time for the annual Georgia Parent Survey. Click below for the survey or copy and paste the link into your browser: http://gshs.gadoe.org/parents


The data collected from the survey will be used as part of the calculation of the School Climate Star Rating which is an indicator in our academic accountability system, the College and Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI). More importantly, it helps us to make decisions that positively impact your child's school experience at Big Creek.


You may complete the survey using your personal computer, smartphone or tablet. Survey responses are anonymous and will be submitted directly to the Georgia Department of Education for analysis.

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The PTO Needs YOU!!

We would like your input recommending PTO officers for the 2019-2020 school year. You may nominate yourself or someone else. If you are interested in volunteering or know someone who is worthy of nomination, please complete this form no later than March 5, 2019. If you are interested, but need more information, please contact nominatingcommittee@bigcreekespto.com

Read-a-Thon is in Full Swing

Our second and final fundraiser of the year is underway. So far we have raised $4,944.45 and readers logged 12,631 minutes of reading. You can contribute to the fundraiser through February 23. Money raised from this fundraiser will help fund STEM purchases for our Wildcat Wonderlab and robotics initiatives including Robotics Morning Lab, Robotics Club and the use of these robotics materials in classrooms. For more information on the fun prizes we have, please go to www.bigcreekespto.com or email fundraiser@bigcreekespto.com with any questions!

Father Daughter Dance Just Four Weeks Away

The Big Creek Father Daughter Dance will be held on Friday March 8, 2019 from 7:00 to 9:00 pm at Piney Grove Middle School. Tickets are $20 per couple (BCES student & her father/grandfather/uncle/family friend) and $10 per individual (additional BCES sibling). Tickets are available online only on the PTO website.

Enter the Yearbook Cover Art Contest

The Yearbook Committee has announced an art contest! Student entries are being accepted for the 2018-2019 yearbook cover. The theme is “nautical.” Entries are due February 14th. Visit the PTO website for more information.

It's Almost Time for the Talent Show

We are looking forward to seeing everyone's talents at the Big Creek Talent Show on February 23, 2019 at Brandywine Elementary School. Kindergarten through Second Grade performances start at 5:00 pm. Third Grade through Fifth Grade performances start at 7:00 pm. Tickets will be sold at the door. Visit the Talent Show page for more information.

Lost at School

We have a collection of items that have been turned into the office. Please check below and claim these in the office if they are yours. Thanks!
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Flu season is here!

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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This Month on our Voyage Journey!

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Around Our Community

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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!