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News you can use from Big Creek Elementary

December 6, 2019

Dates to Know!

DEC 12 - SPELLING BEE (4th & 5th grade only)

DEC 16 - WEAR HOLIDAY SOCKS

DEC 17 - WEAR HOLIDAY HEADWEAR (HATS, BOWS, HEADBANDS, ETC)

DEC 17 - KINDERGARTEN POLAR EXPRESS (STUDENTS ONLY)

DEC 17 - 5th GRADE HOLIDAY LUNCH (STUDENTS ONLY)

DEC 18 - TACKY TINSEL DAY; (CRAZY HOLIDAY OUTFITS - SCHOOL APPROPRIATE)

DEC 19 - PAJAMA DAY (WEAR SCHOOL APPROPRIATE PJs)

DEC 19 - WINTER WONDERLAND IN THE CAFETERIA (STUDENTS ONLY; NO PARENTS)

DEC 20-JAN 6 - WINTER BREAK (NO SCHOOL)

DEC 31 - LAST DAY TO PURCHASE A BRICK FOR BIG CREEK

JAN 7-31 - DESANA DAY OF GIVING CANNED SOUP COLLECTION AT BCES

JAN 10 - CHORUS AT GWINNETT GLADIATORS GAME, 7:30PM

JAN 10 - REPORT CARDS DISTRIBUTED

JAN 20 - MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR DAY (NO SCHOOL)

JAN 24 - YOUNG GEORGIA AUTHORS ENTRIES DUE

JAN 24 - PTO MOTHER/SON EVENT, 7-9PM, BIG CREEK ES

JAN 30 - DENMARK HS COMMUNITY PARENT NIGHT SERIES #2, 6-7:30PM

JAN 25 - FORSYTH COUNTY TECH FAIR

What's for lunch??

MENU FOR WEEK OF DEC. 9

Monday: Cheesy French Bread, PBJ, Turkey & Cheese Roll-Up, Turkey Chef Salad, Veggie Salad, Vegetarian Option: Garden Veggie Burger

Tuesday: NEW Chicken Bites, PBJ, Pizza Munchable, Veggie Salad, Vegetarian Option: Veggie Chik’n Nuggets

Wednesday: Nachos (Beef, Chicken, Cheese) , PBJ, Yogurt/ Muffin Munchable, Taco Salad, Veggie Salad, Vegetarian Option: Black Bean Burger

Thursday: All-American Burger, Grilled Cheese Sandwich with Chicken Noodle Soup, PBJ, Pizza Munchable, Ham & Cheese Roll-Up, Chef Salad, Veggie Salad, Vegetarian Option: Garden Veggie Burger

Friday: Mozzarella Sticks & Stones (2 Mozzarella Sticks and 7 Breaded Mini Cheese Ravioli) , PBJ, Yogurt/ Muffin Munchable, Rotisserie Chicken Salad, Veggie Salad, Vegetarian Option: Veggie Pinwheel


MENU FOR WEEK OF DEC. 16

Monday: Popcorn Chicken, Buffalo Chicken Strips, PBJ, Turkey & Cheese Roll-Up, Turkey Chef Salad, Veggie Salad, Vegetarian Option: Garden Veggie Burger

Tuesday: All-White Meat Chicken Sandwich, 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 with Tomato Soup, PBJ, Pizza Munchable, Buffalo Chicken Wrap, Buffalo Chicken Salad, Veggie Salad, Vegetarian Option: Veggie Pinwheel

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We Want YOUR Feedback!

We love our Big Creek students and families, and we value your feedback!


Please take a few minutes to complete the 24-question Georgia Parent Survey linked here:

https://gshs.gadoe.org/parents. (If the link does not work, please just type in your browser to access the survey.)


Survey responses are anonymous and will be submitted directly to the Georgia Department of Education for analysis.


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).

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Bricks for Big Creek - DEADLINE IS DEC 31

The Bricks for Big Creek legacy brick program deadline is quickly approaching. All orders must be received by December 31 in order to be produced and shipped to the school for installation prior to our 80th Anniversary Spring Fling. Thank you to everyone who has supported this program to beautify our school as we celebrate 80 years! Don't delay -- order your brick today!!


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

Notes from Nurse G

Dear Families,

As we all know, it takes a village and partnership to raise and educate our little kiddos. In addition it takes team work to keep them as healthy as possible. If your child has vomited, had diarrhea, or a temperature of 100.0 degrees Fahrenheit or higher, they must be symptom free, without any medication use, for at least 24 hours before they may return to school. Please help us keep all of our kids at Big Creek healthy by following these guidelines set by the CDC & CHOA.


Also, please let both their teacher and me know if your child has a contagious disease, ie: Flu, Strep, Conjunctivitis (Pink Eye), Mono, Lice, Meningitis, Chicken Pox, Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Coxsackie Virus (Hand, Foot, & Mouth, Fifths Disease, MRSA, Impetigo, etc. This information is kept confidential, but is necessary to help us control any potential outbreaks (I am required to report these diagnoses to our county lead). If we have multiple cases (often 2 or more) in a class, within a short period of time, a letter will be sent home to keep you aware of the situation, but no names or personal information will be released.


As always please do not hesitate to let me know if you have any questions or concerns. I may be reached at gsampson@forsyth.k12.ga.us or 770-887-4584 x710402.

Thank you for helping to keep all of our Wildcats as healthy as possible!

Nurse G

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Kindergarten Enrollment Information

Calling all rising kindergartners!

Kindergarten registration for future Wildcats is taking place at the Hill Center the week of February 3 - 7. Make your appointment today!

Follow this link for more details: https://www.forsyth.k12.ga.us/KKenroll


Once registered, be sure to mark your calendar for our Big Creek Kindergarten Orientation on May 5 from 6:00 – 7:00!


We can't wait to meet our new Wildcats!

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

December Means KINDNESS

Hi Parents! We are starting a new unit of The Voyage: Kindness. Our Anchor is, “Kindness is caring about the well being of those around you.” Please click on the link provided to watch a short video that will help you to think about how you live out this this anchor in your life and model this for your child/children. https://vimeo.com/229142719/6b5ff10dbb

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Be the I in Kind

Big Creek was thrilled to host Jordyn's Summer Shirt Project banner for a week during our month of Voyager Kindness. Staff and students alike enjoyed being the I in KIND.


If you are not familiar with Jordyn, check out her website at www.bekindtoeveryone.com and also follow her on Facebook at Jordyn's Summer Shirt Project. Jordyn was a Big Creek student from first to fourth grade! We are so proud of her and all her hard work in spreading such a fantastic message across all 50 states!

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Would your family like to help the less fortunate this holiday season?

The holiday season is upon us and we are joining with The Place of Forsyth County to support their 5th Annual Holiday House! This shopping experience allows families in need to purchase gifts when they otherwise might not be able to afford it.


We want to spread kindness throughout our community so we will collect gift cards to donate to the Holiday House! There will be a box in the front office area where you can drop off your gift cards starting on December 2nd- 13th.


If your family would like to participate in more ways, please check out their website: https://www.theplaceofforsyth.org/holidayhouse.html

Bus Drivers Still Needed

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? New training sessions are held every month! Please click on the graphic at the right for more information on a part-time job (starting at $16.45) with full-time benefits, flexible schedules and school holidays off.

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!

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