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News you can use from Big Creek Elementary

November 30, 2018

Dates to Know!

DEC 3-17 - HAT/GLOVES/SOCKS COLLECTION

DEC 7 - NIGHT OUT EVENT AT SHAPING MINDS, 6:30-9:30 PM

DEC 12 - SPELLING BEE

DEC 12 - FAMILY CONNECT NIGHT (NO HOMEWORK)

DEC 12 - SFHS GAME NIGHT, 5-9 PM

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

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What's for lunch??

MENU FOR WEEK OF DEC. 3

Monday: Popcorn Chicken, 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: Pasta (with Sauce/ Meatballs), PBJ, Pizza Munchable, Buffalo Chicken Wrap, Buffalo Chicken Salad, Veggie Salad, Hummus, Vegetarian Option: Black Bean Burger

Friday: Pizza, PBJ, Yogurt/ Muffin Munchable, Rotisserie Chicken Salad Salad, Veggie Salad, Vegetarian Option: Veggie Pinwheel


MENU FOR WEEK OF DEC.10

Monday: All-American Burger, Tikki Masala, PBJ, Turkey & Cheese Roll Up, Chef Salad, Veggie Salad, Hummus, Vegetarian Option: Black Bean Burger Burger

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

Friday: All- Beef Hotdog, Grilled Cheese Sandwich with Vegetable Soup, PBJ, Yogurt/ Muffin Munchable, Chef Salad, Veggie Salad, Hummus, Vegetarian Option: Veggie Pinwheel

Bus Stop Reminders

Student safety is so important! Please continue the great job you do reminding your child to be S.O.A.R. safe when waiting at bus stops, getting on/off the school bus, or when crossing a road to load/unload the school bus. The brochure linked below includes all of the Safe, Orderly, and Respectful tips from Forsyth County Student Transportation. A few highlights include:

· Respect and stay away from the “Danger Zone” around the bus. This is 12 feet in each direction.

· Never go behind the school bus.

· Pay attention to your driver’s signals.

· Stay alert. Listen carefully and look left and right before stepping off the bus or crossing the street.

SOAR Student Safety Brochure: https://www.forsyth.k12.ga.us/cms/lib3/GA01000373/Centricity/Domain/34/FCST%20Brochure.pdf

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!

Do you know a family who is food insecure?

Foodfinder is a free app and website with information on 1,000 free food programs like food pantries all across Georgia. This private & free tool can be a 24/7 guide for anyone who needs extra support! Find out more at https://foodfinder.us/

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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!

We are almost there!

Thank you for your Lysol donations! We don't have far to go to meet our goal of supplying classrooms with extra Lysol to keep those pesky winter germs away. If you can help, please pick up a can or 2 (pictured at left) to send to the clinic. Thank you for your help and support to keep everyone at Big Creek healthy!

Sincerely,

Nurse G

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Amazon Smile Program

Did you know that if you type smile.amazon.com and choose BCES PTO as your nonprofit that we get a small percentage of your purchase back to our school? Since June 2018, we have received $38.80 from Amazon Smile. Every time you shop at Amazon, be sure to type SMILE. before amazon. Be sure to keep this in mind as you begin your holiday shopping. Every little bit helps!

Please consider joining our team!

As we head into 2019 the amount of PTO events increases - including Talent Show, Bingo, Mother-Son Event, Father Daughter Dance, Fundraiser, and more. We are ready to divvy up the duties and would love you to join one of our volunteer teams. Contact our PTO President Caroline at President@BigCreekESPTO.com if you are interested in helping. We value and appreciate any time you can give.

Annual Talent Show

Save the date for February 23, 2019 for our Annual Talent Show!! Auditions will take place the week of January 28. Be sure to practice your acts over the holiday break.

This Month on our Voyage Journey!

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Around Our Community

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SFHS Game Night - Dec 12

Looking for something fun for Family Connect Night? South Forsyth High School will host Game Night on Wednesday, December 12 from 5-9 PM. There will be a wide variety of activities available, including board and card games (bring your own or try some new ones), escape rooms, puzzle hunts and more! The event is $5 per person (with a cap of $20 per family) and proceeds go to support the SFHS media center and some of the student organizations on campus. Concessions will also be available for purchase, provided by the SFHS PTSO. For all the event information, visit http://bit.ly/SFHSGameNight.

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!