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February 7, 2020

Dates to Know!

FEB 12-13 - TALENT SHOW AUDITIONS (INFO BELOW)

FEB 14 - NO SCHOOL

FEB 17 - PRESIDENTS DAY (NO SCHOOL)

FEB 18 - PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT DAY (NO SCHOOL)

FEB 19 - FAMILY CONNECT NIGHT (NO HOMEWORK)

FEB 20-24 - INTERIMS TESTING (2nd-5th)

FEB 29 - BIG CREEK TALENT SHOW, 5PM, 7PM (AT DESANA MIDDLE SCHOOL)

What's for lunch??

MENU FOR WEEK OF FEB. 10

Monday: Popcorn Chicken, Cheese Cavatappi (Mac,& Cheese), PBJ, Turkey & Cheese Roll-Up, Turkey Chef Salad, Veggie Salad, Vegetarian Option: Garden Veggie Burger

Tuesday: Breaded Mozzarella Sticks with Tomato Soup, 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: Pasta with Sauce/ Meatballs, PBJ, Pizza Munchable, Buffalo Chicken Wrap, Buffalo Chicken Salad, Veggie Salad, Vegetarian Option: VeggiePinwheel

Friday: NO SCHOOL


MENU FOR WEEK OF FEB. 17

Monday: NO SCHOOL

Tuesday: NO SCHOOL

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 and Stones (2 mozz sticks + 7 cheese ravioli) , PBJ, Yogurt/ Muffin Munchable, Rotisserie Chicken Salad, Veggie Salad, Vegetarian Option: Veggie Pinwheel

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Oratorical Contest Results

We are so proud of all of our students who competed in the Oratorical Contest. They inspired us all as they spoke about a world without boundaries. Great job to Dyuthi Ananthu, Sreenya Audireddy,, Aarush Gandhi, Shawshank Kaushik, Rishabh Kumar, Aanya Kungwani, Chinkay Prashanth, Siddu Puchakayulu, Dhiti Ragin, and Shraddha Vettrivelou. We can’t wait to cheer Siddu on as he represents Big Creek at the Forsyth County Oratorical Contest as our winner!

Allergy Season is right around the corner!

It’s hard to focus in school or take a test with watery, itchy eyes and lots of sneezing and a runny nose, headache or sore throat.

Start thinking about those allergy medications now. As pollen levels start to elevate, please make sure your child is taking their allergy medicine/eye drops at home before they leave for school.


Helpful tips:

  • Hydrate: Drink plenty of water to keep fluids in motion so irritants are flushed out.
  • Rest: Get plenty of sleep so that your immune system can function at its peak.

(6-13 years old need 9-11 hours of sleep a night)

  • Clean: Change your pillow cases frequently to stop re-contamination.
  • Bathe: Wash hands and shower or bathe after being out in the pollen.


Here are is a good website to check the current pollen count and get ideas for allergy and asthma sufferers. :

http://www.atlantaallergy.com/

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Read All About the Read-a-Thon!

Big Creek ES PTO proudly announces our 4th annual Read-A-Thon fundraiser starting February 3rd, 2019. We are raising money to update our playground equipment, provide more Robotics for STEM, and books for the ARC program. You should have received your child’s special code last week, so make sure to register!

As of today, we have raised $4,580 keep up the good work!

Our first winner of our raffle prize is William McCulley.

Our goal this year is to raise $30,000 for our school. Please email Fundraiser@BigCreekESPTO.com with any questions. We thank you for your support of our school!

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Talent Show Information

Thank you to those who have sent in your applications. We are looking forward to seeing everyone at Auditions next week (no parents, please). Auditions will be held Wednesday, February 12 for Kindergarten through 3rd grades (Group Performances from 7:10-7:40 am and Solo acts during their Specials Time). Grades 4th & 5th will audition on Thursday, February 13 (Group Performances from 7:10-7:40 am and Solo acts during their Specials Time). Please visit the Talent Show page for more information.

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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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CONGRATULATIONS!

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This Month on our Voyage Journey

February Means Honesty


Hi Parents! We are starting a new unit of The Voyage: Honesty. Our anchor is, “Honesty is being truthful in all situations.” 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/203486678/16810d4b50

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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!

Sharon Springs Dojo Provides Strong Support

Sharon Springs Dojo has been serving schools in Forsyth County for more than 15 years. You may think Dojo is just kicks and punches, but it’s much more than that.


“We know we can impact this generation,” said Josh Horwege, owner of Dojo, “With one of our company goals being to give back to the community, we find that being a Partner in Education is a terrific fit.”


While Dojo is staffed with accomplished experts in the sport, they pride themselves on their ability to connect and inspire children.


“The unique thing about Dojo is that every student comes to us for a different reason,” said Josh. “Some need physical activity or self-control while others want self-defense. Regardless the reason, our aim is to strengthen their future.”


Dojo offers two programs for students – evening karate classes as well as an afterschool program (both part-time and full-time) where your child is picked up from Big Creek and transported to Dojo.


“It takes a village to raise children,” said Josh. “That’s why it’s great to have the parent, the school and Dojo all on the same page.”


Dojo is located at 1595 Peachtree Pkwy (Sharon Kroger shopping center). For more information, contact them at 678-208-0295.

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