BIG CREEK FAMILY NEWSLETTER
WEEK OF DECEMBER 12TH
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Big Creek has incorporated the District Holiday Spirit Week into our Big Creek 12 Days Before Winter Break Spirit Days - see the details below. December 13th is also a Titans Day so you can also wear your Titan gear that day!
Have a great week!
BIG CREEK ANGEL TREE
Thanks to all of the families who took an ornament from the Big Creek Giving Tree. If you haven't done so already, please wrap the purchased item and attach the ornament to the package. Wrapped presents can be turned in to the Main Office as soon as possible. Thanks so much for helping our K-Kids students give a Big Creek family a Happy Holidays!
CITY CLUB OF MIDDLEBURG HEIGHTS COATS FOR KIDS PROGRAM
Many thanks to Director of Economic Development, Charles Bichara, and the City Club of Middleburg Heights for donating 27 new coats to Big Creek Elementary School for the Coats for Kids program to ensure that all students at the school have a warm coat for winter.
Included in the photo are Big Creek Principal, Bonnie Kubec, Assistant Principal, Karen Frimel and Guidance Counselor, Gena Catino. From the City Club of Middleburg Heights are Donell Bichara, Anthony Crea, Charles Bichara, Dan Sage and Con Sullivan. Also included in the City Club, but not pictured, is John Grech.
PTA MOBILE BOOK CART SCHEDULE
A reminder that next week begins the classroom visits
(11:30a-12p, 1st-3rd grade)
with the first being on Monday, 11/28.
PTA SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR
1,027 items were sold resulting in earning 2612.70 in Scholastic Dollars. Scholastic Dollars can be spent on more books for the school, curriculum resources, lab equipment and more.
Thank you so much to PTA mom, Zoi Gotti, for organizing this great book fair!
YOU'RE THE SPRINKLES ON TOP STAFF AWARDS
Everyone loves a good dessert, but it is always better with sprinkles on top. The sprinkles go above and beyond to make the dessert stand out.
Is there a staff member at Big Creek who has gone above and beyond in some way? If so, you can help us to recognize that staff member with a You're the Sprinkles on Top Award!
All you need to do is fill out this FORM explaining why the staff member is "the sprinkles on top" and Ms. Kubec will recognize and reward that staff member.
"Sprinkles on Top" Award winners will be featured in future newsletters.
PARENT AMBASSADORS NEEDED
COUNSELOR'S CORNER - MESSAGES FROM MRS. CATINO
For parents/families of 2nd graders:
Students have been learning about multiple intelligences in their classroom guidance lessons. They took a "smartie survey" to determine what kind of "smartie" they are and used that information to do some brief research on jobs/careers they might be interested in for the future.
Career Exploration Resource Links:
For all families:
Please remind your students that our character trait of the month for November is SELF-CONTROL. SELF-CONTROL is the ability to manage feelings in a safe and healthy way and to stop and think before you act.
Self-Control Stories for Kids:
12/5 - Winter Concert - Gr. 3 at 7PM
12/7 - Vario-US Committee Meeting to plan International Festival event - 7PM in Big Creek Library
12/21-1/3 Winter Break
1/4/23 - School Resumes
1/13/23 - No School - Teacher Work Day
1/16/23 - No School - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
BIG CREEK PTA
Our membership drive is well underway! As a whole school here at BIG CREEK we are striving for 100% participation!
Joining PTA does not commit you to helping at PTA events or in the classroom, we LOVE help but also understand that is not possible for all families. Your membership helps to support the events and programs we are able to offer the students of BIG CREEK plus support the teachers in the classroom, the library, purchase equipment around the building, purchase recess equipment, and so many more things!!
To join click HERE
UPCOMING PTA EVENTS:
See the flyer earlier in this newsletter
Be sure to check out the Big Creek PTA page
on our school's website to stay updated
on all PTA news and events. Use this LINK!
IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM MR. IGHNEIM
Hello Big Creek Parents,
Just a reminder that when your child has PE class they are NOT permitted to wear boots on the gym floor. The boots are not particularly safe for game play, and they damage our new gym floor. Please remember on gym days that if you would like your kids to wear boots due to the weather, then they must also remember to bring extra tennis shoes with them on that day. Thanks for your support and all you do!