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September 18, 2020

Dates to Know!

SEPT. 21-25 - FALL BREAK (NO SCHOOL)

SEPT. 22 - FIRST DAY OF AUTUMN

SEPT. 28 - VIRTUAL STUDENTS PICTURE DAY

OCT. 1 -31 - FORSYTH BYOT iCHALLENGE

OCT. 2 - KIDS NIGHT OUT @ YOUNG CHEF'S ACADEMY, 5:30-8:30PM

OCT 6 - CUB SCOUT REGISTRATION NIGHT, OLD ATLANTA REC CENTER, 7-8PM

OCT. 9 - PTO VIRTUAL MOVIE NIGHT

OCT. 14 - FAMILY CONNECT NIGHT (NO HOMEWORK)

OCT. 22-23 - EARLY RELEASE @ 11:50 AM

A Letter From Mrs. Webb

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What's For Lunch?

Week of Sept. 21-25

FALL BREAK - NO SCHOOL


Week of Sept. 28- Oct. 2

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

Tuesday: Pizza, PBJ, Buffalo Chicken Wrap, Veggie Salad, Vegetarian Option: Veggie Chik’n Nuggets

Wednesday: Nachos, PBJ, Taco Salad, Veggie Salad, Vegetarian Option: Black Bean Burger

Thursday: Chicken Sandwich, PBJ, Pizza Munchable, Chef Salad, Veggie Salad, Vegetarian Option: Garden Veggie Burger

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

Free Meals for ALL Children in Forsyth County!

The United States Department of Agriculture, the administrative agency of the School Nutrition Program, has approved a waiver that will allow schools to provide free meals to all students in Forsyth County. This waiver will last through our last school day in December or until federal funds expire.


Both school-based and virtual Big Creek students can take advantage of this service. No action is needed on the part of the parents.


Virtual Students

  • Meal service for our virtual learners will begin on Monday, September 28 as a curbside meal service. Families may not enter school.
  • Families may pick-up curbside each day school is in session. Pick-up time is 11AM-Noon.


For more information,please visit Free Meals for All Children.

Free & Reduced Meal Benefits

Even though all students currently are receiving meals free of charge, families who qualify for meal benefits should still complete free and reduced-price meal applications to avoid a lapse in meal benefits once the waiver has ended. Meal applications are not required to receive free meals during the time the waiver is active. If you have questions about free and reduced-price meal applications please contact Sandra McKinzie at smckinzie@forsyth.k12.ga.us


We encourage on-line applications because these can usually be approved within 48 hours whereas paper applications can take up to 10 days for approval. The Big Creek website contains all the information and links needed to apply on-line. It also provides information on how to obtain a paper application. The application (on-line and paper) and related information is also available in Spanish. Access the application here.

Transportation Changes

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New Check In and Out Procedures

We also have a new paperless procedure for check-in and check-outs this year. When you arrive to check your student in/out for an appointment, please bring your phone and ID to the security desk. You will scan a QR code to access our online form. You will need to know your child's student ID number. Once completed, we will contact your child's teacher and they will meet you in the security area. Thank you for your patience as we implement these changes!

CONGRATULATIONS!

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Vote for Mrs. Kidd!

We are so proud that our own Mrs. Kidd has been nominated for the Teacher of the Month for September! Voting is now open. Don't miss your chance to recognize one of Big Creek's best. You can vote HERE daily until September 30.


The selected teacher will receive recognition in Forsyth County News and gifts from Financial Consultants Group and Primrose School of Cumming North.

THANK YOU FROM THE PTO!

PTO would like to send a huge THANK YOU to everyone who contributed to our Wildcat Pride fall fundraiser. Thanks to your overwhelming support, we raised $13,390 - that’s 112% of our $12,000 goal!!


Every student will receive a “Party to Go” prize pack! PTO is assembling these prizes and will distribute in October. Thank you again, Big Creek Families!

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Yearbook Information

SAVE THE DATE!

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Virtual Students Picture Day

Students must have an appointment. No walk-ins will be taken due to social distancing guidelines.


PLEASE NOTE: No purchase is required to have your child's picture made. These pictures will be used in the yearbook. However, if you wish to purchase pictures, you must pay in advance. Information on picture purchases can be found here.


Any questions, please contact khays44@forsyth.k12.ga.us

Our 2020-2021 Student Ambassadors

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Mrs. Groover Needs Donations!

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Join the iChallenge Today!

Forsyth County Schools and BYOT presents to you The iChallenge! A friendly challenge between schools that involves the whole family!!!

Struggling with motivation? Looking to take control of your health? Want something positive to look forward to? Join the iChallenge - Look Good, Feel Good, Do Good! Our 31 day Challenge will help you build healthy habits and become part of our community to help you achieve your health goals.

We can't wait to see our Wildcats running, biking, walking, and spending time together with their families! This is a great way to support Forsyth County Schools BYOT initiative.

Sign-up today! https://runsignup.com/byot

A Note from Nurse G




It's hard enough in good times to make an early morning decision on whether or not your child should come to school. Add in a pandemic and the upcoming cold and flu season, and it will be even harder. Here's a great guide from Children’s Hospital of Atlanta to help you decide!

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September Means Respect

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Around Our Community

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Partners in Education

At Big Creek Elementary, we are always looking for businesses for our Partners in Education program. These community members generously give their time and resources to invest in our students’ well-being and successes. Please contact kturner@forsyth.k12.ga.us or khays44@forsyth.k12.ga.us for more information.

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