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News you can use from Big Creek Elementary

April 3, 2020

Dates to Know!

APR 6-10 - SPRING BREAK (NO SCHOOL)

APR 15 - FAMILY CONNECT NIGHT (NO HOMEWORK)

Ongoing - Kindergarten Registration for 2020-2021

A Letter From Mrs. Webb

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Looking For Ways to Help?

Our awesome Wildcat families continue to ask what they can do to help others during this time. If you would like to assist others in our community in regards to COVID-19, food donations can be made to The Place of Forsyth County. A needs list, which also includes an Amazon ordering option, and drop off address are posted at https://www.theplaceofforsyth.org/

Financial donations to United Way of Forsyth County can be made at www.unitedwayforsyth.com/donatenow.

Georgia Milestones - Updated Info

Updated Testing Information for Parents/Guardians: The State has canceled the State assessment window/administration (including Georgia Milestones E.O.G.s and E.O.C.s, the Georgia Alternate Assessment/GAA 2.0, and GKIDS 2.0). Click the link for additional information.

http://ow.ly/u5rJ50z0Tk2

K Registration Still Ongoing

PTO Information - Important!

The slate of candidates for the 2020-2021 BCES PTO Executive Board has been announced. We currently have NO candidate for President, and without a President the PTO will dissolve - meaning no PTO events or funding! While our General PTO Meeting on April 29th will not be held in person this year, we are working on a way to have everyone’s vote counted. We hope you will all participate in any virtual meeting/voting we have, as we will be electing officers to serve for the 2020-2021 school year. More information about all the Executive Board positions can be found at: bigcreekpto.membershiptoolkit.com/nominating-committee or contact president@bigcreekespto.com

One of the main ways the PTO communicates important information is through social media - did you know we have Facebook and Instagram accounts? We'd love to keep you updated there. Join us at www.facebook.com/BigCreekESPTO/ and follow bigcreekespto on Instagram. And as always, our website is available at www.bigcreekespto.com
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A Pollen Note From Nurse G


Hey there Wildcats, we have just completed week 3 staying healthy while working at home! Now it's time for a break, Spring Break that is! I hope the weather will be nice so everyone can enjoy some outside time, just remember all that pollen is still out there! Try not to rub your eyes or face while you are out there playing, it might rub the pollen into it and then your eyes might start to get really itchy and watery! If that happens just come inside and wash your hands with soap and water and then rinse your face off with only water. If your clothes are covered in it you may need to change clothes once you come inside too!

Here are is a good website to check the current pollen count:

http://www.atlantaallergy.com/

If you would like a refresher, here is a great video from the CDC about good hand washing!

https://youtu.be/eZw4Ga3jg3E

Social & Emotional Learning Resources

Here are 2 links we’re sharing with you in hopes of giving you more insight into Social and Emotional Learning and how to implement some of these skills at home! Please don’t hesitate to reach out to Kate Rounds, our school counselor, if you have any questions: krounds@forsyth.k12.ga.us!

What is Social and Emotional Learning? This short video introduces CASEL (the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning) which helps to guide our district and the “soft skills” we’re teaching students.

SEL resources at home This is CASEL’s website where they have shared resources for how to talk to your kids about what’s going on, activities you can do at home, etc.

The Voyage

Ahoy Voyagers! We’re taking a break on our voyage for the month of April, but feel free to login to the website and review the anchor traits! You can look at all of the ones we’ve learned this year plus the ones from last year. There’s lots of additional activities you can try too!

Steps to Log in and Digital Learning Guide

Navigation Station Login:

1. Go to www.thevoyageforschools.com

2. Click three horizontal bars in upper right hand corner

3. Click login:

Username (case sensitive): teacher@thevoyageforschools.com

Password (case sensitive): #setsailnow!

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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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