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September 20, 2019

Dates to Know!

SEPT 25 - CUSTODIAN APPRECIATION DAY

SEPT 26 - STEM NIGHT, 5:30-7PM

SEPT 27 - IRONMAN DANNY'S LEMONADE STAND AT RECESS (wear superhero or yellow shirt)

SEPT 27 - LAST DAY FOR PTO FALL PARC FUNDRAISER

SEPT 30 - OCT 4 - FALL BREAK, NO SCHOOL

OCT 7 - BOX TOPS DUE

OCT 7 - 18 - BOOK FAIR

OCT 11 - BRAVES SPIRIT DAY

OCT 11 - BOOK FAIR FAMILY SHOPPING, 4-7PM

OCT 11 - PTO FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT, 5-9PM

OCT 12 - iRUN FOR BYOT

OCT 17 - PTO AROUND THE WORLD NIGHT

OCT 17 - REPORT CARDS DISTRIBUTED

OCT 18 - IMPRESSIONS ENTRY DEADLINE

OCT 18 - PARENTS NIGHT OUT AT PRO MARTIAL ARTS

OCT 23 - PICTURE RETAKE DAY

OCT 23 - BUS DRIVER APPRECIATION DAY

OCT 23 - EARLY RELEASE DAY (PARENT CONFERENCES)

OCT 23 - FAMILY CONNECT NIGHT (NO HOMEWORK)

OCT 24 - EARLY RELEASE DAY (PARENT CONFERENCES)

OCT 25 - PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT DAY (NO SCHOOL)

OCT 28- 30 - RED RIBBON WEEK

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What's for lunch??

MENU FOR WEEK OF SEPT. 23

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

Tuesday: Breaded Mozzarella Sticks, 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: Mini Burgers, Tikka Masala with Beans, PBJ, Pizza Munchable, Buffalo Chicken Wrap, Buffalo Chicken Salad, Veggie Salad, Vegetarian Option: Garden Veggie Burger

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


MENU FOR WEEK OF OCT. 7

Monday: Cheesy French Bread, PBJ, Turkey & Cheese Roll-Up, Turkey Chef Salad, Veggie Salad, Vegetarian Option: Garden Veggie Burger

Tuesday: NEW Chicken Bites, Buffalo Strips, PBJ, Pizza Munchable, Veggie Salad, Vegetarian Option: Veggie Chik’n Nuggets

Wednesday: Nachos (Cheese, Beef, Chicken), PBJ, Yogurt/ Muffin Munchable, Taco Salad, Veggie Salad, Vegetarian Option: Black Bean Burger

Thursday: All-American Burger, Tikka Masala with Beans, PBJ, Pizza Munchable, Ham & Cheese Roll-Up, Chef Salad, Veggie Salad, Vegetarian Option: Garden Veggie Burger

Friday: Breaded Cheese Raviolis, PBJ, Yogurt/ Muffin Munchable, Rotisserie Chicken Salad, Veggie Salad, Vegetarian Option: Veggie Pinwheel

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If you would like to make any additional donations in Danny's honor, please visit:

https://www.alexslemonade.org/user
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Family STEM Night is a FREE evening of entertaining and informative Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math sessions hosted by Big Creek teachers and PTO volunteers. The BCES STEM sessions provide the entire family with hands-on exposure to science, technology, engineering, and technology. We encourage all BCES students (and their parents, caregivers, and siblings) to attend!

Since this event encompasses dinner time we will be pre-ordering pizza. The only way to pre-order your pizza is online. Pizza will not be sold during the event, only pre-orders will be available. Please help us plan for this event by filling out the information here. You can pre-order your pizza here

Box Tops 4 Education

The deadline for the first Box Tops collection will be October 7. Place them in a ziploc baggie or envelope labeled with the student's name and turn them in to your teacher. No box tops? No problem! How about a dime, quarter, dollar? Just $.10 equals a Box Top. Contact Caroline Russo at president@bigcreekespto.com or Lauren Molnar at Mrsmolnar79@gmail.com with any questions.

A Message from Deputy Gober

Parents: PLEASE be safe when turning into Big Creek in the mornings.

  • If you are travelling north on Peachtree Pkwy, please do not turn left into the parking lot unless you can safely pull your entire car into the driveway. It is unsafe to block the roadway and additionally, any car has the potential to be struck on the passenger side of the vehicle.
  • If you are travelling south on Peachtree Pkwy, please do not turn right into the parking lot unless there are no cars turning into the lot from your left. Cars turning right must obey the posted yield sign and allow cars turning left to enter into the lot in front of them
  • Additionally, PLEASE remember common courtesy at the turn where two lanes of cars merge into one. We have posted a sign reminding drivers to merge. This means that every car in the right hand lane should allow one car from the left hand lane to move over in front of them. If you are in the right hand lane, please allow this to happen. If you are in the left hand lane, please wait your turn to be allowed to merge. Do not try to merge two or more cars at one time.


Thank you for doing your part to help our students arrive to school safely.

September Teacher of the Month - Vote for a Big Creek teacher today!

We are so proud that three of our fabulous Big Creek teachers - Mrs. Smith, Mrs. Stair and Ms. Stewart - have been nominated for the Forsyth County News's September Teacher of the Month.


Please vote and help our teachers receive some well deserved recognition!

Voting runs through September 24. Please click the link below to vote:

https://forsythnews.secondstreetapp.com/Forsyth-Teacher-of-the-Month-September-2019/gallery/

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Bricks for Big Creek Update

Our Bricks for Big Creek legacy program is off to a roaring start! We have already sold 50 bricks in just the first few weeks of schools. Thank you so much!


The Bricks for Big Creek program is just one way we are commemorating 80 amazing years of Big Creek Elementary. Won’t you join us in our celebration of students, staff and community members past and present?


Purchase a brick today for a chance to win a prize. The 60th, 70th and 80th bricks sold will receive some special Big Creek branded merchandise as a thank you for your support.


https://www.forsyth.k12.ga.us/cms/lib/GA01000373/Centricity/Domain/83/Bricks%20for%20Big%20Creek%20Order%20Form_Student%20Version_5th%20grade%20promotion.pdf

Notes from Nurse G

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Boys Donations Still Needed

The clinic is still low on extra shorts and pants for younger boys and also pants for older boys. If you have any gently used items you would like to donate, we will gladly take them off your hands.


Thank you for supporting the clinic as we start the year off right!!


~Nurse G

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We have new spirit wear this year, it can be purchased here, you can print this form and send it in with your child.

Are you visiting soon? See below

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Lost and Found

Please stop by the front office to claim any of the items below.

This Month on our Voyage Journey

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Around Our Community

iRun for BYOT

Calling all runners! Join us on Saturday, October 12 at Shiloh Point Elementary School for Forsyth County's annual iRun for BYOT. Not a runner? That's okay! Sign up to walk or participate in the Fun Run. Let's see if Big Creek can have the best participation at this fun event. Sign up by visiting the link below!

https://runsignup.com/Race/GA/Cumming/BYOT

Red Ribbon Campaign Poster Contest

Each year, the Georgia Red Ribbon Campaign Kick-off highlights a visual arts segment with an art walk display of all poster contest entries and announcement of winning posters from across the state. This year’s poster contest theme is “Life is Your Journey. Travel Drug Free.” Winning posters will also be featured in the next year’s Governor's Red Ribbon Campaign Planning and Resource Guide, which is distributed to schools and organizations all over Georgia. Deadline to enter the poster contest is October 3.

Click here for Georgia Red Ribbon Campaign poster contest rules

Georgia Poison Center's Poison Prevention Poster Contest

The poster contest is only open to students Kindergarten through Fifth grade. This year’s themes from which to choose from include “Children Act Fast, So Do Poisons,” “Poisonings Span a Lifetime,” “Home Safe Home,” and “Medicine Safety.” Each entry should illustrate one of the themes.


All entries must be submitted by the deadline of Friday, October 18. Poster entries should be submitted via mail. For more information, please visit https://www.georgiapoisoncenter.org/education/poison-prevention-poster-video-contest/

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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!