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November 8, 2019

Dates to Know!

NOV 11 - VETERANS DAY CELEBRATION (Wear red, white & blue)

NOV 13 - WORLD KINDNESS DAY (MORE DETAILS BELOW)

NOV 13 - FAMILY CONNECT NIGHT (NO HOMEWORK)

NOV 14 - THANKSGIVING LUNCH IN THE CAFETERIA

NOV 15 - DEADLINE FOR SQUARE 1 ART ORDERS

NOV 25 - 29 - THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY (NO SCHOOL)

DEC 4 - FAMILY CONNECT NIGHT (NO HOMEWORK)

DEC 6 - 80TH DAY OF SCHOOL (WEAR 80's OUTFITS)

DEC 12 - SPELLING BEE

DEC 17 - 5th GRADE HOLIDAY LUNCH (STUDENTS ONLY)

DEC 20-JAN 6 - WINTER BREAK (NO SCHOOL)

What's for lunch??

MENU FOR WEEK OF NOV.11

Monday: Mozzarella Stuffed Breadsticks with Tomato Soup, PBJ, Turkey & Cheese Roll-Up, Turkey Chef Salad, Veggie Salad, Vegetarian Option: Garden Veggie Burger

Tuesday: All-White Meat Chicken Sandwich, Pizza, 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: Holiday Meal (Turkey or Popcorn Chicken), PBJ, Pizza Munchable, Veggie Salad, Vegetarian Option: Garden Veggie Burger

Friday: Breakfast for Lunch (Scrambled Eggs, Turkey Bacon, Mini Pancakes), PBJ, Yogurt/ Muffin Munchable, Chef Salad, Veggie Salad, Vegetarian Option: Veggie Pinwheel


MENU FOR WEEK OF NOV. 18

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

Tuesday: Mini Chicken Corndogs, Grilled Cheese Sandwich with Vegetable Soup, PBJ, Pizza Munchable, Veggie Salad, Vegetarian Option: Veggie Chik’n Nuggets

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

Thursday: New Chicken Bites, PBJ, Pizza Munchable, Ham & Cheese Roll-Up, Chef Salad, Veggie Salad, Vegetarian Option: Garden Veggie Burger

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

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It's Time to Order Student Artwork

Square 1 Art ordering is open now! Don’t forget to look through your catalog to choose gifts for friends and family with your student's artwork on it. The class from each grade level with the most students placing an order will win a Clay Day in art class! Your student's art makes great gifts so don't delay -- the last day to order is November 15.

Food Drive - ONE DAY LEFT!

Thank you so much to everyone who has donated to our food drive to collect canned pinto beans to donate to The Place of Forsyth County for their Thanksgiving food drive! We will be collecting donations until next Monday, November 11. There is a marked box in the front entrance where you can place the pinto beans. Thank you for your kindness and generosity!

A Message from Deputy Gober - Please Read

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.

World Kindness Day is Next Wednesday

We are excited to celebrate World Kindness Day next Wednesday, November 13! We invite staff and students to wear a kindness shirt, but most importantly, to show extra kindness to those around us. Let’s all do our part to make the world a more positive place by starting right here in our own school and community.

Nominate a November Teacher of the Month!

Nominations for the Forsyth News's November Teacher of the Month are now open. Be sure to give a shout-out to your favorite teacher by nominating them. Use this link to nominate: https://forsythnews.secondstreetapp.com/Teacher-of-the-Month-November-2019-2/gallery/

Nominations are open until November 10th. Voting begins at midnight on November 11th and ends November 24th at 11:59 p.m.

The selected teacher each month will receive recongnition in Forsyth County News and gifts from Fountain Financial Advisors and Primrose School of Cumming North and a plaque.

Bricks for Big Creek Update

The Bricks for Big Creek program continues to roll along. Thank you to everyone who has supported this program to beautify our school as we celebrate 80 years. We are nearing 70 bricks sold!! Purchase a brick today for a chance to win a prize. The 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
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Notes from Nurse G

Dear Families,

As we all know, it takes a village and partnership to raise and educate our little kiddos. In addition it takes team work to keep them as healthy as possible. If your child has vomited, had diarrhea, or a temperature of 100.0 degrees Fahrenheit or higher, they must be symptom free, without any medication use, for at least 24 hours before they may return to school. Please help us keep all of our kids at Big Creek healthy by following these guidelines set by the CDC & CHOA.


Also, please let both their teacher and me know if your child has a contagious disease, ie: Flu, Strep, Conjunctivitis (Pink Eye), Mono, Lice, Meningitis, Chicken Pox, Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Coxsackie Virus (Hand, Foot, & Mouth, Fifths Disease, MRSA, Impetigo, etc. This information is kept confidential, but is necessary to help us control any potential outbreaks (I am required to report these diagnoses to our county lead). If we have multiple cases (often 2 or more) in a class, within a short period of time, a letter will be sent home to keep you aware of the situation, but no names or personal information will be released.


As always please do not hesitate to let me know if you have any questions or concerns. I may be reached at gsampson@forsyth.k12.ga.us or 770-887-4584 x710402.

Thank you for helping to keep all of our Wildcats as healthy as possible!

Nurse G

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Boys Pants Needed

The clinic is in need of gently used boys pants. If you would like to donate, we will gladly take them off your hands.Thank you for your continued support of the clinic!


~Nurse G

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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The following students were chosen by their teachers as Voyagers of the Month for exhibiting the character trait of that month: September - cooperation, October - perseverance. Chosen students received a pizza lunch and fun visit complete with games and activities from our business partner, Dojo Sharon Springs.
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Bus Drivers Still Needed

Forsyth County Schools is currently experiencing a severe bus driver shortage that has impacted some routes. We thank you for your patience during this difficult time as our drivers implement creative routing and other procedures to cover the shortage.


Do you know someone who can help us with our need for drivers? New training sessions are held every month! Please click on the graphic at the right for more information on a part-time job (starting at $16.45) with full-time benefits, flexible schedules and school holidays off.

Around Our Community

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The Place Holiday House Information

In a few short months, the air will be filled with smells of the holidays and the atmosphere will carry feelings of merriment, good wishes, and joy. For many in the Forsyth County area, however, the holiday season is met with stress, fear, and sadness. As these parents work to make it day-to-day, Christmas morning is simply an expense they cannot afford.


Last year, The Place Holiday House helped these parents provide Christmas joy for over 2000 children. Are you looking for a way to be involved with spreading joy and helping others during the upcoming holiday season? The Place of Forsyth County would love to have you join them with their Holiday House event. You can help out in a variety of ways so visit this link for more information: The Place Holiday House Information

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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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