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January 11, 2019

Dates to Know!

JAN 11 - REPORT CARD DISTRIBUTION

JAN 15 - KID CHESS SPRING SESSION BEGINS

JAN 21 - MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR HOLIDAY (NO SCHOOL)

JAN 22 - TALENT SHOW APPLICATIONS DUE

JAN 26 - MOTHER-SON EVENT, GLADIATORS HOCKEY GAME, 7:30pm

JAN 29 - TALENT SHOW AUDITIONS, 7:10-7:40am (groups); K-3rd during specials

JAN 30 - TALENT SHOW AUDITIONS, 4th-5th, during specials

JAN 31 - LAST DAY OF CLUBS SESSION 4

FEB 1 - HONORING OUR HEROES ESSAY CONTEST DEADLINE

FEB 1 - BOX TOPS DUE

FEB 2 - BIG CREEK NIGHT/CHORUS PERFORMS AT THE GLADIATORS HOCKEY, 7:35pm

FEB 4 - 22 - READ-A-THON FUNDRAISER

FEB 6 - LITERACY NIGHT, SESSION 1 5:30-5:50pm, SESSION 2 5:55-6:15pm, SESSION 3 6:20-6:40pm

FEB 14 - CLUBS SESSION 5 BEGINS

FEB 23 - TALENT SHOW

What's for lunch??

MENU FOR WEEK OF JAN. 14

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

Tuesday: , Breaded Mozzarella Sticks with Tomato Soup, PBJ, Pizza Munchable, Veggie Salad, Hummus, Vegetarian Option: Veggie Chik’n Nuggets

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

Thursday: Pasta (with Sauce/ Meatballs), PBJ, Pizza Munchable, Buffalo Chicken Wrap, Buffalo Chicken Salad, Veggie Salad, Hummus, Vegetarian Option: Black Bean Burger

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


MENU FOR WEEK OF JAN. 21

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

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

Thursday: Cheesy Bread, PBJ, Pizza Munchable, Ham & Cheese Roll-Up, Chef Salad, Veggie Salad, Hummus, Vegetarian Option: Black Bean Burger

Friday: All-Beef Hotdog, Grilled Cheese Sandwich with Vegetable Soup, PBJ, Yogurt/ Muffin Munchable, Rotisserie Chicken Salad Salad, Veggie Salad, Hummus, Vegetarian Option: Veggie Pinwheel

School Closure and Delay Information

To ensure the safety of our students and staff FCS has a comprehensive plan that is executed when there is consideration of a school closing or delay due to inclement weather.

The decision to close or delay school is made no later than 5:30 am, and communicated using email, phone, social media, and print/broadcast media. To make sure that you receive all messages, please login to your Parent Portal account and make sure your email and phone numbers are current, and that you have selected the appropriate messaging tool (email, phone, text or inbox) especially for emergency messaging.

More Details on Inclement Weather and School Closings/Delays HERE!

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Literacy Night Fun!

Join us for Literacy Night on Wednesday, February 6 from 5:30-6:45pm. We will have activities all over the school -- in the cafeteria, media center, multipurpose room, helm, even the hallways. Come visit Camp Read-A-Lot and meet authors, visit grade-level campsites to hear stories from your favorite teachers and participate in BINGO for Books. We look forward to seeing everyone there!

Big Creek at the Atlanta Gladiators!

It's almost time for Big Creek night at the Atlanta Gladiators game! This is an awesome event to get together with friends and family to watch some hockey, as well as see the Big Creek Chorus perform the National Anthem. A flyer is included below with information about the event, including a link to follow to purchase tickets. A portion of every ticket sold using this link will go back to Big Creek Elementary, so make you use this link purchase your tickets!

We hope to see you all there!

Kid Chess Registration - Spring 2019

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Please Note: send the completed form to Kid Chess. Do not drop off at Big Creek.

Lost in Carpool

We have a collection of items that have fallen out of vehicles during morning carpool. Please check below and claim these in the office if they are yours. Thanks!
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Flu season is fast approching!

Below is a link to the CDC with helpful information about managing the flu.

https://www.cdc.gov/flu/takingcare.htm


Please refer to the chart below for more information about the difference in symptoms between cold and flu.

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A Few Reminders from Nurse G

Please send extra clothes for your child to keep in their back packs. You never know when milk will spill or a mud puddle will call for splashing in. Even the older students can have a need for a change of clothes.


Forsyth County Policy: The policy states that when a child has a fever (100 degrees or above), vomiting or diarrhea, they must be free of these symptoms for 24 hours without any medications for these symptoms (i.e. Tylenol, Motrin, Imodium, Pepto-Bismol, etc.) before they may return to school. Please do not send your child to school if they are sick. This passes germs to everyone else.


No medication should be brought to school with your child. Parents must bring all medications to the clinic- even cough drops. An Administration of Medication Form also is needed for all OTC medications (ie cough drops, Tylenol, etc.). If your child has allergies or a medical condition which requires treatment at school please make sure you complete the forms that were previously sent home. Once completed, please bring those in along with the required medications. If you have any questions, please contact Nurse G.


Cold Weather Clothing: As the weather turns colder, don’t forget those warm coats, hats and gloves. It can be cold at recess on frosty days, so bundle up!

It's Time for Some Mother/Son Fun

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Talent Show Information

Big Creek Talent Show entry applications must be submitted in this Google Form by end of day Tuesday, January 22, 2019. All performances must be less than 2 minutes in length. No parents are allowed during auditions. If your child is in a group act, each student must enter a separate entry application. Auditions will be held Tuesday, January 29 for any age Group Performances from 7:10-7:40 am and for Kindergarten through 3rd Grades during their Specials Time. Grades 4th & 5th will audition on Wednesday, January 30 during their Specials Time. Visit the Talent Show page for more information.

Honoring our Heroes Essay Contest

Students are encouraged to write a one page essay about their real life hero. Essays are due February 1, 2019. Please visit the Honoring our Heroes page for more information and to print the application.

This Month on our Voyage Journey!

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Forsyth Wellness Collaborative

Forsyth County has created a new initiative called the Forsyth County Total Wellness Collaborative. The TWC vision is mobilizing the community of Forsyth to support the growth and success of all learners to lead a balanced and successful life. Stay in the know by clicking this link for more Parent Resources or listening to the Total Wellness Collaborative Podcast!

Around Our Community

Did you know by the age of 7, a child has already been exposed to technology for 2 years...and 1 of those years is unsupervised??

If you want to learn more about technology that impacts our students, please attend this awesome parent night. See details below and use the link to register.

Technology Today: Empowering Parents -- Denmark Parent Series #3 -https://tinyurl.com/ycfklnbr

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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!