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November 22, 2019

Dates to Know!

NOV 25 - 29 - THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY (NO SCHOOL)

DEC 1 - FORSYTH COUNTY TECH FAIR REGISTRATION OPENS

DEC 2-6 - "GIVE IT YOUR BEST GUESS" CONTEST (DETAILS BELOW)

DEC 3 -PTO'S HOLIDAY SHOP FAMILY NIGHT, 6-8PM

DEC 4-6 - PTO'S HOLIDAY SHOP

DEC 4 - FAMILY CONNECT NIGHT (NO HOMEWORK)

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

DEC 12 - SPELLING BEE

DEC 17 - KINDERGARTEN POLAR EXPRESS (STUDENTS ONLY)

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

DEC 19 - WINTER WONDERLAND IN THE CAFETERIA (STUDENTS ONLY; NO PARENTS)

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

DEC 31 - LAST DAY TO PURCHASE A BRICK FOR BIG CREEK

What's for lunch??

MENU FOR WEEK OF DEC. 2

Monday: Popcorn Chicken, 3-Cheese Cavatappi (Mac & Cheese), PBJ, Turkey & Cheese Roll-Up, Turkey Chef Salad, Veggie Salad, Vegetarian Option: Garden Veggie Burger

Tuesday: Breaded Mozzarella Sticks with Tomato Soup, 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: Pasta with Sauce/ Meatballs, 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 DEC. 9

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

Tuesday: NEW Chicken Bites, 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: All-American Burger, Grilled Cheese Sandwich with Chicken Noodle Soup, PBJ, Pizza Munchable, Ham & Cheese Roll-Up, Chef Salad, Veggie Salad, Vegetarian Option: Garden Veggie Burger

Friday: Mozzarella Sticks & Stones (2 Mozzarella Sticks and 7 Breaded Mini Cheese Ravioli) , PBJ, Yogurt/ Muffin Munchable, Rotisserie Chicken Salad, Veggie Salad, Vegetarian Option: Veggie Pinwheel

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A Note from Mrs. Webb

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Thank You for Your Generosity!

Thank you to everyone who donated to The Place’s Thanksgiving food drive! We collected a large box full of pinto beans that will feed so many families in our community! We are so thankful to have such generous families in our school. We appreciate your kindness to our fellow community members.

We Want YOUR Feedback!

We love our Big Creek students and families, and we value your feedback!


Please take a few minutes to complete the 24-question Georgia Parent Survey linked here:

https://gshs.gadoe.org/parents. (If the link does not work, please just type in your browser to access the survey.)


Survey responses are anonymous and will be submitted directly to the Georgia Department of Education for analysis.


The data collected from the survey will be used as part of the calculation of the School Climate Star Rating which is an indicator in our academic accountability system, the College and Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI).

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Did you know you can watch the Big Creek News online?

Every morning, our wonderful BCE News Team presents the morning news for our school. Parents are welcome to enjoy the broadcast live at 7:40 or the recorded replay by visiting this link:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiUm6NG05zGv58AZzzg-a_Q?view_as=subscriber

We hope you enjoy all the news from the Creek!

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Afternoon Learning Bridge Dismissal

Please be aware that there will be no afternoon pick ups at Learning Bridge until regular school carpool is complete and the car rider line is cleared. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we implement this safety procedure.
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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.

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Bricks for Big Creek - DEADLINE IS DEC 31

The Bricks for Big Creek legacy brick program deadline is quickly approaching. All orders must be received by December 31 in order to be produced and shipped to the school for installation prior to our 80th Anniversary Spring Fling. Thank you to everyone who has supported this program to beautify our school as we celebrate 80 years! Don't delay -- order your brick today!!


https://www.forsyth.k12.ga.us/cms/lib/GA01000373/Centricity/Domain/83/Bricks%20for%20Big%20Creek%20Order%20Form_Student%20Version_5th%20grade%20promotion.pdf
The duCille family recently purchased a Brick for Big Creek. They were our 70th brick sold! Fifth grader Olivia duCille received a special Big Creek notebook and 2 coupons to Culver's. Thanks for supporting our 80th Anniversary and leaving a legacy at Big Creek!

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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Would your family like to help the less fortunate this holiday season?

The holiday season is upon us and we are joining with The Place of Forsyth County to support their 5th Annual Holiday House! This shopping experience allows families in need to purchase gifts when they otherwise might not be able to afford it.


We want to spread kindness throughout our community so we will collect gift cards to donate to the Holiday House! There will be a box in the front office area where you can drop off your gift cards starting on December 2nd- 13th.


If your family would like to participate in more ways, please check out their website: https://www.theplaceofforsyth.org/holidayhouse.html

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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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!

Welcome our Newest Partner, North Georgia Smiles

We are excited to welcome our newest Partner in Education, North Georgia Smiles.


North Georgia Smiles has been proudly serving the families of Forsyth County since 2004. Their fearless leader, Dr. Jennifer Bisig, has a passion for providing excellent dental care in an environment that is both personal and professional and has been doing so for 15 years. She was raised in Georgia as the daughter of a dentist so you could say her love for this community and dentistry is in her DNA.


“I love helping people through experiences that may not be particularly pleasant so that they can get the treatment they need, want and deserve," said Dr. Bisig. "I am very proud to work with a team who is committed to excellence in their field and in their service to our patients and each other. Plus, it’s just a fun place to be!”


We look forward to a terrific partnership with North Georgia Smiles!

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