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News you can use from Big Creek Elementary

January 10, 2020

Dates to Know!

JAN 7-31 - DESANA DAY OF GIVING CANNED SOUP COLLECTION AT BCES

JAN 10 - CHORUS AT GWINNETT GLADIATORS GAME, 7:30PM

JAN 10 - REPORT CARDS DISTRIBUTED

JAN 14 - KID CHESS WINTER/SPRING SESSION BEGINS

JAN 14 - CLUBS SESSION 4 REGISTRATION DUE

JAN 16 - CLUBS SESSION 4 BEGINS

JAN 16 - SPIRIT NIGHT AT RED ROBIN

JAN 20 - MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR DAY (NO SCHOOL)

JAN 22 - FAMILY CONNECT NIGHT (NO HOMEWORK)

JAN 24 - YOUNG GEORGIA AUTHORS ENTRIES DUE

JAN 24 - PTO MOTHER/SON EVENT, 7-9PM, BIG CREEK ES

JAN 30 - DENMARK HS COMMUNITY PARENT NIGHT SERIES #2, 6-7:30PM

JAN 25 - FORSYTH COUNTY TECH FAIR

What's for lunch??

MENU FOR WEEK OF JAN. 13

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 JAN. 21

Tuesday: 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 Mozz sticks and 7 Cheese ravioli) , PBJ, Yogurt/ Muffin Munchable, Rotisserie Chicken Salad, Veggie Salad, Vegetarian Option: Veggie Pinwheel

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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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Please vote for Teacher of the Month - January

Mrs. Becky Smith has once again been nominated for the January Teacher of the Month. Please take a moment to support her by voting here: https://forsythnews.secondstreetapp.com/Teacher-of-the-Month-January-2/gallery/

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Winter/Spring Kid Chess Registration

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Notes from Nurse G

Dear Families,

Getting back into those early morning routines can be rough for both parents and students! It can be especially hard on students when they do not have enough sleep. Did you know that, according to the National Sleep Foundation, school age children ages 6-13 years old should get 9-11 hours of sleep a night? This allows their brain and body to rest, helps them stay healthy and has a positive influence on their classroom performance.


Winter has made it to Georgia and decided to stay! Which means our heater is going full time in the classrooms. To help keep your student warm and comfortable I recommend layering your child’s clothing (i.e. long sleeve shirt, then a sweater/sweatshirt, and finally a coat). This will help them stay comfortable instead of over heating in coats while sitting in the classroom.


Please make sure your child brings a water bottle to school every day to stay well-hydrated. I also recommend socks and sneakers for footwear, these not only protect your child’s feet from injury (i.e. ant bites, wood chips, etc.), but also they are safer to run and climb in while on the playground.


For all students, including older students, please place spare clothing in their back pack. Sometimes students have spills, fall in the mud, or rip clothing that require a change, especially pants.


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.


Finally, please let both their teacher and I know if your child has a contagious disease, ie: Flu, Strep, Lice, Conjunctivitis (Pink Eye), Mono, 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!

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Attendance Reminder

Please email your child's teacher if your child will be out sick. Additionally, a parent or doctor note must be received to excuse each day of your child's absences due to illness. Notes must be received within five days of your child's return to school.
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Kindergarten Enrollment Information

Calling all rising kindergartners!

Kindergarten registration for future Wildcats is taking place at the Hill Center the week of February 3 - 7. Make your appointment today!

Follow this link for more details: https://www.forsyth.k12.ga.us/KKenroll


Once registered, be sure to mark your calendar for our Big Creek Kindergarten Orientation on May 5 from 6:00 – 7:00!


We can't wait to meet our new Wildcats!

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This Month on our Voyage Journey

January Means RESPONSIBILITY

Hi Parents! We are starting a new unit of The Voyage: Responsibility. Our Anchor is: “Responsibility is making good choices and owning your behavior.” Please click on the link provided to watch a short video that will help you to think about how you live out this this

anchor in your life and model this for your child/children.

https://vimeo.com/204978752/7057539cfb

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Responsibility at Home

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December Voyagers of the Month

Check out this episode of the News to for the announcement of our December Voyagers of the Month! We are so proud of them all.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bCtASYnWOAk

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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!

A very special thank you to our partner, Texas Roadhouse. They provided a complimentary holiday lunch for our staff in December. It was delicious and so very appreciated! Please support these wonderful businesses who do so much for our school and community.
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