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February 21, 2020

Dates to Know!

FEB 20-24 - INTERIMS TESTING (2nd-5th)

FEB 24 - CHANGE COLLECTION TO BENEFIT LLS

FEB 28 - YEARBOOK ORDER DEADLINE

FEB 29 - BIG CREEK TALENT SHOW, 5PM, 7PM (AT DMS)

MAR 2 - DRESS LIKE A DR SEUSS CHARACTER

MAR 3-6 - EXCEPTIONAL CHILDREN'S WEEK

MAR 3 - WEAR PURPLE FOR EPILEPSY

MAR 4 - WEAR BLUE FOR AUTISM AND DOWN SYNDROME

MAR 4 - LIBRARY APPRECIATION DAY

MAR 5 - WEAR ORANGE FOR ADD/ADHD

MAR 6 - WEAR GREEN FOR CEREBRAL PALSY

MAR 6 - DODGEBALL PARTY AT PRO MARTIAL ARTS, 6:30-9:30pm (PARENTS' NIGHT OUT)

MAR 10 - SPIRIT NIGHT AT MOE'S, 4-9PM

MAR 11 - FAMILY CONNECT NIGHT (NO HOMEWORK)

MAR 12 - EARLY RELEASE (K-12)

MAR 13 - NO SCHOOL (PROF DEVELOPMENT)

MAR 21 - FATHER DAUGHTER DANCE, PGMS, 7-9PM

MAR 23-27 - TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK

MAR 23-27 - HOOPS FOR HEART

MAR 27 - TEACHER PLACEMENT LETTERS DUE

What's for lunch??

MENU FOR WEEK OF FEB. 24

Monday: Popcorn Chicken, Buffalo Strips, 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: Mozzarella- Stuffed Breadsticks with Tomato Soup, PBJ, Pizza Munchable, Buffalo Chicken Wrap, Buffalo Chicken Salad, 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 MAR. 2

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: Chicken Bites, Mattar Paneer with Beans, 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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Take the Big Creek Survey Before It's Too Late

Wow! We have had 143 parents complete the Georgia Parent Survey so far. If you haven't gotten a chance to give your feedback about Big Creek, please take a few minutes and click on the link below. Can you help us hit 200 survey responses before the end of the month?

https://gshs.gadoe.org/Pages/Parent.aspx


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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Last Chance to Purchase a Yearbook!

It's now or never, Wildcats! The deadline to order your 2019-2020 Big Creek 80th Anniversary yearbook is next Friday, February 28! Yearbooks are $38 and you can order online here:

http://www.bigcreekyearbook.com/ Please contact yearbook@bigcreekespto.com with any questions.

Talent Show is Almost Here!

Thank you to those who auditioned last week. We are looking forward to seeing everyone's talents at the Big Creek Talent Show on Saturday, February 29 at DeSana Middle School. Tickets will be sold at the door. Please visit the Talent Show page for more information.

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Read-a-Thon Update!

As of this morning, we've raised $13,677. Our Read-a-Thon ends today, but it looks like online donations can be made through Sunday night! Continue to share your pages and let friends & family know they have until then to donate. We have many more prizes to award on Monday, including 4 for students with ANY donation amount and 1 for teachers with ANY donation amount!! We will draw all final winners Sunday at 10pm. Support can come from unexpected sources - be sure to share your pages and remind friends and family that all donations are tax deductible!

Keep track of Big Creek's progress here: https://www.read-a-thon.com/school/_31510

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2020-21 Placement Information

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Allergy Season is right around the corner!

It’s hard to focus in school or take a test with watery, itchy eyes and lots of sneezing and a runny nose, headache or sore throat.

Start thinking about those allergy medications now. As pollen levels start to elevate, please make sure your child is taking their allergy medicine/eye drops at home before they leave for school.


Helpful tips:

  • Hydrate: Drink plenty of water to keep fluids in motion so irritants are flushed out.
  • Rest: Get plenty of sleep so that your immune system can function at its peak.

(6-13 years old need 9-11 hours of sleep a night)

  • Clean: Change your pillow cases frequently to stop re-contamination.
  • Bathe: Wash hands and shower or bathe after being out in the pollen.


Here are is a good website to check the current pollen count and get ideas for allergy and asthma sufferers. :

http://www.atlantaallergy.com/

Pants, Pants, Pants!

Do you have any pants your child has outgrown? The clinic is in great need of pants size 8 and larger. Please consider donating any that your child no longer needs. Nurse G would be so grateful!!
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The PTO Needs YOU!

There is one President, two Vice President, and one Treasurer positions that need to be filled for next school year. If you are interested in volunteering or know someone who is worthy of nomination, please complete this form https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfh7IOca8BLw2QbrtVGzPea4BTIjszgiCUyrABN8SSa1UtAcA/viewform by the end of February. If you are interested, but need more information, please contact nominatingcommittee@bigcreekespto.com

Doodle for Google Contest!!

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This Month on our Voyage Journey

February Means Honesty


Hi Parents! We are starting a new unit of The Voyage: Honesty. Our anchor is, “Honesty is being truthful in all situations.” 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/203486678/16810d4b50

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Parental Resources for Technology

At Forsyth County Schools, we value the rich learning experiences that technology brings to our classrooms. We believe that our students must be taught how to use online resources responsibly. With parents and guardians as our partners, we can help our students to gain skills, understanding, and mind-sets that will enable them to be responsible and safe in digital environments. Please check out all the great resources and tools to help you help your children as they grow up in a digital world: https://www.forsyth.k12.ga.us/citizenship

Are you visiting soon? See below

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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!

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