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October 25, 2019

Dates to Know!

OCT 28 - WEAR RED FOR RED RIBBON WEEK

OCT 29 - BACKWARD SHIRT DAY

OCT 28 - DENMARK HS TRUNK OR TREAT

OCT 30 - CRAZY SOCK DAY

OCT 31 - HAPPY HALLOWEEN - DRESS UP AS YOUR FAV BOOK CHARACTER

NOV 5 - DEADLINE TO SUBMIT CLUB REGISTRATION FORM

NOV 7 - CLUBS SESSION 3 BEGINS

NOV 11 - VETERANS DAY CELEBRATION

NOV 13 - FAMILY CONNECT NIGHT (NO HOMEWORK)

NOV 25 - 29 - THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY (NO SCHOOL)

What's for lunch??

MENU FOR WEEK OF OCT. 28

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

Tuesday: Breaded Mozzarella Sticks, 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: Mini Burgers, Tikka Masala with Beans, 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 NOV. 4

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

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Vote for Big Creek and Mrs. Becky Smith for Best of Forsyth!!

Voting for the Best of Forsyth 2020 is now open and runs through October 31. You can vote EVERY DAY until the deadline. We all know how amazing Big Creek is, so let's make sure the entire county knows too! Use this link to vote for Big Creek in the Best School category:

https://forsythnews.secondstreetapp.com/The-Best-of-Forsyth-2020-3/gallery/192116005


Additionally, kindergarten teacher Mrs.Becky Smith (K) has been nominated in the Best Teacher category. She is the only Big Creek teacher nominated. You can vote for Mrs. Smith with this link: https://forsythnews.secondstreetapp.com/og/ed175cb8-4673-4b88-995b-621bbe95a62d/gallery/189402474

Food Drive - Please Help!

Please partner with us as we collect canned pinto beans to donate to The Place of Forsyth County for their Thanksgiving food drive! Every school in Forsyth County will be collecting different food items to donate so that families in our community can enjoy the Thanksgiving season. We will be collecting donations until Monday, November 11. There will be a marked box in the front entrance where you can place the pinto beans. Thank you for your kindness and generosity!

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Do you know a Veteran? Sign up for our Veterans Day Tribute today!

All veterans and their families are invited to attend a Veterans Day Tribute in honor of those who have served and are serving our country on Monday, November 11 at Big Creek Elementary.


If you have a veteran who would like to attend, please RSVP online by visiting https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfzugk_HnKxAWOZtzS_0p-p5OqQ-MUX3e1UlsIfiNlRabwyBQ/viewform. We would love for you to share any pictures of yourselves or family members in uniform, with the veteran’s name, branch and rank. Those may be sent in with your student or attached electronically to the RSVP form. All RSVPs and pictures are due by Friday, November 1.


A light breakfast will be served for veterans and their families in the auditorium beginning at 9:00 am, and the program will begin at 9:30 am.

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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.

We Have Sold 60 Bricks for Big Creek!

The Bricks for Big Creek program just hit a milestone -- we have sold 60 bricks!! Thank you to everyone who has supported this program to beautify our school as we celebrate 80 years. Congrats to 5th grader Kooper Little(at left) and her family! They purchased the 60th brick and received some fun Big Creek swag and mini golf coupons.


Purchase a brick today for a chance to win a prize. The 60th, 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

Notes from Nurse G

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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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

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!

Shaping Minds Helps Shape our Students

For seven years, Shaping Minds has been making a difference in the lives of children with its afterschool program and camps. The goal at Shaping Minds is helping students ‘Build Character for a Lifetime.’ That’s why they love to see our Big Creek students not only succeed but soar!


“The best part about being a Partner in Education is how gratifying it is to be making a difference in the lives of children,” said Coach Alok Kataria of Shaping Minds. “We feel proud when we see improved confidence in our students, and we love to see them do well in academics, sports and other areas!”


Shaping Minds offers the following programs for Big Creek families:


  • After school program: Students are sure to have a good time with classes such as karate, yoga, robotics, dance, basketball, soccer, hockey and leadership & character education.
  • Parent's Night Out: Several times a year, Shaping Minds host Big Creek students for an evening of pizza and fun. All proceeds from the event are donated directly back to Big Creek. This is such a fun fundraiser for students to enjoy!
  • Day Camps: When school is not in session, Shaping Minds offers awesome day camps to keep students learning and having fun.
  • Summer Camps: Summer camps start the very next day after the school ends and continue until the school starts back after the summer. In addition to all the classes during summer camps, Shaping Minds also provides weekly field trips.
  • Birthday Parties: Let Shaping Minds host your child’s next birthday party. Themes to choose from include Karate, Tumbling for Fun and Gladiator Jousting Ring


“We love being able to have a positive impact on our community,” said Coach Al. “Our partnership with Big Creek helps us maximize that impact by reaching out to more parents and students than we could on our own.”


Shaping Minds Cumming/Johns Creek is located less than 10 minutes from Big Creek at 3630 Peachtree Pkwy, Johns Creek GA 30024 (in the Kohl’s Shopping Center, next to Staples)

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