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January 24, 2020

Dates to Know!

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

JAN 25 - FORSYTH COUNTY TECH FAIR

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

JAN 31 - LAST DAY OF DESANA DAY OF GIVING CANNED SOUP DRIVE

FEB 3 - READ-A-THON FUNDRAISER KICK-OFF

FEB 12-13 - TALENT SHOW AUDITIONS (INFO BELOW)

FEB 14 - NO SCHOOL

FEB 17 - PRESIDENTS DAY (NO SCHOOL)

FEB 18 - PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT DAY (NO SCHOOL)

FEB 29 - BIG CREEK TALENT SHOW, 5PM, 7PM (AT DESANA MIDDLE SCHOOL)

What's for lunch??

MENU FOR WEEK OF JAN. 27

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 FEB. 3

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, Tikka Masala 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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Nurse G Needs Lysol!

Flu season is here! We want to make sure we take care of all of our students and teachers. If you can, would you please pick up a can or 2 (pictured at left) to send to the clinic? Thank you for your help and support to keep everyone at Big Creek healthy!

(FYI - Lysol is buy one, get one free at Publix until Tuesday, 1/28)


Sincerely,

Nurse G

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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).

Talent Show Auditions Info

Save the Date!

Big Creek Talent Show

Saturday, February 29th at 5 PM and 7 PM

DeSana Middle School


Big Creek Talent Show entry applications must be submitted in this Google Form by end of day Friday, February 7, 2020. 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 Wednesday, February 12 for Kindergarten through 3rd grades (Group Performances from 7:10-7:40 am and Solo acts during their Specials Time). Grades 4th & 5th will audition on Thursday, February 13 (Group Performances from 7:10-7:40 am and Solo acts during their Specials Time). Please visit the Talent Show page for more information.

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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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Read-A-Thon is Coming Soon!

Big Creek ES PTO proudly announces our 4th annual Read-A-Thon fundraiser starting February 3rd, 2019. We are raising money to update our playground equipment, provide more Robotics for STEM, and books for the ARC program.

We will have some fun prizes throughout the fundraiser, so be on the lookout for more information. Our goal this year is to raise $25,000 for our school. Please email Fundraiser@BigCreekESPTO.com with any questions. We thank you for your support of our 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!

Father Daughter Dance

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Need More Artwork? It's Not Too Late!

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Are you visiting soon? See below

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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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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!

Omega Learning Encourages Students to Finish Strong

Located just a half mile south of Big Creek Elementary, you’ll find Omega Learning, one of Big Creek’s most active Partners in Education.


Omega provides K-12 tutoring of all subjects at its SACS Accredited Center, just 1/2 mile away on 141 and Mathis Airport Drive. Additionally, they offer different specials throughout the year to their partner schools, including Big Creek.


Omega Learning prides itself on being a very involved Partner in Education with all south Forsyth area schools, including Big Creek. “We are committed to supporting our community,” said Ms. Albright. “We have sponsored reading contests, spelling bees, geography bees, oratorical contests, Teacher of the Month and Year, teacher lunches, sports teams and even celebrated our county school bus drivers.”


Ms. Albright knows that school partnerships are beneficial for both schools and business alike. “I make sure to keep current on district and school goals so we can support the students in a cohesive way,” she said.


Omega has been at this location for 6 years. During that time, Ms. Albright has enjoyed spending time in the schools, getting to know the teachers and administrators, and of course seeing Omega students at school events.


“I really value my partnerships that allows Omega to participate in school events, meet families, and promote their business in a fun, relaxed environment,” she said. “Big Creek has such a warm, caring environment for their students, and I love being part of that.”


For more information on the services offered by Omega Learning, please contact Rosemary Albright at 770-205-5586 or southforsyth@omegalearning.com. Omega Learning is located at 2585 Peachtree Pkwy, Suite 100, Cumming (next to Walgreen’s).

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