Buckingham Elementary School
The Mighty Knight Connection - April 2016 - Issue 15
Celebrating Education for 60-Years - 2015-2016
Every Moment Matters!
KDG/1st Grade Registration - NOW OPEN!
Preparations for next year are in motion - register your child now if they are eligible for Kindergarten or 1st Grades to anticipate enrollment projections and number of sections! It could be the difference between two- or three-sections for a grade level!
Central Registration is open for families who need to enroll their children for next school year beginning with children who are 5 years old on or before August 31, 2016. Please click HERE for information on how to register your child for Kindergarten. If you know of any neighbors or friends who have students who will be age 5 on or before August 31, 2016, please remind them to register their child as soon as possible!
Buckingham Presents: Schoolhouse Rock LIVE, Jr. - 4/28 & 4/29
Information to come in Thursday Folder about ticket pre-sale and timing for the amazing musical Buckingham 5th and 6th graders will perform!
- All seats are $5 (cash only), but if there is a child small enough to sit on a lap for the whole show and not need a seat, they can be admitted free!
- The whole student body will see the show during school hours on 4/28.
- No Video Taping may occur during any show - per publisher's rights.
School Calendar Update
PSSA Schedule & Important Parent Information
- April 11, 12, 13 and 14 - English Language Arts Assessment - 4-Sections
- April 18, 19 and 20 - Math - 3-Sections
- April 25 & 26 - Science (4th Grade Only) - 2-Sections
NAESP Report to Parents: Test Preparation
This month's Report to Parents, "Test Preparation," offers families successful tips to help students prepare for the upcoming State Assessments while helping them feel confident and confidence and well-rested.
"Whether you've been out of school for 5 years or 15, the thought of taking a test probably still makes your heart race. Now imagine what it is like for your child. as a parent, you can help..."
To read the entire article from the National Association of Elementary School Principals, please CLICK HERE.
News & Upcoming Events
Apr. 2 (Saturday) - Buckingham Engineer Expo - 10:00AM-1:00PM (Registration Required)
Apr. 5 - Central Bucks School Board's Forum - Mr. John Kopicky - 7:00PM - Lenape Middle School
Apr. 7 - End of 3rd Marking Period
Apr. 8 - Spirit Day - Inside-Out/Backwards Day
Apr. 8 - Mighty Knight at the Movies - 7:00PM
Apr. 11-14 - PSSA: English Language Arts Assessment - Grades 3-6
Apr. 12 - Central Bucks School Board Meeting - Educational Services Center - 7:30PM
Apr. 13 - Parent Positive Series: Raising Kids to Thrive - CB West HS - 7:00PM
Apr. 14 - Buckingham Fundraiser - Sweet Pea Celebrity Scoop - 4:00PM-8:00PM
Apr. 18-20 - PSSA: Math Assessment - Grades 3-6
Apr. 22 - No School - Holiday (Passover)
Apr. 25 & 26 - PSSA: Science - Grade 4 (Only)
Apr. 26 - Central Bucks School Board Meeting - Educational Services Center - 7:30PM
Apr. 27 - Administrative Professional's Day (Secretary Day)
Apr. 28 & 29 - Buckingham Presents: Schoolhouse Rock LIVE, Jr. Musical - Curtain 7:00PM (each night)
Apr. 29 - 6th Grade Field Trip - Clean Streams
April's Mighty "Night" at the Movies - 4/8!
Please mark your calendars for Friday, April 8th as Buckingham celebrates the character qualities and efforts of all our students throughout the 3rd Marking Period! It will be a wonderful night at Buckingham where the audience will be treated to Disney Pixar's: The Good Dinosaur!
Please Note: Due to scheduling conflict, there will be no subsequent parent speaker this night.
Parent Positive: Raising Kids to Thrive - 4/13
YMCA 2nd Grade Swim Initiative - Free for Qualifying Children
CB Cares Boomerang Nominations
April: Reading for Pleasure. Young person reads for pleasure most days of the week, either alone, with family members, or with friends.
Students/Parents/Teachers, please nominate a Buckingham student by clicking here! In your paragraph, include how your nominee exemplifies this month’s asset. Nominations are due to Mr. Rosica by Friday, April 22nd .
Buckingham was "Feeling Groovy" at the Book Fair
Last week, positive reading vibes filled the school as everyone was Feelin’ Groovy at the Book Fair with Peace, Love, and BOOKS! The Buckingham Community was really digging the vibes as we celebrated reading. Students and staff were hip to the groovy fashions as we kicked-off a far-out week wearing clothes from the 60's! Special thanks to all the cool cats who volunteered their time and energy in making this a great event - where the school and our students benefit!
To access more photos, check out the Buckingham PTO Facebook Page by Clicking Here!
St. Patricks Day at Buckingham!
Irish Dance at Buckingham - Fitzpatrick School of Dance Assembly
Fitzpatrick School of Irish Dance joined Buckingham students and staff to help celebrate St. Patrick's Day - with a performance for students! Several Buckingham students were a part of the company - mesmerizing us with the traditions celebrations of Ireland. Fitzpatrick School is an organization formed for the preservation and promotion of Irish culture through the traditional art of Irish step dance.
Buckingham's Lucky Bingo Night!
Science Rocks - Primary Grades Explore the Love of Science!
Buckingham Supports "World Autism Awareness Day" - 4/1
Buckingham students and staff helped our school community LIGHT IT UP BLUE Friday, April 1st by wearing blue. The staff also participated in a "Casual for a Cause" day with proceeds going to Autism Cares who will be providing scholarships to CB seniors "who support students with disabilities."
Buckingham Student Showcase
Muscles for McKenna Gala - Help Cure SMA 2016
On Friday, March 18th, two of our Mightiest of Buckingham Knights, Mckenna and Meghan Ellixson (1st Grade), joined family and friends to celebrate the 4th annual Muscles for Mckenna Gala - with the hopes of finding a cure for Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA). Mckenna has Type 3-SMA which results in difficulty running, jumping, climbing and falls often without warning. Children with Type 3 SMA tend to have a normal life expectancy, but there is no way to determine the pace at which the disease will progress. Currently, there is no cure. Mckenna’s symptoms will only increase as she ages, but she is a fighter and lives life to the fullest!
Several from the Buckingham staff joined McKenna and Meghan at the event to support the search for a cure - You can also USE THIS LINK to make a donation to help CURE SMA!
Bucks County Courthouse Art Show
Congratulations to the following Buckingham students who have their work on display at the Doylestown Courthouse!
The Honorable President Judge Jeff Finley recognized:
- Daniel Young, Natalie Berndt, Karol Kozik and James Struyk for their excellence in art in Mrs. Alderfer's Classrooms!
- Julia Szyarto and Charlotte (Charlie) Berube - showcasing their work completed with Miss Hallman!
Way to go to these Mighty "Artistic" Knights!
Buckingham Book Dedications
A very special “Thank you” to all of the families who dedicated to our school library!
1. Book: Geronimo Stilton: The Treasure of Easter Island & Mouse Overboard
Dedicated to: Mrs. Michelle Rothstein
Dedication: Thank you for making a positive impact on my life!
From: Charlie Reimer
2. Book: Everything Dogs
Dedicated to: Joey Ziccardi
Dedication: We hope you have a wonderful year in 5th Grade. - Love Mom and Dad
From the Buckingham PTO
Celebrity Scoop at Sweet Pea in Doylestown - Featuring Buckingham Flavor Night!
Sweet Treat - Sweet Night, Sweet Fundraiser! Save the date for our Sweet Pea Ice Cream Fundraiser on April 14th in Doylestown from 4:00PM-8:00PM. We will have a feature flavor designed by one lucky classroom and some celebrity scoopers! It's sure to be a fun evening for the whole family!
Buckingham Elementary School
PO Box 158, 2414 Durham Road
Buckingham, PA 18912-0158
Principal, Karl Funseth
Principal's Secretary, Janice Petrie