Buckingham Elementary School

The Mighty Knight Connection - May 2016 - Issue 17

Celebrating 60-Years of Education 2015-2016

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Every Moment Matters!

Buckingham Goes Back to 1955!

Buckingham Elementary continued to celebrate our 60th Year with a special day dedicated to 1955! Our day kicked-off with a "Tribute to Buckingham" featuring a 60th Celebration special on WBMK morning announcements created by Mason Stein. Students and Staff in all grades went back to the future dressed like it was 1955 again! Poodle Dresses, bow ties, horn-rimmed glasses and cool leather jackets filled the hallways of Buckingham!
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Important Announcements

Buckingham PTO Walk - Every Step Matters - 5/13

All students will be "Going GAGA for Buckingham" in our upcoming Buckingham PTO Spring Walk on Friday, May 13th!


This Friday (5/6) marks the deadline for students' Buckingham Walk Sponsor/Pledge Forms. Our collective efforts will (1) Help make a wish come true for a local child through the Make a Wish Foundation and (2) assist in the completion of our playground's GAGA Pit Project!


Sign-Up HERE - to help volunteer on that day - either with your child's class or other general responsibilities.


Click Here for another Pledge Form.


Thank you for your support - Every Step Matters!

Class Placement Procedures - 2016-2017

Planning for the 2016-2017 school year is underway at the District-Level. If you have special considerations you would like the school to take account of for your child's placement next year, please complete a Parent Input Form and return it to the Main Office by Friday, May 20th. To review the process, please access the online packet HERE.

Buckingham Dress Code Reminder

With the weather (soon to be) improving and warmer temperatures close, please be reminded about the Buckingham Dress Code. See the overview below, which can also be accessed from the Buckingham Web Site.
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News & Upcoming Events

School Calendar

May:

May 3 - National Teacher Appreciation Day

May 8 - Mother's Day

May 10 - Central Bucks School Board Meeting - Educational Services Center - 7:30PM

May 11 - National School Nurse Appreciation Day

May 11 - Buckingham iRun Running Club - Color Run - 4:00PM

May 13 - Spirit Day - Wear Blue and Gold

May 13 - Buckingham PTO Walk Fundraiser - (Grade-Level Schedule)

May 16 - 1st & 2nd Grade Evening Concert - (6:30PM - First Gr.) (7:30PM - Second Gr.)

May 19 - Spirit Day - Dress Like a Tourist Day

May 19 - Buckingham PTO General Meeting - Cafeteria - 7:30PM

May 24 - Central Bucks School Board Meeting - Educational Services Center - 7:30PM

May 25 - Buckingham Field Day - Class Schedule TBD

May 27 - Science Fair Set-Up - 3:00PM-4:30PM

May 30 - Memorial Day Holiday - No School

May 31 - Science Fair - Evening Event

May Book Dedications - Honor a Teacher!

If you are interested in dedicating a book, click on the link below to download the Book Dedication form. Questions contact Lori Tinari at loritinari@yahoo.com.


Book Dedication Form - Click Here

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Patriot Players: Children's Theater Workshop - 5/14

The CB East Patriot Players are once again hosting a Children's Theatre Workshop on Saturday, May 14, 1:00 - 4:30 pm! This event has become increasingly popular with elementary school students.


Elementary aged students, grades 1-6, are invited to join us for a fun-filled day of singing, dancing and acting. The cost of the event is $25 per student. Students will receive a "Junior Patriot Player" t-shirt and snack. All proceeds will benefit the Make-a-Wish Foundation!


Must register in advance - to do so, please CLICK HERE - and open Registration Form for "Children's Theater Workshop."


Contact Sasha Eisenberg with questions.

Summer Learning Opportunities

If you are interested in fun and relaxed activities during the summer, please visit Central Bucks Community School Summer Fun Program. Parent information for Camp Benchmark is also available on the website.

Central Bucks Summer Community School - Swimming Lessons!

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Summer Camp Opportunities

Visit the Central Bucks ONLINE E-Friday Folder for ideas to help with summer activities (Camps and activities not affiliated with Central Bucks Endorsed Community School):


  • Camp Girl Power
  • Central Bucks YMCA Camps
  • STEM Club
  • Young Writers/Young Readers Camps
  • Just Jumpin' Jump Rope Camps


...And Many More!

CB Cares Boomerang Nomination

May: Positive Peer Influence - Young person’s best friends model responsible behavior. They are a good influence. They make good choices.


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 Monday, May 23rd.

School Happenings

Buckingham Presents: Schoolhouse Rock LIVE, Jr.

The Buckingham Elementary Community was treated to a spectacular show under the direction of Mr. Bill Weir - along with the support of Mrs. Burkholder, Mrs. Raitt and Mrs. Sobusiak! Students in the 5th and 6th grades began in January - working diligently during many after-school rehearsals. Students and staff heard the many catchy songs about adjectives, United States history, multiplication, conjunctions and interjections at the first-ever performance during the day on April 28th. Parents and loved ones returned to their youth as the popular 70's TV show came to life on-stage during two-evening performances April 28th and 29th.


There is so much talent in our school community and Buckingham continues to pride ourselves in celebrating the Arts in school! Congratulations Schoolhouse Rock LIVE Cast!

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4th Grade State Fair - Kirsche & Moore Classrooms

4th Grade students from Mrs. Hicks and Mrs. Kirsche's classrooms presented for their families during their State Fair Event! As part of their United States Unit, students researched their chosen State and created a presentation requiring a tri-fold board full of interesting facts and information and developed a speech describing their place. Students showed a deep knowledge of their State and presented with excellent poise! Great effort!

6th Grade Peace Valley: Clean Streams

Buckingham Student Showcase

April Book Dedications - The Townsend Family

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From the Buckingham PTO

Buckingham PTO Walk 2016 - Every Step Matters

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PTO General Meeting

Buckingham PTO will be "Passing the Torch" to new volunteers for:


Co-President

Vice President

Secretary


Please come to our 6:30PM Meeting on Thursday, May 19 to show your support for our school! Also, we will get a "year in review" about the highlights of the Buckingham QUEST Program from Mrs. Doherty!

Buckingham PTO Treasurer's Report

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School Mission

We, the Buckingham School Community, foster the academic, social, and emotional growth of our children. We establish a safe environment that encourages collaboration and life-long learning where students accomplish their personal goals. We are committed to supporting children through a well-structured learning environment built upon research-based best practices. The Buckingham School Community is dedicated to developing creative students of character who are responsible, contributing citizens.

Buckingham Elementary School

PO Box 158, 2414 Durham Road

Buckingham, PA 18912-0158


Principal, Karl Funseth

Principal's Secretary, Janice Petrie

Central Bucks School District

Central Office - Administrative Services Center

20 Welden Drive

Doylestown, PA 18901


Superintendent, Dr. David Weitzel

Assistant Superintendent of Elementary, Dr. David Bolton