Pearl S. Buck Elementary

April 12, 2019

Upcoming Dates

School Closed:

April 15-19 - Spring Break

May 21 - Act 80

May 27 - Memorial Day

Upcoming Events:

April 23, 24, & 26 ELA PSSA (Grades 3&4)

April 26 - Race for Education, 2:30-3:15.

April 29-30 Math PSSA (Grades 3&4)

April 30 - 4th Grade Chorus Sings at Trenton Thunder. 7:05 game. (Ticketed event)

April 30 - STEAM Expo at Neshaminy High School

May 1-2 - Science PSSA (Grade 4)

May 16 - Music concert at MPMS. 7 PM.

May 31 - Field Day

Every Friday! Buck Spirit Days. Wear your Pearl Buck spirit shirt, or red and blue.

~ "The Neshaminy community builds futures by empowering each child to become a productive citizen and a lifelong learner." ~

To Our Families Who are Celebrating Passover - "chag sameach". "Happy Easter" to our families Celebrating Easter.

Warm Weather Attire

To help ensure your child is appropriately dressed and prepared for the approaching warm weather, please use the following information to guide clothing choices for school.

  • T-shirt-style shirts are the simplest choice. They cover all that needs to be covered.
  • Please avoid shirts that expose the torso due to a mid-waist length, or large arm holes allowing the torso and/or undergarments to be seen.
  • Sandal-style shoes are to have a firm sole and heel strap. No flip-flop styles.
  • Sneakers are best. They protect the foot and allow for easy running and play.
  • Water bottles for recess are permitted.
  • Hats for recess are also permitted.
  • Please apply sun-screen at home.

Students walk to Disney...sort of...

Congratulations to of all the students at Pearl Buck participating in the Mileage Club. We finally made it to our first destination…DISNEY WORLD!!!!! As of April 11th, we have collectively walked a total of 1,063 miles. Over 73% of or students are participating in the optional recess activity. Go to Mrs. Wright’s website for weekly updates on your child's progress.

The photos below show some of our MIleage Club participants.

Race for Education Information

This year's Race for Education has been tremendously successful. We'd like to thank all of our families who were able to contribute to the fundraiser.

On Friday, April 26th, beginning at 2:30 PM, our students will be doing their part by running/walking around the upper field of the Pearl Buck campus. Parents are welcomed and encouraged to join us for this fun event. More information will be sent after the break.

Are you ready to ABACA?

3rd grade students in Mr. Duke's music class are learning about musical form. If the first section (phrase) of music is labeled as "A", subsequent sections are labeled with "B", "C", etc. After listening to, and performing songs to demonstrate musical sections, Mr. Duke explained "rondo" form.

Rondo form follows the pattern of ABACA. In the photos below, students can be seen creating their rhythmic rondo, choosing from a quarter note, quarter rest, a pair of eighth notes, and a half note. Any rhythmic combination equaling four beats was allowed. After deciding on the rhythm pattern for each section, students practiced and performed their rondo for Mr. Duke.

Art Show Visually Delights

Thank you to our art teacher, Mrs. Karen McGuigan, for another wonderful art show. With our halls adorned with a wide range of projects for grades K-4, the throng of visitors was certain to be enthralled with the veritable plethora of visual delights. Thanks to all who were able to attend and enjoy the creativity and hard work of the Pearl Buck students.
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Mr. Kern and Mr. Nesbitt fulfill promise to "get slimed"

Last week, Mr. Kern and Mr. Nesbitt were slimed as the reward for our March math challenge. The student with the highest number of minutes in each homeroom was afforded the opportunity to slime Mr. Kern or Mr. Nesbitt. A second participating child from each homeroom was randomly selected for the slime dump. From the chants and cheers, it was obvious the sliming was thoroughly enjoyed by all.
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Volunteer Clearances

Parents who plan to serve as chaperones and volunteers for school must have current clearances on file with the school. For additional information on clearances, including all related links, please visit this District webpage. Since the process can take several weeks, please file for your clearances ASAP so that they are in place when needed.

PTO Board Member Maureen Krom is offering free Notary services for any Buck parent who may need to have volunteer forms notarized. You can contact Mrs. Krom at

Be Allergy Aware!

Due to varied allergy and dietary needs, please contact your child's teacher before sending in food or other items intended to be distributed to students in a classroom (e.g. birthday celebrations, class parties). Students should not share food at any time during school - even with a close friend. A seemingly harmless food item may unexpectedly contain allergens, or interact with other medical conditions. Depending on the health needs within a classroom, teachers may choose to avoid food-oriented experiences altogether. Please consider non-food treats as an alternative. Speak directly with your child's teacher. Do not send in any items until the teacher has responded and confirmed the appropriateness of your request. Thanks!

Did you know?....

If you are looking for a few things to do during the week of spring break (April 15-19), the Middletown Police Department is hosting several events during the break.

Information on the various activities is posted on the MTPD Facebook page.