The Compass

"Unlock the Treasure in Every Child" - February 24, 2020

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Positivity Project - Zest/Enthusiasm

This week our character strength focus is Zest/Enthusiasm.

Zest/Enthusiasm is the ability to bring life and excitement to different situations. It often leads to a higher level of involvement and engagement both for individuals and for groups. Those who demonstrate zest and enthusiasm bring an energy and level of intensity to individual and group work. These people are often identified as early leaders and innovators as a result of their outward excitement about a task or project. Look for these people to recruit new group members and generate ideas.

The Parent virtue for Zest/Enthusiasm is Courage. Strengths of courage involve applying will and fortitude in overcoming internal or external resistance to accomplish goals. Strengths comprised in this virtue are bravery, perseverance, integrity, and zest/enthusiasm.

Use the quotes and videos below to host discussion with your child.

"In bad times and good, I have never lost my sense of zest for life." ~Walt Disney

"Without zest, what is life?" ~Rajneesh

Sesame Street: Mindy Kaling and Elmo are Very Enthusiastic!

Marine Corps Leadership Traits: Enthusiasm

Zest and Enthusiasm Character Card

Rescheduled - PTA Meeting

Tuesday, February 25th 6:30pm in the Media Center


*Lindsey Mahaffey speaking on school assignments

*Nomination committee for Board Members for next year.

*Book fair update

*Schedule of upcoming events

Hat Day

We are hosting a school spirit day on Friday, February 28th. Students are encouraged to wear their favorite hat.

5th Grade Parents!

Mrs. Rhodes, along with the 5th grade team, will be hosting 2 very important information sessions on Thursday, March 12 in the Media Center. At 5:30, we will discuss the upcoming Human Growth and Development unit and at 6:15, we will learn about the middle school registration process, math placement options, and elective selections. Please join us as we help answer any questions you might have.

Read Across America Week!

Read Across America Week!

March 2-6th is Read Across America Week and Buckhorn Creek is ready to Celebrate!

Check out the flyer for more detail.

Monday, March 2- Honor Dr. Seuss by wearing an outfit inspired by him!

Tuesday, March 3- Pajama Day

Wednesday, March 4- Wacky Wednesday

Thursday, March 5- Dress to impress--and also dress for Spring Pictures happening today!

Friday, March 6- Dress like your favorite book character & Drop Everything and Read

Kindergarten registration for 2020-2021 is now open!

Believe it or not, Kindergarten registration for 2020-2021 is now open!

Welcome Class of 2033! All kindergarten students and rising kindergartners can now register online!

Locate your base school. | Learn more about the enrollment process.

A child must be 5 years old on or before August 31 of the current school year to attend kindergarten. In accordance with state law, gifted children who are age 4 by April 16 also will be considered for admission. Visit this site to learn more about early admission for gifted children at

Look for more information on the Kindergarten enrollment process by following this link,

Up Coming Dates!!

  • Feb 25 - Rescheduled PTA Meeting

  • Feb 28 - Spirit Day - Hat Day!

  • Marcy 2-6 - Read Across America Week!