Buckingham Elementary School
The Mighty Knight Connection - May 2016 - Issue 19
Celebrating 60 Years of Education - 2015-2016!
Every Moment Matters!
Thank You Buckingham PTO!
On behalf of the Buckingham community, thank you to our 2015-2016 Elementary PTO Board for their time, dedication, organization and commitment to the staff and students at Buckingham. So much happened this year for the good of the school and the support provided to enhance our experience at Buckingham is appreciated.
Please join me in thanking outgoing Board Members:
Co-President - DeeDee Snyder
Vice President - Anne Piotrowski
Secretary - Michele Rumbas
Buckingham PTO Walk - Every "Step" Matters - Go GAGA for Buckingham!
A Gaga Applause goes to everyone in the Buckingham Community - you have proved you are the mightiest of Mighty Knights. Together we all help in making a Wish Come True for a deserving Bucks County child through Make-A-Wish!
Buckingham went GaGa for Make-A-Wish! The donation numbers are in and we didn't just make our $5,000 goal - we surpassed it and raised over $6,500!
A Reason to Celebrate!
- In a very close race with two classes going MILES above and beyond in raising donations to support Make A Wish - we are proud to announce the winner is.........wait, We have a TIE! Congratulations to our pizza party/extra recess winners: Lady Sobusiak's 2nd Grade Brainiacs and Mrs. Kirsches 4th Grade class. The classes raised an astonishing $2,254 combined!
- Our winner of a soft pretzel party is Mrs. Fillette's 1st Grade Class with a grand total of $512.50!
- A GAGA shoutout goes to both Elijah Leaver who raised a whopping $450.00 in donations and Ben Richlin who had the highest number of donors! Also special recognition to Sophie Ross, Grahm Hamilton, Travis Costantino, Ava Snyder, Ava Spletzer and Sarah Boland who truly went the extra miles with their fundraising efforts!
GAGA Pit - Installation Begins!
Attention 1st Grade Students - Book Buddies!
First Grade - Books & Buddies!
Mrs. Kraus is inviting the first graders to bring a small stuffed animal and their favorite book to their last library class as a fun way to end the school year! This is a great opportunity for the students to share their love for reading by sharing a favorite book with their classmates and stuffed animal friends. Please be sure the stuffed animal is small enough to fit in your first grader's back pack.
Please see the "Books & Buddies" dates below:
Ms. Outland's Class - Wednesday, June 8th
Mr. Smith's Class - Thursday, June 9th
Mrs. Fillette's Class - Friday, June 10th
Mrs. Wilde's Class - Tuesday, June 14th
Thank you for all of your support with our library program!
Last Day of School - June 15
Due to the snow day on January 25th, the Central Bucks School Board approved the last day of school for students will be Wednesday, June 15th (Half-Day Dismissal at 12:10PM; AM Kindergarten Only). PM Kindergarten's last day will now be Tuesday, June 14th. For a one-page calendar format, please CLICK HERE.
Please mark on your calendar that the last day is now June 15th.
News & Upcoming Events
June 3-5 - District Art Show - Mill Creek Elementary
June 7 - Buckingham Elementary Band & Strings Concert
June 8 - Bus Driver Appreciation Breakfast
June 9 - First Grade Camp-Learned-A-Lot Begins
June 9 - 6th Grade Promotion - 7:00PM - Holicong Middle School
June 10 - Move-Up Day - All Grades (Students Only)
June 10 - 6th Grade Party - 6:30PM-9:00PM
June 13 - 6th Grade Breakfast - 7:45AM - Cafeteria
June 14 - Flag Day (National)
June 14 - PM Kindergarten - Last Day of School
June 15 - Last Day of School for Students
June 15 - Grades 1-6 - Early Dismissal - 12:10PM (KDG AM - Regular Dismissal @ 11:25AM)
July 18 - Student Class Placement Published - On Parent Portal
End-of-Year Library Schedule
Central Bucks District Art Show - June 3, 4, and 5 - Mill Creek Elementary
Bucks County World Language Academy - 2016-17 Enrollment
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!
1st & 2nd Grade Concert
Buckingham Field Day 2016
Buckingham Science Fair 2016
Spirit Day Assembly - Jabali Afrika/Dress "Like a Tourist" Day
From East Africa’s Kenya, Jabali Afrika, brought their own unique mixture of fusion and African rhythms to Buckingham Elementary School on May 19th. Original compositions came alive on a wide variety of instruments, accompanied by vocal harmonies that form the foundation of modern rock, jazz, blues and more! With their talented dancing and choreography, Jabali Afrika gave a multi-cultural experience that left the audience educated and entertained!
Principal for the Day - Miss Ava Snyder
National Nutrition Month - Poster Contest - Reagan Passantino - Grade 2!
From the Buckingham PTO
General PTO Meeting - QUEST Review & New Board Election
At the May 19th General Meeting - the Buckingham PTO held their bi-monthly meeting with the school community audience members. At this meeting, we received a review of the QUEST Program after its inaugural year in Central Bucks (courtesy of QUEST Teacher, Mrs. Doherty).
In addition, elections were held welcoming the new members of the PTO Board. Joining our Year-2 Board Members, Co-President - Jennifer Arslan and Treasurer - Lori Tinari will be:
Co-President - Yvette White
Vice-President - Laney Dalby
Secretary - Kristi Daly
Congratulations to our new 2016-2018 Board!
Calling for Homeroom Coordinators - 2016-2017!
HRCs will be determined over the summer and notified before the start of school.
Amazon Smile - Earn Money for Buckingham!
Did you know you can help earn Buckingham Elementary School money just by shopping on Amazon? All you have to do is click on the link below and book mark it!
You'll notice on the front page in the left corner - Amazon Smile - with the below: "Supporting Buckingham Elementary Parent Teacher Organization."
You still log into Amazon through your existing email/password. After you set this up, just be sure to bookmark https://smile.amazon.com/ when you shop to make sure our school get the rewards!
It's a no-brainer way to help earn your school money just by making purchases you might normally make!
To link to our Amazon Smile account, click here: https://smile.amazon.com/ch/45-1648617
Buckingham Elementary School
PO Box 158, 2414 Durham Road
Buckingham, PA 18912-0158
Principal, Karl Funseth
Principal's Secretary, Janice Petrie