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"Unlock the Treasure in Every Child" - October 14, 2019

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The Positivity Project - INTEGRITY!

This week our students will learn more about the character strength of integrity!

What is integrity?

Integrity is doing the right thing when nobody is watching. People with integrity practice what they preach and maintain a consistent pattern of behavior aligned with their values. They have the courage not to follow the crowd if it means going against their beliefs. Integrity is closely aligned with the terms of honesty and authenticity. People with integrity tell the truth and have alignment in their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors.

The parent virtue for integrity 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.

Please use these quotes and discuss with your child what they learn about Integrity this week.

"We learned about honesty and integrity - that the truth matters...and success doesn't count unless you earn it fair and square." ~Michelle Obama

The Integrity Song

The Truth

Honesty - Pass it on.

Integrity Character Card

2019-2020 Matey Mini-thon!!

Thank you to all of our families for supporting our 2nd Matey-Minithon. Together we raised about $32,000! These funds will be used to install shade shelters on the playground, offer students cultural arts performances, and provide teacher materials to support academics in the classroom.

Thank you for your support!

Kiss the Pig & Transit Vocal

Our PTA has organized our first cultural arts event to be hosted by Transit Vocal. During the performance, Dr. Simons will kiss a pig because students earned reach the goal of $28,000 during the Mini-Mateython. The kissing of the pig will be live on Twitter...join us if you would like to witness the kissing live. Specific times will be release soon.

What is Transit Vocal???

All band, no instruments…

transit is four singers, that’s it. Their only instruments are their natural born voices. Everything you hear from the stage and on our studio recordings begins with the human voice. Utilizing the latest technology they combine their vocal talents with stage and studio effects to bring music to life and put on a show that those who have never seen a vocal band will hardly believe.

Check out their website to learn more:

National School Lunch Week!

October 14 to 18, 2019 is National School Lunch Week!

This year’s #NSLW18 theme is School Lunch: “What’s on your Playlist?” which spotlights the wide variety of flavors, dishes, delivery options and tastes that can be customized in today’s school lunch. Students and school nutrition professionals connect and share their playlist along with parents, school officials, the media and the general public.

Download these activity sheets for student to complete. Students can bring them to the cafe and help decorate to celebrate National School Lunch Week!

Dwarfism Awareness Month

October is Dwarfism Awareness month and Mayor Dick Sears has proclaimed October 25 as Dwarfism Awareness Day in Holly Springs. People with dwarfism have short stature. Achondroplasia is the most common type of dwarfism. Achondroplasia is a genetic condition that affects about 1 in 15,000 to 1 in 40,000 people. It makes your arms and legs short in comparison to your head and trunk. We have a little person in our school community and we are eagerly learning about Dwarfism and promoting acceptance of all children through The Positivity Project.


Don't forget Readvolution! Buckhorn is currently in 3rd place in all Wake, Durham & Chatham counties!! We have currently logged 2,362 books. Let's continue and see if we can reach 5,000.

The event has been extended and will now run through December 6th!!!

The contest is 800 minutes reading which earn each student 2 free Hurricanes tickets. If your child is reading at least 20min/day then they will easily meet that goal. They can log up to 60min/day. The school standings is based on number of books read. So log all books!

Check this parent information letter and log on sheet!

How to log Readvolution Minutes 2019-2020

Up Coming Dates!!

  • Oct 14-18 - National School Lunch Week

  • Oct 18 - Kindergarten Letterland Parade @ 9:30a

  • Oct 23 - Unity Day - Wear Orange

  • Oct 25 - Spirit Day - Dress like a Buccaneer

  • Oct 25 - Cultura Arts - Transit Vocal

  • Oct 25 - Dr. Simons kisses a pig!

  • Oct 28 - Dr. Simons sits on the roof!

  • Oct 28 - 3rd Grade Field Trip - Holly Springs Town Hall

  • Oct 29 - 4th Grade Field Trip - Tryon Palace

  • Oct 30 - Kindergarten Field Trip - Marbles Museum

  • Oct 31 - Make up day for Sept 5

  • Oct 31 - School Pajama Day!