Pearl S. Buck Elementary

October 14, 2016

The Pearl Buck Directory - are you in it?

If you have not done so yet, please take a moment to fill out your contact information for the PTO. The PTO uses this information to create the school directory and to update the PTO email list to keep you informed of upcoming activities.

You can choose to NOT have your information shared via the directory. However, by providing your contact information, you will receive emails from our PTO.

Sign up here! Thanks!

Monster Mash Ticket Update

An updated Monster Mash ticket-order form was sent home with your child today, 10/14. After consulting with the Fire Marshall, we are able to increase initial ticket purchases to 3 tickets per Pearl Buck student! Please see the lavender order form for additional information regarding updated order dates and requests for additional tickets.

Solids, Liquids and...Flubber? Oh, my....

First Grades students are studying Solids and Liquids in science. Students created Flubber by mixing 3 liquids (water, food coloring, and white glue) with a solid (Borax) to create the Flubber. Students had the opportunity to take home a small sample to share with their families.

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Marvelous Mindset Moments

Our Buck students have great growth mindsets! Below are a few quotes from our students:

Eli L. - “I know I can get better at reading if I keep trying.”

Dina R. - “I will memorize my math facts. I just haven’t, yet. I will keep practicing.”

Marie M. - “I can improve my spelling if I work hard and study.”

Kameron M. - “If I keep working at it, I know I will get better at subtraction.”

Volunteers Needed for School Store

Our school store will be open on Thursday, October 20th. A few additional helpers are needed. If you are interested in volunteering, please click here.

Pearl Makes a Visit!

Our mascot, Pearl, made a visit during lunches today, and at dismissal. Thanks to our PTO for purchasing the mascot and to "Pearl" for dancing during lunch today.
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Sa-weet Potato Pie!

Hopefully you have noticed the beautiful flowers that greet you as you enter the building. Shady Brook Farms donated the plants last spring to beautify the school. Two flower beds were planted by last year’s third graders and maintained during the summer by Miss Penny and the wonderful staff that was working in our building during the summer. What you may have overlooked it that while the flowers were blooming, something was happening underground as well. Way, way back in February, Mrs. Lysun’s class put a sweet potato in a vase filled with water. Slowly, roots formed, stems & leaves appeared, and a healthy vine began climbing up the classroom window. That sweet potato was planted among the vinca, portulaca, marigolds, and mums. This week, the treasure was unearthed! Along with the sweet potatoes, the third graders have discovered a true interest in the life cycle of plants as they begin planting hydroponically. Stay tuned for more crop news!

Book Donation

Colonial Subaru of Feasterville selected Pearl S. Buck elementary for the "Subaru Loves Learning" book donation --- a pledge to do right by the communities in which we all live and work. It is a promise to make a positive impact in the world by focusing on improving our neighborhoods and communities. This program is designed to donate outstanding, prize-winning books to schools with the goal of engaging young learners in the world of science and inspire them to want to learn more. This year, Colonial Subaru of Feasterville selected Pearl S. Buck to be the recipient of 125 new science-themed books. Thank you to Buck parent, Mrs. Kopp, for making the connection!

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Burger King Restaurant Night

Tuesday, Oct. 18th, 4-9pm

340 Bristol Oxford Valley Road

Langhorne, PA

Need a night off from making dinner? In a hurry to get to practice, but still need to eat? Consider stopping by for this PTO fundraiser. Be sure to let them know you are there to support Pearl Buck. Thanks!

Thanks PTO!

Second grade classes have been taking advantage of some nifty new math games for students to use to challenge their thinking and problem solving. The purchase of the games was supported by our PTO.

Be Food-Allergy Aware!

Due to varied allergy and dietary needs, please contact your child's teacher before sending in food for students other than your child (e.g. for birthday celebrations, class parties). Also, 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 in the classroom, teachers may choose to avoid food-oriented experiences altogether.

Please see our guidelines for more information.

Mind Benders

It can be cracked, it can be made. It can be told, it can be played. What is it?

Give up?