Pearl S. Buck Elementary
"Pearls of Wisdom" April 8, 2016
- April 11-14 - ELA (Language Arts)
- April 19-21 - Math
- April 25 & 27 - Science (4th only)
The scheduled times for each testing session are as follows:
9:30-11:30 - 3rd grade
10:30-12:30 - 4th grade
We anticipate most students will complete each test section within the 2 hour time frame. However, all students will be afforded as much time as they feel they need.
Gum is permitted during testing, as is hard candy (peppermint is suggested). Gum/candy are limited to 5 pieces per student, per session. Students must supply their own, and may not supply candy or gum to other students. The test administrator may restrict the consumption of these items if problems arise.
2nd and 3rd Graders Explore Soil and Plants
On Wednesday, Addie Maher from Shady Brook Farms visited the school and planted sunflower seeds with third graders. Shady Brook Farms was kind enough to donate the potting soil, seeds, and biodegradable pots. Right now, the seeds are germinating in mini-greenhouses made of sandwich bags and sunbathing on the windowsills. The third graders peek every morning looking for sprouts that have pushed their way through the soil to see the world. Soon, we’ll be able to take our plants to the greenhouse – it just needs to warm up! The kids will learn a lot about taking care of plants and can’t wait to see them grow. Spring has sprung here at Pearl S. Buck! These learning experiences are part of the Structures of Life unit for 3rd grade science.
(A renewed thanks to our Pearl Buck dads for building the benches for our greenhouse: Jim Boch, Matt Dykty, Ben Hines, Dane Laino, Dan McCoy, and Dave Vinciguera.)
Pearl Buck's First ever Karaoke Night!
Monday, April 25th, 6pm
143 Top Road
Questions? Please email Elaine Shubin.
The Power of Peers
Additional Seeds of Information
End of 3rd marking period
1st Day School Supplies
Supply kits are filled with items common to homerooms in each grade level. You do not need to know your child's 2016-2017 teacher. If you order, your child will have his or her supplies waiting within their classroom on the first day of school. You may begin to place your orders now. All orders are due by June 30, 2016.
This is not a fundraiser, and participation is OPTIONAL. More information will be headed your way over the next month.
This month's PTO meeting will occur on Thursday, April 14th, at 7:00 PM. The meeting will be held at the home of Elaine Shubin. If you plan to attend, please email Elaine.
We are still looking for pictures from the Winter Chorus Concert, Pizza Bingo and Dr. Suess week, for the yearbook. Please email them to email@example.com
4th grade parents, if you have not sent your child's baby picture in, please do ASAP. Make sure you have your child's name on the envelope. We would like to see all the children have their baby pictures in the yearbook.
During the week of April 18th we will be collecting donations in the school lobby for our raffle baskets for the Race for Education. For information regarding donations, please click here ---> raffle.docx
School Store will be held on April 21st, during lunch. We are still looking for some volunteers, if you have a few hours to spare, please go to:
Did you know....?
- The fall and spring equinoxes are the only two times during the year when the sun rises due east and sets due west.
- On the first day of spring, a person at the North Pole would see the sun skimming across the horizon, beginning six months of uninterrupted daylight. A person at the South Pole would see the sun skimming across the horizon, signaling the start of six months of darkness.
- The first spring flowers are typically lilacs, irises, lilies, tulips, daffodils, and dandelions.
- For the Japanese, the opening of the cherry blossom, Japan’s national flower, in March or April signals the start of spring.
The answer to "A Tale of Two Mahers" is....no.