The Compass

"Unlock the Treasure in Every Child" - September 5, 2022

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We do expect carpool to run slower this week due to our Kindergarteners joining us for the first time.

Carpool during dismissal will always be slower than desired during the first few weeks of school. Over time this will work itself out as everyone settles into the routine. However, I would like to remind everyone of a few things and put additional protocols in place while we begin to settle in.

To reduce the number of cars arriving at school at the same time, I am requesting (not requiring) families stagger the time they arrive to carpool to pick up students.

Families with the last name beginning with:

  • A-G: 3:45
  • H-N: 3:50
  • O-S: 4:00
  • T-Z: 4:10

Please remember, this is a request (not required). However, our hope is that staggering pick up time will alleviate traffic backing up on to Honeycutt Road.

Here are a few other things that you could do to assist.

  • Please help your child memorize their carpool number
  • Move car seats or other items to the driver’s side of the car to allow student to enter from the passenger side.
  • If your child needs help with a seatbelt, pull forward to a parking space to assist them
  • Pull up to the car in front of you. Leaving large gaps takes space and backs traffic up even further

Please feel free to exit the school utilizing the bus driveway. This will reduce the congestion at the carpool entrance.

Thank you for helping us smooth out the process as we all settle into a new school year.

As always, please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

Spirit Day!

Friday, September 9th is our first School Spirit Day! Students are encouraged to wear their Buccaneer Gear from previous school years or to wear Purple or Black (our school colors).


Last week we had multiple students that were not able to purchase lunch because they did not have funds on their account. WCPSS does have an automated system that will call each family nightly if funds or low. However, we are going to try to contact each family this evening just to ensure the message is delivered.

Please add funds to your child's account by following the directions on the WCPSS Purchase Meals site.

Families may also apply for Free or Reduced Lunch by visiting the WCPSS Website for Free and Reduced Lunch.

Buckhorn Creek Elementary - Buccaneer Gear!!

Check out our school spritiwear here:
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Kindergarten Open House!!

Kindergarten Open House will be Thursday, September 15. Teachers will host these meetings in their rooms and will be provide details about their classrooms. Sessions will begin at 5:00pm and 6:00 pm.

This is an information session for parents. Students are always welcome, but please know the event will be more focused on sharing with parents how each classroom will operate and curriculum.

Important Dates!


  • Sept 9 - Spirit Day - School Colors (Purple & Black)
  • Sept 12 - 3rd Grade BOG Testing
  • Sept 13 - Spirit Night - Brusters Ice Cream @ the school 4:30-6:30
  • Sept 15 - Kindergarten Open House 5-7pm
  • Sept 28 - PTA General Meeting @ 2:45pm
  • Sept 29 - PTA Boosterthon Begins