Pearl S. Buck Elementary

May 24, 2019

Upcoming Dates

Schools Closed:

May 27 - Memorial Day

Early Dismissals:

June 12, 13, 14 - Students dismissed at 1:00 PM.

Upcoming Events:

May 31 - Field Day; 9:30 AM start. (rain date, 6/3)

June 13 - 4th Grade Move-Up Day (Ticketed Event)

Every Friday! Buck Spirit Days. Wear your Pearl Buck spirit shirt, or red and blue.

~ "The Neshaminy community builds futures by empowering each child to become a productive citizen and a lifelong learner." ~

Thank You!

The Pearl Buck staff would like to extend a heartfelt, "THANK YOU", to our PTO for a wonderful luncheon today. From the decorations to the food and music, the "Farm to Table" theme was artistically presented. Below are a few photos from today.

District Art Show Kudos

Congratulations to the Buck students whose artwork was on display at the District Art Show this year. Below are a few photos from last night's event. Thank you to our art teacher, Mrs. McGuigan, for providing excellent art instruction to our students, and for keeping the halls at Pearl Buck beautifully decorated throughout the year.

Field Day Information

Follow this link for complete information regarding Field Day.

Sounding It Out!

Mr. Takacs' students were engaged this week with discovering the elements of sound and pitch. Using a variety of materials, and real string instruments, the group made observations related to how the size or length of something affects the pitch produced by the object. In the photos below, students can be seen working with a kalimba, soda bottles filled with varying amounts of water, metal bars of different lengths, and a string attached to a ruler (moving the cup changed the length of the string).

Warm Weather Attire

To help ensure your child is appropriately dressed and prepared for the approaching warm weather, please use the following information to guide clothing choices for school.

  • T-shirt-style shirts are the simplest choice. They cover all that needs to be covered.
  • Please avoid shirts that expose the torso due to a mid-waist length, or large arm holes allowing the torso and/or undergarments to be seen.
  • Sandal-style shoes are to have a firm sole and heel strap. No flip-flop styles.
  • Sneakers are best. They protect the foot and allow for easy running and play.
  • Water bottles for recess are permitted.
  • Hats for recess are also permitted.
  • Please apply sun-screen at home.

Free and Mostly Free Things to do this summer.

Follow this link for a list of free and mostly free things to do this summer. Thanks to Mrs. Krom for taking her time to create this list. We can't vouch for the businesses or accuracy of the information on the sites, but we thought the various links would be helpful to get you started with some ideas for those unscheduled or rainy summer days.

4th Grade Move-Up Ceremony

June 13th - 4th Grade Move Up Ceremony. This will be a ticketed event. Due to space limitations, only 2 tickets per 4th grade family will be provided. Guests will be admitted into the school beginning at approximately 9:15. Seating is limited to ticketed individuals. If a parent must bring a non-school-age child, the child must sit on the parent's lap. Strollers cannot be accommodated.

What should my child wear for the ceremony?

We ask for all 4th grade students to be neatly dressed for Move-Up Day. Please do not feel you need to purchase special clothing for this event. Boys are encouraged to wear a shirt with a collar, pants like khakis or dress pants, and dress shoes. Dress shorts for boys and girls are also appropriate. Necklines and hem lines should be conservative. Students will be seated in chairs on the stage. Please keep this in mind when choosing attire. Line of sight from the floor may present uncomfortable situations. Flip flops or similar casual footwear are not appropriate for this event. Students will be walking up steps and across the stage during the ceremony. If you have questions about an outfit, please feel free to call or email Mr. Kern.

Volunteer Clearances

Parents who plan to serve as chaperones and volunteers for school must have current clearances on file with the school. For additional information on clearances, including all related links, please visit this District webpage. Since the process can take several weeks, please file for your clearances ASAP so that they are in place when needed.

PTO Board Member Maureen Krom is offering free Notary services for any Buck parent who may need to have volunteer forms notarized. You can contact Mrs. Krom at

Be Allergy Aware!

Due to varied allergy and dietary needs, please contact your child's teacher before sending in food or other items intended to be distributed to students in a classroom (e.g. birthday celebrations, class parties). 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 within a classroom, teachers may choose to avoid food-oriented experiences altogether. Please consider non-food treats as an alternative. Speak directly with your child's teacher. Do not send in any items until the teacher has responded and confirmed the appropriateness of your request. Thanks!