Pearl S. Buck Elementary

December 4, 2015

PTO Chic-Fil-A Night

Monday, Dec. 7th, 5-8pm

2424 East Lincoln Highway

Langhorne, PA

Need a night out? Consider supporting our PTO by having dinner at the Oxford Valley Chic-Fil-A! A percentage of the evening's proceeds will be donated to our PTO.

Happy Hanukkah!

The staff at Pearl Buck Elementary would like to extend our warmest thoughts to our families celebrating Hanukkah, which begins on Sunday, December 6th.

Please Help Decorate our Giving Tree

With the start of the holiday season, we have assembled our Giving Tree, located in the main lobby of Pearl Buck. Throughout December, we will be collecting new hats, scarves, pairs of mittens, warm gloves and warm socks. Please consider decorating our Giving Tree by placing a donated item on the branches. We hope to have a fully adorned tree before December 23rd. All items will be donated to local charities.

Upper Lot/Lower Lot

Please use only the upper lot for drop-off and pick-up of your child. This keeps the lower lot clear for our buses and vans. Thanks for your cooperation.

4th Grade Blasts-Off into Thanksgiving

Just before Thanksgiving, our fourth grade students enjoyed a rocket-building event. Working with partners from each homeroom, the teams each created a construction-paper rocket fuselage and then placed water and an effervescent tablet within a film canister to create an engine to shoot the rockets into the air. Some blasted into a spectacular 'splat' while others travelled as high as 8 feet! It was messy, but it sure was fun!!

Holiday Concert for Orchestra and Chorus

Thursday, Dec. 17th, 7:30pm

2250 Langhorne Yardley Road

Langhorne, PA

Maple Point Middle School

Musings from the Cleafland Zoo

Mr. Knight recently asked his students to develop an informative writing piece based upon a creature created from leaves. Below are a few examples of the rapscallions one can find at the Cleafland Zoo.

Tower Time!

First graders were up to the architectural challenge of designing and building towers from 3-D shapes. The math activity was connected to working with shapes and patterns. Children constructed models using 3-D shapes to determine which shapes can stack, and why their design worked, or why it did not work.

Did you know....?

  • The Delaware colony became the first ‘state’ to ratify the U.S. Constitution in December 1815.
  • December 3rd was Let’s Hug Day. (We hope you received a hug or two!)
  • December 5th is National Blue Jeans Day.
  • On December 8th, 1961—the Beach Boys released their first single, “Surfin,” on Candix Records.
  • In December of 1803 the Louisiana Purchase took place and France sold us a chunk of land.

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