Buckingham Elementary School
The Mighty Knight Connection - Summer 2014 Issue
Dr. David Bolton - New Superintendent of Elementary Education
Class Placements - Find on Parent Portal Online - 7/18
On Friday, July 18th, 2014 - Buckingham Students (K-6) and Parents will be able to access Class Placement information through the Central Bucks Parent Portal.
Please note: Buckingham will not be sending placement information through the mail. If you already have a Parent Portal account, no further action is required - however, please check and update your phone numbers, email addresses & emergency contacts.
If you have never used Parent Portal, please CLICK HERE to create a Parent Portal account for your family. This is an important tool for parents to access their child's records - and allows families to update important information necessary for timely communications from the school. You can find the same information by going to the Parents/Students tab at the top of the Central Bucks School District website (www.cbsd.org) and locating the Parent Portal Information link.
If you have any questions for the Buckingham Main Office, please contact us at 267-893-4200.
School Supplies - Now Online
To view your child's Grade-Level Supply List, CLICK HERE to be directed to the Buckingham Elementary Website link.
You may also be able to read your child's 2014-15 Teacher Welcome Letter from the "Teacher Websites" tab once class placement information has been published. For letters not yet online, be sure to visit again in the near future.
News & Upcoming Events
Jul. 18 - 2014-2015 Student Class Placements Published - Parent Portal
Aug. 20 - Kindergarten Orientation - 9:00AM - Cafeteria
Aug. 26 - First Day of School for Teachers - Staff Development
Sept. 1 - No School - Holiday (Labor Day)
Sept. 2 - First Day of School for Students 2014-2015
Sept. 5 - PTO - New Family/Student Ice Cream Social - Cafeteria - 7:00PM
Sept. 7 - 9/11 Heroes Run 5K - Doylestown
Sept. 8 - Back to School Night: Gr. 1&2 - 6:00PM; Gr. 5 - 7:15PM
Sept. 9 - Back to School Night: Gr. 3&4 - 6:00PM; Gr. 6 - 7:15PM
Sept. 15 - Back to School Night: Kdg & PEN - 6:30PM
Sept. 17 - PTO General Meeting - 6:30 Reception; 7:00PM Meeting - Cafeteria
Sept. 23 - School Board Meeting - Educational Services Center - 7:30 PM
Sept. 25 - No School - Holiday (Rosh Hashana)
Sept.29-Oct.3 - PTO Fall Book Fair
Kindergarten Orientation - 8/20 - Save the Date!
Who: AM and PM sessions for KDG Students and their Parents
What: Come meet Mrs. Roberts & Mrs. Fillette to learn about the Kindergarten school year, bus safety, and getting to ride a school bus!
When: Wednesday, August 20th, 2014
Where: Buckingham Elementary School – All-Purpose Room
Time: 9:00AM – 11:00AM
*New First Graders may attend the Transportation Department's Bus Orientation
Buckingham "Back to School" Nights - 2014-2015
As a reminder, the first day of school will be Tuesday, September 2, 2014. With the start of school comes our Back to School Nights as they are an important opportunity for all parents to meet with the teachers.
BTS Nights will be held during the first three weeks of school according to the following schedule:
Monday, September 8th - Grades 1 & 2 - 6:00PM-6:45PM; Grade 5 - 7:15PM-8:00PM
Tuesday, September 9th - Grades 3 & 4 - 6:00PM-6:45PM; Grade 6 - 7:15PM-8:00PM
Monday, September 15th - Kindergarten & PEN - 6:30PM-7:15PM
Central Bucks Supports - 9/11 Heroes Run
Summertime at Buckingham
Buckingham continues to prepare for the exciting school year - 2014-2015! Our summer staff is working hard preparing the school for children and teachers:
- Administrative staff is busy creating schedules, finalizing class lists, updating the website, last-minute registrations, and completing staffing assignments.
- Our summer custodians are thoroughly cleaning our halls and classrooms - brightening our building interior and exterior - all throughout a few short (and humid) summer weeks.
- Additional summer repairs and projects: sealing the parking lot, plumbing, tile flooring repairs, insulation, sidewalk repairs, building beautification, the outdoor classroom construction, etc. - will be happening soon to help keep Buckingham beautiful!
Please continue to enjoy your summer vacation - we look forward to welcoming our new students and look forward to the start of school!
Buckingham's Veggie Garden
Throughout the summer, a few dedicated families have been helping maintain our Veggie Garden - reaping the rewards of our spring plantings! Our Veggie Garden Program was started to help our students appreciate the work and effort it takes to grow food - to learn about cultivating plants - and to enjoy great tasting natural, raw foods. Thanks to every parent who helped volunteer throughout the fall, spring and summer!
If interested in helping volunteer on the team beginning in the fall of the 2014-2015 school year, please contact Mrs. Jill Jankowski for more information - 973-477-1810. Thanks to Jill for all of her planning, organization, and continued dedication!
We, the Buckingham School Community, foster the academic, social, and emotional growth of our children. We establish a safe environment that encourages collaboration and life-long learning where students accomplish their personal goals. We are committed to supporting children through a well-structured learning environment built upon research-based best practices. The Buckingham School Community is dedicated to developing creative students of character who are responsible, contributing citizens.
Buckingham Elementary School
PO Box 158, 2414 Durham Road
Buckingham, PA 18912-0158
Principal, Karl Funseth
Principal's Secretary, Janice Petrie