The Compass

"Unlock the Treasure in Every Child" - March 21, 2022

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Reminder - No School

There will be No School on Monday, March 28. This is a teacher work day.

Cell Phones, Smart watches, and Devices

Cell phones and Smart watches are allowed only if put on Airplane mode in order to disable text messages and phone calls from being received by the phone, watch, or device. Smart watches or any devices are considered a cell phone UNLESS airplane mode is activated.

Students must refrain from using cell phones, Smart Watches, or other devices to send/receive calls or text messages while at school.

We are working hard to minimize disruptions to the classroom. Families should call the office or message the classroom teacher if communication is necessary during the day.

Students will first be given a warning if a cell phone, Smart watch, or other device is found not to be in airplane mode. If additional occurrences arise, the device will be confiscated by staff and other disciplinary measures will be considered.

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Field Day Volunteers

Please consider signing up to help support Field Day -


3rd, 4th, and 5th Graders are encouraged to bring headphones to school ASAP. We will be using them for upcoming testing. Headphones that could be left at school would be appreciated. Thank you

2022-2023 Student Enrollment Intentions

As we approach the 2022-2023 school year, it is important Buckhorn Creek team to have a solid understanding of our expected student enrollment. Thus, we are asking for you to provide us with as much information as possible about your intentions for the 2022-2023 school year.

Please take a moment to complete this quick survey!

Yearbook orders are due!

Purchase your Buccaneer yearbook at and enter the school code 1015984616711453. The cost is $26 which includes 2 free customizable pages.

*Deadline to order your 2021-2020 BCES yearbook is Friday, April 1, 2022.

*5th Grade Recognition Ads due 03.14.22

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Spring "Grab and Go" for our amazing BCES Staff!

PTA is stocking the teachers' lounge with grab & go snacks and drinks on 03.23.22. Please help by signing up to donate items through the signup genius and for more information.

*All items will be collected in morning carline & bus arrival 03/21 & 03/22.

We appreciate your help!

Kindergarten Enrollment!

2022-23 Kindergarten registration is OPEN! Your child must turn 5 by August 31 to be eligible to enroll. Please visit the website below for information on how to enroll. You must start the process at your base school. You may request a transfer to Buckhorn Creek February 25 - March 11 if you will be coming from another base school.

Parent Cafeteria Support

Thank you to everyone that has helped keep our school cafeteria running. Your donation of time has helped keep our school schedule consistent and provided time for teachers. Thank you.

If you are interested in supporting us during the week of February 7, you may access the sign up here.

Meal Benefits Application

Please consider applying for meal benefits as soon as possible . By submitting a qualifying application, families will also support the district in qualifying for additional funds to support students and learning! Also, the NC Department of Health & Human Services is collecting student free and reduced lunch and attendance data from WCPSS to determine any additional Pandemic Electronic Benefits (P-EBT) that will be issued in the coming months! By not applying for these meal benefits, you will miss the potential opportunity to receive direct P-EBT funds for your family!

Yes, meals will still be free for all students through June 2022 but we still need you to complete a meal benefits application so our school can be eligible for this extra education funding next school year. Also, this ensures your student is covered for the first few weeks of school next year. Information about applying for Meal Benefits can be found at Help our school continue to receive this funding by completing an application online at Paper applications can be requested by calling 919-588-3535.

Important Dates


  • March 18 - No School - Teacher Work Day
  • March 28 - No School - Teacher Work Day
  • March 30 - 4th Grade Camp Flintlock
  • March 31 - 5th Grade Camp Flintlock


  • April 5 - Quarter 3 Report Cards sent home
  • April 11-15 - Spring Break