The Compass

"Unlock the Treasure in Every Child" - September 19, 2022

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Matey-Move-a-thon

In 2 weeks, the Buckhorn Creek Matey-Move-a-thon fundraiser will kick off on 09/29/2022! Our goal is to raise $40,000 for a rock climbing wall for the gym & continued funding for the outdoor shelter. We are so excited about this fundraiser because it will be fun for all our students as they take part in Booster’s legendary character-building program, enjoy the Buckhorn Creek Matey-Move-a-thon and get a great boost of school spirit too!

Today we are asking you to REGISTER your family on MYBOOSTER.COM.


Please check out our school’s Facebook page for more information. Thank you for your support!


Piano Accompanist

Mr. Sweet, our music teacher, is excited to plan our chorus concert! We are in need of a parent or community member to accompany our students by sheet music on the piano. If you are interested please email Mr. Sweet at msweet@wcpss.net.

P2 Family Resources

This week our school community will be focusing on the character strength of Curiosity. Curiosity means you like exploration and discovery. You ask lots of questions because you want to learn more about anything and everything.


Curiosity is a crucial component of one’s character. Our innate urge for discovery and exploration is a key element of our human desire for wisdom and knowledge. It’s what keeps us intrigued in the plotlines of movies and books. It’s what pushes us to try new activities or travel to different places. All individuals experience curiosity but differ in their willingness to experience it -- behaviorally, intellectually, and emotionally.


Individuals with the character strength of curiosity are more likely to ask questions and try new things. Curiosity, then, is a form of courage. Asking questions exposes the fact that we don’t know and trying a new activity means we might fail. But, it’s only through asking questions and exploring new opportunities that we learn and grow.


To practice and encourage the character strength of curiosity with your child, please visit the Positivity Project’s P2 for Families (password: P2) where together you will watch a video, read a quote and talk about the answers to three questions.

Fall Pictures

We will host Fall School Pictures on Wednesday, September 21. Order information will be sent home with student this week.

Cell Phones, Smart Watches, & Other Communication 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.

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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.


Important Dates!

September

  • 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 21 - Fall Pictures
  • Sept 28 - PTA General Meeting @ 2:45pm
  • Sept 29 - PTA Boosterthon Begins


October

  • Oct 7 - PTA Boosterthon Fun Run