The Compass

"Unlock the Treasure in Every Child" - January 13, 2020

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Just a reminder...School will be CLOSED next Monday, January 20, 2020. This is in observation of MLK Day.

Positivity Project - Prudence

This week our character strength is Prudence!

Prudence is the ability to do the right thing, at the right time, for the right reason. It's a future-oriented way of thinking that helps a person set goals, make plans, and have the discipline to accomplish them. It is cognitive – more a strength of the head than of the heart.

The parent virtue for Prudence is Temperance. Strengths of temperance protect us from excess. Strengths comprised in this virtue are forgiveness, humility/modesty, prudence, and self-control.

Use the quotes and videos below to host discussion with your child.

"A dream doesn't become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination, and hard work." ~ Colin Powell

"Nothing can be done quickly and prudently at the same time." ~Publius Syrus

Are your biggest dreams possible to achieve?

Little Children. Big Dreams.

Prudence Character Card

NC Check-Ins!

NC Check-Ins are interim assessments developed by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) that are aligned to North Carolina grade-level content standards (for reading and mathematics) and North Carolina Essential Standards (for science).

The main purpose of NC Check-Ins is to provide students, teachers, and parents, with immediate in-depth action data and a reliable estimate of students’ current performance on the selected subset of content standards. Both the end-of-grade (EOG) tests and the end-of course (EOC) tests share a common item bank with the NC Check-Ins, which then exposes NC Check-In students to similar item types and rigor found on the EOGs and EOCs.

The NC Check-In administration dates are as follows:

Administration Windows

NC Check-In 2

Jan 28 4th & 5th Math

Jan 30 - 3rd Math & 5th Science

Make Up days will be scheduled as needed.

NC Check-In 3

March-April *More specific dates available soon.

If you have questions or concerns about the NC Check-Ins, please contact your child’s teacher.

Book Fair!

The Buckhorn Creek Elementary PTA is putting on our 2nd annual Book Fair. This is a great opportunity for students to supplement their home libraries with great books while raising funds for free books for their classrooms and the school library.

We can't do it without your help. We need volunteers to help set up the Book Fair on Friday (1/31) afternoon/evening, help the students make book wish lists and purchases throughout the week (2/3 - 2/7), help with Family Night on Tues (2/4), help with Grandparents Day on Thurs (2/6), and help tear down the Book Fair on Fri (2/5) afternoon.

Just an hour of help (or more!) would be greatly appreciated. Please review the available slots below and click on the button to sign up. Thank you and happy reading!

LEGO® Engineering Explorers with Bricks 4 Kidz !

LEGO® Engineering Explorers with Bricks 4 Kidz !

After-School Enrichment Classes from 3:45 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. Tuesday Sessions (Grades K-5)

Bricks 4 Kidz is a STEM-based after school enrichment program that provides your child with an intellectually engaging and fun after school experience by teaching conceptualization and problem solving. Using LEGO® Bricks and Technic® Elements as well as batteries and motors, students will be building working models and exploring the science behind them. Not only is a Bricks 4 Kidz class exciting, but it helps students improve their fine motor skills, reinforce STEM principles, explore their creativity and most importantly, teaches engineering skills to prepare the next generation for the future. Students will explore themes across myriad fields in the Natural and Life Sciences, Energy, Space Exploration, Inventions and Contraptions and many others!

Registration Flyer and Information

TGA Premier Sports

TGA brings the golf course and tennis court to you, making it convenient and affordable to learn and play the sports in a fun and safe environment. Kid-friendly instructors help students develop golf and tennis skills and knowledge, while using the sport to teach valuable life lessons like honesty and sportsmanship. See the TGA Premier Sports flyer for more information and detail.

Spring 2020 Flyer

PTA Spirit Night @ Maco's Pizza

Order from Marco’s Pizza® on January 14th and Marco’s will give our PTA a percentage of the sales generated by you. All types of orders are counted towards the sale ( Carry-Out, Dine In or Delivery). Please mention Buckhorn Creek Elementary School when placing you Delivery or Carryout/Dine In orders.

Holly Springs

133 Grand Hill Place



Order Online at MARCOS.COM

Coffee with the Principal

Thank you to everyone that completed the PTA survey. We have worked with our PTA to analyze the data and are working to respond to your requests.

Part of the data indicated a need to have more face to face opportunities to speak with school administration. Thus, we are going to begin hosting monthly opportunities.

During each meeting we will begin by share information about a relevant topic and then host an open forum dialogue.

We will host our first meeting on January 14th from 9-9:30 a.m in the Media Center. We will discuss how to create a parent account for DreamBox and how to use this to understand your child's academic progress.

We look forward to meeting with you!

Kindergarten registration for 2012-2021 is now open!

Believe it or not, Kindergarten registration for 2020-2021 is now open!

Welcome Class of 2033! All kindergarten students and rising kindergartners can now register online!

Locate your base school. | Learn more about the enrollment process.

A child must be 5 years old on or before August 31 of the current school year to attend kindergarten. In accordance with state law, gifted children who are age 4 by April 16 also will be considered for admission. Visit this site to learn more about early admission for gifted children at

Look for more information on the Kindergarten enrollment process by following this link,

Up Coming Dates!!

  • Jan 14 - Parent Coffee with the Principal

  • Jan 20 - No School - Martin L. King Jr. Day

  • Jan 22 - 3rd Grade In House Science Field Trip (Echols, Turner, Raley)

  • Jan 23 - 3rd Grade In House Science Field Trip (Carley, Lawrence, Dudding)

  • Jan 29 - No School - Teacher Work Day

  • Jan 31 - Spirit Day - Crazy Hair