Buckingham Elementary School
The Mighty Knight Connection - Issue 4 - October 2015
60-Years in Education - 1955-2015
Every Moment Matters!
October is halfway through and the ghosts and ghouls are preparing for Halloween Night!
In next week's 10/22 Thursday Folder, please look for our Halloween Guidelines so you are aware of procedures for the parade and parties.
Buckingham is making preparations to celebrate Halloween with a Parade Celebration held on Friday, October 30th. We hope you will be able to join us for the morning parade beginning at 9:30AM - outdoors (weather permitting). Please dress appropriately for all weather conditions. If weather becomes a factor, a morning email announcement will send an update.
As per PA State CHILD ABUSE Guidelines, ALL SCHOOL VOLUNTEERS MUST HAVE THEIR VOLUNTEER CLEARANCES ON FILE WITH CB HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT. Class Party Food drop-off will take place from 8:30AM-9:30AM and 1:00PM-2:00PM on the 30th. If you have refrigerated items, please bring during the Afternoon 1:00PM time. Secondly, only parent Halloween party volunteers (with clearances) will gain access to classrooms during our afternoon parties. More information will be shared by your classroom's Parent Homeroom Coordinator about class needs for the 30th.
No GLASS Water Bottles or Containers
Volunteer Process - If You Need to SIGN-UP - READ BELOW!
If you have already submitted your information to the District - you do not need to have any further paperwork.
All NEW Volunteers - Please go to the website to complete the online process for submission of volunteer paperwork. The link and a quick video explaining how to do this, in order to make it more user friendly, is available here: http://www.cbsd.org/Page/355.
Parent Volunteers, you do not need to go to the Ad Center as they no longer accept clearances at the building. New volunteers simply upload onto the website and receive a volunteer pass in the mail after they have completed all steps.
"Parent Portal" Reminder
The Central Bucks School District uses Infinite Campus as its student information system. The Parent Portal allows parents/guardians to view schedules, attendance, immunizations, and assessment information. Parents can also update demographic information for their family. The Parent Portal is open. For more information on the parent portal please visit the CBSD web site, or contact Mrs. Petrie at 267.893.4200.
All elementary school parents will also be able to view, print, and/or save their child’s 1st Marking Period progress report directly from the Parent Portal.
News & Upcoming Events
Oct. 15 - "Fed Up" Screening - Lenape Middle School - 7:00PM
Oct. 17 - Buckingham PTO Fall Fest
Oct. 19-23 - National Red-Ribbon Week (See Red-Ribbon Flyer Form for more info)
Oct. 19&20 - 5th Grades Ropes Course
Oct. 27 - Central Bucks School Board Meeting - Educational Services Center - 7:30PM
Oct. 28 - Buckingham Emergency Preparation: Lockdown Drill (PM)
Oct. 30 - Halloween Parade - 9:30AM; Location - TBD
Oct. 30 - 6th Grade Halloween Party - 7:00PM-9:00PM - Haunted Cafeteria
Oct. 31 - Halloween (Saturday) - Have a Safe Night!
Nov. 1 - Daylight Savings - "Fall Back" (Sunday)
Nov. 3 - Election Day
Nov. 6 - Mighty Knight at the Movies - 7:00PM (Parent Speaker Series)
Nov. 10 - Central Bucks School Board meeting - Educational Services Center - 7:30PM
Nov. 11 - Veterans Day at Buckingham
Nov. 13 - PTO Family Fun Night: Fall Bingo
Nov. 17 - Picture Retake Day - Bring Original Photos for Exchange
Nov. 19&20 - No Kindergarten Classes (KDG Conferences)
Nov. 23 - Half-Day of School for Grade 1-6 Students/Parent Conferences PM (No KDG)
Nov. 24 - Half-Day of School for Grade 1-6 Students/Parent Conferences PM (No KDG)
Nov. 25-27 - No School - Thanksgiving Holiday
Nov. 30 - School Resumes
Red Ribbon Week
CBSD - Parent Positive Series - 2015-2016
Music Room News
4th graders are beginning their journey into Recorder Karate! Students have received their lessons books, and instruments will be coming shortly! Look for a special letter detailing the website students should use to practice their songs at home.
Buckingham 5th and 6th grade Chorus is off to a great start – we look forward to performing in the Buckingham Holiday Concert along with the Band and Strings on December 15th.
Buckingham students in grades 2 through 6 will soon be preparing some special musical selections to honor and thank our guests at a special assembly on Veterans Day, November 11th.
11/11/15 - Veteran's Day at Buckingham - Military Invitation
We are extending an invitation to the family members of any current student who serves or served in the United States military to join us for a tribute to veterans on Wednesday, November 11th.
Please contact Mrs. Doris Borghi to RSVP by November 6th. Details and information was distributed in Thursday Folder this week. We would simply like to acknowledge the veterans in our families. Parents, due to limited space for our assembly, thank you for understanding that this occasion is for our students, staff, and honored guests only.
CB East Presents: A Christmas Carol - 11/20-11/22
Bucks County World Language
There are 4-spaces left for the 2015-16 school year - Three days per week, After-school 3:45-4:45, Total Immersion Program, Culture & Conversation
See more at: http://cbsd.org/Domain/10#sthash.Y4FWRq9D.dpuf
CB Cares: Bucks County Pumpkin Festival - 10/24/2015
Young Rembrandts: Power of Drawing - Session-2 Sign-Up Information
Young Rembrandts' is starting another drawing class session for students. The 6-week session begins on Friday, October 30th - 3:45 to 4:45pm. Click here for the mail in enrollment, or enroll online at www.youngrembrandts.com/buxmont-pa
CB Cares Boomerang Nominations
Students/Parents/Teachers, please nominate a Buckingham student by clicking here! In your paragraph, include how your nominee exemplifies this month’s asset. Nominations are due to Mr. Rosica by Monday, October 23rd.
Buckingham Goes to the Pumpkin Patch
Fire Safety/Prevention Assemblies
Buckingham Garden Harvest
From the Buckingham PTO
Buckingham PTO Fall Fest - THIS WEEKEND SATURDAY, OCTOBER 17TH
Fall Fest is tomorrow Saturday October 17th from 10am-3pm.
It is a fun-filled day with games, silent auction, basket raffles, teacher/staff raffles, food, bake sale and more! We look forward to seeing everyone there! It's our school's largest event and fun for the entire family.
If you have a spare hour, you can still sign up on Sign-Up Genius - Click Here - Every little bit helps!
SORRY - THIS IS NOT A STUDENT DROP-OFF EVENT - PLEASE REMAIN WITH CHILDREN
Book Fair Thank You
A MONSTROUS “Thank You” to the students, families, staff, and volunteers involved with the Fall Book Fair. Our Monster theme had the students and staff excited to visit the fair and see the furry creatures lurking amongst the books. The vast selection of books provided an opportunity for all readers to find something that they found interesting. The Classroom Wish List program provided children and their families the opportunity to donate books to help build our teachers libraries. Our library was able to add over 70 new titles to their shelves that our children will now be able to access due to the success of the Book Fair.
Many thanks to Mrs. Kraus and Mrs. Diodati for allowing us the use of the library to host the Fair as well as their tireless, hands-on support. Congratulations to all of our Raffle winners: Student Guessing Game Raffle: Sylvia Padin-Jimenez, Family Raffle Basket: Kathleen Campbell, and Teacher Raffle: Mrs. Rosztoczy.
Feel GROOVY this Spring, when “Peace, Love and Books” come to our library for our Spring Scholastics Book Fair. Coming March 2016!
The Book Fair Committee
PTO General Meeting Update
The PTO held it's general meeting on September 24th at 6:30pm. Here are some of the highlights:
- Mrs. Doherty came and explained more about the QUEST program (Questions and Understanding through Engineering, Science, and Technology) and the exciting projects our kids have already done. All the parents were in agreement, we wish we could go to QUEST, too! To find out more information go to: http://www.cbsd.org/quest
- The Board proposed amending the PTO Bylaws to change the number of General PTO Meetings from 5 times a year to 3 times a year due to low attendance the past few years. The amendment was approved. The PTO will continue to update families through email blasts and the PTO Facebook Page (www.facebook.com/BuckinghamPTO). Please go and like our page to keep up with the latest news! The next PTO General Meeting will be January 21st at 9:30am.
- The Board proposed raising and using $9,000 for the creation of a Gaga Pit on the playground. The funds were approved and the price is being split by the District. More information on the Gaga Pit, District Facilities Department Support of the plan, a new Unit of Study and Student Instruction will be provided at a later date. For more information about Gaga – Click here: https://www.gagacenter.com/nyc/about/what-is-gaga/ .
Buckingham Elementary School
PO Box 158, 2414 Durham Road
Buckingham, PA 18912-0158
Principal, Karl Funseth
Principal's Secretary, Janice Petrie
Central Bucks School District
Central Office - Administrative Services Center
20 Welden Drive
Doylestown, PA 18901
Superintendent, Dr. David Weitzel
Assistant Superintendent of Secondary, Dr. Nancy Silvious
Assistant Superintendent of Elementary, Dr. David Bolton