Buckingham Elementary School
The Mighty Knight Connection - April 2016 - Issue 16
Celebrating 60-years of Educating Children - 2015-2016!
Every Moment Matters!
Buckingham Presents: Schoolhouse Rock LIVE, Jr. - 4/28 & 4/29
Schoolhouse Rock LIVE, Jr. - will be coming to the Buckingham Stage! The selected 5th & 6th Grade students have been working since January and their efforts will be on display during the evenings of April 28 & 29. Please note, the whole student body will be seeing the show during school hours on April 28th.
Seats for the show will be $5 per ticket - small children may sit on your lap. Please, no video-taping of the show due to strict copyright laws!
School Calendar Update
PSSA Schedule & Important Parent Information
- COMPLETED - April 11, 12, 13 and 14 - English Language Arts Assessment - 4-Sections
- April 18, 19 and 20 - Math - 3-Sections
- April 25 & 26 - Science (4th Grade Only) - 2-Sections
Please be sure students are getting good rest and have a healthy breakfast so they can maximize their efforts throughout the PSSA's! Thank you!
News & Upcoming Events
Apr. 18-20 - PSSA: Math Assessment - Grades 3-6
Apr. 22 - No School - Holiday (Passover)
Apr. 25 & 26 - PSSA: Science - Grade 4 (Only)
Apr. 26 - Central Bucks School Board Meeting - Educational Services Center - 7:30PM
Apr. 27 - Administrative Professional's Day (Secretary Day)
Apr. 28 & 29 - Buckingham Presents: Schoolhouse Rock LIVE, Jr. Musical - Curtain 7:00PM (each night)
Apr. 29 - 6th Grade Field Trip - Clean Streams
May 3 - National Teacher Appreciation Day
May 11 - National School Nurse Appreciation Day
May 8 - Mother's Day
May 10 - Central Bucks School Board Meeting - Educational Services Center - 7:30PM
May 13 - Spirit Day - Wear Blue and Gold
May 13 - Buckingham PTO Walk Fundraiser - Students Only (Grade-Level Schedule)
May 16 - 1st & 2nd Grade Evening Concert - (6:30PM - First Gr.) (7:30PM - Second Gr.)
May 19 - Spirit Day - Dress Like a Tourist Day
May 19 - Buckingham PTO General Meeting - Cafeteria - 7:30PM
May 24 - Central Bucks School Board Meeting - Educational Services Center - 7:30PM
May 25 - Buckingham Field Day - Class Schedule TBD
May 27 - Science Fair Set-Up - 3:00PM-4:30PM
May 30 - Memorial Day Holiday - No School
May 31 - Science Fair - Evening Event
YMCA 2nd Grade Swim Initiative - Free for Qualifying Children
Patriot Players: Children's Theater Workshop - 5/14
The CB East Patriot Players are once again hosting a Children's Theatre Workshop on Saturday, May 14, 1:00 - 4:30 pm! This event has become increasingly popular with elementary school students.
Elementary aged students, grades 1-6, are invited to join us for a fun-filled day of singing, dancing and acting. The cost of the event is $25 per student. Students will receive a "Junior Patriot Player" t-shirt and snack. All proceeds will benefit the Make-a-Wish Foundation!
Must register in advance - to do so, please CLICK HERE - and open Registration Form for "Children's Theater Workshop."
Contact Sasha Eisenberg with questions.
Central Bucks Summer Community School - Swimming Lessons!
CB Cares Boomerang Nominations
April: Reading for Pleasure. Young person reads for pleasure most days of the week, either alone, with family members, or with friends.
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 Friday, April 22nd .
Buckingham Engineer Expo - Student-Creators Excel!
Bucks County Reading Olympics - Buckingham "Blue Ribbons" the Evening
Buckingham Spirit Assembly - Reverse Order
On April 8th, Buckingham Students and Staff celebrated 'Backwards/Inside Out" Day with a wonderful musical assembly titled Reverse The Trend. It was an Anti-Bullying concert and assembly created by the young band Reverse Order (featured on America's Got Talent in 2012). The band started the program by performing a few songs to excite and engage the students using popular music that all enjoyed. Reverse Order continued the assembly by sharing their individual stories of how they were bullied, and how they overcame it in a safe and productive way.
For more information about the band and their message, click here.
Buckingham Celebrates our "Mighty" 3rd MP at the Movies!
Teach Children to Save Day
5th & 6th Grade PEN Students visit NASTAR Center
5th and 6th PEN students visited NASTAR Center on Monday, April 4th. NASTAR is a business located in Southampton that is known worldwide for researching, designing, and manufacturing flight and space training equipment. Students had the opportunity to tour the facility and learn about some of the equipment used to prepare astronauts for space, such as an altitude chamber and centrifuge. Students also had the opportunity to design and engineer some of their own creations! This trip served as a great connection to the 5th and 6th grade PEN unit about colonizing Mars.
NASTAR offers a variety of STEM camps for students of varying ages. If you are interested in these opportunities, please check out what they have to offer here: NASTAR STEM CAMPS
Google Earth State Fair - 4th Grade - Cleary
Senator McIlhinney Meets Buckingham Students to Discuss the Environment
After conducting research on the amount of waste created by the use and disposal of thin plastic grocery bags, one 6th grade PEN team wrote letters to their local legislators asking to address this growing concern to help protect our environment. The students, in favor of a instituting a ban on plastic bags in our area, got a response from Senator Chuck McIlhinney, representing the 10th District.
Senator McIlhinney took the time to come to Buckingham to meet with this group of students, listen to their concerns, and discuss the conversation currently taking place in the Pennsylvania Senate regarding this issue. The students enjoyed the opportunity to voice their concerns and enjoyed learning what they can do to help protect the environment! Thanks to Senator McIlhinney for taking the time to meet with our students!
From the Buckingham PTO
Buckingham Night at Sweet Pea Ice Cream Shoppe
Going GAGA for Buckingham Walk - Sign-Up to Volunteer
Information came home Thursday Folder this week. Please review to support our efforts in (1) Helping make a Wish Come True with the Make a Wish Foundation and (2) Completing the GAGA Pit project on our Buckingham Playground!
Every Step Matters!
Sign-Up HERE - Grade-Level Walk Schedule Coming Soon!
General PTO Meeting - May 19th Elections
Buckingham PTO will be "Passing the Torch" to new volunteers for:
Please come to our 6:30PM Meeting on Thursday, May 19 to show your support for our school! Also, we will get a "year in review" about the highlights of the Buckingham QUEST Program from Mrs. Doherty!
Buckingham Elementary School
PO Box 158, 2414 Durham Road
Buckingham, PA 18912-0158
Principal, Karl Funseth
Principal's Secretary, Janice Petrie