The Compass

"Unlock the Treasure in Every Child" - January 6, 2020

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Positivity Project - Hope/Optimism!

This week our character strength is Hope & Optimism!

Hope and optimism represent a state of hopefulness and confidence about the future (both short and long term). People with this strength are future oriented. They have a positive vision of what the future holds and maintain confidence that they will get there. They keep a positive attitude despite setbacks – and often find ways to convert what seems like an obstacle into a stepping-stone to achieve their goals.

The parent virtue for perseverance is Transcendence. These strengths allow people to rise above their troubles and find meaning in the larger universe. Strengths of transcendence are appreciation of beauty and excellence, connection/purpose, gratitude, hope/optimism, and humor.

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

"Your positive action combined with your positive thinking results in success." ~Shiv Khera

"Hope transforms pessimism and optimism. Hope in invincible" ~Daisaku Ikeda

Values Optimism

Life is Good - Our Story

Hope & Optimism Character Card

Welcome Back!

School will resume on January 6, 2020! We look forward to seeing everyone. Carpool will begin at 8:45 a.m. Instruction will begin at 9:15am.

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

Specials Newsletter!

Please take a moment to review the January Specials Newsletter. Learn about what our students will be doing in Music, Art, Media, Social Thinking, and PE.

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,

School Expo Tours!!

Know a family interested in joining the Buckhorn Creek Elementary School community! Please pass along our school Expo dates and time for them to register and tour!

January 8th - 10am-12pm

January 8th - 5:30pm-7:00pm

Up Coming Dates!!

  • January 6, 2020 - School Resumes

  • Jan 14 - Parent Breakfast 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