Buckingham Brief

December 17, 2018

Looking Ahead...

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December 17-Holiday Concert 7:00pm

December 21- Half day for Students-Dismissal 12:10pm (Kindergarten 11:25am)

December 24-January 1-School Holiday-No School

CB Calendar Adjustments

Dear Central Bucks School District Family,

As a reminder, a number of corrections were made to the district’s printed calendar of events.

  • December 17 – CORRECT AS LISTED - No Kindergarten – Kindergarten Parent Conferences
  • December 21 – Early Dismissal K-12, PM Kindergarten Attends in the AM (Previously stated “No PM Kindergarten”)
  • March 15 – Early Dismissal K-6, Full Day 7-12, PM Kindergarten Attends in the AM
  • June 14 – Last Day of School, No PM Kindergarten, K-12 Early Dismissal (Previously stated “No AM Kindergarten”)

Mrs. Rosztoczy's Third Grade Class

While studying the lunar landing in our Solar System unit, we built rockets and rocket launchers (using straws, balloons, and paper) to consistently hit a target. We used our STEM skills to plan, test, and improve our rocket designs for better, more accurate flight. We were excited to hear that on the same we did our project NASA sent a real rocket up to the International Space Station to deliver supplies to the astronauts working and doing experiments there.

The Golden Utensil Lunch - A Recognition of Positive Classroom Lunch Choices

Students from our featured classrooms enjoyed fine dining In-Style as they entered the Buckingham Cafe during their respective lunch periods. Winning classes were: Mrs. Story - Grade 1; Mr. Smith - Grade 2; and Mr. Radcliff - Grade 6. Each earned this special lunch which was served by Mr. Estep and Mr. Rosica. These classes were able to enjoy this special treat because they modeled the 6 Buckingham Pillars during lunch, but also demonstrated cleanliness and self-control. Congratulations to each of these students!

Naiotnal Consititution Center - Citizenship Challenge: 2018 Mrs. Raitt's 5th Grade Class

Besting 200+ entries for a face-off at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia before a panel that included former mayor and governor, Ed Rendell, Mrs. Raitt's 5th graders took home SECOND PLACE from the Citizenship Challenge! The annual event is sponsored by The Rendell Center for Civics and Civic Engagement. This year's competition focused on the 1st Amendment. Buckingham students demonstrated mastery of these bedrock principles: "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances." The kids' presentation was creative, engaging, & informative, stirring the panel to ask probing questions (which students handled with aplomb!). It was a real privilege to watch the kids show what they know about the first amendment! #buckinghamconstitutionalscholars
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Second Grade

2nd grade “adopted” 2 families through Bucks county children and youth. Our students earned money by doing chores at home. They then used that money to buy items on the families’ “wish lists”. This experience tied into good citizenship ( under CB’s social studies Communities Unit). It helped students learn the value of giving to our community.

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First Grade Stem Challenge

After learning about how snowflakes are formed, 1st graders in Mrs. Fillette's class (with help from 4th grade buddies in Ms. Vollman's), try to build them (symmetrical, six-sided and able to freely hang) with only a small set of materials. Very "cool", first grade!

Science Alive

Science Alive, was organized and run by Buckingham parents, allowing primary students to get a hands-on experience with natural phenomena and think critically about how things function in the world around them. Buckingham future physicists, chemists, biologists, and much more can say they began their training here...

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