The Compass

"Unlock the Treasure in Every Child" - March 28, 2022

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Reminder - No School

There will be No School on Monday, March 28. This is a teacher work day.


Our focus this week will be on the character strength of Humor.

Humor is a sense of playfulness and lightness. It is a way of looking at and describing the world that brings laughter to people. A person with the strength of humor is skilled at seeing at the funny side of things, bringing smiles and laughter to others, and identifying and communicating the absurdities in life. People with this strength don’t specifically need to be joke tellers, although many are.

The parent virtue for the Humor 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.

Please use these quotes, video links, and character card to host conversations with your child about the character strength.

"A day without laughter is a day wasted." ~Charlie Chaplin

"I love making people laugh. And I love laughing." ~Kevin Hart

Kid President & Thomas Lennon Fix Global Sadness (YouTube Comedy Week)

April Fool's Day Facts for Kids

Character Card

August 2020-April 2021Check out the P2 for Families website, which contains 1 quote, 1 video, and 3 questions for your family to discuss. This is designed to be easy for parents to use to lead conversations around the importance of character strengths and positive relationships. It is differentiated for grades Pre-K-2, 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12. Most of these webpages are password protected and the password (very simple) is: P2

Camp Flintlock

This week our 4th and 5th graders will be participating in Colonial life with Camp Flintlock. This experience will take them back in time as they discover how life was lived during the Revolutionary War.

The experience typically includes the firing of a cannon and a musket. The experience does not use ammunition, but simply recreates the sounds that soldiers and civilians encountered on a daily basis. Our school staff has collaborated with the Holly Springs Police Department. We simply want to ensure members of our community are aware. These events will take place on Wednesday, March 30 and Thursday, March 31.

Buckhorn Creek Elementary - PTA Blood Drive

Click on this button to connect to the sign up!

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Field Day!

Parents that were unable to sign up are welcome to attend as a spectator.


3rd, 4th, and 5th Graders are encouraged to bring headphones to school ASAP. We will be using them for upcoming testing. Headphones that could be left at school would be appreciated. Thank you

2022-2023 Student Enrollment Intentions

As we approach the 2022-2023 school year, it is important Buckhorn Creek team to have a solid understanding of our expected student enrollment. Thus, we are asking for you to provide us with as much information as possible about your intentions for the 2022-2023 school year.

Please take a moment to complete this quick survey!

Yearbook orders are due!

Purchase your Buccaneer yearbook at and enter the school code 1015984616711453. The cost is $26 which includes 2 free customizable pages.

*Deadline to order your 2021-2020 BCES yearbook is Friday, April 1, 2022.

*5th Grade Recognition Ads due 03.14.22

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Kindergarten Enrollment!

2022-23 Kindergarten registration is OPEN! Your child must turn 5 by August 31 to be eligible to enroll. Please visit the website below for information on how to enroll. You must start the process at your base school. You may request a transfer to Buckhorn Creek February 25 - March 11 if you will be coming from another base school.

Parent Cafeteria Support

Thank you to everyone that has helped keep our school cafeteria running. Your donation of time has helped keep our school schedule consistent and provided time for teachers. Thank you.

If you are interested in supporting us during the week of February 7, you may access the sign up here.

Important Dates


  • March 28 - No School - Teacher Work Day
  • March 30 - 4th Grade Camp Flintlock
  • March 31 - 5th Grade Camp Flintlock
  • March 31 - Spirit Night - Freddy's


  • April 5 - Quarter 3 Report Cards sent home
  • April 11-15 - Spring Break