Buckingham Elementary School
The Mighty Knight Connection - February - Issue 11
Making Our Mark!
Buckingham Elementary Receives 2012-2013 Governor's Award for Excellence in Academics!
School Calendar Update!
At the January 14th School Board Meeting, an updated calendar was approved rescheduling two of the missed days of school due to poor weather conditions.
1. (NEW) - April 21 is now a Full Day of School for Students.
2. (Previously Communicated) - June 13th is the Last Day of School for Students - 1/2-Day 12:10PM dismissal for all students, PM KDG reports in the AM. (AM KDG last day June 12.)
Please note, the School Calendar will likely be amended again due to the two most-recent snow days (1/22 & 2/3) and any oher future weather events. Also, please be sure to check inclement weather link on the CBSD webpage and/or learn how to receive text alert updates to your mobile phone.
News & Upcoming Events
February 2 - Groundhog's Day
February 5 - 2nd Marking Period Report Cards Distributed
February 6 - CANCELLED - NOVA Cyber-Bullying Prevention - C. Spring Elem - 7:00PM
February 10 - Boomerang Breakfast - Invitation Only (1st Semester Recipients) - 8:30AM
February 11 - Reading Olympics Meeting - Library - 8:00AM
February 11 - School Board Meeting - Educational Services Center - 7:30PM
February 12 - 6th Grade Assessment (Radcliff) - 1-week
February 13 - School-Wide Emergency Drill - Shelter-In-Place Drill - AM
February 14 - Valentine's Day
February 17 - President's Day - NO SCHOOL
February 19 - Market Day - 3:00PM-5:00PM - Gym Foyer
February 21 - Spirit Day - Pajama Day
February 24-28 - Jump Rope for Heart - Phys. Ed Classes
February 25 - Reading Olympics Meeting - Library - 8:00AM
February 25 - 2nd Grade PEN Field Trip - Bridge Valley Forensic Day
February 25 - School Board Meeting - Educational Services Center - 7:30PM
NOVA - East Cluster Cyber-Bullying Presentation - 2/6
Kindergarten & 1st Grade Registration for 2014-2015 School Year
It is never too soon to start thinking about next year! Please click HERE for information regarding next year's Kindergarten & 1st Grade Registration. To be eligible for Kindergarten for the 2014-2015 school year, a child must be 5 years of age, on or before August 31, 2014. If you know of anyone - friends, neighbors, etc. - please share this information so they realize registration for next school year is OPEN. Accurate registration numbers allow for best planning options as we prepare staffing throughout the late spring/early summer!
2014 PSSA Dates for Buckingham Elementary
The following dates have been established for the PSSA Schedule at Buckingham. Attendance during this time is imperative, and we would appreciate avoiding doctor appointment conflicts or vacation requests that interrupt your child's testing schedule (During the AM).
Grade 3-6 PSSA Reading and Math - March 17th through March 24th
Grade 5 PSSA Writing - March 31st through April 3rd
Grade 4 PSSA Science - April 28th & 29th
Also, please be directed to Assessment Information for Central Bucks and visit the "Parent Overview for PSSA Testing" on that same page.
CB's New Standards-Based Report Card "Cluster Meeting" Update
Mark your calendar for Monday, April 7th at 7:00 PM. The Central Bucks Report Card Committee will make an informational presentation to the CB East Cluster parents at Cold Spring Elementary School.
Parents are encouraged to attend their specific Cluster Group, but if the "CB East Cluster" timing does not fit your schedule, you are invited to attend another cluster's session.
UPDATE - PLEASE NOTE: The other Cluster's meeting times have changed from our initial newsletter.
The new dates are:
- Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 7:00PM - Pine Run Elementary (CB West Cluster)
- Monday, April 28, 2014 - 700PM - Titus Elementary (CB South Cluster)
CB Cares Boomerang Nominations
February: #26 Caring - Young person values service to others, in their family, school, or community. He/she commits to meaningful and caring actions.
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, February19th.
Buckingham's "Operation Helping Hand" - 2014
See below to find out how your student can contribute aNon-Perishable food item for the United Way of Bucks County. Review the Grade-Level Food List below the poster! Bring in canned food to Buckingham - More information to come!
Spirit Assembly - DEAF-initely Magic with Sam Sandler
Mr. Sam Sandler and his assistant Tara, entertained Buckingham with an educational performance of Magic and Illusion! Sam accomplished this goal on the morning of January 16th - and what might be more magical than the magic itself - Sam began his performance only to reveal later that he is completely deaf. Mr. Sandler has embraced his deafness and created a new show called DEAFinitely Magic. The goal of this show was to teach about deaf history and culture (including some sign-langauge) while inspiring the students to pursue their dreams regardless of what hardships life hands them.
Family Fun & Fitness Night at Buckingham
On Friday, January 31st, Buckingham Elementary School celebrated the hard work and dedication of our Mighty Knights at Family Fun and Fitness Night. Students who were recognized with a Mighty Knight certificate during the second marking period were invited back to school on Friday evening to participate in family games, activities, and events. Zumba, Jump Roping, Twister, Karate, Yoga, and many other “Fun and Fit” activities were offered for all to enjoy. Way to go Mighty Knights!
- Mr. Rosica and Mr. Durie for the coordination and organization of the event!
- The teachers, staff, and parents who helped facilitate activities - with the help from student members of the CB East Key Club!
- Our Community Groups/Organizations who helped inform and inspire us to stay "Fit!
- Thanks to the Buckingham PTO for sponsoring FFFN!
See below for pictures of the evening!
...From the Buckingham PTO
Buckingham Elementary PTO - General Meeting - "Make Your Mark"
2013-2014 Buckingham Mighty Knight Yearbooks - ON SALE!
Yearbooks are on sale for the month of February.... Due date is February 28th. Order Forms were included in the January 30th Thursday Folder. more order forms are located in the Main Office.
Books are $15 apiece.
Make check payable to : Buckingham Elementary PTO
Questions please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 215-630-0697
Scholastic Spring Book Fair - "FIESTA!" at Buckingham!
PTO Open Positions for the 2014-2016 School Years
Parent-Leaders Needed! Have you wondered how you might be able to make a significant impact at Buckingham Elementary? Do you want to be on a team with other parents who want to make positive contributions to your child's school?
If you're interested in being a contributing volunteer in your child's elementary school, consider one of the open positions on the PTO Executive Board! The Buckingham PTO has three open positions for the 2014-2015-2016 school years - all are 2-year positions:
- Vice President
- Recording Secretary
If you're interested in learning more about the positions and expectations, please contact Co-Presidents, Mrs. Denise Forest or Mrs. Cindy Meyers.
We, the Buckingham School Community, foster the academic, social, and emotional growth of our children. We establish a safe environment that encourages collaboration and life-long learning where students accomplish their personal goals. We are committed to supporting children through a well-structured learning environment built upon research-based best practices. The Buckingham School Community is dedicated to developing creative students of character who are responsible, contributing citizens.
Buckingham Elementary School
PO Box 158, 2414 Durham Road
Buckingham, PA 18912-0158
Principal, Karl Funseth
Principal's Secretary, Janice Petrie