The Compass

"Unlock the Treasure in Every Child" - September 26, 2022

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We’re only ONE week away from our Buckhorn Creek Matey-Move-a-thon and our students and staff are so excited! We’re looking forward to having fun and building community together.

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Thank you for supporting our school - we are grateful for our amazing school community!

Field Trips

We are excited to once again provide students with learning opportunities through the use of field trips. Our staff has worked hard to find field trip opportunities that align to instruction and support the development of relationships. We have also worked to ensure field trips are cost effective. We will have a combination of On and Off campus field trips this year. More specific information will be sent home for each grade level in the coming weeks.

However, we did want to provide families the opportunity to pay for field trips in advance. Please visit our Online School Payments website to make a payment for your child's field trips.

We have also provided the option for families to make a "Field Trip Donation" of any amount preferred. If you wish to help support another student, simply click the "Field Trip Donation" and add the additional amount you wish to donate. These funds will be used to help ensure ALL of our students have access to these great learning opportunities.

Military Connected Families - Please complete this survey!!

Military Connected Families - Please complete this survey!

In an effort to ensure that the unique needs of military-connected students are met, Session Law 2014-15 requires the North Carolina State Board of Education/North Carolina Department of Public Instruction to collect information on military-connected students. The goal is to help accommodate these students by providing them with support and consistency when their parents are deployed, when they are transitioning between schools, and at other pivotal times during their academic career.

This mandatory collection started in the 2015-16 school year. The Session Law 2014-15 that describes this requirement can be accessed at: .

To ensure compliance with Session Law 2014-15, please complete the following information. Please
complete survey and list each child.

Please complete the survey by November 11, 2022.

If you have any questions, please call our office at (919) 694-8970

Teamwork - P2 Family Resources

This week our school community will be focusing on the character strength of Teamwork. Teamwork means you work well as a member of a group or team. You are loyal, reliable, and dedicated to helping your team achieve its goals.

Teamwork is the ability and willingness to place overall group success as a higher priority than individual achievement. Those who demonstrate strengths in teamwork often work to help all group members find success. These individuals are willing to commit time and resources in order to further group goals and help toward the greater good.

For individuals, teamwork often means deferring or delaying individual accomplishments in order to ensure that the group maintains a high level of success. Their commitment to the larger group effort makes them good teammates. The positive feelings associated with being part of a larger whole -- can be highly beneficial and combat selfishness and egotism.

To practice and encourage the character strength of teamwork with your child, please visit the Positivity Project’s P2 for Families (password: P2), where together you will watch a video, read a quote, and talk about the answers to three questions.

Cell Phones, Smart Watches, & Other Communication Devices

Cell phones and Smart watches are allowed only if put on Airplane mode in order to disable text messages and phone calls from being received by the phone, watch, or device. Smart watches or any devices are considered a cell phone UNLESS airplane mode is activated.


Students must refrain from using cell phones, Smart Watches, or other devices to send/receive calls or text messages while at school.

We are working hard to minimize disruptions to the classroom. Families should call the office or message the classroom teacher if communication is necessary during the day.

Students will first be given a warning if a cell phone, Smart watch, or other device is found not to be in airplane mode. If additional occurrences arise, the device will be confiscated by staff and other disciplinary measures will be considered.

Important Dates!


  • Sept 28 - PTA General Meeting @ 2:45pm
  • Sept 28 - 3rd & 4th Grade In School Field Trip
  • Sept 29 - PTA Boosterthon Begins


  • Oct 4 - Interim Report Cards sent home
  • Oct 7 - PTA Boosterthon Fun Run
  • Oct 10 - No School - Teacher Work Day & Indigenous Peoples Day
  • Oct 14 - Spirit Day - Dress like a Buccaneer
  • Oct 14 - 4th Grade Read to Achieve Testing
  • Oct 24-28 - 5th Grade Artist in Residency & PTA Legacy Project
  • Oct 25-27 - 3rd Grade CogAt Testing