Pearl S. Buck Elementary

April 5, 2019

Upcoming Dates

School Closed:

April 15-19 - Spring Break

May 21 - Act 80

May 27 - Memorial Day

Upcoming Events:

April 6 - NSD Dream Team v. The Wizards @ NHS. 7:00 PM. (Ticketed event)

April 11 - Art Show, 6-8 PM

April 23, 24, & 26 ELA PSSA (Grades 3&4)

April 26 - Race for Education, 2:30-3:15.

April 29-30 Math PSSA (Grades 3&4)

April 30 - 4th Grade Chorus Sings at Trenton Thunder. 7:05 game. (Ticketed event)

April 30 - STEAM Expo at Neshaminy High School

May 1-2 - Science PSSA (Grade 4)

May 16 - Music concert at MPMS. 7 PM.

May 31 - Field Day

Every Friday! Buck Spirit Days. Wear your Pearl Buck spirit shirt, or red and blue.

~ "The Neshaminy community builds futures by empowering each child to become a productive citizen and a lifelong learner." ~

Aloha! Celebrate Spring!!

Leis will be sold each day at the start of school April 8-12. Members of our Student Council will assist with the sales at the A-wing intersection - in front of the music room. Leis will be sold for $1/each. Proceeds will be used to support our STARR sticker rewards posters, and t-shirts.

Zoo on Wheels

The Philadelphia Zoo on Wheels visited our kindergartners today. The visit served as the kick-off to an upcoming project based learning experience. Visiting from the zoo were a velveteen rabbit, bearded dragon, hedgehog, and a ringed neck dove. Students learned a little about habitats, what each creature liked to eat, and about various specialized features - like doves can see ultraviolet light. Our kindergartners were given the opportunity to feel the softness of a velveteen rabbit and hear the dove coo. The hedgehog, although cute, was not cuddly.

Raffle Basket Collection

We are currently collecting items for the themed raffle baskets. Carts are set up in the lobby by grade. Any items or gift cards related to these themes are welcome!

Donation Themes by Grade

Kindergarten​​ ​ Arts and Crafts

1st Grade ​Family Night Out

2nd Grade ​Summer Fun

3rd Grade ​Sports & Outdoor Fun

4th Grade ​Gift Cards

Donations will be accepted through Wednesday, April 10th.

Things to do during Spring Break

If you are looking for a few things to do during the week of spring break (April 15-19), the Middletown Police Department is hosting several events during the break.

Information on the various activities is posted on the MTPD Facebook page.

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Pearl Buck Staff to face-off against the Wizards!

The game will be held SATURDAY, APRIL 6 in GYM 3 at NESHAMINY HS. Game time is 7 PM and the doors open at 6 PM. Tickets are only $12 for general admission and can be purchased online (a $1.25 online purchase fee applies per ticket). The price goes to $15 at the door. Courtside Plus seats are SOLD OUT! To purchase tickets please visit This game is a benefit for the non-profit, all-volunteer Neshaminy Education Foundation, which provides classroom grants and student scholarships in our district.

For the first time, our Superintendent, Mr. Jones, will be playing!

The Pearl Buck Staff participating in this fun event are:

Amanda Arner

Cara Buttari

Robert Crozier

Brian Kern

Kylene Morecz

The participating Pearl Buck staff members make up 25% of the Dream Team! We hope to see you at the game!

Volunteer Clearances

Parents who plan to serve as chaperones and volunteers for school must have current clearances on file with the school. For additional information on clearances, including all related links, please visit this District webpage. Since the process can take several weeks, please file for your clearances ASAP so that they are in place when needed.

PTO Board Member Maureen Krom is offering free Notary services for any Buck parent who may need to have volunteer forms notarized. You can contact Mrs. Krom at

Be Allergy Aware!

Due to varied allergy and dietary needs, please contact your child's teacher before sending in food or other items intended to be distributed to students in a classroom (e.g. birthday celebrations, class parties). Students should not share food at any time during school - even with a close friend. A seemingly harmless food item may unexpectedly contain allergens, or interact with other medical conditions. Depending on the health needs within a classroom, teachers may choose to avoid food-oriented experiences altogether. Please consider non-food treats as an alternative. Speak directly with your child's teacher. Do not send in any items until the teacher has responded and confirmed the appropriateness of your request. Thanks!

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