Pearl S. Buck Elementary

SPECIAL EDITION, March 2018

Orientation for Incoming Kindergarten Students

Pearl S. Buck elementary will be hosting a Kindergarten Orientation on Tuesday, May 15th, 2018, for kindergarten students who will be attending Pearl Buck in the fall of 2018. Students must be registered with the Neshaminy School District in order to attend this event.


If your child is registered to attend kindergarten at Pearl Buck in the fall of 2018, please follow this link to select your visitation time.


Attendance at this orientation is NOT required. This event is provided as an opportunity to introduce your child to the school and some of its teachers and staff. During the 1-hour visit, parents will receive information about Pearl S. Buck Elementary, hear an overview of kindergarten, and have an opportunity to ask questions of the staff. Incoming kindergartners will have time to play while teachers observe and meet with each child. Because of this personalized attention, we ask parents/guardians to arrive on time and depart at the end of their scheduled session. This will help us to remain on time for each successive group. Please call the school at 215-809-6300, or email our Principal, Brian Kern, with any questions about the orientation.


In addition to this orientation, all K-4 families will be invited to an open house/orientation at the end of August. The August event will provide an opportunity for children and parents to meet their assigned homeroom teacher, prior to the start of school.

Be Food-Allergy Aware!

Due to varied allergy and dietary needs, please contact your child's teacher before sending in food for students other than your child (e.g. for birthday celebrations, class parties). Do not send in any items until the teacher has responded and confirmed the appropriateness of your request. Also, 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 in the classroom, teachers may choose to avoid food-oriented experiences altogether.


Please see our guidelines for more information.