The Compass

"Unlock the Treasure in Every Child" - May 6, 2019

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Positivity Project- Leadership

This week we are focused on the character strength of Leadership


Leadership can be both formal and informal. It is concerned with getting others to do what needs to be done while maintaining group morale to ensure readiness to act in the future. This character strength’s focus is on the personal qualities of leaders, rather than the practice of leadership. These qualities include the ability to understand others and inspire them toward a common goal, the capacity to mitigate conflict and mold consensus, and the desire to lead other people.


The parent virtue of connection and purpose is Justice. Strengths of justice refer to the optimal relationship between the individual and the group or community, rather than the more one-to-one relationships in the humanity virtue. These strengths include: teamwork/citizenship, fairness, and leadership.


Use these quotes, videos and character card to discuss the character strength with your children.


"Leadership is a relationship." ~Unknown

"Leadership is practiced not so much in words as in attitude and action." ~ Harold S. Geneen


Kids who give the BEST motivational speeches! Motivational Video 2016

Teaching kids about Practicing Everyday Leadership

Character Card

Water Bottles and Sunscreen!

Please remember to send a water bottle to school on Friday with students for Field Day!


Sunscreen for Field Day is important. However, please note it must be put on at home before coming to school and can not be put on or brought to school!

Field Day

May 10 is our Field Day! We are in need of a few volunteers. If you are willing to lend a hand and help out with the event, please sign up to help by following this link. In addition, teachers will be reaching out to find parents that can directly support each classroom as they transition from event to event.


We have planned the schedule to have K-2 in the morning from 9:30-11:30, and 3-5 in the afternoon 1-3. Lunches will be shifted in order to accomodate the day.

Due Date for Media Center Books!!

Friday, May 24th will be the last day that students can check out books.


All books that have been check out from the Media Center are are due back no later than Wednesday, June 5th. The early end time will provide Ms. Herman sufficient time to inventory the Media Center. Thank you for your understanding.

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From our PTA!!

Our PTA is now accepting nominations for officer positions of President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer for next school year. If you or anyone you know is interested in serving, please see the attached packet and return to president@buckhorncreekpta.com or the school office no later than the end of the day on Wednesday, May 8th.

Volunteer and Lunch Bunch Change!

On May 28th, we are going to implement a no volunteer and no lunch bunch policy for the remainder of the year. We begin EOG testing for our 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students during this time. Limiting the number of guests will help ensure the best possible testing environment for our students. They have all worked hard and we want them to do their best. Thank you for your understanding.

EOG Information

3rd, 4th, and 5th grade families should take a moment to review the two letters below. Both letters are set to go out formally next Tuesday, April 30, in the Tuesday folders. However, we wanted to provide families with this information as soon as possible.


The first letter is general information about EOG testing for this year.


The second letter pertains specifically to the renorming of the scoring process for the Math EOG; delaying results until August, 2019.

Kindergarten Registration!!

Kindergarten Registration!!!

Kindergarten registration for 2019-2020 is open!


Welcome Class of 2032! All kindergarten students and rising kindergartners can now register online!

Locate your base school. | Learn more about the enrollment process.


Stop in the office today to complete your registration or visit our Kindergarten Team in their Kindergarten Registration Booth during the Buccaneer Bash! It is important that we register students now to get an accurate understanding of student enrollment for the fall. Stop in today and register!!

Up Coming Dates!!

  • May 6-10 - Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week

  • May 10 - Field Day

  • May 10 - Spirit Day - Buccaneer Gear - Wear your school spirit shirts

  • May 13 - PTA Meeting - Officer Elections

  • May 17 - PTA Family Movie Night - Wreck It Ralph 2

  • May 20 - 2019 Kindergarten Orientation

  • May 27 - No School - Memorial Day

  • May 29 & 30 - 3rd and 4th Grade EOG

  • May 31, June 3 & 4 - 5th Grade EOG

  • June 3 - New Student Orientation @ 6:30 pm

  • June 3-June 11 - Read to Achieve and Make Up testing

  • June 11 - 5th Grade Celebration @10:30am

  • June 11 - Last Day of School