The Compass

"Unlock the Treasure in Every Child" - February 21, 2022

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No School!

Reminder: There is NO SCHOOL on:
  • Monday, February 21 - President's Day

Other People Mindset - Cheering Other's Success Positivity Project - Cheering Other's Success

Our focus this week will once again be on the Other People Matter (OtherBucsMatter) Mindset with a specific focus on Cheering Other's Success.

Students will engage at looking at the Pay it Forward challenge and begin to celebrate their successes as a team. We will also be looking to celebrate individual, team, and school wide success.

Challenge your student every night at dinner to share one what they cheered on someone else that day.

August 2020-April 2021Check out the P2 for Families website, which contains 1 quote, 1 video, and 3 questions for your family to discuss. This is designed to be easy for parents to use to lead conversations around the importance of character strengths and positive relationships. It is differentiated for grades Pre-K-2, 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12. Most of these webpages are password protected and the password (very simple) is: P2

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Spring Pictures

Reminder - Spring Pictures will be taken on Wednesday, February 23rd!!

Kindergarten Enrollment!

2022-23 Kindergarten registration is OPEN! Your child must turn 5 by August 31 to be eligible to enroll. Please visit the website below for information on how to enroll. You must start the process at your base school. You may request a transfer to Buckhorn Creek February 25 - March 11 if you will be coming from another base school.

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Parent Cafeteria Support

Thank you to everyone that has helped keep our school cafeteria running. Your donation of time has helped keep our school schedule consistent and provided time for teachers. Thank you.

If you are interested in supporting us during the week of February 7, you may access the sign up here.

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Meal Benefits Application

Please consider applying for meal benefits as soon as possible . By submitting a qualifying application, families will also support the district in qualifying for additional funds to support students and learning! Also, the NC Department of Health & Human Services is collecting student free and reduced lunch and attendance data from WCPSS to determine any additional Pandemic Electronic Benefits (P-EBT) that will be issued in the coming months! By not applying for these meal benefits, you will miss the potential opportunity to receive direct P-EBT funds for your family!

Yes, meals will still be free for all students through June 2022 but we still need you to complete a meal benefits application so our school can be eligible for this extra education funding next school year. Also, this ensures your student is covered for the first few weeks of school next year. Information about applying for Meal Benefits can be found at Help our school continue to receive this funding by completing an application online at Paper applications can be requested by calling 919-588-3535.

Returning To School After COVID-19 Diagnosis, Exposure, or Illness

It is important for the health and safety of our school for every member of our community to understand and uphold the health & safety protocols. Please take a moment to review the Returning To School After COVID-19 Diagnosis, Exposure, or Illness guidelines.

Please know we recognize that every situation for each family is different and that the process is not clear cut. Please feel free to reach out to the school and we would be happy to assist you with your individual situation.

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Important Dates


  • Feb 21 - No School - President's Day
  • Feb 22 - Interim Report Cards Sent Home
  • Feb 22 - Two's Day - Wear a tutu, tie, or dress like your duo!!
  • Feb 28 - Spirit Night - Daddy D's BBQ


  • March 18 - No School - Teacher Work Day
  • March 28 - No School - Teacher Work Day
  • March 30 - 4th Grade Camp Flintlock
  • March 31 - 5th Grade Camp Flintlock


  • April 5 - Quarter 3 Report Cards sent home
  • April 11-15 - Spring Break