The Compass

"Unlock the Treasure in Every Child" - March 7, 2022

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Social Intelligence!

This week our students will focus on learning about Social Intelligence.

Social Intelligence refers to a person’s ability to understand and manage interpersonal relationships. It is distinct from a person’s IQ or “book smarts.” It includes an individual’s ability to understand, and act on, the feelings, thoughts, and behaviors of other people. This type of intelligence can take place “in the moment” of face-to-face conversations

but also appears during times of deliberate thinking. It involves emotional intelligence and self-awareness.

The Parent virtue for Social Intelligence is Humanity. Strengths of humanity involve caring interpersonal relationships with others, particularly in one-to-one relationships. Strengths comprised in this virtue are love, kindness, and social intelligence.

Use the quotes and videos below to host discussion with your child.

"Manners are a sensitive awareness of the feelings of others." ~Emily Post

"People may hear your words but they feel your attitude." ~John C. Maxwell

Inside Out - Emotional Intelligence

The Importance of Empathy

Character Card for Social Intelligence.

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

2022-2023 Student Enrollment Intentions

As we approach the 2022-2023 school year, it is important Buckhorn Creek team to have a solid understanding of our expected student enrollment. Thus, we are asking for you to provide us with as much information as possible about your intentions for the 2022-2023 school year.

Please take a moment to complete this quick survey!

Hurricane Socks!

The Carolina Hurricanes in-school program has donated equipment to Buckhorn Creek PE, and that included 700 pairs of socks, one for each student! Socks will be coming home this week. We recently finished our hockey unit in PE, I encourage you to ask your child about the skills they learned. Go Canes!

Yearbook orders are due!

Purchase your Buccaneer yearbook at and enter the school code 1015984616711453. The cost is $26 which includes 2 free customizable pages.

*Deadline to order your 2021-2020 BCES yearbook is Friday, April 1, 2022.

*5th Grade Recognition Ads due 03.14.22

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THANK YOU from our PTA for a Fabulous February of Donations to BCES...

Attractions coupon books fundraiser earned $1,120 donation for our school!

Congratulations to our prize winners with the most books sold:

1st Place: Harrison (4th) & Averie (K) McDowell earning a $50 Amazon giftcard

2nd Place: Renee (3rd), Olivia (1st), Hunter (K) Black earning a $25 Amazon giftcard

Daddy D’s BBQ Spirit Night earned our school $417!

Book Fair $11,400 in free books from Scholastic for BCES

Spring "Grab and Go" for our amazing BCES Staff!

PTA is stocking the teachers' lounge with grab & go snacks and drinks on 03.23.22. Please help by signing up to donate items through the signup genius and for more information.

*All items will be collected in morning carline & bus arrival 03/21 & 03/22.

We appreciate your help!

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.

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.

Single Subject Acceleration

Hello Buckhorn Creek Parents,

Information on Single Subject Acceleration is below. You should find all the answers to your questions by watching and reading these items, but feel free to reach out if need be.

Ms. Hancock (

Link to watch narrated slide deck:

Link to slide deck without the narration:

Link to SSA Parent FAQ document:

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.

Important Dates


  • 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