Buckingham Elementary School
The Mighty Knight Connection - June 2016 - Issue 20
Celebrating 60 Years of Education - 2015-2016
Every Moment Matters
Have a Great Summer!
Buckingham Volunteer Brunch - Thank You Volunteers!
Buckingham Recognized for Recylcing!
Buckingham Elementary was presented the "Honorary Aveda Mission Leader" Award for our school community's efforts with recycling Bottle Caps through December 2015. As of this past December, recycling efforts of bottle caps has since been expanded in the Public's regular recyclables - however, Buckingham initiated this program back when bottle caps were collected through these separate voluntary recycling efforts.
On behalf of the Aveda Corporation, Buckingham would like to thank our school community for your efforts with this initiative. As a result of the participation of your school, we were able to:
Raise awareness to the plastics polluting our waterways, oceans and endangering marine life;
Provide education regarding the importance of recycling;
With vast numbers collecting, together we prevented approximately 145 million caps from entering our waterways, oceans and landfills over the course of our participation in the program.
Every "Bottle Cap" Mattered!
Featured 6th Grade Events!
6th Grade Promotion - Every Moment Mattered
6th Grade Party - Luau Into Summer!
6th Grade Breakfast
News & Upcoming Events
Summer School Calendar
June 15 - Last Day of School for ALL Students
June 15 - Grades 1-6 - Early Dismissal - 12:10PM (KDG AM - Regular Dismissal @ 11:25AM
July 18 - Student Class Placement Published - On Parent Portal
Aug 25 - Kindergraten/New 1st Graders Bus Orientation
Aug 31 - First Day of School for All Students
Buckingham Summer Office Hours
(Except Week of July 4th - Tuesday-Friday - 9:00AM-3:00PM)
Library Book Dedication - Thank You Mrs. Roberts!
Summer Reading Lists - By Grade-Level
Bucks County World Language Academy - 2016-17 Enrollment
Summer Camp Opportunities
Visit the Central Bucks ONLINE E-Friday Folder for ideas to help with summer activities (Camps and activities not affiliated with Central Bucks Endorsed Community School):
- Camp Girl Power
- Central Bucks YMCA Camps
- STEM Club
- Young Writers/Young Readers Camps
- Just Jumpin' Jump Rope Camps
...And Many More!
Buckingham Band & Orchestra Concert
Boomerang Breakfast Celebrates CB Cares 40-Assets in our Students!
Bus Driver Appreciation Day - Thank You Bus Drivers!
3rd Grade LifeCycles Unit - Caterpillars become Butterflies!
The Butterfly Guy Visits 3rd Grade
Children's Book Author, Adam Lehrhaupt Visits Buckingham
Students "Move-Up" and Visit with Next Year's Staff
1st Graders Celebrate "Camp Learned-A-Lot" at Buckingham
Kang Scholarship Winners
Buckingham Students Featured at District Art Show
The District Art Show celebrated student-created artwork from across Central Bucks Schools on June 3-5th at Mill Creek Elementary School. Buckingham students were featured in 2-d and 3-d works as Mill Creek transformed into an amazing gallery open to the public! Thank you to our Art Teachers: Mrs. Cara Alderfer, Miss Danielle Hallman and Miss Samantha Schollenberger for their guidance and technique throughout the year!
Congratulations to the students whose work represented Buckingham: Charlotte Berube, Maddie Young, Sophie Ross, Becca Sexton, Anna Devine, Ali Zlotek, Sammi Yeselavage, Julia Szyarto, Mackenzie Lund, Elena Tawa, Eli Jeffcoat, Aidan Koestler, Isabel Dervan, Sarah Boland, Elizabeth Ruch, Amara Arroyo, Cassandra Kempinski, Kelsey King, Sophia Scavullo, Anna Herstein, Arabella Alvarado, Leah Loukedis, and Megan Rose!
Buckingham Students Collect Retired US Flags
Buckingham students, Andrew Verish - 4-Kirsche and Grace Cowhey - 5-Reigner, spent several weeks collecting expired US Flags so they will be properly retired at an upcoming Children of the American Revolution Society Event. The students collected over 25 US-flags total, which included the box at Buckingham as well as flags from friends and neighbors.
With the help of Buckingham Elementary, more than 165 United States flags have been collected over the last four years - and given the proper honor in special ceremonies!
The Towamencin Society, C.A.R. will retire this year's flags during a ceremony on Friday, July 1st. Thank you Andrew & Grace!
Buckingham Student Wins Essay Contest!
Each year, Cancer Support Community Greater of Philadelphia hosts the “It’s Always Something” Teen Essay Contest. They invite middle school and high school teens to write an essay about their experiences with cancer - whether cancer has affected them or their loved-ones. At their recent reception, Buckingham Student, Evan Clark - 6th Grade (McComsey) - received 1st place prize of the Middle School Division for his essay, Reaching for the Top. The students who submit essays are acknowledged for their bravery and willingness to share the difficulties of facing cancer. Congratulations to Evan on his accomplishment!
His essay (and many others) can be found at HERE if you would like to read all the entries.
CB East Seniors - Back Where it Started!
Buckingham Elementary School
PO Box 158, 2414 Durham Road
Buckingham, PA 18912-0158
Principal, Karl Funseth
Principal's Secretary, Janice Petrie