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"Unlock the Treasure in Every Child" - September 16, 2019

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PTA Spirit Night @ Zaxby's in Holly Springs

Please watch for a flyer to come home in your child's Tuesday folder on September 17. The flyer will be for our Zaxby's Spirit Night. The flyer will need to be brought to Zaxby's and a portion of your meal will be donated to our PTA.

Zaxby's Spirit Night is Tuesday, September 17 from 5-8pm.


This week our students will be learning about the character trait of Curiosity!

What does curiosity mean? You like exploration and discovery. You ask lots of questions because you want to learn more about anything and everything.

The character trait of Curiosity falls within the virtue of Wisdom and Knowledge. Parent virtue: Wisdom and Knowledge. Strengths of wisdom and knowledge are cognitive strengths related to the acquisition and use of information. Strengths comprised in this virtue are creativity, curiosity, open-mindedness, love of learning and perspective.

Albert Einstein once said, "The important thing is not to stop questions. Curiosity has its own reason for existing." Host a conversation with your child this week about what this might mean.

Here is also a great video to explore Curiosity.

Check out the character card for more information on Curiosity.

2019-202 Matey Mini-thon!!

Parents and families—this year’s main fundraiser is the Buckhorn Creek Matey Mini-thon! It’s a two-week program that kicks off with a pep rally on Tuesday, 10/1. Families will then gather pledges for every lap your student runs (30-35 laps) at the Buckhorn Creek Matey Mini-thon, which will happen on 10/11. This year our goal is to raise $25,000 for Playground Shades, and we need your help! We’ve asked the experts at booster to power our fundraiser to make it easier, more profitable, and more fun.

Students will also experience an amazing character theme, Mindspark: Wild West! Booster’s most exciting theme yet combines S.T.E.A.M. skills (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math) with character-building. While they're teaming up with the mindspark kids to save Dr. Shock, our students will learn five character traits that will help strengthen themselves and our world.

Donations will go toward Playground Shades and the entire two-week experience. So please help our school by getting pledges from family and friends and entering them on Also, all families are invited to come out and cheer on our students at the Buckhorn Creek Matey Mini-thon. Thanks so much for your support!

Craft Fair

The second annual Buckhorn Creek Holiday Craft/Vendor Fair will be held Saturday, 12/7/19 from 9am-2pm at BCES. We are currently seeking crafters/vendors to participate. Vendor fee is $30 and will be used to support our school PTA. Please direct interest/questions to


Yearbooks are now available for online purchasing only for JUST $15.

Just use the following link:

All yearbook purchases will be made online only. After October 1st, the price of yearbooks will return to the standard $20. Flyers will be coming home to remind you as well.

Spirit Days

2019-2020 School Spirit Days

Buckhorn Creek School Spirit Wear can be worn every Friday!

● Friday, September 27 - Favorite Sports Team

● Friday, October 25 - Dress like a Buccaneer

● Friday, November 22 - Pajama Day

● Friday, December 13 - Buckhorn Creek Spirit Wear or School Colors

● Friday, January 31 - Crazy Hair Day

● Friday, February 28 - Hat Day

● Friday, March 6 - Favorite Book Character (Read Across America Week)

● March 27 - Wacky Tacky/Mismatch Day

● Friday, April 24 - Super Hero Day

● Monday, May 4 - Star Wars Day (no lightsabers)

● Friday, May 29 - Buckhorn Creek Spirit Wear or School Colors

Up Coming Dates!!

  • Sept 17 - PTA Spirit NIght @ Zaxby's

  • Sept 26 - Fall Picture Day

  • Sept 27 - Spirit Day - Favorite Sport's Team

  • Sept 30 - No School - Teacher Work Day

  • Oct 1 - Boosterthon Begins

  • Oct 9 - No School Teacher Work Day

  • Oct 11 - Boosterthon Fun Run

  • Oct 18 - Kindergarten Letterland Parade @ 9:30a

  • Oct 25 - Spirit Day - Dress like a Buccaneer

  • Oct 31 - No School - Teacher Work Day

  • Nov 1 - Make up day for Sept 5