Buckingham Brief

March 8, 2019

Looking Ahead...

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March 4-8-Art Mobile

March 10- Daylight Savings, Spring Ahead

March 15-Early Dismissal, 12:10pm

March 18-22- Spring Book Fair

March 22-PTO Family Bingo Night

March 27- Spirit Day, Crazy Socks and Hair Day

March 28- Early Dismissal, 12:10pm

March 29- Early Dismissal, 12:10pm

April 1-No Kindergarten

April 19-Good Friday, No School

April 25- Art Show 6:30pm

Kindergarten Changes

Dear Kindergarten Families,

Weather related changes to our schedule present challenges for families, as well as faculty and staff. These schedule changes have been particularly difficult for our kindergarten families.

Since January, late starts due to inclement weather have caused our AM kindergarten students to miss six days of school. While this is problematic, our AM and PM students will attend school for the same number of days, despite the delays. (There are a number of AM only days built into the calendar, as PM students do not attend on early dismissal days set aside for conferences.) With that said, we realize that the delays have caused our AM students to miss instruction in a concentrated period of time.

After review and consideration of this, we have decided to change the March 15 kindergarten schedule. While the district calendar identifies this as a day when PM will attend in the morning, AM STUDENTS ONLY WILL ATTEND ON THIS DATE.

As we plan the 2019-2020 calendar and future calendars, we will work to develop a solution that prevents the impact that inclement weather has on our kindergarten program. These changes will ensure that kindergarten students still benefit from instructional time, even when school is delayed or dismissed early. Look for more information on this when the 2019-2020 instructional calendar is distributed later this month.

We care deeply about the instruction our youngest students receive and these modifications are being made with the best educational interests of our students at heart.

Thank you for your understanding.

Stay Well,

John J. Kopicki, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools

Important Calendar Change

Dear Central Bucks Family,

The school closure on Monday, March 4 will be made up on April 22. As a result, Monday, April 22 will be a regular school day for all students, grades K-12.

The first four snow days will not be rescheduled, as per the instructional calendar.

Thank you.

Mrs. Schmidt's Kindergarten Class

Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!
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Buddy Activity

Miss Malakoff and Mrs. Sobusiak's classes celebrating Dr. Suess' Birthday by reading with their buddies.

Art Mobile

Buckingham students learn about the “Art of Pollination” in the Art Mobile that has stationed itself in the school recess yard. Excellent fusion of science and art all for kids’ benefit!

Art Mobile

Mrs. Fillette's class visiting the Art Mobile.

CB East -Newsies

CB EAST presents Newsies. Many former Buckingham students are participating in the play. Way to Go Might Knights!!!
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