The Compass

"Unlock the Treasure in Every Child" - January 31 , 2022

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School Spirit Day - Favorite Book Character

Friday, February 4 students are invited to come to school as their favorite book characters. Our spirit day will help kick off our book fair and add to the excitement.

Students may also wear Buckhorn Creek Shirts or dress in purple/black.

National School Counselor Week!!

This week as part of National School Counseling Week we are honoring our team of counselors, social worker and school psychologist who work so hard to support our students and parents. If you or your child has benefited from their wisdom and help please consider sending them words of thanks this week.

Susan Rhodes--Counselor-

Penny Pope---Counselor -

Joette Basham---Social Worker-

Lisa Occhipinti--School Psychologist- locchipinti@

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.

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.

It Takes a Village - Parent Support Session.

Please make plans to attend our next Parent Support meeting because “It Takes A Village!” The topic will be Chores and Responsibilities for kids. Meeting is Thursday, February 3 @ 7:00 and a repeat session on Friday, February 4 @ 10:00.

PTA Book Fair!!

The Book Fair is coming to Buckhorn Creek Elementary the week of Feb 7 – Feb 11! All purchases at the Book Fair give back 50% of the total sales in the form of free books to the school and teachers.

Your student will preview the Book Fair to create a wish list during school. Students will be able to shop the Book Fair during the day at school and at Family Night. Students can pay with cash, check, or eWallet.

You can create a digital payment (called eWallet) by visiting our School Book Fair website below. You can create an account and add funds. The students can shop with the electronic funds at the Book Fair so you don’t have to worry about lost cash or check. Any un-used funds are returned to the family.

The 2022 Book Fair will run Monday Feb 7 – Friday Feb 11. Family night, where all families are welcome, is Wednesday Feb 9 from 5pm to 8pm in the Media Center. If you can’t make Wednesday night, don’t worry, we have a make-up family shopping time on Thursday Feb 10 from 4:30pm -5:15pm. You can also shop the on-line Book Fair at our link above.

We can use your help as well! To sign up to help run the Book Fair, please use the link below:

Happy Reading!!

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 4 - Spirit Day - Dress like your favorite book character
  • Feb 7-Feb 11- PTA Book Fair
  • Feb 9 - Book Fair Family Night
  • Feb 18 - No School - Teacher Work Day
  • Feb 21 - No School - President's Day
  • Feb 22 - Interim Report Cards Sent Home
  • Feb 28 - Spirit Night - Daddy D's BBQ