Buckingham Elementary School

The Mighty Knight Connection - March 2015 - Issue #14

Buckingham Elementary School

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B.E. - Irish!

Important Announcements

CB Calendar Updates

Due to snow dates in January, February and March - please note the changes to the School Calendar:

April 2 - Half-day for students - 12:10PM Dismissal; PM Conferences (snow day-1)

April 7 - Full-day for students (snow-day 2)

June 16 - Full-day for students (originally the last day of school)

June 17 - Full-Day for students (snow-day 3)

June 18 - Last Day - Half-Day for students - 12:10PM Dismissal (snow-day 4)

Note: School Calendar subject to change with any additional school cancellations.

Parent/Teacher Conferences - Student Participants

3rd Marking Period Conference Reports will go live for all students (Grades 1-6) at 9:00AM through the Online Parent Portal Accounts. For the 3rd Marking Period, your child will bring home their "Portfolio Preview" Folder to review in advance of conferences where parents, student and teacher will celebrate the growth and development this school year (so far). Scheduling a conference will be communicated by the classroom teachers on March 18th - via "Sign-Up Genius".

Tale of Two Technologies - Digital Literacy Town Hall Meeting - 3/18

Who: All parents from CB East Cluster - Holicong, Buckingham, Cold Spring, Warwick, Linden, and Bridge Valley

What: Digital Literacy Town Hall - “A Tale of Two Technologies: Digital Literacy and Citizenship”

When: March 18th @ 7:00PM

Where: Holicong Auditorium

Why: To create dialogue in our community about the role technology plays in the lives of our children.

O'Buckingham Lucky Bingo - Rescheduled for 3/20!

If you have a conflict with the new date - March 20th - please contact Katrina Brillman at katbrill@yahoo.com to request a refund. REGRETS ONLY

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Kindergarten/1st Grade Registration - 2015-16

Do you have a child who will be 5 years old on or before August 31, 2015? If so, Central Registration is open for families who need to enroll their children for next school year. Please Click Here for information on how to register your child for kindergarten or 1st Grade. If you know of any neighbors or friends who have students who will be age 5 or older - on or before August 31, 2015, - please remind them to register their child.

The sooner Buckingham students are registered, the more effective the school can be with enrollment projections and number of class sections for next year.

Buckingham's PSSA Schedule - April 2015

English Language Arts - April 13-16 (Grades 3-6)

Math - April 20-22 (Grades 3-6)

Science - April 27&28 (Grade 4 only)

Please make every attempt to have your child at school on-time each of the assessment days. We ask that appointments are rescheduled - as best as possible. Any missed sections will be completed on designated "Make-Up Dates."

Children should have plenty of sleep and a nutritious breakfast each day. We are proud of our Buckingham Students and eager for the children to show what they know! Good luck!

News & Upcoming Events

School Calendar

March -

Mar. 16-20 - Scholastic Spring Book Fair (PTO)

Mar. 17 - St. Patrick's Day - Spirit Day - International Day "Dress Internationally"

Mar. 17 - Spirit Day Assembly - Fitzpatrick School of Irish Dance

Mar. 18 - Town Hall Meeting - Technology Discussion - Holicong - 7:00PM

Mar. 19 - General PTO Meeting - Mr. Kevin Shillingford, Holicong Middle School Principal

Mar. 19 - Buckingham Art Department - Yogurtree Reception - 6:00PM-7:00PM

Mar. 20 - Early Dismissal Day - 12:10PM - AM KDG attends (No PM) - Clerical Day Staff

Mar. 20 - First Day of Spring - Free Ritas!


Mar. 24 - CB School Board Meeting - Educational Services Center - 7:30PM

Mar. 25 - Reading Olympics - Warwick Elementary School (Buckingham Teams)

Mar. 26 - Language Immersion Info Night @ Buckingham Elementary - 7:00PM

Mar. 31 - Spirit Day - "Inside-Out" Day

Mar. 31 - Spirit Day Assembly - Taiko Drums

Mar. 31 - Science Fun Day #1 - Grades K-3 (In-School - Students Only)

April -

April 1 - Grades 1-6 Reports to School (No School for Kindergarten)

April 1 - Science Fun Day #2 - Grades 1-3 (In-School - Students Only)

April 1 - Conference Reports Live - 9:00AM - Accessed through Parent Portal Account

April 2 - Early Dismissal Day - 12:10PM Dismissal (No School for Kindergarten)

April 2 - PM Parent/Teacher Conferences

April 3 - No School - Good Friday Holiday

April 4-11 - Passover Holiday

April 5 - Easter Holiday

April 6 - No School

April 7 - School Resumes Grades 1-6 - Full Day (No School for Kindergarten)

April 8 - Grades 1-6 Reports to School (No School for Kindergarten)

April 8 - 4th Grade Field Trip - Da Vinci Center

April 9 - 5th Grade Ecology Field Trip

April 9 - Kindergarten Resumes

April 13-16 - PSSA English/Language Arts - Grades 3-6

April 13 - End of 3rd Marking Period

April 14 - CB School Board Meeting - Educational Services Center - 7:30PM

April 17 - Mighty Night at the Movies - 7:00PM

April 20-22 - PSSA Math - Grades 3-6

April 20 - 2nd Grade Field Trip - Churchville Nature Center

April 22 - Administrative Professional Day (Secretary's Day) / Earth Day

April 22 - Spirit Day - Beach Day

April 22 - Spirit Day Assembly - "Reptiland!"

April 22 - Market Day - 3:00-5:00PM - Gym Foyer

April 23 - 2nd Grade PEN Field Trip - Bridges

April 27&28 - PSSA Science - Grade 4

April 28 - CB School Board Meeting - Educational Services Center - 7:30PM

Bucks County World Language Academy - Language Immersion Informational Night

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Buckingham Library Book Dedications

If you are interested in dedicating a book - click on the link below to download the Book Dedication form. Contact Lori Tinari at loritinari@yahoo.com.

Visit the PTO Website by Clicking Here to download a form!

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CB Cares Boomerang Nominations

March: #28 Integrity. Young person acts on his/her convictions and stands up for his/her beliefs. Young person talks openly about what he/she believes in and values: they “talk the talk and walk the walk.”

Students/Parents/Teachers, please nominate a Buckingham student by clicking here! In your paragraph, include how your nominee exemplifies this month’s asset. Nominations are due to Mr. Rosica by Monday, March 23rd.

School Happenings

Art Mobile Comes to Buckingham

The Bucks County Art Mobile arrived at Buckingham following a few days off from snow. After some adjusted schedules, students enjoyed learning the details of the Fine Line exhibits. It was a hands-on experience providing students with an appreciation of the various art media on display. Creativity and inspiration peaked during the time students experienced the Art Mobile!

Buckingham Responds - United Way's: Operation Helping Hand!

The Buckingham Community provided non-perishable foods in the District-Wide effort sponsored by the United Way of Bucks County. Each Grade Level participated in providing foods to help replenish local food banks. Buckingham Elementary is proud to participate in this event and thanks all the families for your generous donations!

iPads in the Primary Grades!

Central Bucks Technology Initiative has provided small classroom sets of iPads for all CB schools in our Primary grade levels - recently delivered to Buckingham! Students utilize educational apps and learning activities within Centers and to enhance the instruction in our classrooms!

From the Buckingham PTO

Buckingham General PTO Meeting - 3/19 - Holicong Principal, Mr. Kevin Shillingford

On Thursday, March 19th - the Buckingham PTO is pleased to welcome Mr. Kevin Shillingford, Holicong Principal, to share information and expectations for the Middle School Years. Mr. Shillingford was announced as the new Holicong Principal at the beginning of the year, and this last "speaker series" will provide the Buckingham Community with an opportunity to meet him in person!

Refreshments begin at 9:30AM with Mr. Shillingford beginning his address at 10:00AM. We hope to see you there!

"Under the Sea" at the Scholastic Book Fair!

Ever wonder what happens "Under the Sea"? Dive in and Explore an Ocean of Books!

  • DEDICATED STUDENT FAIR HOURS: Monday – Thursday 9:00am – 4:00pm; And Friday 9:00am – 1:00pm
  • *FAMILY NIGHTS: Monday & Tuesday 6:00pm – 8:00pm (From 3:30pm-4:00pm, Parents may escort their children to the library from the main office)

We will be accepting cash, check or credit card. Please make checks payable to: Buckingham Elementary PTO (6% sales tax charged to all purchases).

Buckingham's iRun-4-Life - Registration Ending Soon!

To register, go to www.irun4life.com. This is the only way to register this year. Registration is very easy!

Any questions contact Katrina Brillman at katbrill@yahoo.com

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The Mighty Knights Vs. The Harlem Wizards

Get ready for the most AWE-Inspiring Basketball show in schools across the region! This exciting event, organized by the Buckingham Elementary PTO, will take place at CB East on Tuesday, June 2, 2015. Stay tuned for more information!

To see a highlight reel, click here!

To visit the Harlem Wizard website, click here!

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School Mission

We, the Buckingham School Community, foster the academic, social, and emotional growth of our children. We establish a safe environment that encourages collaboration and life-long learning where students accomplish their personal goals. We are committed to supporting children through a well-structured learning environment built upon research-based best practices. The Buckingham School Community is dedicated to developing creative students of character who are responsible, contributing citizens.

Buckingham Elementary School

PO Box 158, 2414 Durham Road

Buckingham, PA 18912-0158

Principal, Karl Funseth

Principal's Secretary, Janice Petrie

Central Bucks School District

Central Office - Administrative Services Center

20 Welden Drive

Doylestown, PA 18901

Superintendent, Dr. David Weitzel

Assistant Superintendent of Secondary, Dr. Nancy Silvious

Assistant Superintendent of Elementary, Dr. David Bolton