Buckingham Elementary School
The Mighty Knight Connection - March 2015 - Issue #14
Buckingham Elementary School
B.E. - Irish!
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to request a refund. REGRETS ONLY
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
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. 20 - RESCHEDULED EVENT - LUCKY BINGO - 6:00pm-8:00PM
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 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
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.
Art Mobile Comes to Buckingham
Buckingham Responds - United Way's: Operation Helping Hand!
iPads in the Primary Grades!
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).
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!
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