Buckingham Elementary School

The Mighty Knight Connection - February 2013 - Issue 4

Information & Upcoming Events

February (Continued):

  • Feb. 18 - NO SCHOOL - President's Day
  • Feb. 20 - Market Day Pick-Up - Gym Foyer
  • Feb. 25 - 6th Grade Assessment Begins - Vollman
  • Feb. 26 - School Board Meeting - 16 Welden - 7:30PM
  • Feb. 28 - Kids Castle Meeting - Lenape Middle School - 7:00PM


  • Mar. 1 - Read Across America Day - Dr. Seuss Assembly (Students Only)
  • Mar. 1 - 6th Grade Assessment Begins - Radcliff
  • Mar. 1 - Family Fun & Fitness Night - 6:30-8:00PM (Reschedule Date)
  • Mar. 1 - iRun-4-Life - Last Day to Register
  • Mar. 5 - Middle School Orientation for 6th Grade Students - 7:00PM
  • Mar. 7 - Spirit Assembly, Magic of Physics
  • Mar. 8 - 6th Grade Assessment Begins - Williams
  • Mar. 10 - Daylight Savings (Spring Forward - Sunday)
  • Mar. 12-15 - PSSA Writing Assessment - 5th Grade Only
  • Mar. 15 - PTO Family Fun Night - Bingo
  • Mar. 17 - St. Patrick's Day (Sunday)
  • Mar. 18 - Reading Olympics - Mill Creek Elementary
  • Mar. 18-22 - Scholastic's Spring Book Fair - Library
  • Mar. 20 - PTO General Meeting - Featuring Mr. Jason Bucher, Holicong Principal
  • Mar. 22 - Early Dismissal - 12:10PM (PM KDG attends in morning ONLY)
  • Mar. 22 - Buckingham Day at Chuck-E-Cheese, Warrington - PTO
  • Mar. 25 - Passover Begins (Sundown through 4/2)
  • Mar. 26 - Annuak IOC Drill - Schoolwide AM
  • Mar. 26 - iRun-4-Life Training Begins - Registered Students Only
  • Mar. 28 - NO SCHOOL for Students - Spring Portfolio Conferences - By Appointment
  • Mar. 29 - NO SCHOOL - All Schools Closed on Good Friday
  • Mar. 31 - Easter


Grades 3-6 2013 PSSA Schedule

March 12-15 - 5th Grade PSSA Writing Assessment

April 8-15 - Grades 3-6 Reading & Math Assessments

April 22 & 23 - 4th Grade Science Assessment

Saving Kids Castle

You are invited to attend a:

Kids Castle Town Hall Meeting

On Thursday, February 28th @ 7:00 p.m. at Lenape Middle School

313 W. State Street, Doylestown.

Please see the attached website www.savekidscastle.org.

Middle School Orientation - Current 6th Grade Parents


Tuesday, March 5th, 7:00PM


Holicong Middle School Auditorium

Holicong Rd.

Doylestown, PA

National School Breakfast Week

During the week of March 4-8, Aramark Food Services will be providing "Grab & Go" breakfast items for $1 during student arrival. Meals will include choice of fruit, potato, and milk. Please CLICK HERE to learn more about Being a Star with School Breakfast.

"Stop Cyberbullying" Workshop

The Central Bucks East Cluster is offering parents of children in any grade-level an opportunity to attend the Network of Victims Assistance (NOVA) presentation on Stopping Cyberbullying - a 60-minute parent program on the "prevention of cyberbullying".

This informational session will take place at 7:00PM on Thursday, March 7th, 2013 in the cafeteria of Cold Spring Elementary School.

For more information, please CLICK HERE.

Winter Weather & Recess

As the winter months continue, there are many benefits to getting fresh air and exercise for the students. When deciding our plans for the 30-minute daily recess period, Buckingham follows approved procedures on determining whether students participate in a full outdoor, half-out/half-in, or full indoor recess. The Central Bucks School District has provided Buckingham with a thermometer gauge that reads real-time temperature/wind chill on our recess yard - which is completed every 15-20 minutes throughout each recess period. We then follow the District approved National Weather Services’s Child Care Weather Watch Chart (Both Wind Chill & Heat Indexes) that recommend safety standards for staff & children.

CB Cares Boomerang Nominations

February: #22 School Engagement:

Young person is actively engaged in educational activities inside and/or outside of school. They take learning a step further and by their actions and enthusiasm serve as a role model to others

Parents, 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 Feb. 22nd.

iRun-4-Life at Buckingham!

The Buckingham iRun4Life Parent Committee is very excited to begin another session of fitness, fun, and healthy lifestyles with our students. iRun4Life will focus on exercise, stretching, nutrition, and Good Deeds within our community. Training will begin on March 26th with the "goal" race being the iRun4Life Kids Only 3K. Please CLICK HERE for registration and details.

CB School Board Briefs

At the February 12, 2013 School Board Meeting, the Central Bucks School District School Board:

1. Heard the Lenape String Quartet performance before the school board meeting.

2. Heard the Academic Spotlight about the Career Planning Report from Lisa Corr and Ginny Barrett.

3. Heard the Superintendent’s Report and Communications, Finance and Operations Committee Reports.

4. Approved School Board Minutes.

5. Approved the Resolution for the Tax Collection Procedures and Tax Collector Pay for


6. Approved the Bucks County IU #22 Programs and Services 2013-14 Budget.

7. Approved the Construction Contract and Equipment Purchases as follows:

-HVAC Equipment Contract for Holicong to Myco Mechanical - $244,800

-Backhoe from Plasterer Equipment Company - $65,600

-Scissor Lift from Mobile Lifts - $17,260

8. Approved various personnel items and student trips.

9. Discussed process for construction of the CB East Stadium. There will be a public hearing regarding the project on March 19 at 7:00 p.m. at Lenape Auditorium.


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