Buckingham Elementary School
The Mighty Knight Connection - January 2016 - Issue 9
Celebrating Education for 60 Years - 1955-56 - 2015-16!
Every Moment Matters!
Happy New Year!
Kindergarten/First Grade Registration - NOW OPEN
Do you have a child who will be 5 years old on or before August 31, 2016? 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. If you know of any neighbors or friends who have students who will be age 5 on or before August 31, 2016, please remind them to register their child.
The sooner the students are registered, the more effective we can be with enrollment projections and number of sections for next year. It could be the difference between two- or three-sections for a grade level!
Dropping Temperatures and Recess
With the coming of winter - preparations for the colder temperatures will be necessary - and it is important for all parents to review dress expectations with your children as they prepare for each day of school. Throughout the winter months, all students will participate in recess following lunch.
Recess location (inside or outside) is determined based upon the current temperature, the windchill effect, AND the conditions of our fields. The school will follow District/Weather.com recommendations. Students MUST be prepared to spend their recess outside and should be dressed appropriately for every condition. The final decision to go outside or not will be made prior to each grade-level recess time.
We strongly recommend that students wear appropriate cold-weather clothing: jackets, pants, hats, mittens, etc. - and do not wear shorts. Students determined as "not being prepared" for the current outdoor conditions may risk missing their recess time for safety precautions.
Thank you for your cooperation!
NAESP: Report To Parents - Setting Goals
"The middle of the school year is a great time for families to check in with students on goals. Setting academic and personal goals helps motivate, energize, and focus students, and it is a valuable skill that will benefit learners throughout their lives. Parents can help students set and achieve these goals."
To read the entire article from the National Association of Elementary School Principals, please CLICK HERE.
Buckingham Boomerang Nominees - Congratulations!
The following Buckingham Students were CB Cares Foundation: Boomerang Nominees for the months of September, October, November and December!
September - Caring:
Conor Meyers, 6th, Vollman
Sebastian Jimenez-gary, 4th, Cleary
Sophia Stampes-Blackburn, 3rd, Whiton
Ellie Shably, 2nd, Rosztoczy
Sophie Ross, 1st, Fillette
Jacob Snyder, KA, Roberts
Elena Tawa, 6th, McComsey
October - Restraint:
Brett Young, 6th, Willimas
Ben Jankowski, 6th, Vollmer
Mackenzie Lund, 5th, Barno
Emily Foisy, 4th, Cleary
November - Positive View of Personal Future:
Mason Matich, 5th, Reigner
Demetri Zakharia, 6th, Radcliff
Emily Madia, 3rd, Story
Abbey Mandia, KP, Roberts
Chet Kempinski, 5th, Burkholder
December - School Engagement:
Chase Minots, KP, Roberts
Logan Shallow, 5th, Barno
January's Boomerang Asset - Service to Others.
Service Learning at Buckingham
Scholastic Pajama Program - Buckingham First Grade Students
School News & Information
Jan. 1 - Happy New Year!
Jan. 4 - School Resumes
Jan. 12 - Central Bucks School Board - 7:30PM - Educational Services Center
Jan. 18 - No School - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - Day of Service
Jan. 19 - CB PEN Robotics - Buckingham
Jan. 20 - Young Engineers' Night - CB East - 6:00PM-8:00PM
Jan. 21 - Buckingham PTO General Meeting - 9:30AM - Speaker: Dr. Deborah Van Aken
Jan. 26 - End of the 2nd Marking Period
Jan. 26 - Early Dismissal: Students - 12:10PM (No PM KDG)
Jan. 26 - Spirit Day - Team Jersey Day
Jan. 26 - Central Bucks School Board - 7:30PM - Educational Services Center
Jan29&30 - VH1 Save the Music Foundation Concert - Holicong Middle School
Jan. 29 - Family Fun & Fitness Night (Buckingham Students and Families)
Young Engineers' Night - 1/20/2016
The 3rd Annual Young Engineers’ Night is scheduled to take place in the atrium at CB East on Wednesday, January 20, 2016 from 6:00-8:00 PM. While all are welcome, the activities and demonstrations are geared primarily towards elementary school students and offer insights into the worlds of robotics, TV production, aeronautics, engineering, and more!
VH1 - Save the Music 2016: Music by Number - 1/29 - Holicong Middle School
A spectacular weekend of concerts featuring "numerical" selections from all different genres of music performed by Central Bucks music staff, students, alumni and friends. See image below for more information.
*Buckingham Students featured on Saturday, January 30th @ 3:00PM!
Book Dedications - Reading in the New Year!
Dedicating a book makes a great gift that will last for years to come! Your book dedication can celebrate a birthday or holiday, a special achievement, a “thank you” gift for a teacher or honor someone special while helping to support the Buckingham Library.
What happens when you dedicate a book?
- A personalized bookplate is permanently placed in the book.
- The book is presented to your child, teacher or the individual being honored during library time.
- The honoree is the first to check the book out from the library.
- The dedication will be acknowledged on the website and bulletin board outside the library.
Book Dedications are a gift to EVERY student at Buckingham!
If you are interested in a gift that keeps on giving, find the Book Dedication form. Please Click Here for a Book Dedication Order Form.
Questions? Contact Lori Tinari
CB Cares Boomerang Nominations
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 Friday, January 22nd.
Buckingham Holiday Sing
First Grade Polar Express
Buckingham Students - Finalists for the 2015 Rendell Citizenship Challenge
Four students in Mrs. Raitt’s 5th grade class were named top 10 finalists in the 2015 Rendell Citizenship Challenge at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia. Students wrote an essay about the 4th Amendment to the Constitution, created a film, and answered questions from a panel of judges. After competing against over 250 schools in the 5 county area, The children placed in the top ten schools (5th place overall) and earned a set of 27 civics books for our school library - compliments of the Rendell Center!
3rd Grade Talent Show
6th Grade Skype - Connecting with CB
In sixth grade the students learn about the circulatory system, so Mrs. Stone's students dissected a sheep's heart for us. It definitely peaked the students' interest! The high school students shared some amazing heart facts and were able to point out the real parts of a heart, which we compared to a diagram in the sixth grade reference book
From the Buckingham PTO
Buckingham PTO - January General Meeting 1/21 - Speaker Series
Our next PTO General Meeting will be held in the Buckingham Cafeteria on January 21st - beginning promptly at 9:30AM. We are excited to share that Dr. Deborah Van Aken, Pennsylvania Licensed Psychologist, has been invited to present upon “The Over-Scheduled Family.” This is happening due to a generous grant from the CB Cares Educational Foundation.
Please be sure to attend as this topic may help guide us in making best choices for our family. See you there!