Buckingham Elementary School
The Mighty Knight Connection - September 2015 - Issue 2
60-Years in Education - 1955-2015
Every Moment Matters
PA Secretary of Education - PSSA Letter to Parents
A letter from the PA Secretary of Education, Pedro Rivera, was issued by the Pennsylvania Department of Education specifically on the topic of the 2015 PSSA. Please take a moment to review this letter by Clicking Here.
Additionally, Central Bucks School District has important information regarding PSSA 2015 Assessment Results - 5-Key Points Parents Should Know. Please review the information on the Main District Webpage/Curriculum Tab/Assessment/2015 Assessment Results or by Clicking Here.
Please Note - Individual Student Assessment Results will be sent home with Grade 4-6 students in sealed envelopes on Monday, September 21st.
NAESP: Report To Parents - Make Every Day Count: Boost School Attendance
To stay on track in school, students need to be present every day. Missing 18-or more days of school in a year puts a child's high school graduation at risk, according to BoostUp.org, a national drop-out prevention campaign. Being absent for just two days every month of the school year can put a child behind academically.
(To read the entire article from the National Association of Elementary School Principals, please CLICK HERE - May need to allow some time to load).
Want to Volunteer? Background Checks are State Requirements
If you are a parent who would like to volunteer at Buckingham this year - PA State Law requires you to have your Volunteer Paperwork on file in the District HR Offices.
All parents who volunteer must have three forms:
- PA State Police Criminal Record Check - $0
- PA Child Abuse History Certification - $0
- Federal (FBI) Criminal Record Check (Fingerprinting) - $27 – (Unless you have been a PA-resident for 10-years; which you then need a signed affidavit - $0)
To access online Volunteer Information Packet - Click Here
News & Upcoming Events
Sept. 14 - No School - Holiday (Rosh Hashanah)
Sept. 15 - Back to School Night: Kdg - 6:00PM - Cafeteria
Sept. 21 - Back to School Night: PEN - 6:00PM - Cafeteria
Sept. 21 - School Board Meeting - Educational Services Center - 7:30 PM
Sept. 23 - No School - Holiday (Yom Kippur)
Sept. 24 - PTO General Meeting - 6:30PM - Reception; 7:00PM - Meeting
Sept. 25 - Buckingham Emergency Evacuation Drill (AM)
Sept. 28-Oct.2 - PTO Scholastic Fall Book Fair
Sept. 29 - 5th Grade Ecology Field Trip - Peace Valley Park
Oct. 6 - Picture Day - By Appointment
Oct. 12 - Columbus Day (School In-Session)
Oct. 12-16 - Celebrate Education Week (Info to Come)
Oct. 13 - Central Bucks School Board Meeting - Educational Services Center - 7:30PM
Oct. 17 - Buckingham PTO Fall Fest
Oct. 19-23 - National Red-Ribbon Week
Oct. 19&20 - 5th Grades Ropes Course
Oct. 27 - Central Bucks School Board Meeting - Educational Services Center - 7:30PM
Oct. 28 - Buckingham Emergency Lockdown Drill (PM)
Oct. 30 - Halloween Parade - 9:30AM; Location - TBD
Oct. 30 - 6th Grade Halloween Party - Evening
Oct. 31 - Halloween (Saturday)
Back to School Night
Thanks to our Teachers from Grades 1-6 who hosted our Back to School Nights for Parents last week. We had a fabulous turn-out where parents had the opportunity to officially meet with their children's teachers.
Kindergarten Back to School Night will be Tuesday, September 15th beginning at 6:00PM in the Multi-Purpose Room/Cafeteria - where we will host both AM and PM classes at one time. Additionally, our PEN Back to School Night will be held on Monday, September 21st at 6:00PM in the Multi-Purpose Room/Cafeteria.
Tuesday, September 15th - Kindergarten - 6:00PM-6:45PM;
Monday, September 21st - PEN - 6:00PM-6:45PM (Mrs. Vice & Mrs. Brown Students)
Young Rembrandts: Session 1 - Enrollment Open
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 Monday, September 28th.
Book Dedications for Buckingham
Blasting-Off in Kindergarten!
WBMK - First Live Broadcast Launched for 15-16
Buckingham Welcomes New Students and Families!
More "First Weeks of Fun" at Buckingham
Consider These Easy Ways to Help Buckingham
Giant A+ Rewards: ID#25924
Last year, Buckingham Elementary School (#25924) earned over $2400 with 120 registered cards with the Giant A+ School Rewards Program! That was enough to help fund the completion of our Brick Patio Installation and Landscaping! Help earn cash for 2015-16 through Giant A+ School Rewards Program. No extra cost to you - just shop at Giant!
Enrollment begins Monday, September 14th through March 17, 2016.
All you have to do is:
- Log on to www.giantfoodstores.com/aplus to designate our school online
- Locate the "Customer Box" and complete information
- Designate Buckingham - #25924
- Again - Enrollment began Monday, September 14.
PLEASE NOTE: If you registered your card last year, you do not need to re-register again. Just make sure you have designated Buckingham as your school in order for Buckingham to receive credit. Registration is easy and it helps to make a positive impact in and around our school.
Please be sure to register your card to benefit Buckingham Elementary School using ID #25924. We appreciate your continued support.
Warminster Shop Rite - Street Road
SAVE YOUR RECEIPTS and EARN MONEY FOR:
BUCKINGHAM ELEMENTARY SCHOOL.
- Write the school name on the back of the receipt.
- Any family, family member and friend can turn their receipts into the store (there is box on the front wall near the Manager's office ....past check out).
IT’S THAT EASY!!
Shop RIte in Warminster located at:
942 W. Street Road
For additional details, visit the SHOPRITE in Warminster
Box Tops 4-Education
Save your Box Tops 4-Education - One of the simplest ways for our school to earn money. Buckingham will earn 10-cents for every Box Top collected - and on average - we have earned over $1,200 dollars a year!!
More details will come during specific collection dates and contests! In the meantime, save and hold onto your box tops for Buckingham!
Target - Take Charge of Education
General PTO Meeting - 9/24
Please join us Thursday, September 24th at 6:30pm for the first General PTO Meeting of the school year!
Come learn about what's going on in the school, upcoming events and how to get involved. Our guest speaker will be Mrs. Doherty to discuss the QUEST program introduced to students this year. She will discuss the scope and sequence of this new special and how it will connect to each grade level's unit of study (1st-6th).
We look forward to seeing you there!
Buckingham PTO Scholastic Book Fair - Coming Soon!
Buckingham PTO Fall Fest - October 17, 2015
The Fall Fest Committee greatly appreciates your support - Thank You!
Cindy Dobbins - firstname.lastname@example.org and
Leslie Hamilton – email@example.com
There are lots of opportunities to help out and have fun!!! Go to Sign Up Genius and search by email; firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the Buckingham website. The link can be found on the PTO home page.
Buckingham PTO - Using Sign-Up Genius
Buckingham PTO Facebook Page - LIKE US!
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