Buckingham Brief

September 30, 2019

Looking Ahead...

Follow us on Twitter @CB_Buckingham to see cool things for kids happening at Buckingham!


9/23-9/27- Fall Book Fair

9/30- No School Rosh Hashanah


10/4- Picture Day

10/9- No School Yom Kippur

10/19-Fall Fest 11:00am-4:00pm

10/24-Community Connections with Dr. Kopicki, CB Superintendent, Buckingham library, 6:00 pm

10/28-11/1- Red Ribbon Week- Make Good Choices and Say No to Drugs

10/31-Halloween Parade 9:30am


11/3- Daylight Savings (Fall Back)

11/11-Veterans Day

11/12- Picture Retake

Back Porch Vehicle Line Reminder

Back Porch Vehicle Line Reminder: Parents, please remember that nobody is allowed to walk up to the vehicle rider line to get a student from the group of students waiting at the back porch. For the safety of all students, adults are to stay in their vehicles until they pull around where their child is able to get into the vehicle. Thank you.

Back-to-School Night

Back-to-School Night was a hit with parents a teachers alike. Starting the year out by forging home and school relationships is an integral part of student success. Thank you, parents, for coming alongside and being a team player with all of us at Buckingham!

Assembly- Alex and The Kaleidoscope

Emmy® Award winning children’s entertainer, Alex Mitnick, is the main host and adventure leader of Alex & The Kaleidoscope, an interactive music entertainment brand, that encourages and inspires kids to celebrate and learn through the power of music, fun facts and adventures to interesting places around the world.
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Fifth Grade Team Building

-5th graders do teamwork exercises to better understand how to support each other.

-Teamwork is key in their development as a community of learners.

-This work prepares 5th grade for more challenging scenarios in the low and high rope challenges in the coming days.

Fifth Grade Ropes Course

Fifth graders push them selves to achieve in other ways in their days focusing on teamwork in low and high ropes. Overcoming personal challenges, and being willing to encourage and support their peers, are crucial skills to becoming positive, mature, young adults.

First Grade

Mr. Estep was a special guest reader in first grade. He read The Pout-Pout Fish Goes to School, by Diesen and Hanna. The book discusses how being new to the idea of schooling (a big step for many first graders) can be kind of "scary" at first but with the help of a teacher, kids hard work, and seeing progress over time, school can actually be a great place to learn and grow!
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On Friday, Sept 20, 2019, four Buckingham students helped present the Robert B. Pollock Elementary School in Philadelphia with $6,500 worth of much-needed athletic and recess equipment. These items were purchased with funds raised during the Spring 2019 iRun4Life Gives Back Fundraiser.

The four Buckingham students were: Quinn White, Grahm Hamilton, Samantha Taylor, and Mina Senior. They helped unload all of the equipment, unpack all of the boxes, arranged the items on the stage, and then engaged with many of the Pollock Elementary students.

iRun4LIfe would like to thank these students and the Buckingham Elementary staff and families for their generosity..

Art Room Donations

The art room is looking for egg carton donations. Please send any in with your child or drop them off at the office. Thank you!

The Doylestown Library

The Doylestown library will be under construction from October through December. We will be open for most of that period. There will be a two week period between October 21 and November 15 and where we will have reduced hours, and only be open in the evenings and on weekends. Due to the weather dependent nature of the project, the two week period could start anytime during that month.

CB Symphony - Music Department Fundraiser at Ooka!

In July of 2020, members of the CB West, East, & South High School Orchestras will embark on a Study Abroad trip to the Stirling Bridge International Arts Festival. We are thrilled to announce our partnership with Ooka Doylestown. They have designed a Scottish- inspired sushi roll for us, called the Symphony Roll. It will be on their menu for the month of October, and they are generously donating 100% of its profits to us! This money will be used to lower the cost of those going on the Scotland Trip. Please see the attached flyer and picture of the roll- it’s delicious!

On Tuesday, 10/1, the CB Music Department will host a trip kick-off dinner at Ooka Doylestown from 5:00-9:00 PM. We invite the community to join us for dinner that evening. A world-renowned Scottish bagpiper will welcome you, there will be auction items available, HS student string quartets serenading you, and the Symphony Roll will be premiered. If you can’t join us for dine-in, take-out is also available. Please consider ordering our roll at this event and/or throughout the month of October. Thank you in advance for your support of our students!

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Buckingham Spirit Wear Coupon

Enjoy 10% off selected Buckingham Spirit Wear. Offer valid through the end of September. Get you Buckingham Gear on!
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Chip Health Care Program

CHIP offers health coverage to uninsured children up to the age of 19 in PA. Please see the attached flyer for more information. Should anyone need an application we have them in the health room or contact Nurse Shawn to share via e-mail.
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Central Bucks School District

Superintendent: John J. Kopicki, Ed.D.

Assistant Superintendent- Elementary: Nadine Garvin, Ed.D.

Assistant Superintendent-Secondary: Abram Lucabaugh, Ed.D.

Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services: Alexis McGloin, Ed.D.

Buckingham Elementary School

Principal: Mr. Dan Estep

Principal's Secretary: Mrs. Janice Petrie