Pearl S. Buck Elementary
March 8, 2019
April 15-19 - Spring Break
May 21 - Act 80
May 27 - Memorial Day
March 15 - Variety Show at Maple Point Middle School Auditorium, 7:00 PM-8:30 PM
April 5 - Sock Hop at Maple Point Cafeteria
April 11 - Art Show
April 23-25 ELA PSSA (Grades 3&4)
April 26 - Race for Education
April 29-30 Math PSSA (Grades 3&4)
May 1-2 - Science PSSA (Grade 4)
May 31 - Field Day
Every Friday! Buck Spirit Days. Wear your Pearl Buck spirit shirt, or red and blue.
~ "The Neshaminy community builds futures by empowering each child to become a productive citizen and a lifelong learner." ~
Sock Drive Receives Very Warm Response!
The saying goes “cold nose, warm heart.” Well, thanks to the generosity of the Pearl Buck families, many, many people can experience “warm toes because of warm hearts.” The third graders at Buck sponsored a sock drive for the homeless this February. The students were very active in their pursuit of collecting socks for the less fortunate. They created signs that were hung around the school to remind others to bring in socks. They made commercials that were sent to the classrooms for viewing. They also composed and performed songs during the morning announcements to remind the school about the sock drive. Third graders also created a pictograph displaying the colorful paper socks that kind-hearted students created when they donated a pair of socks.
During this drive, the Pearl Buck community spread the principles of the STARR program and extended them outside of the walls of our building. STARR, our School-Wide Positive Behavior Inventions & Support program, stands for Safety, Thoughtfulness, Positive Attitude, Respect, and Responsibility.
Because of the large number of socks that were collected – 1,550 pairs – several organizations throughout the area will receive bundles for distribution. A huge thank you goes out to the entire Pearl Buck community.
In the photo below, you can see the K-4 pictograph representing the sock donations. K and 3 stretched the entire length of the hallway between the B and C wings. GREAT JOB!
PTO Board Member Maureen Krom is offering free Notary services for any Buck parent who may need to have volunteer forms notarized. You can contact Mrs. Krom at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Teddy Bear Day claws in a den of money
Wednesday's Teddy Bear Day was quite successful - with our collection totaling $825.00! Thank you for your generous donations towards helping to feed the homeless. Mrs. Miller will be coordinating a date to present our collection to Rosa's Pizza in Philadelphia.
Thanks, too, to our 4th Grade Student Council for their advertising support of this fundraiser.
You can follow this link for more information about Rosa's Pizza and their quest to feed the homeless.
Third Grade Visits Delaware Valley Univeristy
2018-19 Yearbook Information
Yearbook order forms were sent home today. Orders will be taken starting today through April 1st. Orders may be submitted with the order form (checks payable to Pearl Buck PTO) or can be purchased online at www.schoolannual.com (click "buy your student's yearbook" then enter the school name, city and state).
Questions? Please contact Tina Conturso at email@example.com.
Positive Parenting Workshop: Less Worrying, More Connecting
Neshaminy School District has scheduled Katherine Dahlsgaard, PhD, ABPP, Clinical Director of the Anxiety Behaviors Clinic and the Picky Eaters Clinic, Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.
Dr. Dahlsgaard specializes in behavioral and cognitive psychology. She will offer coping
and intervention tips for parents and guardians of school-age children to reduce anxiety,
increase communication and improve overall mental health.
Please join us!
Tuesday, March 19, 2019 6:30-8 pm
Maple Point Middle School Auditorium
2250 Langhorne-Yardley Road, Langhorne PA
If you would be interested in contributing to the Diversity Display in our front lobby, please sign up below under the month that works best for you. Please contact Mrs. McGuigan at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions, or to arrange a time to deliver items.
We hope you'll consider supporting our display throughout the year!
Be Allergy Aware!
Due to varied allergy and dietary needs, please contact your child's teacher before sending in food or other items intended to be distributed to students in a classroom (e.g. birthday celebrations, class parties). Students should not share food at any time during school - even with a close friend. A seemingly harmless food item may unexpectedly contain allergens, or interact with other medical conditions. Depending on the health needs within a classroom, teachers may choose to avoid food-oriented experiences altogether. Please consider non-food treats as an alternative. Speak directly with your child's teacher. Do not send in any items until the teacher has responded and confirmed the appropriateness of your request. Thanks!
Did you know?....
1. The shortest sentence in the English language is “I am”.
2. There are some “ghost words” in the dictionary, like the word “dord.” These words have no meaning and came into existence through scribal error.
3. The most commonly used word in the English language is the word “I.”
4. Long ago the word “girl” referred to a very small child, regardless of gender.
5. English is the language that is used by all pilots, no matter their origins.
6. In the Middle Ages, English was considered the language of the lower classes.
7. The Atlantic magazine has predicted that the word “whom” will disappear within the next few decades.
8. Each year approximately 2000 new words are added to the dictionary, which means that several new words are added daily!