Buckingham Elementary School
The MIghty Knight Connection - May 2015 - Issue 17
Buckingham Elementary School
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QUEST Program Coming to Central Bucks Elementary Schools
In time for the start of the 2015-2016 school year, QUEST (Questioning and Understanding through Engineering, Science, and Technology) will be a new "fifth" special for elementary students in grades 1-6.
Please visit the District's QUEST link to learn more about the program.
Visit the Parent FAQ's.
PSSA's 2015 Complete
Congratulations to our students for completing the 2015 PSSA's. All year, our Buckingham 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th Grade children have worked very hard at learning new things, enduring through challenges and identifying what it takes to be a student. As we continue at Buckingham for the remainder of the year - work hard and strive to be your best every day. We attend a special school and I am proud of each of you for making Buckingham a great place to learn.
Buckingham's May: Manner of the Month
If you watch sports, you have seen it many times: Hockey players lining up to shake hands after a 7-game play-off; Football players shaking hands after four quarters of hard hits; Soccer players exchanging jerseys after an 90 minutes of footwork.
It seems like competitors in every event, from spelling bees to hockey, behave this way. What's going on?
Sportsmanship - A great tradition in competitions that means playing clean and handling both victory and defeat with grace, style, and dignity.
- playing fair
- following the rules of the game
- respecting the judgment of referees and officials
- treating opponents with respect
You demonstrate good sportsmanship when you show respect for yourself, your teammates, and your opponents, for the coaches on both sides, and for the referees, judges, and other officials.
Sportsmanship is a style and an attitude - and it can have a positive influence on everyone around you. With Field Day this month - let's show one another great Sportsmanship at Buckingham!
-Mr. Rosica & Mr. Durie
News & Upcoming Events
May 5 - Teacher Appreciation Day
May 5 - Spirit Day - "Favorite Hobby Day"
May 5 - Spirit Day Assembly - "Crabgrass Puppet Theater"
May 6 - School Nurse Appreciation Day
May 6 - 3rd Grade Field Trip - Mercer Museum
May 8 - 5th Grade Ecology - Peace Valley
May 8 - 1st Grade "Mother's Day Tea"
May 12 - 3rd Grade Wax Museum (Hayden)
May 13 - 3rd Grade Wax Museum (Moore)
May 13 - 4th Grade Field Trip - Camden Aquarium
May 15 - 3rd Grade Wax Museum (Story)
May 14 - 1st & 2nd Grade Chorus Concerts; 1st Grade - 6:30PM; 2nd Grade - 7:30PM
May 18 - 4th Grade PEN - Invention Convention (Pine Run)
May 20 - 3rd Grade Field Trip - Academy of Nat. Sciences
May 20 - Market Day - 3:00PM - Gym Lobby
May 21 - 6th Grade Clean Streams (Radcliff, Williams)
May 21 - Parent Volunteer Tea - 11:30AM-1:15PM - Library
May 22 - 2nd Grade Field Trip - Lost River Canyons
May 22 - 6th Grade Clean Streams (Vollman)
May 22 - Science Fair Drop-Off - Gym Lobby
May 25 - No School - Memorial Day
May 26 - Science Fair - School Gym - 6:30PM-8:30PM
May 28 - 1st Grade Field Trip - Story book Theater
May 28 - 3rd Grade PEN Field Trip - Architecture
May 28 - 6th Grade Orientation - Holicong (Students Only)
May 29 - Buckingham FIELD DAY
May 29-31 - District Art Show - Mill Creek
Author Chris Grabenstein Coming to Buckingham
Buckingham is excited to welcome New York Times best-selling author, Chris Grabenstein, this coming June 3rd for all 4th through 6th grade students! His latest book, The Island of Dr. Libris is becoming another big-hit along the lines of his previous books, Mr. Lemoncello's Library, I Funny (Series), Haunted Mystery (Series), and Treasure Hunters (Series with James Patterson). Mr. Grabenstein will be signing purchased books at a discounted rate through the Buckingham Order Form.
Bucks County World Language Academy
Next year, Buckingham Elementary is planning to host the Bucks County World Language Academy after-school hours Spanish Program. If you would like one or more of your children to participate in the BCWLA, please complete registration by clicking here.
The courses would run three times a week (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday) as follows:
- Level 1 Spanish (1st-3rd gr) @ 3:45-4:45pm
- Level 2 Spanish (4th-6th gr) @ 3:45-4:45pm
Melissa G. Harrison
Program Director, BCWLA
Buckingham Science Fair - May 26th!
CB Cares Boomerang Nominations
May: #37 Personal Power - Young person has a healthy sense of personal power
He/she believes they can effect change and make a difference in their school and/or Community. They believe that they have some control over things that happen in their world, that things don’t just happen to them.
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 Wednesday, May 22.
April Showers Bring May Flowers at Buckingham
Geologist Visits 6th Grade
Buckingham Students - Draw the Future Contest!
Congratulations to our Buckingham Students:
Olivia F. - 2nd Grade - 2nd Place
Aly M. - 2nd Grade - 3rd Place
Jessica M. - 3rd Grade - 3rd Place
Reptiland School Assembly
Buckingham's Spring Veggie Garden - Planting Begins
Buckingham Celebrates Earth Day/Arbor Day 2015
From the Buckingham PTO
Thank You Teachers - From the Buckingham PTO!
The PTO is happily throwing a THANK YOU luncheon for our teachers and staff on May 5th in honor of National Teacher Appreciation Day. We are so fortunate to have a wonderful staff of teachers that encourage and inspire our children every day. Thank you Buckingham Teachers!
Tickets are currently ON SALE for the Buckingham Mighty Knight Staff game versus the Harlem Wizards. There are still great seats available - but our Courtside Ticket Package has SOLD OUT. For more information on tickets, CLICK HERE.
To see a video about what the evening will be all about, Watch This!
An in-School assembly (Students Only) will be on May 11th where we welcome a Harlem Wizards Player Representative to Buckingham (They probably want to "Size-Up" their Mighty Knight competition)! Besides our ticket order form, we will have Harlem Wizard tickets on sale at lunch on May 11th. Send $ on that date if you would like to purchase tickets on the 11th. Advance tickets are $15 per person/$20 at the Door the day of the event. Don't miss out on the most Awe-inspiring basketball show!
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