Pearl S. Buck Elementary

March 1, 2019

Upcoming Dates

School Closed:

April 15-19 - Spring Break

May 21 - Act 80

May 27 - Memorial Day

Upcoming Events:

March 8 - Progress Reports for Trimester 2 available online

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 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." ~

Regarding this past Monday....

Due to the fact that Pearl Buck was closed on Monday, February 25, and the rest of the district was open, it is possible our students may need to make-up this day. At the present time, the District has decided to wait and see what happens during the remaining winter weeks. In the spring, once we know if there were any additional school closures due to inclement weather, the district will determine if there is a need to make-up any student days or adjust the school calendar.

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 (click "buy your student's yearbook" then enter the school name, city and state).

Questions? Please contact Tina Conturso at

Seuss-i -ness!

This week, students and staff joined in on the fun of celebrating Dr. Seuss and the joy of reading. In addition to our end of day DEAR (Drop Everything and Read), students were treated to readings of Dr. Seuss stories by teachers, peers, and mystery readers. This week also hosted our PTO Book Fair, during which students were able to purchase books of interest to augment their leisure reading. Thanks to our PTO for managing a successful Book Fair, and to our librarian, Mrs. Humbert, for adjusting her routines and schedule to ensure all of our homerooms were able to participate in the book fair - despite closing and delays.


Drop Everything and Read

General Zaniness

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Thanks for a Fantastic Science Fair!

Our annual Science Fair was a great success last night. The variety of experiments and the quality of presentations were something about which all of our young scientists should be proud. Thank you to all of the support from parents and friends, and to all of our visitors who helped to select the top 6 projects for the STEAM Expo. Nominees for the STEAM Expo will be announced on Monday.

Teddy Bear Day - March 6th.

Pearl Buck will be hosting a Teddy Bear Day on March 6th. Mrs. Miller's class is running a school-wide Teddy Bear Day. All money raised will go to Rosa's Pizza to help feed those in need. At Rosa's, people can prepay for a slice of pizza for the hungry. Those in need can come in and get a free slice so that they do not go hungry that day. The date of the Teddy Bear Day will be March 6th. Your child may bring in one or two teddy bears. The teddy bears have to be able to fit in a backpack. The price for admission is $1 per stuffed animal. Please allow your child to bring in a teddy bear or two*.

By Andrew Pirollo, Leo Richmond, and Jacob Dowling

* Donations should be given to homeroom teachers on March 6th.

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

Free admission

Maple Point Middle School Auditorium

2250 Langhorne-Yardley Road, Langhorne PA

Making Friends and Effective Communication

Students in Mrs. Wright's 3rd grade PE class were learning about making friends and effective communication today. Using Chromebooks and an interactive NearPod lesson, students responded to questions and sorted behaviors related to friendship and positive relationships.

Magnets, Kitty Litter and other Interesting Things ....

The students in Mrs. Junod’s 2nd grade class sure know “How To” do a lot! Each student wrote up a step-by-step informational How To, then actually brought in the needed items to demonstrate to the class their particular task. Students enjoyed learning everything from building a magnet rocket ship, putting on make-up, cleaning kitty litter (um...well not ..well..y'know. Not THAT), and folding clothes like Marie Kondo. Future teachers are among us at Pearl Buck!

Volunteer Clearances

Parents who plan to serve as chaperones and volunteers for school must have current clearances on file with the school. For additional information on clearances, including all related links, please visit this District webpage. Since the process can take several weeks, please file for your clearances ASAP so that they are in place when needed.

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

Diversity Display

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 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?....

Dr. Seuss Quotes:

Today you are you! That is truer than true! There is no one alive who is you-er than you!

Don't cry because it's over. Smile because it happened.

Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not.