The Compass

"Unlock the Treasure in Every Child" - April 8, 2019

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Positivity Project - Being Present

Our focus this week will take us back to the Other People Matter Mindset and discuss the importance of Being Present.


It is when we focus our attention to be fully present that we demonstrate to others that they matter. Being fully present is also when our character strengths, such as Appreciation for Beauty, Gratitude, Leadership, and Kindness, rise to the top.

Please use these quotes, video links, and character card to host conversations with your child about what it mean to be present.


"Nothing is more precious than being in the present moment. Fully alive. Fully aware." ~Thich Nhat Hanh


"Attention is the rarest and purest form of generosity." ~Weil


What Does it Mean to Be Present?

These Best Friends Will Give You All the Feels - Presented by SoulPancake + My Little Pony

Spring Break

Spring Break begins Monday, April 15th - Monday, April 22nd. School resumes on Tuesday, April 23rd @9:15!

Buccaneer Bash!

Wow! What an event! Thank you to everyone who was able to attend our first Buccaneer Bash! It was great to see the smiles and excitement of our students and families. Hats off to our amazing PTA for making the event so successful! #OtherBucsMatter

Kindergarten Registration!!

Kindergarten Registration!!!

Kindergarten registration for 2019-2020 is open!


Welcome Class of 2032! All kindergarten students and rising kindergartners can now register online!

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Stop in the office today to complete your registration or visit our Kindergarten Team in their Kindergarten Registration Booth during the Buccaneer Bash! It is important that we register students now to get an accurate understanding of student enrollment for the fall. Stop in today and register!!

Report Cards Delayed

Third quarter report cards were suppose to be sent out on Tuesday, April 9th. However, Buckhorn Creek is will be delaying distribution until Friday, April 12th. The delay is to provide our teachers amble time and support as Power School, the system used to generate report cards, was closed unexpectedly this weekend for maintenance. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Thank you for your understanding.

Square One

Ms. Balchunas and PTA have been working together to complete art work that will be installed in a tile format at the school to honor students that were enrolled during our inaugural year. As part of this project, parents are being offered the opportunity to purchase various items displaying the art work.

Order forms are due by April 10th.

Bluegrass Stomp!

Last week, our students enjoyed hearing a little Bluegrass and Folk music. Mr. Charles Pettee performed for our school and shared the history of the two types of music. His travels from around the world were used to help students understand how the music was influenced by other cultures. Thank you to our Buckhorn Creek Elementary PTA and the United Arts Council for supporting this cultural arts event!

Up Coming Dates!!

  • April 9 - School Improvement Team Meeting

  • April 10 - Field Trip: Kindergarten - Camp Agape

  • April 11 - Parent Teacher Conference Night

  • April 12 - Field Trip: 5th grade - Art Museum

  • April 12 - Spirit Day - Mismatch Day

  • April 15-19 - No School - Spring Break

  • April 22 - No School Teacher Work Day

  • April 23 - School Resume @ 9:15am!!

  • April 23 - Field Trip: 2nd Grade (Maynor, Patrick) - Historic Oakview Park

  • April 25 - Field Trip: 4th Grade - Historic Oakview Park

  • April 30 - Field Trip: 2nd Grade (Schaible, Graham, McDaniel) - Historic Oakview Park

  • May 6-10 - Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week

  • May 10 - Field Day