The Compass

"Unlock the Treasure in Every Child" - July 11, 2022

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Welcome to the Crew!

We are excited to welcome our new Crew to the Buckhorn Creek Elementary Community!

Ms. Brooke Little - Assistant Principal Intern

Ms. Brooke Little was raised in Latrobe, PA which is also home to Mister Rogers and Daniel Striped Tiger!

Currently enrolled in NC State's Principal Preparation Program, she will be an Administrative Intern at Buckhorn Creek Elementary School this school year!

Ms. Little earned her undergraduate degree from Penn State University and is a National Board-Certified Teacher. Throughout her 19 years in education, she has worked as a high school science teacher, intervention & testing coordinator, horticulture teacher, and outdoor environmental educator. While most of her experience is at the high school level, she is really looking forward to elementary school!

Ms. Little has found joy learning and leading in schools through diverse opportunities including writing curriculum, chairing the School Improvement Team, coordinating the work of Beginning Teachers and Mentors, and facilitating school-based professional learning for Professional Learning Teams. She has served as a member of several committees centered around instructional and cultural leadership, as well as being actively involved as an advisor for student interest and service clubs. Ms. Little most recently served as an AP Environmental Science Teacher, Science Department Chair, and Beginning Teacher Mentor at Green Level High School in Wake County.

She lives in Holly Springs, along with her husband, their two daughters, and two dogs, Bodie and Henry. She loves reading, exploring, and spending time outdoors. She can't wait to learn more about the Buckhorn community and each one of you!

**Please note: Buckhorn Creek Elementary will have two staff members on our Crew named Brooke Little. Ms. Brook Little (email - our Assistant Principal Intern and Ms. Brooke Little (email - one of our Special Education Teachers.

Ms. Bethanie Cheuvront ~ 3rd Grade

Ms. Bethanie Cheuvront is excited to join the 3rd grade team at BCES this year! She is originally from Ohio and I graduated from Wright State University with a degree in preK-3 Early Childhood Education. She later earned her master’s degree in K-6 Reading and Mathematics. Ms. Cheuvront began teaching in 2006 and moved to North Carolina in 2008. Her teaching experiences including AIG, preK, kindergarten, 1st, 2nd and 3rd grade. Ms. Cheuvront, her husband, and 3 year old son love spending time swimming, playing outside and racing toy cars.

Stock the House!

We are excited to expand our global connections once again this coming school year as we welcome two new teachers to our Crew from the UK. Mr. Jack Mutton will join our 2nd Grade team and Ms. Selena Wakefield will be joining our 3rd Grade team. We are expecting them both to arrive at the end of July.

As they begin planning their moves, we are looking for ways to help them get established. Like our other teachers from abroad, they will arrive with just 2 simple suitcases. Thus, we want to provide as much support as possible. If you happen to have an extra set of pots and pans, dishes, silverware, or any other kitchen items in your house that you no longer need, please drop it off to the Buckhorn Creek office. We will also be looking for any living room furniture, dressers, etc.

We have some items from left from past teachers that have moved back to the UK, but not nearly enough to stock two apartments.

Please follow this link to list the item you are able to donate (this will help ensure we don't end up with 50 of the same thing).

Thank you all in advance for your support!

School Tours

Guided tours will be offered on the following Tuesdays at 10am to new families on 7/19, 7/26, and 8/2.

Please only sign up for one spot for your family.

Parents must register using SignUp Genius

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Before and After School Care Sign Up!

Buckhorn Creek Elementary has partnered with Kraft YMCA for Before and After School care during the 2022-2023 school year. Please view the Kraft YMCA website for more information.

Meet the Teacher!

As of now, we are scheduling Meet the Teacher on Wednesday, August 24 from 4pm - 7pm.

Our goal is to have teachers reach out to families prior to meet the teacher to welcome students to their class.

Students will be able to bring materials to their classroom during meet the teacher.

We know parking will be tight. Thus, we are asking for you to try and arrive for Meet the Teacher by assigned time. However, we know this may not be possible due to family schedules and you are welcome to come at another time if this is the case. However, we ask that you do try your best to come during your assigned time.

Last Names:

  • A-G - 4-5pm
  • H-M - 5-6pm
  • N-Z - 6-7pm

School Supply List

School Supply Lists are now available on our Website! Follow this link.

Sign Up for Transportation

Please make sure you have signed up for transportation if you wish to utilize this service at the beginning of the school year. Follow this link for more information.

Bus Routes will be published the week prior to school starting and posted on our website. We will communicate with families once the information is available.


If you have not had a chance to review the recording of our Kindergarten Orientation and review Kindergarten specific data on our BCES Kindergarten Website.

As a reminder, Kindergarten students will only attend one day of school during the 1st week of school.

Kindergarten teachers will contact families by the end of the day on Thursday, September 1 to welcome students to their classroom.

We will host a Kindergarten Meet the teacher on Friday, September 2 from 8:45-10:15am.

Important Dates!


  • Aug 9 - New Student Orientation 10am
  • Aug 10-12 - Medication Drop Off & Forms Day 9am-12pm
  • Aug 24 - Meet the Teacher 4-7pm
  • Aug 29 - First Day of School


  • Sept 1 - 1st-5th Grade Open House 5-7pm
  • Sept 2 - Kindergarten Meet the Teacher 8:45-10:30am
  • Sept 2 - Early Release - Dismissal begins @ 1:45pm
  • Sept 5 - No School - Labor Day
  • Sept 8 - 3rd Grade BOG Testing
  • Sept 15 - Kindergarten Open House 5-7pm
  • Sept 29 - PTA Boosterthon Begins