The Compass

"Unlock the Treasure in Every Child" - May 13, 2019

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Positivity Project- Other People Matter Mindset

This week is our last week for Positivity Project. Students will once again explore the Other People Matter Mindset and reflect on all of the character strengths they have learned this year. Our students, staff, and school community have grown through the character strengths this year and we have a lot to be proud of. Please take a moment and talk with your child about what they have learned this year and how they demonstrate the Other People Matter Mindset daily. #OtherBucsMatter


"Celebrate what you want to see more of." ~Tom Peters

"Loving others is the best part of life." ~Unknown

BCES Tees and Yearbook!

We still have some BCES tees available for purchase as well as yearbooks. Both are available in the office.

Yearbooks $25 cash or check made payable to Strawbridge.


Tees $10 Youth sizes and $15 Adult sizes cash or check made payable to BCES PTA.

Salamanders Game!

Join Buckhorn Creek Elementary on July 28th at 5:40 PM for the 2nd annual Fundrasier with the Holly Springs Salamanders.

Tickets are $9, while $2 per ticket will be donated back to Buckhorn Creek Elementary. There is an additional donation option at checkout.

Wear your Buckhorn Creek Elementary Spirit Gear to the game and cheer on the Salamanders as they take on the Morehead City Marlins at Ting Park.

Please click on this link to get your tickets!


*Children 2 and under = FREE admission

Gates open at 4:40 PM

Field Day

What a success! Our students, staff, and families all had a great time during field day last week. Thank you to all of our parent volunteers and to the families that were able to attend.


In addition, thank you to Coach Braxton for planning the event and to the Holly Springs High School students who volunteered. The smiles on our students' faces provide evidence of a successful day!

Due Date for Media Center Books!!

Friday, May 24th will be the last day that students can check out books.


All books that have been check out from the Media Center are are due back no later than Wednesday, June 5th. The early end time will provide Ms. Herman sufficient time to inventory the Media Center. Thank you for your understanding.

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From our PTA!!

Our PTA is now accepting nominations for officer positions of President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer for next school year. If you or anyone you know is interested in serving, please see the attached packet and return to president@buckhorncreekpta.com or the school office no later than the end of the day on Wednesday, May 8th.

Volunteer and Lunch Bunch Change!

On May 28th, we are going to implement a no volunteer and no lunch bunch policy for the remainder of the year. We begin EOG testing for our 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students during this time. Limiting the number of guests will help ensure the best possible testing environment for our students. They have all worked hard and we want them to do their best. Thank you for your understanding.

EOG Information

3rd, 4th, and 5th grade families should take a moment to review the two letters below. Both letters are set to go out formally next Tuesday, April 30, in the Tuesday folders. However, we wanted to provide families with this information as soon as possible.


The first letter is general information about EOG testing for this year.


The second letter pertains specifically to the renorming of the scoring process for the Math EOG; delaying results until August, 2019.

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!

Locate your base school. | Learn more about the enrollment process.


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!!

Up Coming Dates!!

  • May 13 - PTA Meeting - Officer Elections

  • May 17 - PTA Family Movie Night - Wreck It Ralph 2

  • May 20 - 2019 Kindergarten Orientation

  • May 27 - No School - Memorial Day

  • May 29 & 30 - 3rd and 4th Grade EOG

  • May 31, June 3 & 4 - 5th Grade EOG

  • June 3 - New Student Orientation @ 6:30 pm

  • June 3-June 11 - Read to Achieve and Make Up testing

  • June 11 - 5th Grade Celebration @10:30am

  • June 11 - Last Day of School