The Compass

"Unlock the Treasure in Every Child" - March 13, 2023

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Reminder - Early Release and No School!


  • 2 Hour Early Release - Friday, March 24
  • No School - Friday, March 31

Year Book

DEADLINE EXTENDED! There’s still time to purchase your yearbook! Final deadline for orders and recognition ads will be this Friday, March 17. Go to and enter our school code 1015984616711453 to place your order today.

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Landscape Clean Up Day

On March 26 from 12:30-3:30pm our PTA is hosting a landscaping clean up day! Please join us to help clean up our school grounds. Bring tools to help trim shrubs, rake out landscaping, and to help pick up debris.

Field Day

The dates for Field Day are set!!

  • Wednesday, May 3 - Kindergarten, 4th, & 5th
  • Thursday, May 4 - 1st, 2nd, & 3rd

Please considers signing up to help support this event. Volunteer support helps make this day a success!

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Walmart Rounded Up

BCES PTA has been up to participate in Walmart's "rounded up" program. Simply select your charity in the app or at the store. Our schools is listen as "PTA North Carolina Congress" which is our PTA's official tax exempt name. You can identify our school as our Buckhorn Creek Logo will be visible. The attached photo is a screenshot of how this looks in the system.

Identifying and Appreciating the Good in Others

This week our school community will be focusing on the Other People Mindset of Identifying and Appreciating the Good in Others. It’s important to deliberately work to identify and appreciate others’ character strengths.

Identifying and appreciating the good in others is a core tenet of the Other People Mindset. This isn’t always what comes naturally. Often, it’s easier to blame others for our problems or find flaws in others to use as excuses for our own jealousy, bitterness, or resentment. The problem is that this negativity usually leads to problems -- for ourselves, for the other person, and for our relationships.

Identifying and appreciating the good in other people helps you see the world through a more positive -- and less threatening -- lens. If you’re constantly seeing the negative traits of people, you’re going to think the world is comprised of bad people -- and you’re going to operate from a defensive posture. This isn’t to say that we should be naive or see the world, and its people, through “rose-colored glasses.” It’s just that we should strive to understand people’s intent. If you see the good in another, they are likely to see the good in you.

To practice and encourage the character strength of perspective with your child, please visit the Positivity Project’s P2 for Families (password: P2), where together you will watch a video, read a quote, and talk about the answers to three questions.

Parent & Student Lunches!

Please only select ONE time period per family. This allows two families an option each day to have lunch with their children.

We are excited to offer the opportunity for parents and visitors to have lunch with students once again. However, in order to ensure safety, manage space limitations, and to ensure the process is successful we must maintain guidelines and expectations for logistics. Please read the expectations and logistics on the sign up.

Important Dates!


  • March 24 - Early Release Day
  • March 30 - End of Quarter 3
  • March 31 - No School - Teacher Work Day


  • April 3-7 - Spring Break
  • April 10 - School Resumes
  • April 13 - 4th Grade Field Trip - Camp Flintlock
  • April 14 - Spirit Day - Hawaiian Day
  • April 18 - Q3 Report Cards sent home
  • April 20 - 1st Grade Field Trip - NC Zoo
  • April 20 - 5th Grade Field Trip - United Skates of America
  • April 21 - No School - Teacher Work Day


  • May 1-5 - Teacher Appreciation Week
  • May 3 - Field Day - K, 4, & 5
  • May 4 - Field Day - 1, 2, & 3
  • May 5 - Better World Day!
  • May 9 - 2 Hour Early Release