The Compass

"Unlock the Treasure in Every Child" - October 7, 2019

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No School!

No School on Wednesday, October 9th - Teacher Work Day!

Our staff will be continuing to explore the EL Education curriculum and learn how to enhance literacy instruction for students, will be digging in to academic data to look for trends, learning about literacy capacities & instructional practices, develop our schedule for Instructional Learning Rounds, and work within committees to plan Family Academy Night.

All this will be powered by a fantastic lunch provided to the staff by our PTA! Thank you!!

Other People Matter Mindset - Be Present!

This week our students dig in deeper to the Other People Matter Mindset wit a focus on Being Present.

What is the Other People Matter Mindset? This mindset is taking the time to look beyond ourselves. Recognizing the feelings, love, and care within others. Furthermore, it is important to recognize them as individuals and recognize they matter.

This week we will continue to build this mindset by identifying the benefits of being present. Often our days are busy and we are not fully present. But when we stop and take a moment to reflect or see the good in others the world around us changes.

Students this week will be practicing seeing the good in others and being appreciative as they build their other people matter mindset. #OtherBucsMatter #BuccaneerPride

"What makes me happy is the appreciation of people around me." ~Nadia Comaneci

"Do right. Do your best. Treat others as you want to be treated." ~Lou Holtz

Please use these quotes and discuss with your child what they learn about Open-mindedness this week.

Video Links:

What is a compliment?

How to see the good in others

Street Compliments

World Bullying Prevention Day!

October is National Bullying Prevention month to help celebrate and bring awareness to our efforts around bullying prevention.

October 7 is World Bullying Prevention Day - wear blue to show your support!

2019-2020 Matey Mini-thon!!

Our Matey Mini-thon is this week Friday! Please come and celebrate our students Friday morning. K-2 will hit the track @9:30 and 3-5 will start at 10:40. Families are welcome to come stand on the sides of the track and cheer on their child.

We are getting close to our goal! Please keep supporting your students as they log in their pledges. This year our goal is to raise $25,000 for Playground Shades. If you haven't done so yet, please log on to and enter pledges on

Thanks so much for your support!

Specialists Newsletter

Please take a moment and review the October 2019 - Specialists Newsletter!


Don't forget Readvolution! Buckhorn is currently FIRST place in all Wake, Durham & Chatham counties!! If you haven't logged your child's reading & books yet, you can backlog for all the days this week since it started 9/30. The contest is 800 minutes reading which earn each student 2 free Hurricanes tickets. If your child is reading at least 20min/day then they will easily meet that goal. They can log up to 60min/day. The school standings is based on number of books read. So log all books!
How to log Readvolution Minutes 2019-2020

Up Coming Dates!!

  • Oct 7 - World Bullying Prevention Day - Wear Blue

  • Oct 9 - No School Teacher Work Day

  • Oct 11 - Boosterthon Fun Run

  • Oct 14-18 - National School Lunch Week

  • Oct 18 - Kindergarten Letterland Parade @ 9:30a

  • Oct 23 - Unity Day - Wear Orange

  • Oct 25 - Spirit Day - Dress like a Buccaneer

  • Oct 31 - Make up day for Sept 5

  • Oct 31 - School Pajama Day!