The Compass

"Unlock the Treasure in Every Child" - January 20, 2020

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Positivity Project - Perseverance!

This week our character strength is Perseverance!


The concept of perseverance can most often be found in one’s active pursuit in overcoming obstacles. Perseverance is a uniquely human characteristic that identifies an individual’s ability to spend long periods of time devoted to a single goal or set of goals. Those who persevere are able to set goals for themselves and then take active, calculated steps toward those goals. People demonstrating high levels of perseverance are able to handle significant, sometimes repeated, setbacks in pursuit of goals.


The parent virtue for perseverance is Courage. Strengths of courage involve applying will and fortitude in overcoming internal or external resistance to accomplish goals. Strengths comprised in this virtue are bravery, perseverance, integrity, and zest/enthusiasm.


Use the quotes and videos below to host discussion with your child.


"Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance." ~Samuel Johnson


"A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new." ~Albert Einstein


Perseverance Pays Off


Sesame Street: Janelle Monae - Power of Yet


Perseverance Character Card

Book Fair!

The Buckhorn Creek Elementary PTA is putting on our 2nd annual Book Fair. This is a great opportunity for students to supplement their home libraries with great books while raising funds for free books for their classrooms and the school library. 50% of the Book Fair sales goes back to the school in the form of free books.

The Book Fair will run Monday February 3 – Friday February 7. Students will visit the Book Fair on Monday and Tuesday to create Wish Lists. All families are invited to shop the Book Fair during Family Night on Tuesday February 4 from 5pm – 8pm. Students can purchase throughout the week during school hours as well. Grandparents are invited to attend the Book Fair with their student on Thursday February 6 from 10:30 am – 2pm during the school Grandparents Day event.

A new digital payment option, called eWallet, allows your student to shop the Fair cash-free. Can’t make it to the Book Fair? Shop The Scholastic Store online. Visit our homepage to access eWallet or shop online: https://bookfairs.scholastic.com/bf/buckhorncreekelemschool.

We need your help! Volunteer to help during the Book Fair: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090E4EADAD2FA6F58-buckhorn

Book Fair!

The Buckhorn Creek Elementary PTA is putting on our 2nd annual Book Fair. This is a great opportunity for students to supplement their home libraries with great books while raising funds for free books for their classrooms and the school library.


We can't do it without your help. We need volunteers to help set up the Book Fair on Friday (1/31) afternoon/evening, help the students make book wish lists and purchases throughout the week (2/3 - 2/7), help with Family Night on Tues (2/4), help with Grandparents Day on Thurs (2/6), and help tear down the Book Fair on Fri (2/5) afternoon.


Just an hour of help (or more!) would be greatly appreciated. Please review the available slots below and click on the button to sign up. Thank you and happy reading!


https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090E4EADAD2FA6F58-buckhorn

Girls on the Run!

Girls on the Run: afterschool program for girls in 3rd-5th grade, Tues & Thurs 4:00-5:15 pm, program dates: Feb 4-Apr 23

At Girls on the Run, we inspire girls to recognize their inner strength and celebrate what makes them one of a kind. Trained coaches lead small teams through our research-based curricula which includes dynamic discussions, activities and running games. Over the course of the ten-week program, girls in 3rd-5th grade develop essential life skills. The program culminates with girls positively impacting their communities through a service project and being physically and emotionally prepared to complete a celebratory 5K event on Saturday, Apr 25.

Register now: https://www.gotrtriangle.org/Register-Now

*Recruitment flyer attached*

Kindergarten registration for 2012-2021 is now open!

Believe it or not, Kindergarten registration for 2020-2021 is now open!


Welcome Class of 2033! All kindergarten students and rising kindergartners can now register online!


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


A child must be 5 years old on or before August 31 of the current school year to attend kindergarten. In accordance with state law, gifted children who are age 4 by April 16 also will be considered for admission. Visit this site to learn more about early admission for gifted children at https://www.wcpss.net//site/Default.aspx?PageID=186.


Look for more information on the Kindergarten enrollment process by following this link, https://www.wcpss.net/domain/56.

Up Coming Dates!!

  • Jan 22 - 3rd Grade In House Science Field Trip (Echols, Turner, Raley)

  • Jan 23 - 3rd Grade In House Science Field Trip (Carley, Lawrence, Dudding)

  • Jan 29 - No School - Teacher Work Day

  • Jan 31 - Spirit Day - Crazy Hair