The Compass

"Unlock the Treasure in Every Child" - February 3, 2020

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Positivity Project - Forgieness

Our focus this week will be on the character strength of Forgriveness


Forgiveness is the ability to move past being injured, and allow yourself to reconcile with the person who hurt you. Forgiveness can often be seen as a selfless act, but it also carries many benefits for those who practice it. Those who demonstrate forgiveness have the ability to move forward after someone has hurt them. Forgiveness is often rooted in the idea that all people are valuable and worthy of a second chance. Many who forgive have the ability to consider things from another’s perspective.


The parent virtue for the Forgiveness is Temperance. Strengths of temperance protect us from excess. Strengths comprised in this virtue are forgiveness, humility/modesty, prudence, and self-control.


Please use these quotes, video links, and character card to host conversations with your child about the character strength.


"Mistakes are always forgivable, if one has the courage to admit them." ~Bruce Lee


"Forgiveness does not change the past, but it does enlarge the future." ~Paul Lewis Boese


Branch's Apology Song | TROLLS: THE BEAT GOES ON!

Cultivating Forgiveness

Character Card for Forgiveness

Specials Newsletter!

Please take a moment to review the February Newsletter from our Specialists. PE, Art, Music, Media, and Social Thinking share what the month ahead looks like for our students.


February Newsletter

Coffee with the Principal

We will host Coffee with the Principal on February 11th from 9-9:30 a.m in the Media Center. We will discuss Istation data and provide an opportunity for parents to ask questions. We look forward to seeing you!


Coffee with the Principal is an opportunity for parents to gather, ask questions, and learn about various components within the school. The informal meeting is held on the second Tuesday of each month.

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

Grandparents Day!

Thursday, February 6th! Grandparents will be invited in to have lunch with our students during their scheduled lunch time in the cafeteria. There will be craft for them to complete and a book fair to tour.


If you haven't already registered, please email your child's teacher with the number of guest who will be visiting during grandparents day.



Grandparents may choose to either bring lunch in or purchase lunch from the cafeteria!

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!!

  • Feb 3-7 - Book Fair

  • Feb 4 - Book Fair Family Night 5-8p

  • Feb 6 - Grandparents Day

  • Feb 11 - Report cards sent home.

  • Feb 17 - No School

  • Feb 18 - No School

  • Feb 21 - PTA Cultural Arts Performance: Carolina Ballet 3rd-5th grades

  • Feb 28 - Spirit Day - Hat Day!