Thursday March 23,2017 at 6:45 PM
Do you have, or know, a kindergartner coming to Buckman next year? You are
invited to attend our Connect To Kindergarten informational meetings. The last Connect To Kindergarten will be Thursday, March 23, 2017 at 6:45 PM.
If you are a Buckman Lottery Family with a sibling already enrolled in Buckman, you
must have already applied through the Lottery for your new kindergartner. Please talk to the office about additional requirements.
The Lottery is now closed. You can no longer apply through this program for the 2017-2018
Jump For Buckman
G6 Airpark on April 6
Please join us for a school-wide Foundation fundraiser at G6 Airpark (10414 SE Washington St./Mall 205)
on April 6 from 5-8pm. G6 will be donating 20% of all entrance fees for the
entire night (groupons and other discounts cannot be combined with this
fundraiser). What an easy way to support Buckman while your child burns off
energy and has a fun time jumping with friends!
Cost: $12 for the first hour, $8 for each additional hour
Grip socks also need to be purchased for an additional $2 or if you already
have G6 grip socks you may bring them.
Please go online and fill out a waiver prior to jumping.
We look forward to seeing you there!
STEAM Fair -
Are you a scientist, software developer, engineer, contractor, musician,
artist, or mathematician? Do you have skills (or have a passion for STEAM) and
love to tinker? If so, we want you!
On April 13 at 6:30 pm, Buckman will host a Science, Technology, Engineering,
Art, and Math (STEAM) night. More details about the amazing night will be
Are you a graphic
Please see Melina
in the office. We will need lots
of helpers during the event. A volunteer sign up sheet will be published soon.
Our annual benefit auction will be held on Saturday, May 13 at
6pm. Early bird tickets are on sale now. Purchase and bid on gift certificates,
entertainment packs, beverages, classroom projects, summer camps, getaways, and
more. Childcare is limited, so sign up early! www.BuckmanAuction.org
Thanks to Orchard Supply,
Precision Images, the Hinson, and White Pepper Catering for supporting our
Buckman is partnering with Atkinson Elementary for their April 15 Auction, from
5-10pm. We have 2 of 10 committed volunteers to help at their auction, and in
trade will have 10 committed volunteers from their school at our auction.
Contact email@example.com to help.
Yearbook Photos Needed!
Keep sending photos in for the Buckman Yearbook. We need more from each
grade and for the special performances that have happened and that are
happening this month. Please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
5th grade families: We especially need more photos to celebrate your students.
Monthly Coffee Chat
Want to learn more about Buckman? Have a question or want to know about
upcoming events and volunteer opportunities?
Please mark your calendars and join other families and Ms. Kosmala on the third
Friday of the month for a monthly coffee chat. Connect with other parents and
meet up with Ms. Kosmala for casual conversation and social time.
Coffee and breakfast snacks provided!
Buckman Library 8:45 - 9:30 AM
This is event is sponsored
by the PTA.
Shave and a Haircut… for the Foundation
If you’re looking to get stylish at the start of the New Year, consider Rooks Barbershop!
Mention you are from Buckman and Rooks will generously donate 20% of your total
to the Foundation. Stop by http://www.rooksbarbershop.com/
to book an appointment and check out different locations. The offer is valid
until the end of the school year; they do kids cuts, too!
Money for Nothing
Please take a moment to sign up for these great (free) ways to raise funds for
Buckman - and encourage friends, neighbors and grandparents too.
Fred Meyer Community Rewards — This raised
over $1200 for Buckman last year (imagine how many library books that bought!).
It only takes a minute to sign up and give Buckman PTA a portion of Fred
Meyer’s charitable giving dollars. If you have a Rewards card, you still get to
keep all of your household rewards and fuel points as usual.
AmazonSmile — This raised almost $200 for Buckman last year. If you choose Buckman PTA as your charity of choice,
Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to
Help support Buckman by purchasing scrip! Every Tuesday morning during
drop off our Scrip sales team will be available out in the main hall with some
in stock scrip gift cards as well as order forms for any additional orders
Buckman parents wish to make for items not in stock. Scrip is a great
fundraising tool since families can use scrip for gas, groceries, and other
household expenses. We have lots of grocery gift cards in stock such as Fred
Meyers, New Seasons, Whole Foods, and Safeway.
We have retailers donating anywhere from 4%-26% of those gift cards to Buckman.
Some examples of retailers we can order are Pizzicato, Starbucks, McMenamins,
Washman, Home Depot, and Target. We will also have Chinook books and apps for
sale for a limited time. We have an order form you can fill out beforehand
which can be picked up in the office from the Scrip box order form drawer.
If you can't make it Tuesday mornings, these forms can be filled out and left
with payment in our Scrip mailbox. Otherwise, come see us Tuesday morning
during drop off to place your order or buy in stock items!
Do you have an hour a week to read to a student? SMART (Start Making A Reader
Today) may be just the thing for you! We read to and with K - 3rd graders who
need some extra help or need an ear to listen. You would only read at Buckman
once a week for an hour on Tuesdays or Thursdays from mid-October to mid-May.
If you or someone you know (such as grandparents, friends, colleagues) is
interested, please invite them to complete the online application at GetSmartOregon.org. Click on "Get
Involved" and "Volunteer".
Buckman students will thank you more than you know!!
Math in Action
Sign Up Now
Teacher Tamar Berk is announcing a new weekly math challenge for all grades
K-5! Buckman is now enrolled in www.mathinaction.org, which is an educational
resource that provides bi-weekly math challenges throughout the school
If your student is interested, please go to: http://www.mathinaction.org/buckman-elementary.html,
download, solve the math problems, and put them in Ms. Berk's mailbox in the
office. She will grade the math challenges and keep a record. (Or if there is a
parent volunteer who can help, let her know!)
At the end of the year, students who complete at least 12 sets of challenges
will get cool prizes and a certificate!
Please contact Tamar Berk with any questions at email@example.com.
Cleaning your closets to make room for
back-to-school clothes? Super! Please forward any student pants
(generic sweatpants work great) to the office for those occasional
Donations of new girls and boys underwear are also appreciated.
Thank you for your support.
Please contact the office
if your student will be receiving medications during school hours.
Medicine can only be given to students after families complete the
Authorization for Medication Administration by School Personnel
form, which is also located in the office.
Please personally bring in the medications (with the original
packaging) and completed form. Please note students are not allowed
to transport medications to school themselves.
Thank you for your help and understanding.
Student Work in the
Check out what classes have been up to in the
Need help finding reliable sources to beat the "fake news" out there?
Check out our RESEARCH page and PATHFINDERS page on the Buckman Library Website.
Focused Hearing, Focused Minds
All K-5th graders use the library devices regularly and the sound can get a bit
out of hand when we are creating digital stories, listening to books or
educational movies. Please consider donating
to help us raise the money to
purchase headphones which will improve their focus and attention and have a
special volume level to protect those growing ears.
Please sign up HERE. Thank you for being part of this amazing
community of learners (and readers!)
*If you would like to consistently volunteer for your student's weekly library
time, that can be arranged!
Buckman Library Website Features...
Are you kids starting research projects? Want to use reliable databases rather
than "just googling it?"
Check out the "RESEARCH"
tab on the library
website. Here you will find awesome sources of information, text to talk
features, citations and images to use with copyright information built in!
Spring Sun Online Registration Ends March 27 and Classes Begin April 3
March 20-27 is online registration which is through Eventbrite and should hopefully be much
easier than last term. Let us know if you have problems or questions by
for Families Facing Immigration Challenges
Drop by the SUN office or contact Diane at (503)858-0230 if you know of
families needing legal support, legal counsel, information on free help for
clearing records, knowing legal rights, sanctuary information and more.
If you are beginning work on taxes and need receipts for amounts paid to Impact
NW, contact firstname.lastname@example.org at least two weeks before
you need the receipt. Due to systems changes, Brittany is having to hand
calculate receipts from the various registration systems so will need some time
to prepare them.
Spring Break Camp
for the remaining available
spots for Motion Magic's Spring Break Camp.
SUN is looking for volunteers to help tutor students, assist with homework
club, and help out in classes. Please help us spread the word to high school or
college students, service groups, churches, and the like. Contact email@example.com,
the SUN volunteer coordinator.
Adult Yoga and Zumba
Adult yoga and zumba classes have begun. Yoga is free on Fridays at 6pm. Zumba
is on Tuesdays at 6pm and the first lesson is free! After that you can
either pay $5 per drop-in class or purchase a $20 card for five sessions ($4 is
a very good deal!). Come have fun and get fit! Help us spread the word so we
can keep the classes going.
Please remember to submit your mid-month payments for SUN classes. Many parents
have outstanding payments and our payroll is dependent on these funds. If you
need to know your balance, contact firstname.lastname@example.org