Temporary Change in
For the next 4 to 6 weeks, bus 306 (the big school bus) will be dropping off
and picking up on 16th instead of Pine. Please do not park in the coned-off
loading zone. We apologize for the added inconvenience at these busy
traffic times, but this is a necessary change for the safety of children.
To avoid parking congestion, please consider Stark or 18th, as both offer easy
access to the 16th street entrance. And, thank you in advance for your
assistance and cooperation.
Early bird tickets to the 2017 Buckman Auction end THIS WEEK so get your
tickets now at buckmanauction.org
! As the Foundation's
biggest fundraiser, the annual Auction is a fun and exciting evening for
Buckman families and community partners. Proceeds from the event help fund the
arts and literacy teams at Buckman and support staffing throughout the school.
This year’s auction will provide limited childcare for $10/child on the night
of the event at the venue, thanks to our partnership with SUN, so grab your
Thanks again to our sponsors Wentworth Subaru, Burns Organic Modern, Orchard
Supply Hardware, Laurie Sonnenfeld, M Realty, and Upper Playground.
Update - Friday April 20 at 8:45am in the Library
We encourage everyone to attend Ms.
Kosmala's Coffee Chat tomorrow at 8:45am in the Library to
learn more about the state of the school budget and our fundraising goals to
preserve as much staffing as possible next school year.
Movie Night, April 21
The Foundation’s next Movie Night will be on April 21 from 6-9pm. Treat your
kid(s) to a screening of “Moana” in the cafetorium while you treat yourself to
a few hours of kid-free time! Suggested donation is $10 at the door (nobody
will be turned away!) and Sizzle Pie pizza will be available for $1/slice.
Volunteers are needed to make the evening run smoothly, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
if you are interested in helping out.
Class Picture Day,
Get those haircut appointments made because Buckman's classroom picture day is
Friday, April 21. You will receive a school picture envelope from your
student's teacher shortly. Please have your student bring the form on picture
day (or drop off to the teacher earlier) to ensure we have your order request.
Make checks payable to Dorian Studio or include exact cash (no refunds
provided). To order online, please have the eight-digit code listed on the
bottom of your picture envelope, visit https://ios.mydorian.com/login_shoot, and
follow the prompts.
We need three Picture Day volunteers. By helping on Friday, you will receive a
Helper Voucher for a complimentary group photograph in exchange for your
assistance. Please sign up with Melina in the office.
Afterschool dancers will be attending White Bird's Che Malambo on Wednesday,
April 26! It will be a busy arts week for dance and chorus. On Thursday, April
27, some dancers will be going to Jefferson Dance! A Dance Week coming up
Order Your Buckman
Order your 2016-17 Buckman School Yearbook today! The yearbook is $19
and all orders must be placed by Friday, May 12. Go to http://buckman.picaboo.com/2016-17-buckman-yearbook
to order and pay for your student's yearbook. Yearbooks will be delivered to
your student at school the final week of this school year. There will not be
any physical copies sold at school. All orders must be made online.
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
The library is in need of a few consistent volunteers. Monday afternoons and
Friday mornings are just two times that an extra hand is needed. Please sign up
HERE. Thank you for being part of this amazing
community of learners (and readers!)
Library Lego Wall
Special project: Ms. Rudnick needs help building our Library Lego Wall! If you
are a handy person (with a light, handheld sander) and would like to help Ms.
Rudnick accomplish this task, please stop in the library for details. Thank
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.
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!
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 email@example.com 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org,
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 email@example.com