New Bus Schedule and Stops
Bus Riders (K-3) need Bus Passes!
Please check the new Bus Schedule for new stop locations, and times. Student must be at the stop 5 minutes before their scheduled pick up time. Pick up a bus ID card in the office. All student in grades K - 3 must have bus passes that can be picked up in the office.
Picture Day is Monday, September 18, 2017!
Get those smiles ready! Picture Day is almost here.
If you still need an order form, please pick one up in the office.
Stay in-the-know about Buckman happenings! There are lots of ways to get
updates. We publish upcoming events weekly in this newsletter, as well as on
our parent-run website www.buckmanelementary.org. Subscribe to the
events calendar to sync with your calendar of
choice. There are two Facebook options: one is the Buckman Elementary page and the other is a closed group for
Buckman families. Lastly, you can sign up to receive
text alerts by texting the number 810-10 with the message “Join k2d2d” or by
signing up online here.
PTA Coffee Chat
with Ms. Kosmala, Friday, September 15, 8:45am.
Join us after drop-off on Friday, September 15 for a coffee chat with our
principal, Ms. Kosmala. Principal Coffee Chats offer a wonderful chance to ask
questions and hear what is going on around school. Last year we discussed
everything from tire swings to staffing and budget shortfalls. We hope to see
many of you there!
Our first Dines Out of 2017 is scheduled for September 21, 4-8pm at Chipotle
(910 SE 10th Ave location). Note: you will need to bring in this flyer
for Buckman to receive a generous
50% contribution to the Foundation! Flyers will also be available in the front
office and near the front doors.
Ways you can help: Funds For Buckman!
Check here for ways you can help raise funds for Buckman.
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 (in their original
packaging) and a completed form. Over the counter medications must be Children's dose unless you have doctors orders with adult dose directions. Please note students are not allowed
to transport any medications to school themselves.
Thank you for your help and understanding.
The library is excited for a new school year. As a reminder, students can check
out as many books as their grade level (i.e., 3rd grade = 3 books). Library is
once a week for every class but books are checked out for two weeks. If a
student forgets their book, no worries, I like to talk to each student and know
that everyone has different circumstances. We talk a lot about how the best
place for our library books is our backpack, no matter our location. If any
concerns arise, feel free to stop in, call or email.
is a New York Times Best Selling Author and has written many highly acclaimed
books for kids including President Squid, Nerdy Birdy, Creepy Carrots!,
Carnivores, and Joey Fly Private Eye graphic novel series.
He will be visiting the Buckman
cafetorium on Monday, September 18 at 1:30pm for grades 1, 2 & 3.
Order forms went out the first week of school and are due to the library by
Friday, September 8.
Volunteers are the most important resource a school community can have.
Volunteers that assist in daily routines (checking in books, checking out
books, shelving, repairing or other special projects) are essential to the
one-to-one time the Library Media Specialist can have with individual students.
For those daily routine jobs (we handle 1,500 - 2,000 books a month!), we hope
to have a weekly or bi-weekly commitment
to keep the
library running smoothly. Thank you for understanding that consistency in
volunteering is greatly appreciated to help create routines and expectations
with students, other volunteers and the staff.
If a weekly (or bi-weekly) time or day works for you, please sign up HERE
. Thank you for being part of this amazing
community of learners (and readers!)
Lost Library Books?
If your child has received a notice from the library for a lost book, you have
1. Pay the fee for the lost book - Please use School Pay on the Buckman Website
2. Replace the book (typically we like hardbacks) - often this is the more
inexpensive option. Amazon is a good place to look. Remember to use smile.amazon.com, this supports the Buckman
3. Bring in 3-5 new or gently used books (K-5) as a donation to our
Welcome Back from
Buckman SUN provides enriching after-school classes for your child every fall,
winter, and spring. All day camps are offered during non-school days, and over
the summer! Sign up now to join camps during the first two weeks of school,
non-school days and late day openings by going online here. The first day of SUN’s full fall
programming is Monday September 11. Register online here. Half-off scholarships are available for
families eligible for free or reduced lunch. Contact Brittany in the SUN
office, Room 108 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. If families need further
scholarships, there is a scholarship form in the SUN office that can be filled
out and submitted along with proof of income.
New Support Through SUN
SUN is excited to report that we have a new behavioral intern, Rich Castillo
who will be working to build social skills with students through much of the
year. In addition, we are looking for an intern to work with Connect2Complete
on school equity issues. We are particularly trying to do outreach to students
of color who are college age or older. The Connect2Complete intern will work
closely with our Family Leadership Team.
Family Leadership Team
Parents of students of color, ELL parents, and parents of students with special
needs or abilities have been meeting monthly to address school equity issues.
If you would like to be on the FLT mailing list, please contact Diane
Meisenhelter at SUN, email@example.com.
Our family literacy night in November will focus on Storytelling. If you are
interested in working with Buckman and SUN staff to plan this event, please contact
School Supplies and
Other Family Supports
If your family needs free school supplies or other types of support, please
drop by the SUN office in Room 108 or contact Brittany at firstname.lastname@example.org
SUN Fall Registration
Please check here for Fall SUN Registration Information.
If you have additional questions, please call the SUN office at 503-858-0230.
Please complete SUN parent surveys
this week so that we can
improve the program and better serve your needs.
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