Buckman Elementary School

Buckman nurtures the whole child and strives for
academic excellence

320 SE 16th AvePortland, OR 97214Ph (503) 916-6230Fx (503) 916-2615

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  • Coming Soon At Buckman

    Picture Day: WednesdaySeptember 25. Your students should be bringing home the order form on Tuesday, September 17.

    Back To School Night: Thursday, September 26 - 6:00-7:30  
    Dines Out:  Tuesday, October 1, 5:00 - 10:00. Nostrana (1401 SE Morrison St). Join us for Buckman Dines Out at Nostrana. 10% of sales from 5-10pm benefits Buckman. Reservations are highly recommended, 503-234-2427 


  • Hello Buckman Bears!


    Wow… we’ve made it through the first full week of school! Hard to believe that we are in the swing of things now. Teachers are engaging in our new writing curriculum and students have been preparing for Reading and Writing Workshop. The workshop model allows for teachers to meet with students in small groups while the rest of the class engages in independent or partner reading or writing. If you haven’t already visited the PPS Buckman Facebook page, check it out to see photos of our school day.


    A reminder about start times and breakfast: Students who are eating breakfast are welcome to enter the building at 8:20. Hallways are closed to families and students until 8:35 when the first bell rings. Students should be in their classroom and ready to go at 8:45, when the tardy bell rings. 


    Students may be on the playground until the end of the day so until the bell rings at 3:00, we need all parents/guardians, siblings, and pets to stay off of the playground unless they have checked in with the office and have a visitor sticker. Dogs MUST stay off of the playground until 3:00, at which time they must be on a leash. Please help communicate these expectations to grandparents, babysitters, or any other folks who will be picking up your child. We have these expectations in place for your child’s safety.


    A few parents have noticed dangerous items on the playground as their children are hanging out there in the morning. Most recently, a needle was found on the lower playground. Because our playground is part Buckman and part Parks and Rec property, there is public access outside of school hours. I have asked Carl, our head custodian, to check the playgrounds every morning and sweep for any items that may pose a threat to students. We are also connecting with our local law enforcement to see about additional supervision in the evenings. If you see anything suspicious, please don’t hesitate to notify me right away.  


    A reminder about student cell phones - off and away during the day.


    Important dates and reminders

    • 9/16    SUN Fall session begins 
    • 9/25    Picture Day
    • 9/25    ESL family night (5-5:45)
    • 9/26    Back to school night (6-7:30pm)
    • 9/27    Principal’s coffee in the library (8:45-9:30am) - topic: Successful Schools Survey Results 

    Hope you all have a fantastic weekend!



    Teresa Seidel

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