Buckman Elementary School

Buckman nurtures the whole child and strives for
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320 SE 16th AvePortland, OR 97214Ph (503) 916-6230Fx (503) 916-2615

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  • Coming Soon At Buckman

     

    School Closed: Veteran's Day November 11
    Literacy Night: Thursday, Nov.14 CANCELLED
    PTA Coffee Chat: Friday, Nov. 15 8:45 am
    Grandparents and Special Friends Day: Friday Nov. 22

     

    Grandparents and Special Friends: we are excited to invite all grandparents and special friends to a performance on Friday, November 22. Visitors are invited to come during performance times. Here is the schedule of performances: 

    Day of Schedule (11/22/19):

    Performance #1- 9:15- 10:00 am

    K-Ms. Molina 

    Ms. Ingraham 

    1- Ms. Miles 

    2-Ms. Lee

    3-Ms. Betz

    4- Ms. Walker

    5-Ms. Nichenko 

    Performance #2- 1:00 - 1:45 pm

    K- Ms. Godfrey  

    Ms. Carabajal

    1- Ms. Ashley

    2-Mr. Rockness

    3-Mr. Christy

    4-Mr. Rudolph 

    5-Mr. Clarkson 

    Performance #3- 2:00 -2:45 pm

    K- Ms. Dewson

    1- Ms. Danielson

    2- Ms. Roberts 

    3-Mr. Gifford 

    4-Ms. Ekelof

     

     
     
    "Lost and Found" items want to come home!
    The lost and found pile has grown like your child since summer break. If your family is missing items, please visit the the Mountain of Lost Stuff in its new location in the SW stairwell, near Ms. Miles' room, No. 107.
    Lunch boxes and smelly food containers are begging for the trash and will soon have their wishes granted.
    Anything unclaimed by Thanksgiving will be donated to charity. 
     
     

    FOUNDATION NEWS

    - Gear up for your Buckman gear!  New Buckman sweatshirts are in, just in time for the cooler fall temps. Grab yours at Back-to-School Night, as well as Friday morning at drop-off!  And don’t forget to grab your Bella Organic corn maze tickets on Fridays at the SCRIP table! This year’s theme is equal rights for equal pay, as inspired by the USWNT.  Get your tickets in advance and Bella Organic Farm donates 50% of profits to the Buckman Foundation.  

     

    SUN NEWS

    Donations    SUN is need of plastic bottles and milk cartons. Got some lying around? Take them to the SUN room where they'll be put to good use!

    Family Literacy Night    Family Literacy Night is November 14th from 6:30-7:30 pm. Dinner served at 6 pm. We need volunteers! If you're able to help, please contact Tabitha at tteo@ImpactNW.org

    Seeking Donations    We are always looking for more ways to support families! This includes gift cards (Jiffy Lube, Target, Old Navy, etc.) as well as more supplies for stocking the food pantry.  
     
    Family Equity Team    The Family Equity Team (FET) is made up of parents of color who are working on closing the equity gap and creating a more culturally responsive learning environment. To subscribe to the FET listserv, please contact fet@gmail.com.
     
    Goldenball Basketball Signups    If your 3rd-5th grader is interested in playing for the Buckman teams, please see the registration form to sign up. Team signups are Monday, October 14th - Friday, November 22th. Games are January 11th - March 8th. We are still looking for coaches that would be interested in volunteering! 

    Season of Sharing    The Season of Sharing is a wonderful opportunity for Buckman families to connect as a community. Families that would benefit from extra support this winter season are encouraged to consider this opportunity. All families remain anonymous.  All you need to do is fill out the Season of Sharing form (available in English and Spanish), and return it to the SUN office in Room 114 or SUN mailbox in the main office no later than November 4th.

     
     

Principal's
Message

  • Hello Buckman Bears,

    All of us at PPS are thankful that voters across Portland voted to renew the levy that pays for over 800 teachers per year, teachers in every school in the district, including here at Buckman. That’s about one-third of all PPS teachers. Thank you for your vote of confidence and for your support of our teachers. Thank you for believing in Buckman! 

    Oregon Safe Schools and Communities Coalition (OSSCC) believes that all youth deserve to feel safe and welcome in our schools and communities. Huge shout out to our incredible counselor, Jess Firestone, as she has been selected for recognition from OSSCC for her leadership in making Buckman inclusive and safe for all students. Jess will be celebrated at the 2019 Safe Schools Awards for going above and beyond the norm in their efforts to make schools safer for all students. Please join me in congratulating Ms. Jess for this well-deserved honor. 

    Are you interested in volunteering for the school? We could use some parent volunteers to help with safety patrol in the morning from 8:20-8:40. Please email gclarkso@Pps.net to sign up.

    I am so thrilled to announce that we have set a Buckman Elementary School record with our Run for the Arts fundraiser this year! This amazing community raised over $32,000! 

    Thank you for all of your hard work and support of this event. (And don’t worry, if you haven’t turned your funds in yet, you still can! Drop them by the office or with your classroom teacher.) Special shout out to Leah Christensen and Karen Gerber for spearheading our biggest Arts fundraiser of the year. We are actively looking for coordinators for Run for the Arts 2020. Let me know if you’re interested. 

    I hope you all enjoyed your 3 day weekend. To all the veterans out there, we salute you and thank you for your service and sacrifice.

    Warmly,

    Teresa

     Important dates and reminders 

    • 11/11  No school - Veterans Day
    • 11/12  Buckman Dines Out at Ankeny Tap and Table, 4:30-8:30 pm
    • 11/14   Family Literacy Night hosted by SUN Community School (6:30-8) - cancelled 
    • 11/21  Pub Night at West Coast Grocery, 6:30-8:00 pm
    • 11/22  Grandparents and Special Friends day  
    • 11/25-11/26    Parent/Teacher conferences 8am-8pm. 
    • 11/27-11/29    No school
    • 12/7    PTA meeting, 6pm
    • 12/9-12/13     Book Fair. 7:30-8:30am & 3-6pm
    • 12/17    Family Equity Team, 5:30-7 potluck

     

    Notes from others:
    "Lost and Found" items want to come home!

    The lost and found pile has grown like your child over summer break. If your family is missing items, please visit the Mountain of Lost Stuff in its new location in the SW stairwell, near Ms. Miles's room, No. 107. Lunch boxes and smelly food containers are begging for the trash and will soon have their wishes granted. Anything unclaimed by Thanksgiving will be donated to charity! 

    PPS Before and After School Child Care Survey, 2019-20
    Please take a moment to complete this confidential online survey or go to pps.net, departments, child care. Your input is valuable. Survey results will be used as part of an annual program evaluation. Please complete the survey by December 13, 2019.

    PPS La Encuesta de Cuidado Antes y Después de Clases 2019-20
    Por favor tómese un momento para llenar esta encuesta confidencial PPS La Encuesta de Cuidado Antes y Después de Clases 2019-20 o “pps.net – Departamentos – Guarderías”. Sus aportes son importantes. Los resultados de la encuesta se utilizarán como parte de una evaluación anual de programas. Sírvase completar la encuesta antes de 13 de diciembre de 2019.

    CAFETERIA NEWS

    Every Thursday in November, we will be celebrating our Harvest of the Month - Squash! Butternut squash from Hilltop Produce Farms will be baked and roasted in a variety of ways every Thursday in each school kitchen.   

    Hilltop Produce Farms in Troutdale, Oregon is a 4th generation family-owned produce farm offering a diverse selection of produce from cabbages, root vegetables such as beets and carrots, and raspberries. Support Hilltop and other local food growers and makers by buying school lunch every Thursday.

    LIBRARY NEWS

    Mark your calendars! Buckman Library Book Fair week starts December 9th!

    • All purchases benefit our school.
    • Volunteers make a difference! Help our students find their next favorite book at our #ScholasticBookFair. Sign up here: https://bookfairs.scholastic.com/bf/buckman 
    • We’re now offering a new, cash-free payment option called eWallet, making it easier for kids to buy books! Set up your account today so your kiddo will be ready when they come to the fair! (For example, if you put $25 in your child's eWallet, they can spend up to that amount. You are only charged what they spend - so it's different than a gift card.) https://bookfairs.scholastic.com/bf/buckman 

    PTA NEWS

    Coffee Chat    This month’s coffee chat is a listening session with Principal Seidel. We will focus on YOU, as you share your questions and concerns with our wonderful principal. Join us Friday, November 15 from 8:45-9:30 am and bring don’t forget to bring your own mug!

    Parent/Teacher Conference Potluck    Be on the lookout for sign ups to provide a main dish, sides, or drinks to feed our teachers during conference days on November 25 and 26. 

    FOUNDATION NEWS

    Don’t miss next week's Buckman Dines Out at Tap and Table on Ankeny (2724 SE Ankeny St). Head over on November 12 any time from 4:30-8:30 pm and 20% of proceeds will be donated to the Buckman Foundation!  Enjoy local craft beers and what some have stated is possibly Portland’s best burger at this friendly neighborhood pub!

    SUN NEWS

    We have a new SUN Manager! Her name is Katie and she is very excited to be at Buckman. Because she's new, parents should remember to bring their IDs when they pick up their children. 

    Family Literacy Night, which was originally scheduled for November 14th, is now cancelled. We are sorry to have to cancel but will see if we can find another time later in the year to hold this event.

    Season of Giving forms are still being accepted. Forms are located at the SUN kiosk (next to the office) and may be turned in to a SUN staff member at pick-up. 

    Goldenball basketball sign ups are still going on, but registration ends November 15th. Forms are located at the SUN kiosk.  

    DISTRICT SPED NEWS

    Come talk to us!

    You are invited to share your input on the Student Conduct & Discipline Policy Revision.

    Where: Pioneer School at Holladay, 2600 S.E. 71st Ave.

    When: Thursday, November 14, 2019, 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

    Who: Parents and Caregivers who have a student receiving Special Education Services

    Dinner and Childcare Provided: If you are unable to attend, please consider filling out the Draft Student Conduct and Discipline Policy Google Survey. It is open until November 15, 2019. Please reach out with any questions and RSVP to Noelle Sisk (nsisk@pps.net or call/text 971-533-6477).

    Grandparents and Special Friends: we are excited to invite all grandparents and special friends to a performance on Friday, November 22. Visitors are invited to come during performance times. Here is the schedule of performances:

    Day of Schedule (11/22/19):

    Performance #1- 9:15- 10:00 am

    K-Ms. Molina 

    Ms. Ingraham 

    1- Ms. Miles 

    2-Ms. Lee

    3-Ms. Betz

    4- Ms. Walker

    5-Ms. Nichenko 

     

    Performance #2- 1:00 - 1:45 pm

    K- Ms. Godfrey  

    Ms. Carabajal

    1- Ms. Ashley

    2-Mr. Rockness

    3-Mr. Christy

    4-Mr. Rudolph 

    5-Mr. Clarkson 

     

    Performance #3- 2:00 -2:45 pm

    K- Ms. Dewson

    1- Ms. Danielson

    2- Ms. Roberts 

    3-Mr. Gifford 

    4-Ms. Ekelof

     

     

     

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