Coming Soon At Buckman!
Family Equity Meeting: Tues. March 12 5:30-6:30
PTA Coffee: Friday, March 15, 8:45 AM - 9:30 AM
Third Grade Performance: Thurs. March 21, 6:30
Spring Break: Return to school Monday, April 1
Lost and Found
Please check the Buckman Lost and Found for your student's items. Remember, these are items that belong to Buckman Students. Please take only those items that belong to your family.
Please make sure that your address and phone information is up to date so that you receive important calls and mailings from school.
Yearbook Photos Needed
Parents it's time to start thinking about sending in those photos of the
precious memories of this school year. Please email all your photos to firstname.lastname@example.org.
In the title of the email please indicate the grade level and event. All photos
are due by April 15!
Open for the Buckman PTA Board!
Buckman PTA Board members are nearing the end of our 2 year term. That means
opportunities are opening up for other parents to step in and lead this
important part of the Buckman community. Serving on the PTA Board is a chance
to truly have an impact on our school, and you won't be doing it alone. If
you've never held a position like this before, that's okay! Our current Board
learned the ropes together and we expect the next Board will as well. If you'd
like to serve on the Board, or if you'd simply like more information about
what's entailed in holding one of these positions, feel free to reach out to us
in person or on Konstella, or send an email to email@example.com.
If you do want to find us, just a reminder that the current board is:
Co-Presidents: Malena Slettom & Charmian Creagle
VP: Amanda Basom
Secretary: Patricia Patyrak
Treasurer: Andrea Manning
We've also put together a general outline describing the time commitment and
what exactly we do. Check it out here!
Volunteers Needed for Atkinson Auction, March 16
The Foundation is looking for two more volunteers to help with the Atkinson
Auction on Saturday, March 16 from 4-10pm at The Loft at 8th Ave. We love
partnering with Atkinson as part of our auction volunteer exchange! In return
for volunteering at their event in a few weeks, they will return the favor at
the Buckman Auction on May 18 at The Hinson! If you are interested, send an
email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Auction Ideas Needed
Have a great idea for something to include in this year’s silent or live
auction? We’d love to hear from you! As Buckman’s biggest fundraiser of the
year, we turn to you - the Buckman community - to make it an outrageous success.
Share your thoughts with the auction team by completing this Google form!
Tickets on Sale
Early bird auction tickets are live. Show that you are “Wild at Art” by
grabbing your slot at Buckman’s biggest fundraiser of the year, taking place on
May 18, 6pm at the Hinson. Celebrate our school and all things Buckman with an
evening of food & drink, bidding, and good times. Tickets can be purchased here at the early bird price of
$45/person or $90/couple. We expect this even to sell out so purchase your
Dines Out, This
THIS FRIDAY is March’s Buckman Dines Out at Spitz (2103 N Killingsworth St). Stop by any
time during open hours 11am-10pm and Spitz will donate 20% of sales to the
Foundation. Sample their mediterranean street food, enjoy a tasty sangria, or
grab something for younger patrons off the kids’ menu. They even have a “not
unhappy hour” from 3-7pm for special deals. Well worth the trek for great eats
and a great cause!
PTA Grants to
The PTA sets aside a limited amount of money each year to fund projects brought
forward by teachers, staff and others that will benefit the entire school.
Proposals can be submitted here, and will be reviewed and voted on after
the submission window closes. The current deadline for submission of grant
proposals is April 5.
PTA Coffee Chat
with Ms. Kosmala - Friday, March 15, 8:45-9:30am, Buckman Library
PTA coffee chats are our opportunity to ask questions and learn more about all
things Buckman. Ms. Kosmala will be on hand to answer questions, and we will
wrap up promptly by 9:30. Hope you can make it!
New Chair of Buckman Foundation Needed
The current Chair of the Buckman Foundation will be stepping down at the end of
the school year and we’re looking for someone with leadership and organization
skills to learn the ins and outs this year so they can take the helm (with
continued support from the past Chair) next year. Responsibilities include working
with the Foundation leadership team and school principal to establish
fundraising goals, recruiting and supporting the parent volunteers who
coordinate Foundation fundraisers including apparel sales, Bowl-A-Ween, Movie
Nights, and the Auction, publicizing events and communicating the impact of the
funds raised, and overseeing expenditures and the Foundation’s budget (with the
Treasurer). Email email@example.com if you’re
interested in learning more and know someone you think would be good in this
Click on the links below for more information!
Ways you can help: Funds For Buckman!
Check here for ways you can help raise funds for Buckman.
Cleaning your closets to make room? Super! Please forward any student pants
(generic sweatpants/leggings 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 you can pick up in the office or at the link below. The medication authorization is needed for any medication you wish your child to take at school, including cough drops, but does not include homeopathic medication.
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.
Returns and Fines
Are you getting email and paper notices about overdue library books or fines
for lost books? If you cannot find an overdue book, please stop in the library
so we can mark it as “lost”. Lost books come with a fine to replace the book.
If you have a fine for a lost book you have three options:
1. Pay the fine in SchoolPay.
2. Replace the book with a hardcover. Don’t forget to use smile.amazon.com to support the Buckman
community. Often there are inexpensive used books in excellent condition that
cost less than the school fine.
3. Donate 3-5 HIGH INTEREST books in replacement of a lost library book.
Extended Day Programs
If you would like tax information, please contact Caitlyn as soon as possible.
She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. As a reminder, we have
eliminated the second hour class on Fridays and end at 4:30 pm. Extended care
is available until 5pm for $12 per day.
Please be aware of the following NO
SUN dates for this term:
The summer calendar is
here. Below are the camps and dates. Note: The first week of
Motion Magic is contingent on the district not adding extra days of school due
to snow days. If this is the case, you will be refunded. If you have any
questions, please contact Becca at email@example.com. Contact Morgan at firstname.lastname@example.org for
Motion Magic registration information. Arts and SUN camps registration
information will be available soon.
June 10-July 5 (No Camps on July 4th): Motion Magic Camps
June 17-July 5 (No Camps on July 4th): Arts Camp
July 8-26: SUN Camp
We are excited to announce Buckman SUN community yoga classes begin this week!
Classes will be held in the dance studio. Restorative yoga with Galen will be
every 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month from 5:30-6:30pm and flow classes with
Becca will be every Friday from 4:45-5:45pm. They are free of cost and open to
the community. Please wear clothing that is comfortable and moves with you.
Bring a mat or towel and water bottle if you would like (and any additional
props if you so choose). If you do not own a yoga mat and are interested in using
a SUN mat, please contact Becca. Registration forms are available in the SUN
Kiosk and on Konstella.
This support allows parents/caregivers to choose appropriate foods for their
family’s needs once a week. If you are interested in signing up to access our
food pantry, please contact Becca (email listed above).
Weekly Food Drive
Starting this week (February 25-March 2), we will be coordinating a Buckman
weekly food drive. Each week, a designated class will be assigned various
categories of pantry items to donate to the SUN Food Pantry. *We need classroom
parents/caregivers to volunteer to help coordinate. Please contact Becca if you
are interested in helping out. More information and volunteer signups will be
found on Konstella.
If your child is in need of supplies to complete homework, please contact us in
Room 108 by calling 503-858-0230 to schedule a pick-up time. We are also
available to refer families to social service resources (attendance concerns,
utility assistance, certain housing needs, weekly food baskets, etc.) or
troubleshoot any potential barriers to school success. Our clothing closet is
full! If your student or other children at home may need some more clothes,
please also contact us. We have tons of extra winter coats available!
We are looking for a few parents who would be willing to help out with our
educational gardens here at Buckman. If you are interested, please contact
Caitlyn at email@example.com
SUN emails out regular updates throughout the year. To be included in these
important updates, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
. SUN looks forward to keeping
you in the loop!
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
- Hires a full-time site director, and pays a living wage. This will reduce staff turn-over.
- Charge families comparable rates to Vermont Hills and waive registration fees this year since many of you have already paid fees to Vermont Hills.
- Provide flexible weekly scheduling and online registration.
- Provide field coaches to train staff and ensure high-quality programming.
- Invest in new furniture, curriculum and materials for an enriched program.
To register for Champions, please go to the Buckman registration page, and don't forget to enter the free registration code: FREEREG1819.