Coming Soon At Buckman!
Teacher Appreciation Week: April 15-19
Vision and Hearing Health Screening: K, 1st and 3rd Grades-Wed, April 17. Volunteers Needed.
Class Picture Day: Friday, April 19
PTA Coffee: Friday, April 19, 8:45am-9:30am
End Of The School Year Change:
The last day of school is now June 12, due to snow days and a teacher "Day of Action". Please read the link below to see more information about the added days.
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.
Meeting, Tuesday, April 30, 6pm, Cafetorium
Join us for our last regularly scheduled PTA meeting of the year on Tuesday,
April 30 at 6pm in the cafetorium. We'll have pizza and child care beginning at
6:00, and the meeting will get underway as soon folks are settled, hopefully
Great News for the Playground!
The Playground Committee is thrilled to announce that we raised $30K to receive
the full $30K matching donation announced in the Fall! That leaves us with just
$35K to reach our $95K goal. The $60K that we have covers the cost of the
boring stuff (planning, permits, excavation, drainage, engineering,
contractor's fees, etc.) plus non-toxic, accessible turf. This last push will
pay for the fun stuff--logs, boulders, willow huts, trees, a stage, etc.
How can you help? You and your kids can join us on May 4 from 10 am-noon to go
door-to-door to invite Buckman neighbors to support the playground. It’s a
great way to get to know our Buckman neighbors and inform them about the
importance of our project. Look for the Konstella sign up to RSVP.
Can’t join us on May 4th? Pick up flyers in the office to share with neighbors
or friends who might be interested in supporting nature-play at Buckman!
Auction Tickets on Sale Now
Don’t forget to grab your spot asap for Buckman’s “Wild at Art”
Auction while still at the Early Bird price! Tickets will sell out! Tickets are
$45/person, with the option to add childcare and/or unlimited drink bracelets
for an additional $15 each. We’d like to acknowledge our Gold Sponsors of this
year’s auction: Reconstructed Wellness and Screen Door. Thank you for supporting Buckman!
Movie Night, April 24
Be sure to mark your calendar’s for the Foundation’s next Movie Night on April
24! Drop your kid(s) off in the Buckman cafetorium at 6pm for a screening of
“Incredibles 2”. Suggested donation at the door is $10 (nobody will be turned
away!) and pizza is available for $1/slice. Movie Night ends at 8:30pm, please
plan for pick-up accordingly. As always, we need volunteers to make Movie Night
a success! Sign up via the Konstella volunteer form.
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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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!
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.
Family Equity Team
The Family Equity Team is made up of parents of color who are working on
closing the equity gap and create a more culturally responsive learning
environment. To subscribe to the FET listserv, please contact email@example.com.
The next FET meeting meets in the dance studio every 2nd Tuesday of the month
Spring Term has begun. We will be in session from April 1 until June 7. Please
note, we will not be adding days to programming with the extension of the
school year. If you signed up for Motion Magic camp you will be refunded. April
12 is the deadline to get a refund should you add, change or drop classes. A
reminder that we end promptly at 4:30pm on Fridays.
The summer calendar is here. Below are the camps and dates. If you have any
questions, please contact Becca at firstname.lastname@example.org. Contact Morgan at email@example.com
for Motion Magic registration information. To register for Arts camp please
contact Greg Clarkson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
June 10-July 5, 9am-4pm (No Camps on July 4th): Motion Magic Camps, $175 per
week or $35 a day
June 17-July 5 9am-4:30pm (No Camps on July 4th): Art Intensive Camp, $750 for
all three weeks
July 8-26 9am-4pm: SUN Camp, $175 per week or $35 a day
*SUN Camp Registration will begin shortly. More information to follow.
We are in full motion will SUN Yoga classes! Classes are 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
Each week, a designated class will be assigned various categories of pantry
items to donate to the SUN Food Pantry. More information will be found on
Konstella. Below are the following classes for the month of April.
April 1-5 - Ekelof
Grains (rice, whole wheat bread, quinoa etc.) - Last Names A-M
Canned Soup - Last Names N-Z
April 8-12 - Betz
Pasta - Last Names A-M
Canned Meat (Tuna, Chicken, Salmon etc.) - Last Names N-Z
April 15-19 - Gifford
Peanut/Almond/Cashew Butters - Last Names A-M
Cereal - Last Names N-Z
April 22-26 - Scott
Non-food items (toilet paper, paper towels, toothpaste, deodorant) - Last Names
Spices (salt, pepper etc.) Cooking oils (canola, olive, avocado etc.) - Last
April 29- May 3 -
Boxed/Bagged snacks (fruit chews, granola, cereal bars, trail mix etc.) - Last
Canned fruits and vegetables - Last Names N-Z