Coming Soon At Buckman!
SUN Festival of Lights Camp: Dec 10-14
Chorus Performance: Wed. Dec 12, 2:00-2:45
Season of Sharing Deadline: Wed. Dec 12
1st Grade Informance: Thurs. Dec. 13, 6:00-7:00
Winter Break: No School, December 15-January 1
Return to School: Wed. Jan. 2
Lost and Found
Please check the Buckman Lost and Found for your student's items before the Winter Break. 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.
THANK YOU to the 24 families who have contributed to the Buckman Foundation’s
Year End Ask campaign! We now need 51 more families to give ANY amount before
December 31 to unlock the $8,500 promised as part of this year’s Challenge
Match, requiring a total of 75 gifts AT ANY LEVEL. This means $5 could make all
the difference! Consider making your gift online at www.allhandsraised.org/donate (be sure to
select “Choose PPS School” under “Select Recipient” drop-down and then choose
Buckman when prompted). Each gift gets us closer to our estimated
$75,000-$85,000 needed to continue staffing the arts and literacy teams. Thank
you for supporting Buckman!
The Buckman Foundation wishes everyone a wonderful Winter Break!
Art Show And Sell
Winter Break is a great time for students to work on items they want to sell at
the show! All students (and alumni) can sell their work in the show on March 9
and 10. Students receive 70% of their sales and the other 30% goes to the PTA.
Sign ups will be the first two weeks in February. Some ideas are note cards,
shirts, fairy houses, puppets, cat toys, paintings, jewelry, decorations,
magnets, etc. Sorry but NO food items, stress balls or slime can be sold.
Contact Meredith Vorhees with any questions. email@example.com
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.
Programs: Registration for Winter Term, Festival of Lights
Lottery registration for Winter Term (January 7- March 22) has begun. Online registration
is now open. We will
be providing our Festival of Lights after school programming December 10-14.
This program will run from 3-5:30. Sign up online or in the SUN office. We are
also happy to announce that adult programming will be available after the New
Year (more information to follow).
We have a wonderful partnership with the Oregon Food Bank and get food donated.
Baskets of food items are placed outside of the Cafetorium door to serve as a
take-as-you-need. Please help yourselves! With that, we are happy to provide
weekly food bags for families who would benefit from this support. Please
contact Becca if you would like to learn more about this service. firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Cultural Liaisons Needed
Cultural liaisons assist our English Language Learning (ELL) families by
calling them once a week and keeping them abreast of Wednesday envelope
communications as well as conveying back to the school any concerns or
questions they might have. It usually is a task that takes less than 10-20
minutes each week. If you speak both English and another language and would be
willing to help our ELL families stay in the loop about what is happening at
school, please contact Becca for more information.
Seeking Tutors and
SUN provides both mentoring and tutoring programs after school and always needs
responsible adult involvement. Tutors work one on one for an hour a week with
students needing additional academic support. Mentors make a year-long
commitment to meet with a child once a week after school to listen, play games,
do craft projects, and give the student focused attention. If you are able to
help us advertise for these critical volunteers in your extended network
(friends, family, neighbors, coworkers, church or temple, or other
organizations) please let us know as soon as possible. Contact Jasmine in the
SUN office at (503)858-0230. Thanks!
Native Plant/ Garden Team
We are looking for a few parents who would be willing to help out with our
educational gardens here at Buckman. Sometimes there is a little maintenance,
planning, or watering that needs to be done and we’d like to have a small team
of occasional helpers who we could call on for help with the tasks being done
at your convenience. We have a native plant garden and a SUN garden plot, but
in general this is not a large time commitment (maybe 6-8 hours annually). If
you are interested, please contact SUN at (503)858-0230.
If you need receipts from SUN for taxes, now is the time to begin requesting
the receipts. If you enrolled through Eventbrite you should already have
receipts. Otherwise, send an email to email@example.com and know that it will
take us a couple of weeks to process your request. Better to ask now than at
the last minute in April.
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
- Hire a full-time site director, and pay 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.