Parents and Staff Organizations
Buckman Arts Focus Elementary School is supported by the following parent and staff organizations:
The Buckman PTA works to enhance educational opportunities for students and families, supports staff and promotes family involvement in our school with emphasis on the arts and arts integration. Buckman PTA is a membership organization, but all families are welcome to participate. The PTA organizes many of the school's community building and fundraising events.
The Buckman Site Council is a school leadership body legislated by Portland Public Schools. Elected representatives work with the school principal to develop plans to improve instructional programs, provide for staff development, deepen parent involvement and engagement as well as create and monitor a comprehensive school improvement plan.
The Buckman Foundation is one of over 30 Local School Foundations (LSFs) operating under the umbrella of the nonprofit Portland Schools Foundation (PSF) (www.thinkschools.org). Money raised through the Buckman Foundation is the only way we are able to fill the gap between funds provided for staffing by Portland Public Schools and funds needed to maintain our desired staffing model. The Buckman Foundation works closely with other parent and staff organizations to determine an annual fundraising need and organizes some of Buckman's major events, including the annual Buckman Auction, Buckman Dines Out and Buckman signature apparel sales.