• Buckman SUN Community School

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    Have you been laid off, lost income, or have been otherwise impacted by COVID-19? Please see this comprehensive resource page compiled by 211 or contact Katie at kolson@impactnw.org or 503-858-0230.


    SUN - Schools Uniting Neighborhoods

    Our SUN Community School (Schools Uniting Neighborhoods) program enriches the Buckman community by offering low-cost, educationally enriching after-school classes; day camps on many late opening and no-school days; community gatherings such as Family Write Night, winter craft classes and family dances; parenting and life skills classes for parents; and social support coordination for struggling students and families. Buckman's SUN program is a collaboration of Multnomah County Department of County Human Services, Portland Parks and Recreation, Impact Northwest and Portland Public Schools.

    SUN School Site Manager Contact information

    Katie Olson, SUN Site Supervisor: 503-858-0230 or kolson@impactnw.org

    1. New to Buckman or seeking basic resource support? Buckman SUN can help! Please complete this survey or reach out to Katie, Buckman SUN Site Manager, at kolson@impactnw.org or 503-858-0230. 
    2. Looking for ways to get involved in the anti-racist movement with Buckman? Keep an eye out for announcements to come about Race Forward events and a second round of the Me and White Supremacy book study. Are you wondering how to support your student's anti-racism learning, or even your own? Find a list of great resources here
    3. Are you a parent or caregiver of color? Would you like to help influence what equitable practice looks like at Buckman? Join the Family Equity Team! Reach out to Katie to get connected. 
    4. Wondering how you can help support the SUN program and Buckman families? Buckman SUN is always seeking donations to assist our families in need. You can make donations here (be sure to write "Buckman SUN" in the special program of support field), or purchase scrip from Katie Barth.
    Tabitha Teo, she/her pronouns
    Buckman SUN Extended Day Coordinator 
    SUN: Tabitha Teo  
    Katie Olson, she/they pronouns   
    Buckman SUN Community School Site Manager  
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    Fall SUN Class Catalog



    Free School Supplies and Social Service Needs

    If your child or family is in need of supplies for school or home, please contact us at 503-858-0230 to schedule a pick-up time in Room 108. We are also able to refer families to other social service resources (housing, energy assistance, food resources, clothing,etc.) or troubleshoot any potential barriers to school success.

    Speak a Second Language? Cultural Liaisons Needed

    Cultural liaisons assist our English Learning families by calling them to help keep abreast of Wednesday envelope communications and conveying back to the school questions or concerns families might have. It normally takes less than 15 minutes each week and makes a huge difference. If you can help our ELL families stay in the loop, please contact Katie Olson at kolson@impactnw.org.

    SUN Attendance Tracking

    Please help with attendance tracking by reporting all absences to 503-858-0230 or emailing kolson@impactnw.org on or before the missed class. Families will be contacted by phone in the case of an unreported absence in order to ensure the student's safety.