• Looking Ahead:

    What will Buckman’s NEW schedule look like for LIVE instruction?

    • The AM schedule is 8:00 - 10:15 Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday.

    • The PM schedule is 12:15 - 2:30 Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday.

    • When students are NOT in LIVE sessions they are doing asynchronous lessons and applied learning the other half of the day.

    • CDL cohorts will all begin at 8:45 online and have morning and afternoon small groups.

    • On Wednesdays, all students will have asynchronous lessons and applied learning time.

    Kindergarten and 1st Grade begin their new Hybrid In Person or CDL classes on Thursday, April 1, 2021.

    2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th Grades begin their new Hybrid In Person or CDL classes on Monday, April 5, 2021.


    Buckman Arts, PE and Library Schedules:

    Dear Buckman Students and Families,

        Have you been wondering what's happening with Music, Art, Dance, P.E. and Library for the rest of the school year?  Don't worry, we will still be having our virtual specials classes like we have all year!  Check out the handy schedule attached to find your teacher, cohort, specials times, and meeting codes ( Note: some classes have NEW google meeting codes.  Also, specialist teachers will continue to post asynchronous lessons through Seesaw throughout the week).

    Here's to keeping the arts alive during hybrid and distance learning!

    Specialist schedule link here.

    Specialist schedule attachment: Specials-NEW SCHEDULE.pdf 


    Buckman School Neighborhood Bus Route: #306

    If you are expecting to ride the bus, please let the office know.

    AM Cohort Pick Up Times

    1 - NE Holladay St @ NE Grand Ave (SE)               7:36

    2 - NE 6th Ave @ NE Clackamas St (SE)                 7:39

    3 - 1557 NE Weidler St (S)                                 7:42

    4 - NE 19th Ave @ NE Clackamas St (NW)              7:43

    5 - NE 30th Ave @ NE Oregon St (NW)                  7:48

    6 - Buckman School Loading Zone @ SE Pine St     7:55

    AM Cohort Drop Off Times

    1 - Buckman School Loading Zone @ SE Pine St     10:20

    2 - NE 30th Ave @ NE Oregon St (NW)                  10:25

    3 - NE 19th Ave @ NE Clackamas St (NE)               10:30

    4 - 1557 NE Weidler St (S)                                 10:32

    5 – 10 N Weidler St (S)                                     10:38

    6 - NE 6th Ave @ NE Clackamas St (NW)               10:40

    7 - NE Holladay St @ NE Grand Ave (SE)               10:42


    PM Cohort Pick Up Times

    1 - NE Holladay St @ NE Grand Ave (SE)               11:50

    2 - NE 6th Ave @ NE Clackamas St (SE)                 11:53

    3 - 1557 NE Weidler St (S)                                 11:56

    4 - NE 19th Ave @ NE Clackamas St (NW)              11:58

    5 - NE 30th Ave @ NE Oregon St (NW)                  12:03

    6 - Buckman School Loading Zone @ SE Pine St     12:10

    PM Cohort Drop Off Times

    1 - Buckman School Loading Zone @ SE Pine St     2:35

    2 - NE 30th Ave @ NE Oregon St (NW)                  2:40

    3 - NE 19th Ave @ NE Clackamas St (NE)               2:45

    4 - 1557 NE Weidler St (S)                                 2:48

    5 – 10 N Weidler St (S)                                     2:54

    6 - NE 6th Ave @ NE Clackamas St (NW)               2:56

    7 - NE Holladay St @ NE Grand Ave (SE)               2:58



    Registration Information for the 2021-2022 School Year


    Connect to Kindergarten Events: 

    The following events are for Neighborhood and Lottery Applicant Families to explore Buckman with our Principal and some of our staff. 

    Dates for Buckman Google Meets Connect to Kindergarten Virtual Meetings: 

    May 19, 2021

    Time: 6:00pm – 7:00pm

    Location: https://meet.google.com/xme-jpas-ieg?hs=224


    June 16, 2021

    Time: 10:00am – 12:00

    Time: 6:00pm – 7:00pm

    Location: https://meet.google.com/zgb-thoy-hmz?hs=224


    For more information:

    Enrollment and Transfer Lottery Information

    Dual Language Questions & Answers

    Past Lottery Slots

    Please view our Buckman Kindergarten Information Video:

    https:// <div class="pps-iframe-container">drive.google.com/file/d/15kPLKsyvOEqVNDumjl7Lsk-OdK6I69bK/view?usp=sharing </div>

    Here is the Tour of Buckman video. 


    Buckman Neighborhood Enrollment:

    For more Enrollment Information, visit: https://www.pps.net/Page/2899 


    Champions Child Care News
    Champions is offering Winter Break Camp at Creston Elementary. We will follow all COVID protocols by OHA and CDC. This is a designated Oregon Essential Child Care site and is licensed. ERDC is accepted. We have tons of fun plans including canvas painting, arts and crafts, and science experiments, all while social distancing. We have limited pod sizes and are taking enrollments now on discoverchampions.com or by contacting Family Support at 1-800-246-2154 and they can help walk you through the process.
    If you are interested in care or have additional questions, please contact Stephanie Balke at sbalke@discoverchampions.com or call 503-915-3063.
    Please see attched link for more information.

    The Benson Wellness Center is OPEN!  
    Address: 546 NE 12th Avenue, Portland, OR 97232
    In Person Hours:  Tuesday & Thursday 1:00-4:00 p.m.
                              Wednesday 8:00-12:00 p.m.
    Virtual Hours:      Monday - Friday 8:00-5:00 p.m.
    Age of Student's being served:  7-18 y.o.
    Appointments are available for BOTH Mental Health & Physical Wellness
    Appointments for FLU & ALL Other Vaccinations are available
    To SCHEDULE an Appointment: 
    1.  Call OHSU Registrar and Register each person needing an appointment at 503-494-8505 (if you've not been seen there before)
    2.  Leave a Message for Reva at the Benson Wellness Center at 503-418-0409 with your call back information
    3.  Reva will call back and schedule an appointment, appointments are readily available
    Here is the PPS link regarding The Benson Wellness Center:  https://www.pps.net/Page/5953


    PPS Roosevelt Student Health Center Is Open 

    This fall, while schools are engaged in Comprehensive Distance Learning, PPS Roosevelt Student Health Center will be open starting Monday, September 14th for phone, video and in-person visits. Monday-Thursday  8:45 am-4:45 pm and Friday for phone and video appointments only. Call 503-988-3909 to make an appointment. 

    Any Multnomah County K-12 youth can visit the center and there are no out of pocket costs. We also can connect students and their families with community resources for food or help with medical insurance. 

    Student Health Centers at David Douglas & Parkrose high schools are also open. For more information visit https://multco.us/health/student-health-centers. Stay connected via Facebook and Instagram.

    Link to fliers in multiple languages: English   Spanish   Chinese   Russian   Somali   Vietnamese  



    Buckman Videos to keep you informed: 

    Here is a video from our Principal, Teresa Seidel, with welcoming words and a brief tour! https://youtu.be/vkRR0jl3C4E 

    Back To School Information from our Principal, Teresa Seidel!

    What Will Buckman's Arts Program Look Like This Fall? Watch this video and find out!


    Notes from Principal Seidel:

    Friday, April 16, 2021

    Hello Buckman Bears, 

    The sun was shining brightly on our school both in person and virtual this week! I had the pleasure of visiting 2nd grade CDL class this week when they were learning about identity in a series of Racial and Social Justice and inclusion lessons. When asked “What is identity?” Here were some delightful 2nd grade responses: Your face. What you like and don’t like. Your personality. Who you are. 

    What to do if you are late to school: If students arrive late to school and find that their class has already entered the building, please go to the front entrance to ring the doorbell. The office will let the student in and check them in before sending them to class. Thanks! Students begin entering the building at 8:00am/12:15pm. Pickup is 10:15am/2:30pm.

    No state testing this year for grades 3-5.

    Report cards are finished will be sent home next week.  If you have any questions about your child’s report card, I want to remind you that they were completed by your child’s original classroom teacher so any questions should be directed to those individuals.  Your child’s 4th quarter marks will be completed by their 4th quarter teacher. 

    COVID notifications: the district has had a few confirmed cases of COVID in several elementary schools. As of today, there have been none at Buckman. If there is a confirmed case within the Buckman population (staff or student), I will let the community know. Any folks who have been exposed and require a quarantine will be notified directly. The school and local health officials are making decisions out of an abundance of caution, keeping the safety and health of our students and families at the front.

    Lastly, I wanted to acknowledge that it has been another difficult week for the United States. The death and violence is too much. I think we can all agree that something needs to change.



    Important dates and reminders:

    • 5/14 9am, 1:30pm fire drill
    • 5/19 6pm  virtual connect to kindergarten
    • 5/31 No School, Memorial Day
    • 6/1 9:30am, 1:45pm fire drill
    • 6/10 5th grade promotion (details TBD) 
    • 6/11 last day of school




    Round two of our Buckman Dines Out at Screen Door was a great success. Many thanks to the families who ordered food from this neighborhood favorite, and to Screen Door for their ongoing support of Buckman! Stay tuned for news about our next Dines Out event.

    The 2021 Buckman Auction will officially kick off on Friday, June 4th at 6pm. As the biggest fundraiser of the year, be sure to mark your calendars for this important online event! The auction bidding will also begin that evening and will continue through the next day. We’ll have more details coming soon!


    To Celebrate Earth Day (April 22, 2021) Green Team is hosting a recycling event April 19, 2021 - April 24, 2021 for:

    • Common household batteries (AAA,AA,B,C,D,9V)
    • Used athletic shoes 

    There are three opportunities to drop off recycling:

    • Send recycling with hybrid students April 19, 2021 - April 23, 2021. Recycling will be collected in bins located inside of the student entrance doors
    • On the upper playground during bookbag pickup April 21, 2021 from 3:00 - 5:00 PM 
    • Next to the Art Room on Saturday, April 24, 2021 from 10:00 - 11:00 AM

    Batteries - Common household batteries AAA, AA, B, C, D, 9V

    • Please make sure batteries are not leaking
    • No button batteries
    • No laptop, cellphone, or other batteries 

    Athletic Shoes

    • Pairs of athletic shoes - athletic sneakers(running, jogging, basketball, training, sports), rubber soccer cleats, rubber baseball cleats
    • Any condition
    • Big kids size 3.5 and larger
    • No boots, heels, sandals, or dress shoes 

    The Green Team is partnering with Got Sneakers for this event. Through Got Sneakers each pair of athletic shoes will be evaluated to see if they can be resold or if they are at the end of their life and need to be recycled. The Green Team will receive between $0.25 (completely trashed sneakers) to $7.00 (like new brand name sneakers) for each pair of sneakers delivered to Got Sneakers. 

    If you are unsure if what you have can be recycled through this even please feel free to text a photo of what you have questions about to Korrin Weldon 503-706-5338




    • BUCKMAN STUDENTS WITH LIBRARY BOOKS! If you no longer are reading your Buckman library books in your BOOK BAGS, please return any school day to the front entrance (I need books for our Hybrid book bins!).  If you cannot get to Buckman to return your library books or book bags, email me drudnick@pps.net  and I will arrange a porch pick up at your convenience.
    • Book Bag Exchange Wednesdays 3-4:45pm or by emailing drudnick@pps.net  to arrange an alternate Wednesday time
    • Lunch Time Virtual Story Time with Ms. Rudnick: MTTHF 11:15-11:45, buckmanreads
    • April Reading Calendars




    Yearbook   Don’t be left out! Email a yearbook-style photo of your Buckman bear. You may also include pictures of them “at school’, or doing a pose in dance, music, or PE. You’re invited to include pictures of their artwork or quote about school. Email your submissions to yearbookbuckman@gmail.com be sure to include your children’s name, teacher, and grade. Due April 20th

    Classroom Assignments in Konstella  If your student has switched classrooms, be sure to update their class assignment in Konstella to ensure that you receive the appropriate class information. Doing so will also give you a chance to connect with other parents and families. To change classrooms: log in to your account, click on “Your Children”, select your child’s name, then click on the tab with the grade and teacher’s name, a drop-down menu will pop up for you to select the new classroom. 

    Scrip Sales  Get your Fred Meyer, Amazon, and Target scrip cards!  We’ll be on the upper playground on April 28 from 3-4:30 pm. Come by and pick up some scrip all while supporting Buckman. 

    PTA Membership   Sign up online to become a member. Your membership strengthens our voice as advocates for our students and our school at the state and national level. Membership is $12/person or $20/household and helps support many of the programs, events, and school-related items that we fund at Buckman.




    1. Register for 4th Quarter SUN clubs!  Below is the information and you can register your student here. They began this week but we are still welcoming new students anytime!

    Mondays, 3pm-4pm, 3rd-5th grade: Art Club

    Join Ms Tabitha and other students to do some art together. There will be a directed art project your student can follow along with, or they can work on their own thing while sharing virtual space with peers. 

    Thursdays, 3pm-4pm, K-2nd grade: Still Life Drawing

    Think black and white is boring or lines are only for writing? Think again! Find out how much you can express with just a line or how much color you can make with just dots. Using different art styles and techniques, see how much art you can make with just a few supplies.

    Thursdays, 3pm-4pm, 3rd-5th grade: Newspaper

    Fridays, 3pm-4pm, K-5th grade: Tae Kwon Do 

    2. Resource Assistance and Support    New to Buckman or seeking basic resource support? Buckman SUN can help! Reach out to Katie, Buckman SUN Site Manager, at kolson@impactnw.org or 503-858-0230.  

    3. Support SUN    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 PTA. 




    PPS Child Care

    For the most up to date information about child care programs located in schools, please visit the PPS Child Care website. Twenty-one elementary/K-5 schools are hosting child care programs operated by partner organizations. These organizations:

    • follow strict Health and Safety Guidelines from the Early Learning Division.
    • are fee-based with qualifying families receiving state subsidies. 
    • enroll students ages 5-12 before and after hybrid instruction and all-day for those students enrolled in distance learning. 

    Nutrition Services Information

    Are all meals free for all children?

    Yes!  We are operating a USDA child nutrition program that allows us to provide meals at no cost to all children ages 1-18 years.  There is no need to pay. 

    If I take meals for my child, does it take away from others?

    No.  We would love to provide every child with food.  There is no limit to our program - we are reimbursed for every meal we serve.  The more children participate in our program, the more we are able to do - work and pay for our team members, larger purchases and money to our local partners that we purchase from, and better pricing on food and supplies the larger the volume that we purchase.

    Why is there so much packaging?

    You may see more packaging during this time.  Since our services are so different than our usual cafeteria experience, we are tasked with ensuring food safety.  We will continue to use less when possible, but appreciate your patience during this transition until we can resume our sustainability efforts.  

    What types of foods can I expect?

    We will have some familiar foods included in the upcoming meals such as the bean and cheese burrito, yakisoba, tamales, etc.  We try to provide a variety of protein options throughout the weeks, that also meet the varying home situations such as refrigerator space and food storage for food safety.  We do try to purchase locally sourced foods when possible, such as the mini cheese pizza that families may have seen recently.  Everyone’s support in our meals supports our team's work, and the local economy. Families can reference our menus online for more information and help guide their students on which days they would like them to participate.  We may have a few substitutions along the way depending on availability.  

    Are you hiring?

    Yes!  We are in need of assistants to help support our services across the district.  Our job posting can be found on the district website, under Jobs.  

    Where to get meals? 

    CDL and hybrid students may pick up at Buckman from 10:15-10:30am, 2:30-2:45 on m/t/h/f. OR daily distribution at another site (Buckman is no longer a regular pickup site with the late afternoon hours). Those schools are listed here: 


    211info Child Care

    211info Child Care provides free, customized referrals to child care providers and strategies for finding quality child care in Oregon. For information and resources on finding quality child care, click here

    To speak with a Parent Educator about child care resources:

    CALL 211 or 1-866-698-6155
    TEXT keyword "children" or "ninos" to 898211 (TXT211)
    EMAIL children@211info.org
    HOURS Monday-Friday 7am-11pm; Saturday-Sunday 8am-8pm 

    Bilingual staff and interpreters are available to serve families in all languages. To search for child care providers online, click here; materials can also be downloaded here

    Free Online Theatre Games for Kids K-6 from Imago 

    Imago is offering families and schools FREE ONLINE THEATRE GAMES. Designed for K - 6 students, these 2 to 3-minute short videos are fun, exciting and easy, and give viewers a chance to learn mime, have fun and break up the day.

    To access the videos, you need to request the link; click here and we'll send the link to you with a password. 

    There are 15 videos that will be available beginning April 15, 2021. Sign up now! It's free.