• 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 9, 2021

    Hello Buckman Bears,

    Welcome to quarter 4. In some ways, it feels like we have just begun. Here are your weekly updates:

    Tag update: TAG Nominations from this year will be rolled over into the fall and testing will happen at the beginning of the school year. No additional paperwork will need to be done, all nominations from Fall 2020 will be honored in Fall 2021. Additionally, both 2nd and 3rd grade will be tested for TAG in Fall 2021 as the current 2nd graders did not get tested last fall.

    COVID symptom tracking: will happen when a student or staff member is absent due to illness. It is everyone's responsibility to keep our community safe and well, which includes staying home when you may be sick with an illness that may spread to someone else. Tracking symptoms will help us to keep everyone healthy.

    Report cards: will be sent home with hybrid students or mailed home for CDL students the week of April 19. Report cards will be completed by 1st semester teachers.

    The A Kids Books About series just released a new title, A Kids Book About Anti-Asian Hate. You can go to this LINK to download the book for FREE.

    Welcome to the 2nd grade team Sarah Davis! Sarah comes to us after student teaching at Abernethy in 3rd grade, working as an educational assistant at Laurelhurst in grades 2-4, and over a decade of work as a Chemist in the business field. Ms. Davis is joining Ms. Lee as a co-teacher in our 2nd grade CDL cohort.

    3-5 Map reports will be mailed home this week from the district.

    Specials classes: There were a few errors on the link that was sent out yesterday. Check out the updated schedule to find your teacher, cohort, specials times, and meeting codes (Note: some classes have NEW google meeting codes).

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



    Important dates and reminders:

    • 4/22 Earth Day
    • 5/19 6pm virtual connect to kindergarten
    • 5/31 No School, Memorial Day




    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

    1. 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.orgor 503-858-0230.  

    2. 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. 




    Buy one, give one! At this month's apparel sales (April 14 and April 28, 3-4:30 on the upper playground), for every Buckman tote purchased, a second will be donated towards staff appreciation week! Our goal is to give a tote to every staff member, so come out to grab yours to help contribute. Other Buckman gear, including beanies, hoodies, and masks, will also be available for purchase.

    The Buckman Auction team is curating grade-level baskets for this year’s event.
     This is a fun and easy way to get involved. Each grade has a different theme; check out the Sign-Up Genius (https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0f48acad28abfe3-buckman) for some of the items the team is hoping to collect to see how you can help out.

    Back by popular demand: Buckman Dines Out at Screen Door! 
    On Tuesday April 13, from 11am until 8pm (or until food runs out!), order your pick-up or delivery and 10% of proceeds will benefit the Buckman Foundation! Enjoy traditional Southern cooking with Northwest food values at this popular Buckman favorite. Call 503-542-0880 to order or check out the menu at screendoorrestaurant.com.




    • Book Bag Exchange Wednesdays 3-5pm or by emailing drudnick@pps.net to arrange an alternate Wednesday time
    • Return all found library books (missing from returned book bags or checked out from previous school years) any school day to the front entrance (new book return!)
    • If you cannot get to Buckman to return your library books or book bags, email me and I will arrange a porch pick up at your convenience
    • Used book donations accepted through May during Book Bag Exchange Wednesdays
    • April Reading Calendars




    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 14 and April 28 from 3-4:30 pm. Come by, say hi, and get 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.




    Symptom Surveillance Video – Guidance for Parents and Students

    There is a new video on YouTube called “Return to School Process” that can be used to help parents/students understand the 5 layers of symptom surveillance to keep the school community safe. Click on one of the following links to view:

    ENGLISH:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LbLhz0c_xtw&t=5s

    MANDARIN: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VR3OWPxpy0k

    RUSSIAN: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3NSVYDtfWZI

    SOMALI: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DDlYOlFsdNA

    SPANISH: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PO-3AzPiTMA

    VIETNAMESE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vryEiDYGOy0

    Summer Programming Opportunities

    Cognizart 360 Arts Camp 2021 (ages 6-12) - July 5-9 & July 12-16

    PSU Portland Summer Percussion Academy (ages 12-18) - July 19-21

    OSU Precollege Programs Summer Reading Skills Programs (ages 4 through 11th grade)

    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.

    Hybrid and Distance Learning Meal Services

    All school meals will continue to be free for all students in all schools, and no student ID or names are needed to receive meals. 

    Once a student returns to hybrid in-person instruction, meals will be served at the end of each of the in-person sessions. Service Style may vary between schools depending on facility, dismissal schedule, etc. 

    If a student is staying in distance learning -- or if their hybrid in-person learning has not begun -- they should visit any of our new meal distribution sites between 3:30 and 4:30 p.m. on school days to pick up meals. 

    New Open Community Meal Distribution Sites

    For the remainder of the year, grab-and-go meals will be available between 3:30 and 4:30 p.m. on school days for all children in the community (PPS students and children not enrolled at PPS) ages 1-18. The sites for curbside distribution:

    • Beaumont Middle School, 4043 NE Fremont St.
    • Franklin High School, 5405 SE Woodward St.
    • George Middle School, 10000 N Burr Ave.
    • Harriet Tubman Middle School, 2231 N Flint Ave.
    • Hosford Middle School, 2303 SE 28th Pl.
    • Ida B. Wells High School, 1151 SW Vermont St.
    • Jackson Middle School, 10625 SW 35th Ave.
    • Jefferson High School, 5210 N Kerby Ave.
    • Lane Middle School, 7200 SE 60th Ave.
    • Leodis V. McDaniel @ Marshall High School, 3905 SE 91st Ave.
    • Tabor Middle School, 5800 SE Ash St.
    • Ockley Green Middle School, 6031 N Montana Ave.
    • Robert Gray Middle School, 5505 SW 23rd Ave.
    • Roosevelt High School, 6941 N Central St.
    • Roseway Heights Middle School, 7334 NE Siskiyou St.

    Meals on Buses

    When students are dismissed from their in person learning, they will be offered school meals to take home with them.  If they are riding on the bus, there will be a green container for all school meals to be held while they are traveling to their home or bus stop. As the student leaves the bus, they will pick up their meal again from the green container.  Students with special diets or allergies will have their meals in labeled bags and may be stored in a separate container.  Please reference this Standard Operating Procedure for more information. 

    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.