• Coming Soon At Buckman

    Coming up:

    1/27    Teacher planning day, no school
    1/31    Principal’s coffee, 8:45am
    2/3      Connect to Kindergarten (see below) 9am, 6pm
    2/14     2nd grade performance, 6:30 pm

    Connect To Kindergarten:  February 3: 9:00 am
                                               February 3: 6:00 pm
                                               February 24: 6:00 pm

    Connect To Kindergarten is an informational meeting for incoming Kindergarten Buckman neighborhood families, and is also a mandatory event for all families entering into the PPS Enrollment and Transfer Lottery Application system.

    Please check the PPS Enrollment and Transfer website for information regarding the Lottery application process. The Lottery opens on February 5 and closes on March 6. This is a firm end date. There are no exceptions. 


    Sick Policy:

    Below is a quick and easy guideline provided by PPS and Multnomah County Health Department regarding our sick policy. If you have questions, please call us at 503-916-6230

    Exclusion Guidelines for Schools and Child Care Settings

    Does the student have any of the following?

    • Diarrhea: At least 3 loose stools in 24 hours - OR - sudden onset of loose stools
    • Vomiting: At least one episode that is unexplained
    • Fever: A body temperature of at least 100.5
    • New Skin Rash, Sores or Wounds: Not previously diagnosed by a health care provider

    If you answered "Yes" to any of the above, then...

    • For Diarrhea or Vomiting
      Stay at Home --
      Until symptoms are gone for 24 hours.
      DO NOT handle any shared food until 72 hours after symptoms are gone.
    • For Fever
      Stay at Home --
      Until fever is below 100.5 for 24 hours WITHOUT the use of fever-reducing drugs.
      (for example, Tylenol@, acetaminophen, Advil@, Motrin@, ibuprofen, aspirin)
    • For Skin Rash, Sores or Wounds
      Stay at Home --
      If rash is increasing in size, or if new sores or wounds are developing day-to-day,
      ·OR· If rash, sores or wounds are draining and cannot be covered with a bandage.
      No contact sports until sores or wounds are healed or no longer draining.

    **For a cough lasting 2 weeks or longer, call your school nurse or student's health care provider.**

    Lice Alert:
    Please be aware that there is almost always some lice in the building. You should be checking your family members on a regular basis for live lice and nits. The School policy is to notify families if we discover lice on your student. 

    Students diagnosed with live head lice do not need to be sent home early from school; they can go home at the end of the day, be treated, and return to class after appropriate treatment has begun. Nits may persist after treatment, but successful treatment should kill crawling lice. Head lice can be a nuisance but they have not been shown to spread disease. Personal hygiene or cleanliness in the home or school has nothing to do with getting head lice.



    Author Visit: Peter Reynolds, March 12. Order forms for books will be available February 27.


    Oregon Kids Read Petition   Still collecting signatures! Let Oregon state legislators know that you support this grassroots initiative asking them to reserve 2% of Student Success Act funds to be used toward literacy training in Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling (LETRS) for K-3 teachers and reading specialists. Take a look at the Oregon Kids Read website and consider signing the petition.

    Community Garden Cleanup    Help clean up in and around the community garden, Saturday, January 18 from 9 AM to 12 PM. Bring the kids! RSVP to Mikael.Brust@portlandoregon.gov or just show up.      

    Coffee Chat    Save the date for our next Coffee Chat on Friday, January 31! Coffee from Khora and Grand Central pastries provided.



    - Gear up for your Buckman gear!  New Buckman sweatshirts are in, just in time for the cooler fall temps. Grab yours at Back-to-School Night, as well as Friday morning at drop-off!  And don’t forget to grab your Bella Organic corn maze tickets on Fridays at the SCRIP table! This year’s theme is equal rights for equal pay, as inspired by the USWNT.  Get your tickets in advance and Bella Organic Farm donates 50% of profits to the Buckman Foundation.  



    Registration Changes    The add/drop window for SUN is ending soon! Please complete any registration changes in your Active account or contact Tabitha by January 24th.  

    Chorus    Chorus still has available slots during second hour (4:30-5:30 PM) on Tuesdays. If you wanted to participate in chorus and haven't signed up, now is your chance! David Foley is the new instructor - he is a Buckman parent, a sub for PPS, and a professional musician. Join other students to gather and sing! Contact Tabitha to sign up. 

    Motion Magic    Motion Magic still has available slots on both Mondays and Tuesdays! Contact morgan@motionmagic.net for more information or contact Tabitha to sign up.




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