About Buckman

About Buckman

Find out what makes Buckman so special, including details on school's dynamite PTA and rockstar Foundation

Buckman Art Show and Sell

Buckman Art Show and Sell

The 26th edition of Buckman's Art Show and Sell took place March 12-13, 2016. This festival of arts and crafts featured over 100 artists and proceeds benefitted the Buckman PTA.

Buckman Auction

Buckman Auction

All the information you need about Buckman's biggest fundraising event of the year in one place. Mark your calendars for April 30, 2016 at 7:00 pm.

Buckman Auction, Happening THIS Saturday!

Hard to believe the time is here, but the Buckman Auction is happening this weekend! Don’t forget to pick up auction tickets before the big event on April 30 at the Hinson Baptist Church! House Spirits Distillery is offering a FREE DRINK to auction-goers who arrive right as the doors open at 7:00 pm. The party goes until 11:00, so get ready to bid, bid, and bid again! There are some incredible items available this year; it’s going to be epic!

Still need tickets? Buy yours online now or look for one of the parent volunteers selling tickets at drop-off this week.

Our generous community has stepped up and filled most of the volunteers spots to prep and run the big event, but the auction team is still looking for a few more people to cover short shifts. Take a peak here and sign up!

If you have any last-minute questions, feel free to contact the auction team at auction@buckmanelementary.org. If not, get ready for an awesome party and see you there!

Buckman Pool Hearing! Thursday, May 12

The Buckman pool is in danger of being closed, and we need voices to speak up in support of keeping it open! Please consider attending the final budget hearing regarding the pool on May 12, 6:30-8:30 pm at City Hall. Wear Buckman blue, bring your kids, and testify!

Those involved in the Save Buckman Pool effort have provided the following talking points for you to consider as part of your message to council:

  • Buckman Pool is a highly valued resource used by adults, families, and school children.
  • Buckman Pool is the only public pool in the inner SE area.
  • Inner SE has been promised a recreational center with a pool for over 30 years and this partof Portland is parks-deficient; it makes sense to keep Buckman Pool open until the city canafford to build a new community center with pool.
  • Recent building and increased population density in inner SE makes the need for a rec center even greater.
  • Buckman Pool is very accessible by foot, bike and public transportation.
  • The school and the pool are neighborhood icons.

If you need more information or have additional questions, contact buckmanpool@gmail.com or join the Facebook group Friends of Buckman Pool.

 

Auction Volunteer Opportunities Abound!

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The annual auction is just weeks away, and things are ramping up. The Buckman community does an amazing job each year of coming together to make this event super fabulous. Here are some simple volunteer opportunities for those looking to contribute to the school’s biggest fundraiser of the year:

  • Get a sneak peak of the auction! Volunteers are needed to help set up during the day/evening on Friday, April 29, multiple shifts are available. There are also opportunities to help with check-in/check-out and tear-down on the night of the auction itself. Check out the options by visiting the sign-up page.
  • Make auction night a little sweeter by contributing a dessert. If you have something that is particularly scrumptious and would like to contribute, sign up here to share your dish.
  • Are you a Buckman parent with an OLCC license? If so, we could use your help pouring drinks for a short period on the night of the auction itself. Get in touch at auction@buckmanelementary.org!

Proceeds from the annual auction go to the Buckman Foundation, which helps support our fantastic arts and literacy teams. Thank you for all you do to make the auction a night to remember!

Smarter Balanced Testing Info Night

Mark your calendars for Thursday April 7th (6:30-8:00) in the school cafetorium for a PTA sponsored information night about the latest developments on Smarter Balanced testing.

Gwen Sullivan (PAT President) and Mary Anderson (PPS Assessment and Educational Measurement) will present the most up to date information about the test to help you decide whether or not to opt out your child. Gather the facts about what’s different this year compared to last and also learn about some big changes to assessments (statewide and districtwide) that will hopefully be coming our way.

Already know you want to opt out your child? Fill out this form and hand it into the main office. (Testing begins Mid-April).

April is Auction Month – Tickets on Sale Now

The Buckman Auction is less than a month away, and tickets to the event are now available online. The early-bird price of $30/ticket is only available for a short while; prices go up to $40/ticket on April 13! Get them now to secure your spot.

This year’s auction is going to be incredible: photos sessions, wine tastings, summer camps and more! So many amazing auction items are up for grabs, and attending the auction is a fun and fabulous way to support Buckman’s biggest fundraiser of the year.

Buckman Auction 2016
Hinson Baptist Church
1137 SE 20th Ave, Portland, OR 97214
Doors open at 7:00 pm

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Buckman Presents: ‘Screenagers: Growing Up in the Digital Age’

Buckman will host a screening of the movie “Screenagers: Growing up in the digital age” on April 19, 2016 at 7:00 pm.

From the film’s website:

Are you watching kids scroll through life, with their rapid-fire thumbs and a six-second attention span? Physician and filmmaker Delaney Ruston saw that with her own kids and learned that the average kid spends 6.5 hours a day looking at screens. She wondered about the impact of all this time and about the friction occurring in homes and schools around negotiating screen time—friction she knew all too well.

In SCREENAGERS, as with her award-winning documentaries on mental health, Delaney takes a deeply personal approach as she probes into the vulnerable corners of family life, including her own, to explore struggles over social media, video games, academics and internet addiction. Through poignant, and unexpectedly funny stories, along with surprising insights from authors, psychologists, and brain scientists, SCREENAGERS reveals how tech time impacts kids’ development and offers solutions on how adults can empower kids to best navigate the digital world and find balance.

Tickets are free for Buckman parents; proceeds from tickets purchased by non-Buckman families will benefit the school. Both free and paid tickets must be ordered for admission. Secure your spot now online.