About Buckman

About Buckman

Discover what makes Buckman so special and what it means to be an arts-focused elementary school. Learn about our school's dynamite PTA and rockstar Foundation.

Buckman Art Show and Sell

Buckman Art Show and Sell

The 27th edition of Buckman's Art Show and Sell took place March 11-12, 2017. This festival of arts and crafts featured over 100 artists and proceeds benefitted the Buckman PTA.

Buckman Auction

Buckman Auction

The Buckman Auction was held May 13, 2017. By all accounts, it was an epic event that exceeded all expectations! Thank you to our presenting sponsor, Wentworth SubaruCity.

Support Buckman on #GivingTuesday!

#GivingTuesday, the largest worldwide day of giving, is now in its sixth year. After Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday falls on November 28 this year, as the philanthropic response we all need after the mayhem of holiday sales. Set out to support your favorite organizations, including your favorite elementary school!

This #GivingTuesday, the Buckman Foundation will launch its Year End Ask campaign, an annual campaign wherein Foundation leadership turns to the Buckman community to directly ask for donations. As part of the campaign, members of the Buckman community are asked to participate in the Buckman matching gift challenge: if 75 contributors step up to the plate to donate at whatever level they are able, a group of Buckman families has agreed to give an additional $8,000! Donating is easy: head to All Hands Raised (select Buckman from the drop-down menu) or drop off a check in the Foundation mailbox. Grandparents, relatives, neighbors and friends are all invited to join in our Year-End efforts, so please share this news with them!

The Buckman PTA has also launched a new playground project, and has partnered with Columbia Credit Union to raise the initial funds. From now until December 15, stop by their Goat Blocks location (950 SE 10th Ave) and enter your email address as a vote for Buckman. On #GivingTuesday, votes count double; if you mark yourself as “Checked-in” on Facebook, your vote counts triple! Columbia Credit Union has generously offered to donate up to $10,000 to this project, but we need enough votes to make it happen! Participation is FREE and only takes a minute of your time.

Call for Artists – Buckman Art Show & Sell

Call for ArtistsThe 28th Buckman Art Show & Sell is currently accepting artist applications for the March 10-11, 2018 show. 140 juried local artists turn the school into a gallery over the weekend to benefit arts-integrated education. Buckman PTA volunteers run a central checkout station and there is no booth fee, artist donate 30% of sales to the Buckman PTA. For more details, including a list of past vendors please visit the show website at http://buckmanartshow.weebly.com. You can also find us on Facebook.

There is a $25 non refundable application fee. Applications close Nov 20th, 2017. Artists are notified of acceptance status mid-December. Questions can be sent to artshowandsell@gmail.com

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Corn Maze Tickets for Buckman!

Damian Lillard corn maze at Bella Organics

It’s Lillard Time at Bella Organic Farms Corn Maze!

Support Buckman by taking your family and friends to the Bella Organic Farms Corn Maze. Our school keeps 50% of all the ticket sales!

Tickets are limited!
Kids: $6 | Adults: $8
Buy tickets on Tuesday mornings at the SCRIP table or leave a check in the Foundation Mailbox in the office. We’ll fulfill ticket orders within a couple of days! Make checks payable to the Buckman Foundation and please note how many child & adult tickets you’d like

Bella Organic Farm Pumpkin Patch & Maze Hours
Open daily Sept 30 – Oct 31
Sunday through Thursday 9am – 6pm (Maze closes at 5pm)
Friday & Saturday 9am – 10pm
Bella Organic Farms, Sauvie Island
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Bowl for a Cause: Bowl-A-Ween at Grand Central Oct 29

Bowl-A-Ween at Grand Central Bowl
Sunday, October 29, 11am–1pm

Come show off your costume and help us raise some money for the Buckman Foundation! All lanes will be reserved for Buckman at this annual costume-friendly fundraiser. There will also be a raffle with fun prizes to win!

100% of Profits Benefit the Buckman Foundation!
Grand Central Bowl, 808 SE Morrison St.
Parents: $10–$15 | Students $5–$10 | Sliding Scale
Admission includes shoe rentals

A Perfect Pairing: Dines Out + Movie Night Oct. 3

Buckman Dines Out at Nostrana
Tuesday, October 3, 5–10pm

Thank you to everyone who made it out for our first Dines Out of the year at Chipotle, which raised nearly $500 for Buckman!

Our next Dines Out will take place next week on October 3 at Nostrana, happening in tandem with Movie Night! Drop your kid(s) off at Buckman ($10 recommended donation, nobody will be turned away) at 5:45pm, and enjoy an evening out kid-free. Snacks available and cheese pizza available for $1 per slice.

10% of Dines Out proceeds Benefit Buckman
Reservations strongly recommended.
Nostrana, 1401 SE Morrison, 503-234-2427

We’re also always in need of volunteers on Movie Night, so, if you’d like to lend a hand, please sign up!

Happy Start of the School Year!

All Buckman students have now officially started classes, and we hope everyone is having a great kickoff to the school year.

While you are likely busy filling out forms and establishing routines, we wanted to be sure everyone was aware of a few upcoming events at school. Remember to check out updates to our online calendar throughout the school year. We regularly updated the calendar, as some dates may change over the course of the school year (for example, Picture Day has a new date). You may subscribe to the calendar using the “subscribe” link at the bottom on the right.

September 8, 6pm – Back to School Picnic at the lower playground – bring a dinner and have some fun!
September 11 – SUN programs begin
September 18 – Picture Day (NEW DATE); Author Visit for Grades 1-3; get your book order forms in if you haven’t already!
September 20 – LATE OPENING
September 21 – Buckman Dines Out at Chipotle – bring this flyer to donate 50% of your purchase to the Buckman Foundation!