Every year, the Buckman Foundation turns to the school community to ask for direct donations to support arts and literacy staffing at our school. The Year-End Ask campaign launches on #GivingTuesday, an international day of giving, and runs until December 31.
Please consider making your contribution. Giving is easy: drop of a check in the Foundation mailbox or give online at allhandsraised.org (be sure to select “PPS” and then “Buckman School” from the drop-downs). You can spread out your gift into monthly payments or make a one-time contribution.
Giving at any level helps! If we reach 75 donors – of any amount – our Challenge Match sponsors have agreed to contribute $8,500 collectively to the school! A gift of $5 can make all the difference.
Thank you for continuing to support Buckman! If you have any questions, please reach out to the Buckman Foundation by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
There’s already a ton going on this school year, and it can be hard to keep track, so we’re compiling a quick reminder post of what’s ahead for the next two weeks!
Oct 26 – 3pm – 5pm – Release Party – West Coast Grocery Company is launching their Hop, Sip, and Jump b
eer, with $1 per pint going to the Buckman playground project! Stop by 3-6pm (or even a bit before pickup, time is approximate) to celebrate and order yourself a drink. Good beer for a good cause!
Oct 28 – 11am – 1pm – It’s a Halloween spooktacular event; the annual Bowl-A-Ween party! Head to Grand Central Bowl for a Buckman takeover and enjoy bowling, food, games, raffles, and more! Admission is sliding scale and includes shoes. This is one of Buckman’s most-loved traditions. Costumes encouraged!
Nov 7 – 5pm – 8pm – Buckman Dines Out at Blackheart – This new, Buckman-managed punk bar is kid-friendly until 8pm and serves breakfast all day. Sample one of their amazing signature cocktails! 20% of proceeds benefit the Foundation!
Nov 9 – 8:45-9:30am -PTA Coffee Chat with Principal Kosmala – Join the PTA and other members of the Buckman community to get up-to-speed on all things Buckman. These are informal events and often feature a Q+A with Principal Kosmala. Head to the library after drop-off unless otherwise noted.
Nov 14 – 7pm – Another excuse to go to West Coast Grocery Company: Pub Night! Learn about the Foundation and ways to get involved, or just sit back and enjoy your drink of choice with other parents and community members.
Buckman Dines Out at Nostrana Tuesday, October 16, 5–11pm
Our next Dines Out will be on October 16 at Nostrana, in tandem with Movie Night! This is a double-whammy of fundraising fun. Kids are entertained with a movie, popcorn, and pizza in the cafetorium for Movie Night (suggested donation $10 at the door). Grown-ups can enjoy wood fired pizzas, house-made pasta and seasonally inspired plates at Nostrana.
A warm welcome to the a new school year to Buckman families, friends, and community members! We’re excited to get the 2018-2019 school year underway and are looking forward to a fun-filled back-to-school season.
Some students have started their school supplies shopping, the PTA and Foundation are already at work getting welcome packets in order, and Buckman staff will be returning to school tomorrow to begin preparing for the school year.
If you are new to Buckman, you will be getting tons of information shortly! In the meantime, a few resources that might be valuable include:
This website! This is a parent-run site that keeps the Buckman community informed on school events, fundraisers, and other updates. Of particular interest is the events calendar; subscribe to the feed (use the “Subscribe” link in the bottom-right corner of the calendar) to get Buckman updates to your calendar of choice.
The official PPS Buckman Elementary page. This is a great resource for finding teacher contact information, school newsletter arches, and district information.
The school newsletter comes out on Wednesdays to your designated email. Look for it soon! It gives you more detailed information about specific events, as well as contributions from SUN program offerings.
Lots more heading your way soon. In the meantime, soak up those final rays of summer and get ready for a great school year.
Stop by Pambiche anytime between 5-10pm and 15% of your tab will go to Buckman. Try their amazing Cuban bites, sample one of their signature drinks, or discover why everyone is talking about their flan!
15% of sales benefit Buckman | Monday, May 21, 2018 | 5–10pm at Pambiche, 2811 NE Glisan Street
Bring your favorite bottle of wine to donate to the auction on Wednesday mornings at drop-off, and you will be entered to win a fabulous prize on auction night! This is a simple way to donate to the auction and – who knows – you might just be the lucky winner!
If you haven’t already grabbed your auction tickets, now is the time! Early Bird pricing has been extended to Wednesday, April 18th, giving you only two more days to claim your seat for the reduced price of $35/person! After the 18th, tickets will increase to $45/person!