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 will take place March 11-12, 2017. This festival of arts and crafts will feature over 100 artists and proceeds benefit the Buckman PTA.

Buckman Auction

Buckman Auction

The Buckman Auction will be held May 13, 2017. Early-bird tickets are now available, with a limited number of slots for on-site babysitting! Presented by Wentworth SubaruCity.

Help on June 5th to Honor Our Arts Teachers

Hello Buckman Supporters!

We are asking for your help in supporting our amazing arts teachers this year.
On Monday, June 5th, from 630 to 830 pm, we will gather in the cafetorium for an Arts Celebration to honor our retiring arts teachers, Chisao Hata and Michael Simmons.

You can volunteer for set-up, during the event, clean-up, or to bring refreshments:
http://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b044cafae22a64-refreshments

If bringing an item, please bring it in a recyclable container that you do not need returned, if possible.
You can drop items off at pick up on Monday between 3 and 330pm (look for Elizabeth Lavenue in the front of the building), or at 615pm in the gym (where the food will be).

Coming Home and Moving On: Celebrating Mr. Simmons and Chisao

All Buckman families, students, alumni, supporters, and lovers of art are invited to a very special event honoring Michael Simmons and Chisao Hata. “Coming Home and Moving On” will celebrate the arts at Buckman and the tremendous contribution both teachers have made over their years at our school! As they get ready to “move on” this year, there will be a large celebration in their honor in the Buckman cafetorium on June 5, starting at 6:30pm. The event includes a dance showcase, visual arts, and food and drink. Come celebrate with us! Further information will be posted on the event Facebook page.

Field Day on June 2

Buckman Field Day is THIS FRIDAY, June 2.  Set up generally begins around 11AM and the event starts promptly after the last recess at 1:00pm. This is a fun annual event, but to pull it off, it will require volunteers to quickly set up the lower playground in about 5 minutes!  Volunteers are also needed to help with each game or field event, set-up, and clean-up. If you’re able to stay for both sessions, please do! We also need volunteers to hand out popsicles at the end of the day.  Field Day ends at 2:55PM

Each grade participates as following:

K-2nd: 1-1:55
3rd-5th: 2-2:55

Please sign up to volunteer here!

Get Updates on School Funding at Last PTA Meeting of the School Year

Please join the PTA for the final meeting of the school year on Tuesday, May 30, from 6 to 8 pm in the school cafetorium. Ms. Kosmala will be updating us on the funding situation for the 2017/18 school year and how it will impact staffing. Childcare will be provided and pizza will be served from 6 – 6:30 pm before the meeting begins.

Support Our School! Attend the 2017 Buckman Auction on May 13

This year marks the 28th annual Buckman Auction, taking place May 13 at 6pm at the Hinson. Celebrate our school and our community with a night of live music, food, drink, and, of course, bidding! As Buckman’s biggest fundraiser, the auction helps fund staffing to maintain the school’s arts and literacy programs. Tickets may be purchased online, and child care will be availablebear_horse_360x200 at the venue.

  • The evening starts with a silent auction; some of our favorite items included acting lessons, a year’s worth of Voodoo Donuts; outings at Kells Irish Pub; date nights with food, Doug Fir tickets, and overnight at the Jupiter; and party packs for Commons Brewery, Basecamp, and WineBuys.
  • Expect some great local cocktail and beer samplings, paired with an hors d’ouvres styled feast of cheese, wine, bread, fruits, and luscious deserts.
  • A live auction will include awesome art produced by Buckman students. Our favorites last year: a beautiful Portland paper 3d skyline; a color mosaic portrait of the late David Bowie made while listening to the White Knight himself; and glass-fused art of the four seasons. The live auction will also include featured items such as coastal vacations, wine tasting tours, Thorns tickets, and more!

If you’re not interested in attending the auction but would still love to support Buckman, you can do so here.

Thank you to the entire Buckman community for supporting our school and making the auction an amazing event!

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Earthquake Preparedness – April 18, 6:30pm at Buckman

Join Mercy Corps at Buckman presenting on earthquake preparedness in the cafetorium, 6:30pm on April 18. Topics include the risks and impacts of a Cascadia subduction zone and how you can prepare in your home, your school, and your community for a future earthquake. Childcare (K-3) and snacks will be provided. More information is available on the event flyer.