The 28th Annual Art Show & Sell is scheduled for March 10-11, 2018. This treasured yearly tradition brings together 130+ community artists and craftspersons together in support of the arts program at Buckman. Participants are given the opportunity to feature their work for sell, with a portion of their sales donated to the Buckman PTA. Student art is also on display, and many student groups perform over the course of the weekend. Suggested donation is $2-$5 at the door.
#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.
The 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 email@example.com
We are less than one week away from the start of school for Buckman students (except kindergartners) and activity is ramping up! We are delighted to welcome back families and are excited to meet those new to the school. As our kickoff to 2017-2018, we hope to see you on Community Care Day this Saturday, August 26, 9-12am, when we prep the grounds and get Buckman ready for the school year. Bring your gardening supplies or use some of those provided! Kids welcome!
You will be receiving tons of information at the start of school regarding upcoming events and happenings at Buckman in your parent packets. Please review the documents you receive thoroughly; you’ll find good information about ways to get involved and various happenings planned for the year. For those interested in keeping tabs on school events, you can subscribe to our school calendar which will be updated throughout the year. Head to the events page and hit the subscribe button below the calendar. Easy!
Now that school is (almost!) back in session, stay tuned to this website for regular updates and current information about PTA, Foundation, and Buckman community news!
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:
Please sign up to volunteer here!
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.
This February, Buckman is participating in a school-wide initiative focusing on kindness. Throughout the month, students at all grade levels will be encouraged to focus on kindness in every day challenges, specific programs, and dedicated projects.
The Month of Kindness kicked off with the Sandy Hook Promise program “Start with Hello,” aimed at encouraging students to reach out to those who may be experiencing social isolation. You may have also noticed the compliment board and kindness calendar located in the front lobby of the school. Stop by and see what students are up to, as well as the kind words they have to share with one another.
The culminating event will take place March 3rd, when the school will come together to paint and decorate rocks with uplifting messages as part of the Kindness Rocks project. Students will bring rocks home to discuss what they have learned about kindness, and they can then place the rocks out in the community. There will be a great need for parent volunteers on March 3rd to make this wonderful project take off, so please consider signing up in one of two ways:
- If you have small to medium size river rocks or want to donate paint pens or spray paint please sign up here: http://signup.com/go/ZHj2o4 and bring them to Wendy Crozier in room 101 by Thursday, February 23rd.
- If you would like to sign up to help on the day of the event, please go to http://signup.com/go/npDthr