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 28th edition of Buckman's Art Show and Sell took place March 10-11, 2018. This festival of arts and crafts featured over 100 artists and proceeds benefitted the Buckman PTA.

2018 Buckman Auction

2018 Buckman Auction

Join us for the 29th Annual Auction on May 12th at The Hinson. Proceeds from Buckman's biggest fundraiser will fund the arts program teachers and other essential opportunities for students.


Happy summer to all the Buckman families! We hope that the first weeks of summer have brought you well-deserved rest, relaxation, and sunshine!

If you are new to Buckman and are just visiting this site for the first time: WELCOME! We are delighted to have you join our community of parents, friends, students, and neighbors of Buckman school. We hope you will find this website helpful in getting to know your new home.

By now, returning Buckman students should have received their report cards and teacher assignments for next year. School offices are closed for the summer. Along with teacher assignments, students should have received a list of required materials for fall, and parents are encouraged to familiarize themselves with what’s needed.

The PTA and Foundation are hard at work getting the school year calendar organized so that you will have key dates lined up for you by the time school starts again in August. Stay tuned to this website, as we will enter the dates in the events calendar in the coming weeks. You can always subscribe to the calendar to get the dates synced up to your system of choice. Easy! The welcome packets handed out at the beginning of the year will include a paper version, as well.

Besides updating the school calendar, we’ll be taking a summer break from this site until things begin to ramp up again. If you’re on Facebook and haven’t liked the Buckman page already, go ahead and do so here, as we may post smaller updates there over the coming months. Questions and comments can be sent to admin@buckmanelementary.org, as we will continue to check email over the break.

Have a great summer, read a lot of books, and save up on that Vitamin D!


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:

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!