Here is a short audio piece from the popular radio show “Here and Now” discussing the benefits of arts integration at a Maryland school. While the piece focuses primarily on the use of music in the classroom, the more extended version of article (available here) explores in greater detail some of the known benefits of overall integration of arts in schools.
A wealth of research shows arts integration helps kids increase their problem-solving skills, enhance their social development, and remember the material better. Scientific studies show the use of arts in education engages the whole brain, improving retention.
Join us for 140 artists and craftspersons selling their original artwork, furniture, toys, jewelry, textiles, paper creations, photography, paintings, ceramics and more! Follow event news on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. And save the date for fantastic shopping, food cart deliciousness, and free children’s art activities. More >
Buckman Auction : April 30, 2016
Mark your calendars for a night of live music, food, drink, and bidding! This year, Buckman will celebrate its 26th annual auction at a new venue: the Hinson Baptist Church. As Buckman’s biggest fundraiser, this is the chance for Buckman families and friends to support our school at a fun and festive event. More >
The buckmanelementary.org website is getting a new look for 2016! We appreciate your patience as things get up and running.
Dyslexia is a learning difference that affects 1 in 5 students.
Learn about warning signs, the importance of early identification of this common learning difference, and how to advocate for your child. Decoding Dyslexia Oregon will present Dyslexia 101 on February 2 at the Buckman PTA Meeting. The talk will cover: What is Dyslexia, Early Warning Signs, Resources, New Oregon Laws. Parents and staff highly encouraged to attend. Childcare will be provided.
Tuesday February 2 6pm Pizza 6:30 PTA Business 7pm Dyslexia 101
Planning for our biggest fundraiser of the year is already underway, and the Buckman Auction team is looking for fantastic donations from our community. Think big! Do you have any hot items or amazing skills to offer? Sewing lessons, a weekend at the coast, tickets to a Blazers or Timbers game? All sound awesome! Get creative and contact us with your idea at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Save the date for April 30, 2016 at the Hinson Baptist Church, 7:00 p.m.
The EastBurn restaurant had started a benefit program for Buckman Elementary as part of their neighborhood involvement. And we all need to spread the word! Whenever someone dines at EastBurn and fills in the Buckman Elementary phone number on their guest receipt, EastBurn will donate 5% of the monthly total of receipts. They will track this using their EastBurn VIP points program and all guests are welcome to accumulate points for their own VIP account, as well as include the Buckman Elementary account for their visit. In December, 2015, Buckman Elementary supporters raised $43 for the school by dining at EastBurn. The restaurant plans to continue this promotion for all of 2016 and hopes to make a significant contribution.
Visit, dine and contribute by going to:
The EastBurn / 1800 E. Burnside St, Portland, OR 97214
Welcome back Buckman families and staff. We are looking forward to working with you this year and hope many of you will choose to become involved in the Buckman PTA. Here is a brief introduction to your officers and their responsibilities.
Co-Presidents: Sarah Suby and Wendy Marich Responsible for providing leadership in our parent community; planning and facilitating community building events; supporting teachers and staff; helping to ensure that our students have what they need in order to be successful in school.
Sarah Suby has been an active volunteer at Buckman for many years. From classroom assistance to chairing the annual auction, she has taken on a variety of roles helping make Buckman the amazing school that it is. We are very excited to have her partnering with Wendy to lead the PTA this year.
Wendy Marich is from Clearwater, Florida but has been living in Portland since 1997. She has two children attending Buckman this year: a daughter in 3rd grade and a son in 6th grade. Wendy loves the Buckman community and wants to continue building a strong, inclusive environment in which our children can thrive.
Vice President: Margaret FiveCrows Responsible for assisting our co-presidents as needed, participating in board meetings, providing input for decisions and being an ambassador for the PTA and school.
Margaret FiveCrows grew up in SLC, Utah but has been in Portland since 1997. Margaret has two children in Buckman this year: a son in kindergarten and a daughter in 2nd grade. She is happy to learn more about the PTA this year and get to know more of the incredible parents at Buckman.
Secretary: Margaret Speth Reponsible for note taking and recording keeping throughout the year.
Originally from Buffalo, New York, Margaret Speth has also lived in Burlington, Vermont and San Francisco, CA. She has two children at Buckman this year: daughters in 5th and 1st grade. After volunteering in a number of school roles, she looks forward to supporting the school community with her new role in the PTA.
Treasurer: Hilary Woodard Responsible for managing all financial activities and records for our PTA. The treasurer’s duties also include keeping records and preparing reports to comply with local, state and federal laws.
Hilary is a British citizen, raising her family in the United States. She is whip smart (a Ph.D. in Geophysics!) and very fun to work with. We are thrilled to have her in charge of PTA finances this year.