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

Buckman's annual Art Show and Sell took place March 7-8, 2020. This festival of arts and crafts featured over 100 artists and proceeds benefitted the Buckman PTA.

2020 Buckman Auction

2020 Buckman Auction

The proceeds from Buckman's first-ever virtual auction went directly to staffing for the 2020-2021 school year. Learn more about the event and plans for this year on the auction page.

March Dines Out at XICO

We’re delighted to share that the Foundation raised nearly $500 from our February Dines Out, and we hope to keep the momentum going for March. This month, we’re partnering with Buckman-owned Xico (3715 SE Division St).

Try out their amazing handmade Mexican cuisine; 10% of proceeds from orders and pre-orders made on March 10 from 4-6:30 pm will be donated to the Buckman Foundation. Thanks to Xico for your generous support!

DATE CHANGE! February Dines Out at Sparky’s

Dines Out Sparky's Flyer - Feb 23 - All DayFebruary is around the corner, which means it’s time for another Buckman Dines Out. On Tuesday, February 23, call in your order to ANY Sparky’s Pizza location and 10% of sales will go to the Buckman Foundation! Offer is valid for the entire day and is an easy way to support a local business and our school.


November Dines Out: Por Que No?

Por Que No Dines OutThis month’s Dines Out will be at Por Que No (4635 SE Hawthorne) on Wednesday, November 11, from 4-9pm. Stop by this friendly neighborhood taqueria; kids menu and meal kits are available for take-out! Whatever you grab, 10% of proceeds will go towards the Buckman Foundation.
Many thanks to Por Que No for supporting Buckman!

Halloween Raffle!

’Tis the season for a spooky Halloween raffle!

In lieu of our traditional Bowl-A-Ween event, we’re hosting an online raffle to raise funds for the Buckman Foundation. Enter for a chance to win a fall getaway of your choice: three nights at the Astoria House or a camping-in-style adventure in the Scamp Trailer.

Tickets are $20 each; all funds raised will go towards staffing positions at Buckman for the 2021-2022 school year. Buy 5 tickets, get one free!

BONUS: get one free entry by sharing your family’s fall or Halloween art! Share your entry in the Buckman Community Facebook group (request to join, if you haven’t already!) or send an email with an attached photo to foundation@buckmanelementary.org.

Carved pumpkins, drawings, paintings, a Halloween rap… it’s all fair game!

Click here to purchase tickets any time until midnight on October 30; one randomly selected winner for each getaway will be announced and contacted at 10am on October 31st!

October Dines Out: Ankeny Tap + Table

Welcome to October! With a new month comes a new Dines Out; this month’s edition is on October 14 at Ankeny Tap and Table (2724 SE Ankeny St) from 4-8pm.

Enjoy the “best burger in Portland” or opt instead for one of their vegetarian options. Patio seating and takeout options are available, and an incredible 20% of all proceeds go to the Foundation!

Many thanks to Ankeny Tap and Table for supporting the Buckman community!

DATE CHANGE! Buckman Dines Out (Pick Up or Delivery Only) at Screen Door

UPDATE!! Due to the wildfires and air quality, this event has been moved to September 23

It’s our first Buckman Dines Out of the 2020-2021 school year! Order pick-up or delivery from neighborhood favorite Screen Door, any time from 11 am to 8pm on Wednesday, September 23, and Screen Door will donate 10% of proceeds to the Buckman Foundation! Offer is available only until food runs out; pre-orders highly encouraged.

This is a GREAT way to support small businesses and our school! Many thanks to Screen Door for your continued support of our school!

Welcome to the 2020-2021 School Year!

Welcome to all new and returning Buckman Bears! Though we won’t be seeing one another in-person for the usual back-to-school excitement and mayhem, we  send a heartfelt congratulations on the start of another year to all Buckman students. Back to school packets may be downloaded here.

Our “soft start” for students in grades 1-5 is Wednesday, September 2 and incoming kinders begin on September 8. The “soft start” window ends and the first quarter officially begins on  September 14. This introductory period gives students, families, and staff time to get acquainted with distance-learning and one another. There is no school on Labor Day, September 7.

In the coming weeks, the Buckman PTA and Foundation will be sharing updating on how to best support Buckman in these difficult times. We know that community-building and fundraising efforts will look very different this year, and we aim to ensure our efforts are thoughtful and responsible. If you have questions or want to get involved with either the PTA or the Foundation, get in touch!  Email addresses are pta@buckmanelementary.org or foundation@buckmanelementary.org, respectively.

Principal Seidel will host a virtual Buckman Community Meeting on September 14 for families at two different times: 8:30am and 6:00pm. The link to the meeting is provided in the school weekly newsletter. This is an excellent opportunity to get your questions answered as well as hear updates from the SUN program, the School Climate Team, and others.

Connecting with the Buckman Community

As we enter into this academic season in ways we never imagined, it’s arguably more important now than ever to stay connected to our community. We’d like to take the opportunity to remind Buckman community members of some of the ways to do so over the course of this year:

Konstella – This is an opt-in messaging system used by many staff members, the PTA, and the Foundation to communicate information about school happenings. Sign up for your account at https://www.konstella.com. Some teachers use Konstella for information specific to your classroom; if that is the case, you will want to be sure you connect your student with that classroom within Konstella. Information on how to do so is available on the Konstella website.

Buckman Community Facebook Group – Request to join this informal community group, where parents, families, and staff ask questions and share feedback. https://www.facebook.com/groups/951435464869628

Weekly Newsletter – The Buckman Foundation and other groups regularly contribute information to the school’s weekly newsletter, sent each week by Principal Seidel. If you are not receiving the school newsletter, check with administrators to be sure they have the correct email address on file.

Buckmanelementary.org – Content on this website is provided by the PTA and the Foundation (not the same as the Buckman PPS site) throughout the school year. You are also able to subscribe to the school-wide calendar here.

SCRIP and Buckman Apparel Sales

Looking for Buckman apparel?  The Buckman Foundation will be selling apparel – including new Buckman Bear face masks for youth and adults ($10), I heart Buckman bandanas, and other goodies — from 4-6pm in front of Buckman on the following dates:

Sept. 10th, Sept. 24th, Oct. 8th, Oct. 22nd, and Nov. 19th

Chromebook Pick-Up and Library Book Drop-Off

If you still need a Chromebook for your Buckman student, please contact the office to arrange a pick-up time.

Last year’s library books can be returned at the front entrance of the school any time between 8am-4pm, M-F, until September 11. Check your books for the “Buckman School Library” barcode on the spine!