Smarter Balanced Testing Info Night

Mark your calendars for Thursday April 7th (6:30-8:00) in the school cafetorium for a PTA sponsored information night about the latest developments on Smarter Balanced testing.

Gwen Sullivan (PAT President) and Mary Anderson (PPS Assessment and Educational Measurement) will present the most up to date information about the test to help you decide whether or not to opt out your child. Gather the facts about what’s different this year compared to last and also learn about some big changes to assessments (statewide and districtwide) that will hopefully be coming our way.

Already know you want to opt out your child? Fill out this form and hand it into the main office. (Testing begins Mid-April).

Emergency Preparedness Fair on 04.04.16 at 6:30 pm

Buckman will be hosting an Emergency Preparedness Fair on Monday, April 4, starting at 6:30pm. Families can come and get information and resources for making a Family Emergency Plan as well as learn about how our school is trying to prepare for the possibility of an emergency.

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Art Show and Sell Is This Weekend!

Don’t forget to attend this year’s Art Show and Sell, coming up THIS WEEKEND, March 12-13.

Saturday 10-6
​Sunday 10-4

Over 140 artists and craftspersons will be there selling original artwork, furniture, toys, jewelry, textiles, paper creations, photography, paintings, ceramics and more! There will also be live music, food carts, and art activities throughout the day. More information is available at the Art Show and Sell website. You can also get a sneak peak of some of the amazing items that will be up for sale at the Art Show and Sell Facebook page.

Saturday’s line-up will feature the Art in Action series, with speakers, events, and activities. On Sunday, Buckman’s own dance, choir, and marimba groups will perform. Full details on the schedule are here.

Proceeds from the event go in part to support the Buckman PTA. Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity to support our school and our community!

Dyslexia 101 Presentation Tuesday, February 2

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

Seeking Donations for the Buckman School Auction

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 auction@buckmanelementary.org.

Save the date for April 30, 2016 at the Hinson Baptist Church, 7:00 p.m.

Buy tickets now at a discounted price! (single: $30, couple: $60): http://buckmanauction.org/