Year-End Ask Campaign Asks YOU to Support Buckman!

Year-End Ask is on!  This is Buckman annual campaign to ask members of the Buckman community to support our Foundation. This year, the Buckman Foundation aims to raise enough funds to continue to have a Therapeutic Intervention Coach position at Buckman again next year, a position fully-funded by the efforts of the Buckman Foundation and hundreds of members of the community who support it.

Good news: If 75 people give at any level before December 31, a group of Buckman families has pledged to give an additional $11,100 to Buckman! Make your gift today – no amount is too small!

Bowl-A-Ween – Sunday, Oct 27!

Bowling for Bowl-A-WeenHead out to Grand Central Bowl for an annual Buckman tradition: Bowl-A-Ween! Join other members of Buckman for bowling, raffles, costumes, and more on on Sunday, Oct 27 from 11-1pm where all the lanes will be reserved for Buckman! The sliding scale entry cost (Adults $15-$20 and kids $5-$10) includes shoe rental and food and drinks are available for purchase. All proceeds benefit the Foundation! Costumes highly encouraged.

Buckman Year-End Ask Campaign Has Launched!

Every year, the Buckman Foundation turns to the school community to ask for direct donations to support arts and literacy staffing at our school. The Year-End Ask campaign launches on #GivingTuesday, an international day of giving, and runs until December 31.

Please consider making your contribution. Giving is easy: drop of a check in the Foundation mailbox or give online at allhandsraised.org (be sure to select “PPS” and then “Buckman School” from the drop-downs). You can spread out your gift into monthly payments or make a one-time contribution.

Giving at any level helps! If we reach 75 donors – of any amount – our Challenge Match sponsors have agreed to contribute $8,500 collectively to the school! A gift of $5 can make all the difference.

Thank you for continuing to support Buckman! If you have any questions, please reach out to the Buckman Foundation by emailing foundation@buckmanelementary.org.

Upcoming Events – October/November

There’s already a ton going on this school year, and it can be hard to keep track, so we’re compiling a quick reminder post of what’s ahead for the next two weeks!

West Coast Grocery CompanyOct 26 – 3pm – 5pm – Release Party – West Coast Grocery Company is launching their Hop, Sip, and Jump b
eer, with $1 per pint going to the Buckman playground project! Stop by 3-6pm (or even a bit before pickup, time is approximate) to celebrate and order yourself a drink. Good beer for a good cause!

Oct 28 – 11am – 1pm – It’s a Halloween spooktacular event; the annual Bowl-A-Ween party! Head to Grand Central Bowl for a Buckman takeover and enjoy bowling, food, games, raffles, and more! Admission is sliding scale and includes shoes. This is one of Buckman’s most-loved traditions. Costumes encouraged!

Nov 7 – 5pm – 8pm – Buckman Dines Out at Blackheart – This new, Buckman-managed punk bar is kid-friendly until 8pm and serves breakfast all day. Sample one of their amazing signature cocktails! 20% of proceeds benefit the Foundation!

Nov 9 – 8:45-9:30am -PTA Coffee Chat with Principal Kosmala – Join the PTA and other members of the Buckman community to get up-to-speed on all things Buckman. These are informal events and often feature a Q+A with Principal Kosmala. Head to the library after drop-off unless otherwise noted.

Nov 14 –  7pm – Another excuse to go to West Coast Grocery Company: Pub Night! Learn about the Foundation and ways to get involved, or just sit back and enjoy your drink of choice with other parents and community members.

 

Support Buckman on #GivingTuesday!

#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.

Welcome to the 2017-2018 School Year!

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!