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 will take place March 7-8, 2020. This festival of arts and crafts featured over 100 artists and proceeds benefit the Buckman PTA.

2020 Buckman Auction

2020 Buckman Auction

Join us for an online auction bonanza! Proceeds from Buckman's biggest fundraiser fund critical staffing at the school.

Corn Maze Tickets for Buckman!

Damian Lillard corn maze at Bella Organics

It’s Lillard Time at Bella Organic Farms Corn Maze!

Support Buckman by taking your family and friends to the Bella Organic Farms Corn Maze. Our school keeps 50% of all the ticket sales!

Tickets are limited!
Kids: $6 | Adults: $8
Buy tickets on Tuesday mornings at the SCRIP table or leave a check in the Foundation Mailbox in the office. We’ll fulfill ticket orders within a couple of days! Make checks payable to the Buckman Foundation and please note how many child & adult tickets you’d like

Bella Organic Farm Pumpkin Patch & Maze Hours
Open daily Sept 30 – Oct 31
Sunday through Thursday 9am – 6pm (Maze closes at 5pm)
Friday & Saturday 9am – 10pm
Bella Organic Farms, Sauvie Island
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Bowl for a Cause: Bowl-A-Ween at Grand Central Oct 29

Bowl-A-Ween at Grand Central Bowl
Sunday, October 29, 11am–1pm

Come show off your costume and help us raise some money for the Buckman Foundation! All lanes will be reserved for Buckman at this annual costume-friendly fundraiser. There will also be a raffle with fun prizes to win!

100% of Profits Benefit the Buckman Foundation!
Grand Central Bowl, 808 SE Morrison St.
Parents: $10–$15 | Students $5–$10 | Sliding Scale
Admission includes shoe rentals

A Perfect Pairing: Dines Out + Movie Night Oct. 3

Buckman Dines Out at Nostrana
Tuesday, October 3, 5–10pm

Thank you to everyone who made it out for our first Dines Out of the year at Chipotle, which raised nearly $500 for Buckman!

Our next Dines Out will take place next week on October 3 at Nostrana, happening in tandem with Movie Night! Drop your kid(s) off at Buckman ($10 recommended donation, nobody will be turned away) at 5:45pm, and enjoy an evening out kid-free. Snacks available and cheese pizza available for $1 per slice.

10% of Dines Out proceeds Benefit Buckman
Reservations strongly recommended.
Nostrana, 1401 SE Morrison, 503-234-2427

We’re also always in need of volunteers on Movie Night, so, if you’d like to lend a hand, please sign up!

Happy Start of the School Year!

All Buckman students have now officially started classes, and we hope everyone is having a great kickoff to the school year.

While you are likely busy filling out forms and establishing routines, we wanted to be sure everyone was aware of a few upcoming events at school. Remember to check out updates to our online calendar throughout the school year. We regularly updated the calendar, as some dates may change over the course of the school year (for example, Picture Day has a new date). You may subscribe to the calendar using the “subscribe” link at the bottom on the right.

September 8, 6pm – Back to School Picnic at the lower playground – bring a dinner and have some fun!
September 11 – SUN programs begin
September 18 – Picture Day (NEW DATE); Author Visit for Grades 1-3; get your book order forms in if you haven’t already!
September 20 – LATE OPENING
September 21 – Buckman Dines Out at Chipotle – bring this flyer to donate 50% of your purchase to the Buckman Foundation!

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!


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).