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 the 31st annual Buckman Auction on May 2, 2020 at The Hinson. Proceeds from Buckman's biggest fundraiser fund critical staffing at the school.

Field Day on June 2

Buckman Field Day is THIS FRIDAY, June 2.  Set up generally begins around 11AM and the event starts promptly after the last recess at 1:00pm. This is a fun annual event, but to pull it off, it will require volunteers to quickly set up the lower playground in about 5 minutes!  Volunteers are also needed to help with each game or field event, set-up, and clean-up. If you’re able to stay for both sessions, please do! We also need volunteers to hand out popsicles at the end of the day.  Field Day ends at 2:55PM

Each grade participates as following:

K-2nd: 1-1:55
3rd-5th: 2-2:55

Please sign up to volunteer here!

Get Updates on School Funding at Last PTA Meeting of the School Year

Please join the PTA for the final meeting of the school year on Tuesday, May 30, from 6 to 8 pm in the school cafetorium. Ms. Kosmala will be updating us on the funding situation for the 2017/18 school year and how it will impact staffing. Childcare will be provided and pizza will be served from 6 – 6:30 pm before the meeting begins.

Support Our School! Attend the 2017 Buckman Auction on May 13

This year marks the 28th annual Buckman Auction, taking place May 13 at 6pm at the Hinson. Celebrate our school and our community with a night of live music, food, drink, and, of course, bidding! As Buckman’s biggest fundraiser, the auction helps fund staffing to maintain the school’s arts and literacy programs. Tickets may be purchased online, and child care will be availablebear_horse_360x200 at the venue.

  • The evening starts with a silent auction; some of our favorite items included acting lessons, a year’s worth of Voodoo Donuts; outings at Kells Irish Pub; date nights with food, Doug Fir tickets, and overnight at the Jupiter; and party packs for Commons Brewery, Basecamp, and WineBuys.
  • Expect some great local cocktail and beer samplings, paired with an hors d’ouvres styled feast of cheese, wine, bread, fruits, and luscious deserts.
  • A live auction will include awesome art produced by Buckman students. Our favorites last year: a beautiful Portland paper 3d skyline; a color mosaic portrait of the late David Bowie made while listening to the White Knight himself; and glass-fused art of the four seasons. The live auction will also include featured items such as coastal vacations, wine tasting tours, Thorns tickets, and more!

If you’re not interested in attending the auction but would still love to support Buckman, you can do so here.

Thank you to the entire Buckman community for supporting our school and making the auction an amazing event!


Earthquake Preparedness – April 18, 6:30pm at Buckman

Join Mercy Corps at Buckman presenting on earthquake preparedness in the cafetorium, 6:30pm on April 18. Topics include the risks and impacts of a Cascadia subduction zone and how you can prepare in your home, your school, and your community for a future earthquake. Childcare (K-3) and snacks will be provided. More information is available on the event flyer.

Buckman Art Show & Sell — THIS WEEKEND!

Art Show & Sell squareThe Buckman Art Show & Sell is happening THIS WEEKEND, March 11-12, at Buckman Elementary (Saturday 10-5 and Sunday 11-4). Join 140+ artists and craftspersons selling their original artwork, furniture, toys, jewelry, textiles, paper creations, photography, paintings, ceramics and more! This is an annual tradition that supports the Buckman PTA and Foundation, as well as our artist community and neighbors.

In addition to shopping for handmade works, there will be face-painting, a kids’ art activity center, DJing and a collaborative art project. On Sunday there will also be dance, chorus and marimba performances from Buckman students, as well as a silent auction (100% of auction proceeds benefit the Buckman PTA). This incredible event brings arts from throughout our city and region, and has been a staple at Buckman for 27 years.

More details are available at the Art Show & Sell website!

Spreading Kindness at Buckman – Kindness Day Is Tomorrow!

Buckman School will be taking part in the Kindness Rocks Project as a school wide kindness initiative all day tomorrow. The Kindness Rocks Project started as the hobby of one but has grown from the energy of many. What the world needs now is more kindness! The positive energy surrounding the project is contagious.

If you would like more information about the project please visit The Kindness Rocks Project. Please sign up to volunteer here.