About the Buckman PTA

The Buckman PTA works to enhance educational opportunities for students and families, support staff, and promote family involvement in our school, with emphasis on the arts and arts integration

Join the Buckman PTA Executive Board!

  • Do you have a love for Buckman?
  • Do you have a few volunteer hours to offer each month?
  • Do you want to help support the arts?
  • Do you want to make sure our staff and teachers are appreciated?

If you answered yes to any of the above questions, then you are the perfect fit for one of our positions we are currently recruiting for:

  • President-elect (shadow PTA President this year, acting PTA President next year)
  • Vice President of Communications elect (shadow Comms this year)
  • Treasurer-elect (shadow Treasurer this year)
  • Vice President of Equity & Inclusion

We cannot guarantee our status as an arts focus school without a complete PTA board. If you’re able to help, please contact us!

All Buckman community members are invited to participate in PTA events, including monthly evening PTA meetings focused on school and community related discussions and coffee chats with the principal. We also host the annual Art Show and Sell, with local professional artists (and our own students) selling art and wares, visiting author events and other fundraising efforts.

The PTA engages the parent community to help in the classroom, support community projects, improve the school campus, organize donations for families in need, and fund raise for school supplies and events. It takes a village to make it happen, please reach out to us, and we’ll get you plugged in!

Membership makes a difference, and we have an annual membership goal each year. Annual Buckman PTA dues are $12 per individual. Dues support the Oregon PTA, which advocates for better education at state and federal levels and provides support to our local community thru special education support and clothing centers. Join here. Payment to the ‘Buckman PTA’ may also be left in the office PTA mailbox or mailed to the school.

2021-2023 Buckman PTA Executive Board

Meet Your PTA

Shannon Berke – Co President

Caryn Jones – Co President
Aron Goffin – Vice President of Communications
Vacant – Co Vice President of Equity and Inclusion
Faith McGee – Secretary
Leanne Holm- Treasurer
Vacant (2022-24) – Treasurer Elect

Vacant (2022 – 2024) – President

Contact the PTA at pta@buckmanelementary.org

Thank you to our prior board members Amanda Russell, Katie Barth, Annie Stowe, Marina Heitz, and Lené Hopson in steering the boat thru the Covid-19 pandemic.

PTA is looking for local restaurants to help donate food for events throughout the food. Events include:

  • monthly PTA meetings
  • monthly coffee chats
  • teacher and staff appreciation meals (Thanksgiving break/conferences, Winter break, year-end appreciation)

If you have a connection to food donations or discounts, please let us know.

Financial Snap-Shot from 2021 – 22
Total Expenditures: $37k

Total Income: $6k

Cash Carry Forward from Year Prior: $53k

Approved Budget 2022 – 2023

Budget History here
What PTA typically fiscally supports here
Proposed Budget to Actual here
April 2022 Meeting Minutes here
Equity Survey Results here