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. The elected board is here to help advocated for parent, children, and staff needs and provide a framework for community interaction.

All Buckman community members are invited to participate in PTA events, including the bi-monthly evening PTA meetings focused on school and community related discussions and monthly morning 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, and visiting author events.

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. Annual Buckman PTA dues are $9.50 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.

The 2021-2023 Buckman PTA Executive Board
pta@buckmanelementary.org
Caryn Jones – Co President
Shannon Berke – Co President
Aron Goffin – Vice President of Communications
Dawn Richardson – Co Vice President of Equity and Inclusion
Maralea Lutino (2021-22) – Co Vice President of Equity and Inclusion
Emily Sokolski – Secretary
Jeff Burns- Treasurer
LeeAnn Holm (2022-24) – Treasurer Elect

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.

Financial Snap-Shot from 2020-21
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Non-Profit Revenue: $12k
In Kind Donations: $4k
Operation Expense: $1k
Family Support and Events: $4k
Buckman Staff Support: $12k
General Community Support: $2k
Net Income: -$14k
Cash and Asset Balance: $63k

Approved Budget for 2021-22
Projected Non-Profit Revenue: $26k
In Kind Donations: $5k
Operation Expense: $1k
Family Support and Events: $8k
Buckman Staff Support: $33k
General Community Support: $2k

Additional Revenue Supported by the PTA and Community
Projected Run for the Arts Revenue: $30k
Projected Buckman Foundation Revenue: TBD

Thank you to parents that have contributed funds directly to the PTA, and thru Scrip, Smile.Amazon, Fred Meyer Rewards, the Nike Benevity Match, Bottle Drop, Art Show/Sell, Equity Talks, Charlston Wrap, and Green fundraising events.

And big thank yous to the friends and families of Buckman Elementary for making the playground green space a reality.

Good to Know INFO
Welcome back to the 2021-2022 school year! Learn more about how to get connected at Buckman.
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Upcoming Events
Sep
23
Thu
6:00 pm Pub Night @ West Coast Grocery Co on SE Stark
Pub Night @ West Coast Grocery Co on SE Stark
Sep 23 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Come meet some of our community members at Pub night. Pub nights are informal meet-ups to discuss the Foundations efforts and how to get involved. We like showing our support at West Coast Grocery Co., they have been our leading auction sponsor for the past 
Sep
27
Mon
8:20 am Apparel and Scrip Sale @ Buckman Elementary
Apparel and Scrip Sale @ Buckman Elementary
Sep 27 @ 8:20 am – 9:00 am
Come check out our Buckman Apparel…tote bags, youth and adult sweatshirts, tees, trucker hats, masks and more. PTA will also be selling Scrip gift cards, for each card you buy 4-15% comes back to Buckman…Fred Meyer, New Seasons, Safeway and much more. Time and Location 
Oct
4
Mon
3:00 pm Apparel Sale and SCRIP gift cards @ Buckman Elementary Upper playground
Apparel Sale and SCRIP gift cards @ Buckman Elementary Upper playground
Oct 4 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Come check out our Buckman Apparel…tote bags, youth and adult sweatshirts, tees, trucker hats and more. PTA will also be selling Scrip gift cards, for each card you buy 4-15% comes back to Buckman…Fred Meyer, New Seasons, Safeway and much more. Activity Link: https://www.konstella.com/activity-details.html?activityId=6141420c9a9c5a4d10435521
Oct
6
Wed
all-day Picture Day! @ Buckman Elementary
Picture Day! @ Buckman Elementary
Oct 6 all-day
More info to come! Activity Link: https://www.konstella.com/activity-details.html?activityId=613ec37ae83c0f50d0e28925
Oct
12
Tue
6:00 pm PTA Meeting @ Buckman Elementary
PTA Meeting @ Buckman Elementary
Oct 12 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
More info and agenda to come! Activity Link: https://www.konstella.com/activity-details.html?activityId=613ec403e83c0f50d0e28bc1