Come learn about Buckman Arts Focus Elementary! This a meeting for lottery families interested in Buckman. All lottery families must attend one of the two informational sessions. More information can be found on the PPS Buckman Admissions page.
New siblings of current lottery families must enroll before this date.
Mark your calendars! DINE OUT at Cyril’s at Clay Pigeon Winery (815 SE Oak St.) on Tuesday March 15 from 4 p.m.-9 p.m. Come and eat fabulous seasonal salads and delicious comfort food (sunchoke gnocchi, cabbage risotto) at this neighborhood restaurant and urban winery, run by husband-and-wife team Sasha Davies and Michael Claypool. The restaurant is also participating in Portland Dining Month, which means you can feast on a 3-course meal for $29. Sasha and Michael are donating 15% of all sales on Tuesday evening, so please bring your entire family for a fun night out!
Buckman will be hosting an Emergency Preparedness Fair on Monday, April 4, starting at 6:30 pm. Families can come and get information and resources for making a Family Emergency Plan as well as learn about how our school is trying to prepare for the possibility of an emergency. In addition, Buckman’s Safety committee along with Buckman Neighborhood NET are interested in locating a Buckman parent or neighbor who is a trained radio operator and could help out in the event of an emergency. Also Portland Bureau of Emergency Management is looking for folks willing to attend extensive NET training in May. If you have questions or are interested, please contact Melina in the office or Diane in the SUN office. We are hoping to build a strong emergency response team at our school in conjunction with the neighborhood NET team.
Buckman will host a screening of the movie “Screenagers: Growing up in the digital age.”
From the film’s website:
Are you watching kids scroll through life, with their rapid-fire thumbs and a six-second attention span? Physician and filmmaker Delaney Ruston saw that with her own kids and learned that the average kid spends 6.5 hours a day looking at screens. She wondered about the impact of all this time and about the friction occurring in homes and schools around negotiating screen time—friction she knew all too well.
In SCREENAGERS, as with her award-winning documentaries on mental health, Delaney takes a deeply personal approach as she probes into the vulnerable corners of family life, including her own, to explore struggles over social media, video games, academics and internet addiction. Through poignant, and unexpectedly funny stories, along with surprising insights from authors, psychologists, and brain scientists, SCREENAGERS reveals how tech time impacts kids’ development and offers solutions on how adults can empower kids to best navigate the digital world and find balance.
Watch the trailer or learn more about the film here.
Please join us May 10 at 6:15pm to hear from a teacher at Lewis Elementary and her daughter, a Cleveland high school student, on how to create the foundation for healthy relationships. They will discuss how to address “the talk” with your children, what a healthy relationship looks like, building a support system, creating a safe space for your children, how to open up communication channels, characteristics of what an unhealthy relationship looks like, and how to instill personal responsibility. If you have any questions or want further information please contact Sada Dewey in the counseling office.
The Buckman pool is in danger of being closed, and we need voices to speak up in support of keeping it open! Please consider attending the final budget hearing regarding the pool on May 12, 6:30-8:30 pm at City Hall. Wear Buckman blue, bring your kids, and testify!
We are so grateful to the many volunteers that make Buckman a special place for our students and families. Please join us in celebrating all of our collective efforts. There will be a special performance by our very own Buckman chorus and snacks and refreshments will be served. See you there!