Thursday, August 16, 2018


Hello school families!  

Each year the Friends of Buker, Cutler, and Winthrop compile a school directory for your convenience. In addition to student contact information, the directory includes school information (staff, class lists, school calendar, etc.) and Friends information (officers, fundraisers, room parents, etc.)  Directories are distributed in October in both paper and PDF format.  Inclusion in the directory is completely optional, but most families find it a very helpful resource in connecting with others in all three elementary schools. The directory is intended solely for the personal use of Hamilton-Wenham elementary school students and their families; any other use is strictly prohibited.

If you would like to be included in the 2018-2019 Directory, please visit to complete a short and simple online form.  The deadline to complete the form is MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 10.  Please note that completion of this form will constitute permission to include your information in the 2018-2019 Directory.  If you do not complete the online form, your family will not be included in the directory.

We welcome volunteers to help us proofread the draft directory in September, which always benefits from a fresh set of eyes.  If you have any questions or would like to volunteer to proofread, please email Anna Siedzik at or Stephanie Stein at

Final note:  If you prefer NOT to be included in the directory, please contact Anna or Stephanie so that they know your family has opted not to participate.

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Help us welcome our new Buker Families!

The Friends of Buker are seeking your help in welcoming new Buker families to our wonderful community. 

We are looking for current parents who are willing to connect with incoming parents to answers questions, alleviate concerns, and act as a point person for all things Buker. 

The time commitment is minimal; we would provide you with the email address of a new family and would ask that you reach out with a simple welcome note. Playdates and coffee breaks are optional. 😊

If you are interested, please email Lexie Riordan ( for more details. This is a great opportunity to help build your community and share your Buker spirit!

Monday, June 25, 2018

Field Day!

The skies held off so our Buker students could enjoy Field Day fun!  So many thanks to Cindy Vihinen, Maggie Schack and all the parent volunteers who came out to make this annual event a roaring success! 

Help a new Buker Family!

Calling all proud Buker families! Do you remember the day you found out your child would be attending Buker? Do you remember how many questions you had, and how you wished there was someone you could reach out to? Now is your chance to be that person to an incoming Buker family! We are looking for current Buker families to be paired later this summer with new incoming Buker families. This is a great opportunity to help build your community and share your Buker spirit. If you are interested, please email Lexie Riordan ( for more details. 

Thursday, June 21, 2018

School Supplies for 2018-2019: Last Call

Ordering supply kits closes at midnight Friday, June 22nd.  Don't miss out!

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Field Day: Monday, 6/25

Buker's Annual Field Day is Monday, June 25th in the morning.  Cindy Vihinen has taken over the orchestration of this fun tradition.  A team of parent volunteers will run the stations.  

Please make sure your child comes to school with appropriate footwear and wearing sunscreen.  

Mr. O's grill will be in full swing with an optional complimentary hot dog lunch.(Students are welcome to bring a bag lunch.)

Grade level colors are:
1- Red
2- Orange
3- White
4- Green
5- Blue