Friday, December 20, 2013

Happy Holidays!


      On behalf of the Buker staff, I would like to wish everyone a safe and enjoyable holiday season. This is a busy and exciting time for all of us and the vacation break is a welcomed rest.  The students have worked hard over these last months and I am sure they will have a great vacation. 
      We value your continued support throughout the school year and appreciate all that you do each day to help us provide a positive experience for our students. 
     Enjoy the time with your family and we look forward to seeing everyone in 2014!
                                       
                                            Brian O'Donoghue


Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Buker Twitter Feeds


Social Media has come to Buker! 
Follow Mr. O'Donoghue (@bukerschool) and Ms. Smith (@bukernurse), or look on our homepage to see what's happening!

Ski Bradford Information

Ski Bradford starts Wednesday, 1/8/14.
Equipment can be dropped off through the gym doors before 10:00am each Wednesday morning.
Please make sure to send a note to your child's teacher that he/she will be participating in this program for six weeks.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Stuff a Cruiser 12/21


SANTA CLAUS IS COMING TO TOWN
On Saturday, December 21st, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., Santa will be meeting kids and handing out candy canes.
Santa and members of the Hamilton Police Department will be out front of the Hamilton Public Safety Building collecting unwrapped toys for the Boston Children’s Hospital.
Whether you have an unwrapped toy or not, please stop and say hi to Santa. 

Pre-Auction Fundraiser Lanterns


Students have been busy decorating lanterns in celebration of the upcoming auction.  For $10.00, you may order your child's lantern at the holiday concert.

Friday, December 13, 2013

Friday, 12/20 Details


Buker School welcomes families to the Annual Holiday Assembly Friday, December 20th at 9:00am.  Under the direction of our music teacher, Mr. Furst, all grades will share music of the season.

Please remember that this is a full day of school.  Dismissal is at 2:57pm for the Winter Recess.  Students will return to school on Monday, January 6, 2014.

Friday, December 6, 2013

Benefit Bake Sale: Saturday, 12/14


Cutler 4th Graders are hosting a Bake Sale to benefit the crisis in the Philippines!

Where: Outside of Crosby's Market
When: December 14th from 9:00a.m.-12:00p.m.

Please come and support the victims of the Philippines Typhoon.

Thursday, December 5, 2013

SAVE THE DATE!


Buker School Auction Night


Friday, March 28, 2014

7:00 p.m.

Brackenside Estate

Bridge Street, Hamilton


 It is sure to be a special night.

A wonderful, whimsical festival of light!

Come dance and meet friends under the stars.
Where good times and laughter are sure to be ours!
We would love to have your bids,
Because it is all for the kids!

We welcome volunteers!  If you would like to help, please contact
Dina Coffey at dmcoffey6@gmail.com or Mia Ertel at miaertel@verizon.net

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Holiday Assembly: Friday, 12/20 @ 9am


Buker School welcomes families to the Annual Holiday Assembly Friday, December 20th at 9:00am.  Under the direction of our music teacher, Mr. Furst, all grades will share music of the season.

Please remember that this is a full day of school.  Dismissal is at 2:57pm for the Winter Recess.  Students will return to school on Monday, January 6, 2014.

Thursday, 12/5: Common Core/Math Presentation at FOB Meeting


Christine Fichera, the Elementary Math Coach, will be speaking about the new math standards, changes to the district's elementary math curriculum, and how you can help your child be successful in math. 

Come to our next FRIEND's of Buker Meeting on Thursday, December 5th @ 9:00am in the Multipurpose room.  
Coffee will be served. Siblings welcome!

Topics such as Common Core Standards, Math Curriculum changes, and the PARCC assessment will be discussed.

Please see links below to generate any questions you may have.  
Email  Dina Coffey with your questions for Christine Fichera.


Friday, November 22, 2013

Thanksgiving Recess


Students will be dismissed at 11:15am on Wednesday, November 27.  Buses will run, and no lunch will be served.  Students return to school on Monday, December 2.

We wish everyone in our Buker Community a safe and happy Thanksgiving holiday weekend.

What is all this talk about Common Core Math?


Christine Fichera, the Elementary Math Coach, will be speaking about the new math standards, changes to the district's elementary math curriculum, and how you can help your child be successful in math. 

Come to our next FRIEND's of Buker Meeting on Thursday, December 5th @ 9:00am in the Multipurpose room.  
Coffee will be served. Siblings welcome!

Topics such as Common Core Standards, Math Curriculum changes, and the PARCC assessment will be discussed.

Please see links below to generate any questions you may have.  
Email  Dina Coffey with your questions for Christine Fichera.



Thursday, November 21, 2013

Scholastic Book Fair: A Huge Success!

Thank you to all who attended the Scholastic Book Fair last week.  It was our most successful book fair to date!  Did you know that half of your purchase price went directly to Buker!  We were able to get over $2500 in books for classroom teachers, specials and the library.  A HUGE thank you to Deby Baker and Jen Glovsky for spending two full days and nights making sure the fair was a success.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Cultural Enrichment complements of Friends of Buker

Friends of Buker provide many opportunities throughout the year for cultural enrichment programs for our students.  Today the Bamidele Dancers and Drummers visited and shared Afro-Caribbean music and history with our students.

Friday, November 15, 2013

Winthrop Holiday Boutique 12/7


Holiday Boutique
Winthrop School
Hamilton, MA
Saturday, December 7, 2013
9am-3pm



This festive event features over 47 local vendors selling holiday gifts. Stock up on cookies at the Cookie Walk, bid on great Silent Auction items, pick up great gifts at the Scholastic Book Fair, and enjoy a tasty breakfast or lunch at the Winthrop Café.

Children will delight in doing their own holiday shopping with the help of friendly elves. All gifts in this Children’s Secret Shop cost $5 or less.

And, of course, Santa will be on site!

For more information, contact Barbara Vanderwilden at: barbaravanderwilden@comcast.net

Admission: $2.00 Adults $1.00 Children & Seniors

Thursday, November 14, 2013

20th Annual Public Safety Food Drive for Acord: Saturday, November 16, 2013


Needed items:


Soup:  Progresso chicken, beef, vegetable or chowder
Meals in a can:  Spaghetti O's, Dinty Moore Beef Stew, ravioli
Baked Beans:  Bush's or B&M
Canned Fruit:  pineapple, peaches, pears and Mandarin oranges
Snacks:  individually wrapped snacks for lunches
Cereal:  Raisin Bran, Rice Krispies, Crispix
Vegetable oil: 24 oz. or smaller plastic bottles

Please place your non-perishable donations in your recycle bin curbside by 9am on Saturday.  Public Safety personnel will be picking up your contributions in their private vehicles on Saturday morning.

Donations are gratefully accepted at Acord, 69 Willow Street and the Hamilton-Wenham Library, 14 Union Street, during open hours.
Please check expiration dates as Acord cannot accept out of date items.