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
Email Dina Coffey with your questions for
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.
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.
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
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.
Once again the Friends of Buker held a delicious Spaghetti Dinner for our Buker community.
Under the leadership of Leslie Chapdelaine and Maureen Hegarty, the evening was a success.
The fifth grade waitstaff was very helpful. There were eleven entries in the Sauce-Off. The panel of judges had a difficult decision. The top two sauces were made by Angela Cote and Dina Coffey.
Dear Buker Families,
I am pleased to announce the hiring of Mr. Asa Furst as our new music teacher.
Mr. Furst earned his B.A. in Music from Wheaton College, and his M.A. in Music from Boston Conservatory. He most recently completed a long-term substitute position in the Arlington Public Schools. Mr. Furst's enthusiasm for teaching music at the elementary level was clearly evident throughout our interview process. We are excited to welcome him into our school community and look forward to working with him as he continues to develop a love of music for all of our students.