Wednesday, March 26, 2014

April Programs presented by Coordinated Family & Community Engagement of Hamilton-Wenham

Check out these programs for children and parents happening in our community!

Positive Parenting

Preschool Parade of Books a Pr 3

Pajama Story Time a Pr June

Turn Off Your Digital Device

"Under the Stars" Auction Party: This Friday!

Hi Buker Families, 

Our on-line portion of the "Under the Stars" Auction is closed, BUT you can STILL purchase advanced Tickets and Raffle Tickets for the GO-PRO HERO 3+. 

 You can preview ALL our Adult Great Gatherings, Kid Great Gatherings, After-School Fun and more by going to


Please join us for passed hors d'oeuvres, DJ/dancing and socializing, more auction items and raffles. We are only half way there...Our goal is to raise $40K to support cultural enrichment experiences and educational materials. If you cannot make the event, please consider making a donation. 

Remember, it's our "shooting star" who reaps the benefits of your contributions!! 

See you ALL there!

Monday, March 24, 2014

Buker Book Fair: April 9 and 10

Book Fair First Back Pack Drop Spring 2014

HS Fundraiser: Electronics Recycling

Recycle Document Class of 2014

Puberty Program: Gr. 4 & 5


Each year, as part of our Health Program, we present information on puberty for our 4th and 5th grade students.  We address the growth and development process, nutrition, personal hygiene, physical and emotional changes during puberty and the increased responsibilities that accompany these important changes.

On Monday, April 7th, from 7:00 – 8:00 pm there will be an information meeting for parents at the Winthrop School Library, where you will have the opportunity to view the videos we use and ask questions.  I encourage you to join us to learn more about how we present this information to your children.  

Permission slips have been sent home and it is necessary for these forms to be returned in order for the students to attend this program.  Parents who do not want their children to participate must indicate that on the form.

If you would like further information, please call Kathleen Hughes at 978-626-0873.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Buker Auction Catalog: Kid Edition

Check out the Kid's Edition of the "Under the Stars" Auction.
Full catalog can be found on line at:  Auction Catalog

Under the Stars Catalog

Kids Care Club Event: 3/31

Thank you for all the book donations to the Kids Care Club Drive to benefit Salem Children's Hospital and Wellspring House in Gloucester.

Buker Kids Care Club is taking Read Across America to the Harborlight House in Beverly on 3/31.
Please send in the permission slip below, if your child will be participating in this heartwarming event.

Family Lunch Deadline

For ordering purposes, please be aware that tomorrow is the last day to sign up for April's Family Lunch.  See previous posts for more details.  Thank you for supporting our cafeteria!

GrandFriends' Day

Save the Date: Grandfriends Day is on Friday morning, April 11th.  Details to follow!

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Benefit Book Drive! Please bring a gently used book to Open House.

Buker Book Drive
Wellspring House and Salem Children’s Hospital
Kids Care Club is collecting new and gently used books for the Wellspring House in Gloucester, as well as the Salem Children’s Hospital.  These organizations are in need of books from birth-adult.  Book donations can be sent to school with your child now through the start of April vacation.  Bins will be in the main lobby during Open House if you would like to bring a book to Open House.

The Scholastic Book Fair on April 9th and 10th is a buy one, get one book free fair.  There will be a bin in the gym during the book fair, if you would like to purchase a book for yourself and then donate one to the book drive.

Thank you in advance for supporting such a great cause.

2014-2015 School Calendar

The School Committee has approved the calendar for the 2014-2015 school year.

April is Family Lunch Month!

We look forward to seeing the many parents who have signed up to attend the family lunch.  Please take this opportunity to sample our lunch program and refrain from bringing a fast food lunch option.  

Mrs. Mattern and Mrs. Burnham work hard to provide a menu that meets all of the federal guidelines for school nutrition.  We are always impressed with the fresh foods available for our lunch. 

If you have already signed up to attend, but did not made a lunch selection, please go back to this link, Buker Family Lunch and fill the survey out again, with the lunch selection.

Monday, March 10, 2014

Literacy Evening: Grade 1-2 Parents / DATE CHANGE


A Literacy Night For Parents of
First and Second Graders

Hosted by Becky Oliveira and Kathy O’Shea

The Home-School Connection:
Supporting Writing

Join us for an evening of
Celebrating Writing!
We will share meaningful ways to support writing at home!

Wednesday, March 26th
6:30-7:30 p.m.
Kathy O’Shea’s Classroom


Buker Open House: This Wednesday, 5:30p-7p

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Come back to school with the whole family to see what your children have been learning in their classrooms!

The fifth grade class will be holding a bake sale to raise funds to support field trip and cultural enrichment programs.  
All items are $1.00.

On display will be select pieces of art from every student in the school.  Make sure this fun evening is on your calendar!


Please see that the venue for the Auction is now the Wenham Museum.
Also see that the bidding is open!  Click on Buker Auction Items! to see all the great items and experiences being offered!  Remember, all proceeds benefit Buker's Cultural Enrichment Program for the next two years.

Change of Venue

Friday, March 7, 2014

Kindergarten Registration

Kindergarten Registration is being held at the Superintendent's Office.
Monday/Tuesday/Thursday/Friday 9a-12n  Wednesday: 2p-6p  (3/10-3/14/14)

Click on this link Kindergarten Registration to see the requirements and to download forms.
Packets are also available at the Superintendent's Office, Rm. 19.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Family Lunch!

It's that time!
Click on the link below to sign up for Family Lunch with your child in the Buker Cafeteria.
Thank you for supporting our cafeteria.

Please note the date/time of the lunches.
  • Half Day Kindergarten:  Wednesday, 4/2 @11:00am
  • Full Day Kindergarten:  Friday, 4/4 @ 12:05pm
  • Grade 1:  Tuesday, 4/8 @ 12:30pm
  • Grade 2:  Tuesday, 4/1 @ 11:15am
  • Grade 3:  Monday, 4/7 @ 12:55pm
  • Grade 4:  Monday, 3/31 @ 11:40am
  • Grade 5:  Thursday, 4/3 @ 12:05pm

Gr1-2 Parents: Literacy Night

A Literacy Night For Parents of
First and Second Graders

Hosted by Becky Oliveira and Kathy O’Shea

The Home-School Connection:
Supporting Writing

Join us for an evening of
Celebrating Writing!
We will share meaningful ways to support writing at home!

Wednesday, March 19th
6:30-7:30 p.m.
Kathy O’Shea’s Classroom