Thursday, August 28, 2014

Crossing Guard Needed

Attention Parents:
The Buker School is currently looking for a Crossing Guard for our Perkins Street crosswalk.
This is an important position for our arrival and dismissal process.
Hours are 8-8:30am / 2:45-3:15 (Weds: 12:45-1:00)
If you are interested, please contact the school office for more information .

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Room Parents Needed: Get involved!

DEAR PARENTS/GUARDIANS:


Welcome to the New School Year!!

Each year, every class at Buker relies on Room Parents to assist the teacher with a variety of tasks throughout the school year.  It is also a great way of getting involved with your child’s school year experience. 

Some of the Room Parents’ duties include:

1.     Compiling a list of the parent names, phone numbers and email addresses for the class to be used as a contact list for teacher requests.
2.     Communicate special classroom events.
3.     Coordinating teacher gifts at holidays and /or at the end of the school year.
4.     Recruiting volunteers for the various projects and/or field trips during the year.
5.     Fulfilling a variety of requests from your teacher
6.     Serving as Friend’s of Buker liaison for your classroom.

As the school year begins there are many events to plan for and we need Room Parents in place as soon as possible.  Please consider helping your child’s classroom teacher this school year and volunteer to be a Room Parent.

If you are interested in being a Room Parent for this school year, please email Adrienne Stinson at stinson72@gmail.com by Friday, September 5th, 2014 or tear off the strip below. 

THANK YOU for your interest and SUPPORT!!

Sincerely,
Adrienne Stinson
Room Parent Coordinator


ROOM PARENT VOLUNTEER FORM 2014-2015

CHILD’S NAME ____________________GRADE/TEACHER_______________________________

YOUR NAME _______________________PHONE ______________EMAIL ___________________

If you have more than one child and would like to volunteer for more than one class, please indicate below.

CHILD’S NAME _________________________GRADE/TEACHER__________________________

CHILD’S NAME _________________________GRADE/TEACHER__________________________


CHILD’S NAME _________________________GRADE/TEACHER__________________________

Hamilton Public Safety Day


On Saturday 9/13/2014, the Hamilton Public Safety Building located at # 265 Bay Road will be hosting a Public Safety Day. The open house will be from 10 AM to     2 PM.  There will be tours of the public safety building. All police, fire and ambulance vehicles and equipment will be on display and open to the public.  There will be live demonstrations and attractions for all ages, including a K-9 demonstration by the Massachusetts State Police and a vehicle extrication demonstration by the Hamilton Fire Department. Food and drinks will be provided by Beauport Ambulance Service. There will also be ice cream provided by Cherry Farms of Danvers for your enjoyment. The rain date will be Sunday 9/14/2013 from 10 AM to 2 PM.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

New Arrival/Dismissal Plan: Please review.

For 2014-2015 school year, we are instituting a new arrival and dismissal procedure for our students.  This transportation plan will begin on Wednesday, August 27th, our first day of school.
Buses will enter from Arbor Street and travel down School Street to Perkins Street.  Students will be dropped off in the morning and boarded in the afternoon at the School Street entrance of the building.
Parents in cars dropping off and picking up students will enter School Street via Arbor Street and TURN LEFT to travel along the driveway (passing the Center School Building on right).  Students will be dropped off and picked up in a moving car line at the 4th/5th grade entrance, located adjacent to our driveway.  
Students who are walking or riding a bicycle home will be dismissed through the front entrance of the school.  Students in grades K-3 will only be dismissed to a parent or designated caretaker.
Please refer to the diagram below for a visual overview of the plan.

Welcome Back!

We look forward to seeing all of our students on opening day, Wednesday, August 27th!
Teachers have been busy preparing for our first days, and are very excited to have students join them.

Our new staff members this year are Mrs. Catherine Twiss, kindergarten classroom teacher,  Mr. Patrick Hennessey, teaching Physical Education, and Mrs. Jennifer Castracane joins us from Miles River Middle School as our Reading Specialist.  Please join us in welcoming them to the Buker Community.

Happy First Day of School!

Friday, August 22, 2014

2014-2015 Elementary Directory: Sign up today to be included.


It's that time of year again....time to submit your information to be included in the 2014-2015 Elementary School Directory, which will be published in October!

Each year the Friends of Buker, Cutler, and Winthrop compile a school directory for your convenience.  It's a handy resource that includes the names and contact info of school families from all three elementary schools, along with each school's contact info, class lists, calendars, and Friends activities.  Remember, inclusion in the directory is completely optional, but most families find it a very helpful resource in connecting with others in the elementary school community.   The directory is distributed in paper and PDF versions; it is not distributed online.  The information from the online Google Directory Forms is gathered in a spreadsheet and then converted into the directory document.  The PDF version of the directory is emailed to school families (and school staff) with the intention that it not be distributed but used solely for personal use by the elementary school students and their families.  

In order to be included you MUST complete a new form EVERY YEAR. Completion of the electronic form will constitute permission to include your information in the 2014-2015 Directory.  

Once you complete the fields in the form, click on the "submit" button (only ONCE, please) at the bottom, and your information will be included in the 2014-2015 Elementary School Directory


** DEADLINE FOR DIRECTORY SUBMISSION: WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10 **


To fill out the 2014-2015 ELEMENTARY SCHOOL DIRECTORY FORM, click on the link below:  

Questions??  contact Kendra Burke.
If you prefer NOT to be included in the directory, please email Kendra, so that she knows your family is accounted for.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Important Changes to Arrival and Dismissal Procedures

For 2014-2015 school year, we are instituting a new arrival and dismissal procedure for our students.  This transportation plan will begin on Wednesday, August 27th, our first day of school.
Buses will enter from Arbor Street and travel down School Street to Perkins Street.  Students will be dropped off in the morning and boarded in the afternoon at the School Street entrance of the building.
Parents in cars dropping off and picking up students will enter School Street via Arbor Street and TURN LEFT to travel along the driveway (passing the Center School Building on right).  Students will be dropped off and picked up in a moving car line at the 4th/5th grade entrance, located adjacent to our driveway.  
Students who are walking or riding a bicycle home will be dismissed through the front entrance of the school.  Students in grades K-3 will only be dismissed to a parent or designated caretaker.
Please refer to the diagram below for a visual overview of the plan.

Friday, August 8, 2014

Supply Lists and School Calendar

Please find the classroom supply lists on our Buker Homepage.  This is a good time to bookmark us, so you can keep current on classroom news and Twitter feeds from Buker staff, as well as the Superintendent's tweets.

Here is the 2014-2015 school calendar for your reference.

Transportation Questions and Concerns

Bus routes will be posted on the district website prior to the start of school.

Do you have a specific question or concern regarding your child's transportation to and from school?  

Please use this email:  HWRSD Transportation.

Please include your child's name, school, grade and any other pertinent information for your concern.

New Families: Please sign up for our posts!

Buker School uses this blog for communication to families about upcoming school events.  Please take a moment to enter your email address to receive the posts in your email.  This is a two-step process, and once you have confirmed, using the email sent to you, you will receive an email notice of new posts.  

The blog is public and can always be accessed from the Buker website.  There is a calendar of events in the blog also, which is a good reference for dates of important school events.