Kids Care is kicking off the school year with a community-wide collection to benefit HAWC (Healing Abuse, Working for Change). A table will be set up at Family Fun Night (10/22). HAWC is seeking donations of baby supplies: diapers, baby lotion, baby powder, bibs, wipes, etc. Donations can be brought into school during the month of October. Thank you for supporting Kids Care in helping this worthwhile organization make a difference for many families on the North Shore.
The Friends of Buker mission is to support and enhance the educational experience of all students at the Buker Elementary School. One way this goal is met is through our Cultural Enrichment Programs.
Grants, fundraising events and our Auction Night enable the Friends of Buker to completely fund these programs. Working closely with the teachers, we schedule engaging programs, workshops and residencies that complement each grades curriculum and bring subjects to life for children. This would not be possible without your support. Thank you for your involvement.
Cultural Enrichment Committee Members
Lauren Consolazio, Cori Shea and Emily Leland
Bukerʼs Cultural Enrichment Program - Fall/Early Winter ʼ14
10/16 - Audubon Ark Mammals Program for Grade 3:
This traveling wildlife program addresses the winter survival techniques of animals. Visiting animals include mice, a rabbit and a woodchuck.
Date TBD – K-5 Music Assembly: African Music
10/29 - Bugworks Program for Grade 3
Hands-on, descriptive program to enhance the insect curriculum. Students observe and touch insects while learning about size, shape, color, behavior and habitat.
11/5 - Museum of Science Grades 3-5 - Now Hear This: The Sound of science
Rock out to the science of vibrations, sound, and music. Using a range of dynamic experiments, we’ll create a sonic boom, build our own speaker, and use a note to shatter a wine glass. We’ll also create music using a variety of strange instruments including one that harnesses the power of lightning to make music.
12/3 - Mainely Stars for Grades 4&5
“Helping children reach for the stars,” Scott Negley presents two interactive programs connecting the stars to the seasons as well as to the path of escaping slaves.
12/10 - HW School of Dance K-5 Assembly
The local dance company will perform several ballet selections from their holiday
Our annual Curriculum Night is scheduled for Tuesday, September 23rd, from 6:30pm to 8:15pm. Parents of students in grades 3-5 will meet in their child's classroom from 6:30pm-7:15pm. Mr. O'Donoghue will address the parent community in the auditorium from 7:15pm-7:30pm. Parents of children in grades K-2 will meet their child's teacher in the classroom from 7:30pm-8:15pm. Curriculum Night is a parents-only event during which parents receive an overview of their child's grade level highlights and expectations from the classroom teacher.
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ATTENTION BUKER PARENTS! If you are interested in volunteering in your child's classroom in any capacity, providing clerical support or chaperoning field trips you must attend this training. Attendance is mandatory for any new volunteers and optional for past participants in the Volunteer Training Program. This year's training will take place on Wednesday, October 8th, 9a-10a in the Multipurpose Room. To register please contact Maureen Becker @ firstname.lastname@example.org