Friday, January 30, 2015

TOY BINGO: New Date March 4th

Due to scheduling conflicts, Toy Bingo will now be held on Wednesday, March 4th.  

Session times remain the same.  We are sorry for any inconvenience, and look forward to a super-fun event, sponsored by Friends of Buker!

Grade 1& 2 Families! Poetry and Pajama Night

Dear First and Second Grade Families,

Poetry and Pajama Night is fast approaching.  In order for us to plan for a successful evening, we need to know roughly how many families will be attending.  If you are planning on joining us, kindly RSVP to Becky Oliveira- or Kathy O’Shea- ASAP! For those of you who have, we thank you!

Join us for an evening of 

Poetry And Pajamas
Wednesday, February 4th
6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Buker School Cafeteria 

Wear your cozy P.J.s!   Bring along a favorite family poem to share.

 Enjoy reading, writing and sharing poetry as a community!


Monday, January 26, 2015


Attention Families:
Due to the impending heavy snow, we are rescheduling Toy Bingo from Wednesday, 1/28 to Wednesday, 2/11.  The scheduled two sessions for Toy Bingo will remain the same.  
Thank you and be safe!

Friday, January 23, 2015

Patriots Pep Rally: Next Friday 1/30

We're going to the SuperBowl!
Buker School supports our New England Patriots as they take on the 
Seattle Seahawks in SuperBowl XLIX!!!
Students and staff will start our day on Friday, January 30th, with a Patriots' Pep Rally, 
led by Mr. Hennessey and Spike, the Buker Mascot.  
Wear your Patriots' colors in support of our team!

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Poetry & Pajamas

First and Second Grade Families

Join us for an evening of

Poetry And Pajamas
Wednesday, February 4th
6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Buker School Cafeteria

Wear Your Cozy P.J.s!   Bring along a favorite family poem to share.

 Enjoy reading, writing and sharing poetry as a community!

                                                 Becky Oliveira
                                                  =Kathy O’Shea

Buker Safe Arrival: 978-468-8400

Please add this number to your contacts so it's easy to call!

Thank you!

Toy Bingo = Next Wednesday 1/28

Toy Bingo is just around the corner!
Wednesday, January 28th
Two sessions : 4pm & 6 pm
The registration form is attached.

This is an all volunteer - all donation event, sponsored by Friends of Buker.
We need your help to make it a success.
We are in need of volunteers, bakers and prizes.

Please use this link: Toy Bingo Sign Up to help at the event or donate some baked goods.

Please contact Jen Caufield jen.caufield@comcast.netwith any questions.

HWRSD School Committee News!

What happened at the School Committee meeting this month?  

Find out in the monthly "SC Spotlightnewsletters!

A link is located on the right side of this blog.  

Here is this month's Spotlight:

HWRSD School Committee January Newsletter

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Integrated Preschool Screening

Annual Integrated Preschool Screening

The Hamilton-Wenham Integrated Preschool Program, located at Winthrop Elementary School, provides a safe and nurturing environment that promotes the physical, social, emotional, speech/language and pre-academic development of children ages three and four.

The Annual Preschool Screening is being held on Friday, February 27, 2015.  If you are interested in having your three or four year old child be considered for enrollment in September 2015, please call the Student Services office at 978-468-5303 to schedule a screening appointment.  

Thursday, January 15, 2015

4th Grade Parents: Physical Paperwork Reminder

4th Grade Parents:  

Please remember to provide the Health Office with a copy of your child’s physical that is completed during their 4th grade year.  We are required to have a physical on file for 4th grade in keeping with Massachusetts General Law, c.71, s.57.  Any physical exam performed between May 1, 2014 and June 22, 2015 meets this criteria. 

Please contact the Health Office (978-468-5337) with any questions. 

Post-Secondary Options for Students with Disabilities

Literacy Night: Grades 1 & 2

Literacy Night For Grade 1 and Grade 2

Students and Families
Wednesday, February 4, 2015
6:30p.m. -7:30 p.m.

More information will be arriving next week!

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Band Rehearsal Cancelled for 1/14.

Band rehearsal has been cancelled for tomorrow, Wednesday, 1/14.
We are sorry for any inconvenience.

Kindergarten Registration Information

Follow this link for Kindergarten Registration 2015-2016 information.
Mark your calendars for the Kindergarten Parent Information Evening: Tuesday, 2/24 @ 7p in the Buker Multi-purpose Room.  

Monday, January 12, 2015

Toy Bingo 1/28

This flyer went home in the backpacks today.  

Friday, January 9, 2015

Student Art Exhibit: Wenham Museum!

Congratulations to the following second grade artists whose work is on display 
this month at the Wenham Museum!  

Abby Dorey
Nicholas Schibli
Brady Scudder
Kathryn Gasiorowski
Maddy Wood
Kyle Phelan
Whitney Fitzgibbons
Willow Donovan
Spencer Wallace

Save the Date: TOY BINGO Wednesday, 1/28

Save the date for this fun annual event for the whole family, sponsored by Friends of Buker.

Wednesday, January 28th

Toy donations ($5 and under) are now being collected in the Lobby .
Registration Forms will be sent out next week.

Thursday, January 8, 2015

MCAS Dates

Please keep these important dates in mind when scheduling appointments.  Thank you.

March/April - ELA
3/24 - Grade 4 Composition
3/26 – Grade 5 session 1 
3/27 – Grade 5 session 2 
3/30 – Grade 3 session 1
3/31 – Grade 4 session 1
4/1 – Grade 3 session 2 
4/2 – Grade 4 session 2

May – Math and Science, Technology/Engineering
5/4 – Grade 3 Math session 1
5/5 – Grade 3 Math session 2
5/7 – Grade 5 Math session 1
5/8 – Grade 5 Math session 2
5/11 – Grade 4 Math session 1
5/12 – Grade 4 Math session 2
5/14 –Grade 5 Science, Technology/Engineering session 1
5/15 –Grade 5 Science, Technology/Engineering sessions 2

Be Our Guest! MRMS Musical 1/15-1/17

63 Miles River Middle School students invite you:   Be our guest! 

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST opens next weekend... 

  • Thursday January 15th, 6PM
  • Friday January 16th, 7PM
  • Saturday January 17th, 7PM
Ferrini Auditorium/HWRHS

​Tickets:  $6 for students 

               $10 for adults​.

You can buy tickets at the door and also online here: Beauty & the Beast Tickets

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Bundle Up!

We will go outside for recess if the temperature is above 20 degrees. 

Students need to come to school appropriately dressed for the weather to play safely and responsibly.  Please be sure to send your child to school with a warm jacket, hat, gloves/mittens and boots.  Snowpants are necessary if your child will be playing in the snow.  Also, please make sure outerwear is labeled with your child's name.

Camp Invention Returns this Summer!

Buker School welcomes Author-in-Residence Steven Krasner

Buker School is excited to announce the arrival of author-in-residence Steven Krasner.   He will be working with our students in Grades 3-5 over six days this month.  

Mr. Krasner had a long successful career as a sports journalist, writing for the Providence Journal Bulletin.  Over the years he had the opportunity to cover World Series', Super Bowls, and many other major sporting events.  

We look forward to this writing experience with Mr. Krasner.   This opportunity is provided through the generous funding of the STARS Grant Program, in collaboration with the Friends of Buker.

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Fun programs for kids PreK-8!

Check out these flyers to have some fun this winter with your younger children!
These events are free of charge.

Ski Bradford: Equipment Dropoff

Ski Bradford starts tomorrow, Wednesday, 1/7/15.

Equipment should be dropped off in the gym lobby by 10:00am, using the back gym doors. 

Make sure your child's teacher is aware that she/he will be participating in this program, with a note or email.