Thursday, February 26, 2015

IMPORTANT: MCAS Dates Revised Schedule

REVISED 2/25/15

2015 MCAS Administration Schedule

March/April – ELA

            3/27 – Grade 5 Session 1
            3/30 - Grade 3 Session 1
            3/31 – Grade 3 Session 2
            4/2   – Grade 4 Composition
            4/6   – Grade 5 Session 2
            4/7   – Grade 4 Session 1
            4/9   – Grade 4 Session 2

May – Math and Science, Technology/Engineering

            5/11 – Grade 3 Math Session 1
            5/12 – Grade 3 Math Session 2
            5/14 – Grade 5 Math Session 1
5/15 – Grade 5 Math Session 2
5/18 – Grade 5 Science, Technology/Engineering Session 1
            5/19 – Grade 5 Science, Technology/Engineering Session 2
5/21 – Grade 4 Math Session 1
            5/22 – Grade 4 Math Session 2

March 9th: Classes will be held for students

The HWRSD will hold classes for students in lieu of the previously scheduled Professional Development Day on Monday, March 9, 2015.  Please click here for details.

Menu for Monday, 3/9:

Spicy Rib Sandwich or Tuna Sandwich
Baked French Fries
Steamed Carrots

Monday, February 23, 2015

Toy Bingo: March 4th!

Toy Bingo is Wednesday, March 4th!
Fingers crossed we are done with the snow days and the event will proceed as planned.

Below is the registration flyer. If you have already registered, there is no need to re-register. If you need to change sessions, just send me an email to update your information @

This is an all volunteer event and we are still in need of Bakers and Volunteers. 
The signup genius has been cleared so PLEASE sign up again if you are able to help or bake.

Thank you all in advance for you support!

Friday, February 13, 2015

Buker Celebrates our 100th Day of School!

Happy celebrating 100 days of Kindergarten!
Working toward '100'!

The 100
th day of school is a traditional milestone for our kindergarten students.  The day is celebrated through the recognition and appreciation of all things 100.  Students bring their 100 collections to school for sharing and spend time sorting and counting to 100.  The day also provides opportunity for community building and social development as other grade levels join in our kindergarten celebration.

Kindergarten Students Learning to Care for Others

Our kindergarten students led us in an all school meeting this morning.  Their message of how each of them was able to “help others” is such an important part of their early social development.  Developing an understanding of empathy and how they are able to make a positive impact on others demonstrates growth and movement through the developmental stage of egocentricity.  There are many activities throughout a student’s kindergarten year focused on promoting these social and community building skills.

Anthony and Matthew modeling our greeting this morning.  They demonstrated eye contact and a clearly spoken greeting.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Mark your calendars!

Toy Bingo: Wednesday, March 4th

Open House:  Wednesday, March 11th  5:30p-7p

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Friends of Buker Meeting: 2/12 ~ Special Presentations

Friends of Buker

Meeting Agenda                                                     
Thursday,  February 12th,  2015

Welcome:                                                                Mia Ertel, Jessica Connors
Principal’s Report                                                   Brian O’Donoghue

Business Meeting: 
Approval of Minutes                                               Jill Romano
Treasurer’s Report                                                   Kristen Danaher
School Committee Update                                      Jeanise Bertrand

Special Presentations:
Achievement Gap                                                    Brian O’Donoghue
Parent Handbook Survey Take the Survey Now     Jennifer Harris

Upcoming Events:
Toy Bingo  3/4                                                          Jen Caufield, Marisa Bartlett
Open House 3/11                                                      5th grade Bake Sale
Scholastic Book Fair     4/8 – 4/10                           Deby Baker, Jen Glovsky
Grandfriend’s Day 4/10                                            Jill Romano, Kym Donnellan-Doser
Other Business:
Volunteer Opportunities

NEXT MEETING, March 12th, 2015 at 9:00am