Thursday, April 30, 2015

Mother's Day Plant Sale: 5/8 & 5/9

Moms love flowers!  
The Fifth graders at the Buker School are making it easy for you to get the perfect gift for your mom, or a plants for your spring garden, at their annual Plant Sale!  
A wide assortment of Mother's Day arrangements, hanging baskets, annuals, veggie plants and herbs can be purchased including Hydrangeas, Hibiscus, Impatiens, Petunias and more! 

Stop by Friday, May 8th from 2 to 4pm and Saturday, May 9th from 8 to noon outside the Buker School on School Street in Wenham.    The fifth grade students have created posters, price signs, and will be on hand to help you load your plants into your car.  All plants are provided by Cressey's Greenhouse in Rowley and profits support educational programs at the school. 

Reminders and upcoming dates

  • Fan pickup is underway! Thank you for letting us borrow your fans for STEM Day.  They can be picked up from the Buker front hall lobby.  
  • Ralph Fletcher orders are being sent to his publisher Monday, May 4th.  Checks are payable to ALRAN BOOKS.  Mr. Fletcher will visit Buker on Wednesday, May 6th.
MCAS – 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            


Subs to go!

Friday, April 17, 2015



Thank you to our parent community for supporting our successful first all-school STEM Day!  We wouldn't have been able to do this without the many volunteers and materials donations.  Many students commented on how much they enjoyed this hands-on learning experience.  

The box fan donations were an important part of this experience.  If you loaned us a fan, they are available for pickup in the Buker School front lobby. A custodian will be on staff during the vacation week (M-F, 8-4p).  If you aren't able to pickup your fan during the vacation, please plan on picking it up once school is back in session.  

Have a happy and safe vacation!

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Monday, April 13, 2015

Author Ralph Fletcher Visit: 5/6

Author and writing teacher Ralph Fletcher is scheduled to visit Buker on Wednesday, May 6th. Mr. Fletcher is author of many popular children's books.  Classroom teachers have been sharing his work with students.  He will speak to students K-5 during his visit to share with them his experience and process as a successful writer.  His books can be purchased through a presale at the school.  Any books purchased will be autographed by Mr. Fletcher.  
Order forms are available in the classroom, the Buker office, or can be printed out from this post.  

STEM Day is this Friday. We need your time and your pennies!

We are in need of additional parent volunteers and materials donations for our upcoming STEM Day on Friday, April 17th.  This is an exciting learning activity that will involve our students working in mixed grade level groups designing and building windmills.  Your support is greatly appreciated.

Please follow the link to sign up!

In addition to volunteers and donations we are in need of 32 medium to large box or circular fans and a large quantity of pennies for testing.   If you are able to loan a fan, please leave it in the office, clearly marked with your family name.   Pennies can also be left in the office, and will be donated as part of our ACORD Food Drive. 

Thank you so much for your support!!

Friday, April 10, 2015

April After School Activities run by 5th Grade

The fifth grade run after school activities are all full with the exception of the Nail Design Day (4/28).

Many Thanks!!

What a busy week at Buker!  

The Scholastic Book Fair was a great success!  Many thanks to Deby Baker and Jen Glovsky for coordinating the event, and to the many volunteers throughout the week.

GrandFriends' Day had a record turnout this year!  Jill Romano organized a wonderful group of greeters and bakers to make this morning extra special for our senior friends.

The Buker Staff greatly appreciates the support of our parent community!

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

STEM Day Lunch

The school lunch menu will be revised to accommodate our all-school learning/STEM day on Friday, April 17.  Students will be eating in mixed groups in classrooms throughout the building.  A bag lunch is a necessity and will be provided for purchase as replacement of the regularly scheduled menu choice.  Students may bring their own bag lunch or purchase a sandwich option from our kitchen.

Lunch options for April 17:

Ham and cheese sandwich
Turkey and cheese sandwich

Each bag will also contain fruit, chips, carrots, cookie, along with milk or juice.
Students choosing to bring their lunch from home will still be able to purchase a beverage.

In order for our kitchen to prepare for Friday's lunch, classroom teachers will take the student lunch/beverage count on Monday, 4/13.  
Please discuss this with your child and make sure they know their choice on Monday.

EdFund Fun: This Friday night!

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Opening Day!

Buker School staff is joining the other schools in our District to raise funds for the Boston Red Sox Jimmy Fund.

In celebration of Red Sox Opening Day, students and staff are encouraged to wear their Red Sox gear to school on Monday, April 13th.

The staff will be contributing to a District donation to the Jimmy Fund.  There will be a collection in the office if any students would like to contribute to our donation.

Monday, April 6, 2015

Science Technology Engineering Math (STEM) Day: April 17th

On Friday, April 17th we are planning a whole school learning experience as a culminating activity for our Read Around the World literacy celebration.  Students and staff will work in mixed grade level groups to design and test windmills through the Museum of Science engineering education curriculum.

Classrooms shared a reading experience through the picture book, The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind.  This is the true story of William Kamkwamba who overcame many challenges in designing and building a windmill to support his community of Malawi in Africa.

We are in need of parent volunteers and donations of building materials so that our students can design and test their own windmills.  Please use this link to signup to donate time and supplies:  Buker STEM Day Signup

In addition to volunteers and donations we are in need of 32 medium to large box or circular fans and a large quantity of pennies for testing.   If you are able to loan a fan, please leave it in the office, clearly marked with your family name.   Pennies can also be left in the office, and will be donated as part of our ACORD Food Drive. 

Thank you so much for supporting this exciting learning opportunity for our school!

Register your GrandFriend!

This Friday is GrandFriends' Day!
Please complete register your child's visitor/s with this link:  
[Please note this event is for special senior friends, not parents or siblings.]

Friday, April 10
Coffee Reception sponsored by Friends of Buker:  
Classroom Visit:  8:45am-9:45am
All School Meeting w/Music:  10:00am-10:30am