Monday, August 31, 2015

Hamilton Public Safety Day: 9/12

Please join Hamilton Police, Fire and Dispatch personnel for our annual “Public Safety Day” on Saturday, 09/12/15, from 10:00 am through 2:00 pm rain or shine.  

There will be tours of the Public Safety Building as well as Police, Fire and Ambulance vehicles/equipment on display.  There will also be a bouncy house and other activities throughout the day. Live canine demonstrations by the Massachusetts State Police, as well as vehicle extrication demonstrations by the Hamilton Fire Department.  

Food and drinks will be provided by Beauport Ambulance and Ice Cream provided by Cherry Farm Creamery of Danvers, free of charge.

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Where are......?

Bus Routes, Supply Lists, School Calendar and the 2015-2016 Parent Handbook are easily accessed from:  Buker School Homepage

Buker School Council

We are looking for two parents interested in serving on the Buker School Council.  
School Council reviews school improvement plans and school goals, as well as other issues relevant to daily operations.  
Meetings are held five times/school year, 3:15pm-4:00pm.  

Please send an email to Principal Brian O'Donoghue  if interested.

We are looking for Room Parents!

Looking forward 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 Friends 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  

THANK YOU for your interest and SUPPORT!!

Adrienne Stinson
Room Parent Coordinator

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Crossing Guard Position

We are looking for a crossing guard for the Perkins Street crosswalk.

  • 8:15am-8:45am Monday-Friday
  • 2:45pm-3:15pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
  • 12:40pm-1:05pm Wednesday

This is a paid position.
Please contact the Buker Office if interested.  
978-468-5324 or

Friday, August 14, 2015

Friends of Buker Welcome Kindergartners and New Families!

The start of school is just around the corner and the Friends of Buker is hosting a playdate geared toward the kindergarten class but welcomes all new students to Buker School. 

We would like to welcome you to our community before the first day of school to help ease the transition for all of our children as they start the new school year. It is also a great time for old friends to reconnect after a summer apart.

The Friends of Buker is an organization that includes parents and teachers of Buker School.  Throughout the year we organize school volunteers, provide services and host events that raise funds that support our school and the education our children receive.

We look forward to welcoming you to Buker School. Siblings are encouraged and welcome for both events!

TIME:  3:00
LOCATION: Buker Playground
Let's hope for a nice sunny day!

Also important dates:
New families (not kindergartners) to Buker visit the classrooms 2p-3p on Tuesday, 9/1.

Friends of Buker Meeting and New Parent Coffee
DATE: Thursday September 10th
TIME: 8:15 for the Coffee followed by a FOB meeting at 9
LOCATION: Buker School Multi-Purpose Room

If you have any questions or if we can help you in any way please let us know.  We hope you can make it and look forward to meeting you!


Lyndie Donovan, New parent Liaison                                                              
Jessica Connors, Friends of Buker President


2015-2016 Elementary School Directory


Each year the Friends of Buker, Cutler, and Winthrop compile a school directory for your convenience. 
In addition to student contact information, the directory includes school information (staff, class lists, school calendar, etc.) and Friends information (officers, fundraisers, room parents, etc.)

Directories are distributed in October in both paper and PDF format.  Inclusion in the directory is completely optional, but most families find it a very helpful resource in connecting with others in all three elementary schools. The directory is intended solely for the personal use of Hamilton-Wenham elementary school students and their families; any other use is strictly prohibited.

If you would like to be included in the 2015-2016 Directory, please visit Elementary School Directory to
complete a short and simple online form. Completion of this form will constitute permission to include your information in the 2015-2016 Directory. If you do not complete the online form, your family will not be
included in the directory.

Questions?? Please email Anna Siedzik at or Stephanie Stein at

Note: If you prefer NOT to be included in the directory, please contact Anna or Stephanie so that they know your family has opted not to participate. Also, please let us know if you would like to help proofread the directory in early September – we would love the extra help.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Summer Reminders!

How do I get blog posts in my email?
Buker School uses this blog for communication to families about upcoming school events. 
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This is a two-step process, and once you have confirmed, using the link sent to you, you will receive new posts directly in your email.  

What about Twitter?
Please follow us on @BukerSchool for daily happenings at the school.

How do I find when upcoming important dates are?
Bookmark the Buker calendar  on the website for school events, and/or print out the district calendar for vacation/holiday reference:  HWRSD 2015-2016 School Calendar

Where are the supply lists?
Bookmark the Buker homepage and scroll down to "Buker News".  This is also the place where you can access the classroom websites for important information throughout the school year.

What about summer reading?
Mrs. Putnam sent home a flyer (see below) in June with suggested reading.  Take part in our Summer Reading Challenge, and send in three postcards with a brief description of the books. (Mr. O'Donoghue, Buker School, 1 School Street, Wenham).
Your child is then invited to come to the Annual Summer Reading Pancake Breakfast, Friday, September 18th, 8am-8:30am.