Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Room Parents: We Want You!

ROOM PARENTS - WE WANT YOU!!

It’s hard to believe but its that time of year again 

Each year, every class at Buker relies on Room Parents to assist the teacher with a variety of tasks throughout the school year.  This is also a great way to become more involved with your child’s school year experience!

Some of the Room Parents’ duties include:

1.     Confirming parents contact information and distributing to the class for reference once permission is given to share.
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 (attend the Friends of Buker planning session on Monday, August 29th).
7.   Set up a SignUpGenius for the class to use when sign ups are needed.

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 teacher this school year by volunteering to be a Room Parent.  If you are interested, please email Adrienne Stinson at stinson72@gmail.com by September 2nd.  Placement is on a first come, first serve basis.  

THANK YOU for your continued SUPPORT!!

Sincerely,
Adrienne Stinson
Room Parent Coordinator

Monday, August 29, 2016

Hamilton Public Safety Day: 9/10

The Hamilton Department of Public Safety would like to invite you to our annual “Public Safety Day”.  Please join us on September 10th between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.

We will be providing tours of the public safety building along with displays of all police, fire and ambulance vehicles.   There will be live demonstrations and attractions for all ages including the Massachusetts State Police K-9 unit, US Custom and Border Protection K-9 unit and a vehicle extrication demonstration by the Hamilton Fire department.

Food and drinks will be provided by Beauport Ambulance.   
Ice cream will be provided by Cherry Farms Creamery of Danvers.   
There is NO COST to attend this event. Please come with the family to meet and greet your local public safety personnel.


Friday, August 26, 2016

Amazon Smiles




As we are all completing our back to school shopping and preparing to start a amazing school year, please take a moment and go to https://smile.amazon.com/ch/20-3445978 and designate The Friends Of Buker Elementary School Inc. as your charitable organization.

  • Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the charitable organization of your choice. 
  • AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know. Same products, same prices, same service.
  • Support your charitable organization by starting your shopping at smile.amazon.com

Use the following link to designate 
The Friends Of Buker Elementary School Inc. as your organization of choice. 
Happy Shopping!

Ice Cream Social: Tuesday, 9/6


Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Become a Room Parent!

ROOM PARENTS - WE WANT YOU!!

It’s hard to believe but its that time of year again 

Each year, every class at Buker relies on Room Parents to assist the teacher with a variety of tasks throughout the school year.  This is also a great way to become more involved with your child’s school year experience!

Some of the Room Parents’ duties include:

1.     Confirming parents contact information and distributing to the class for reference once permission is given to share.
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 (attend the Friends of Buker planning session on Monday, August 29th).
7.   Set up a SignUpGenius for the class to use when sign ups are needed.

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 teacher this school year by volunteering to be a Room Parent.  If you are interested, please email Adrienne Stinson at stinson72@gmail.com by September 2nd.  Placement is on a first come, first serve basis.  

THANK YOU for your continued SUPPORT!!

Sincerely,
Adrienne Stinson
Room Parent Coordinator

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Staff Lunchroom Transformation

A great big thank you to Stephanie Mark and Liza Sharp from all of the Buker Staff for coordinating the amazing transformation of our new staff lunchroom!  

The Buker Staff is already enjoying this beautiful new space provided to us through the generosity of the Friends of Buker.  

We look forward to beginning our year with such a tranquil place to enjoy each other's company.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Kindergarten Playdate: Tuesday, 8/30


How do I.....?

How do I get blog posts in my email?
Buker School uses this blog for communication to families about upcoming school events. 
Go to http://bukerblog.blogspot.com
Please enter your email address to receive the posts in your email.  
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.  

How do I learn more about the parents' group, Friends of Buker?
The Friends of Buker have a new website Friends of Buker!
Bookmark it for a quick reference to meeting and school event information.

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 District Calendar 2016-2017

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 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, MA 01984).

Your child is then invited to come to the Annual Summer Reading Pancake Breakfast, Friday, September 9th, 8am-8:30am. 

How do I make a change to my child's dismissal plan for the day?
If you need to make a change to your child's dismissal plans
please do so BEFORE SCHOOL, and send a note in to school with your child.
Please make sure your child knows what the dismissal plan is before he/she leaves for school.

Emailing the teacher during the school day is not advisable.  In the event of an unavoidable need to change plans during the school day, you may contact the office.  Please remember it is disruptive to the classroom to have last minute changes to dismissal plans.

Transportation Information: Please read.

What time can I drop my child off?
There is playground supervision at 8:15am.  
Students should not come to school prior to that time.

Where are the bus routes posted?
Please follow HWRSD Bus Routes 2016-2017 to the bus routes.
There is also a link on the District tab.
Can't find your stop?  Please email Transportation@hwschools.net
My child rides the bus:
Buses will enter from Arbor Street and travel down School Street to Perkins Street.  Students will be dropped off in the morning and boarded in the afternoon at the School Street entrance of the building.
My child is picked up by car:
Parents in cars dropping off and picking up students will enter School Street via Arbor Street and TURN LEFT to travel along the driveway (passing the Superintendent's Office on right).  Students will be dropped off and picked up in a moving car line at the Door #15 entrance, located adjacent to our driveway.  
Please stay in your car.  Buker Staff will assist younger children.  If your child uses a booster seat, please put it on the right side of the back seat, for easier assistance.
Wenham Police have asked that parents do not park along Perkins Street.   This creates a safety issue. Parents choosing to walk with their child in the morning to the playground, or picking up at the front door in the afternoon, please use the School Street parking lot.   Cars parked along the field on Perkins Street impede the passage of our buses and create a safety issue.  

My child walks home:
Students who are walking or riding a bicycle home will be dismissed through the front entrance of the school.  Please use the crosswalk at Perkins Street.
Students in grades K-3 will only be dismissed to a parent or designated caretaker.

Please refer to the diagram below for a visual overview of the plan.




Monday, August 8, 2016

HWRSD 2016-2017 District Calendar

HWRSD District Calendar
Also, please see Buker's calendar, linked from this blog, and also displayed on Buker's homepage.

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Free for the taking!

Please email c.petrou@hwschools.net if you would like a student desk and chair set (approx. 20 sets available.)  We also have two soccer goals!  First come, first serve.  
This opportunity ends Friday, August 5th.