Friday, December 23, 2016

Read-a-Thon Reminder

If you did not get your sponsorships in, you can still bring them in January 3rd. 
We will then calculate totals per class! 
Thank you for your wonderful participation and happy holidays!

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Ski Bradford Information

Ski Bradford starts this Wednesday, 1/4, 2017.

Equipment should be dropped off in the gym lobby between 7:30am and 10:00am, using the back gym doors.  After 10am, please use the front door to enter the building.  

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

Monday, December 19, 2016

From the Buker Health Office

Holiday Health & Safety Tips


Winter Holiday Recess Reminders

Families are welcome to attend the Annual Holiday Assembly on Friday, December 23rd at 11:00am, where our students will perform festive musical selections, under the direction of our music teacher, Mr. Ferreira.

Friday, 12/23, has an early dismissal time of 12:05pm, with no lunch served.

Winter Recess begins 12/26/16-1/2/17.  Students return to school on Tuesday, January 3, 2017.

We wish our Buker Community a safe and happy holiday with your families.  We look forward to seeing you again in the New Year.

More thanks!

The Friends of Buker would like to thank you all for ALL your help for the Teacher Breakfast! Every little piece help contribute to a great morning! It was a special way to show our staff how much we appreciate all their time spent teaching our children!

It could not have been done without all of your support!

We wish all of you a VERY Happy and Merry Holiday Season!

Friday, December 16, 2016

Thank you, FOB!

Thank you to the Friends of Buker for providing our staff with the traditional Holiday Breakfast.  Once again, we were well taken care of with a delicious assortment of food and drink.  The raffle prizes added the excitement of our morning.  

Your creativity and generosity with a personalized holiday gift for each staff member was greatly appreciated.  We are so fortunate to work in such a supportive school community with exceptional children and families.

We especially want to recognize the effort and thoughtfulness of Dina Coffey and Liza Sharp for coordinating with parents to provide this breakfast and the personalized gift.

Thursday, December 15, 2016

The Boston Philharmonic Orchestra visits Buker!

The Boston Philharmonic Orchestra Crescendo! Program http://www.bostonphil.org/education/for-schools/crescendo-classroom   
Members of the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra traveled to the North Shore and provided 2nd and 3rd graders at Winthrop and Buker with Instrument Playgrounds on Wednesday, December 14th.  

The Instrument Playgrounds gave students the unique opportunity to try instruments of the orchestra, under the mentor-ship of professional musicians!  Each playground featured a different station for each instrument family - strings, brass, woodwinds, and percussion.  Students rotated around to the different stations, trying each instrument, and meeting the professional musicians.   

The Boston Philharmonic Orchestra offered this outreach program free of charge.  Thank you to The Musary, JRP and the Hamilton Wenham Friends of the Arts for coordinating this opportunity and for bringing the BPO to Hamilton-Wenham. 


The Musary http://themusary.org/  In honor and memory of Hamilton resident and a founding member of the rock band Ra Ra Riot, John Ryan Pike, The Musary was created. The Musary is a recognized 501(c)3 non-profit organization that works to motivate, cultivate and inspire people, especially young people, in our community to get involved in music. Through a one-of-a-kind instrument borrowing program, The Musary provides our community the unique opportunity to experience, learn, and create music like never before. It is the Musary’s goal to lend musical instruments to anyone in need, “No strings attached.”
 

The Hamilton-Wenham Friends of the Arts (FOTA) http://hwfota.org/wordpress/   A non-profit organization that supports and advocates for educational fine arts opportunities for all students in the Hamilton-Wenham Regional School District.  FOTA assists students and arts faculty across the creative disciplines of vocal and instrumental music, theater, and the visual arts through financial support and volunteerism.   Through December 31, 2016,  FOTA is offering 50% off on their Take A Seat Fundraiser, the opportunity to name a seat in the Margaret D. Ferrini Dramatics Center at HWRHS.   http://hwfota.org/seat/



Friday, December 9, 2016

Term I Report Cards for Grades 1-5

This is a reminder that report cards for Gr. 1-5 students will be available for parents to view, using the Aspen Family Portal, today, December 9, 2016, at the end of the school day.

Letters were mailed home to new families in November with instruction for log in information, setting up a password, etc. 

If you have questions about this process, please email aspenhelp@hwschools.net.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Winter Break Details

Families are welcome to attend the Annual Holiday Assembly on Friday, December 23rd at 11:00am, where our students will perform festive musical selections, under the direction of our music teacher, Mr. Ferreira.

Friday, 12/23, has an early dismissal time of 12:05pm, with no lunch served.

Winter Recess begins 12/26/16-1/2/17.  Students return to school on Tuesday, January 3, 2017.


We wish our Buker Community a safe and happy holiday with your families.  We look forward to seeing you again in the New Year.

Staff Holiday Breakfast


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Staff Holiday Breakfast

WE NEED YOU
The Friends are hosting their annual Holiday Teacher Breakfast on Friday, December 16th.  
The teachers really enjoy and appreciate this event! Let's show our Buker Staff our Holiday Spirit!  

We are looking for food donations, gift card donations and volunteer help.  We also need help providing playground monitoring so the teachers who are normally outside can enjoy their breakfast! 


Food items can be dropped off Friday morning at Buker before 7:45. You can send in any gift cards labeled "Friends of Buker" or drop them off at the main office anytime by Thursday, December 15th. We appreciate any help you can give us.  

Any questions, please contact: Dina Coffey @ dmcoffey6@gmail.com.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Buker Read-a-Thon Details


On Friday morning, December 23rd, classrooms will have a read-a-thon.  Students have brought home pledge sheets.  The pledge donations will support the new playground project, in memory of Jennifer Maio.  Pledge forms and donations are due to the Buker office by December 22nd.  (Pledge form is attached here.)

How long will the children read? 
They will read for one hour.

Is there an incentive?
Yes, the classroom with the most donations will choose a lunch menu!

What will they read? 
They can bring in a book of their choosing. It could be a holiday book, a school book, or anything else.

When do we need to deliver the money? 
By Dec 22.



Monday, December 5, 2016

Elementary Holiday Concert

BCW CHORUS &
ELEMENTARY ENSEMBLE
HOLIDAY PERFORMANCE

Monday, December 12, 2016
6:30pm

Ferrini Auditorium
Hamilton-Wenham Regional High School


This is a free event for family and friends!

Please support EarlyAct!


Please support EarlyAct:  Buker School’s Community Service Club! 

EarlyAct will be collecting donations for the Hamilton Wenham Holiday Assistance Fund and for the Hamilton Police Stuff a Cruiser with Toy Drive. 

The Hamilton Wenham Holiday Assistance Fund is seeking donations of winter hats, mittens and gloves, and winter socks (sized infant- adult sizes). Children’s clothing and Market Basket gift cards. The Hamilton Police Stuff a Cruiser Toy drive is seeking donations of new unwrapped toys, games, and puzzles. 

We will be collecting for the two charities through Friday, December 16th.  If you have questions please contact Vanessa Reed v.reed@hwschools.net or Nichole Gray n.gray@hwschools.net. Thank you in advance for your support! 

Donations will be collected in Buker School’s Cafeteria Hallway.

Friday, December 2, 2016

School Spirit Friday: Pajama Day, 12/9

Our Principal for the Day, Finn Churchill, made a final declaration on his day in office.

Friday, December 9 is School Spirit Day, and the theme is PAJAMA DAY!

Let's all get cozy in our jammies and enjoy a comfy Friday!


Thursday, December 1, 2016

Winthrop Holiday Boutique

December 3rd
 9 am - 3pm
This event is sponsored by Friends of Winthrop and is their large Fundraiser for their school.  This year's Holiday Boutique will feature more than 60 local vendors offering fabulous gift ideas for the holidays. You can stock up on cookies at the Cookie Walk, bid on some great items at the Silent Auction, and enjoy a scrumptious lunch in our Winthrop Cafe. 

A favorite with the kids: Children will delight in doing their own holiday shopping with the help of some very eager elves in the Children's Secret Shop where all gifts cost $6 or less. 

And of course Santa will be onsite!

Don't miss out on the excitement and spread the word among your friends in the community!
Look in your child's backpack for a free raffle entry for 4 tickets to Edaville!

Friends of Buker Meeting: 12/8

Friends of Buker Planning Meeting

This hour long meeting will be a discussion on the programs in the Spring and a time of looking ahead.  We invite one and all to attend.

Buker Gear!

HURRY, HURRY!! Get you BUKER gear before the holidays!! The online store is now open until this FRIDAY! Place your order and celebrate your school spirit!!! 
Don't Miss Out! PLACE YOUR ORDER TODAY!!! 

http://www.bukerstuff.com/