Friday, December 22, 2017

Read-a-Thon Results!

The results are in and once again, the Buker Read-a-Thon was a great success!  This year we raised over $1,300 for the new playground!  

Ms. Oliveira's class raised the most amount of money, winning the prize of choosing a lunch menu!  

Thank you very much to all of our students, their sponsors, and our staff members who were so generous and worked so hard to make sure that we had another successful year!

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Calling All Knitters & Crocheters

Calling All Knitters and Crocheters:
It’s a busy time of year, but also a great time to curl up with a knitting project.
Our school nurse Lisa Druskat is collecting hats to send in.  Please send in hats to Lisa Druskat by January 9th.

Volunteers from around the country are joining the American Heart Association, in connection with The Children's Heart Foundation, to celebrate American Heart Month by knitting and crocheting red hats for babies born in February at participating hospitals. Little Hats, Big HeartsTM, honors babies, moms, and heart healthy lives in a very special way. Supporters are knitting and crocheting red hats to be given out to thousands of babies during American Heart Month in order to empower moms to live heart healthy lives and to help their children do the same.
Together, we are working to raise awareness, provide resources and inspire moms to take their family’s heart health to heart while also raising awareness about Congenital Heart Defects.
Yarn Specifics
·       Cotton or acrylic
·       Medium to heavy weight
·       Machine washable and dryable

Sample Patterns
·       KnittedBaby Hat Pattern
·      We recommend simple hat patterns. While we love bows and buttons, they can come off the hats and be dangerous for the little ones.
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Monday, December 18, 2017

Second Annual Read-A-Thon: Thursday, 12/21

This Thursday, December 21st, we are holding our second annual Read-a-Thon!  

All proceeds from this event will support the new Buker playground. Students and teachers will read a book of their choosing for one hour in the afternoon.  Pledge sheets went home in backpacks last week.  

Students may bring in their pledges Wednesday, December 20th.
This is a fun event which generated nearly $4,900 last year!

We sincerely thank all of our supporters, and hope for similar success this year!”

Friday, December 15, 2017

Friends of Buker Staff Breakfast

Our Buker staff was overwhelmed by the Holiday Breakfast presented by Friends of Buker.  The elegant presentation of food, gifts and table settings was unparalled.  Parent coordinator Sandra Roman and her crew of awesome parents spoiled us with delicious baked goods, savory treats and clever gifts!
What a thankful group we are for our generous parents!

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Mark your Calendar!

Monday, December 18th:  BCW Chorus/Band Holiday Concert @ 6:30pm in the Buker Auditorium.  No charge for this festive night of music!

Friday, December 22nd:  Holiday Assembly @ 9:00am in the Buker Auditorium.  Families are invited to enjoy this annual musical gathering of our Buker community, led by our music teacher, Mr. Ferreira.

Friday, December 22nd:  Early Dismissal for Winter Recess 11:15am.

We wish everyone in our Buker community a safe, healthy and happy New Year!  Students return to school on January 2, 2018.

Buker Read-A-Thon: 12/21

Buker Read-a-Thon Details

On Thursday, December 21st, 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 21st.  (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 21.

Monday, December 11, 2017

Box Tops Update

Wow! $85.40 in just one month!  Thank you for participating in this school-wide effort! 
Beware the expiration dates, and please use the sheets to tally. 

Here are the classroom totals, vying for the pizza party prize:

Bernardo:  273
Geraghty:  155 (105 had to be thrown out because of expiration date)
O'Shea:  100
Aikins:  98
McMahon:  78
Gambino: 50
Reed:  50
Oliveira: 25
Orlando: 25
Twiss/Gray/Blanchard: 0

Friday, December 8, 2017

MCAS Testing Dates: Gr. 3-5

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