Tuesday, February 28, 2017

MCAS Date Change: Grade 4

 MCAS TESTING DATES 2017    -      REVISED 2/28/17
 Please see the change of date for Grade 4 ELA testing from 4/3 to 4/10.

April 3

Gr. 3 ELA

April 4

Gr. 3 ELA
Gr. 4 ELA online C/W/B
April 5
Book Fair Buker

Gr. ¾ to BSO from all schools
April 6
Book Fair Buker
Gr. 3 ELA
Gr. 4 ELA online C/W/B
April 7
Grandfriends’ Day Buker
Gr. 4 ELA online C/W
April 10
evening--start of Passover
ELA make ups
Gr. 4 ELA online B only
April 11
First day of Passover
ELA Makeups
April 12

ELA makeups

April 13

ELA makeups
April 14
Vacation week

April 24
No testing--day after vacation
April 25

Gr. 5 ELA
April 26
April 27

Gr. 5 ELA
April 28

Gr. 5 ELA
May 1

ELA makeups
May 2

ELA makeups
May 3
End of ELA window
May 4
May 5
May 8
Math Gr. 5
May 9
Math Gr. 5
May 10
May 11
Math Gr. 3
May 12
Math Gr. 3
May 15
Math Gr. 4 online C/W/B

May 16
Math Gr. 4 online C/W/B
May 17
May 18
May 19
May 22

May 23
May 24
May 25
May 26

Friends of Buker Meeting: 3/9 @ 7:30pm

Friends of Buker

Our next planning meeting is
Thursday, March 9, 2017
7:30 - 9:00 pm
RSVP for directions: friendsofbuker@gmail.com

Virtual Camp Fair

Buker Summer Fun Auction

Are you planning on sending your children to camp this summer? Friends of Buker is sponsoring our first ever Virtual Camp Fair.  Each of these excellent, best of the North Shore Camps is offering a camp or program for you to bid on!  We are raising funds for the Buker Playground.
Join us online at biddingforgood.com/buker and discover area camp programs and their offerings.  You can bid on them between March 3-13, get a good deal for you, earn money for Buker and publicize the North Shore's best camps!

Monday, February 27, 2017

Mother-Son Knight Out

One School One Book

In honor of Read Across America, Buker will be participating in a One School, One Book project.  

Every family will be receiving a copy of the same book – E.B. White's Stuart Little – and we are asking you to read it at home over the next three weeks.  Please make the time so your family can participate in this special activity.  

Thank you to Heather Romiza and Amy Kolano for providing the Scholastic Book Fair Dollar resource that provided a gift of this book to each family.

There is a reading schedule on a bookmark that will come home with the book. The book has 15 chapters (131 pages). Our goal is for families to read 5 chapters a week.

Buker’s website will have a link to a Stuart Little blog. Parents and students will be encouraged to join a discussion about the book with the teachers here at Buker. We hope that this will help to expand our literacy community.

Good luck!  We hope everyone will be talking about Stuart Little’s adventures. “When a whole school reads a book, there’s a lot to talk about.”  With your help, we can build a Community of Readers at Buker.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

STEM Day: Friday, 2/17

Because of the delayed start of school today, STEM Day will be tomorrow, Friday, 2/17.
Thank you to all those who sent in materials and who are able to volunteer to make this effort a success.

February Vacation Activity

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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Tropical Day: $1/Lei

This Friday is our Tropical Spirit Day! 
 Leis will be available in the classrooms for $1 each.   
All proceeds will go to our Buker Playground Project.

What better way to help our playground fundraiser than to buy a brick commemorating our Caribbean fun!!  

Please don't send in $ until Friday, if participating.


Tupperware: You can't have too much!

Playground Opportunity

New year, new you!  Freshen up, get organized, and feel good about doing good!  The Friends of Buker is excited to announce that an on-line Tupperware sale will be available to our community from February 1st until February 17th.  A certain percentage of the proceeds will be donated to the Buker playground project.

Tupperware Sale

February 1 - 17, 2017
Shop from the first link and 40% of the sales proceeds will be donated.  Shop from the second link and 20% of the sales proceeds will be donated.

You can share this opportunity with your friends and family, because this opportunity is also available through the Friends of Buker Facebook page.

Happy Shopping!
40% Donation Catalogue
20% Donation Catalogue


Each year as part of our Health Program, we present information on puberty for our 4th and 5th grade students.  We address the growth and development process, nutrition, personal hygiene, physical and emotional changes during puberty and the increased responsibilities that accompany these important changes.

On Monday, March 6th from 6:30 – 7:30pm there will be an information meeting for parents located at the Winthrop School. You will have the opportunity to view the videos we use and ask questions. Parents are encouraged join us to learn more about how we present this information to your children.  Permission slips will be sent home and it is necessary for these forms to be returned in order for the students to attend this program.  Parents who do not want their children to participate must indicate that on the form.

If you would like further information, please call Kathleen Hughes, Adjustment Counselor at 978-626-0873.

Friday, February 10, 2017


FRIDAY, February 17th
Our school spirit Friday will put us in vacation mode, in our tropical wear.
Wear your sunglasses, Hawaiian shirts, and let's pretend we are in Aruba!
Let's dodge the cold with some school spirit fun!  Find your flip flops or summer colors.
 We will enjoy island music and pineapple pizza in the cafeteria.  

The Cafeteria Conga line will be a highlight of our day!