Friday, April 28, 2017

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Friends of Buker Information!

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Final 2 Friends of Buker Meetings

We hope everyone enjoyed their April Vacation Week and are now ready to enter the final weeks of the school year! There are only two more Friends of Buker meetings scheduled before summer vacation and we want to let you know what’s in store at each meeting. Pencil them into your calendar!
  • Monday, May 1, 2017 - Buker School, 7:00 pm
  • Tuesday, June 6, 2017 - Buker School, 7:00 pm

May FoB Meeting
Monday, May 1: 7:00pm 
@ Buker Elementary School 
Tech Lab

There are many fun events being organized by parent volunteers on behalf of Friends of Buker in May and June. Come to the FoB meeting on May 1st is to hear about all the plans being made and learn how you can get involved.

June FoB Meeting
Tuesday, June 6: 7:00pm 
@ Buker Elementary School Multipurpose Room

The meeting scheduled for Tuesday, June 13th is the Friends of Buker Annual Meeting. We will hear reports from FoB Board Members as well as several other parent organizers about the various Friends of Buker events and charitable giving activities of the 2016-17 school year. The Annual Meeting will also be a celebration of our Buker Community and all the contributions made by parents this past year with a dessert potluck (yum)! A Signup Genius will be distributed in early June.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Meet your Local Officials!

Kindergarten, First and Second Grade Families

Join Us for an Evening of Poetry And Pajamas

Monday, May 8th
6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Buker School Cafeteria

Wear Your PJs!
Bring along a favorite family poem to share!
Enjoy reading, writing and sharing poetry.

 Becky Oliveira

Kathy O’Shea

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Notes from Mrs. Druskat on Unwanted Insects

Lisa Druskat, BSN, RN, NCSN
School Nurse
Phone (978) 468-5337

It is predicted to be a bad year for Lyme disease.  See the CDC’s website for information on ticks, signs of Lyme disease, and prevention.

Check your children (and self) for ticks after outdoor activities in addition to doing a daily tick check.  Make it part of your routine after bathing/showering or when putting on pajamas.  Remember to check in any crease of the body, in and behind the ears, in the belly button, and in the hair.  A deer (black legged) tick needs to be attached for at least 24 hours to transmit Lyme disease.

Need to remove an attached tick?
See the following website for more information: How to remove a tick

Head lice: 
I recommend doing a casual check through your child’s hair daily for lice, whether while brushing her hair or while he is brushing his teeth.  Add it to your bedtime routine.  If you notice your child scratching his/her head, it is especially important to take the time to check for head lice. If you have any questions or concerns, I am happy to help. Do not ignore head scratching!  Although a nuisance, lice thankfully do not transmit any diseases.

If you do find lice on your child, please let the school nurse know as well as any close friends/contacts.  Did you know that studies show that lice are less often transmitted in school and more often transmitted at playdates and sleepovers when children have direct head-to-head contact? 

For more information see the AAP’s website at Information on Head Lice

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Cultural Enrichment Programs

Did you know that Friends of Buker fund many enrichment programs for our students?  Mainely Stars came to introduce astronomy to Grades 1, 4 and 5.  Drumlin Farms visited Kindergarten and third grade to learn about animal habitats. Author Giles LaRoche showed kindergarten and first grade how to use paper cutting as an art form.   Most recently our students K-5 have had Art Quest, learning how our nation's history is reflected in art.

The challenges that come with scheduling these programs to fit into the school day are in the capable hands of parents Emily Gipson and Cori Shea.

While we are giving thanks, let's take a moment to look at some the field trips Friends of Buker subsidize, in order to keep the student cost to $10/pp.

Kindergarten:  Russell Orchards, Appleton Farms
Grade 2:  Hammond Castle
Grade 3: Plimoth Plantation, Boston Symphony
Grade 4: Boston Symphony, Lowell Mills
Grade 5:  North Shore Music Theatre, Harvard Museum, Minuteman Park

Friday, April 7, 2017

Many Thanks!

Many thanks to Heather Romiza and Amy Kolano for coordinating the Spring Scholastic Book Fair!  The BOGO event was enjoyed by students, staff and grandfriends!

A huge thank you to Anne Bevan for stepping in to coordinate the refreshments for GrandFriends Day.  The refreshments donated were wonderful, and we appreciated the many parent 'greeters', who helped us steer our 160+ seniors to the right classrooms.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Food Drive: April 8

Please support the Cutler School 3rd Grade Class Food Drive for ACORD Food Pantry.

Saturday, April 8
9-12 Hamilton Post Office/Railroad Ave.
10-12  Hamilton-Wenham Public Library

Power & Citizenship in our Community

Monday, April 3, 2017

EarlyAct Drive

We are reaching out for help with EarlyAct’s latest community service project! Clean out those closets! 

EarlyAct is organizing an Item Drive to raise funds to support the local chapter of the American Red Cross. We will be collecting donations until Friday, May 19th. Items can be dropped off in the boxes in the hallway adjacent to the cafeteria. 

The following items are accepted in any condition:
Costumes/Dress Up Clothes
Fabric/Fabric Scraps/Yarn
Towels/Wash Cloths
Sheets/Pillow Cases
Cloth Napkins
Pot Holders
Sofa/Chair Covers
Shoes/Boots/Flip Flops/Slippers
Pocketbooks/Backpacks/Duffle Bags
Single mittens, gloves, and socks are also accepted!

The following gently used items are also accepted:
Household Items (no technology or furniture)

Thank you so much for your support of EarlyAct’s Item Drive!