Thursday, October 26, 2017

Family Fun Night

We had a great turnout to this popular, fun-filled, annual Buker tradition.  Thank you to all for understanding and being flexible with the unexpected ending.  We announced the raffle winners at the end of the day today.  Congratulations to the winners!

This event only happens because of the strong support of our parents.  Under the direction of Brandy Wilbur, Asma Syed, Jess Roy, and Natalie Blue, a team of parents planned exciting activities, including pumpkin decorating, games, arts and crafts and gift baskets. 

Thank you to all parents for supporting Family Fun for our school community!

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Buker Cares About Kolter Elementary School

In keeping with Buker's spirit of community service, an ongoing effort was launched last month to aid school-aged victims of Hurricane Harvey. The rebuilding of the storm-ravaged areas will take many months, if not years. Children have been impacted in countless ways, from being displaced from their homes to lacking the basic necessities to help them excel at school. 

Thanks to the outreach of members of our staff, Buker was able to connect with an elementary school just outside of Houston. Kolter Elementary School, located in Bellaire, TX, serves children from pre-k through 5th grade.  

Buker recently shipped six boxes of donated math manipulatives to Kolter and dedicated the proceeds of the Ice Cream Social's LEGO guessing game to aiding the school. 

Soon your children will be invited to raise small donations to help Kolter through a Morning of Movement event at Buker in early November. Donations will be directed toward the Kolter teachers' wish lists of outstanding supplies. Please stay tuned for a flyer and pledge form.

Additionally, we have received Kolter's class lists with first names so that during school our children may personalize a card or letter for Kolter's students. This will provide a meaningful opportunity for Buker citizens to engage with the students of Kolter who have faced such adversity. 

On behalf of the Buker teachers and parent volunteers organizing these efforts, thank you for your family's support! If you have any questions, please contact Amy Orlando (, Frances Wetterlow-Thibeault (, Alison Hawkins ( or Amber Woolfenden ( 

Monday, October 23, 2017

Early Act

EarlyAct is a community service club sponsored by our local Rotary. EarlyAct provides students the opportunity to gain an increased awareness and knowledge of our communities and the world. The mission of EarlyAct is to promote goodwill, understanding and peace through the active participation of its student members in monthly before school meetings and the planning of community service projects and events. At a young age, all students can easily be encouraged to be caring and helpful!

EarlyAct teaches respect, empathy, tolerance, caring, citizenship, compassion, responsibility, leadership, friendship and teamwork.

Please fill out the form if you are interested in having your child(ren) participate in the EarlyAct Club.

Our first meeting date will be Friday, November 3rd at 7:30am in Mrs. Gray’s classroom!

Ski, Skate & Board

Friday, October 20, 2017

Phys. Ed. Requests

Hello Buker families!

I am looking for some recycled items to use in Physical Education. I am collecting  plastic bottle caps from water bottles, soda bottles, any size - even the wider plastic caps from Vitamin Water size bottles will work.  The more variety in sizes and color, the better. I have some lessons involving spelling and math for the younger grades that calls for lots and lots of bottle caps. 
Also, if there are any used Twister games (with the spinners) that families can part with, I will put them to good use with some fun activities.  

Thank you in advance!  I will leave a box outside the main office to collect my recycled treasures. Hope your children are having a great time in Physical Education!

Maggie Schack

Thursday, October 19, 2017

School Picture Retake Day

If your child was absent on Picture Day, please be aware that Wednesday, November 8th is the day for retakes.  If you need another form, please contact the office.  

If you would like your child's picture retaken, please 
SEND IN THE ORIGINAL PICTURES with your child on Wednesday, 11/8.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Edfund Halloween Party! Get your tickets!

Use this link to buy your Edfund Halloween tickets before they are sold out! 

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Amazon Gives to Buker!

Please take a moment and go to and designate The Friends Of Buker Elementary School Inc. as your charitable organization.
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Use the following link to designate 
The Friends Of Buker Elementary School Inc. as your organization of choice. 

Happy Shopping!

Thursday, October 5, 2017

October Calendar Reminders

  • No school for students:  Friday, October 6
  • No school: Monday, October 9
  • Early Dismissal:  Tuesday, October 24 ~ 11:15am (No lunch)
  • Family Fun Night: Wednesday, October 25 ~ 5p-7p
  • Early Dismissal:  Tuesday, October 31 ~ 11:15am (No lunch)

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Gabe's Run

Gabe's Run 2017

5K Race
1-mile Fun Run
Patton Park, Hamilton MA

Race-Day Registration
5K             7:30 - 8:30am
Fun Run   7:30 - 9:45am

Start Times
Mens + Women's 5K Race
Awards immediately after
1-mile Fun Run

Race Entry Fees
5K Race $25  |  Fun Run $15
Fun Run Family Pass $45

Awards & Prizes
5K Trail Race
Medals and prizes to top 3 men and women:
1  $300 cash or certificate*
2  $250 cash or certificate*
3  $150 cash or certificate*

Top 25 Men + Top 25 Women in 5K
Receive Craft Baselayer

Awards by Age Group
Women and Men: U13, 14-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+
1  $50 NERC certificate*

*Certificates provided by New England Running Company, Beverly, MA.

The Fun-lovin' Finale.
Friday, November 24, 2017 |  Patton Park, Hamilton MA
Join us for our tenth and final Reunion Run, the day after Thanksgiving. Should be a fun field for both the chip-timed 5K Trail Race and the 1-mile Fun Run. Grab your friends and register now to make sure you don't miss out on the action! Visit to register.

Fast 'n Furious | Men's + Women's 5K
This year, for added fun, our 5K race includes both Men and Women. Top 25 Men and Top 25 Women go home with a fabulous Craft baselayer, and an inevitable grin to go with it.Grab your friends, family and foes and enjoy the competition.

Fast Friends | The 1-mile Fun Run
The perfect race for runners of all ages and abilities. Race it, run it, stroll it. A wandering trail through the beautiful open fields of Patton Park and the Myopia Schooling Fields. Enjoy cool camaraderie and ribbons for the kiddos.

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Tuesday, October 3, 2017