Thursday, March 29, 2018

Town Meeting Childcare, sponsored by NHS members

HWRHS National Honor Society members will babysit Hamilton and Wenham children during Town  Sessions will be held from 9-12 or 1-4 at the H-W Rec Center. Cost is $10 per child per session. 
We are offering crafts, board games, sports, a movie and more. Goldfish and water will be available as snacks. For more information, contact Barbara Mahoney at b.mahoney@hwschools.net or Jennifer Sauriol at j.sauriol@hwschools.net


Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Register your GrandFriend

GRANDFRIENDS' DAY

Friday, April 6th

8:30am-10:00am

Please register your child's visitor/s with this link:  



8:30am-8:45am    Coffee Reception in the Cafeteria

8:45am-10:00am  Classroom Visit 

The Spring Scholastic BookFair will be available to seniors and children during this time.  
Many thanks to Friends of Buker for coordinating the coffee reception and greeters.

If a grandparent cannot attend, please invite a neighbor, friend, or other relative.
Please note this event is for special senior friends, not parents or siblings.

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Mark your calendars!

Take a moment to note these end of year dates.

  • Monday, 6/18:  Fifth Grade Musical Evening Performance (6:30pm)
  • Friday, 6/22:     Moving Up Assembly / Fifth Grade Recognition (2:00pm)
  • Monday, 6/25:  Buker Field Day ~ Rain or Shine
  • Tuesday, 6/26:  Last Day of School ~ Early Dismissal (11:15am)


Scholastic Book Fair Classroom Visit Schedule (4/4, 4/5)


Buker in Bloom Auction: Buy your tickets now!

Attention Parents! Tickets are on sale NOW for this year's Buker in Bloom Auction to benefit Friends of Buker. You do NOT want to miss it! We have some great items in the silent and live auction lineups!  Visit Buker in Bloom to purchase tickets. If you are not registered on Bidding for Good you will have to create a username before purchasing. Then you're all set for our online auction too! Win-Win!


Friday, March 23, 2018

Be a GrandFriend Day Volunteer!


Supporting Your Child’s Academic Success


Please join us to learn strategies you can use at home to support your child’s literacy and math skills development.

Buker cafeteria
Wednesday, April 4, 2018
8:30-9:30 a.m.

Presenters:
Peggy McElhinney, Director of Curriculum, Assessment, and Instruction
Christine Fichera, Elementary Math Coordinator
Sue Stibel, Elementary ELA Coordinator

This event is open to all elementary parents and is sponsored by Title I.


Thursday, March 22, 2018

MCAS Dates

Physical Exam Request: Gr. 4 & 5


To the Parents of 4th Graders and 5th Graders,
 
Massachusetts General Law, c.71, s.57, requires all school children to have a physical examination on file within one year prior to entrance to school or within 30 days after school entry and at intervals of either three or four years thereafter.  In order to comply with this law at the elementary level, we require that you provide a copy of the physician-completed physical examination performed prior to your child’s kindergarten year and during his or her 4th grade year.

Please provide the school with a copy of your child’s most recent physical exam.  If your child has a physical scheduled for this spring, please email the school nurse with the date of the appointment, and send in the physical once completed.

If you are a 5th grade parent and did not send in a physical last year, please send one in as soon as possible.  You can send a copy in with your child or the pediatrician can fax it directly to 978-468-0450.

Thank you for your assistance,

Lisa Druskat BSN, RN, NCSN
Buker School Nurse
l.druskat@hwschools.net

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

GrandFriends' Day: April 6th / Register now!

If there is a special senior in your child's life, please invite him or her to join us for


GRANDFRIENDS' DAY

Friday, April 6th

8:30am-10:00am

8:30am-8:45am    Coffee Reception in the Cafeteria

8:45am-10:00am  Classroom Visit 

The Spring Scholastic BookFair will be available to seniors and children during this time.

Many thanks to Friends of Buker for coordinating the coffee reception and greeters.


If a grandparent cannot attend, please invite a neighbor, friend, or other relative.
Please note this event is for special senior friends, not parents or siblings.

Please register your child's visitor/s with this link:  

Buker GrandFriends Registration

Book Bingo a Success!

A lot of fun was had last night at the annual Bingo Event, sponsored by Friends of Buker.  Parent coordinator of many years, Marisa Bartlett, led the evening of Bingo for Books in style!  Thank you to the many volunteers who baked for the sale, handed out pizza slices, and helped make the evening fun.  Special shout out to the Buker Alum callers! 

Monday, March 19, 2018

Friday, March 16, 2018

Fabric Drive

Fabric Drive
March 19th through May 11th


Just in time for spring cleaning! Buker’s EarlyAct is collecting fabric in ANY condition
to raise funds to support Buker’s cultural enrichment programs.




Examples of items: any type of clothing,  linens, single socks and mittens, curtains, etc.


Our goal is to collect 160 large trash bags. There will be a donation box in the Sue Cooke Gallery at the Buker School.

Clean out your closet to help. Thank you for your support!

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Mark your Calendars: BOGO Scholastic BookFair



Bingo! Monday, 3/19

MONDAY, MARCH 19th


·      SESSION 1:  4P-5:30P
·      SESSION 2:  6P-7:30P


Friends of Buker invites you to a pizza dinner and fun night of bingo with books!!!
·      Tickets are $8 per person
·      Each ticket includes one slice of pizza, one drink and two bingo cards. 
·      Everyone attending must have a ticket, and all children must be accompanied by an adult. 
·      Siblings are absolutely welcome.

Please consider donating a NEW book or two!
We want to be sure everyone is a winner.
We rely on your donations to accomplish this.


Please contact Kathy Hughes (978-626-0873) if you need financial assistance.

Family Lunch Gr 1 and Gr 2: New dates/menus

Because of the snow days, the Family Lunches for Gr 1 and 2 have been rescheduled.

Grade 1:  Thursday, March 29th (12:45pm)
Penne and Meatballs / Tuna Salad Sandwich / Bagel

Grade 2:  Tuesday, March 27th (11:15am)
Mac and Cheese / Tuna Salad Sandwich / Bagel

If you have already signed up, but need to make a change to your meal selection, please do the signup again.  New families are welcome to signup.

Monday, March 12, 2018

Playground News!

Playground News!

Buker is getting its new playground!  
Please click here for more information about this exciting project.

Box Top Update!

Here are the box top totals from November through February.
  • McMahon 153
  • Twiss 5
  • Gray 129
  • Blanchard 48
  • Oliveira 104
  • O’Shea 253
  • Orlando 652
  • Bernardo 315
  • Aikins 240
  • Gambino 204
  • Geraghty 356
  • Reed 325

*Please check expiration dates!
*Do not put more that 25 on one sheet.  There are more box top forms at the front office. 


*If you send box tops in a bag and you would like your class to get credit please write the teachers name on the bag in a marker/pen that does not erase off. 


*There are unclaimed bags in the box at the front office.  If they are yours come claim them! :)

KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!!! 

Check your pantries. Ask relatives and friends to save box tops for you. 
These totals are for the past 4 months.  There is still plenty of time to catch up and win a class pizza party. 

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Spring Great Gatherings to support the Auction

The auction isn't until May, but we have some fun events in the works to support the auction's fundraising goals before the big event. Great Gatherings are small-group events planned and held by parents. Several fun gatherings have been planned to help you and your family stay active and build connections within our school community. So grab a friend, and please consider signing up for one or more of these events to support our school!

Tennis Social at the MAC (March 30) Come and enjoy a fun evening of tennis with other Buker parents at the Manchester Athletic Club. All are welcome to play- no experience necessary! 

Spin for Buker (April 8) 45-minute spin class at the North Shore's premier indoor cycling studio, The Inner Cycle, in Beverly. Whether you are a spin enthusiast or new to indoor cycling, this class will provide an energetic and fun experience while supporting our school, using free weights for a full-body workout and featuring state-of-the-art sound and lighting systems. 

NERF Party for all ages (May 5) Kids from all grades are invited to participate in a mighty NERF battle, to be held at the home of Amy & James Kraft in Wenham.

Mountain Biking on the Willowdale Trails (May 6) Explore the Willowdale State Forest mountain biking trails with Buker dads Steve Sylvester and Noah Vihinen and their 2nd and 4th grade sons. Open to all children accompanied by a parent or another adult with bikes appropriate for off-roading/trails, helmets and water.

A Night of Wine and Cheese Tasting = SOLD OUT
Here’s how it works: Great Gathering events will be held in the months leading up to the auction and over the summer. Buker parents can sign up and pay to attend event, with 100% of this payment going to Friends of Buker as auction revenue. There are three different types of Great Gatherings:


  • General events for adults or kids with a specific number of slots available, such as the holiday cookie swap and sip party which took place last December. Events currently being planned include firepit gatherings, an outdoor yoga class, and a nature excursion for families at the Ipswich River Wildlife Reserve in Topsfield.
  • Class gatherings where the entire class or grade is invited. Typically hosted by a group of parents to share the load, examples this year will be home and country club pool parties, backyard movie nights, and a SkyZone party.
  • Teacher/staff events: These are extremely popular events that will be available for bidding during the online auction and at the live auction. Some of the events planned are a train trip to the Museum of Science with Mr. O. and Mrs. Petrou, a "puppy poetry party" with Ms. Gambino, Mrs. Bent and Serenity, and a ukulele jam session with Mr. Ferreira, just to to name a few!


Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Bingo: 3/19

Bingo for Books has had only 16 signups and 3 donations.....

Please register and donate a book! 


MONDAY, MARCH 19th


·      SESSION 1:  4P-5:30P
·      SESSION 2:  6P-7:30P


Friends of Buker invites you to a pizza dinner and fun night of bingo with books!!!
·      Tickets are $8 per person
·      Each ticket includes one slice of pizza, one drink and two bingo cards. 
·      Everyone attending must have a ticket, and all children must be accompanied by an adult. 
·      Siblings are absolutely welcome.



Please contact Kathy Hughes (978-626-0873) if you need financial assistance.