Please join the Friends of Buker, Cutler and Winthrop for this special screening ofScreenagers: Growing Up in the Digital Ageon Monday, May 7th at 7pm in the HWRHS Auditorium.Screenagersis a documentary directed by Delaney Ruston, M.D. about the impact of the digital age on children and how to help families minimize harmful effects and find balance. After seeing the film, people feel more confident and better equipped to establish balance around screen time.
This event is FREE and open to the public.
Screenagersis sponsored by Friends of Buker, Friends of Culter and Friends of Winthrop
Dear Parents/Guardians of Fourth and
Fifth Grade Students,
Each year as part of our Growth and
Development Curriculum, we present a lesson on puberty to our fourthand
fifth grade students.We address the
growth and development process, physical and emotional changes that occur
during puberty and the increased responsibilities that accompany this important
milestone.We will be conducting this
lesson for both fourth and fifth grade students on May 18, 2018.
Buker School staff members (Teachers, School
Nurse, Adjustment Counselor and/or Principal) will present the curriculum to Buker
students.Separated into same gender
groups, fourth graders will view the video, “Just Around the Corner” and fifth
graders will view the video, “You, Your Body and Puberty”, followed by class
discussions and an opportunity to ask questions.These videos explain, in a positive way, the
physical changes children experience during puberty.This curriculum is offered to support home
instruction in this most vital area.
If parents/guardians would like their
child to participate in the Growth and Development Curriculum they must give
permission for them to do so.A
permission slip has been given to each student to bring home.Those who do not want their child to
participate also need to sign the permission slip and indicate that they would
prefer to have their child excused.Children who are excused will be provided a supervised setting during
the lesson time.The Districts’ Parents’
Rights Policy requires that the school notify parents/guardians of any
curriculum that addresses sexuality so that they have the opportunity to decide
if they want their child to participate.
If you have any questions, please call
me at 978-626-0873.
Inspired by last week’s Boston Marathon? Want to get into running, and looking for somewhere to start? Or are you a seasoned runner interested in supporting your community? Then join the Hamilton-Wenham Friends of the Arts for the 23rdAnnual Melody Miles 5k or 5mile road race on Saturday, May 26! The fun run/walk begins at 10am at the Winthrop School and as the miles tick by you will be serenaded by some of our schools’ best musicians and singers. Registration is $25 and all proceeds help support arts education/activities in our communities. Register online at:www.melodymiles.org Please reach out to Lexie Riordan (Alexandra_riordan@hotmail.com) with questions. We look forward to running with you!
Our collection on behalf of our Boston Marathon runners Julie Holbrook and Michael Digris totaled $458. We have donated half to Julie's charity, Good Sports, and half to Michael's charity, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital. Thank you to all who donated.
On Friday, April 13th, Ms. O’Shea and Mrs. Orlando’s classes will be hosting an all school morning meeting in honor of two Buker parents that are running the Boston Marathon. Our hope is that students can wear sports attire and running shoes to show their support for these parents during this assembly.
Our classes will be presenting about the marathon and then the assembly will end with a rally to show excitement for Mrs. Holbrook and Mr. Digris. We will enjoy listening to their favorite training songs and end with a lap around the school.
Julie Holbrook will be running for Good Sports and Mike Digris will be running for Spaulding Rehab. We will be accepting donations and will split the donations between the two charities. If you would like to support them, kindly send a $1.00 (or more) to school with your child.
Thank you for your support. Let’s show that we are #Buker Strong!
Thank you to Heather Romiza and Amy Kolano for coordinating another successful Scholastic Book Fair! Our teachers greatly appreciate the gifted books for their classroom libraries.
Additional thanks to Kristen Crockett and her volunteers for organizing the refreshments and greeters for our annual GrandFriends' Day. We had over 185 senior visitors in our classrooms! It was a special morning at Buker.
Due to our many missed days of school this winter, we have decided to change a handful of our MCAS dates to allow for more instructional time in the classrooms prior to the assessments. Please note the changes highlighted in yellow below. Third grade will complete their English/Language Arts assessments prior to April vacation, but all other assessments will take place after April vacation.
We are beginning the very important process of class placement for next year. The teachers and I will soon meet to build the classes. Our teachers have a very good understanding of your children, their learning styles, and social development. We also value your perspective and input on the growth of your child. I encourage you to respond to the questions on the form below. I am confident that together we will place your child in the most appropriate environment for their learning success.
If you would like to share your thoughts about your child’s placement with us, please respond to the questions and return your input to the office by Friday, April 27, 2018.However, please refrain from requesting a specific teacher by name, as this would not be in line with our process. This letter was also sent by Aspen email, for your convenience.