Buzzing at BES

September 2021

What a Welcome Back!

Thank you to all our families for a wonderful welcome back this year. We especially appreciate Riverdale High School Pep Band joining us to greet our students on August 9th. It was a WILD day for sure. We enjoyed welcoming families into our building for the first day as well as Open House evenings. We appreciate you helping us to keep everyone safe by honoring our limited capacity. We look forward to having visitors in the building once again this year.
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We need your help....

This year our focus at BES is making every minute count. We are working extremely hard to accelerate student learning to regain learning loss that may have occurred during the last 18 months. RCS will be sending out more opportunities later this fall regarding tutoring opportunities, as well as next summer's camp programming.

You can help us by ensuring that your child/children are at school prior to 7:40 am. We begin instruction each morning as the bell rings to make sure that every minute counts. If your child/children would like to have breakfast at school either from the cafeteria or bringing a sack breakfast from home, we ask that your child be here by 7:30 am.

We are excited about the learning that is already occurring in our building and do not want students to miss out on the wonderful experiences our teachers are providing.

Apex Fun Run is once again coming to BES! Apex Leadership will be in our building from September 21st through October 1st. Save the date for Thursday, September 30, 2021 for Run Day.

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Wilson Bank and Trust Update

Thank you to all our families that are participating in the Wilson Bank and Trust school banking program. At this time, Wilson Bank and Trust is taking all the precautions to keep families safe. Mrs. Marling will not be coming to BES for banking until after fall break. Please feel free to reach out to Mrs. Marling regarding any banking information and updates.

Mrs. Marling can be reached at the South Church Street location. You may reach her via phone at 615-904-6332 or via email at

Here is how you can support BES by just going grocery shopping.....

PUBLIX - Publix Partners - School Rewards

-Click "locate a school"

-Enter Buchanan Elementary School PTO

KROGER - Community Rewards

-Search for your organization

-Enter Buchanan Elementarty PTO


Or download the app

-Search John Price Buchanan Elementary