Buckeye Intermediate Buzz

May 2021

Principal Buzz with Mrs. Kelli Davisson

Hello Buckeye Families!


It is hard to believe that it is May already and the last month of this school year. I want to THANK each and every one of you for all that you have done this year during what has been a very different type of school year. We are all looking forward to a fun and exciting finish to this school year!


Please be sure to check out all of the wonderful things that have been going on in our classrooms as well as upcoming fun activities for students!


If you have any questions or concerns please contact me via email or phone kdavisson@buckeyeschools.org 330-722-8237 ext. 4342.

School Counselor Buzz with Ms. Candice Zablotny

Wow what a school year! This will definitely be another school year I will always remember. Every school year has its challenges and rewards. However, one thing never changes and that's the student support I see our staff focusing on to help our students be successful. I hope everyone has a safe and healthy summer break with family and friends! Please be sure to check the outside counseling resources.


If you have any questions or concerns, please contact kdavisson@buckeyeschools.org or czablotny@buckeyeschools.org.


Important Crisis Contact Numbers: ● Support Hotline/Suicide Hotline: 330-434-9144 ● National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK ● Crisis Text Line: Text - 4hope to 741741 ● The Lifeline: Twitter - @800273TALK ● Call: 1-800-418-6423, extension 359 OR​ www.safeschoolhelpline.com ● Tweet: 66746, then type TIPS ● Medina County Sheriff Department *For immediate safety concerns regarding yourself or others:​911or 330-725-6631 o ● The Crisis Center​ at ​ (330) 725-9195​.


Additional information can be found at http://www.medinamentalhealth.com/Crisis_Intervention.html


As always, please contact me at czablotny@buckeyeschools.org if you have any questions, comments, or concerns.

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May 2021

5/1 - Little Bucks Preschool Tuition Due

5/3 - 6th Grade Camp (Abraham, Nunn, and Piehl)

5/5 - Club Invention

5/ 7- 6th Grade BJHS Tour

5/9 - Mother's Day

5/13 - 6th Grade Camp (Johnston, King, Dieter, Adams)

5/20 - Final Day of VLA Meal Bags

5/21 - Preschool Virtual Graduation

5/21 - DARE Graduation

5/25 - Kona Ice Truck for 6th Grade students ONLY (Sponsored by Buckeye Elementary PTO)

5/26 - End of 4th Quarter

5/26 - LAST DAY OF SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS

5/31 - Memorial Day

6/4 - Report Cards Available Online After 4 pm

Students Go Gaga for GaGa Pits

We want to send a personal THANK YOU to everyone that was able to participate in our Spring Fundraiser this year! Between the Snap! emails and direct donations we raised $6,055 dollars! WOW! We greatly appreciate your generosity and participation in this fundraiser for our students! We purchased our new GaGa Pits for the playgrounds and our students are already enjoying them!

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AirPods Raffle Winner, Kara Goodwin

Congratulations to our second place top supporter in the SNAP! Raise spring fundraiser, Kara Goodwin. She was the winner of the Apple Airpods raffle!

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Mr. Coccia and Mrs. Smith's 4th Grade Class Squirrel Simulation

4th grade students in Coccia/Smith's Science class participated in a squirrel simulation activity on a nice Friday morning in April. Each "student squirrel" was required to store enough food to survive the winter. Various changes were applied to the forest each year (coyotes, new food sources, trees cut down) and the population of surviving squirrels was recorded. Students then analyzed their class's data to determine which events had positive or negative effects to their squirrel population. No "student squirrels" were harmed in the making of this squirrel simulation.
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Mrs. Vetrick's 5th Grade Class Explores Sound and Light

Mrs. Vetrick’s 5th grade students recently learned about the properties of sound and light. Students used flashlights, prisms, lasers and mirrors to discover how light waves reflect and refract, as well as, how they are used in everyday life. Students were able to reach targets, create rainbows, see over and around objects using periscopes and mirrors.


These 5th grade scientists also learned how sound waves have low and high frequencies and pitches. Students experimented with different types of instrument strings and notes to see which had the highest vibration rate and pitch. For extra fun, students used boom whackers (lightweight, hollow, color-coded, plastic tubes, tuned to a musical pitch by length) to play songs. Our favorite to play was the Ghostbusters theme song!

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Ms. Jamieson and Mrs. Kirlough's 5th Grade Students Celebrate Earth Day

Earth Day is an annual event on April 22 to demonstrate support for environmental protection. Ms. Jamieson and Mrs. Kirlough were fortunate enough to have a special guest from the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo conduct a live stream conference. The students were able to enjoy this virtual experience discussing Earth Day, conservation and animal habitats. Thank you to our Buckeye parent, Mrs. Heather Strawn, for offering to do this conference for our classroom. Mrs. Strawn is a zookeeper at the zoo!

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Miss Leska's 6th Grade Music Students Create Original Song and Video

Lights, camera, action! Miss Leska's 6th grade music classes are proud to present an exciting premiere of their original song and music video on the last day of school, Wednesday, May 26!


"Gettin Thru" is a spring semester project/performance in lieu of their annual recognition concert. This will be available for the community on Miss Leska's YouTube channel, "Adrienne Leska." We are excited to share this with all of you.

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Earth Day Celebrated at Buckeye Intermediate

On Friday, April 30, the Intermediate School celebrated Earth Day by dressing as zookeepers and bringing a stuffed toy to donate to a local children's hospital. 6th Grade teacher, Mr. Piehl, killed with his zookeeper look!
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Thank You, Boy Scout Troop 500

Have you noticed how nice the flower beds look, in front of Buckeye Intermediate and Buckeye

Primary School? Well, you can thank Boy Scout Troop 500 for the work they completed.

During our spring break, when many of us took a little time to relax, Kobe Walter, Edwin Ortiz,

Kai Knaub, Joe Farrell, Jimmy Cervenak, Alex Swantek, Joshua Swantek, and their leader, Mrs.

Swantek, took time to come to our school and complete a service project. These wonderful

examples of community service workers removed the debris and trash from the front flower beds in order to show off our beautiful flowers. Thank you Boy Scouts. We love the fact that you care about the appearance of our schools.

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Library Books Due May 17

Students must have all library books turned into the Buckeye Elementary library before May 17. Fees for books that were not returned will be placed on student accounts. If you have any questions about your student's library book(s), please contact Mrs. Rhonda King x 4202 or rking@buckeyeschools.org.
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Last Month To Qualify for a 2020-21 Student Fee Waiver

A student must qualify for the free lunch program to have fees waived. If your student normally qualifies for the free lunch program, please:


1) complete a Free and Reduced Lunch application. Applications are available by emailing kmoore@buckeyeschools.org.


2) sign and return the Direct Certification notice sent directly to parents/guardians by Buckeye Food Service. For questions regarding Free and Reduced Applications or Direct Certification notices, please contact cafeteria@buckeyeschools.org.

Camp Invention June 21-25

Join us for Camp Invention: Recharge at Buckeye June 21-25 for students entering grades 1-6. Watch the video (below) to learn more about this year's fun activities! To register go HERE.

School Substitute Positions Available

If you are interested in being a substitute educational classroom aide, a substitute student monitor, or a substitute classroom teacher, or all three, we promise to keep you busy! Please see the links below with information related to those positions or send us an email at kmoore@buckeyeschools.org.


https://www.medina-esc.org/SubstituteTeachingProcess.aspx

http://education.ohio.gov/.../Audiences/Substitute-Licensure

http://education.ohio.gov/.../Educational-Aides-and-Monitors

2019-20 Elementary Yearbooks Still Available

The 2019-20 Buckeye Elementary Yearbooks from last year are still available for purchase. Hard cover yearbooks are $20.50. Soft cover yearbooks are $15.50. Checks should be made payable to Buckeye Intermediate School. If you are interested in buying last year's yearbook, please contact the BIS offices at kmoore@buckeyeschools.org or call x 4337.


PLEASE NOTE: THERE WILL NOT BE A 2020-21 YEARBOOK.

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VLA Meal Bag Distribution Final Day May 20

The distribution point is at the back of the elementary building and is open from 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. each Thursday. Our final Thursday for VLA Bag distribution will be May 20. Thank you for your continued support of the Buckeye Food Service program. If you have any questions, please contact cafeteria@buckeyeschools.org.

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Student Fees 2020-21

School fees for students Grade 4-6 are $80. $40 per grade level for workbooks and materials and a $40 tech fee for the maintenance of BIS-issued electronic devices.


If a VLA student does not use a BIS-issued electronic device, they will not be required to pay the $40 tech fee.


Students must pay all past and current year's school fees. Students with unpaid school fees:

- will be unable to print student report cards or receive a printed copy of report cards

- will be ineligible to participate in school-sponsored fundraisers

- will be ineligible to attend school field trips, including 6th Grade camp


Payment can be made with cash or a check made payable to Buckeye Intermediate School. Parents may also pay online using the online payment system, PayForIt.net. For questions regarding student fees, email kmoore@buckeyeschools.org.

No Visitors Permitted Inside School Premises Before, During, or After School Hours

No parents or outside visitors will be permitted to enter school buildings, at any time, until further notice. If you need to drop something off for your student at the school, there will be an area outside the office doors, in the entranceway where you may leave your student's items. Upon entering the school, please utilize the bell system (button) located to the right of the office doors to notify the office staff what you are leaving for your student. Office hours are from 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM, Monday through Friday.

Bus Drivers Positions Available

Interested in being a substitute bus driver? Call the Buckeye Local Schools Transportation Department at 330-722-8257 x 1019 or email Mrs. Karen Galden kgaldun@buckeyeschools.org.

Buckeye Intermediate School Offices Contact Information

Kelli Davisson - kdavisson@buckeyeschools.org, Principal x 4342

Candice Zablotny - czablotny@buckeyeschools.org, School Counselor x 4344

Kelly Lockhart - klockhart@buckeyeschools.org, School Psychologist x 4345

Shannon Kissinger- shannon@buckeyeschools.org, School Psychologist x 4124

Kelly Moore - kmoore@buckeyeschools.org, Building Secretary x 4339

Donna Comuzie - dcomuzie@buckeyeschools.org, Attendance Secretary x 4337