James Buchanan Elementary School

Fall News Flyer

Daily Schedule

· 8:15-8:30 am. Students participating in our breakfast program must enter through the middle Maple Avenue doors.

· 8:35 am. Doors Open for students car rider and walking students. The following doors are open for students to enter the building: Main Entrance, Maple Avenue, Playground near Fire Escape, Kindergarten/4th grade Exit.

· 8:45 am. Classroom instruction begins with all the students in their classroom, ready to learn. Students arriving after 8:45 am will be marked late for school and their parents will receive a call from the school office.

· 3:15 am. Students are dismissed. On the second Wednesday of every month, we will dismiss early at 12:30 pm. Please make arrangements to pick up younger students who can not walk home alone.

School supervision begins at 8:35 am. Please DO NOT HAVE students report prior to this time unless they are eating breakfast or riding the bus.

SIP/Bingo Night

I would like to thank the Parent Involvement Committee and the PTO for organizing our School Improvement Museum and PTO Bingo Night, which was held October 21st from 5:45 until 7:30pm. We had over 170 people attend this event. Families had an opportunity to play several rounds of Bingo, win some prizes, and end the evening with ice cream. It was a great evening!

Parent-Teacher Conferences

Monday, Nov. 23rd, 4pm to Wednesday, Nov. 25th, 11am

340 South West End Avenue

Lancaster, PA

Parent/Teacher Conferences will be conducted November 23rd from 4pm-7pm, November 24th from 10am-7pm, and November 25th from 8am-11am.

No School

Tuesday, Nov. 24th, 8:45am to Monday, Nov. 30th, 3:15pm

340 South West End Avenue

Lancaster, PA

Schools will be closed November 24th through November 30th.

Barnes and Noble Night

Wednesday, Dec. 2nd, 5:45pm

1700 Fruitville Pike

Lancaster, PA

Please join us for our Barnes and Noble Night on December 2nd, 5:45pm until 7:30pm. All Buchanan students will receive a free book. Bus transportation will also be available. More information will follow in Thursday Folders.

Early Release

Wednesday, Dec. 9th, 12:30pm

340 South West End Avenue

Lancaster, PA

Winter Concert

Thursday, Dec. 17th, 6pm

JP McCaskey High School, Lancaster PA

Our Winter Concert will be held at JP McCaskey Hight School on December 17th beginning at 6:00pm. All Kindergarten through FIfth Grade Students are invited to participate. It is a wonderful way to begin the Holiday Season while celebrating our students.

No School

Thursday, Dec. 24th, 8:45pm to Friday, Jan. 1st 2016 at 3:15pm

340 South West End Avenue

Lancaster, PA

Schools will be closed for Winter Break December 24, 2015 through January 1, 2016. Students will return to school Monday, January 4, 2016.

Important Reminders

¨ Please make sure that emergency contacts are up to date. New forms can be picked up in the office. Picture ID , such as a drivers license, will be necessary if someone is picking up your child for the first time.

¨ Dogs are not permitted on school property.

¨ Volunteers: If you would like to volunteer in your child’s classroom, please get a Volunteer Packet from the office to complete. Original PA Clearances must be submitted to the office and the Volunteer Orientation must be completed prior to volunteering in the classroom/school.

¨ Please do not block the bus lanes or double park on West End or Maple Ave . It is a traffic violation. Also, the speed limit is 15mph. For the safety of our students, please be mindful of your speed during school hours.

¨ As the temperature drops, be sure to bundle your child up for school. We will have outdoor recess when possible.