James Buchanan Elementary

Winter Newsletter

BE Traffic Patterns

I would like to thank all our parents for helping to make the new traffic patterns run as smoothly as possible. The process is getting better each week. Lancaster Township has posted necessary traffic signs along Maple Avenue and Rider. Please abide by the signs for the safety of all.


Just a reminder that students eating breakfast should come to the main entrance doors on West End Ave. or be dropped off in the car rider loop. A staff member is there to welcome your child. Breakfast is from 8:15AM until 8:35AM. Please refrain from sending your students earlier than 8:15AM, especially in this cold weather.


The following doors will be opened for students to enter beginning at 8:30AM: Maple Ave (middle of building), main entrance, fire escape stairs, K5/4th grade dismissal doors. A staff member is also in the car rider loop to welcome students.

Upcoming Dates

  • February 1st~ Rescheduled PTO meeting 3:30-5:00pm
  • February 10th~Early Dismissal @ 12:30pm
  • February 12th~ Snow Make Day
  • February 15th~ NO SCHOOL for President's Day
  • February 18th- BE Stem Fair
  • February 19th~ Jump Rope for Heart
  • February 19th~ BE Movie Night @ 6:30 in the gym
  • February 24th~ PTO Meeting 6:00-7:30pm
  • February 25th~ SDoL STEM Fair
  • February 29th~Leap Into Math @ 2:15pm

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.

¨ 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. If your child is in need of gloves, hats, etc., please contact the office.