Buckeye Elementary School
Buckeye Blast for APRIL 2023
BUCKEYE ELEMENTARY STAR STUDENTS
Congratulations to our Primary Star Students: (pictured left to right and top to bottom) Brenna Fry, Samantha Dukarm, James Piatt, Brennan Sloan, Hunter Hanna, Josh Smith, Delaney Niedzwiecki, Quinn Ison, Coen Schaller, Sam Wilhelm, Zach Morgan, Isaac Romano, Gideon Harris, Forrest Myers, Alexcia Melendez, Chase Boyer, Alvin, Rusizana, Briar Eyssen, Wesley Haney, Lillian Henderson, Cadence Chronister, Kolbie Breudigam, Aleyah McDaniel, Macy Timura, Easton Supan, Chase Janish, and Jake Eisenbrown. Not pictured: Lydia Vrona.
Congratulations to our Intermediate Star Students: (pictured left to right and top to bottom) Morgan Haas, Kellan Kichurchak, Chase Geyer, Eli Salutric, Sean Clark, Nathan Dacey, Lillian Stark, Molly Morton, Adriana Barranca, Jeremy Cash, Nolan Kolarik, Ryan Kosman, Robert Miller, Misha Zaytsev, Colton Nice, Ben Anspach, and Sophia Underhill. Not pictured - Scott Gatt
Congratulations to the Little Bucks Preschool Star Students: Ainslee Rivera and Bella Read.
WORLD DOWN SYNDROME DAY CELEBRATED
6th grader Grace Paul shared treats with her classmates to celebrate the occasion and helped Mr. Magyar judge the craziest socks competition. World Down Syndrome Day is celebrated every year on March 21st to bring awareness that individuals with Down Syndrome carry an extra copy of the 21st chromosome. Chromosomes are shaped like socks, so mismatched socks are a fun way to encourage conversations about diversity, uniqueness, inclusions and acceptance because our differences are what make us great!
KIDS HEART CHALLENGE WINNERS
As a school, we raised $7,172.86. Our top fundraisers were 2nd grader Levi Adams raising $459.56, 3rd grader Juliette Toal raising $346.85 and 3rd grader Steven McCafferty raising $303.56. We are so proud of our students and for making such a great impact on our community.
State Testing for all elementary students will be complete as of April 27th. MAP Testing for students will resume in May. More information will be coming your way!
FIELD DAY DATES AND INFORMATION
Field Day Dates and Make Up Dates Are Listed below:
- May 16 - Field Day (Grades 1-2)
- May 17 - Field Day (Grades 3-4)
- May 18 - Field Day (Grades 5-6)
- May 19 - Field Day (Make Up Day-if necessary)
- May 22 - Field Day (Make Up Day-if necessary)
Family members may attend their student's field day but they must stay in the stands and outside the fence.
Field days will be 8:45 am - 2 pm with a break for lunch. Parent Field Day volunteers will be selected by classroom teachers to run the field stations throughout the day. Parent volunteers can leave for lunch or pack their lunches and eat at the track. 5th and 6th grade stations will be finished before lunch.
There are additional opportunities to volunteer in the Field House handing out popsicles and popcorn and helping students apply temporary tattoos. PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS DIFFERENT FROM THE CLASSROOM FIELD DAY VOLUNTEER. THE TIMES ARE THE SAME SO YOU CAN'T DO BOTH. If you are interested in volunteering in the Field House, please sign up here.
PRESCHOOL GRADUATION - MAY 19TH
Preschool Graduation will be on May 19th. The ceremony will begin at 9:30 am in the Buckeye elementary gymnasium. Please plan to arrive at the school by 9:15 am. Graduation is for preschool students attending kindergarten next year only. All past due tuition fees and late fees must be paid in order for your student to attend graduation.
There will be a preschool end of year playdate to follow the graduation ceremony at 11:00 AM at York Township Park (just north of Route 18 by the FIre Station) Rain or Shine. This is optional for all preschool students. All are welcome! All past due tuition fees and late fees must be paid in order for your student to attend the preschool end of year playdate. If you have any questions/concerns regarding your student's preschool tuition, please contact JoAnne Fike.
SUMMER READING PROGRAM
The Buckeye Elementary will once again be participating in the Medina County District Library's Summer Reading Game for the students' summer reading assignments. Please follow this link mcdl.info/summerreading to the Summer Reading Game at the Buckeye MCDL.
CLASSROOM / TEACHER REQUESTS FOR 2023-24 SCHOOL YEAR
Friendly reminder to Buckeye parents and guardians: we will not be taking any classroom and/or teacher requests for the 2023-24 school year.
6th GRADE SEND OFF
Buckeye PTO along with the 6th Grade Planning Committee have been working very hard to put together a fantastic send off for our 6th Grade students. They are still accepting gift card and cash/check donations. Please use this link to sign up for donations.
The send off will be May 22 from 12:00 pm - 3:15 pm on the Buckeye campus. The Kona Ice truck will be on hand along with pizza and other snacks. Each student also gets a goody bag! There will be raffle baskets, music, a photographer and a kick ball tournament!
6th GRADE RECOGNITION ASSEMBLY
The 6th Grade Recognition Assembly will be held on the last day of school, May 25th at 10 am. It will last approximately one hour. Please limit guests to TWO per student. We ask parents/guardians to take your child home when it is over. If possible, please have your student dress in more formal attire than on a normal school day. We look forward to seeing you at the ceremony!
UPCOMING APRIL DATES
- April 26 - EARLY RELEASE DAY
- April 26 - BUCKEYE DAY
- April 26 - ART SHOW
- April 26 - EVENING SPRING CONCERT - 5th Grade Early Band, 3rd Grade General Music, and 6th Grade Early Band concert @ 5:00-5:45 pm (Gym)
- April 27 - 5th GRADE TESTING
- April 29 - 6TH GRADE STEM Day Field Trip
UPCOMING MAY AND JUNE DATES
- May 4-5 - PRIMARY CAREER DAY
- May 5 - LAST DAY TO CHECK OUT LIBRARY BOOKS
- May 7 - PTO SPRING FLOWER SALE DELIVERY @ 9:00 am
- May 8 - STAFF/TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK
- May 16 - FIELD DAY - Grades 1-2
- May 17 -FIELD DAY - Grades 3-4
- May 18 -FIELD DAY - Grades 5-6
- May 19 - FIELD DAY - Make up - if necessary
- May 19 - PRESCHOOL GRADUATION @ 9:30
- May 22 -FIELD DAY - Make up - if necessary
- May 22 - 6th GRADE SEND OFF @ 12 - 3:15
- May 23 - 3rd GRADE FIELD TRIP TO HALE FARM AND VILLAGE
- May 25 - 6th GRADE RECOGNITION ASSEMBLY @ 10:00 am
- May 25 - LAST DAY OF SCHOOL
- June 2 - FINAL REPORT CARDS AVAILABLE ONLINE AFTER 4 PM
The Buckeye Elementary PTO is so excited to see our Buckeye Families at Buckeye Day this week! Please stop by our table to say HELLO! We would also like to thank everyone that attended the Volunteer Recognition event last week. We appreciate all of your support!
Please use the following link to sign up to volunteer for any of the following events VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES SIGN UP GENIUS
BUCKEYE DAY - Wednesday, April 26th. 5-9pm We are offering students the opportunity to create their very own personalized TIE DYED t-shirts for a fee. We are asking for volunteers to help for ONE HOUR shifts, or longer if you are available. The only way we can offer this is if we have the volunteers!
T-SHIRT SORTING FOR FIELD DAY T-SHIRTS - Thursday, May 4 from 3:30 - 5:00 pm.
SPRING FLOWER DELIVERY - Sunday, May 7th, starting at 9:00 am. We need as many hands as we can get to unload, sort and help load cars as they pick-up. We are looking for 20-30 people who can help any amount of time starting at 9:00 am. If you have a wagon, we need that too!
STAFF/TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK - May 8 - May 12 - please use this link TEACHER/STAFF APPRECIATION WEEK SIGN UP GENIUS to volunteer for Staff/Teacher Appreciation Week.
FIELD DAY - Tuesday, May 16, Wednesday, May 17, and Thursday, May 18. We need help in the Field House handing out popsicles, popcorn, and helping students apply temporary tattoos. Shifts will be broken up to a morning and afternoon shift each day. This is different from a CLASSROOM FIELD DAY VOLUNTEER; however, the times are the same so you can't do both.
For more information, please visit our PTO page on the Buckeye Local Schools website.
EARLY RELEASE SCHEDULE
PLEASE NOTE: THERE IS NO EARLY RELEASE IN MAY. The final Early Release day is Wednesday, April 26, 2023. Early Release days give our teachers an opportunity to focus on activities and expectations that are aligned to district goals and our Strategic Plan. School will release on these days at 1:25 pm.
MORNING CAR RIDER DROP OFF
With the slick roads, and construction, sometimes the 8:45 am cut off for the car rider drop off line cannot be met. We do understand that once in a while life happens. If the playground fence is closed during car rider drop off, students are to be brought to the main office by their parents. Even if you see staff walking in, please go to the main office to drop your child off. Do not let them out of the car and open the fence gate. If you have any questions, please call the office for assistance.
REPORTING DISMISSAL CHANGES BY 2 PM
We recently have had a large increase in parents changing their students' transportation very late in the day. This causes bus delays as we remove students from the bus, as well as confusion for students and teachers about where students are going. Per the Elementary Handbook Section 4 letter J "All pick up calls to the office should be made by prior to 2:00 pm, please". This is for any change in transportation. Communication that comes in after 2:00 pm will need to be considered on a case by case basis. Thank you for your attention to this matter.
Absences can be reported 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, by calling 330-722-8257 ext. 9203. When calling the attendance line, please remember to report the reason your student will be absent. If your child is sick or has an appointment, we ask that you call to report this by 9:30 AM.
2022-23 STUDENT FEES
Student fees are $80 for students Kindergarten through 6th Grade. Fees may be paid by cash or check in the Primary or Intermediate offices. Please make checks payable to Buckeye Local Schools.
Fees may also be paid online via PayForIt.net. Parents will need the student(s) ID number to create an account. This six digit number is your student's lunch ID number and is also found on your student's report card. If you are unable to find the student ID number, or if you have any concerns regarding student fees, please contact the Primary offices at x 4137 or the Intermediate offices at x 4339.
SCHOOL LUNCH INFORMATION
Lunch with milk - $3.00/day. Milk only - $.50 cents/day.
School meals are no longer free this school year. Please check your student's account to ensure it is not in the negative. If you have any questions about your student's lunch account or a Free and Reduced Meals application, please contact Mrs. Carrie Beegle.
Free lunches or lunches at a reduced cost of $.40 cents are available to students who qualify. Free and reduced applications are available and must be returned to the school to determine eligibility. To request an application, please contact Mrs. Bartko at the Primary or Mrs. Fike at the Intermediate.