Buckingham Parent News

May 2015

Note from the principal...

Wow...can you believe it is May 2015! What a fantastic year of growth we have had. Our school has welcomed many new families and teachers, embarked on new STEM curriculum, developed integrated STEM units of studies, collaborated with STEM professionals in our community and continue to provide an education based on what is best for children. We will look forward to our families and community members joining us for our STEM Week and an evening culmination the last week of May. Students will share their learning, community partners and organizations will be sharing in the importance of building STEM education in the early years. Please make sure to read through our May newsletter for important event dates and school schedules.

The first week of May is teacher appreciation week, so please send your child with a hand made note or drawing for their teacher. I am honored to learn from the teachers at Buckingham. Our staff is here on the weekends and late at night working tirelessly for each and every child. They demonstrate patience, compassion and commitment to learning the best practices and strategies to support each of their students. The staff at Buckingham is forward thinking educators who are life long learners and they love and care about your children.

Warm regards,

Sunshine Dandurand
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STEM Family Night - Wed., May 27 from 5:30-7:00

  • STEM Student Presentations
  • STEM Career Presentations
  • Demonstrations from Bend Science Station
  • Demonstrations High School Students

Join your child for lunch, then jointly tackle our featured design challenge!

Engineering Family and Lunch Challenges
  • 3rdd Grade - Tuesday, May 26th - 12:00-12:20 Lunch 12:20-12:40 Engineering
  • 2nd- Tuesday, May 26th - 12:30-12:50 Lunch 12:50-1:10 Engineering
  • 4th Grade Thursday, May 28th - 12:00-12:20 Lunch 12:20-12:40 Engineering
  • 1st Grade Thursday, May 28th - 12:30-12:50 Lunch 12:50-1:10 Engineering
  • 5th Grade Friday, May 29th - 12:00-12:20 Lunch 12:20-12:40 Engineering
  • kindergarten Grade Friday, May 29th - 12:30-12:50 Lunch 12:50-1:10 Engineering

Talent Show

  • Talent Show Permission Slips Due / May 18th
  • Talent Show Try-Outs / May 21st & May 22nd
  • Talent Show Performance / June 4th @ 1:15
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Class Placements for 2015-16

Our goal is to create balanced classrooms at each grade level. If you have input on peers or teachers, please come into the office and fill out the blue, parent information form. We do not take specific teacher requests. Classroom classes will be created and posted a week before school begins in September.

Memorial Day - No School

Monday, May 25th, 9am


Full day on last Wednesday of the year.

Wednesday, June 10th, 9am-3:30pm


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Thank you for your contributions through the Giving Letter Campaign to support STEM!

I am so excited to be part of a community that invests in innovative strategies to give children what they need to be prepared for their future and not our past. We were able to raise $4000 that will directly impact your students ability to access high level STEM curriculum and field experiences.

Bullying is defined by repetitive act caused by another with an imbalance of power. STOP-WALK-TALK is used at Buckingham for both solving isolated problems and bullying.

Stop, Walk, Talk - Anti Bullying Video
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5th graders will visit their middle schools on May 21st!

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Please remember to call the office at least 15 minutes before the end of the day if your child's plans have changed. After 3:15 on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday or after 1:45 on Wednesday we are unable to get messages to your students in time.