This week is Teacher Appreciation Week. Help us shower love and thanks to the teachers with our Virtual Teacher's Appreciation Activities. See the image below for more details. All activities take place in Microsoft Teams. If your student has not done so already, have them join the PBIS team with the code: uszj401 Thank you Buchanan Teachers for ALL you do, especially during this time we are away from each other. You are doing your best to ensure learning is still happening!!!
We truly miss our bobcats!!! We are excited that learning will continue at Buchanan Elementary beginning April 27 - May 21, 2020 through online classes! PreK - 5 teachers will be conducting online instruction through Microsoft Teams on specified days, and daily assignments will be posted so our students will be ready for the next grade level. We strongly encourage all students to participate in the virtual lessons and complete the daily assignments. Your child's teacher will be contacting you soon to ensure you are able to access their virtual classroom and assignments. Online instruction is used so the teacher can provide classroom instruction with students, check on them, talk to them, and assist them in understanding skills and concepts. Students will also be able to communicate with their classmates in a protected environment. Please click the picture to see the Distance Learning Plan Parent Update for more information.
Hello Bobcat Family. We hope all is still well with you and family. Enjoy, as much as you can, the spring season and holiday.
Please see this attached document for updates to
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If your child took Spring pictures, here is an update from Spencer Studios: When schools and businesses shut down, Buchanan's photos were in processing at the photo lab. The lab also had to close. We have reached out to them and once we hear back and secure the pictures we will be in touch to arrange pick up options best for you all.
Be sure to continue to check updates and access resources through the EBR School's District website:
This is a message from E.B.R. Schools: We will be offering printed packets of our optional, at-home educational materials for families who have limited internet access. The packets are for students in grades Pre-K through 8. Packet distribution will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at select locations and on the following days. Monday at Park Forest Middle. Tuesday at Scotlandville Pre-Engineering Magnet Academy and Woodlawn Elementary. Wednesday at Progress Elementary and McKinley Middle. Thursday at Capitol Middle and Wildwood Elementary. Friday at Glen Oaks High and Northeast Elementary. These resources can also be found on the dedicated COVID 19 page at www.ebrschools.org
Please see updates here in these blog posts. Check out the FAMILY RESOURCES TAB (above right) for online resources.
Will students still receive grades? During March 16-April 10th there will be no grades or attendance taken. Enrichment materials provided for students are to help sharpen their skills and help them maintain what they have learned.
Will spring break change? At this time EBR has not made a decision if we will still get spring break. This decision should be made in coming weeks and when it is made I will give you an update.
How will students make up missed time?The required 63,720 instructional minute requirement per year shall be suspended which means the missed days will not have to be extended into the month of June. Therefore we do not anticipate any extension of the school year at this time. These events are unprecedented and the situation is constantly changing. I will keep you posted. Take Care, Mrs. Britten
Nurses will be at our school to give back medications. See images below. Buchanan’s day is Thursday, March 19th.
We will be out of school March 16 - April 10, 2020 due to the Governor's Proclamation. We want all of our families to be safe during this difficult time. The EBRPSS Child Nutrition Department will be serving free, grab-n-go breakfast and lunch at seven school sites beginning Wednesday, March 18, 2020 - McKinley Middle, Park Forest Middle, Capitol Middle, Wildwood Elementary, Woodlawn Elementary, Progress Elementary, & Northeast Elementary.
Students return on April 13, 2020. All teachers have created learning opportunities for all of our students. All K-3 teachers sent home work packets on Friday, March 13, 2020 for students to work on while they are at home. Grades 4 & 5 will have their students work online either in Google Classroom or on the teacher's website. Ms. Washington and Ms. Lolis sent home work packets for their students. If you need work packets or access to assignments, please contact the office. We want to make sure that our students continue to sharpen their skills while they are at home. If you have any questions, please contact the office.
Buchanan's first Black History program in 20 years was a huge success! All of the students and staff did a phenomenal job with their performances. The program took us through history by starting with the accomplishments of several people in Africa and continued up until today. The staff did a wonderful job of coordinating and working with the students. Enjoy some of the pictures from the program.
PreK African Kings & Queens
Harriet Tubman Narration by Mrs. Davis
We were excited to have Junior Achievement Volunteers conduct lessons to all of our K - 5 classes! Lee High ROTC students presented the lessons to our K-2nd students and JA volunteers conducted lessons with our 3rd - 5th students. It was truly a rewarding experience for our students.
The pressure was on at the school's National Geographic GeoBee last week but the students persevered and showed how hard work pays off! Students sacrificed their ancillary and recess breaks to prepare with Mrs. Nosacka. We are super proud of all participants.
Congrats to the top 3: 3rd place, Aadya S 2nd place, Dhruv A. and 1st place, Bhaskar M.