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Bucher Directory

The 2017-2018 Bucher Elementary Student Directory is now available.

You can download the Student Directory here: 2017-2018 Student Directory

In order to prevent people outside the Bucher Community from accessing the Student Directory, you will need to enter a passcode to open this document. This information was sent home with your child. If you need another copy of the instruction sheet with the passcode information, please contact Michele Burkholder at psumichele@gmail.com or 717-575-5104.

Please use good judgment and consideration in using the Student Directory. It was
prepared to make it easier for families to connect for matters such as setting up play
dates, sending birthday invitations, or discussing homework assignments. It is only
to be used for non-commercial purposes by Bucher families and staff. Commercial
solicitations are expressly prohibited.

If you need to update any of the information listed for your child in the Student
Directory, please download and complete the following form: 2017-2018 Student Directory – Update Form

If your child’s name is not included in the Student Directory, please download and
complete the following form: 2017-2018 Student Directory – Additional Student Form

If you have any questions about the Student Directory or any of the attached forms,
please contact Michele Burkholder at psumichele@gmail.com or 717-575-5104.

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New School Supplies

News from Mr. Martin:

On August 24th, Bucher Teachers will be visiting various locations in the Bucher attendance area.  Bucher Teachers will be stopping to visit with students and hand out various school supplies.  If you are not in need of supplies, you can still meet and visit with teachers.  It is always a fun day to get to see students and families in their neighborhoods! They will be at each stop for approximately 15 minutes.  The following stops are scheduled (times are approximate).

Stop 1: Belair Townhomes (the bus will park at the corner of Coventry Rd. and Candlewyck) 10 am

Stop 2: Darlington Court/Breckenridge Way (Weaver Rd end) 10:40 am

Stop 3: Frome Avenue and Integrity Drive 11:15 am, back to Bucher at 11:45 am

If you are in need of school supplies to start to year and unable to meet up with the Bucher teachers on August 24, please contact Linda Swift at swiftli@mtwp.net or by calling the office at 717.569.4290. If you have questions or concerns, please contact Mr. Martin at martinan@mtwp.net or by calling the Bucher office.

Bucher Communication & News

This year, you can keep up to date on Bucher through multiple means of communication:

Twitter: @MrMartinBucher

Bucher School Remind: to participate, text @bucherbear to the number 81010 or download the remind app and use the code @bucherbear to join for free.

As always, you can follow/like Bucher PTO on Facebook here.

Upcoming events:

  • August 16: New Family Open House 10 am -12 pm
  • August 24: Ice Cream Social (Bucher Cafeteria) 6-7:30 pm
  • August 28: First Day of School for grades 1-4 & Kindergarten Open House
  • August 29: First Full day of Kindergarten
  • August 30: Parent night  6:00-7:30 pm
  • September 1 & 4: No school
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Box Tops for Bucher

boxtopEarn Cash for Bucher Elementary by turning in Box Tops (found on many common grocery products).  Box Tops are found on many products that you already buy.  Just clip any Box Tops you see and send them to school with your child in a small plastic snack bag or an envelope.  If you would like to see a list of what we can purchase with Box Tops, visit the Box Tops for Education website.

If you have questions or would like to help, contact Jenn Brownell.  Please have your box tops in for the Fall collection no later than October 24th!  Box Tops are submitted twice a year and this is the first deadline.  Any Box Tops submitted after October 24th will still be welcome but will not be submitted until spring.


Bucher Holiday Shoppe – Volunteers

Be a Volunteer Helper at this year’s

Bucher Holiday Shoppe 2017

Hello everyone!  The Holiday Shoppe will be Wednesday December 6th through Friday December 8th this year.  Each class has signed up for a time slot so the students can come in and make holiday purchases.  We need your help to assist the students in making these purchases. You must have your clearances to be able to volunteer.

Sign up here!

We have certain time slots available each of these days.  There will be 1  to 2 classes that will come in during each slot.  If you cannot be there the whole time but want to sign up, please mark in the comments the time you are available.  Please make sure you DO NOT sign up for the time that your child will be making their purchases, as this will be a surprise for you!  It is so fun to be with the kids as they look and purchase items for friends and loved ones.

Thank you so much for your help to make this a success for the school and the students.  We could not do this without you!

Bucher Teacher Appreciation Dinner

Please help us THANK the Bucher teachers & staff at the upcoming conferences.  We will be providing them food between conferences. Help is welcome with food or clean up!

Please be on the lookout for the kids to be coming home with a handprint to color & complete with why they are thankful for their Bucher teachers and staff.  These will be displayed for the teachers at the dinner.  Please send them back by 11/16.

Eats in Richmond Square will be providing the main meal, but if you’d like to help contribute – please sign up here.

All food drop off will be on 11/20 between 1-3:30pm with Mrs. Swift at the front office of Bucher.

Date: 11/20/2017 (Mon.)

Time: 4:00pm – 6:30pm EST

Location: Bucher Teacher Lounge



Parent’s Night Out Event

Cuascut’s Academy of Martial Arts is having a Parent’s Night Event on October 14 from 6-8 pm.

View more information:PNO Flier Bucher

Activities include:

  • Game Time in the Kid Cave!
  • Pizza Party and Snacks!
  • Bully Proof Seminar!
  • Prizes and More!

Students K5-4th grade only.

$20 1st Child and $10 each additional child from the same family.  All proceeds go to Bucher PTO!

Sign up here.



KidStuff Book Sales Due

Don’t forget to send in your $25 to purchase your KidStuff Coupon Book, or return the KidStuff book to your teacher! Our school earns 50% or more profit for each book sold.

Kidstuff Time!

It’s that time again.
We are selling valuable, family-friendly KidStuff Coupon Books filled with hundreds of national, regional and local coupons.  The KidStuff Book is conveniently organized, offers incredible savings and is sold exclusively through schools!
Our school earns 50% or more profit for every book we sell! Families can save hundreds of dollars while supporting our school!
Use just a few coupons and easily save more than the $25 cost of the book…Remember to keep KidStuff in your car! Most coupons are long-term and valid for 16 months! You will enjoy fabulous savings from:
Family, friends and coworkers will love saving with KidStuff…The books are great for gifts too! Check out all 30 valuable editions listed on the first page of your KidStuff book or visit http://www.kidstuffcb.com/kidstuff-coupon-book-editions. Your family earns 1 FREE book worth $25 for every 5 books you sell!
Payment is due by Monday, October 2nd. Please make checks payable to Bucher PTO. If you have any questions, please contact Jackie Wachinski  at jbwachinski@yahoo.com

Bucher PTO Meeting 9/13

The Bucher PTO will be meeting this Wednesday in the Bucher Library at 7:00 pm.  Download the agenda here.  All parents are welcome!

Bucher PTO meeting agenda

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 @ 7pm in the Bucher Library

  1. Principal’s welcome & comments
  2. Presidents’ welcome
    • Teacher representative comments
  3. Brief presentation by Jenny Germann (Executive Director, Manheim Township Educational Foundation)
  4. Review and approve May 31, 2017 minutes
  5. Review and approve 2017-18 PTO budget
  6. Vote for vice president/ co-vice presidents (slate: Jadie Catania and Michele Burkholder running as co-vice presidents)
  7. Completed/ongoing events and fundraisers
    • June 21 movie night (Cars 3)
    • New family tours
    • Ice cream social
    • Back to school night
  8. Upcoming events and fundraisers
    • Kid stuff
    • Book Fair
    • Fall Fling
    • Gifts and Things
  9. Committee chairperson review
  10. New business
    • SLAC (Superintendent’s Lay Advisory Council)
    • Comprehensive Planning
    • Business support nights
    • PTO outreach events
    • Babysitting at PTO meetings
    • Clearances help table at Book Fair


Bucher Fall Book Fair

It’s that time of the year again when we start to prepare for the Fall Book Fair.   Remember, all purchases benefit Bucher!

When: September 21-29

  • Students will attend the fair with their classrooms
  • Family night is Monday, September 28th 5:30-7:00

Where: Bucher Library or order online.

Volunteers are needed!

We would love your help to make our FALL “WILD WEST” BOOK FAIR a success!!

Sign up to help.

Interested in helping during the school day or in the evening during the Families at the Fair event?  Enjoy helping children pick out books?  Want to help set up or dismantle the Fair?  Love to run a cash register?  Want to help customers during busy periods?  No matter your interest, we have a spot for you!!

Your help is so vital to the Fair that if you sign up to help during one or more time slots below, you’ll receive a $5 gift certificate to use at the Book Fair!

*** In order to help during the school day, you do need CLEARANCES through the District Office.  ***

If you DO NOT have clearances, you can help at our Family Night on Monday, September 28th 5:30 – 7:00pm!!

See you at the Fair!