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MTSD has cancelled all afternoon and evening activities for today, Tuesday March 3. Therefore the PTO Meeting scheduled for tonight will be held next Tuesday (March 10) instead. We hope to see you there!!

Do Dads Information for Today

Modified Do Dads schedule for today (because of two hour delay):

If you are scheduled to read at 11:00 or later, PLEASE COME AT YOUR SCHEDULED TIME!!  If you are scheduled to read before 11:00, please stay tuned for further information. Information will likely come home with your student today regarding rescheduled times.  Thank you for your understanding and flexibility.

2014-2015 Bucher Family Movie Night

Bucher Family Movie Night is January 29, 2015 at 6pm at Penn Cinema. Join your Bucher friends to watch Paddington in our very own theater. Tickets are only $5 each and are on sale now! Order forms went home the week of January 12. Tickets are available first come-first served.

January Fun…

Don’t let dreary January days get you down! Bucher PTO has many exciting events planned for you to enjoy.
ROLLER SKATING PARTY: Join us this Saturday, 1/17, at the Overlook Skating Rink from 9am – 12pm!
CHUCK E. CHEESE NIGHT: Thursday, 1/22 – look for more information coming home soon! This is an easy way to have fun and support Bucher PTO at the same time.
MOVIE NIGHT: Join your Bucher friends Thursday, 1/29, at 6pm at Penn Cinema to see Paddington Bear! Tickets are only $5 each and order forms will be coming home this week.
YEARBOOKS: don’t forget to turn in your yearbook orders.
Bucher Bistro: Volunteers with clearances will be needed for this event in February. Please stay tuned to find out how you can help.

PTO Meeting & Winter Wonderland!

Our next PTO MEETING is tomorrow (12/2) at 7pm in the Bucher Library. If you have a student at Bucher, then you are part of PTO. Come join us!

WINTER WONDERLAND! The flurries were flying last week and that can only mean one thing…The Winter Wonderland is just around the corner. We invite you to come and create some cool, wintry crafts with your family and friends at Bucher on December 11 from 5:30-7:00 pm. We’ll be making Snowman Magnets, Beaded Ornaments and more. Back by popular demand is the Decorate-your-own-Cookie station. And don’t forget to bring your camera so you can snap lots of pictures in our Winter Wonderland Photo Booth…complete with lots of fun props. If you are interested in helping out with the Winter Wonderland, please email Jenn Shirk at

Big thanks to all the photographers among us who are diligently taking pictures of classroom parties and events. Please hold onto them until you hear from Kerry how and when pictures should be submitted.

STAY TUNED… for more updates later in the week.


We’re so close to reaching our goals! If each student brings in just 10 cents, we’ll reach our goal of providing gift cards for turkeys and perishable foods. We’ll be boxing up donations tomorrow and we’re still in need of a bit more gravy, cranberry sauce, and box cake with frosting 🙂 Remember, these donations benefit our Bucher Community members.  It is amazing and touching to see the power of Community in Action! THANK YOU!

Also, as you prepare your Thanksgiving meals, don’t forget to keep clipping and saving your Box Tops and Labels for Education!! Send them in with your student anytime.

OLYMPIANS VISIT BUCHER TOMORROW – Remind your students to sport their team/club/spirit wear tomorrow (Friday, 11/21) when we welcome USA Field Hockey Olympians to Bucher Elementary tomorrow.

Gobble, Gobble!

Monday, November 10th

harlem-Wizards-2014-02-19-660x330A-600x300PTO Meeting Canceled

Our  November PTO meeting (scheduled for 7pm tomorrow 11/11) is cancelled. We’ll be cheering on Mrs. Rychener and the rest of the Manheim Township Dream Team who will be competing against the Harlem Wizards tomorrow night at the High School.

Veteran’s Day Event

Bucher will honor our Veteran’s on Tuesday November 11th with a Patriotic Veteran’s Day display.  Veterans are invited to attend.  Contact the school if you have yet to RSVP.

MTWP Dream Team Vs. Harlem Wizards Tuesday Night

This event is a lot of fun and raises money for the Manheim Township Educational Foundation who awards grant money to our schools for a variety of programs – like last year’s stream study at Bucher!  Learn more about MTEF here! Come on out for a night of family fun. Tickets sold in advance and at the door. More information about tomorrow night here!

Our Super Teachers & Staff Deserve a Soup-er Meal

We have one more Hospitality Event this year, to show our Bucher Staff how much we appreciate their hard work.  Monday, November 24, we would love your assistance in providing “Our Super Staff a Soup-er Supper.”  These events rely exclusively on your generous assistance.

If you do opt to provide your favorite homemade soup, please provide a serving size of a minimum of 6 and in a crockpot. Please put the type of soup in the comment section of the Signup Genius to avoid duplication.  We do want to give our staff some delicious options.

You can sign up here.

Yearbook Pre-Orders

Yearbooks are available to be pre-ordered.  Information went home with your child last week and your deadline is early December, so remember to pre-order your yearbook soon.


It’s Monday, October 27, 2014…

Happy Monday everyone! Super-big thanks to all the many volunteers and donors who made Friday’s Fall Fair a huge success.   A round of applause to Hillary who outdid herself this year with The Raffles! Thank you, Hillary! We achieved all of our goals for fun and fundraising.  Bucher Volunteers: You make IT happen! Thank you. Thank you! THANK YOU!

Yankee Candle Orders are due this week. Our sale was extended until Monday, November 3rd, but that is the absolute latest we can accept orders and receive our candles in time for the holidays!! We appreciate your support and understanding during a very busy time of year!

Say CHEESE! We are so excited Kerry and Dana are bringing a yearbook to life this year. Please keep taking pictures at school events you attend during or after school hours. Kerry and Dana will let you know how to send them in at a later date. Also, don’t forget you can preorder your yearbook for a discounted price. Order forms will be coming home soon.

TRICK or TREAT?? Trick-or-Treating in Manheim Township is Friday from 6:00 – 8:00. Stay safe: Trick or Treat at houses you know; wear lighted accessories like glow necklaces and bracelets; walk on sidewalks; cross at the corners. Be visible!!

Happy Halloween everyone!

Fall Fair is Tonight!!

What a great night for Fall Fair! The weather outlook is fantastic: about 60 degrees and dry! Come on out for a night of family fun! Festivities begin at 5:30 and don’t forget we’ve got dinner covered: dig into the tasty offerings of Scoop’s and Baron Von Schwein’s food trucks!! SEE YOU AT THE FAIR!

Big Week At Bucher…

It’s a big week at Bucher…   FALL FAIR is FRIDAY!  We still NEED VOLUNTEERS. Please check out the Sign Up Genius HERE to see how you can help.      DISCOUNT TICKET ORDERS DUE BY WEDNESDAY!  The FAIR will feature many, many fabulous raffle baskets (such as AN IPAD MINI !!). Get your tickets early and write your name on some of them in advance to make it easier to enter the raffles at the Fair. Also keep an eye out for the exciting new SILENT AUCTION items available this year: EAGLES TICKETS, FRAMED PHOTOGRAPHY from our own Mr. Aldinger, and more. Reminder: CAKE WALK CAKES should be dropped off on Friday during school hours to the Bucher Office. If you need to make other arrangements, contact Meghan Eckert.

BOX TOPS FALL DEADLINE IS WEDNESDAY!  Our goal this year is to earn $1,000 from the Box Tops for Education program. So far we’ve collected $130. Please send in any box tops you have at home by Wednesday, 10/22, so we can submit them by the Fall Deadline!!  We’re always collecting Labels for Education as well. Send them in together!

HEALTH ROOM DONATIONS: The Health Room can always use sweat pants of various sizes. Donations can be sent in with your student in a bag marked Health Room.

WARM COATS: As colder weather approaches, you’ll no doubt be trying on last year’s coats to see if they still fit. If they don’t, please consider donating clean, gently used coats to the school. More information to come!

THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! Thank you so much to all the Bucher Families, Teachers and Staff who make Bucher such a wonderful place to learn and grow. And, a special shout out to Mrs. Swift, Mr. Fred, Miss Tammy, and Mr. Craig who support us in countless ways and do so with smiles and encouragement! We appreciate you!

Have a great day!