Category Archives: Bucher News

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 or by calling the office at 717.569.4290. If you have questions or concerns, please contact Mr. Martin at 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

Upcoming Dates for 2016 School Year!

1236400_10151778137626749_1213351428_nYou likely received a letter with most of this information in the mail last week. If you missed it, here are some important dates to remember as we move through August and closer to the start of school.

August 12: Teacher Assignment Postcards will be mailed to parents

August 17: New Family Open House 10 am – 12 pm

  • The PTO will provide tours for students and parents through the building to see important rooms like the cafeteria, gym, library, and classrooms!  Any new students (grades k-4) are invited to walk through the building during this open house.

August 25: Ice Cream Social, Bucher Cafeteria 6-7:30 pm

  • Please join the PTO as we welcome our students back to school! Ice cream will be served in the cafeteria. Tis is an opportunity to meet and reconnect with friends. We will also have school supplies available as needed.

August 29: First day of school – grades 1-4, Kindergarten Open House.

August 30: First full day of Kindergarten

Also, mark your calendar for parent night on Wednesday, September 7 from 6:30-8:00 pm.

The first PTO meeting will take place on September 14 at 7 pm in the Bucher Library


Summer Lunch Program

The Manheim Township School District is please to announce that Bucher Elementary is serving free lunch to kids and teens from June 21- August 11 on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, & Thursdays!  Enter the school via the playground to participate.  All kids and teens 18 years and younger EAT FREE!!!

Time: 11:30- 12:30

No Enrollment, No Cost!

Adults may also eat for $3.75.

For additional locations, call 1-866-348-6479 or text FOOD to 877-877.

Warm up with a good book!

You and your family are invited to spend an exciting evening “Warming Up With A Good Book!” You will hear stories read aloud by surprise guest readers.  Our PTO is providing hot chocolate and cookies for us to enjoy.  The best part is that the children can wear their pajamas!

Book Swap!

We are asking our Bucher families to bring in their used children’s books for our “Book Swap”. Your family will then leave with a “new to you” book to enjoy! The swap will take place during our Warm Up With a Good Book Night.
Please bring in donated books when return your form.

Date: Thursday March 3, 2016

Time: 6:15 – 8:00 PM

Location: Bucher Elementary School

Don’t forget to wear your pajamas!

A form came home with your child.  Please fill out the form and bring your book swap books to school by February 25th.  If you do not have the form, you can warmupwithabookprint it here.

Bucher Elementary Survey

Please consider filling out this survey at the request of Principal Martin.

A message from Principal Martin:

“Thank you to all students, parents, and staff for the contributions you are making to the Bucher community on a daily basis. These contributions have made for an easy transition into this role within the district. As we have just passed the mid-year mark, I am hoping to gather information so I can continue to best serve the needs of our community. I would appreciate you taking the time to answer questions to evaluate my performance thus far. I will be using it to work with staff and make considerations for personal and school-wide goals moving forward. Your contact information is optional and there is also an opportunity at the end of the survey if you desire to speak to me further about any of your responses.”

Survey Link


Spring Bricks 4 Kidz Sessions

Bucher Elementary Spring Session 2: Space Adventures

Bricks 4 Kidz classes provide an extraordinary atmosphere for children, where we learn, we build, we play… with LEGO® bricks. Programs are built around our proprietary model plans, designed by engineers and architects, with exciting themes such as space, construction, and amusement parks. Our specially designed project kits and theme-based models provide the building blocks for the Bricks 4 Kidz approach to educational play. At Bricks 4 Kidz, we believe that kids learn best through activities that engage their curiosity and creativity.

Begins: Thu, March 17, 2016

Thu, April 21, 2016

3:45 pm – 4:45 pm

Many children dream of being an astronaut and traveling to space, so Bricks 4 Kidz created an entire unit around space!  Each week, students will learn about real-life space exploration and build a new model related to the NASA space program.  Models include a satellite, a lunar module, a centrifuge which astronauts use to prepare for the physical sensations of launch, a treadmill which astronauts use to stay fit in space, and a “space robot”.  During this unit, students will learn some of the science behind launching things into orbit, will hear about the most-distant man-made object in the universe, and discuss what it is like to be an astronaut in space.  Are you a budding astronaut?  An adventurer who loves space exploration?  Then you’ll love our Space theme projects.  We’ll be building NASA astronaut training equipment, a space robot and more! Let Bricks 4 Kidz launch your imagination to outer-space and beyond.

*This class is designed for grades 1-4, if your child is in Kindergarten please contact Matt at Bricks 4 Kidz

Sign up here.

Buses Could Be Delayed

In case you missed it, school buses could be delayed.  This afternoon, remember that many of the buses are at other MTSD schools before they head to Bucher.  This could delay buses from arriving at Bucher, and could delay your child getting home, even if their route isn’t impacted.

Plus…Holiday traffic. 

From MTSD:

ATTN: Buses Could Be Delayed Due to Road Closure:

Due to the indefinite closure of Landis Valley Road over Route 222, please be aware that bus transportation could be delayed, particularly for those neighborhoods that surround this part of Manheim Township. We are working with the MTPD to make sure all buses have access to our neighborhoods, however please be patient as our drivers navigate around the detours and traffic.

Yankee Candle Orders, December Newsletter

December Newsletter

Principal Andy Martin’s Bucher Bear Newsletter for December is now available!  Read it here: December 2015 Newsletter

Highlights include information about these upcoming events:
December 8-10 Holiday Shoppe
December 9 PTO Meeting, Bucher Library, 7:00 PM
December 16 Early Dismissal
December 16 Barnes & Noble Night, 5:30-7:30 PM
December 24- January 3 Winter Vacation

Yankee Candle Orders

The Yankee Candle Orders are in the office!  If you ordered from the Yankee Candle Fundraiser, thank you so much for your support.  The fundraiser was a great success and exceeded it’s goal!  Pick up orders in the main office this week.

Thank you again for your support!