Category Archives: Bucher News

Red Ribbon Week, Show School Pride!

Red Ribbon Week is from October 23rd to 31st.  Bucher will be showing school pride and our commitment to Healthy Choices including being drug free with the following themes.  Please encourage your students to show their support!

Monday, October 26th:  SOCK it to drugs and unhealthy choices –  Crazy Sock Day
Tuesday, October 27th: RED Out for Red Ribbon Week – Wear red
Wednesday, October 28th: I’m too BRIGHT for Unhealthy Choices – Wear a bright color
Thursday, October 29th: One SCHOOL, One goal: Make Healthy Choices – Wear Bucher Gear
Friday, October 30th:  HATS off to Healthy Choices – Wear a hat

Spirit Week

school_spiritBucher Spirit Week

Spirit Week will be happening this coming week at the Manheim Township High School starting on Monday October 5. Students will be dressing in the theme of the day and students and staff at Bucher and other buildings are also invited to join in on the fun!

Monday 10/5: America–red, white and blue

Tuesday 10/6: Tropical

Wednesday 10/7: Camouflage

Thursday 10/8: Sports Jersey

Friday 10/9: Blue and White

Bucher Girls On The Run Team!


Bucher Families with 3rd-4th grade girls

Great news!  Bucher Elementary will have a Girls on the Run (GOTR) team this Fall.  The season starts Sept. 14 & practices will be Mondays and Wednesdays.

Information will go home with all 3rd-4th grade female students on the first day of school.  Registration will be “lottery style” not first come/first serve. Sign up or learn more! 



Warm Up With a Good Book

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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.  The PTO will provide hot chocolate and cookies for the event.

Book Swap

This year is the first year that “Warm up with a Good Book” will include a book swap.  Bring in your used children’s books to swap – your family will leave with a “new to you” book to enjoy.  The swap will take place during your Warm up With a Good Book Night.  Send in the donated books when you return your form.  The form is found in your children’s backpack or can be requested at the main office.

Time: 6:15 – 8:00 pm

Date: Thursday March 5, 2015

Location: Bucher Elementary School

Superintendent Feedback

Please take a moment to fill out this survey, providing Superintendent Nodecker with the requested feedback.   View the Superintendent’s email below:

Good morning,

As a part of my entry plan I created some basic goals.  Now that I am half-way through my first year, I would appreciate feedback on how I am progressing. Attached is a survey monkey link that will ask you to complete a rating on my progress.

The survey should take just a few minutes. I will leave the survey link open from today until January 30, 2015. If SLAC would forward to your various PTO groups, I would appreciate that.

Thank you,


Winter Wonderland Thursday, Friday Barnes & Noble

snowmanWinter Wonderland, Tomorrow at 5:30

Don’t forget to swing by Bucher on Thursday evening from 5:30 – 7:00 pm for the much anticipated Winter Wonderland.   Some fun crafts:

  • Snowman Magnets
  • Beaded Ornaments
  • Cookie Decorating

Sip some hot chocolate, and snap pictures in the Winter Wonderland Photo Booth!

Barnes & Noble, Friday

Bucher will also be hosting a Barnes & Noble library fundraiser on Friday. Stop by on Friday evening and mention that you are shopping for Bucher.  A percentage of your purchase amount will be donated to Bucher – you pay nothing extra!

Barnes & Noble Night

bn nightBucher Elementary School’s fundraiser with Barnes & Noble will be held on Friday, December 12th at the Barnes & Noble store in Lancaster and online at Barnes & Noble offers books, music, DVDs, educational toys and games, gift product and so much more.

Shopping to support Bucher Elementary continues both in the store and on-line through Wednesday, December 17th.

For every eligible item that is purchased online at Barnes & Noble on behalf of Bucher Elementary, Barnes & Noble contributes up to 12% of the purchase price to our school. More details are included on the website.

Please consider visiting the Barnes & Noble website from Friday, December 12th through Wednesday, December 17th and making a purchase on our school’s behalf. Click here to start shopping, and please ensure you enter our school’s bookfair ID listed below on the payment page to make sure we receive credit.

Thanks for your help!

Bookfair ID: 11446630

Bookfair ID# 11446630

Instructions for online shopping below.

New to

1. Shop the entire site – almost everything is eligible for our bookfair*

2. Set up a new account when you are ready to check out

3. On the bottom of the Payment Page, check the box “Check This Box If This Is a Bookfair Order”

4. Type our Bookfair ID (11446630) in the space provided and continue to check out

Signed in to Your Existing Account?

1. Shop the entire site – almost everything is eligible for our bookfair*

2. From the Checkout Page, go to the Payment Tab and click the Change button on the upper-right side of the tab. This will expand the Payment Page.

3. On the bottom of the Payment Page, check the box Check This Box If This Is a Bookfair Order

4. Type our Bookfair ID (11446630) in the space provided and continue to check out

PTO & November News

Screen-Shot-2013-10-07-at-8.54.43-PMYankee Candle Orders Due

Yankee Candle Orders are due MONDAY November 3rd! Don’t forget to send them in with your child!

PTO Meeting November 11th

The PTO Meeting will be Tuesday November 11th.  November 4th is Election Day (don’t forget to vote) and an early dismissal.  Our November 11th PTO meeting will take place in the Bucher Library at 7 pm.

Yearbook Presale

Other important news,  the yearbook presale order forms are coming home this week so keep an eye out and remember to place your order.
Also, remember to Brush. Brush. Smile! (Coming to MTSD!)
Thanks to all who turned in box tops and labels – keep clipping, saving, and turning them in. We collect all year!! And if you have a Target Card, be sure to sign up to have your purchases count toward Bucher Elementary.


Bucher Fall Fair Results

SubstandardFullSizeRenderFullSizeRenderBucher’s Fall Fair Pumpkin Decorating Competition

Bucher’s amazing teachers have done it again! With pumpkins decorated as a number of characters and figures, our teachers have outdone themselves once again.

1st Place: Mrs. Burkett with her Dunkin Donuts themed pumpkins (pictured left).

2nd Place:  Miss Baker’s Disney themed pumpkins (Mickey & Minnie, Elsa & Olaf, and more!).

3rd Place: Mrs. Parsons Minecraft themed pumpkins (Creepers, Steve, and more!).

Also important to note, PTO presidents Meghan Eckert and Hillary Mountis did an amazing job putting together some fabulous gifts, auction items, and raffle baskets.  Please email if you have a business that you would like us to include in future raffles and events.

Principal Aldinger donated a gorgeous autumn photo and Mr. and Mrs. Swift contributed Eagles Tickets donated by Mark F. Seltzer & Associates.  Other auction items included a Laser Tag Party and a Brent Miller Jeweler Necklace valued at over $250.  Thanks to all who helped out!