Category Archives: PTO Sponsored Events

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



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

Bucher Fall Fling 2016

Save the date for the October 14th Fall Fair from 5:30-7:30 pm!

Come join the Bucher PTO for a family friendly event. Games (new and old), prizes, photo booth, inflatable, raffles and much more! Back by popular demand, the iPad Mini Giveaway.

Scoops food truck will have food available for purchase.

Help wanted (click the link to the right). Putting on a great fall fling with fun activities for the kids requires a lot of helping hands.  Please sign up to work a shift or two at the fair.

Cakes and bake sale items are wanted! Whether it’s store bought or baked at home, everyone loves to win a cake.  Please sign up to donate a cake or baked goods (sign up on the right).  Donations can be dropped off between 3-4 pm on Thursday or between 9 and 3:40 on Friday (October 14th) in the Bucher office.

Raffle Basket donations are also needed.  If you would like to make a donation please return the form sent home with your child in the fall fair packet.  Thank you!

Dory Movie Night!

finding-doryBucher PTO invites you to join us at Penn Cinema on Wednesday June 22 at 6:00pm for a private showing of Finding Dory.  Tickets are $6.00 each, a huge savings!  Tell your friends and family members, and bring the neighbors, we have opened a second theater to make room for everyone!

We have extended the deadline for purchasing tickets.

Ticket orders will continue to be accepted until June 15th at the Bucher office. Tickets purchased after June 3rd will be available at the Bucher Office – call ahead for hours. Limited ticket availability.

Submit orders via your child’s teacher or the Bucher office (Attn: PTO Movie Night) – After June 8th, submit orders to Linda Swift at the Bucher office (you may want to call ahead for hours).

The concession stand will be open as usual. Contact Laura Boniello Miller with questions at

Lost your order form, or want to share with friends? Here you go!  Dory Order Form


Bucher’s Got Talent!

Friday, May 20, 2016!

Calling all singers, dancers, athletes, magicians and more! We are looking for any students looking to participate in the Bucher Talent Show! Group or solo acts!

Auditions: Tuesday, April 5th and Wednesday, April 6th (4-5pm)

Rehearsals: Wednesday, May 4th and Wednesday, May 11th (4-5pm)

Talent Show: Friday, May 20th at 6pm

Questions? Contact Heidi Manley at or Sam Roberts at Sammy_Roberts@hotmail.CO.UK

Interested students can get the form in the Bucher office – return form by March 30, 3016.

Taste of Bucher – Cooks Needed!

Would you like your country of origin to be represented at the Taste of Bucher on April 1st?  At Taste of Bucher, the students and their families get to taste a bite size portion of the food item prepared by you.  This event focuses on food, culture, music, dance, & heritage.

When: April 1 6-8 pm

Please contact Swathi Iyengar with questions.

If you would like to volunteer to help serve food at the event, please email Swathi or fill out the form sent home with your student earlier in the week.

To sign up, to prepare a dish, please send in the following information:


Child’s Class

Phone Number


“I am able to donate ___________ for the Taste of Bucher”

“Country I am representing ____________”

Please let us know if you will help to serve your donation.


PTO Family Bingo Night!

The PTO is hosting a NEW event, Family Bingo Night!

Date: February 18

Time: 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

Location: Bucher Cafeteria

Admission is $1.00/person to reserve a seat. Please make checks payable to the “Bucher PTO” or send in $1 cash with the form. Refreshments will be served.  We are trying to get a head count for the event, please consider returning the form sent home with your child in order to give us an accurate guest list for Bingo!

If you would like to volunteer or have questions please contact Tonya Dudak.

Kung Fu Panda Movie Night!

MV5BMTUyNzgxNjg2M15BMl5BanBnXkFtZTgwMTY1NDI1NjE@._V1_SX640_SY720_Kung Fu Panda 3 Movie Night is February 11, 2016

Tickets are now available for Kung Fu Panda at Penn Cinema. To accomodate an increase in Penn Cinema pricing, the ticket price is now $6.

Date: February 11, 2016

Showtime 6:00 pm

Rating: PG

Ticket orders are due to school by Feburary 8, 2016.  There is limited ticket availability and tickets will be available on a first come, first served basis.  Submit orders via your child’s classroom teacher or the Bucher Office, Attn: PTO Movie Night.

The order form is also located here: pandamovienight

Note: A second theater may not be reserved, depending on demand. Purchase your tickets early to be sure we have a better idea of interest.  If there is not enough early interest in a second theater, tickets will only be available to the first 200 paid guests.  Tickets are not available for purchase the night of.

Bucher Bistro

pinkheartFine Dining: A lesson in table manners!

On February 11th, the school cafeteria will be transformed into a “fine dining experience for all students to enjoy.  (Snow date is February 19th).

There will be tablecloths, decorations, and music for all students to enjoy. Parents will serve the children their packed or bought lunch.  Each student will receive a bag of chocolate covered pretzels as a special dessert.

On this day, we encourage the students to dress up nicely and use their best table manners. The annual tradition started with our Character Education program to model traits of love and respect.

We look forward to a wonderful time!

Volunteers needed

We need your help! If you are interested in serving lunches or setting/cleaning up, please email Jill Marquette or Emily Krushinsky.

Children with Allergies

If your child has an allergy, it is encouraged that he/she bring a special dessert from home to enjoy.