• Buchanan Elementary School
    Principal:  Rachel Ivory
    SAM: Mary Thissen
    4515 N. Fairmount Street
    Davenport, Iowa 52806
    Phone: (563) 723-6250

  • News, Events, and Announcements

    5th Grade String Orchestra Students Perform

    Congratulations to all of the Buchanan 4th and 5th Grade String Orchestra students and 5thGrade Band students who performed in the Autumn Elementary Instrumental Concert at Wood Intermediate School on Wednesday, November 16th.

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    Upcoming Events

    A big thank you to the Davenport Schools Foundation Great Minds and Buchanan Boosters for funding our study trips!

    December 1 2nd Grade study trip to the Galvin Fine Arts Center, St. Ambrose
    December 8 4th Grade study trip to the Putnam Museum
    December 8 5th Grade study trip to JA World
    December 9 Kindergarten study trip to Circa 21
    December 9 3rd Grade study trip to the Adler Theater
    December 10 Riverbend Food Bank click link for details
    December 21 12:25 Dismissal
    January 3 Classes Resume

    Born Learning Academy @ Buchanan

    6 Free Parent Workshops for parents of children birth to five
    Classes are on Thursday, February 2-March 9
    FREE giveaways for kids and parents!
    4:00-5:00 Workshop (childcare provided)
    5:00-5:30 FREE dinner

    Each family that attends 5 of the 6 workshops is awarded a tablet loaded with age appropriate apps. Space is limited to 20 families.

    Born Learning Academy Registration Form

    Girls on the Run participates in 5K

    Blackhawk College 5-K Hustle partners with Girls on the Run


    Girls on the Run is a physical activity-based positive youth development program (PA-PYD) designed to develop and enhance girls’ social, psychological and physical competencies to successfully navigate life experiences.  Over the course of the program girls will:

    • Develop and improve competence, fell confidence in who they are, develop strength of character, respond to others and oneself with care and compassion, create positive connections with peers and adults and make a meaningful contribution to community and society.

    Such life skills will prevent unhealthy and risky behaviors, such as physical inactivity and negative body image, and promote positive health outcomes (e.g., physical, mental, social and spiritual health).

    MISSION: We inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running.

    VISION:  We envision a world where every girl knows and activates her limitless potential and is free to boldly pursue her dreams.

    OUR CORE VALUES: Girls on the Run honors its core values.  We strive to:

    • Recognize our power and responsibility to be intentional in our decision making
    • Embrace our differences and find strength in our connectedness
    • Express joy, optimism and gratitude through our words, thoughts

    Attendance Works!

    Attendance is one of the major keys to student success.  Here at Buchanan, we have a new initiative focusing on attendance.  The next time you visit the school, check out our Perfect Attendance Bus in the hallway near the cafeteria.  Every day that all students are present, their class is mentioned on the next morning’s announcements for having perfect attendance and they earn a star to be placed under their teacher’s picture on the bus.

    Incentives for Perfect Attendance may include an extra recess, a prize from the prize cart, a popcorn party, or a pizza party. The students are very excited about this.  They LOVE hearing their class mentioned on the announcements and of course the prizes they earn.  Please read over Attendance Works to learn the importance of attendance and how you can help us achieve our goal of having every student here and on time!!

    If you have any further questions please contact Ms. Bergert at 563-391-1463 or at bergertj@davenportschools.org

    2nd Quarter Perfect Attendance – No Absences, No Tardies!

    On November 28th, Mrs. Migiel’s class earned an attendance reward for days of perfect attendance! Congratulations!!

    On November 18th, Mrs. Brandt’s class earned an attendance reward for 10 days of perfect attendance! Congratulations!!

    On November 18th, Mrs. Miller’s class earned an attendance reward for days of perfect attendance! Congratulations!!

    On November 10th, Mrs. Lafrenz/Miss Lough’s class earned an attendance reward for 15 days of perfect attendance! Congratulations!!

    On November 4th, Mrs. Phelps’s  class earned an attendance reward for 10 days of perfect attendance! Congratulations!!

    First Grade Visits Cinnamon Ridge Farm

    Our first grade students were able to go to Cinnamon Ridge Farms outside of Donahue, IA. The students started the trip with a hay rack ride looking at the different fields and learning about the importance of planting and harvesting crops. The first graders then had the opportunity to take a quick look at the milking process of the Jersey dairy cows (all done using robotics). The students were invited to watch and participate in a short skit of Little Red Hen while also learning how consumers use the harvested crops. Each student enjoyed their own corn bread muffin. After lunch on the picnic tables outside, the students were able to pick out their own pumpkin to take home. 

    We look forward to returning to the farm in the spring time to learn more about the planting process and milking process. The students will also get to see and touch the baby animals on the farm. 

    A huge thank you to Great Minds, the Buchanan Boosters, parent volunteers, Christ Church volunteers, and Cinnamon Ridge Farms for making this field trip possible!

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    Boys Town Skill of the Week November 28 – Having a Conversation

    Accepting Compliments
    1. Look at the person.
    2. Use a pleasant voice.
    3. Listen to what the other person says.
    4. When there is a break in the conversation, ask a question or share your thoughts.

    BARK celebration

    On Friday, October 21 Buchanan students celebrated the end of the 1st quarter with a BARK (Bulldogs Are Respectful & Kind) assembly and grade level celebrations.   The link below shows some great pictures from the 1st quarter.

    1st qtr BARK photos

    Family Science Night

    Buchanan families enjoyed an evening with science. The Family Museum provided 10 hands-on stations like Rubber Band Cars, Static Electricity, Catapults, and Putter’s Edge just to name a few. A first grader expressed to his teacher Mrs. Nykoluk the next day “It was so much fun! I made a kite, we won a prize and had PIZZA!”

    Although this was an event hosted for Buchanan families, it was a community effort with volunteers from Buchanan staff, Christ Church, North High School Ambassadors, and Central High School Key Club helping to make it a success. Buchanan believes having events like Family Science Night helps to prepare our students for the steady growing STEAM programs (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) throughout the Davenport Community Schools District.

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