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  • Buchanan Elementary School
    Principal:  Rachel Ivory
    SAM: Mary Thissen
    4515 N. Fairmount Street
    Davenport, Iowa 52806
    Phone: (563) 391-1463

  • News, Events, and Announcements

    Upcoming Events

    August 9 Registration 12:00-6:00
    August 22 Unpack Your Backpack 4:30-6:00
    August 23 1st Day of School 1st-5th
    August 24 1:25 Dismissal
    August 24 1st Day of School Kindergarten

    Review Student Handbook and School Dress Code

    Check out our Student and Parent Resources Tab to review our Student Handbook and our School Dress Code.

    Classroom Happenings

    Check out our Classroom Happenings tab (updated at the beginning of each month) for the latest news going on in your grade level!

    School Hours

    Office Hours      7:00-3:30
    Breakfast           7:10-7:30
    School Day         7:30-2:25 (Wednesday 1:25 Dismissal)

    Car Lane Pick Up at Dismissal

    To ensure the safety of all students, thank you for following our procedures for car lane pick up at dismissal. Students will not be able to enter vehicles in the driveway at the front of the building. They should be exiting out the north doors and waiting for an adult to load them into their vehicle. If you wish to exit your vehicle, please pull around into a parking place.

    From Student Handbook:

    • Pull around to the north side of the building to begin forming 1 line of cars.
    • Please remain in your car and place student card (received at Unpack Your Backpack) on right side of dash.
    • Adults will load the first 4 cars. As those cars exit, the line will continue to move forward for loading.
    • To be as efficient and safe as possible, students will be loaded on the passenger side.

    If you need a student name card for your vehicle, please contact Mrs. Johnson in the office. Name cards allow for a more efficient dismissal. Thank you for your support.

    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

    Engineering Kids Camp at the Putnam

    Register for Engineering Kids Camp this summer at the Putnam. Scholarships are available.


    Orchestra News

    Click the link below for all the orchestra news.

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    Band News

    Click the link below for all the upcoming Band News!

    Band Info

    Author Julia Cook visits Buchanan

    Julia Cook has become one of America’s most recognized authors of guidance storybooks for children.  As a former teacher and guidance counselor, Julia writes practical, easy to use stories that not only make a positive difference, but are fun to read.   Her storybooks have become staples in elementary schools and homes throughout America, as they continue to thrill young students.

    Buchanan was lucky to have Julia Cook visit for the entire day, May 9.   She read stories, talked about book publishing and urged kids to “be better”.

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