The DPL is once again hosting a summer reading program. This is a great way to get children reading and earning prizes. There are also many FREE activities going on all summer long there. Below is a picture about their kickoff party. Also, a link to the DPL website.
News, Events, and Announcements
5th grade band students from Buchanan, Fillmore, Harrison and Truman elementary schools joined together to perform in the annual Northside Parade of Bands Concert on Wednesday, May 17th in the North High Gymnasium. Unfortunately, storms blew through and the concert had to end before all groups performed. Thanks to everyone for their continued support of the band programs during the 2016-2017 school year!!
Current 4th grade students who are interested in learning to play a band instrument may register for Beginning Band Lessons. These lessons are held Monday-Thursday mornings, August 7th-17th at Wood Intermediate School
Current 5th grade students who already play an instrument may register for 6th Grade Summer Band Camp. These rehearsals are held Monday-Wednesday mornings August 7th-16th at Wood Intermediate School.
Registration forms are available through the links below. Please contact Mrs. Reiter with any questions email@example.com
The University of Iowa’s Mobile Museum visited Buchanan Elementary on May 15th. The museum brings exhibits with cutting-edge research, one-of-a-kind artifacts and interactive digital media to Iowa’s communities. Buchanan students were able to view artifacts from the Oneota Indians, fossils from a crater created by a meteorite, and listen to stories from voices of the past. It was an interesting day for the Buchanan Bulldogs!
Buchanan 5th graders participated in a pen pal letter exchange with students from St. Ambrose University last Friday. Trisha Zinger of the Teacher Education Department facilitated the letter exchange, the student tour, and lunch. Students were able to meet some of their pen pals at a lunch hosted by Dr. Tom Carpenter, Department Chair of the Teacher Education Program at St. Ambrose. St. Ambrose students took the 5th graders on a tour of the campus where the students learned about college life at St. Ambrose University, and they also got to sit in on a college class. Dr. Carpenter spoke to our Buchanan Bulldogs about becoming St. Ambrose Bees in the future!
Buchanan Student Council members organized a multicultural day on Thursday May 11 here at school. All Buchanan students learned about Mexico, Vietnam, Native Americans, Germany, Togo, and India. Students learned about their cultures, sampled some food from these countries and spoke some phrases in different languages.
Students were able to enter a Multicultural drawing contest. Winners were announced at the event.
1st Place Isabella Zoeckler-2nd grade
2nd Place Iszabella Morelock-2nd grade
All of Buchanan School’s art students drew a poster for the Annual Multicultural Art Contest. The very best of these artworks were entered in the Davenport Contest to compete against other Title 1 schools’ entries. One of our Buchanan Bulldog Family won an Honorable Mention for his poster. Stoyota Nguyen had his artwork matted and framed as his prize. Congratulations Stoyota!
May 29 No School
May 31 12:25 Dismissal; Last day of school
Congratulations to our classrooms who have had perfect attendance!
Mrs.Licht’s class earned an attendance reward for 25 days of perfect attendance!
Mrs. Houston’s class earned an attendance reward for 10 days of perfect attendance!
Mrs. Lafrenz and Mrs. Lough’s class earned an attendance reward for 30 days of perfect attendance!
Mrs. Durham’s class earned an attendance reward for 15 days of perfect attendance!
Mrs. Allen’s class earned an attendance reward for 5 days of perfect attendance!
Mrs. Migiel’s class earned an attendance reward for 30 days of perfect attendance!
Mrs. Nykoluk’s class earned an attendance reward for 20 days of perfect attendance!
Mrs. Luedtke’s class earned an attendance reward for 30 days of perfect attendance!
Mrs. Pennock’s class earned an attendance reward for 15 days of perfect attendance!
Mrs.Phelps’s class earned an attendance reward for 20 days of perfect attendance!
On April 21 Buchanan families enjoyed an evening at the Putnam learning about astronomy. Families explored the Putnam exhibits and viewed the film “Dream Big”. A big thank you to the Putnam for providing an enjoyable and educational evening. And a special thanks to Great Minds for providing transportation.