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  • Buchanan Elementary School
    Principal:  Rachel Ivory
    4515 N. Fairmount Street
    Davenport, Iowa 52806
    Phone: (563) 391-1463
    Fax:  (563)388-9064

     

  • News, Events, and Announcements

    3rd, 4th and 5th grade getting ready for Iowa Assessments

    Iowa Assessments are just around the corner.  Below are some valuable tips for parents AND students as they prepare for these assessments.

    TEST TIPS FOR PARENTS

    PUT THE TEST IN PERSPECTIVE   Tell your student that the test is just one of many ways the school evaluates student progress.

    REASSURE YOUR STUDENT          Pre-test jitters are normal. They get the adrenaline flowing. Everyone gets a little nervous before a test.

    TELL YOUR CHILD WHAT TO EXPECT        Explain that even though some questions will be difficult and they won’t know all the answers. It’s important not to leave an answer blank. It’s better to take your best guess rather than leave a question blank.

    GIVE THEM A HEAD START          Help your student start test day well rested and with a healthy breakfast. Dressing in layers is a good idea since room temperatures can vary.

    A POSITIVE ATTITUDE IS CONTAGIOUS  Let your student know that you believe they will do their best. Keep the morning before the test as stress-free as possible. Help them get to school on time.

     

    TEST TIPS FOR STUDENTS

    Listen carefully to all the directions and take a few deep breaths to relax before you start the test.

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    4th Grade Students – Come Join the Band!

    Band instrument instruction begins in the summer before 5th grade.

    On Friday March 27th, the Wood 6th Grade Band presented a concert and demonstrated the instruments for the elementary students. All 4th grade students were given an information letter regarding beginning band. During the month of April, Mrs. Reiter will be testing all students interested in starting a band instrument. An informational parent meeting will be held on Monday, April 20th at 6:30 p.m. in the Wood Intermediate Cafeteria.  If you need additional information please contact Mrs. Reiter at 391-6350 or reitern@davenportschools.org

    Parent Enrichment Workshop/Booster Meeting March 7th

    Our next Parent Enrichment Workshop will be March 7th, 2:45-4:00 in the Library.
    Subject: Do Kids Forget What They Learned Over the Summer?
    You may register (Free) by calling Mrs. Boyle at 391-1463 or by stopping in to see her.  Light refreshments will be served. Please join us!

    Our next Booster Meeting will be March 7th at 4:00 (immediately following the Parent Enrichment Workshop).
    The Booster Club is a FREE club consisting of parents/families and teachers working together to support and enrich all students. We support school staff, help promote student self-esteem, and assist in efforts to solve school needs through volunteering and fund raising. To find out more about the programs we have/support at Buchanan, please join us at our monthly meetings!

    Northpark Art Show

    Several Buchanan students will have artwork displayed until March 24th at Northpark Mall.  The art displays are located between JCPenney’s and VonMaur (near Bath and Body Works).

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    Art at City Hall

    4th grade student, Analycia Cervantes had artwork selected to be professionally framed and hung at City Hall for one year.

     

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    Legends of Books

    On March 7, Buchanan had three 4th grade students participate in the district Battle of the Books held at the Eastern Avenue Public Library.  This team won the Buchanan battle to earn the right to compete at the district level.

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    February Students of the Month

    At the end of February, the school celebrated students from each classroom that are making great choices and showing leadership skills.

    Embracing, Sharing, and Celebrating Our Diversity

    March is Women’s History Month

    Amelia Earhart was the first female aviator to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean

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    Great Clips Gives Back

    During the month of March, Great Clips has partnered to raise funds for Buchanan. For each Great Clips receipt turned into our office in March, Great Clips will donate 10% of the total sale!!

    From Cover to Cover visits Kindergarten

    DSC01088On Wednesday, February 25 the organization From Cover to Cover visited Buchanan Kindergarten students.   They shared the book Pete the Cat, I Love My White Shoes and even had a surprise visit from Pete the Cat himself!   At the end of the story each kindergarten student was presented with a book and a fleece blanket of their very own to keep!   The students were very excited!DSC01090