• Buffalo Elementary School

    Principal: Heidi Gilliland
    1000 Jefferson Street
    Buffalo, Iowa 52728
    (563) 381-2232

  • News, Events, and Announcements

    New! Buffalo School will get a SmartLab to enhance STEAM Curriculum!

    We have some very exciting news!  Thanks to the DCSD School Board and district support, Buffalo School will open the doors next year with a brand new SmartLab!  Special thanks also goes out to our very own PTA for sharing the cost of new computers for our SmartLab! We will be embedding STEAM instruction throughout the curriculum and using Engineering is Elementary science program thanks to the IA Governor’s Stem Read more

    May Happenings!

    May Calendar

    May 9th-PTA Meeting @ 6 p.m.

    May 10th- University of Iowa Mobile Museum will visit Buffalo School

    May 13th-Breakfast with Mom @ 7 a.m. (sponsored by PTA)

    May 16th-All library books due. (Chromebooks will also remain at school)

    May 20th-Annual Field Day (PM-looking for volunteers!)

    May 23rd-Kindergarten Celebration @ 1:45 in the cafeteria

     May 25th

    -Preschool Graduation @ 9am in the Preschool Room

    -5th Grade Ceremony @ 9a.m. Read more

    Practicing for the Disney Themed Concert!

    Thursday night is our annual 1st and 2nd Grade Music Concert!!! This year’s theme is the Songs of Disney!  Wow, was practice amazing!  We were lucky to get a sneak peek of the excitement today and thanks to Mrs. White’s sharp technology skills, you can go to her blog and get a peek as well!  Just visit: 

    See you at 6:30 Thursday night! Read more

    IA Assessments coming soon!!

     Testing will be: Thursday, April 12th & Tuesday, April 14th

    •  Please make sure that you are here and on time! (7:30am)
    •  Sleep well!  
    •  Eat a good breakfast (remember we have a free & balanced breakfast at 7:05 daily)

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    Up and Running!

    Water has been restored and school is in session as planned! We are under a boil order until further notice and will take necessary precautions. The district has brought plenty of drinking water out for the students and the fountains inside the school have been disabled.  Please feel free to call the school if you have any questions/concerns.

    Thank you! Read more

    Water Main Break in Buffalo-Update

    There has been a water main break in Buffalo that has effected the school. We currently do not have running water. The school district has brought in bottled water for all of the students and we will not be dismissing early at this time in an effort to make sure that all students have supervision when they arrive home. 

    **Please keep an eye on Channel 4,6 or 8 news tonight Read more

    Chrome Book Powerpoint

    2nd-5th grade parents/guardians:
    If you have not yet viewed the Chrome Book PowerPoint and signed the paperwork so that your child can use their school chromebook at home, here’s step 1!  Please stop by the office to fill out the paperwork: loan agreement (free) and the acceptable use and pledge agreements.  Please click the following link to view the PowerPoint!  Buffalo Whole School Technology roll out Read more

    DCSD Parent Tech Survey

    Dear parents and guardians of students at Buffalo Elementary School,

    Our school has partnered with BrightBytes – an educational research organization – to explore our use of technology for learning.

    We invite you to answer a few questions about your technology use. It should take less than 5 minutes to complete on any device with internet access.

     Please complete the survey prior to Friday, April 1st. 

    Follow this link to Read more

    Thank you!!!


    IMG_3183What an amazing turnout for our 2nd Buffalo STEAM Expo night!! The engagement and excitement for learning was written all over the students’ faces (and the adults)!! Check out our Twitter feed at !!   Brayden even taught Dr. Tate how to code and create a video game!! Read more

    STEAM EXPO!!!!!!!

    WEDNESDAY MARCH 2nd will be here before we know it!!  We are hosting a STEAM Project Expo!  We have worked really hard and can’t wait to show you our accomplishments!  Please don’t miss this event. 4-6pm!  See you there!  Read more