The Buckingham Parent Teacher Association
PTA's mission is to make every child’s potential a reality by engaging and empowering families and communities to advocate for all children. The PTA at Buckingham Elementary does amazing things for the students and faculty at BES including funding field trips, student of the month celebrations, fourth grade graduation, and special parent involvement programs such as muffins in the mornings.
A strong PTA requires a number of volunteers and supporters to help advocate for our children, operate our fundraisers, and serve the needs of our student population. Please consider joining the PTA or volunteering for one of our many fundraisers or PTA sponsored events. Please see all of our PTA resources and upcoming events below.
Current PTA News and
PTA Got Sneakers Fundraiser!
It’s time to clean out your closets (ask family and friends, too) to raise money for Buckingham
PTA! From November 4th - 22nd, please bring in ATHLETIC SNEAKERS and
SPORTS CLEATS and place in the large box in your child’s pod. By donating, you'll
make a difference to those that need them around the world—recycle, reuse, and repurpose!
Shoes are distributed to microenterprise partners in Haiti, Bolivia, and Nicaragua
or recycled. We will earn $3 per new pair, $1 per used wearable pair, and
$0.25 per used non-wearable pair. Please tie the pair together. THE GRADE THAT
COLLECTS THE MOST PAIRS EARNS EXTRA RECESS! Please contact Donna Pellinger at
541-543-6833 with any questions. Thank you for your support!
Thank you to everyone who turned out for our fall Family Game Night. It was a huge success. (We understand that Mr. Booth only just got warm again. Next year: more ice in the dunk tank!) The PTA raised over $1000, money that will go towards teacher appreciation, Muffins in the Morning, field day T-shirts, butterflies, books, and much more.
Our ultimate fundraiser is still ongoing, as is the Kiln fundraising drive. If you want to donate you can send money via PayPal to email@example.com.
Our next PTA meeting will be held on Wednesday, November 6th, at 6pm, in the BES cafeteria. We’ll be talking about the upcoming Santa’s Workshop, as well as other events upcoming next year. In addition, we are working with the school board to have them give a presentation on the county’s growth plan at our February 4th meeting. More details will come as we have them.
We are looking for volunteers for the upcoming Santa’s Workshop. If you are interested in volunteering, please come to the meeting on Wednesday, or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
GET READY FOR ARTSONIA! MORE INFO COMING SOON!
Follow the BES PTA on Facebook!
(The PTA Facebook Page is not operated or
maintained by Buckingham Elementary.)
Box Tops for Education
The BES PTA will once again be running our Box Tops for Education program!
THE NEXT GENERATION OF BOX TOPS IS HERE. Box Tops is changing to fit today's families. The new and improved Box Tops mobile app uses state-of-the-art technology to scan your store receipt, find participating products and instantly add Box Tops to your school's earnings online.
Download the Box Tops app to get started!
Click the image to read an overview of the Box Top program changes.
Thanks for supporting BES.
National PTA Mission and Values
PTA's mission is to make every child’s potential a reality by engaging and empowering families and communities to advocate for all children.
We accomplish our mission by:
Supporting and speaking on behalf of children and youth in the schools, in the community, and before government bodies and other organizations that make decisions affecting children
Assisting parents in developing the skills they need to raise and protect their children
Encouraging parents and public involvement in the public schools of this nation
Collaboration: We will work in partnership with a wide array of individuals and organizations to broaden and enhance our ability to serve and advocate for all children and families.
Commitment: We are dedicated to children’s educational success, health, and well-being through strong family and community engagement, while remaining accountable to the principles upon which our association was founded.
Diversity: We acknowledge the potential of everyone without regard, including but not limited to: age, culture, economic status, educational background, ethnicity, gender, geographic location, legal status, marital status, mental ability, national origin, organizational position, parental status, physical ability, political philosophy, race, religion, sexual orientation, and work experience.
Respect: We value the individual contributions of members, employees, volunteers, and partners as we work collaboratively to achieve our association’s goals.
Accountability: All members, employees, volunteers, and partners have a shared responsibility to align their efforts toward the achievement of our association’s strategic initiatives.