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
Upcoming Events
Introducing Artsonia!
Order Student Artwork on Keepsakes!

The BES PTA is excited to introduce Artsonia (, an online student art museum, used by millions of student artists around the world to create digital portfolios of their artwork.

In addition to creating a digital portfolio, your child’s art can be purchased on a number of keepsakes through the Artsonia website. 20% of your total purchases will be donated back to the BES PTA! Click the image to visit our online gallery.

Contact Mr.Hamilton at if you need a copy of your child's login information!


     American Education Week has been on full display this week, and the PTA has been thrilled to see parents visiting classrooms and seeing all the amazing work our hardworking teachers and educators do every day. 


     Thanksgiving is next week, and that means that Christmas is right around the corner. Our next big event will be Santa’s Workshop, taking place on December 17, 18, and 19th this year. We are looking for volunteers to play elves at our workshop. If you are available, even for just an hour, please reach out to us at


     Our kiln fundraiser is in full swing. Last week letters went home with information about Artsonia, an online student art museum. Thanks to Mrs. Reid and Mrs. King, every child at BES has art posted to Artsonia that can be turned into gifts for Christmas. Choose from framed art, keychains, coffee mugs, and many other keepsakes. Artsonia gifts make excellent presents for family and friends who live in far flung places.


     Also, the PTA established a partnership with the Berlin Arts & Entertainment District to help support our effort to bring a kiln to BES. We hope this collaboration will bring us closer to achieving our goal. If you would like to donate to the kiln fundraiser, you can donate through or via our GoFundMe campaign at


     Thank you for supporting Buckingham’s PTA.


Your PTA: Jeff, Shawn, Nicole, Aliscia, Laura

Follow the BES PTA on Facebook!
(The PTA Facebook Page is not operated or
maintained by Buckingham Elementary.)
Shop with Amazon Smile!

Are you an Amazon Shopper?

Why not help the school while you shop!

Login to Amazon using the link below, shop as you normally would, and Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the BES PTA!

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2019-2020 PTA Officers

President: Jeff Smith

Vice President: Shawn Bunting

Treasurer: Aliscia Harrington

Secretary: Nicole Masenior

Faculty Liasion: Laura Arenella

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.

Worcester County Public Schools does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:

Supervisor of Human Resources - Worcester County Board of Education, 6270 Worcester Highway, Newark, MD 21841  410-632-5000


Buckingham Elementary School 

100 Buckingham Road  Berlin, MD 21811 | Phone 410-632-5300 | Fax 410-632-5309

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