February 26, 2021


If you have any kids that will be 4 or 5 by September 1st, you can call now and schedule your appointment for either preschool or kindergarten round-up! Please call the school at 231-269-3325 ext#9 to secure your slot!


If you are considering signing up for Baseball, Softball, or Girls Varsity Soccer, you must sign up by March 5th! We are still in need of 3 girls soccer players, 5 softball players, and 3 baseball players. If you know of anyone that might be interested, please get them to the office to sign up!


March is Reading Month! We will be sending home a March Reading Month Calendar and weekly reading logs. There will be some fun contests and weekly prizes! Mrs. Harrand, Principal of grades K-3  will compete against Mr. Kulawiak grades 4-6 to see who reads the most minutes. The losing principal will be duct taped to the wall during lunch hours on March 26! Let's see who can read the most minutes!

Your child has been signed up for the 2021 Traverse City Pit Spitters Reading Club! Our Reading Club

runs from March 1st to March 31st, and by completing the program your child will receive two tickets to come to a 2021 Traverse City Pit Spitters game!

We have provided all students with a digital bookmark to keep track of their goal of reading at least 15

minutes each day. The link to find it is here: https://bit.ly/3sa5jyw. You will need to click the link, download the file, and save it as they enter information. Once March is over, and everything is filled out, you can then click the submit button at the bottom and it will go directly to the Pit Spitters front office. From there someone will reach out to schedule your game date and get you your tickets. If you choose to print it out and keep track manually you can then either mail it to the Pit Spitters, or take it to the box office at Turtle CreekStadium. Participants that complete the program will receive two tickets that will be redeemable to Pit Spitters home games between June 1st and June 30th, 2021.


Kim Fairchild

Buckley School Librarian


Make sure to keep collecting those Box tops and sending them into the school.  Sign up for the Box Tops app on your phone and make sure to scan your grocery receipt after each shopping trip.  If you purchased box tops items during your shopping trip our school will be credited.  This is a great way for our school to earn money.


Parents, please help us by reminding your kids that when they go through the lunch line, they must listen to our kitchen staff and take a qualifying lunch! We have some students that are refusing to take things that they don’t like to eat. The lunch has to “qualify” in order to count. Each student that refuses to take what they are asked to, will get charged for their lunches as we can’t count those partial lunches with the state.


Having trouble with OTUS? Click on the link below for specific directions:



The office is selling the rest of the Buckley “B” gator masks at cost. We only have smalls left. They are $6.00 each. If you are interested, you may get them in the office.


Boosters is still selling the blue cotton “Buckley Bears” masks. They are $8.00 each or 2/$15.00. They are available in the school office.


Every Friday from 7:20 am - 7:55 am, FCA will be held at the school. All athletes are welcome to attend!