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We will need 12 volunteers for the Buchser Turkey Trot Fun event on Tuesday, November 21 from 1:30 - 2:54.

 

Click here to sign up:  http://signup.com/go/MYbTDYM

 

The Turkey Trot is an event held at Buchser on the football field and it is an opportunity for the kids to have fun and work and play together.

 

This event is enjoyed by the entire school, whether the students are participating in the races or cheering on their peers.  It's a fun event just before the Thanksgiving break.
 

Thanks again for your volunteering efforts.

 

Buchser PTA

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Posted by: Buchser Information
Published: 11/15/17




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As part of "Make a Difference Week," ASB will be collecting items to support Stand Up For Kids- Silicon Valley. This program provides mentorship, outreach, and other valuable services to unaccompanied homeless and at risk youth up to their 25th birthday. For more information see: http://www.standupforkids.org/siliconvalley

 

We will be collecting new socks, as well as household supplies such as: garbage bags, Windex, Swiffer Wet and Dry Wipes, disinfectant wipes, toilet paper, paper towels, plastic cups, paper plates, dish soap, hand soap, sponges, gallon-sized ziplock bags, shampoo, body wash, and laundry detergent.

 

Items can be dropped off at the main office or science computer lab between Monday November 13th and Tuesday November 21st. Thank you for making a difference in our community!

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Posted by: Annette Vizcarra
Published: 11/11/17




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Come show your power to make a difference this week, Monday, November 13th through Friday, November 17th during Make a Difference Week!
 

Throughout the week ASB will be collecting funds for Hurricane relief in front of the Bookkeeper's Office at lunch- which grade will raise the most?
 

Also, drop off household items and socks in the office or science computer lab for StandUp For Kids - we will collect through Tuesday, November 21st.
 

On Monday the 13th, we will start off the week with Pajama Day, don't forget to come to the amphitheater at lunch to write holiday cards for hospital patients and kids in need.  On Twin Tuesday we will celebrate our similarities, while on Wacky Wednesday we will celebrate our differences. You can reconnect to your roots on Throwback Thursday, when you can dress up like your childhood self and everyone can hang out together during a childhood recess in the quad at lunch. To end the week we will have Fashion Friday, where you can showcase your unique style.
 

No matter how small we seem, we can all make a difference together!

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Posted by: Annette Vizcarra
Published: 11/11/17




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Monday, 11/13 to Friday, 11/17

  • Teen Read Week - Buchser Library
  • ASB "Make a Difference" Week 

Tuesday, 11/14

  • Girls' Basketball/Boys' Soccer Games at Buchser vs Crittenden

Wednesday, 11/15

  • PTA Dining For Dollars Fundraiser @ Pizza My Heart

Thursday, 11/16

  • Girls' Basketball/Boys' Soccer Games at Buchser vs Petersen
  • School Site Council and PTA Meetings @ Buchser

Friday, 11/17

  • Wrestling Match at Hoover Middle School - 4:00 pm
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Posted by: Annette Vizcarra
Published: 11/6/17




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No school on Friday, November 10th in observance of the  Veterans Day Holiday

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Posted by: Annette Vizcarra
Published: 10/30/17




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Boys soccer try-outs are Monday October 16th from 3 to 4:30 on Townsend Field. There will also be a second try-out on Thursday October 19th from 3 to 4:30. Please have your signed liability form, shin guards and cleats to be eligible to try-out. All 6th, 7th and 8th grade boys are welcome to try-out!!

 

Liability Form.pdf

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Posted by: Annette Vizcarra
Published: 10/15/17




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Attention all 6th, 7th and 8th grade girls. Basketball tryouts start next Monday, October 16th. Please bring your completed liability form to the first day of tryouts. Liability forms can be picked up from your physical education teacher, any office, or print one here. 

 

Tryouts will be on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday of next week from 3:00-4:30 pm in the Main Gym. 

See Mr. Vannest or Miss Alferos for more information.
 

Stay tuned for boys' soccer information...

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Posted by: Annette Vizcarra
Published: 10/8/17




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Buchser's Wrestling Team
 

Buchser’s wrestling team is back! All grade levels are encouraged to come join our team.  No matter how big or small you are, there is a spot for you on the team. Wrestling is a sport where athletes compete against athletes in the same weight class. Buchser’s wrestling team has joined the West Valley Athletic League (WVAL).  The WVAL is composed of teams from Santa Clara, Campbell, Los Gatos, and San Jose.  The WVAL does its best to make this sport fun and enjoyable for all athletes. Wrestling teaches athletes discipline, respect, honesty, dedication, and much more. The WVAL tries to make wrestling safe for all abilities in our sport. However, wrestling can be rough and just like in any sport injury can occur.

 

The team:

 

19 weight classes (70lbs-HWT 205-237)

19  Varsity spots

19  Jr. Varsity spots

 

*If you do not make a varsity or JV spot, I encourage everyone to remain on the team for experience (especially if you are a 6th or 7th grader). Everyone makes the team and is able to practice. We try to get everyone outside matches but that is not guaranteed.

 

Regular Season:   October 2nd to November 30th

  • First tournament is October 27th for first time wrestlers and October 28th for Varsity wrestlers.
  • Other dual meets and tournaments TBA
  • Jr. Varsity league finals TBA
  • Varsity Finals continue to December 7th
  • League finals December 1st
  • Section Finals December 5th
  • County Championships December 7th

Things you Need:

  • Liability form filled out by a parent or garden. (required)  Liability Form.pdf
  • Wrestling shoes (“NOT” required first week)
  • Head gear (“NOT” required first week)
  • Mouth piece (if athlete has braces)

*The reason for (“NOT” required first week): I would recommend that the athletes get a chance to see if they want to continue wrestling before you spend the money.

 

Practice: Information and First practice: Monday, Oct, 2

 

Practices will “Mostly” be held on Monday, Tuesdays, and Thursday 3:00-4:30

 

A more detailed practice schedule will be given out to the wrestlers.

 

No room for spectators in the wrestling room during practice.

 

Things to know about wrestling:

  • Wrestling is a full contact sport (one on one).
  • Wrestlers will get bruises, scratches, bloody noses and will be sore.
  • Wrestlers should wear headgear when wrestling.  (Cauliflower ear can occur)

Wrestlers must shower immediately after practice and meets. (Skin infections can occur)

 

Coach: Kenneth Bertron Email: Kbertron@scusd.net    Phone #: (408)423-3040

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Posted by: Annette Vizcarra
Published: 9/28/17




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Volunteers needed for 8th Grade Hearing and Vision Testing

 

We are looking for 4 Volunteers for Wednesday, 9/20 for the 8th Grade Vision and Hearing Testing that all 8th Graders will be given during the school day.

 

There are two shifts, please help us help the nurses manage the lines to move the 8th graders through the testing areas efficiently and quickly.

 

Please click on the below link to volunteer:

 

http://signup.com/go/cKNxWWA


Volunteers needed for the Walk-A-Thon

 

Hi All Buchser Parents,

 

Buchser is having our one and only all-school fundraiser, the WALK-A-THON, Thursday, 9/21.  We need about 8 volunteers per shift for the Stamp and Water station.  

 

It's a team effort to put on events such as this and we really appreciate and value all the parents that volunteer.  Please help make a difference and click on the following link to volunteer: 

 

http://signup.com/go/nbJKhKs

 

The walking schedule for each grade is set as:

7th Grade - 8:20 - 9:25

8th Grade - 9:55 - 10:55

6th Grade - 11:25 - 12:30

 

Thank you for all your support!

Mervat Bentley, Buchser PTA

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Posted by: Annette Vizcarra
Published: 9/14/17




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Beat the heat and let The Habit Burger Grill on El Camino Real do the cooking for you!!  Please come out and support Buchser PTA at the Habit on Wednesday, September 13th from 4pm-9pm.  20% of all sales will be donated directly back to Buchser’s PTA to help support student and school activities.  

**You must present a flyer when dining in or when picking up take-out. 

 


 

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Posted by: Annette Vizcarra
Published: 9/13/17




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Announcing 2017 Summer Breakfast and Lunch Program, available to all students and children in the Santa Clara Community (This program is free to all children between the ages of 1 and 18). The program begins June 19, 2017 and runs through August 11, 2017.  

Locations where the free meal programs are taking place: 

School

June open dates

July open dates

Aug. open dates

Breakfast hours

Lunch hours

Callejon

June 19-30

July 10-21

 

  7:50 to 8:20

10:00 to 10:40

Cabrillo

June 19-30

July 10-31

     Aug 1-11

  

11:30 to 12:30

Wilcox

June 19-30

July 5-26

 

  7:35 to 8:05

10:35 to 11:15

Santa Clara

June 19-30

July 5-26

   

  7:15 to 7:50

10:40 to 11:00

Boys and Girls

June 12-30

July 3-28

 

   9:00 AM

12:00 PM

Club at Mayne

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Posted by: Kathie Kanavel, District Admin, Santa Clara Unified School District
Published: 6/23/17




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Did you know that this Thursday, May 25th, your PTA is providing a free lunch for everyone?  Miss Kathy and her Cafe Staff are planning a nice lunch for you to celebrate the end of testing and the end of the year.  And, the nice thing is, nobody pays that day.  Write it in your agenda - Thursday, May 25th, Free Lunch for All!

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Posted by: Annette Vizcarra
Published: 5/22/17




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Posted by: Annette Vizcarra
Published: 5/2/17




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Parents, grandparents and friends of Buchser students, we are looking for help with our Career Day on Wednesday, May 10, 2017 from 8:30 - 11:30 am.  Every year we host a Career Day for our 8th graders and we would love you to join us. 

 

You will be centrally located in the gym with other adults speaking about their careers.  Small groups of students will come and talk with you about your career as well as ask questions.  There is no need to prepare a speech, just come willing to share information about your career. 

 

If you can help us, please notify Maureen Wyland at mwyland@scusd.net as soon as possible!  

 

Thank you!

 

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Posted by: Annette Vizcarra
Published: 4/20/17




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Parents and Guardians, We ask that you please take a few minutes to complete this survey.

 

To access the login page for the survey, please use the following URL:

http://surveys.wested.org/csps/ER233KY?lang=en

Use the following school code and click the Take Survey button:
School Code (case sensitive): GY64YQ


Para entrar a la página de ingreso a la encuesta, use la siguiente dirección en Internet:

http://surveys.wested.org/csps/ER233KY?lang=es

Use el siguiente código de la escuela y haga clic donde dice Take Survey (Llene la encuesta): 
Código de la escuela (distingue mayúsculas y minúsculas):  GY64YQ

 

Thank you.

 



 

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Posted by: Annette Vizcarra
Published: 4/20/17




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We will start the SBA-CAASP Testing at Buchser this week, on Monday, April 17th.

 

Attached please find the 2017 CAASPP Parent Notification Letter in English and Spanish.  Questions may be directed to Principal, Monica Stoffal at (408) 423-3001 or email mstoffal@scusd.net. 

 

Buchser Parent Notification for 2017 SBA-CAASPP Testing.pdf

 

Since students will be testing during their regular English/Language Arts and Math classes, we will not be making adjustments to our bell schedules.  

 

BUCHSER’S TESTING SCHEDULES FOR WEEK 1– 4/17 to 4/21
 

MONDAY 4/17    6th, 7th, and 8th Grade ELA Computer Adaptive

 

TUESDAY 4/18    6th, 7th, and 8th Grade ELA Computer Adaptive
 

WEDNESDAY 4/19 - No testing.  Make-up days as needed 

 

THURSDAY 4/20    6th, 7th, and 8th Grade Math Computer Adaptive
 

FRIDAY 4/21    6th, 7th, and 8th Grade Math Computer Adaptive

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Posted by: Annette Vizcarra
Published: 4/16/17




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Middle School Summer Program (Grades 6-8)

 

SCUSD is pleased to offer summer enrichment courses to students currently enrolled in 6th, 7th and 8th grades. Courses will include Robotics, Intro to Coding, Video Game Design, Multimedia Design, STEM Engineering, Creative Writing & Animation, and Art. Students may apply for Session I (June 19-30), Session II (July 10-21), or both sessions. Summer sessions will be held during morning hours (exact times will be posted as soon as possible).

 

Students must submit applications to their counselor by Friday APRIL 7 (new deadline).  In the event that the district receives more applications than we can accommodate, a lottery will be held to determine accepted students.  Students and families will be notified of placements by April 15.

 

Attached is the application.  Please ensure accuracy, completeness and legibility.

 

Elementary and Middle School Migrant/EL Summer Program

 

For Migrant-qualified elementary, middle and high school students, as well as Newcomer English Learner students, in grades K-12, the district will offer Blended Learning Summer Academies (Technology, Project Based Learning and English Language Development). Students eligible to participate will be invited to apply through an application form, different from the District Enrichment Summer Program, specific to this program. Priority will be given to students who participated in the EL/Migrant Saturday Academy program. This program will be hosted at Don Callejon together with the other district summer programs.


 

Migrant/EL Programs

Lynn Camacho-Light

 

Middle School Summer Programs

Paul Fuller     pfuller@scusd.net    (408) 423-1602


 

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Posted by: Annette Vizcarra
Published: 3/29/17




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Dear Parents and Guardians

 

Students are welcome to come into my room for help, or just to complete an assignment, during the following times (except Wednesdays).

 

7:45 am - 8:15 am

lunch

3:00 - 3:30 pm

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Posted by: Lisa Therres
Published: 3/20/17




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Students who are interested in applying to Honors English 9 for Santa Clara and Wilcox high schools met in the library on March 6 at lunch.  They received the requirements and the deadlines, which include submitting a folder with an application cover sheet (given at the meeting) and an essay about themselves as a student.  These folders must be turned in to their English teachers by Monday, March 20th.  At that time, the English teacher will complete a recommendation form and deliver the folders to the high schools.  Please direct any questions to your child's English teacher or to Jill Eliason(jeliason@scdusd.net or email through School Loop).

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Posted by: Annette Vizcarra
Published: 3/5/17




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Parents of 8th Graders attending Santa Clara High School in the fall,

 

You will be receiving an email and hard copy of a letter explaining the 9th-grade registration process for Santa Clara High School.

 

The first step is to attend a Parent Information Night with SCHS Vice Principal Tony Lam

 

When:  Tuesday, February 28th at 7:00 pm

 

Where:  Santa Clara High School Performing Arts Theater

3000 Benton Street; Santa Clara 95051

 

 

If you have any questions about this process, please contact Counselor Brenda Goldstein at (408) 423-3013 or email bgoldstein@scusd.net.

 

Please note:  if your 8th grader is not going to attend Santa Clara High School, please inform Brenda Goldstein and our Registrar, Julie Milazzo at jmilazzo@scusd.net as soon as possible.  

 

Information for 8th Graders and Parents

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Posted by: Annette Vizcarra
Published: 2/11/17




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Welcome to the 3rd Quarter!  Please click here for the Quarter 3 letter from Principal Stoffal.

 

Principal's Messages for 2016-2017

 

 

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Posted by: Annette Vizcarra
Published: 1/22/17




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PTA and Bucher Music Association are holding a joint fundraiser each Tuesday in January.  

 

This event will support both the PTA and Buchser Music.  20% of your purchase will go directly back to support Buchser.

 

Attached is a flyer to present at CPK when you dine-in or pick up your to-go order.

 

Thank you for your continued support of Buchser's students.

 

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Posted by: Annette Vizcarra
Published: 1/17/17




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Posted by: Annette Vizcarra
Published: 1/11/17




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Open Enrollment is from Jan. 17th - Feb. 17th 2017

For more information, look at the Open Enrollment post on the main webpage or click on the following link to visit the District's webpage:
 

Click here for Open Enrollment Info from the SCUSD website

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Posted by: Annette Vizcarra
Published: 1/7/17




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Monday, 11/21 - Regular School Day: 8:20 am to 2:54 pm

Tuesday, 11/22 - Regular School Day:  8:20 am to 2:54 pm

Wednesday, 11/23 - No School

Thursday, 11/24 - No School

Friday, 11/25 - No School

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Posted by: Annette Vizcarra
Published: 11/20/16