Friday, October 25, 2019


Hi folks, Jon Wennstrom here! PTA put on another fantastic Boo Bash this year and created a fun event for our Buchanan students and families. I hope you were able to attend the event and have some Halloween fun with our school community! A big THANK YOU to all the staff and volunteers who made this possible and gave us all a frightfully good time!


Monday, October 28: Students of the Month Assembly (Respect)
Thursday, October 31: Kindergarten Halloween Parade 11:15 AM, Halloween Costume Parade for Grades 1-4 at 2:45 PM

Tuesday, November 5: No School for Students (Teacher Professional Development Day)

Thursday, November 14: PTA Meeting 7:00 PM

Please remember for the Costume Parade: No bloody, gory, or violent costumes and no weapons please!  Students may wear masks during the parade only (not in class or on bus). The 1-4 grade students will parade on the walking track in the back of the school and parents can take pictures there.  Parents are welcome to sign students out from the classrooms, following the parade. 

  • Get 10% off your Buchanan spirit wear order by using code TRICK10 now through October 31. Visit our spirit wear store to place your order:
  • The PTA needs your photos for Buchanan's yearbook! If you have photos from any of our events, your child's classroom activities, or anything else related to Buchanan, please email them to with "yearbook" in the subject line and a brief description of the photos (e.g., "Fun Run," "McGuigan's class," "4th grade field trip," etc.).
  • Calling all artists! Is your child a visual artist, photographer, writer, dancer, musician, or filmmaker? Then you should check out the annual Reflections contest. The theme this year is "Look Within." Entries are due to Buchanan by Monday, November 11. Please see the flyer attached to Mr. Wennstrom's email for more information. If you would like more information or an entry form, please email
  • Mark your calendars! Our next PTA meeting will be Thursday, November 14 at 7:00pm in the LMC.


Did you know that every month, an educator from Michigan or across the country gives a shout out to our Buchanan Students of the Month? Wearing a Buchanan Bears shirt, they make a short video to recognize the awesome things are students are doing. Here is our latest video from principal Mike Domagalski. Great things are happening at Buchanan!