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Dear Parents,

On behalf of the staff at Buchanan Elementary School, I am happy to welcome you to the 2018-2019 school year! We are looking forward to a productive partnership with you to ensure our children can achieve their highest potential. We recognize that in order to be successful in school, our children need support from both the home and school. We know a strong partnership with you will make a great difference in your child’s education. As partners, we share the responsibility for our children’s success and want you to know that we will do our very best to carry out our responsibilities. We ask that you guide and support your child’s learning by ensuring that he/she:

1) Attends school daily and arrives on time, ready for the day’s learning experience

2) Completes all homework assignments given by teachers

3) Reads daily to develop a love for reading and to improve literacy skills

4) Shares school experiences with you so that you are aware of his/her school life

5) Informs you if he/she needs additional support in any area or subject

6) Knows that you expect him/her to succeed in school and go on to college
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Charlotte Britten,Principal

Buchanan PTO

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Dear Buchanan Parents and Friends:

Each year Buchanan strives to improve the educational environment for our children and staff in order to provide opportunities for our children to grow and thrive.  In order to continue to improve our technology, physical environment, staff continuing education and new programs Buchanan Elementary must fundraise.  We hold various fundraising activities throughout the year which go towards fulfilling our goals and objectives.  This year we are offering you the opportunity to donate directly to the school.

If you are interested in making a donation instead and/or in addition to fundraising activities, please make a check payable to Buchanan Elementary and note fundraising donation on your check and or monies sent in directly.  Your donation is tax exempt and you will receive a letter from the school noting your donation and the amount.  Please drop off donations in the office or send to:

Buchanan’s Giving Campaign
1222 E. Buchanan St.
Baton Rouge, LA 70802

This campaign runs throughout the year; please make checks payable to Buchanan Elementary!

We appreciate having the opportunity to work with your children and shape their future for the prosperity of our community.  Please join us in continuing to make Buchanan an outstanding school for our children.

Thank you,

Buchanan PTO

Community Partners

First Presbyterian Church

First Presbyterian Church of Baton Rouge has been a community partner of Buchanan for over 25 years. This 2015-2016 school year First Presbyterian Church awarded us with a grant that helped us purchase Google Chrome Book Carts!

They continue to support our students and teachers in MANY ways.  Teacher luncheons, Staff Encouragers, and School Supply and Uniform Drives are a few of the things they provide to us!
Louisiana State University:

LSU’s Office of Community-University Partnerships

Through the guidance of Brandon Smith, his office leads the Literacy Langiappe program.  This program is run along with AR (Accelerated Reader Program). Brandon helps secure funding towards AR and incentives to keep our students motivated in becoming lovers of reading!

Renée Boutte-Myer,
Director of Advocacy & Outreach
of LSU’s College of Human Sciences & Education
Louisiana State University

Two bike racks will be provided for Buchanan Elementary through their Safe Routes to Schools grant!
The Lambda Alpha Chapter of Omega Psi Phi, Inc.

Members donate books each year allowing every student to walk away with a brand new book!