Parent Power Newsletter—–> August 2018



Join Buchanan
Parent Teacher

Who are we? 

The Buchanan PTO is a team of parents, family members, teachers, staff, and friends of Buchanan Elementary.

*Our goal is to enhance the educational experience for Buchanan’s students.  We believe that being involved in our school’s community leads to higher rewards for our children.

*How does the Buchanan PTO help our children?  At a state and national level, we are part of one of the largest child advocacy organizations in the country.  In our school, we fund and organize activities and events that benefit our children at school, at home, and in our community.
Buchanan PTO
1222 E. Buchanan St.
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
PH  (225) 343-4585
FAX (225) 343-4673

1st Quarter
PTO Meeting

Fundraisers we currently sponsor:

* Box Tops 4 Education

*Community Coffee Labels

*Smoothie King

*World’s Finest Chocolate

Executive Board Members

*Brandi Welch, President

*Davondra Brown, Vice- President

*Tara Cunningham, Secretary

*Min Zhang, Treasuer

*Dr. Sudhir Trivedi, Member at Large

Here are a few ways you can be involved:

*Join the Buchanan PTO
*Attend events at the school
*Participate in school activities
*Support fundraisers/make a donation
*Volunteer on a committee
*Head a committee
*Serve as a board member

Some of the programs we support:

*Field trips

*Room Parents

*Classroom Parties

*Teacher Appreciation

*Curriculum Enhancement

*Reading Incentive Programs

*School Technology Improvements

Chromebook update

For parents of students that will be using Chromebooks in the classroom, there is a handbook that should be reviewed and a consent form that should be signed prior to the student using the Chromebook. Students in 5th grade will each have their own Chromebook to use for certain activities within the classroom. This will better prepare our students for the future as the world is constantly evolving in regards to technology. We are also looking forward to each 4th grade student also having their own Chromebook, hopefully, by the end of this semester.


The link for the Chromebook Handbook is here:


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