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Free Webinars & Classes

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  • The Teaching Well

    The Teaching Well is offering a free virtual session on managing stress and uncertainty on April 30th from 1-2pm PST and you can RSVP here.

Enrichment Resources

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  • Center for Greater Good

    This is an online magazine out of UC Berkeley with articles on the science of relationships and emotional well-being. It’s a great resource during normal times, and especially great now. Click here to check it out!
  • Common Sense

    Common Sense has a list of free online activities and events for kids. Their resources range from drawing lessons to museum tours happening online. The best part? They're all free! Click here for the list.
  • CommonLit

    CommonLit has a free collection of reading passages in all genres for students in third through twelfth grade. Click here to check it out!
  • Culinary Kids

    Based on the enthusiastic response we received from our middle school parents, CKA has opened up a Thursday class for our older chefs!

    Please refer to the link below to view the brochure.
  • Khan Academy

    Khan Academy has put together resources for remote learning, webinars, test prep, and more.

    Remote Learning
    Our parent quick start guides will get you up and running with Khan Academy in 15 minutes or less (for kids 2-7, for kids under 12, for kids over 13).
    Sal’s daily schedules for learners ages 2-18 can help build routines and keep learning during school closures.
    We’ve developed an FAQ for parents about remote learning.
     
    Webinars
    Watch our recorded webinar for parents where we give guidance about using Khan Academy (ages 4-18) and Khan Academy Kids (ages 2-7) for remote learning.
    We’re planning additional parent webinars and would love your feedback. What topics would be helpful for you? Let us know in this Google Form.
     
    Test Prep
    In light of recent SAT test cancellations, we developed an FAQ about the SAT and a suggested SAT study plan.
     
    Other Helpful Resources
    Common Sense Media provides age-appropriate media recommendations for families and schools.
    Schoolclosures.org is a roundup of useful resources, covering everything from remote learning to socializing and staying connected.
    Code.org has a free weekly webcast for learning computer science during school closures.
  • Little Yellow House Art

    Little Yellow House Art is the provider of our Ceramics and Woodwork Afterschool Programs. The classes below will replace those for the students currently enrolled in those Afterschool Programs, but all are welcome to participate! Families with K-6 students can purchase them directly from this website if they would like to participate. These classes will be rolled out one per week, beginning on 4/20.

    Additionally, Little Yellow House Art put out a free Quick Class art video. They will be launching a couple of these videos each month and they will live on their IGTV channel as well as be able to be accessed on their website.

    Click here to view their newsletter.

    Ceramics Masters: Picasso
    A fateful trip to the South of France inspired a whole new chapter in Picasso’s career and changed pottery forever.

    In this Live Zoom class, students will discover the multiple hallmarks of Picasso’s artistic personality in his ceramics: humor, inventiveness, fearlessness, and his unsurpassed ability to define simplicity in form and create their own original ceramic work.

    All Materials Included.
    Limit of 8 students per class.
    Ages 6 - 11
    Only 1 session left!
    Dates: Jun 29, 2020 - Jul 1, 2020 (M, T, W)
    Time: 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM 
    Click here to sign up.
  • Los Angeles Public Library

    There is a laundry list of resources that are available through the library. These resources include books, audiobooks, and comics; movies and music; magazines and newspapers; online classes; and resources for children. Click here to access their website.
  • Lower School Librarian Recommends: Book Website

    If you're interested in reading books at home, click here.
  • Online Dance Lessons

    Lower School Afterschool Programs teacher, Adi Licht, has created online dance lessons for students.

    Please note the videos must be downloaded within 7 days as the link does expire. Each grade level has two links - a warm up and a dance. All of these are modified versions from dances students have already performed, so the students may know the songs.

    Kindergarten to first grade funky dance week 2 - https://we.tl/t-VeH9Bgha7l

    Second to third grade old school hip hop dance week 2 - https://we.tl/t-aEui9cFGTb

    Third to fifth grade hip hop dance week 2 - https://we.tl/t-ccquf5SzxA
  • Online Tools for Mental & Emotional Support

    Here are four different online ways to get different kinds of mental and emotional support:
    Additionally, the Child Mind Institute is a great resource for how to talk with kids about different mental health and health issues. They've put together a resource specifically dedicated to supporting families during this time -- check it out here.
  • Teens Read to Kids

    Teens Read To Kids is a community service program where volunteer teenagers read to a group of local children ages 4 through 8 (or older) at different locations and events, including from home via Zoom or Skype. The goal of the program is to encourage kids to read more and develop and expand their love for reading.
             
    As the program is new, the organization is looking for teen volunteers who will be willing to devote some time this summer to read to local kids from the comfort of their homes via Zoom or Skype. It could be as little as 1 or 2 hours a week. They are also looking for little ones who would enjoy storytime with a cool teen.
     
    Here’s the link to the website.
  • Virtual Field Trips

    Many museums are temporarily closed but are still sharing resources, offering virtual tours, and more! Click here to read a recent Getty newsletter with virtual opportunities. Click here to take a tour of the Musee d'Orsay. Click here to check out the Met Museum's online inventory. Click here to see the National Gallery of Art, which is posting daily art gallery tours on its social media. Click here to view the Louvre's online opportunities. This site has various virtual museum tours, zoo cams, aquarium cams, and more!
  • YouCubed

    YouCubed is a fabulous math resource out of Stanford that lines up exceedingly well with our philosophy about math K-6/7. Check out their #YoucubedAtHome webspage here!  
  • YouVisit

    We know many juniors and seniors intended to visit colleges and universities over spring break. With nearly every college and university campus operating remotely until further notice, YouVisit is a great site that will enable you to virtually tour and explore over 600 campuses across the country.
  • Zoom Cooking Workshop

    Our Lower School Afterschool Programs cooking provider has created content for our LS students. Our current enrollees will be able to attend these courses, and all other LS students are able to register online if they would like to participate, as well. The class will run for 6 weeks, beginning Tuesday, April 21. 
    The dates are as follows: 4/21/2020, 4/28/2020, 5/5/2020, 5/12/2020, 5/19/2020, and 5/26/2020.
     
    These classes will be held on Tuesdays from 3-3:45 p.m. (though class might go a bit longer depending on the recipe).
     
    You are invited to sign up for the entire 6 week session for a fee of $60. Enrollment information can be sent to you by emailing info@culinarykidsacademy.com. Once registered, you will receive a link to the workshops, which will all be done on Zoom. They will also be emailing families in advance to allow preparation of the ingredients and equipment needed to cook with Chef Danny!

Deals & Discounts

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Support Buckley Affiliated Businesses

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  • BLVD Kitchen

    Buckley has worked with BLVD Kitchen, and a parent of a Buckley alum works here. Click here for their site.
  • EP+LP

    This West Hollywood restaurant is owned by a new Buckley family.

     
  • LA Food Service

    For those of you looking to stock-up, restaurant supply company LA Food Service has recently switched their model to service residential customers with next day delivery on orders over $300. Click here for more information.
  • Lawry's

  • Lemonade

    Lemonade is offering a 30% discount for all online orders placed at lemonadela.comUse Code: SAVERESTAURANTS
  • Mighty Pilates

    Owned by a Buckley second grader's mom, all four Mighty Pilates studios are closed, but you can take live workout classes from the comfort of your own home--no experience or equipment required. Click here for more information.
  • Mister O's

    Owned by Buckley parents Meredith and Chris Ostrow, this restaurant just opened up for take out as a high-end grocery store. They have the most incredible cuts of steak, chicken, and seafood that have been frozen in our deep freezer recently. They are selling just above cost.  

    ABC lifted a lot of its restrictions on restaurants, so people can take large batches of their cocktails to go in Mason jars. People can order by picking out what they want on the menu and just emailing info@misterosla.com. Chad will email right back. 

    Mention code word BUCKLEY for a free roll of toilet paper with your order.
  • Musashi Japanese Cuisine

    Owned by an aunt of Austin Chen, Alumni Board member, Musashi Japanese Cuisine offers “emergency supplies” with the purchase of a family meal for two. When you order a family meal, you also get your choice of two of the following pantry items: 2 rolls of TP, 1 lb of dry pasta, 2 servings of rice or a dozen eggs. As you're approaching the restaurant please call them so they can review the hand-off procedures with you using appropriate social distancing protocols.

    Take out hours are 3:00-8:00 p.m.
    19713 Rinaldi Street Porter Ranch, CA
    818-360-8884

  • New Moon Restaurants

    Alumni Affiliation: Colin Tom ‘79
     
  • Sweetfin

    Alumni and former lifer Seth Cohen '06 is the founder/owner of Sweetfin, a locally owned fast-casual restaurant concept. Additionally, Sweetfin has created a fish market that is selling fresh fish and marinades throughout LA/SD. Click here to order.
  • The Local Peasant

    On Sherman Oaks and Thousand Oaks, owned by Buckley Alum, Victoria Makinen (Lichtman).