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Announcing Our Buckley At Home: Summer Series!

We put together a series of parent education workshops on a variety of topics as a way to stay engaged, have fun, and showcase some of the talent in our faculty, staff, and extended community. They are all free of charge and will run an hour to 75 minutes in length.

Recent Community News

An Interview with Alum Dr. Tyler Evans '95
At the outset of the coronavirus outbreak in early February, we interviewed Tyler Evans ’95, an infectious disease specialist working as Chief Medical Officer for the Santa Cruz County Health Service Agency. 
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Celebrating Pride Month
It’s Pride month! Pride is a month focused on the celebration of community and the freedom to be unapologetically one’s self.
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What Do We Do Next: An Antiracist Book List 
What do we do next to begin the process of moving from non-racist to anti-racist; as an individual, as a family, as a community, and as a society?
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MLK Young Dreamers for Justice
Student Ella R. helped found an organization called MLK Young Dreamers for Justice, created with The Southern Christian Leadership Conference, to bring teens from all different communities together to fight for social justice through friendship and service.
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Eliana S. Creates Pre-Med Connection
Student Eliana S. created a platform, Pre-Med Connection, to bring together a community of young individuals interested in STEAM. Check out Eliana's description below. Fantastic work, Eliana!
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An Update from the Office of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion
Throughout these unprecedented times, the Office of DEI continues their engagement, connection, facilitation, and participation in conversations locally, regionally, and nationally through a lens of equity. 
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Madeleine F. Creates "Covid Quilt"
Every year, seventh grade global studies students create a community action project, which allows them to connect their personal passions with a global theme.
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Class of 2020 Gives Back
This year's current senior class has donated more food for the annual food drive than any other class in Buckley history!
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Emme S. Creates New Tutoring Website
Junior Emme S. was recently featured on Fox News for her efforts to give back during the COVID-19 pandemic by tutoring kids through her new website, Tutor Together!
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Nathan P. Publishes MIND Magazine
Student Nathan P. has published MIND magazine, a STEAM-oriented publication featuring content for kids of all ages and including articles written by his peers. In this article, Nathan shares more about MIND. Congratulations, Nathan!
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A Zoom Visit with Global Studies
Salva Dut, the subject of the well-known book about Africa based on his life, A Long Walk to Water, and the founder of the non-profit Water for South Sudan, visited with seventh grade students on Monday via Zoom. Every year, they read the book as part of their Global Studies class.
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Congratulations, Applied Science! 

This year, Buckley’s Applied Science team made history!
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Buckley Students Earn National Scholastic Art Awards 
Buckley students earned three Silver Medals in the National Scholastic Art Awards this year, in photography, painting, and poetry writing. 
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Buckley Students Receive "Scores Perfectus"
Buckley outperformed the national average by a longshot in this year’s National Latin Exam, with five students earning perfect scores!
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Upper School Dance

Remote Dancing in Lower School

Fifth Grade Little Red Day

Candy Madness Tournament

Middle/Upper School: The next bracket is up and running! Be sure to follow Mr. Sacon’s Candy Bracket! The winner will be announced here! What are the odds of getting a perfect Candy Bracket? Senior Forest P.-C. did the math (see above).

Middle School Clubs & Activities

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  • Art Club w/ Mr. Sacon

    Grab a pencil, a pen, a marker, clay, paint, wood, glue, glitter, paper, canvas, a coloring book, a laptop, etc. and come spend some time talking with your friends and making art!

    Time: Fridays 2:15 p.m.
    Location: https://zoom.us/s/ 3327365571
  • Buckley Fantasy Baseball w/ Mr. Spound

    Hey baseball fans! Come hangout and build your fantasy squad.

    Time: Fridays 2:15 p.m.
    Location: 330-563-4379
  • Chess Club w/ Mr. Neddermeyer

    Seventh graders have been practicing their chess skills as part of a Global Studies lesson, and this club is an opportunity for them to continue engaging in the brain-building game.

    Time: Fridays 2:15 p.m.
    Location: https://zoom.us/j/3878806945
  • Cooking (with the microwave) w/ Mr. Roden

    Each week will explore a different category of items to cook up easily in the microwave.

    Time: Wednesdays 12:00 p.m.
    Location: https://zoom.us/j/ 3596460962
  • Girl Talk w/ Ms. Zarrow and Dean Holman

    What’s on your mind? Let’s discuss!

    Time: Wednesdays 12:00 p.m.
    Location: https://zoom.us/j/ 8647641888
  • Girls of Color w/ Dean Holman & Ms. Gipson

    Girls of Color is an affinity space for those who self-identify as girls and as women of color.

    Time: Fridays 2:15 p.m.
    Location: https://zoom.us/j/8 41888
  • Kahoot! w/ Ms. Woldman

    This will be a time to do some fun Kahoots! We can decide as a group each time we meet as to what categories we want to explore.

    Time: Wednesdays 12:00 p.m.
    Location: https://zoom.us/j/ 2487736944
  • Language Club w/ Mr. Minden

    Mr. Minden will be holding a language club for anyone interested. Topics will be based on the individual interests of anyone who shows up. Possibly spoken Latin, or Italian, or theory of language -- or really anything that participants are into. Email Mr. Minden if you're interested!

    Time: Fridays 2:15 p.m.
  • Mad Tea Party w/ Ms. Basch

    “We’re all mad here!” This is a time to wear silly hats, sip tea, dress up a pet, and read, write, and celebrate nonsense literature together.

    Time: Wednesdays 12:00 p.m.
    Location: https://zoom.us/j/ 2605020829
  • Makerspace w/ Ms. Hong

    This is a time for designers, builders, and inventors to think outside of the box.
    Challenge: Rethinking Home Design - Design a happy place that is perfect for a family to enjoy the comforts of home and a work space without distractions. Focus on wellness, efficiency, and safety. (sketch, research, build a digital or physical mode

    Time: Fridays 2:15 p.m.
    Location: 383-440-4873
  • Mixtape & Chill w/ Ms. Kopelevich

    Grab a snack, listen to new music and hang out with friends on Friday afternoons with Ms. Kopelevich. Starts April 24.

    Time: Fridays 2:15 p.m.
    Location: 737-776-7709
  • MS Diversity Club w/ Mr. Holliday

    We will continue with our Middle School Diversity Club meetings. These meetings will take place ​every other Wednesday, starting April 22.

    Time: Wednesdays 12:00 p.m.
    Location: 5774456631
  • Passion Projects w/ Mr. Sacon and Ms. DeLilly

    This will be a continuation of our Passion Projects exploratory and will be limited to those students who are already enrolled in the program.

    Time: Wednesdays 12:00 p.m.
    Location: https://zoom.us/s/ 3327365571
  • Sports Talk with MR. Coach w/ Coach Kehrig

    Get ready to talk sports. The topics will range from best players or franchises to best mascot or team uniform.

    Time: Fridays 2:15 p.m.
    Location: 321-231-2494

  • Tabletop RPGs w/ Ms. Zarrow

    A space and time to meet and play for current campaigns (in your own breakout sessions) or to ask questions about RPG, starting a campaign, or DM world creation.

    Time: Fridays 2:15 p.m.
    Location: 636-758-2977
  • TEDed w/ Mr. Neddermeyer

    We will continue the work started in our exploratory and the students who were previously in the class should meet there.

    Time: Wednesdays 12:00 p.m.
    Location: https://zoom.us/j/3878806945

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.
    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!

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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

  • 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).