Spring Fundraiser

On Tuesday, March 6th, students will be bringing home information regarding our pretzel sale fundraiser.  If you would like for your child not to participate, we will need to receive an "opt-out" form with your signature by Thursday, March 8th.  If we do not receive this form, your child will be coming home with a box of 30 individually wrapped pretzels on Friday, March 9th that you will be responsible for selling.  This "opt-out" form will be coming home on March 6th or you may access it by clicking here.   If you would like to sell more than one box of pretzels, you may do so by turning in the permission slip which is attached to the bottom of this form.  In order for us to give you a 2nd box of pretzels, the first box must be paid in full.  Please make checks payable to:  Buckeye Primary School. All money is due back to the school no later than March 21st.


PTO Book Fair

The PTO Book Fair is happening now through March 9th.  They are in need of volunteers!!  If you would like to help out, there is a sign-up on the PTO Facebook page for two hour increments.  They also need volunteers for this Saturday, March 3rd at Buckeye Day.

3rd Annual PTO "Reading for Recess"

March 4th - March 10th.  See flyer for participation/donation information.  Please make checks payable to:  Buckeye PTO.



Our next late arrival day will be on Wednesday, March 14th.  School will be delayed by two hours.  Morning kindergarten students are expected to be in attendance.  

The late arrival date that was scheduled for May 9th has been cancelled due to the number of calamity days used and discrepancy of hours between AM and PM students.  We will follow our normal schedule on May 9th.




Beginning on Monday, April 9th, Buckeye Local Schools will be adding an additional 30 minutes of academic instruction to extend the school day.  This will continue through April 20th.

*AM Kindergarten classes will begin their days at the regular time, but their dismissal time will be extended by 30 minutes.      The dismissal time will be 11:50 AM.

*PM Kindergarten classes will begin their school day 30 minutes later than usual ( 1:10 PM) and dismissal time will be extended by 30 minutes (3:55 PM).

*Grades 1 - 3 will have their day extended by 30 minutes and dismissal will be at 3:55 PM.


Due to the late arrival days this school year, the AM Kindergarten students have had less hours of instruction compared to the PM Kindergarten students.  The above schedule change, as well as the cancellation of the May 9th late arrival day, will allow us to bring those hours more in line with each other.


End of 3rd quarter grading period is March 9, 2018

Third quarter report cards will be sent home with students on March 16th.  If students have any unpaid fees, the report cards will be held. If you plan to pay fees prior to this date, please make checks payable to Buckeye Primary School.



It's official!!  All-day kindergarten has been approved for the 2018-2019 school year at no additional cost to families.  We are excited about the educational benefit that this will provide for our students!  If you have a child who will be 5 by August 1, 2018, they are eligible to attend.  We will begin to set up screening appointments on Tuesday, February 20th.  You may call 330-722-8257 ext. 4143, 4137 or 4139 to set up an appointment.  There will be three screening dates:  March 15th, March 20th and March 22nd.  You may pre-register your child online by clicking on the link here.  After you complete the online registration, you will be prompted to set up an appointment with our Registrar, Jill Besida.  Please do not set up an appointment at this time.  The purpose of this appointment is to submit registration documentation which you will be doing when you come to the screening appointment.  If you are not able to register online, we will have computers available during the screening dates for your use. More information regarding the kindergarten screening process can be found under the Kindergarten Information link in the column to the right.

Safety Town

This program is for students who will be entering kindergarten in August of 2018.  Safety Town will take place June 4 - 8.

More information will be given at kindergarten registration/screening in March.


Testing - Please try to schedule appointments around these dates:


*2nd grade Iowa/Cogat: testing will take place March 5th - March 23rd
*3rd grade Ohio State ELA testing part 1 - April 10th;  3rd grade Ohio State testing part 2 - April 11th
*3rd grade Ohio State Math part 1 - April 17th;  3rd grade Ohio State Math part 2 - April 18th 


Spring Pictures

Lifetouch will be here on Wednesday, February 21st to take Spring pictures.  Information/forms will be sent home on February 8th.


Spring Break

No school March 26th through April 2nd. Students return on April 3rd.


Car Rider Placards

If your child is going to be a car rider consistently this year, please call the office prior to the first day of school. Please tell the staff your child's name and the number of placards you will need. We will send them home with your child on the first day of school. You will still pick up your child on the first day of school.







All transportation information for next year will roll over using the student's HOME address. This applies to every grade level. If parents use a daycare/sitter, a new form for the 2017-18 school year MUST be submitted using the online form found HERE.

The deadline for any changes you would like to make to your 2017-18 transportation is Friday, July 21, 2017. Any requests made after this date will not be added to the bus routes until Monday, August 28, 2017. This includes changes of address, adding your student to a bus route, or changing the pickup and/or drop off location for your student. Any changes must be submitted using the online form found HERE.

Parents will be responsible for transportation until Monday, August 28, 2017, if they submit changes after the July 21st deadline.

In addition, no change of address requests will be processed until the change of address is submitted to Mrs. Jill Besida (330-722-8257 x1001) at the Buckeye Board of Education offices and verified with a current proof of residency or residency affidavit. Once the address change is verified, it will be processed by Transportation.

If you are unable to submit the online Transportation Request form, you may print and submit a written Transportation Request form found HERE.

Remind Notification System

REMIND is a free, safe, and easy-to-use communication tool that our Transportation Department utilizes to alert parents, students, and staff with one-way text messaging when buses are running late for pick up and or drop off.

SIGN UP IS SIMPLE! To receive messages via text, text @g28e7 to 81010. You can opt out of messages at any time by replying unsubscribe@g28e7 to any messages sent from REMIND.

Any questions may be directed to Mrs. Eblen at 330-722-8257 x 1020.

Primary Office Staff
Name E-Mail Title Extension
Dawn Hartwell dhartwell(at) Principal 4142
Vicki Ludwig vludwig(at) Guidance Counselor 4144
Shannon Kissinger shannon(at) School Psychologist 4124
Cheryl Bartko cbartko(at) Secretary 4137
Sara Williamson swilliamson(at) Office Paraprofessional 4139
Renee Sandy rsandy(at) Secretary 4143