Activities and Clubs
Early morning clubs are available for third and fourth-grade students, such as Book Club, Chorus or Tech Club. Notices go home in September to sign-up. Students who are signed up for a club may ride to school on the early bus (middle/high school bus) or be dropped off at the school no earlier than 7:30 a.m.
The four 5-week sessions of art club will be split into concentrated art areas. Please rank your interest and we will try to put you in one of your top two choices. NYSATA Portfolio project has a limited amount of spaces available, students who mark this as their first choice will be drawn at random to fill spaces. The clubs will be:
Sculpture/Printmaking -- Students will make a sculpture and experiment with several types of printmaking.
Crafts -- Students will learn how to quill, make a book, make recycled paper beads for a bracelet, and other various crafts.
Stop Motion Animation/ Digital Art -- Students will create several stop motion animations using digital cameras, Microsoft Power Point, and the iPads. Students will ways to use explore Digital media in place of traditional techniques (drawing, painting, photography).
NYSATA Portfolio Project -- For students serious about art! Students will learn how to develop a portfolio, write an artist statement, and create works expressing a personal style or theme. There will be a field trip in April/May to participate in NYSATA Portfolio Project where students will present their portfolio to another art teacher and receive a score. For more information go to http://www.nysata.org/portfolio-project Limited Space! Extra meeting dates may be required.
3rd and 4th Grade Chorus is available to any 3rd or 4th grader who wishes to sing in a large group setting. Concert clothing: Chorus members need to wear a white top and black bottoms for all performances.
Illusions is a literary and art magazine that is published annually. It highlights original student work created by Lansing's outstanding artists and authors in kindergarten through eighth grade. Many students worked hard on pieces and submitted wonderful entries to Illusions this year. Unfortunately we were not able to fit everything into this year's magazine. We encourage all students to keep up the excellent effort and enter a piece or two of artwork and/or written work for consideration for next year's publication.
This five week introductory exploration to basic computer technologies such as: School Email Accounts, Googledocs, Googleslides, Googlemaps, iPads, Digital Cameras, On-line Resources and Games.
- Student Council
R.C. Buckley Elementary School Student Council was established for the following purposes:
1. To help promote school engagement and pride
2. To include our students in building wide decision making
3. To provide our students with the opportunity to learn and
practice leadership and civic responsibility
4. To provide service to our Lansing community
5. To provide our students with conflict resolution training
Student council meets monthly for 30 minutes on rotating days of the week.