Welcome to Buchanan Elementary
(PK-5)

We are honored to serve a school with amazing scholars and a supportive community. As a school we focus on building positive relationships so that each scholar feels valued and supported. 

We welcome you to visit our school and take a tour by calling 616-819-2252. You will get to meet our wonderful secretaries and support staff. Our open door policy will empower our families to maintain a positive communication pathway. Looking forward to seeing you at Buchanan Elementary.


 

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Buchanan Elementary

1775 Buchanan Ave. SW
Grand Rapids, MI 49507
Phone: 616-819-2252
Fax: 616-819-2249
Mayda Bahamonde-Gunnell, Ed.D.
Executive Director of Leadership/Dual Language Immersion/Bilingual Transitional/EL/Migrant/NAEP/Foreign Exchange
Melissa Volquez
Attendance Secretary
Kerry Blum
Nurse
Vanessa Cervantes
KSSN Coordinator

School Hours

Breakfast 8:10 a.m.
Start Time 8:30 a.m.
Dismissal 3:26 p.m.
Half Day Dismissal 11:40 a.m. 

At Buchanan Elementary, we believe that our scholars benefit from a school culture that embraces their identities as Bilingual Learners; our school takes great pride in diversity and celebrating our scholars' rich cultural heritages.

We believe that every scholar deserves...

  • The opportunity to maintain their first language into adulthood. Research shows that there are more economic, social, and educational benefits for those who participate in a late-exit bilingual program, and we are proud to provide that for our scholars. 
  • The opportunity to acquire Spanish language skills even if their first language is not Spanish. Acquisition of the Spanish language supports our desire to ensure every scholar is provided a rigorous, stimulating educational experience. 
  • The opportunity for a prosperous future in which the number of languages they speak, read, and write is viewed as an asset.
  • The opportunity to learn through their first language with the goal of proficiency in English and Spanish; we believe Biliteracy is an investment in our global community. 
  • The opportunity to develop academic proficiency in both languages over time.
  • 9 Aug
    • Buchanan Elementary Registration Support
      Date: Aug 9
      Time: 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
      Location: Buchanan Elementary
      Calendar: Buchanan Calendar
      This event has a video call. Join: https://meet.google.com/crc-fkpa-vwb
  • 11 Aug
    • Buchanan Elementary Registration Support
      Date: Aug 11
      Time: 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
      Location: Buchanan Elementary School, 1775 Buchanan Ave SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49507, USA
      Calendar: Buchanan Calendar
      This event has a video call. Join: https://meet.google.com/scf-umpk-fpi
  • 17 Aug
    • Buchanan Elementary Open House
      Date: Aug 17
      Time: 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM
      Location: Buchanan Elementary School, 1775 Buchanan Ave SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49507, USA
      Calendar: Buchanan Calendar
      This event has a video call. Join: https://meet.google.com/bas-wbaa-rhv
  • 23 Aug
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  • 19 Dec
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New Dress Code Policy Eliminates School Uniform Requirement

GRPS has adopted a new dress code policy that will provide scholars with freedom to express themselves while ensuring safety and educational goals.

GRPS Announces the Appointment of New District Leaders
First Day of School Tuesday August 23Get Ready for the 2022-2023 School Year!

Mark your calendar for your school's orientation and open house.

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