BVS Bulldog Buzz

Welcome to our Bulldog Buzz 

2022-2023 May-June EDITION

From the Desk of Principal Lauer

Hello BVS Families and Friends,

It is hard to believe that it is time for our last BVS Bulldog Buzz Newsletter of the 2022-2023 school year. I was just looking through the draft of our school yearbook and was reflecting on all of the fun things that happened at BVS over the past several months. I am grateful to our BVS staff who not only provide engaging learning experiences for our students, but also make the time to do fun things that allow students to make connections and build relationships within their classrooms and across our school community. And, the fun is not over! May and June are filled with field trips, picnics, our fabulous BVS Field Day to celebrate the year, and of course, Kindergarten and 5th Grade Moving Up Days. We also have some end-of-year opportunities for you to join us as our musicians take the stage. Along with our Level 4 and 5 Band, Orchestra, and Chorus Concerts, our Level 3 students will be hitting the stage for the annual Recorder and Chorus Concert. I also want to give a plug for our hard-working PTSA who does so many things to support our BVS Learning Community! They are hosting a Weidner's Chicken BBQ on Thursday, May 11, so please consider purchasing tickets and letting us cook dinner for you and your familiy that evening. The Scholastic Book Fair will also be open for shopping during the Chicken BBQ, so come on in! As always, we look forward to seeing you!

PTSA Volunteers Needed...

We have some fun events that are happening between now and the end of the school year, and our PTSA needs your help! If you are interested in serving as a school volunteer, please call the main office for more information. Those wishing to volunteer in the classroom, at PTSA events, or to chaperone field trips must complete our school volunteer training in advance of any of these opportunites. This training must be completed each school year. We recommend completing this process now so that you are ready to go when volunteer opportunities arise.  

Upcoming Events @ BVS

Teacher Appreciation Week

May 8 - May 12, 2023

Thank you Teachers & Staff for all you do!


Wednesday May 10th -Thursday, May 11th

Stop by the Book Fair!

Students will be able to visit the book fair with their class during the school day. The book fair will also be open during the Chicken BBQ from 3:30-5:30. Swing buy to shop the book fair and grab dinner!

Thursday, May 11

Support the BVS PTSA

3:30 pm - 5:30 pm 

Dinners can be picked up in the front loop. If you missed out on presale tickets, please call the main office for assistance. We do sell out, so please consider presale!

Friday, May 12

Celebrate Mom with a beautiful plant!

Plants will be sold for $1.50 a peice and each student can purchase up to four plants. Our PTSA volunteers will package the plants for a safe trip home. 

3rd Grade Chorus & Recorder Concert

May 8th, 2023; 7:00 PM; BVS Aud

4th & 5th Grade Spring Concert

May 16th, 2023; BVS Aud

4th Grade: 6:00 PM / 5th Grade: 7:15 PM 

BVS Spirit Days

Wear Purple & White and Show your Hamburg Pride

Monday's in May & June

Wear a crown or fun hat for Coronation & Kentucky Derby Day

Friday, May 5

Wear Red/White & Blue in honor of Memorial Day in May and Flag Day in June.

Thurs, May 24 & Wed, June 14


Hamburg Middle School

5th Grade 

Parent Information Night

Wednesday, May 17 @ 6:15 pm

HCSD Budget & School Board VOTE

Tuesday, May 16, 2023


HHS Senior Walk

Thur., May 25, 2023


MAY 26-29, 2023

Enjoy your Memorial Day!

HCSD Art Show

Wednesday, May 31, 2023


Look for more information to come from your teachers

Wednesday, June 14

1:45-2:15 PM

Friday, June 16

Look for more information to come from your teachers

Kindergarten Graduation

Tuesday, June 20 @ 10am

5th Grade Moving Up Day

Wednesday, June 21 @ 10am

First Mates of Character

March 2023


Miss Judge - Penelope H.

Miss Montagna - Samantha K.

Mrs. Rasulo - Hayes E.

Mrs. Same - Cameron D.

Miss Neureuther - Chase P.

Miss Coons - Jensen K.

Mrs. Reading - Isaac S.

Mrs. Holstein - Sophia T.

Mrs. Bartoo - Ian D. 

Mrs. Winiewicz - Amber S.

Mrs. Kelly - Luke S.

Mrs. Pfeil - Sawyer S.

Miss Sherry - Natalie E.

Mr. Salvatore - Michelle T.

First Mates of Responsibility

BVS Terrific Kids

April Terrific Kids

Sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Hamburg, classroom teachers nominate students who they feel exemplify the traits of a TERRIFIC Kids: Thoughtful, Enthusiastic, Respectful, Responsible, Inclusive, Friendly, Inquisitive, and Capable across their day and learning spaces here at BVS! 

Aybel H. - Kindergarten, Ellis F. - 1st Grade, Coulter M. - 2nd Grade, Emma M. - 3rd Grade, Dean R. - 4th Grade and Anna L. - 5th Grade

BVS Lost & Found

Please click here to view our current lost and found items. To claim an item, please contact the BVS Main Office (716) 646-3240

Updates from the Health Office

The weather is warming up and the end of the school year is quickly approaching.  With that in mind remember to send your children to school with a water bottle, appropriate foot wear for outside recess and sunscreen if needed.  Sunscreen is not to be applied without a Dr's order during school hours.

Any other questions or concerns can be directed to the Health Office 646-3242.

Mrs. Dawn Liberti, RN 

Counselor's Corner

Throughout the months of May & June  our  last power word of the year will be DETERMINATION, and what a great word to end with! Our focus through our “I can” statements will be goal setting,  action plans, using our best efforts, facing challenges and asking for help along the way.

When we talk about teaching children hard work and determination, we’re not talking about the idea of making children  tough or callusing their little hands or emotions. We’re talking about building their self-confidence and self-image to pursue their dreams, achieve their goals, and to have the chance to “stay the course” even when something is difficult. 

Teaching our children determination involves offering them chances to try new things, encouraging them through their hard work and tries. Helping them “troubleshoot” when they hit a speed bump, and lastly offering effort-oriented praise instead of results-only praise.

Help us this month to discuss and teach about determination with your child(ren) and how it will help them with their goals, dreams and future. These lessons will be lifelong and will also help shape them into responsible, happy, and caring adults not only to others but to themselves!

BVS Lunch Menu

Click Link to view lunch menu and for information on pre-payment options.

We look forward to serving your child this school year! Both breakfast and lunch are available each day. Please note that meals are no longer served free of charge. 

Meal prices for this school year are as follows, $1.75 for breakfast and $2.75 for lunch. 

We kindly ask that you consider using the My School Bucks option to pay for your child's school meals. This option also allows you to track your child's purchases in the cafeteria and will send notification when funds need replenished. If you prefer to pay with cash or a check, please send your payment to school in a sealed envelope labeled with both your child's name and his/her teacher's name, as well as the amount of the payment. Envelopes will be collected in the classroom and sent to the cafeteria. 

Click link to learn more about Farm to School from Cornell Cooperative Extension, Erie County

News from the Office:

Our Main Office staff  is looking forward to connecting with you this school year. When you call the Main Office, you can expect to speak with Mrs. Susan Bunch or Mrs. Doreen Bailey. A couple of things to keep in mind: 

Click here for more information or to join!

Follow us on Facebook:  Boston Valley PTSA

Our PTSA is also looking to secure volunteers for the many events that host over the course of the school year. Please consider joining us at our September meeting to learn more, all are welcome! 

Connect with PTSA


Wednesday, May 3rd

6:30-7:30 PM

Boston Valley LMC

To contact Susan House, Vice President:

School Bus Safety 

Our bus drivers are working hard to get our students home safe and sound everyday! Please take a moment to talk with your children about expectations for safely riding the bus. 

All BVS bus riders should: 

In the event of a bus issue, a parent or guardian will be notified.  Parents are encouraged to notify the building principal of behavior issues on the bus by calling the main office.


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BVS Virtual Back Park

Click the link for all the community flyers found in the BVS Virtual Backpack 

Boston Valley Elementary School Handbook 2022-2023.pdf

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7476 Back Creek Road, Hamburg, NY 14075

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