BuffSci puts a special emphasis on parent participation to provide high quality education to our students. Our past experience and formal research support the fact that children whose parents and guardians share in their formal education tend to perform better in school. Therefore, we highly encourage all of our parents to be active participants in educating our students. We welcome our parents as partners so that our students are supported both in school and at home to ensure they strive toward fulfilling their highest potential.

2018-2019 STUDENT SUPPLY LIST – all grades

Each student should have for first day of school:

  • 5 binders (one for each core class): 3-ring hard cover, at least 1 inch rings
  • 5 packages of subject dividers (for binders)
  • Loose leaf paper
  • Pens/Pencils
  • 5 three-pronged pocket folders (one for each elective class)
  • 1 package of fine tip dry erase markers
  • 1 composition notebook
  • 6 packs of Post-It Notes
  • 200-count 3”x5” index cards

Middle school - TI30XIIS or other scientific calculator (optional)

High school - TI83 plus or other graphing calculator (optional)

**Please note that additional materials/supplies will be given by each teacher needed for special projects at the start of school**

In recent years, our parents have participated in various school activities and events throughout the school year. This year, we hope that all of our parents will participate in one or more of the annual events and assist with any new initiatives we introduce to our school.  If you are interested in volunteering at any of our events, please consider joining our Parent Involvement Committee or contact the school for more information.

Annual Event Volunteer Opportunities:

A Taste of BASCS

BuffSci Poetry Slam

BuffSci Talent Show

BuffSci Science Fair

Career Day

Family Fun Night

Family Literacy Night

Field Trips - International & Local

Scholastic Book Fair @BuffSci

STEM-Wise: What Parents Need to Know for Their Child to Succeed
STEM-Wise is a FREE EVENT FOR PARENTS and other family members of students interested in (or currently enrolled in) K-12 academic programs in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) fields.
LEARN:
What STEM education is all about
How you can support your son or daughter
College scholarship opportunities
A parent's perspective on STEM
Career and jobs available in the area
STEM-Wise 2015
Keynote Address: Dr. Liesl Folks, UB SEAS Dean
Saturday, May 2, 2015
9:30 AM
GM Tonanwanda Engine Plant
2995 River Road
Buffalo, NY 14207
******YOU MUST REGISTER TO PARTICIPATE******
Brought to you by the Buffalo Academy of Science Charter School 
Generously sponsored by National Grid and GM
In partnership with UB School of Engineering & Applied Sciences and WNY STEM Hub

"I feel the school is doing a wonderful job.  I like that the school takes time out to work with my daughter if she's falling behind.  The Saturday classes and the after-school classes are [working.]"  ~Parent of a Junior

 

 

"…If your child has a special interest in science, this is definitely the school of choice. The Science Olympiad Team – lead by intelligent, dedicated Teachers – has competed throughout Buffalo as well as traveled to New York and New Jersey. The team has won numerous medals, had the privilege of being taught by Professors from Princeton and Yale, was featured on channels 2 and 4 morning shows and received a Proclamation from the Legislature in which the parents were able to attend. I like BASCS. Their efforts make me as a parent want to cooperate and become more involved with the school.”  ~Parent of a Sophomore and Junior

 

"My wife and I are very happy with BuffSci and their overall help with our child in his education.  We love the notification program to alert parents and students of their grade performance."  ~Parent of an 8th Grader

 

 

"[We have a] wonderful experience at BuffSci.  The teachers are very helpful and really care about the students' education."  ~Parent of a Senior

 

 

"I love the school, teachers and staff. Please continue the great service and support you [give to] all students."  ~Parent of a 2015 Alumnus

 

 

“This is an excellent school. Their science program is wonderful. My daughter is in the Science Olympiad team and just last week she was [on] Channel 4 News showing off her scientific skills. I am a proud parent and I am very glad my daughter is attending Buffalo Academy of Science Charter School. They encourage my child to go to a good college even though she is a 9th grader.”  ~Parent of a Sophomore

 

 

“I cannot say enough about the Administration and Staff at BASCS: It starts with the greeting of students in the morning; assignments of 9th period for students whose grades are not satisfactory; Saturday school for students that want extra help; and I cannot forget about Staff home visits for those families that are willing. This school knows the importance of school-family connection and is definitely putting forth the effort to educate my children.”  ~Parent of a 2016 Alumnus

 

 

“I love this school! The accessibility to student data via the iPhone app is great! I can know at any time how my child’s grades are and what work has missed.”  ~Parent of a Senior

 

 

"Meeting with the staff and children [at BASCS] has made me feel that this school ranks high. The help my child gets from her teachers will help her succeed in life.”  ~Parent of BuffSci student

 

 

“I am happy with my experiences [at BASCS]… I recognize that this school takes more of a personal interest in how well my child is doing academically.”  ~ Parent of an Alumnus

 

 

“I love BASCS because you always know what’s going on in the school and when it takes place… That communication is crucial. Anytime that phone rings and it’s the school calling, it’s perfect… I can be prepared and know how my child is doing.”  ~Parent of a 2016 Alumnus

 

 

“BASCS offers my son the safe, secure alternative we were looking for. We feel the challenging academic environment at BASCS will help propel him to future success.”  ~Parent of an Alumnus

 

“I chose to send my child to BASCS for the excellent programs the school offers. I feel BASCS is a better school for my child because of the smaller classroom size and teacher availability for my child. I am very pleased. I love the dress code and no-nonsense, no bullying policy. There is excellent student-teacher-parent communication. My overall view is that it’s a much better and safer environment for my child and his attitude has changed to a more positive one towards school since he’s been at BASCS.”

~Parent of a Junior

 

 

“My daughter tells me that she reads poetry after the announcements [during school]… I love that ideas are not heard [by staff] and then squashed.”  ~Parent of a 2016 Alumnus

 

 

“[My daughter] has absolutely thrived in this environment. Her grades have improved overall from her last school and I feel she’s getting a more rounded experience at BASCS… She has really opened up. I think BASCS is doing a wonderful job for my child both socially and academically… Keep up the good work!”  ~Parent of a 2015 Alumnus

 

My 18-year old is new to the school, but he looks forward to going to school every day and I attribute that to the education that he is receiving at BASCS.”  ~Parent of a 2013 Alumnus

The purpose of the PIC is to support the students of BASCS by engaging in fundraising activities, supporting various enrichment activities, providing a forum for parent, teacher and student interaction through community events and promoting open communication between parents, teachers, administration and the entire school community. Making a commitment to the PIC means that you agree to attend monthly meetings and contribute to the betterment of the school. Not only will this benefit your child, but the investment of your time ensures success for all BASCS students.

The purpose of the PIC is to support the students of BASCS by engaging in fundraising activities, supporting various enrichment activities, providing a forum for parent, teacher and student interaction through community events and promoting open communication between parents, teachers, administration and the entire school community. Making a commitment to the PIC means that you agree to attend monthly meetings and contribute to the betterment of the school. Not only will this benefit your child, but the investment of your time ensures success for all BASCS students.

 

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