Welcome to Buchanan-Verplanck Elementary School!

  • BVES Principal Joshua Cohen and students reading

    Dear B-V Families and Friends,

    On behalf of everyone at Buchanan-Verplanck Elementary School, I would like to welcome you to the 2019-2020 school year.  I hope everyone had a relaxing and enjoyable summer filled with time for family, friends, reading, writing, math and other fun activities.

    As I enter my ninth year at B-V, I continue to be extremely proud of our amazing school community and family.  Through collaborative efforts and a strong school-home connection, great growth and success will continue to take place.  Our staff will work continuously to provide you with feedback on what your child is doing well, areas to work on, intervention plans and how you can support us at home. 

    For many years, one of the best ways we have informed families of school happenings has been through our “B-V News” monthly newsletter. This year, in addition to putting out a calendar and key information, I will continue to provide updates on Twitter (@BV_Principal) in an effort to share bite-sized updates as they happen.  These updates around B-V joy and learning will be communicated directly to families in real time, giving you a peek inside our building on an ongoing basis. Through newsletters, Class Dojo or other types of communication, our staff will provide you with updates, insights and often pictures that let you know what is happening here at B-V.

    Another tradition I look forward to continuing is the B-V Showcase.  Prior to each monthly PTA meeting, students in various grades teach families what they have been learning, highlight their work, showcase their talents, etc.

    I hope to see each and every one of you throughout the school year, whether at school events, such as writing and academic celebrations, at our student showcases or at PTA meetings.  With the support of our wonderful school community, we will help maximize each child’s potential!

    If I may ever be of assistance to you, please do not hesitate to contact me.  Feel free to stop by, send an email or call to say hello.  Thank you for your support – together we will succeed!


    Joshua S. Cohen
    Buchanan-Verplanck Elementary School