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Community Rep Wanted!

We are looking to hire a Community Representative!  Bilingual (English/Spanish) candidates preferred.  Desired qualifications include: 

  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Highly motivated
  • Organized
  • Dependable
  • Comfortable with technology

Please email résumé to Mrs. Aguilera, Assistant Principal at

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LAUSD Calendar 2019-2020

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School Information: 

5024 Buchanan Street

Los Angeles, CA 90042


Phone: 323-255-7118

Fax:  323-254-9363


Office Hours:




Bell Schedule

Bell Schedule 2019-2020

7:30 Gates Open

7:58 a.m.  Warning Bell for Grades K to 6

8:00 a.m.  Beginning of Instructional Day

2:30 p.m. Dismissal

1:25 p.m. Tuesday Dismissal (every week)


12:45 p.m. Minimum Day Dismissal:

Parent Conference Weeks, except Tuesdays

November 18 – 22, 2019

March 2 – 6, 2020


1:45 p.m. Shortened Day Dismissal:

December 20, 2019 (Before Winter Break)

April 2, 2020 (Before Spring Break)

June 11 - 12, 2020 (Last two days of School)

Quick Contacts

Title IX Complaint Manager:  Nancy San Jose, Principal


Nancy San Jose, Principal

Anna Aguilera, Assistant Principal

Fundraising For Field Trips!

Fundraising For Field Trips!

Connect with your children and their teachers through this app!

Connect with your children and their teachers through this app!
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Lunch Menu

Click on the link to see what healthy food your children will be enjoying!

Get Ready for the SBAC Assessment!

Be prepared for an Earthquake

Be prepared for an Earthquake

School Experience Survey - Encuesta de Experiencia Escolar

Your opinion about our school is important to us!  We want 100% of our parents to participate!  Help us meet our goal!  The LAUSD School Experience Survey for 2019-20 is online, too.  Click here to complete your survey!


¡Tu opinión sobre nuestra escuela es importante para nosotros! ¡Queremos que participe el 100% de nuestros padres! ¡Ayúdanos a cumplir nuestro objetivo! La Encuesta de Experiencia Escolar del LAUSD para 2019-20 también está en línea. Haga clic aquí para completar su encuesta!


Interested in our school?  We offer school tours!  Please contact our Principal, Ms. Nancy San Jose for an appointment.

You may contact Ms. San Jose by calling our Main Office or emailing her at  We look forward to seeing you soon!

LAUSD Parent Portal is HERE!



LA's Best Book Distribution featuring Buchanan!

Kudos to our LA's Best leader, Mr. Francisco and his team for hosting the Book Distribution.  The video features our staff, students, and parents!  We are happy to support these efforts that help our students and families.

Support our Buchanan Street Elementary PTA!!

When you purchase items (including School Supplies!) through Amazon's Smile program, there is no cost to you but Amazon donates to our Buchanan Street PTA.  Please click here or the image below and support our PTA!!


Uniform Policy

Uniform Policy

School Uniforms

School Uniforms are provided through a local business, Los Angeles World Embroidery.

Los Angeles World Embroidery will sell uniforms at the school on certain days throughout the year.  Or, you can visit their store at:

Los Angeles Embroidery

3283 Fletcher Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90065

Tel:  323-256-5799





Teacher Perfect Attendance!

Teacher Perfect Attendance!

Buchanan Robotics Team

Buchanan Robotics Team

Excellent Team Work!

Our Buchanan Robotics Team participated in a region wide robotics preparatory competition at La Canada Flintridge High School this past weekend.  Three teachers, the magnet coordinator and lots of parents where present to support their efforts.  They did an incredible job of presenting their research both in showmanship and teamwork.  We applaud their efforts and wish them luck as they fine tune their robots to meet the demands of the upcoming competition.

Buchanan Calendar

You can also view the calendar at:

Rise, Read, & Shine!

Come join us for our next Rise, Read, Shine event on Friday, December 13th from 8:00-8:20am.  Bring a picnic blanket, stuffed animal, and a favorite book to read with your family, friends, and teachers.  Coffee is generously provided by our local business, Café de Leche.

Buchanan Celebrates Reading!


COFFEE With the Principal

Join us on Friday, December 6th at 8:00am for our next Coffee with the Principal!

To become a school volunteer, complete the application online

 or complete the paper form.

ELAC and SSC Orientation and Elections

Join us on Monday, September 16th for our ELAC and SSC Orientation and Elections!  If you are not able to make it, but want to learn more, click HERE for the presentation.


¡Únase a nosotros el lunes 16 de septiembre para nuestra orientación y elecciones de ELAC y SSC! Si no puede asistir, pero desea obtener más información, haga clic AQUÍ para la presentación.