Baxter Buzz

A family Newsletter: Week of October 17th

National Night Out Winners!

Baxter had an amazing turnout for the National Night Out poster contest through the Midlothian Police Department.

We had 8 winners! Way to go Baxter Artists!!

Natalie S won first place in her age group and received 100$ Cash

Landry D 1st place and 100$ gift card

Keyawna C won 2nd and 75$gift card

Baylee B won 2nd and 75$ gift card

Honorable Mentions:

Xavier M 25$ gift card

Stefan U 25$ gift card

Lincoln D 25$ gift card

Emma C 25$ gift card

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Golden Nuggets from the Counselor

Red Ribbon Week is coming!

Happy Friday the 13th!!

Do you know the history of the Red Ribbon Campaign?

Enrique (Kiki) Camarena was a Drug Enforcement Administration Agent, who was tortured and killed in Mexico in 1985. Agent Camarena believed that one person can make a difference. He did. After his death Congressman Duncan Hunter and Henry Lozano, one of Kiki’s high school friends started “Camarena Clubs” in Kiki’s hometown. Hundreds of people pledged to be drug-free in honor of the sacrifice Kiki made to better our world. Several parent groups across our nation began to call on community groups to wear a red ribbons during the last week of October as a symbol of their drug-free commitment. In 1988, the National Family Partnership (NFP) coordinated the first National Red Ribbon Week, with President and Mrs. Reagan serving as honorary chairpersons. The NFP estimates nearly 80 million people participate in Red Ribbon events each year.

The NED Show will present to our students on Monday October 23rd at 1:30. The NED show is a character education program that centers around three important messages: Never give up Encourage others and Do your best. The presentation will include storytelling, magic, humor, and yo-yo tricks. Following the presentation we will begin a week long sale of NED yo-yo products. Your student will be bringing home more information about the products we will be selling.

Baxter's Hub- Nancy Robertson, Library Media Specialist

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A new and exciting reading challenge for third, fourth, and fifth grade students is here! The MidloReads Challenge will encourage students to read books recommended by the MISD Library Media Specialists (LMS), earn badges for their reading, and even display their accomplishments during a district-wide reading celebration in April 2018!

A Quick Note from Nurse Martin

Develop a Sleep Routine

  • Getting enough sleep is critical for a child to be successful in school. Children who do not get enough sleep have difficulty concentrating and learning as well as they can.
  • Set a consistent bedtime for your child and stick with it every night. Having a bedtime routine that is consistent will help your child settle down and fall asleep. Components of a calming pre-bedtime routine may involve a bath/shower, reading with them, and tucking them in and saying good-night to them.
  • Have your child turn off electronic devices well before bedtime.
  • Try to have the home as quiet and calm as possible when younger children are trying to fall asleep.
  • School age children need 9-12 hours of sleep

What's Happening at Baxter?!

Upcoming Events and Activities

Monday, 10/16: No School for students

Tuesday, 10/17: PTO Meeting at 6:30pm in the Cafe

Friday, 10/20: Spirit Shop open

Box Tops Due

Winter Shirt Orders going home

Monday, 10/23: Red Ribbon Week Begins: Red Ribbon Day- Wear Red

The Ned Show

Tuesday, 10/24: Turn your back on drugs- Wear your clothes backwards

Wednesday, 10/25: From my head to my toes, I'm drug free- Wear crazy socks and a hat

Thursday, 10/26: Picture Retakes; Boo Stew Lunch; Give Drugs the Boot- wear your boots

Friday, 10/27: PTO Halloween Dance 7-9pm; Our school chooses to be drug free- wear your school shirt

Monday, 10/30: United we stand against Bullying- wear red, white, and blue

Tuesday, 10/31: Fall Parties; Say Boo to Bullying and Drugs- wear appropriate halloween costume

Fall Party Schedule

Pre-K- 9:00am in the cafe

Kindergarten -9:15am

1st Grade - 1:45pm

2nd Grade - 1:15pm

3rd Grade - 10:15am

4th Grade - 11:00am

5th Grade- 9:30am

Want to team with the JOY of Midlothian?

Need Canvas Help?!!

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What's for Breakfast and Lunch?