A family Newsletter: Week of October 17th
National Night Out Winners!
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
Xavier M 25$ gift card
Stefan U 25$ gift card
Lincoln D 25$ gift card
Emma C 25$ gift card
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
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
1st Grade - 1:45pm
2nd Grade - 1:15pm
3rd Grade - 10:15am
4th Grade - 11:00am
5th Grade- 9:30am