Baker Buzz September 9, 2019

All Things Baker!

Principal's Message!

Hello All,


I want to thank you all for another amazing week! It was so exciting seeing everyone at Curriculum Night and watching as you all walked a day in your kiddos’ shoes! It means so much that you took the time to come out!


I found the following quote on the blog of an educator that I respect tremendously. It was an excellent reminder of how I want to approach every day!


"There are about 95 essential things you need to know in life. One of them is to be kind to people. The others you can figure out as you go!"


I know it seems like such a simple thing, however, I know it is sometimes difficult to do even in its simplicity. I still believe that it is worth the effort. I watched Baker students this week pick up trash that was not theirs, ask a friend that was sitting alone at lunch to sit with them, invite someone to join a game at recess, hold the front door during carline until there were no more cars, and volunteer to read a story to a friend who was struggling to read it alone. We may not always reach the goal, but we should never lose sight of it. Set the bar high and strive to reach it. I watched our kiddos strive all week to be kind! It is what we expect of our kiddos and what we should expect of ourselves.


As always, thank you all for your support and at Baker Elementary we believe In a World Where You Can Be Anything . . . Be Kind!


Sincerely,

Danielle Wallace

Raise Craze is Coming!

Raise Craze Fundraiser


Our one and only fundraiser of the year will begin on September 11th and will conclude with a celebration during Specials in September 27th. The kick-off will occur during the Patriotic Assemblies on September 11th, and your students will bring home information about the kindness-focused program that day.

There are a number of things we like about this program. Some of the highlights are:
- There is nothing to sell
- There are no pledges to collect
- Students learn about and show kindness to as a way of “paying it forward,” no matter the number or amount of donations received
- Individual prizes are not tied to donation amount
- We are able to keep at least 90% of the money raised to purchase items needed at Baker

Please be on the lookout for more information. If you would like an initial overview of the program, check out this video: https://vimeo.com/103130774

Thank you!

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Patriot Day Assemblies, Wednesday, September 11!

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Helping Kids Navigate in a Social Media Jungle!

Grades: All
September 16th

Following recent town hall meetings, parents have expressed interest in a monthly “roundtable” forum to learn and share, working together in the complicated journey of parenting. Parents-R- Partners (PRP) is a no-cost, open, safe place to discuss real-life topics that impact our children, our schools, and our families. We are blessed to have three local family counseling professionals who will offer their expertise in brief presentations/ video vignettes on pertinent topics and open discussion, giving practical helpful solutions. There will be different and relevant topics each month.

This month’s topic: “Helping kids navigate in a social media jungle



HoneyLu’s Coffee kiosk is on-site for refreshments. We look forward to you joining us to make a real difference and encourage you to spread the word to your friends w/ kids & teens.

Date: 9/16
Time: 6:30-8:00 PM
Place: Large Conference Room at Fuse Dynamic Workspace 130 N. Preston Rd. (behind Ernesto’s Mexican Restaurant).

Prosper ISD Community Fair!

Have you recently moved to Prosper and want to know what's here?
OR
You have lived in Prosper a few years, but still need help connecting.
OR
Prosper has been your home for a long while, but SO much has changed!

Then come to the Community Fair! It's ALL HERE!

Date: Saturday, September 14th
Time: 10 AM - 3 PM
Location: Prosper High School

For more information and answers to FAQ, click here!
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Prosper 9/11 Blood Drives and Remembrance!

A 9/11 Memorial Ceremony will be held on Wednesday, September 11 from 7:30-9:00 a.m. prior to the blood drive. The ceremony will be held at the north end of Prosper Town Hall and will include a patriotic remembrance of the many lives lost in the tragedy. The 9/11 Mobile Memorial, a recovered beam from one of the towers that has been placed on its own trailer and decorated with remembrances, will also be on display.
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Transition 101/Parent Panel!

Transition 101/Parent Panel

Come learn from the Transition team and a panel of experienced parents about helping your special needs child prepare for the future. Thursday, September 19, 6:30-8 pm, Folsom Elementary – 800 Somerville Drive, Prosper. Please RSVP at ttps://forms.gle/tU3ARcmrTdcCDC6V8 or by emailing jtchalker@prosper-isd.net. Childcare is also available by reservation through the same link.

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Parent Education Opportunity!

Please click on the link below for more information!


https://www.smore.com/gb7tu

UIL Competition Interest Form!

Prosper ISD is committed to allowing students the opportunity to enhance their learning while competing in academic competitions to gain experience and insight. Academic competitions in later years can bring significant notoriety for students, which is advantageous on college and career resumes in addition to the potential for scholarship money for State level performance. As in athletics, the sooner that a student starts in their academic competition, the more likely he/she is to find success in later years. While there are more events that your student may be able to participate in through UIL academic competition, these events most clearly connect to high school events that students can pursue throughout their educational career.
Please complete this form if you and/or your student are interested in growing by learning while competing in academic competition. Please submit a separate form for each student (if you have multiple students)
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Upcoming Program- Play it Safe!

Our counselor Mrs. Harrell will be presenting the following program during her guidance time with each grade level K-4 starting in October.
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Second Grade Hard at Work!

Kindergarten Mathematicians!

Buddy Reading!

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First Grade Scientists!

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Upcoming Dates!

September 11: Patriotic Assemblies- Grades K-2 8:00 a.m. Grades 3-5 9:00 AM We would like to invite all first responders and service members to the assembly to be recognized and celebrated! Raise Craze kick-off following each assembly!

September 14- Prosper ISD Community Fair

September 19- Chicken Express Spirit Night

October 4- Baker's Best, Respect, K-2 8:00 AM, 3-5 9:00 AM, Cafeteria

October 11- End of first nine weeks

October 14- No School!

October 15-18 Homecoming Week

October 25- Elementary Conference Day

October 28-November 1 Red Ribbon Week