Baxter Buzz

A Family Newsletter: Week of April 23rd

Can you all believe that there are only 6 weeks of school left? The year has flown by! There are tons of really exciting things happening over the next month and I want to make sure everyone is well informed and able to participate! Please see the upcoming dates below!
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2018-2019 MISD School Calendar is Released!

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Golden Nuggets from the Counselor

Is this Normal??

Is This Normal?


As parents we are generally very intuitive about our children. We might be the first ones to sense that something is not quite right with our child. What do we do when we have concerns about our child’s development, learning or emotional state?

Do:

  • Observe your child carefully

  • Watch for patterns of behavior

  • Talk with other adults who know your child well (teachers, relatives, neighbors, etc.)

  • Observe other children your child’s age to see if these behaviors are typical for this age

  • Talk with other parents with children your child’s age

  • Seek professional help if problems seem to be serious


Where to get help: Where to get help:

  • Pediatrician or family physician

  • School counselor, teachers or daycare workers

  • Mental health professionals (counselor, psychologist, psychiatrist)

  • Support groups

  • Parenting classes

  • Child Development publications Problems in children can be corrected.


Problems in children can be corrected. What’s most important is that parents take early steps to get appropriate help for their children.


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REACH Council Prescription Drug Take Back

REACH Council and the Midlothian Police Dept. will be having a Drug Enforcement Agency sponsored prescription drug take back on Saturday 4/28, from

10am-1:30pm in the ACE Hardware parking lot. We will be providing free and anonymous disposal of unused, unwanted and expired medications. The main goal of the Take Back is to reduce the amount of prescription drug abuse in our community.

If your school would consider helping put the word out to parents it would be greatly appreciated. Whether through social media, school websites or fliers, your assistance will go a long way.

I’ve attached a flier for the event, if you’re willing to hand out individual fliers REACH would be happy to print up more for you, just let us know and we’ll provide what you need.

You can contact me with any questions, my contact information is below this email. Officer Curtis Hughes is the Midlo PD contact as well.

If you are curious about the program on a national level here is the DEA’s informational link:

https://www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/drug_disposal/takeback/

Thank you!

A Note from Nurse Martin

Spring is here and the sun is out! It is important that everyone takes the time to protect our skin from the sun's harmful ultraviolet rays.


The American Academy of Dermatology recommends everyone use sunscreen that offers the following:

  • Broad-spectrum protection (protects against UVA and UVB rays)
  • SPF 30 or higher
  • Water resistance

Sunscreen alone cannot fully protect you. In addition to wearing sunscreen, dermatologists recommend taking the following steps to protect your skin.


  • Seek shade when appropriate, remembering that the sun’s rays are strongest between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
  • Wear protective clothing, such as a long-sleeved shirt, pants, a wide-brimmed hat and sunglasses, when possible.
  • Use extra caution near water, snow and sand as they reflect the damaging rays of the sun, which can increase your chance of sunburn.
  • Get vitamin D safely through a healthy diet that may include vitamin supplements.

For more information visit https://www.aad.org/media/stats/prevention-and-care/sunscreen-faqs


Baxter's Hub- Nancy Robertson, Library Media Specialist

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What's Happening at Baxter?!

Upcoming Events and Activities

Monday, April 23: PTO Meeting and Board Elections


Tuesday, April 24: Midlothian Reads 6:00-7:30pm


Thursday, April 26: 1st and 2nd Grade Field Trips


Friday, April 27: PTO Glow Dance Party and Music Club Competition


April 23-27: Kindergarten Roundup


Wednesday, May 2: Baxter Belles 3:15pm-4:00pm


Friday, May 4: Robotics Competition


May 7-11: Teacher Appreciation Week


Tuesday, May 8: Kinder Camp


Monday, May 14th: 3rd and 4th grade Math STAAR Test, 5th grade 2nd Administration


Tuesday, May 15th: 3rd and 4th grade Reading STAAR Test, 5th grade 2nd Administration


Wednesday, May 16th: 5th grade Science STAAR Test


Thursday, May 17th: STAAR Make-up tests


Friday, May 18th: NO SCHOOL


Friday, May 25th: Field Day

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Need Canvas Help?!!

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