Baxter Buzz

Staff Newsletter: Week of October 30th

Golden Nuggets from the Counselor

Happy Halloween!!

Next week will wrap up Red Ribbon week. On Monday we will combine both bullying and drug prevention.

Only 3 more weeks until Thanksgiving Break!! We’ve got this!!

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!

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Quick Tips from Nurse Martin

Halloween Safety Tips

  • A parent or responsible adult should always accompany young children on their neighborhood rounds.
  • Obtain flashlights with fresh batteries for all children and their escorts.
  • If your older children are going alone, plan and review the route that is acceptable to you. Agree on a specific time when they should return home.
  • Only go to homes with a porch light on and never enter a home or car for a treat.
  • Because pedestrian injuries are the most common injuries to children on Halloween, remind Trick-or-Treaters:
    • Stay in a group and communicate where they will be going.
    • Remember reflective tape for costumes and trick-or-treat bags.
    • Carry a cellphone for quick communication.
    • Remain on well-lit streets and always use the sidewalk.
    • If no sidewalk is available, walk at the far edge of the roadway facing traffic.
    • Never cut across yards or use alleys.
    • Only cross the street as a group in established crosswalks (as recognized by local custom). Never cross between parked cars or out driveways.

For more information for Halloween Safety Tips visit

What's Happening at Baxter?!

Upcoming Events and Activities

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

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

Wednesday, 11/1: Baxter Belles after school in the library until 4pm; Donuts with Dad at 7am in the cafe

Thursday, 11/2: Lead Teacher Meeting at 3:30pm; Spirit Night at Schlotzkys 4-9pm

Friday, 11/3: Christmas shirt orders due

Tuesday, 11/7: SAT Day

Wednesday, 11/8: Muffins with Mom at 7am in the cafe

Thursday, 11/9: Faculty Meeting 3:30pm

Friday, 11/10: 1st and 2nd graders to MHS for the play

Monday, 11/13: PTO Meeting in the cafe at 6:30pm, Turkey feathers for sale all week

Friday, 11/17: Thanksgiving Feast during our lunches

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?

We encourage each of our students to get involved with the community! The Joy of Midlothian is a great way to do so!! Check out the video below and you can fill out the application below and turn it in to the front office!

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