Buffalo Parent Bulletin

November/December

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News and Reminders

  • School Store: Tues and Thurs 7:45-8:00. T-shirts are available for $10 (cash or check made out to Blackshear)
  • Absences: Please send a note (doctor or parent) on the day your student returns to class. An email to the teacher will also be accepted.
  • Lunch visitors: Please sit only at the parent table when visiting your students for lunch.
  • The front doors of the school are locked until 7:30 a.m. If students are being dropped off earlier for clubs or tutoring, a teacher will be there to let them in.
  • Updated Student Handbook: Updated student handbook are available here.

Upcoming Dates

Please check school website for additional dates, as they are subject to change


  • 11/7 4-8 p.m. - Nov. 7th Torchy's Tacos Spirit Night (located in the Vintage)
  • 11/9 2-3 p.m. - 5th grade Veterans' Day Program (Cafeteria)
  • 11/10 - 50th Day of School (dress in 50's attire)
  • 11/16 6-7:30 p.m. - Science Night
  • 11/18 8-10 a.m. - Breakfast with Santa at Wolfie's (more info to come from PTO)
  • 11/20-11/24 - Thanksgiving Holiday
  • 12/1 8:45 a.m. - Spelling Bee (cafeteria)
  • 12/2 9:00 a.m. - Private Movie Screening of "Wonder" at Regal Cinemas (more info to come from PTO)
  • 12/4 5-9 p.m. - Chipotle Spirit Night (located at 10905 Louetta Rd. in the Vintage)
  • 12/5 - Picture Retakes
  • 12/5 6:30-7:30 p.m. - 4th Grade Musical (cafeteria)
  • 12/5 and 12/7 - 4th Grade Wunderlich Farms field trip
  • 12/11 5:30-7:30 p.m. - Chick-fil-A Spirit Night, hosted by Destination Imagination (DI)
  • 12/12 6:30-7:30 p.m. - Winter Concert (cafeteria)
  • 12/18-12/20 - 1st Semester Awards Assemblies in classrooms (schedule)
  • 12/20 10:00-11:00 a.m. - Holiday parties for AM Pre-K and Early Childhood (EC) classes
  • 12/20 2:15-3:15 p.m. - Holiday Parties for afternoon Pre-K, EC, and all other grade levels
  • 12/21 12:35 p.m. - Early release (all students will eat lunch prior to dismissal)
  • 12/22-1/8 - Winter Holidays
  • 1/9 - Students return to class


Coming soon - dress up days before the holiday break

Staff Spotlight

Buffalo Brags

  • Due to our large number of students, the district has allowed us to hire an additional counselor and and additional specialist! Lori Bourgeois (former 3rd grade teacher) has been promoted to counselor and will oversee 504 plans, behavior intervention, and much more. Kelli Clough (former 4th grade teacher) has been promoted to specialist and will work as a teacher coach in both literacy and math, with a focus on digital learning. We look forward to the amazing things these leaders will bring to Blackshear!
  • WIN Time has officially begun in grades 1-5! WIN stands for What I Need, and is a daily flexible grouping time for students to receive on-level intervention and enrichment. Our goal is to make this a productive and purposeful time for all of our learners as we work to create personalized pathways to success for every student!
  • Coming soon on Twitter - Blackshear #kidtweets! We will soon be assembling a group of students to share the great things going on at Blackshear through their eyes.