A family Newsletter: Week of August 27th
What a wonderful first week!
If you ever need anything, our door is always open (well it's locked, but we can buzz you in:)
Safety and Security
Parking Lot Procedures for Drop Off and Pick Up
In putting student and pedestrian safety first, we have parking lot entrance and exit signs for our main parking lot. We feel this is the best solution for all stakeholders in order to be able to keep the parking lot open and available for parents to park and drop-off. Remember that no student(s) should be dropped off and allowed to walk up without a parent/guardian. Parents/Guardians dropping students off via the parking lot are expected to park and walk students up the sidewalk.
We are asking that if your family chooses to use our parking lot in the mornings for drop-off or for visiting our campus during the day that you practice using the traffic routine referenced by the signs. The map below outlines the ONE-WAY traffic flow that all should follow.
There is an Entrance Only and Exit Only, which provides for one-way traffic around the parking lot. We ask that you please enter and exit accordingly. The map below visualizes the traffic flow.
From 7:20 a.m. – 7:45 a.m., it is posted RIGHT TURN ONLY for the exit. Please do not attempt to go left out of the parking lot during this specified time frame. If you need to return back into the Park Place Subdivision, you can easily access it by turning right out of the parking lot and then a right onto Mockingbird Lane. This will take you to Baltic Avenue, located behind the school and that will allow you to regain quick access to Park Place Subdivision.
The parking lot entrance off of Mockingbird Lane is for Service & Staff Entrance Only. As parents leave the parking lot, you may exit here, but please do not enter here.
If parking on the row by the curb, please do not use a reserved staff parking spot to do so.
Please do not utilize HANDICAP parking spaces at any time for drop-off unless you possess proper Handicap permit. We have parents and students that need access to these spaces.
At no point should a vehicle let children unload in the driving lanes.
PLEASE SEE THE MAP BELOW AND LET THE OFFICE KNOW IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS!
What Ring of Character do I belong to?!
Each ring has its own philosophy and meaning shown in the graphic above. The rings work in synergy and with healthy competition. During the course of the school year, students earn points for their ring for citizenship, behavior, academics, and getting caught doing anything well. A running total is maintained and a weekly champion is announced. The ring totals will continue throughout the year until the winning ring is selected for the year.
We are very excited about this positive behavior reinforcement and look forward to the fun that is to come!! Your child received a t-shirt today in their ring color! We will encourage everyone to wear their ring shirt on FRIDAYS!!
Kindergarten will get to experience the fun next week! We didn't want to overwhelm them with more excitement than the week has already held for them!
Each week you will see links to sign up sheets for particular activities!
Also, PLEASE SEE THE BACKGROUND FORM BELOW! It must be completed before you can volunteer! PLEASE PRINT AND RETURN TO THE FRONT OFFICE!
Notes from Nurse Martin
My goal is to promote a safe and healthy environment in which our students will be encouraged to become life-long learners, self-managers and self-advocates for health and education.
If your child will need medication anytime during the school year it is required that medication forms are completed.
It is preferred that medication is not sent to school with your child, but is brought to the clinic by an adult.
If medication is sent, the medication form must be with the medication. This includes all over the counter medications such as cough drops, anti-itch cream for rash/bug bites etc...
Students with food allergies must also complete the Allergy/Special Meal Request form. This form is required for the cafeteria.
If your child has asthma and they are unable to participate in outdoor activities on Orange Ozone Action Days, please contact me as soon as possible.
If your child has any medical need or concerns you may reach me during school hours at 972-775-8281. You may also e-mail me anytime at Jessica_Martin@misd.gs
All medication forms can be found on our website: http://www.misd.gs/domain/78 or in my office.
Have you heard? There is an amazing program offered by Midlothian ISD called Destination Imagination. If you’re interested in signing your student up to be on a Rising Stars (K-2) non-competitive team or a competitive team (3-12), please fill out the Google form through the link at the bottom. For more information, check out their YouTube site.
Please keep in mind that in order for us to have teams, there must be at least 1 team manager volunteer for each team and an appraiser for the tournament. Please consider volunteering! Below is the link/QR code to the Google form that we would like you to fill out if you and/or your student is interested in this program. Remember, you must type in the link exactly as it appears. The deadline for filling out this form is September 8, 2016. https://goo.gl/forms/oVvKSL36Ld49JWJU2
We will be having a parent informational meeting at Baxter Elementary cafeteria on September 4, 2018, at 6:00 p.m.If you have any questions, please contact the MISD District Coordinators: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com for more information.
Please mark you calendar for the following fall dates:
Monday, September 24th at 6:30pm:
- Welcome to Baxter! Who are we and what do we stand for?
We will discuss the key tenets that Baxter is known for
Invite parents to serve on one of the tenet sub-committees to help provide input
Tour the campus and all of the new collaborative spaces with
Monday, October 29th at 6:30pm:
- Students and Schools in a Digital World
Monday, November 26th at 6:30pm:
- Restorative Practices with Region 10
2018-2019 School Calendar
Upcoming Events at Baxter
Thursday, August 30th: Parent Night and PTO meeting
Monday, September 3rd: NO SCHOOL
Thursday, September 6th: Grandparent's Lunch
Friday, September 7th: Grandparent's Lunch
Monday, September 10th: NED Character Show; PTO Spirit Night
Monday, September 17th: Student Holiday; NO SCHOOL; MHS Homecoming Parade