Buffett Bulletin

October 27, 2021

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Halloween Free Zone

Halloween and other holiday celebrations at school are reserved for our elementary school-aged students. Please do not send treats, allow your student to wear a costume, or allow your student to bring their Halloween stash of candy to school. We hope everyone has a fun, safe time celebrating at home!

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NO School November 1

Due to the district adjustments made to the 2021-22 calendar, there will be no school for students on Nov. 1. This is a teacher planning and prep day.
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NJHS Pumpkin Decorating Contest!

Help us raise money for the Teacher Appreciate Breakfast in May! Send cash or coins on November 3rd and 4th.


NJHS is hosting a pumpkin decorating contest! Last week, students voted for a teacher on their team to represent them in this contest. The teacher will decorate the team's pumpkin and enter it into the contest on November 3rd and 4th!


Students will vote for their favorite pumpkin(s) by bringing cash or coins to drop in the buckets during Bobcat Den. Students can vote for as many pumpkins as they want! The pumpkin with the most money, wins. The winning teacher will get 10% of the total money raised for their team! The rest of the money raised will go to NJHS to buy Teacher Appreciation Breakfast for all teachers in May.

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October Students Of Distinction!

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STEAM Club Highlight

Check out this cool nature art made by one of our STEAM Clubs! Students learned about sustainability and the artist Andy Goldsworthy while creating and building their own masterpieces.
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Hillsborough's Trunk-or-Treat Event!

Last weekend, Ms. Wersman and a couple of Bobcats attended the Hillsborough neighborhood's Trunk-or-Treat event! They met lots of future Bobcat families and handed out Buffett pens and bookmarks! It was a hit!
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Join Us for Buffett's Fall Musical!

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Tickets are sold at the door.

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Attention 8th Graders!

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High Five Highlight

Buffett Middle School adopted five core values four years ago that we live and breathe every day at school. These values are called the Buffett High Five. They are Be Kind, Be Hardworking, Be Safe, Be Trustworthy, and Be Your Best.


This section of the bulletin will highlight one story featuring Buffett Bobcats staying true to these values.

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Mini Coach

There is no doubt about it. Mitchell M. loves volleyball. In fact, he dedicated hours of his time for weeks helping out Buffett's Volleyball team during their fall season.


Mitchell's love of volleyball started at one of his sister's volleyball tournaments. He noticed an all boys team playing on another court nearby. Seeing his interest, Mitchell's mom went over to talk to the head coach. Mitchell was invited to try out for the team and he made it! He now plays for the 16 Varsity River City team at TVA in La Vista.


The Buffett Volleyball girls could always count on Mitchell being there. He ran drills during practices. He jumped in to help them warm-up when there was an odd number of players. He attended every game and even helped line judge when they were short handed. Mitchell became the mini coach of the team.


Mitchell is an outstanding example of what it means to Be Trustworthy on and off the court. We are so proud to have him as a Bobcat!

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Code of Conduct: Clubs and After School Activities

Access the Code of Conduct here


Students at Buffett Magnet Middle School have many opportunities to become involved with clubs and after school activities. Student involvement fosters self-confidence for learning and a sense of
belonging. Participation in clubs and activities also offers opportunities for developing social skills while interacting with students who hold similar interests. Clubs and activities may vary slightly from year to year

depending upon student interest and sponsor availability.


Check out the updated list of opportunities on Buffett's webpage and in the Student Announcements section each week in this Bulletin!

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College Savings Scholarship

Attention students in 6th-8th grade. Do you want to learn about how you can start saving for college? Education Quest Foundation is offering an opportunity to learn about college savings plans and is offering five $200 scholarships for students who participate.


Here's how you can enter to win:

  • Participate in the guided videos and information
  • Become eligible to win


Winners will be randomly selected on 10/31, 12/31, 2.28, and two students on 4/30.

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For Parents: 6 Things to Know about Instagram

6 Things Parents May Not Know About Instagram
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Buffett Award: Nominate a Teacher!

Do you know an Omaha Public Schools teacher who deserves recognition?


A great teacher can turn a geography lesson into an exciting adventure or make a conversation become a life lesson. And the Omaha Public Schools community is fortunate to have so many great teachers. It’s why the Alice Buffett Outstanding Teacher Award was created more than 30 years ago — to recognize those teachers who have gone above and beyond to help their students in the classroom and in life.


Nominate an Omaha Public Schools teacher for this award and tell us what he or she has done that has made a difference. Now more than ever, let’s recognize the extraordinary efforts of educators within the Omaha Public Schools. Omaha Public Schools teachers continue to meet today’s challenges with an unwavering spirit and passionate dedication to their students. Please submit your nomination by January 15, 2022.

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Student Announcements

School-wide Word of the Week

We continue to focus on a word of the week.


The word of the week this week is DEMONSTRATE: to give an explanation of how; give proof or evidence

African American History Challenge

All students welcome! Mandatory meeting for all interested students grades 5-8 is this Friday, October 29th from 3:15-4:15 in B119. Email Mrs. Howe if you want more information about the competition team.

SAKA

Attention all SAKA members, our October meeting is this Friday, October 29th after school in Mr. Tolliver's room. Make sure to bundle up for our side-walk chalk activity!

No Place for Hate

Attention all No Place for Hate members. Our next meeting will be Wednesday, Nov. 3rd, from 3:15-4:15 PM. We will finalize our lessons for our No Place for Hate Pledge Signing week. We need all your help! New members are welcome. We meet in Room B 127. Sign up for the late bus if you need it. Questions? Contact Ms. McKim Richards or Mrs. Tunning.

No Halloween Costumes or Treats Please

Halloween is this Sunday and many students are excited to celebrate this weekend. But, please remember that costumes and accessories are not allowed in school. Please keep these items at home.

FERMI Math League

Fermi Math League teams are meeting tomorrow in B119 from 3:10-4:10 with Mrs. Howe. Please remember to sign up for the late bus if you are a bus rider.

Spectator Sign-ups

Home Game Sign Ups for the Week of November 8th is on November 1st 7:40 AM – 3:30 PM. Please up if you want to attend the home games!


Please sign up if you want to attend the game on:

November 11th-Boys Basketball vs. Davis @Buffett

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Upcoming Events

Girls Swim Meet

Wednesday, Oct. 27th, 3:30pm

3802 Redick Avenue

Omaha, NE

Buffett vs. King @ McMillan

Boys Basketball Game

Thursday, Oct. 28th, 3:30pm

14101 Larimore Avenue

Omaha, NE

Buffett vs. Hale @ Buffett

Girls Swim Meet

Friday, Oct. 29th, 3:30pm

4606 Terrace Drive

Omaha, NE

Buffett vs. Davis

No School: November 1st

Monday, Nov. 1st, 7am-4:30pm

14101 Larimore Avenue

Omaha, NE

Boys Basketball

Tuesday, Nov. 2nd, 3:30pm

14101 Larimore Avenue

Omaha, NE

Girls Swim Meet

Wednesday, Nov. 3rd, 3:30pm

6143 Whitmore Street

Omaha, NE

Boys Basketball

Thursday, Nov. 4th, 3:30pm

1616 South 120th Street

Omaha, NE

Strings Concert

Thursday, Nov. 4th, 7-9pm

12200 Burke Street

Omaha, NE

6th -8th grade Strings

Girls Swim Meet

Friday, Nov. 5th, 3:30pm

6143 Whitmore Street

Omaha, NE

Boys Basketball Game

Tuesday, Nov. 9th, 3:30pm

5619 South 19th Street

Omaha, NE

Buffett vs. Marrs @ Marrs

Boys Basketball Game

Thursday, Nov. 11th, 3:30pm

14101 Larimore Avenue

Omaha, NE

Buffett vs. Davis @ Buffett

Girls Swim 7th Grade City Finals

Thursday, Nov. 11th, 3:30pm

12200 Burke Street

Omaha, NE

Girls Swim 7th Grade City Finals @ Burke

Girls 8th grade city Swimming Meet

Friday, Nov. 12th, 3:30pm

12200 Burke Street

Omaha, NE

Girls 8th grade city Swimming Meet @Burke

Peter Pan Performance

Friday, Nov. 12th, 7-8pm

14101 Larimore Avenue

Omaha, NE

Peter Pan Performance

Saturday, Nov. 13th, 2-3pm

14101 Larimore Avenue

Omaha, NE

Thanksgiving Break

Monday, Nov. 22nd, 7am to Friday, Nov. 26th, 4:30pm

14101 Larimore Avenue

Omaha, NE

No School November 22-26
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