Buffett Bulletin

February 5, 2020

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SLC Conferences-Feb. 26 and Feb. 27

Student-Led Conferences will be held:


  • Feb. 26-4:00-7:00
  • Feb. 27-12:00-7:00


Please use the links below to sign up. It's important to know your child's homeroom teacher before signing up along with the correct team. Thank you!

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Upcoming Accreditation Visit

On February 11th and 12th, a team of educators will visit Buffett Magnet for our five year accreditation visit. This team will be interviewing administration, parents, community members, students, and staff in order to understand our level of commitment to continuous improvement.


We look forward to showcasing our school to this team and sharing their feedback. We will also be gathering input and feedback for continued growth.

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PTO Basket Raffle

Buffett PTO is holding a Basket Raffle at Conferences (2/26-2/27) in February and we would LOVE your help! Each basket will have a different theme for each grade level team! Until February 10th, we will be collecting items to create baskets that will be raffled off during conferences. Please see the list below for theme and item ideas to donate. If donating, please have your student turn items into their team teachers or to the front office, with the team identified.


5A - Art Basket (Markers, Coloring books, canvases, painting supplies, crayons, sketchbook, etc.)


5B - As Seen On TV (Total Pillow, Snuggie, Pillow Pad, Magic Pad, Dream Tent, Miracle Slippers, etc.)


6A - Game Night (Sorry, Monopoly, Clue, UNO, HeadBandz, Miscellaneous treats to eat)


6B - Snack Attack (Movie Theater candy, Popcorn, Chips, Pop, Chocolate, Juice, Chex Mix, etc.)


7A - Gift Card (Raising Cane’s, Subway, McDonald’s, Family Video, Xbox, PlayStation, Applebee’s, Target, Wal-Mart, etc.)


7B - Great Outdoors (Cooler, Tent, Sleeping Bags, S’Mores ingredients, Lantern, Thermos, Bug Spray, etc.)


8A - Money Tree (1s, 2s, 5s, 10s, 20s, 50s, Loose Change)


8B - Spring Break (Beach Towels, Sand Buckets/Shovels, Sunscreen, Beach Ball, Noodles, Sunglasses, etc.)


If you have any questions or concerns please contact Sara Lindsey, Buffett PTO President, or your Student’s Homeroom Teacher.

Parent Teachers Organization Meeting Dates

Join us the the next PTO meeting, February 10th at 6:00 pm in the Library!


  • February 10, 2020
  • March 16, 2020
  • April 20, 2020
  • May 18, 2020
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Help Kids Fight Cyberbullying and Other Mean Online Behavior-Information from Common Sense Media

Click this link to find out six tips to help kids with online, inappropriate behavior.

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5 Ways to Stop Cyberbullies
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Traffic Safety Message

With an increase in inclement weather, traffic on the bus loop has also increased. Parents can help relieve the congestion by having students unload when directed by staff. Students can also be dropped off on the curb along the street. Please remember that students must use the sidewalks on school grounds, and are not allowed to cross through the grass or traffic on the bus loop. Please use the crosswalks with crossing guards. Parents are also asked not to make u-turns at the top of the bus loop, and let students out of the vehicle to cross through traffic.
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Recent Academic Contests

Science Bowl - A group of Buffett students traveled to Wayne State College to compete in the annual Science Bowl. The team fought hard and had lots of fun. Pictured below are Ellie C., Justin C., Mercedes R., Spencer C., Will N., Jaden C., Mani S., and Joslyn S.


Quiz Bowl - Congrats to Buffett Quiz Bowl on making it to the Elite 8 on Saturday, February 1st. The team avenged a close loss against David City before running into a St Margaret Mary buzzsaw. We are very proud of their effort! Pictured below are Jonas F., Noah F., McKenna P., and Marissa W.


African American History Challenge (AAHC) - It was the 20th annual African American History Challenge held at North Magnet High on Saturday, February 1st. Representing Buffett at the contest was Audrey N. and Lucy S. The duo advanced to the championship round and ended up fourth place in the middle-level division. Way to go!

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Burke's Drama Club and Show Choir performed at Buffett

On Friday, January 31, the Burke Drama Club and Show Choir Tour performed at Buffett for 8th grade Strings, Drama, and Choir students. There were several former Bobcats in both groups and it was fun to see how much they've grown. One of the purposes of the tour was to let students know about performing opportunities that you can be part of in the OPS high schools.
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Student Auditions for America's Got Talent

Fifth grader, Naomee T. auditioned for America's Got Talent last weekend in Las Vegas, Nevada. Naomee sang "Glory" by John Legend for the AGT judges.


Bobcat Nation is very proud of this young musician, what an experience!

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I Love Public Schools Day!

January 29th marked the annual celebration, I Love Public Schools Day. Buffett staff celebrated by showing their pride and enthusiasm for public schools!
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NEW Assessment Vocabulary School-Wide Focus

Buffett teachers and students are tackling essential assessment vocabulary in an effort to increase knowledge of words students encounter on standardized tests. These words are often words students have seen and heard of before but don't always understand what the word in asking them to do when they appear in questions on standardized tests.

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Buffett To Host Family Advocacy Days

Buffett Middle has partnered with Nebraska Family Support Network to provide Family Advocacy Days. Students and families who need advocacy and assistance in the areas of absenteeism concern or any other areas of need can schedule a session with a NFSN staff member. These sessions will be held in the side conference rooms off our library once per quarter.


The next Family Advocacy Day will be held Tuesday, March 3rd. Please contact chelsea.krebs@ops.org for more information or to schedule a session.

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CHI Health and Omaha Public Schools partner to honor teachers across the OPS district

CHI Health wants nominations of Omaha Public Schools teachers changing the lives of students. Each month, they’ll surprise a Top Teacher nominee with a treat basket for the teacher's lounge and a personal gift card. CHI will draw winners on the last Friday of the month. CHI Health will select winners from three different grade levels across the district.


Anyone can nominate a Top Teacher at CHIhealth.com/TopTeachers.

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Alice Buffett Outstanding Teacher Award

The Alice Buffett Outstanding Teacher Award recognizes the achievements of skilled and dedicated educators in the Omaha Public Schools (OPS). Given to 15 teachers annually, the Award has recognized and rewarded nearly 300 teachers over the past two decades. Any Omaha Public Schools teacher or counselor (Pre-K through 12), with a minimum of two years experience, is eligible for nomination.

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Buffett Bugle Student Newspaper - First Semester Edition

The Buffett Bugle is the student produced newspaper at Alice Buffett Magnet Middle School. The Bugle is produced for distribution to the students, staff, and administration of Buffett, as well as members of the community and the Omaha Public Schools.


Students in this course participate in all areas of the production process, including planning, interviewing, photographing, editing, and computer layout design.


Click Bar Below!

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Summer Camps at Omaha North High Magnet School

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Important Links

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Upcoming Events

Girls JV/V Basketball @ Buffett

Thursday, Feb. 6th, 3:30pm

14101 Larimore Avenue

Omaha, NE

Wrestling Traingular @ Buffett

Thursday, Feb. 6th, 3:30pm

14101 Larimore Avenue

Omaha, NE

NJHS Application Deadline!

Friday, Feb. 7th, 3pm

14101 Larimore Avenue

Omaha, NE

NJHS (current members) Meeting

Friday, Feb. 7th, 3pm

14101 Larimore Avenue

Omaha, NE

PTO Meeting

Monday, Feb. 10th, 6pm

14101 Larimore Avenue

Omaha, NE

Girls JV/V Basketball @ College of St. Mary

Tuesday, Feb. 11th, 3:30pm

7000 Mercy Road

Omaha, NE

Wrestling Quad @ Monroe

Tuesday, Feb. 11th, 3:30pm

5105 Bedford Avenue

Omaha, NE

5/6 Chorus Concert

Tuesday, Feb. 11th, 7pm

14101 Larimore Avenue

Omaha, NE

Boys Swimming @ Monroe

Wednesday, Feb. 12th, 3:30pm

5105 Bedford Avenue

Omaha, NE

Mark Your Calendar

No School - President's Day

Monday, Feb. 17th, 7:30am

14101 Larimore Avenue

Omaha, NE

Student-Led Conferences

Wednesday, Feb. 26th, 4-7pm

14101 Larimore Avenue

Omaha, NE

Student-Led Conferences

Thursday, Feb. 27th, 12-7pm

14101 Larimore Avenue

Omaha, NE

No School for Students

Thursday, Feb. 27th, 7:30am

14101 Larimore Avenue

Omaha, NE

No School

Friday, Feb. 28th, 7:30am

14101 Larimore Avenue

Omaha, NE