February 5, 2020
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!
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.
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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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!
Burke's Drama Club and Show Choir performed at Buffett
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!
I Love Public Schools Day!
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.
the dictionary, literal definition of the word
a mutual or reciprocal action
visual material used to clarify or add to a text
The way the author makes the reader feel; a characteristic state of feeling
Point of View-Feb. 11
the perspective point from which the story is told
A poetry term for a fixed number of lines of verse forming a unit of a poem; a section of poem
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to schedule a session.
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.
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.
Buffett Bugle Student Newspaper - First Semester Edition
Students in this course participate in all areas of the production process, including planning, interviewing, photographing, editing, and computer layout design.
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