Baxter Bulletin


May 15-19

Last 2 Weeks of School!

Dear Parents,

As the school year draws to a close, I would like to take the opportunity to thank you for your support and partnership throughout the year. We look forward to finishing the year strong and celebrating the many accomplishments of our students. #Baxter'sBest

Working together,

~Mrs. Silmon

Parent Capturing Kids Hearts (CKH) Survey

Please share your thoughts! We will use the data to plan and improve upon practices for the 2023-2024 school year!

Baxter is a Rising Star Campus!

What an honor to be recognized as a Capturing Kids Heart "Rising Star" Campus! This recognition affirms that we are loving and serving our students, their families, and each other well!
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5/18: Volunteer Appreciation Dinner

5/22-5/26: End of the Year Celebrations- See Schedule below

5/25;5/26: Early Release

5/26: Last Day of School

We Appreciate our Volunteers!

To show our appreciation, we would like to cordially invite all of our volunteers that have supported Baxter in any capacity during our 22/23 school year for a dinner hosted by our Baxter staff. We appreciate your time and generosity more than you will ever know. Please use the link below to let us know you're coming!


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PreK and Kindergarten Registration is now open!

PreK and Kindergarten Registration is now open!

Returning student registration will open on July 19th. All students must complete registration before the start of the 2023-24 school year.

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Attendance Reminders!


Warning Bell: 7:20 AM

Tardy Bell: 7:30 AM

School begins at 7:30 AM Students should be in their seats at this time. Students arriving after the tardy bell rings must be accompanied by an adult to the front office, sign in, and receive a tardy slip.

Official Attendance Time

Attendance is “official” at 9:30

If your student is not in the building at 9:30 AM they are officially marked absent unless a doctor’s note is provided. Students arriving after 9:30 AM without a doctor’s note will be marked absent for the day.

When Do You Need an Excuse Note?

  • Please submit an excuse note any time your student is absent. You can enter an absence request through Skyward, email (submit to AND your student’s teacher), or a handwritten excuse note.

  • Please provide a doctor’s note after every office visit. These can be turned in at the front office or emailed to

Baxter Attendance Clerk:

Kori Ellis

(469) 856-6104

Attendance Matters!

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Early Dismissal Procedures

Parents/Guardians, please remember that you must come into the office and show your ID before your student will be called from class to leave early. We know time is of the essence but we must follow student check-out procedures.

Late Arrival Procedures

Parents MUST walk their students into the office after 7:30 a.m.

Arrival and Dismissal Procedures

Transportation Changes

Transportation Changes

All transportation changes must be made via telephone at 469-856-6100 before 2:00 PM on the day of the transportation change. Emails to teachers may not be seen before the end of the day. We appreciate your understanding in this matter and will ensure your student's transportation change is recorded correctly.

A Note from Mrs. Ellis

2023-2024 School Year Returning Students Please complete and submit this survey to help us plan ahead for the 2023-2024 school year. (This survey is for students attending ELEMENTARY school for the '23-24 school year.) If you are planning a move but staying within the MISD school district, please know that your school campus assignment is subject to change based on address boundaries. Returning Student Registration will be online only and will open for all students on July 19. Information will be posted on the district website this summer, along with bus and route information. Thank you and have a wonderful summer!

A Note from Mrs. Bass

Hello Baxter's Best Families!

Greetings from the Music Room! Wow...our Baxter students and staff are full of amazing talent and we'd like to celebrate these passions together. If your child would like to participate in the Virtual Student and Staff Talent Show, please submit a video to Mrs. Bass via email or flipgrid by Monday, May 15th. Please view the attached slideshow and email if you have any questions. The finalized Talent Show video will be released on the weekend of Friday, May 19th.

Virtual Talent Show Google Slides Link

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3rd/4th Grade Parents Input is needed!

Parents of 3rd and 4th Grade Students:

The district would like parent input on Standards-Based Report Cards. Please complete this form by May 5th. We appreciate you letting us know how beneficial these report cards are for 3rd-grade students/parents and how the transition is going into 4th grade.

Our Capturing Kids' Hearts Word of the month is Integrity!

What is Integrity?

Integrity is the ability and willingness to live with honesty and excellence. People who act with integrity make a choice to do the right thing, no matter who is watching. Integrity is the foundation on which we build relationships and trust.

Why Focus on Integrity?

  • Integrity generates trust. When we are honest and follow through on promises, we gain the confidence of our team; Trust allows us to collaborate and achieve more together.
  • Integrity encourages self-assessment. Integrity requires our regular self-assessment to align behaviors with our goals and self-beliefs.
  • Integrity is essential in leadership. Great leaders decrease anxiety and build strong teams when they are honest, consistent, and responsible.

Lunch Meals- Please READ


The district will be starting to enforce the charge limit and will be giving out the alternative meal for the students that have reached the limit of 2 charges. The meal entree will be a sunbutter and jelly sandwich for these students. Please be sure to complete the free and reduced lunch application and/or apply money to your student's account.

This link is the charge policy on the district website.

Staff Shout Outs!


Our New Playground Equipment has been installed!

Our new playground equipment has been installed! Musical flowers and 2 new ADA swings! Thank you to our AMAZING PTO and Baxter Families!
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GT Reminders!

  • Reminder: The GT referral window is open for 1st-5th grades from February 13-March 3, 2023.
  • The assessment window will be from March-May and the results will come in the final report card of the school year.
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Going on a Field Trip? Please fill this out

If you plan to attend a field trip with your child or help in your child’s classroom this year, then you will be required to pass a background check. The background check is free and can be found at The process can take up to 3 weeks, so please do not wait until field trips are scheduled to complete this process.
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Link to Order School Supplies!


Order Securely Online

Starting Now thru June 4th!

1. Go to

2. Enter the school ID, BAX003 (3 letters/3 numbers)

3. Follow the directions to complete your order.

4. Keep your online confirmation as your receipt.

Sales tax will be applied at checkout.

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This year's 2023 Heritage Youth Football Camp (Incoming 1st-6th Graders) will be on Tuesday May 30th - Friday June 2nd from 8-10am at the Heritage Field House.

Here is the link to register:

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A Note from our MISD BIL/ESL Department

Greetings MISD parents & families,

The spring newsletter comes just in time to help you prepare your child for upcoming assessments. Read the spring newsletter to find out what you can do at home to help your child be successful.

If you have any suggestions for other topics the Texas Education Agency can cover in their newsletter, please fill out this survey!

Thank you! MISD BIL/ESL Department

District Newsletter


We are always in need of substitutes, and we would love to have you! Fill out the application here -
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Select Below Buttons for links to more information!

  • MISD Calendar
  • Baxter Calendar
  • School Supply Lists