Buffalo Community Bulletin

Blackshear Elementary - February 2023

Message from Mrs. Baker

Hello Blackshear Families!

As we close out February, I want to remind you of some awesome events coming up in March. We have our Spring Open House/STEAM Night on March 9th, as well as our Texan Rodeo Dance Day on March 10th. Be sure to check out the flyers below for more information and to RSVP.

We use REMIND to regularly communicate with families. If you have not been getting the weekly messages, please make sure to join now. BLACKSHEAR REMIND LINK

Please reach out if you need anything abaker1@kleinisd.net

Ashley Baker


Thank you Life League

Our amazing Life League students took time this past Tuesday to help clean up around Blackshear. The young men are wonderful examples of our HERD Core Values and we are so proud of them!

Thank you to Coach Q for leading these buffaloes to be their very best self!

Parents must walk in with students if dropping off after 8:10


Due to upcoming District Benchmarks and State Assessment, STAAR, we will not have lunch visitors on the following days:

  • Tuesday, February 28th
  • Thursday, March 2nd
  • Wednesday, April 26th
  • Tuesday, May 2nd
  • Thursday, May 4th

Thank you for your patience and understanding!

Is there an Amazing Blackshear Staff member you'd like to celebrate?

CLICK HERE to shoutout one of our awesome Blackshear Staff members. We will use your responses to celebrate them in our daily announcements and weekly newsletter.

Important Dates


  • 2/28 - ELAR Benchmark - Altered Schedule - CLOSED Campus


  • 3/1 - TELPAS Testing
  • 3/2 - PTO Board Meeting - ALL Welcome - 1:30
  • 3/2 - Math Benchmark - Altered Schedule - CLOSED Campus
  • 3/6 - EAS Appreciation Day
  • 3/6-3/10 - Book Fair
  • 3/8 - 5th Grade Panoramic Picture
  • 3/9 - Buffalo Dance Party - PK - 2nd - 2:00, 3rd-5th - 2:30
  • 3/9 - Open House/STEAM Night - 6:00 - 7:30 PM
  • 3/10 - Texas Rodeo Dance Day - Altered Schedule
  • 3/13 - 3/17 - Spring Break - NO SCHOOL
  • 3/23 - Social Media Parent Session - 5:30 - 6:30
  • 3/27 - Spring Pictures - Individual and Class
  • 3/30 - PTO Board Meeting - ALL Welcome - 1:30
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Blackshear PTO Updates

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Library Updates

We are in A Week in the library.

This week, students in grades 3-5 will focus on nonfiction vocabulary and usages. I will use a fun, interactive lesson to guide students through a review. I know they have been working on nonfiction in their classrooms for some time now.

For kindergarten and PreK, I will focus on read alouds that highlight the letter of the week.

Tuesday and Thursday, students in grades 3-5 will be testing, so they will miss their regular library time. The students may come in Monday or Wednesday any time their teachers allow to switch out books.

Please email me with any questions. lhales@kleinisd.net

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Follow on Social Media for Updates

We love celebrating Blackshear Elementary! Follow us on social media to see the amazing things your children and their teachers are doing to support EVERY student at Blackshear. We are on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram (@blackshear_elem_kisd)

Ready, Set, Kinder - April 18th

Have an incoming Kindergartner or know a family who does? Make sure to share this information for Ready, Set, Kinder! We are excited to welcome our future buffaloes to Blackshear on April 18th from 4:30 - 6:30 for come and go tours, registration support, fun learning activities, and all things Blackshear!
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Arrival - Doors OPEN at 7:45

Doors will open at 7:45 for all students, please do not leave your child unsupervised before this time. Please review the procedures for drop off and reach out with any questions.

Car Rider Drop Off:

  • Use Red Lot ONLY
  • Follow staff direction for the safety of all.
  • Drive through lanes, pull all the way up to stop sign.
  • Cars will split into TWO lanes at the last turn, by the buffalo statue.
  • Students stay in car until all cars are stopped in the drop off zone.
  • Parents do not move car to leave until stop sign drops.
  • NO walk up parents.
  • Please do not release students from your car until 7:45
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Breakfast and Lunch

We encourage families to apply for Free and Reduced Meals, by visiting https://www.schoolcafe.com/KLEINISD and complete the application.

Front office will not be accepting any drop off lunches.

Blackshear Lunch Visitor Days 2022-2023

Kindergarten - Monday

4tht grade and 1st Grade - Tuesday

2nd Grade - Wednesday

Pre - K and 3rd Grade - Thursday

5th Grade - Friday

ALL visitors must check in in the front office. Please bring ID to receive your temporary badge.

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Thank you for following the dismissal procedures in place. Please know that all decisions are made based on available staff, district guidance, and, of course, our students' safety.

Walker/Bike Rider:

  • Students should be walking/riding off property, NOT to a car in the parking lot. The only cars moving in our parking lots at dismissal are following the car rider procedures.
  • PreK - 1st grade walkers will be held in the students area until their parent comes to pick them up. Parent will need to have the transportation Tag or photo of it to pick up child from walker area.
  • 2nd-5th Grade Walkers will be escorted from the building and walked to the crossing guards by a Blackshear teacher.
  • Please keep pets at a distance from students on property. An accidental bite or scratch can be a liability for Blackshear.

If you are driving to pick up your child, we encourage all parents to use the car rider line and yellow tags. It is safe, organized, and has become more efficient with practice.

If you choose to park off campus, please follow these safety measures:

- state law states that you cannot park within 30 feet of a stop sign.

- parking in front of a drive way is liable to be towed or ticketed.

- pedestrians, especially our amazing students, always have the right of way

- drive slower than the posted speed limit to be able to keep watch for students

Car Rider:

  • Please pull in the middle of the lane when turning into parking lot to get in line.
  • Every car rider must have a Car Rider number and tags. Please attach small tag to your child's backpack to help us find car tag numbers quickly while students are still learning their car tag numbers. If you need a tag, you can come up to the front office to get one or email lcollins1@kleinisd.net or call the front office, we will deliver one to your child.

Parents who pick students up in bus lot must have a YELLOW SIGN to park in bus lot. All other parents picking up students in a car will need to get in car rider line and get a Neon Green tag. Thank you for following our dismissal procedures.

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