Buffett Bulletin

September 1, 2021

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Buffett Teachers Honored

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Felicitations, Mademoiselle Drees!

This Bobcat French teacher was awarded the T.E.A.C.H. Omaha Teacher Award. Mademoiselle Drees works tirelessly to make a difference for her French students and all Bobcats. We are so proud of her!
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Congratulations, Mr. Perez!

This Bobcat was awarded the NSEA (Nebraska State Educators Association) 2021 Excellence in Teaching award. Mr. Perez was also awarded one of Cox Communication's Education Heroes award! His endless efforts to help all students grow is remarkable. A huge shout out to Mr. Perez!
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Agendas are in!

All Bobcats received a school issued agenda last week! Students are expected to filled out the agenda for each class. Teachers have the agenda information posted for students during class and/or on the homework website. If your student loses their agenda, a new one can be purchased in the school store for $3.00.

Homework Pages are Up and Running!

Did you know that most core class teachers fill out the homework page at the beginning of each week? Students and parents can access the homework information through Buffett's website. Click here and find the "Homework" tab across the top to view the homework pages for your child's team.
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District Curfew on iPads

The Executive Leadership Team for Omaha Public Schools has implemented a curfew profile that blocks all apps on district issued iPads from use from 10:00 PM to 5:30 AM. Between those times, it will appear as if all apps have been removed from the iPad, but they will reappear at 5:30 with no action needed from you or your student.


Please encourage your student to complete homework before that 10:00 PM cut-off time as this curfew does not impact due dates for homework.

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Reminder: What to Bring to School

Bring
  • Keep your backpack light, bring only your "A Day" or "B Day" materials
  • A clear water bottle for water only, please
  • Fully charged iPad for your classes


Do Not Bring

  • Rolling back packs (per the code of conduct), hallways are crowded and these create tripping hazards
  • Extra food for snacking and sharing
  • Apple AirPods
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Code of Conduct: Cell Phone Policy

Students, have those cell phones and outside electronic devices off and out of sight during the school day!

Parents, if you need to contact your child, please call the front office at 531-299-2320 or email your child directly.


Access the Code of Conduct here.

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Code of Conduct: Lunch Policy

We have been seeing family sized bags of chips, energy drinks, and candy at school. Many of these items are being shared amongst the student body. This is a health concern and is not allowed at school.


Code of Conduct states: Due to federal regulations, no commercial or fast food or pop is allowed in the cafeteria during breakfast/lunch period(s). All food/drinks need to be consume in the cafe only. All vending machines will be turned off during the school day, which includes the lunch period.

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Photo Finish!

Buffett Bobcats participate in Advisory every day while at school. Advisory is a time set aside in the day for our students to engage with a single teacher in the school. During Advisory the teacher and students will be:​ building relationships through team building activities​, setting and tracking academic goals​, and developing social emotional skills.


Buffett Bobcats participated in a team building activity the week of August 23rd. The activity was called, Photo Finish. The goals of the activity were to build relationships with their class community and learn to interact with all their classmates; sharpen their communication skills, both verbal and nonverbal; and critically think and solve problems in a team building structure.


The students had a lot of fun, and we have some awesome pictures to share!

Mrs. Wichert's Den

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I Love Public Schools Fundraiser

Have you heard? We’re raising money for Buffett's National Junior Honor Society and here’s how you can help! We’ve teamed up with Nebraska Loves Public Schools and created our very own Bobcat version of the I Love Public Schools t-shirt! The money raised will ensure that Buffett's NJHS charter continues at our school! NJHS provides our students with leadership opportunities and student input in the decisions at our school. Be on the look out for more information about how you can support the NJHS by pre-ordering your custom I Love Public Schools t-shirt starting October 1st!

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Progress Reports Coming Home Soon!

Look for progress reports to come home the week of September 13th. Now is the time to take a look at Parent Portal to make sure your child is staying up-to-date on their assignments. Contact their teachers for specific questions!
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For Parents

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iPad Information

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Student Announcements

Guitar Club

Guitar club will be starting soon. This club is open to grade 5-8. There are a limited number of spots so if you are interested in learning to play guitar or you already play some and want to learn more stop by cottage 11 and speak to Ms. Baddley.

Book Blasters

Book Blasters: Do you like to read? Do you like to discuss books with other people? We have the club for you! Buffett has a Book Blasters club for any student in grades 5-8.Book Blasters will meet after school this Thursday 9/2 in B231 until 4:30. Email Ms. McCreary with questions!

Calling all 5th - 8th grade singers and actors.

On September 1st and 2nd, the Buffett Music and Drama departments will be holding auditions for Buffett Bravo, Buffett in the Groove, and the fall musical, Peter Pan. Students who are interested should check their e-mail for the audition announcement or see Mr. Miller, Mrs. Morris, or Mr. Garrett for more information.

2021-2022 Student Council is starting up!

Applications have been sent to teachers and can be passed out during Bobcat Den starting Monday, August 23rd! Students who wish to apply for Student Council MUST have their applications turned in to their Bobcat Den teacher by FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 3rd! If you have questions specific to Student Council please reach out to Mrs. Haber (5A) or Mrs. Lima Picht (PE).

NJHS Students

Reminder to our NJHS students: We will have our first meeting in the Library after school on Friday, September 3rd from 3:10-4:10. If you are planning to run for an officer position, remember to have a speech prepared.

No Place for Hate

Are you interested in joining a club that supports all Bobcats to make our school more inclusive, kinder, and accepting? If this piques your interest, No Place For Hate could be for you! All 5th-8th graders who would like to find out more about No Place for Hate club should come to our opening meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 8, from 3:15-4:15, in Ms. McKim Richards Rm. B 127. Make sure to sign up for the late bus in advance if you need it. If you have questions please talk with Mrs. Tunning or Ms. McKim Richards.

Robotics

Buffett Robotics Team is now accepting applications. If you are a 6th to 8th grade team player who is interested in designing and building robots for competitions with other area schools, robotics may be the activity for you. Check your email for a link to complete the electronic form. Applications will be accepted from now through Thursday, 9/9/21. If you have questions please contact Mrs. Schilling.

Library Open for Students After School

Do you need a place to do homework after school? The library will start after school hours starting on Tuesday, Sept. 7. If you'd like to work in the library, at dismissal you would go directly to the library. You would not go outside and come back inside the building. Remember to sign up for the late bus using the QR codes in your team area by the end of BCD on the days you want to stay in the library after school.
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Upcoming Events

Buffett's Cross Country Invitational

Wednesday, Sep. 1st, 3:30pm

14101 Larimore Avenue

Omaha, NE

McMillan, Hale, King, Monroe, Davis, Bryan, Lewis & Clark, Beveridge, Marrs, Morton, Norris and Buffett @ Buffett

Labor Day-No School

Monday, Sep. 6th, 7am

14101 Larimore Avenue

Omaha, NE

Volleyball Games

Tuesday, Sep. 7th, 3:30pm

14101 Larimore Avenue

Omaha, NE

Varsity & JV Buffett vs. McMillan @Buffett

Cross Country

Wednesday, Sep. 8th, 3:30pm

6901 Burt Street

Omaha, NE

Buffett, Beveridge, Marrs, Morton, Norris, and Lewis & Clark @ L&C

Volleyball Games

Thursday, Sep. 9th, 3:30pm

6901 Burt Street

Omaha, NE

Varsity & JV Buffett vs. Lewis & Clark

JV Football

Friday, Sep. 10th, 3:30pm

8050 North 129th Avenue

Omaha, NE

Buffett vs. Davis @ Davis

Open House

Tuesday, Sep. 14th, 6-8pm

14101 Larimore Avenue

Omaha, NE

Cross Country Meet

Wednesday, Sep. 15th, 3:30pm

4606 Terrace Drive

Omaha, NE

Buffett, Davis, McMillan, Monroe, Beveridge, and Morton @ Morton

Volleyball Games

Thursday, Sep. 9th, 3:30pm

14101 Larimore Avenue

Omaha, NE

Varsity & JV Buffett vs. Norris

JV Football

Friday, Sep. 10th, 3:30pm

8050 North 129th Avenue

Omaha, NE

Buffett vs. Davis @ Davis

Varsity Football

Friday, Sep. 10th, 3:30pm

14101 Larimore Avenue

Omaha, NE

Buffett vs. Norris @ Buffett
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