Buffalo Community Bulletin

Blackshear Elementary - March 2023

Message from Mrs. Baker

Hello Blackshear Families!

Reminder that we have our Spring Pictures tomorrow. Students will take individual and class photos. You can place an order at mylifetouch.com. Using the codes below:

Classroom ID: EVTQFFXG4

Individual ID: EVT886R4G

Field Day is just around the corner and we would love our families to come out to support our Buffaloes. If planning to attend, please CLICK HERE to RSVP for this event by Monday, April 3rd. Reach out if you have any questions.

Lastly, we will our Phil the Box bins at Blackshear for one more week. Come drop off any cloth donations to help our amazing PTO, and our campus!

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


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

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.

Thank you to Mr. Moll for joining us Friday afternoon as a Watch D.O.G.S. volunteer! We appreciate your time and support!

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Important Dates


  • 3/27 - Spring Pictures - Individual and Class


  • 4/3-7 - Assistant Principal Week
  • 4/4 - Librarian Appreciation Day
  • 4/6 - Para Professional/Teacher Assistant Appreciation Day
  • 4/6 - PTO Board Meeting - 1:00 - All are welcome
  • 4/6 - Field Day
  • 4/7 - Student/Staff Holiday
  • 4/10 - Student Holiday/Staff Dev.
  • 4/18 - Ready, Set, Kinder 4:30 - 6:30 - Incoming Kinder for 23-24 (Spread the Word)
  • 4/19 - Music Performance
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Library Updates

We are in A Week in the library. We will continue our poetry unit from last week.

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

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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Blackshear PTO Updates

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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