Weekly Buffalo Family Newsletter

Week of November 15, 2021

PARENTS ON PATROL

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Message from Principal Mack

We are now diligently working in our Mid-Year Stampede from November to January for the betterment of our scholars! There are two main goals during this time: reduce discipline and increase scholar achievement aligned to TEKS. Your support is needed in the following areas:


Reduce Discipline:

· Support our No Hoodie policy (we understand the weather is cooler) by wearing jacket & hat

· Ensure face-covering for both nose & mouth throughout school day

· Remind your child to walk to the right side of the hallway

· Support Transitions by reminding your child to be seated before tardy bell

· No jeans unless designated incentive day


Effective November 29, 2021 BACKPACK UPDATE

A reminder that after Thanksgiving Break, scholars will be required to utilize a clear or mesh backpack to expedite the safety screening process. If for any reason, there is a concern with meeting the expected deadline, please contact us at: (409) 617 -5825.

· Clear/Mesh backpacks are available at Wal-Mart

· Amazon


NEW SAFETY INITIATIVES:

· Walk through metal detectors on selected days effective week of November 15th

· Partnering with Beaumont PD for additional officers

· Additional security personnel will be added to support monitoring and supervision

· District Partnership with Crime Stoppers

· Parents on Patrol will work to support safety on our campus through monitoring and serving as an additional set of eyes:


o monitoring hallways, restrooms, cafeteria, etc.

o Redirect students

o Alert Administrators to any other situations that may arise.


Thank you for your continued support!


Smith Administration

SCHOLAR ATTENDANCE INCENTIVE

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THANKSGIVING FOOD DRIVE

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2021 - 2022 School Information

Message from Ms. Goss, Dean of Climate & Culture

Studies show that parental involvement in a child's education is one of the most important factors in raising a scholar's self-esteem and academic achievement. We need you! If you have any time during the school day to volunteer, we would love to have you. Please join us for a Volunteer information meeting on Monday, November 15th at 4:30 pm in the Cafeteria. We look forward to meeting with you!

Counselors' Corner

Greetings Mighty Buffalos!


Food Drive Our school-wide initiative for the month is donating canned goods to our sponsors: Antioch Missionary Baptist Church, G4G, and Mount Calvary Baptist Church. Please encourage your students to bring canned goods and boxed foods in support of the food drive. Thank you in advance for your support. The deadline will be Friday, November 19th. #FoodDrive


8th Grade Graduation Plan
The counselors will be pushing through 8th Grade Science classes on Monday to speak with the scholars about Graduation Plans and Endorsements. 8th Grade teachers we will provide you resources to expose the scholars to endorsements that pique their interest. Graduation Plans are a requirement for EVERY 8th Grade student per the district and state. If you have any questions are concerns, please contact the counselors.

Mentorship
We are grateful for our mentors that are pouring into our scholars weekly. The schedule is listed below:


8th Grade Girls – EVERY Tuesday and Thursday at 10 a.m. with Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club
7th Grade Boys – Once a month during their lunch
6th Grade Boys – EVERY Tuesday at 1:45 p.m. with 100 Black Men


The scholars in the mentorship programs are chosen by the counselors and their teachers. Teachers should see improvement of scholars’ behavior and academics while participating in the mentorship programs. If you have any questions about the mentorship programs, please contact Ms. Bryant at ext. 5845.

SEL Weekly Huddles
To better serve our scholars, the counselors will conduct SEL once a week for each grade level at their designated times. The goal is to provide scholars skills and expectations. Please adhere to the new schedule we will be following this week:


8th Grade - SEL/Morning Huddle every Monday (auditorium - both counselors and CIS)
7th Grade - SEL/Morning Huddle every Tuesday (auditorium - Dancy)
6th Grade - SEL/Morning Huddle every Wednesday (South Gym - Bryant)


Scholars Needs
In an effort to be vigilant in making sure we are meeting scholars needs, please make sure to contact the correct counselor for academic, social, and emotional needs. Please follow the school’s expectations for disciplinary actions. Counselors do not provide disciplinary actions.


Ms. Bryant, Lead Counselor – 6th Grade and 8th Grade M-Z
Mrs. Dancy – 7th Grade and 8th Grade A-L

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Early College High School is now accepting applications for the 2022 - 2023 school year.

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LOOKING AHEAD

  • November 15th- Parent Volunteer Meeting 4:30PM Cafeteria
  • November 22nd - 26th- Thanksgiving Holiday
  • December 8th - Fine Art's Night 6PM
  • December 17th- Half day (Periods 5 - 8)- Early Release
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