Baxter Buzz

A Family Newsletter: Week of April 16

2018-2019 MISD School Calendar is Released!

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Golden Nuggets from the Counselor

Is this Normal??

Is This Normal?

As parents we are generally very intuitive about our children. We might be the first ones to sense that something is not quite right with our child. What do we do when we have concerns about our child’s development, learning or emotional state?


  • Observe your child carefully

  • Watch for patterns of behavior

  • Talk with other adults who know your child well (teachers, relatives, neighbors, etc.)

  • Observe other children your child’s age to see if these behaviors are typical for this age

  • Talk with other parents with children your child’s age

  • Seek professional help if problems seem to be serious

Where to get help: Where to get help:

  • Pediatrician or family physician

  • School counselor, teachers or daycare workers

  • Mental health professionals (counselor, psychologist, psychiatrist)

  • Support groups

  • Parenting classes

  • Child Development publications Problems in children can be corrected.

Problems in children can be corrected. What’s most important is that parents take early steps to get appropriate help for their children.

© Practical Parent Education. All rights reserved

REACH Council Prescription Drug Take Back

REACH Council and the Midlothian Police Dept. will be having a Drug Enforcement Agency sponsored prescription drug take back on Saturday 4/28, from

10am-1:30pm in the ACE Hardware parking lot. We will be providing free and anonymous disposal of unused, unwanted and expired medications. The main goal of the Take Back is to reduce the amount of prescription drug abuse in our community.

If your school would consider helping put the word out to parents it would be greatly appreciated. Whether through social media, school websites or fliers, your assistance will go a long way.

I’ve attached a flier for the event, if you’re willing to hand out individual fliers REACH would be happy to print up more for you, just let us know and we’ll provide what you need.

You can contact me with any questions, my contact information is below this email. Officer Curtis Hughes is the Midlo PD contact as well.

If you are curious about the program on a national level here is the DEA’s informational link:

Thank you!

A Note from Nurse Martin

Spring is here and the sun is out! It is important that everyone takes the time to protect our skin from the sun's harmful ultraviolet rays.

The American Academy of Dermatology recommends everyone use sunscreen that offers the following:

  • Broad-spectrum protection (protects against UVA and UVB rays)
  • SPF 30 or higher
  • Water resistance

Sunscreen alone cannot fully protect you. In addition to wearing sunscreen, dermatologists recommend taking the following steps to protect your skin.

  • Seek shade when appropriate, remembering that the sun’s rays are strongest between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
  • Wear protective clothing, such as a long-sleeved shirt, pants, a wide-brimmed hat and sunglasses, when possible.
  • Use extra caution near water, snow and sand as they reflect the damaging rays of the sun, which can increase your chance of sunburn.
  • Get vitamin D safely through a healthy diet that may include vitamin supplements.

For more information visit

Baxter's Hub- Nancy Robertson, Library Media Specialist

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What's Happening at Baxter?!

Upcoming Events and Activities

Tuesday, April 17: 3rd Grade Field Trip

Wednesday, April 18: 5th Grade Track Meet

Thursday, April 19: Music Club Concert 6:30pm

Monday, April 23: PTO Meeting and Board Elections

Tuesday, April 24: Midlothian Reads 6:00-7:30pm

Thursday, April 26: 1st and 2nd Grade Field Trips

Friday, April 27: Music Club Competition

April 23-27: Kindergarten Roundup

Tuesday, May 1: Kinder Camp

Wednesday, May 2: Baxter Belles 3:15pm-4:00pm

Friday, May 4: Robotics Competition

May 7-11: Teacher Appreciation Week

Friday, May 25th: Field Day

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Need Canvas Help?!!

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