Buffett Bulletin Special Edition

January 31, 2018

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8th Grade Ads in the Yearbook!

Send your student off to high school with a heartfelt message! Purchase an 8th Grade Ad in the 2017-2018 yearbook for your student today. Ads include a picture of your choice and personal message. Digital photos only, please.


Pricing: 1/8 Page - $30 ; 1/4 Page - $50 ; 1/2 Page - $100 ; Full Page - $200.


Email questions and submissions to Jaime Christensen at jaime.christensen@ops.org

Checks can be dropped off in the front office, attention Jaime Christensen.

Checks, photos, and messages are due to Ms. Christensen by February 28, 2018!

We Need Your Help!

The Health Office is looking for donations of supplies that are running low. Here is a list of our current needs:


  • Packages of new underwear for boys and girls
  • Sample size deodorants
  • Shorts or bottoms that students may have outgrown


Any and all donations would be greatly appreciated!

NJHS Happy Gram Sales

NJHS will be selling Happy Grams from February 5th-9th. Students can purchase a Happy Gram & Sucker to send to friends and teachers for $1.00.


The Happy Grams will be distributed to students during Student-Led Conferences in their student portfolios.

PTO Box Top Competition

PTO is sponsoring a Box Tops competition. Students are asked to collect box tops for their teams. The team with the most box tops will win a pizza party. All box tops are due to your teachers by February 24th.

Reminder: Safe and Warm Dismissal

Student safety is always a high priority at Buffett. We want student arrival and dismissal to be safe and warm. As the days get darker sooner and with the frigid winter temperatures, we wanted to provide you with a few reminders about our after-school and departure procedures:


  • All students are required to leave campus by 3:15 P.M. as the school day ends at 3:05 P.M. Students who are under the supervision of an adult may be in the building after 3:15 P.M.
  • Students who wait for ride must be picked up by 3:15 P.M. and students who walk home must depart by 3:15 P.M.
  • There is no waiting area in or outside of the school building as there are no adult supervisors.
  • Parents will be notified when their student is on campus after 3:15 P.M.
  • Effective January 29, 2018, parents are required to enter the building and check their students out after 3:15 P.M. due to the lack of supervision. This will ensure the accountability of our students.
  • After-school athletics and activities procedures stays the same.
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December-January Special Events

Academics

Spelling Bee Finalist

Buffett participates in the Scripps National Spelling Bee each year. The first round of the bee is administered in classrooms and all students are able to participate. The top spellers at each grade level are recognized at Buffett, and the top finalists then compete to determine the school champion.

Geography Bee

Congratulations to the school finalists of the 17-18 Geography Bee. These students all received perfect scores on the preliminary exam and advanced to the final round on Tuesday, January 30th.


Congratulations to Kiersten J., Sean S., Kaden H., Arnav P., John W., Jonathan S., Claire L., Shoninakhon S., Connor R., and David S.

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Runner up, Claire L. and Champion, Arnav P. Arnav will advance to the State competition in March. Congratulations!

Science Fair

The Buffett Science Fair proved once again to be a successful event for our Buffett Students. Over 250 science fair projects were submitted. Judges from Buffett, former Buffett students, and community members judged the projects and were impressed with the hard-work, dedication, and knowledge of the participants.

Robotics

Buffett's Robotics teams have been working hard all year and have competed in several successful competitions. Most recently, Team 1060A took 1st place in their competition at McMillan Magnet. Congratulations also to Team 1060B and 1060C for all their dedication and team work.

Quiz Bowl

Congratulations to Buffett Quiz Bowl on their strong showing Saturday at Concordia. The Buffett A Team made up of Arnav, Kaden, Luca, and Daelyn, went undefeated throughout the morning rounds and made it to the Elite 8 before being knocked out by a strong team from St. Pius/St. Leo. The two saints proved to have talents beyond their Irish soda bread! The Buffett B Team consisting of Ace, Charlotte, Jill, and Taya, knocked off Brownell Talbot before losing out to a tough team from King Science. Thanks to Coaches Moyer and Daugherty for all their work with these students.
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Activities

Winter Concerts

On Dec. 5, some awesome singing belted out of our 5-6th grade Chorus and BIG students at their winter concert. Thanks to Mrs. Buller-Kirke and all the singers!

On Dec. 12, our 5th-8th grade band students performed. They sounded beautiful! Thanks to Mr. Myre and all our instrumental musicians!

On Jan. 23, students in strings held their winter concert. Thanks to Mr. Miller and the strings students.

Art Club-Exquisite Art Show

Student in the first semester Art Club worked collaboratively with students across the district to create a canvas project that was on display at the Exquisite Collaborative Art Show held on Jan. 12 at the Bancroft Gallery. Pictured below are some 5-6th grade master pieces. Students in Mrs. Gotch's Art Club also participated.

Athletics

Swimming

The Buffett Boys Swim Team season is underway. The snow days and pool problems caused some delays in the competitive season. The first swim meet was held on Jan. 31. See the upcoming events below for upcoming meets and consider attending to cheer on our swimmers.

Basketball

Buffett Lady Bobcats are off to an awesome start to their season. Both the A and B teams are undefeated. They have competed and won against both Norris and Beveridge. We look forward to watching them play in their upcoming games.

Wrestling

The Buffett Wrestling team has competed in two duals. They have seen great success so far! Several wrestlers are undefeated. We wish them good luck in their future meets!

Students of Distinction

Students of Distinction are chosen monthly by their team teachers. Each team chooses two students that exemplify the Buffett High Five: respect, responsibility, preparedness, ready to learn, and safety. Students are notified in the morning and then enjoy lunch with Mr. CK, a parent or guardian, and a friend.

December

5A-Ryleigh L. & Gabriel A.
5B-Brooklyn P. & Jameson G.
6A-Reece H. & Emma H.
6B-Cash H. & Britney S.
7A-Easton M. & Brynlee C.
7B-DeAja H. & Jackson C.
8A-Inaki B. & Isabella S.
8B-Lucas L. & Amya B.
ACP Ciara H.
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January

5A-Zion B. & Lauren L.
5B-Efthemia K. & Samsor A.
6A-Julius M. & MacKenna B.
6B-Corrine R. & Charlie M.
7A-Nathan C. & Paige H.
7B-Michael U. & Elle W.
8A-Kyleigh R. & Than A.
8B-Athieng B. & Jaylen W.
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Student Council Spirit Days

January's Spirit Day celebrated the favorite sports teams of our students and staff.
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Instructional Tips for Home

Student Device Advice

Thank you to all families in their support of facilitating a home charging process to ensure your child comes to school with a charged laptop.

If you notice black marks along the bottom of your child's laptop screen, please go to buffett.ops.org and fill out a damage report form so your child's laptop can be repaired. Broken screens are covered under the accidental warranty on student devices.

Student Device Form

Academics at Home

Supporting Your Child in Middle School Math

from PBS Parents

Below are some useful tips on how you can support your child in math:

  • Always have notes from class, a textbook or other resources right next to a homework paper. If your child is stuck, he/she is likely to find a similar problem in one of the resources that can help you move forward.
  • Ensure the student takes responsibility for her own learning by finding assistance independently; the ability to access help on your own is essential for student success in all areas of academics.
  • Never just, give the answer to problems! By giving answers, you are depriving your child of the chance to develop the mental processes required to learn a new concept. Work through the problem with your child when he/she is having difficulty.
  • The most important thing to convey to your children is not to give up. Mathematical concepts are intricate and take time to grasp.

Student Safety Patrol

Safety Patrol has started! For the rest of this school year, we will have students at the crosswalk in front of the school in the mornings. We will be adding more posts and an afternoon schedule next year. If your child is here early in the mornings, we would love additions to our group. You can email Mrs. Buschelman for an application at heather.buschelman@ops.org.
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Important Links

Upcoming Events

Girls Basketball - Buffett vs. Bryan

Thursday, Feb. 1st, 3:30pm

8210 South 42nd Street

Bellevue, NE

Spring Play Practice

Thursday, Feb. 1st, 3-5pm

14101 Larimore Avenue

Omaha, NE

Every Tuesday & Thursday through 4/1/2018

Wrestling - Buffett vs. Bryan - Varsity and JV

Thursday, Feb. 1st, 3:30pm

Alice Buffet

Silver Jazz Band Practice

Thursday, Feb. 1st, 3-5pm

14101 Larimore Avenue

Omaha, NE

Thursday - February 8st -3:15 - 4:45

Spring Play Rehearsals

Friday, Feb. 2nd, 9pm

14101 Larimore Avenue

Omaha, NE

7th & 8th Grade - 2/2/2018

5th & 6th - 2/9/2018

All City Concert - Instrumentals

Friday, Feb. 2nd, 7:30pm

1200 Douglas Street

Omaha, NE

African American History Challenge

Saturday, Feb. 3rd, 4pm

North Magnet High School

All City Concert - Vocal

Sunday, Feb. 4th, 2pm

1200 Douglas Street

Omaha, NE

Girls Basketball - Buffett vs. Hale

Tuesday, Feb. 6th, 3:30pm

6143 Whitmore Street

Omaha, NE

Wrestling - Buffett vs. Hale - Varsity and JV

Tuesday, Feb. 6th, 3:30pm

14101 Larimore Avenue

Omaha, NE

Fusion Strings

Wednesday, Feb. 7th, 3-5pm

14101 Larimore Avenue

Omaha, NE

Every Wednesday

Blue Jazz Band Practice

Wednesday, Feb. 7th, 3-5pm

14101 Larimore Avenue

Omaha, NE

February 14th

Boys Swimming - Buffett vs. Hale

Wednesday, Feb. 7th, 9pm

6143 Whitmore Street

Omaha, NE

Band Buddies

Thursday, Feb. 8th, 3:15-3:45pm

14101 Larimore Avenue

Omaha, NE

Every Tuesday through Friday