Buffett Bulletin

October 14, 2020

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iPad Reminders

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Remote Learning Conferences

October means conference time! Buffett's conferences will be held virtually on Oct. 14 from 4:00-7:00 and Oct. 15 from 12:00-7:00.

How will the Conference be Held?

All conferences will be virtual. You will join the conference via an invitation in an email with a link to join a Microsoft Teams meeting. These emails with join links will start being sent between Oct. 8 and Oct. 14. You can join this link on a phone or any device of your choosing.
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How to Join a Teams Meeting without Teams

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Helpful Parent Tips for Conferences

Conferences are an essential part of the relationship between schools and their students' families. These conversations can set a positive tone for the school year. They can also create anxiety for those involved. The conferences don't have to be stressful and can instead be a continued conversation in which the participants can develop strategies to help the student(s) be successful. Here are some helpful tips for preparing for conferences:
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Help Buffett Raise Money with the PTO Fundraiser!

We need your help! We are raising money to refinish the track and landscaping at Buffett. With the help of Buffett's PTO, we hope to meet our goal. PTO is getting ready to kick off a fun and easy fundraiser! All students will receive information about the fundraiser next week. The official kick off is Wednesday, October 21st.


See the flyer for more information.

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Congratulations to our National Junior Honor Society Members!

Last month, Buffett's chapter of the NJHS inducted 45 eighth graders and 22 ninth graders! We are so proud of these students who represent Buffett well. They were selected because they fit the five pillars of the National Junior Honor Society: Scholarship, Service, Leadership, Citizenship, and Character. This is an honor bestowed on our new members and they take it seriously. Help us congratulate and recognize our newest Officers and members of the NJHS!
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President, Nyomi F.

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Student Pictures

Scholastic will be at Buffett to take student pictures in a couple of weeks. Picture order forms were sent home with the beginning of the school year paperwork. If you need another order form, click here (*note the change in dates on the form). You can also order online at www.scholasticphotography.com. Pre-order password is "Bobcats".


A-K students will take their pictures on Monday, October 26th.

L-Z students will take their pictures on Friday, October 30th.

**Fully Remote students can come on either day for their pictures anytime from 7:40 AM-2:40 PM.

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Limited Edition Buffett T-Shirts!

Last week to order!!! Online orders are happening now until October 16th! Twenty percent of the proceeds come back to Buffett! Please help us raise some funds for our school. Click here to order your t-shirts today! Shirts will be delivered right to your house two weeks after 10/16.
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New Faces of Bobcat Nation!

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Renee Hanson taught K-8 computer class, religion, and math for 19 years at St. Wenceslaus. She graduated from Wayne State with her Bachelor's Degree and Peru State with her Master's Degree. Mrs. Hanson is a certified Code.org teacher and was accepted into Code Crush, an immersion program for girls who code at UNO. She served on both the National Blue Ribbons committee and the Advanced Ed Accreditation committee while at St. Wenceslaus.


Mrs. Hanson is married to Mike and she has a daughter named Haley. Her daughter is a nurse and is engaged to be married. She just recently said yes to the dress! Renee lives on a lake and loves boating with her family. Welcome, Mrs. Hanson!

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7th and 8th Grade Physicals

All incoming 7th graders are required by the state of Nebraska to have a physical completed after March 1, 2020. This physical can also be used for students interested in participating in athletics for the 2020-2021 school year. The state of Nebraska also requires all incoming 7th graders to have a Tdap (Tetanus, Diphtheria and Pertussis *Whooping Cough* booster) vaccine.


Incoming 8th Grade students - Omaha Public Schools is requiring all incoming 8th graders wanting to participate in athletics to have a sports physical on file that is completed after May 1, 2020 to ensure the safety and well-being of our student athletes.


Contact Tara Boyer if you have any questions.

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Updated District Calendar

Check out the updated district calendar. You will find the A-K and L-Z schedule for the remainder of the semester along with A/B days. Upcoming no students days are also listed. Click here to see the calendar.
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Upcoming Dates to Remember

  • Oct. 15-16-No School due to Remote Learning Conferences
  • Nov. 3 - Professional Development, no in-person or remote learning for students

  • Nov. 4 - Building Based Professional Learning Day for staff-No in-person or remote learning for students
  • Dec. 14- Jan. 5 - Winter Recess*
  • Jan. 15 - Building Based Professional Learning Day-No in-person or remote learning for students
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