WEEKLY FAMILY BUFFALO NEWSLETTER
Week of January 16, 2023
S.T. R. O. N. G. Buffalo Country
Greetings Smith Family,
We are on the move with a growth mindset that is making a difference for our scholars! We are looking forward to increasing your academic success for the upcoming STAAR assessment.
Our Team met this week to set Cycle 2 Goals with the following expectations:
Daily Do Now
Small Group Instruction
STAAR-like question types
Please encourage scholars to read daily to embrace literacy that will increase fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension.
Thank you for your continued support to move Smith MS to the next level!
FEBRUARY 2023 GOALS: STAAR INTERIM
WEEK 12 CLOSE READ DATA
CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR BISD TOY NOMINEE - MS. JANA JEFFCOAT GRADE 8 RLA
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FIELD TRIP EXPECTATIONS
Scholar morning arrival reminders
- Doors open at 8:10 AM for Breakfast
- Scholars line up on side walk (one behind the other)
- Keep hands, feet, and any object to self
SAFE BUFFALO RIDERS
Staff Member will ask Bus Drivers for a YES or NO regarding scholar bus behavior. It is all or none expectation to receive the rewards as follows:
- 3 consecutive days = Icee Popsicle
- 10 consecutive days = nachos/drink
- 25 consecutive days = free dress coupon
This incentive is to promote safe bus riders at all times by following the expectations and demonstrating respect to each other. Feel free to provide feedback.
Dr. Tamikia Greene, Assistant Principal
FAMILY INPUT- Please share your thoughts
Ms. Christina Goss, Dean of Climate & Culture
Greetings Buffalo Family!
Knowledge - Tis’ the season to be jolly! As we build relationships, we build character. The word of the month is Knowledge. Knowledge is learning something new so you can be better at whatever you do.
Parent Newsletter - Learning a new skill with your child could take many forms. It might be that you need to change a headlight bulb in your car, and you watch a YouTube video together to figure out how to do it on your own. It could be that you want to bake a new dessert, and you try
it out together.
Questions for parents to consider:
• How is their device helping or hurting their growth of new knowledge?
Questions to ask your child:
• What is the best thing you have learned this year?
- Dream Big Girls Mentorship Group - Wednesdays 10:00 a.m. (Room A-8)
- Take My Hand Girl - Thursdays 2:00 p.m. (Room A-8)
If you would like to mentor at Smith Middle School, please contact Ms. Bryant, Lead School Counselor.