Baxter Buzz

A family Newsletter: Week of September 10th

Such a fun week!

This week has been such a blast! It was so much fun to welcome and greet our grandparents as they came in to eat with us! We had such an amazing turnout! We also had our 2nd ring meeting this afternoon with our buddy grades (kinder met with 5th, 1st met with 3rd and 2nd met with 4th) and it is so neat to watch those relationships begin to form and hopefully bonds that will last a long time! I love when I see one of our older students greeting and welcoming our younger friends! It is important to us at Baxter that we create and model a family atmosphere where everyone has a place!

If you every have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to send me an email, give me a call or swing by for a visit. Open communication is very important to me and my door is always open!

Porch Pick-Up

In order to maintain the safety of our students and staff, porch pick will no longer be available in the afternoons. Your child may ride the bus, go to daycare, be a walker, or be a car rider. We are working with the MISD Safety and Security team to ensure that the car line is safe while still being efficient as well. Thank you so much for your understanding and helping us to keep all of our students safe.

Canvas Parent Account

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Campus Character Rings!


I hope your kids came home very excited and committed to be their very best!

A little about our campus Character Rings: Each ring has its own philosophy and meaning shown in the graphic above. The rings work in synergy and with healthy competition. During the course of the school year, students earn points for their ring for citizenship, behavior, academics, and getting caught doing anything well. A running total is maintained and a weekly champion is announced. The ring totals will continue throughout the year until the winning ring is selected for the year.

We are very excited about this positive behavior reinforcement and look forward to the fun that is to come!! Your child received a t-shirt in their ring color! We encourage everyone to wear their ring shirt on FRIDAYS!!

Parent Volunteers

It has been such a huge Blessing to have so many volunteers up at the school partnering with us!! Thank you to each of you that have signed up so far!!

Each week you will see links to sign up sheets for particular activities!


Golden Nuggets from our Counselor, Mrs. Golden

We are a few weeks in now and it is definitely time to find our groove. The first couple of weeks can be very tiring for the whole family, but getting back into a groove is both healthy and beneficial for the whole family. Here are a few tips in helping with getting in the groove.

  • Reestablish bedtime & morning routines
  • Determine homework schedule
  • Set up well-supplied study area
  • Keep a large calendar of family activities (different color for each family member)
  • Limit outside activities
  • Scale back digital device/TV time
  • Develop a night before school routine
  • Set up a designated area for important school notices
  • Make a list of school contacts
  • Establish a family reading time
  • Make a back-up plan for emergencies (sick child, after school-care)
  • Share the excitement!

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The NED show is coming this month!!!

The NED Show is a character education program that centers around three important messages that have life long relevance:

Never give up

Encourage others

Do your best

During the assembly, students will learn about NED’s three messages while also enjoying storytelling, magic, humor and yo-yo tricks.

Here is the parent link if you are interested in learning more about the NED show:

Parents - The NED Show

I know you have all heard a lot about our Rings this year. Our students are super excited and their response has been amazing. Let me explain a little why we decided on the Rings at Baxter.

What's happening in the library

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Notes from Nurse Martin

Hearing and Vision Screenings

Next week (September 10-14) I will begin screening all PreK, Kinder, 1st, 3rd and 5th grade students as well as new to district 2nd and 4th grade students.

If your child wears glasses please be sure they are wearing their glasses to school, they will need them for the screening.

If your child does not pass the initial screening they will be re-screened in 2 - 3 weeks. In the event they do not pass the second screening I will contact you and a referral to physician form will be sent home. Only students that do not pass screenings will be contacted (early October).

Parent Academies

This year, we will be hosting Parent Academies once a month! We are excited about this opportunity for parents and staff to work together to help ensure that each of our students receives an education that empowers them each and every day!

Please mark you calendar for the following fall dates:

Monday, September 24th at 6:30pm:

  • Welcome to Baxter! Who are we and what do we stand for?
    • We will discuss the key tenets that Baxter is known for

    • Invite parents to serve on one of the tenet sub-committees to help provide input

    • Tour the campus and all of the new collaborative spaces with

Monday, October 29th at 6:30pm:

  • Student Safety and Security

Monday, November 26th at 6:30pm:

  • Restorative Practices with Region 10

Upcoming Events at Baxter

Monday, September 10th: NED Character Show; PTO Spirit Night at Sweet Frog 12-9pm

Friday, September 14th: Picture Day

Monday, September 17th: Student Holiday; NO SCHOOL; MHS Homecoming Parade

Friday, September 21st: Midlothian High School Homecoming

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PTO Newsletter

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2018-2019 School Calendar

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