Baxter Buzz

A family Newsletter: Week of October 1

Our First Parent Academy!

Thank you to everyone who attended our first Parent Academy on Monday night! I am attaching the notes in case you were not able to attend! I hope you will all be able to make our next meeting in October!

Monday, October 29th at 6:30pm:

  • Student Safety and Security with John Matthews and Officer Pereida

Monday, November 26th at 6:30pm:

  • Restorative Practices with Region 10

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Baxter's Best Boosterthon!!

Parents! This year’s main fundraiser is the Baxter's Best Fun Run! It’s a two-week program that kicks off with a Pep Rally on October 16th. Families will then gather pledges for every lap your student runs (30-35 laps), and we’ll celebrate at the Fun Run on October 25th. With our big goal of raising $25,000 for playground equipment and campus murals, we asked the Fun Run experts at Boosterthon to power our Fun Run and make it easier, more profitable, and more fun.

Students will also experience an amazing character theme, MINDSPARK MYSTERY LAB! Boosterthon’s most exciting theme yet combines S.T.E.A.M skills (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) with character-building. While they're teaming up with the MindSpark Kids to solve mysteries, our students will learn five 21st-century character traits that will help strengthen themselves and our world.

Donations will go toward playground equipment and campus murals and to the entire two-week experience. So please help our school by reaching out to sponsors. Also, all families are invited to come out and cheer on your student at the Fun Run! Thank you for your support!

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Car Riders: We are continually working to make sure the care line is running as efficiently and effectively as possible while keeping the safety and security at the forefront of our procedures. Our goal each day is the have the car line completed by 3:35, 20 minutes in total. Thank you for being so patient as we adjust procedures to ensure that all students safety is considered.

Students must live in the directly connected neighborhood to qualify as a walker. We have back walkers and front walkers where teachers walk the students through the major crosswalk areas. If you would like for your child to be a walker, please make sure that you have reviewed the appropriate route home with your student.

I promise you, I will always work to make the best decisions for all 624 students. It may not always be the most convenient, which can sometimes be frustrating, but please know that I care so much about each of our students and want to ensure they are safe each and every moment at school.

Late Students

If your student arrives past 7:45am, a parent or guardian must walk them into the building and check them into school for the day for state reporting purposes. Thank you!
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Campus Character Rings!

THE BLUE RING IS OUR 1st SIX WEEKS WINNER!!!! Congratulations!!

They will be having a POPCORN DANCE PARTY NEXT WEEK!!!

After 6 weeks of assigning ring points, we have given out over 4,000 points for students showing exemplary Courage, Character, and Commitment!! How cool is that?! I am so proud of the example our students are setting for others!!

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- NEW ONLINE FORMS!! SO EASY!!!

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!


Parent Feedback

Please click on the space below to provide feedback!

Golden Nuggets from our Counselor, Mrs. Golden

The 4th “R” ESPONSIBILITY Children learn the three “R’s” in school, but there is another very important “R” which children need to learn at home...RESPONSIBILITY!

A sense of RESPONSIBILITY is an important key to success in all aspects of a child’s life. Children learn RESPONSIBILITY...

  • when they are given responsibilities at home from an early age on (even toddlers can perform simple little chores)

  • when chores and tasks are age-appropriate

  • when they are expected to take care of their own responsibilities (brushing their teeth, getting their homework to and from school, making their beds, etc.)

  • when they are taught to help out in the family and the community (household chores, picking up after themselves in the park, helping in community projects)

  • when parents avoid doing for children what they are capable of doing for themselves

  • when responsibilities are not tied to allowances

  • when they receive positive feedback and encouragement

  • when they see responsible role modeling from mom and dad

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Classroom Guidance:

Kinder and 1st will be learning about personal care and safety.

2nd-3rd will be learning about Hygiene and caring for self emotionally

4th will learn about Resilience

5th will begin personal introspection and complete personality inventories

All students will be involved in Red Ribbon Week.


Monday - “We are RED-Y to be drug free”- Wear Red

Tuesday- “Sock it to Drugs”- Crazy Sock Day

Wednesday- “Say Boo to Drugs”- Halloween costume PLEASE nothing student to wear scary or gory. We don’t want our Ring buddy to be scared because of our costume.

Thursday- “Don't Let Drugs Mix you Up”- Mix-up Clothes day

Friday-”Life is a Journey Travel Drug Free”- Favorite Vacation shirt or Tacky Tourist


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Attendance- Popsicles with Principals

We of course want to honor our students who come to school each and every day!

  • At the end of each grading period, everyone who has perfect attendance will get Popsicles with Principals the following Friday from 1-1:45.
  • At the end of the first semester, those with perfect attendance will receive a catered lunch. The kicker here...must not have any office referrals. Popsicles will Principals will be given for all students with perfect attendance in the 2nd grade period.
  • After the 3rd grading period, everyone who had perfect attendance the 3rd grading period will receive Popsicles with Principals.
  • At the end of the year, those with perfect attendance will go out to lunch. The kicker here...still must not have any office referrals. Popsicles will Principals will be given for all students with perfect attendance in the 4th grade period.

End of the Year Principal's Award

The criteria for the end of the Year Principal's award will still be as follows:

  • Perfect attendance = no absences and less than 10 tardies/early outs
  • All A's
  • All E's in Conduct

Continue to encourage your students to come to school each and every and do their very best!

What's happening in the library

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Check out an example of our morning Announcements

You can see them all posted on our campus youtube channel. We love that each of our students have the opportunity throughout the year to be "movie stars!"

Notes from Nurse Martin

With all the rain the bugs and mosquitos are out. There have been so many students in the clinic this week with bug bites. Be sure to apply bug spray or repellent prior to outdoor activities to help prevent bug bites.

MISD is looking for RN's, LVN's, EMT's or Paramedics to substitute at any one of our amazing campuses. Please contact for more information!

What's for Lunch?!

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Upcoming Events at Baxter

Tuesday, October 2nd: National Night Out; Spirit Night at Fuzzy's 5-8pm

Friday, October 5th: Genius Hour begins


Friday, October 12th: Fire Prevention Assembly

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PTO Newsletter

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Boo Stew Food Sign Up

Halloween Dance

If you are interested in helping plan the Halloween Dance, we are having a planning meeting on September 29th at 7pm at Starbucks. If you would like to help but can't attend the meeting please contact our President, Karen Smith, at 469-879-1433.

The Dance is on October 26th from 7-9pm.

We also need donations of Oreo cookies, the Halloween ones if possible, you can send with your child or drop off in the front office.

Thank you for all your help and support, we greatly appreciate it!!!

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2018-2019 School Calendar

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