Baxter Buzz

A Family Newsletter: Week of February 19th

The 100th Day of School!

All of our kiddos had such a fun day celebrating the 100th day of school! Some grades dressed up, some had 100th day snacks and some created things using 100 of something!
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Golden Nuggets from the Counselor

Hang Out with Your Kids!

One of the best ways to really get to know your child and understand his world is to “hang out together”! Children are not always good at telling mom or dad what their stresses and worries are. You can get in touch with your child’s needs and at the same time, nurture your relationship by:

· just hanging out together...doing something you mutually enjoy

· letting your child choose how to spend this special time together

· excluding everyone else...this is YOUR time!

· getting away from it all...the TV, telephone, interruptions

· sometimes choosing a private spot (fishing beside a quiet creek, picnic in the woods, etc.)

· allowing for “quiet” time when there isn’t any conversation; kids often need time to work up the nerve to tell parents something important

· developing a hobby or special interest that belongs just to the two of you

· laughing, being silly

· letting your child know how special it is when just the two of you are together!

© Practical Parent Education. All rights reserved.

Gifted and Talented Referrals for Spring 2018

Midlothian ISD provides a program for students in K-12 who have been identified as exceptionally able. The Gifted and Talented Program at all levels is designed to provide opportunities to meet unique social, emotional, and intellectual needs of gifted and talented students. Referrals for the Gifted and Talented Program may be made by parents, teachers, students, counselors, or community members. Students may be referred each year, but prior testing data may be considered valid for 2 years.

Referral Windows for Spring 2018 Grades K-5

All other elementary referrals, grades 1-5, will be accepted from March 19, 2018 through March 30, 2018, with testing being conducted in April and May. Parents of 1st-5th grade students identified as Gifted and Talented will be notified in writing by May 31, 2018 in the final report card.

Parents may request a referral packet by contacting your child’s teacher or school counselor. If you have questions regarding referral or testing for the GT program, please contact your child’s counselor.

A Note from Nurse Martin

As you may know, the cold and flu season is upon us. In an effort to keep all of our students healthy, MISD continues to proactively deep clean to reduce the spread of both the cold and flu viruses. Most of our campus absences are due cold-related symptoms.

Below are a few tips to help keep our families healthy:

  • Wash hands in hot water for the length of time that it takes to sing Happy Birthday.
  • Keep students home if they are running a fever, and they may return to school after being fever-free for 24 hours.
  • Cough inside the elbow instead of covering your mouth with your hand to reduce the spread of germs.
  • Wipe down doorknobs, remote controls and other items that are frequently touched by family members with disinfectant.

Together, we can help keep our children healthy.

-The MISD Communications Team

Baxter's Hub- Nancy Robertson, Library Media Specialist

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What's Happening at Baxter?!

Upcoming Events and Activities

Monday, 02/19: No School for Students: Staff Development

Tuesday, 02/20: Math Pentathlon Game Night at Baxter from 6:00pm-7:30pm

Monday, 02/26: Read Across America Week: CRAZY SOCK for Fox in Socks

Tuesday: 02/27: Read Across America Week: Oh The Places You'll go - wear a shirt that shows somewhere you've been

Wednesday: 02/28: Read Across America Week: Wacky Wednesday- Wear Crazy, backwards, mismatched clothing

Thursday, 03/01: Read Across America Week: Hat's off to Dr. Seuss-Wear a hat

5th Grade Music Program: "Destination America"

Friday, 03/02: Read Across America Week: Celebrating Dr. Seuss's birthday-Dress like a character from a Seuss book.

Tuesday, 03/06: Math Pentathlon Game Night at Baxter from 6:00pm-7:30pm

Wednesday, 03/07: Baxter Belles until 4pm in the library

Tuesday, 03/20: Math Pentathlon Game Night at Baxter from 6:00pm-7:30pm

Friday, 03/23: Family BINGO Night

Mark your calendars for Big upcoming campus events later this spring:

March 12th-16th: Spring Break: No School!!

April 18th: 5th Grade Track Meet

May 25th: Field Day

Need Canvas Help?!!

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