Buffett Bulletin

May 15, 2019

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Year End Events and Procedures

Laptop Check-in May 16-21st

Students will turn their laptops in on the following dates:
  • 5th Grade-May 16
  • 6th Grade-May 17
  • 8th Grade-May 20
  • 7th Grade-May 21

Students will be brought by their ELA teachers as classes to the library to turn in their items.

All students except 8th grade will be given back their bags to store at home for the summer. Students will bring their bags to Orientation Night in the fall to pick up their laptop.

8th Grade Recognition Night!

Buffett's annual 8th Grade Recognition Night will be held on Thursday, May 16th, at 6:30 pm. Come a little early, as there will be treats, music, and photos in the commons before the ceremony begins.

This ceremony is for ALL 8th grade students. Join us to celebrate and send off our 8th graders in style.

Final Exam Schedule

Students should be prepared to take final exams or present project presentations on the following dates:

  • May 21st and 22nd - Grades 5, 6, 7
  • May 20th and 21st - Grade 8

Yearbook Distribution - May 20th

The annual Yearbook distribution and signing party will occur by grade level during the PE/Music block on Monday, May 20th. Students who purchased a yearbook will receive their book and have an opportunity to have classmates sign their book. Students who did not purchase a yearbook will receive an autograph booklet for the party. All yearbooks and autograph booklets are to go home and stay home at the end of the day Monday!

Last Student Day is WEDNESDAY, May 22nd!

Students will not have access to their lockers during the last two days of school, Tuesday and Wednesday May 21st & 22nd. All materials/supplies will be sent home by Monday, May 20th.

For the last two days of school, students may bring their cell phones but they must be turned off/powered off and remain in the student's possession. No other electronics or devices should be brought to school (except 7th grade students bringing back their laptops on May 21). Any items brought to school will be labeled and kept in the team areas. Lunches will either be carried or left with their 5/6 or 7/8 teachers. Students may bring a pen/pencil for finals.

Athletic Physicals for 2019-2020

All incoming 7th graders are required by the state of Nebraska to have a physical completed after March 1, 2019. This physical can also be used for students interested in participating in athletics for the 2019-2020 school year. Forms will be going home soon for current 6th grade students.

Students in the 8th grade for the 2019-2020 school year wanting to participate in athletics will need to have a current physical completed AFTER May 1, 2019.

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Campus Clean Up Efforts

Several groups have headed up campus clean up efforts in recent weeks. Thank you to the Green Committee and Team 6B for sprucing up our hallways and outside grounds. Also, National Junior Honor Society spent part of their last meeting of the year picking up trash outside around the athletic areas. Way to pitch in, Bobcats!
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Last Chance for Lost & Found

Be sure to check out the over-flowing Lost & Found area during these last weeks of school. All items that are left after May 23rd will be donated.
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Canned Food Drive This Week!

A group of Honors Special Projects students are coordinating a canned food drive for the Lydia House. The group chose to do this as an extension of their Global Goals project. HSP was learning about the 17 Global Goals, and one is to eradicate hunger. The students wanted to create direct change in their community from what was learned.

The canned food drive will run May 13th-May 17th. Students are to put the canned and non-perishable food in their team area in the designated bin. The winning team's leader will pie Mr. CK in the face!

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Check Out Our Student Newspaper!

The Buffett Bugle is our student produced newspaper. Eighth grade students in our Journalism course participate in all areas of the production process, including planning, interviewing, photographing, editing, and computer layout design.
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Recent Concerts

Buffett's music department is making sure we end the year on a high note!

Recent concerts have included the sixth grade chorus concert on May 2nd, the seventh and eighth grade Pops Show on May 9th, and 6th-8th grade band concert May 14th.

Year-End Celebrations!

Student Council and PTO joined efforts to sponsor and organize recent grade-level celebrations. On Friday, May 3rd, seventh and eighth graders had a "Glow in the Dark" dance and game room. On Wednesday, May 8th, fifth and sixth graders were invited to Urban Air to jump away their end-of-year wiggles.
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Follow Us On Instagram!

Buffett now has an Instagram account! Be sure to follow us at @buffettmagnet_ops for the latest and greatest updates and photos from Bobcat Nation!
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Summer Mural Project Planned

The large graphic above the Community Room is going to be replaced by a professionally painted mural this summer. This will be one of the first things that greets people as they enter our building.

We want your input! What would you like to see in the mural? What are the most important things about our school to put on display? Please send any ideas to megan.thompson@ops.org.

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Kaneko Summer Camps in Omaha

Code Ninjas Omaha Metro area

Lauritzen Gardens in Omaha

Fontanelle Forest in Bellevue, NE

Creighton Prep Summer Innovation Camp

Camp Shakespeare at UNO

Joslyn Museum Summer programs

Omaha Community Playhouse summer programs

Omaha School of Rock summer program

FineLines creative writing summer program

Henry Doorly Zoo summer programs

Camp Invention various locations all over Nebraska

METRO college for kids

Durham Museum summer program

Peter Kiewet, UNO Summer camps

Strategic Air Command summer camps

Young Nebraska Scientist Camps at UNK

Outdoor Education Summer programs across Nebraska

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Important Links

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Upcoming Events

8th Grade Recognition Night

Thursday, May 16th, 6:30pm

14101 Larimore Avenue

Omaha, NE

Yearbook Distribution (during PE/Music block)

Monday, May 20th, 7:30am

14101 Larimore Avenue

Omaha, NE

Last Day of School

Wednesday, May 22nd, 7:45am

14101 Larimore Avenue

Omaha, NE