Buffett Bulletin

November 18, 2020

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Fundraiser Success!

Thank you to all Buffett Families and Friends for participating in our PTO Fundraiser. We continue to receive donations and are grateful for the support. Prizes have been ordered and we will get them before Winter Break.

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Changes to the District Calendar

OPS made some changes to the district calendar to even out the A-K and L-Z days. The first upcoming change is next week. A-K will attend school on Monday, November 23rd and L-Z will come to school on Tuesday, November 24th. See the remaining changes and the 3/2 model for the rest of the school year by clicking here.
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Progress Reports Update

Progress reports are being printed and sent home this week! Please check your mailbox. This is an opportunity to see how your child is doing in Quarter 2. Final grades will be turned in at the end of the quarter, Dec. 11th. Students still have time to make up work and improve their grades. Email teachers with any specific questions or concerns.
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20-21 Yearbook Orders

The yearbook cost is $35.00 before Holiday Break and then $40 after. We would love to see more 8th grade Ads purchased. Please purchase both of these online at https://yearbookforever.com/schools/alice_buffett_magnet_middle_school_buy_yearbook_424/


We will be previewing parts of the yearbook in the next few weeks. Follow us on Twitter at @YearbookBuffett for previews and requests for photos.


Photos can be uploaded to our server with the Yearbook Snap app. Find our school and use the password yearbook2021 so we can have more photos of our remote Bobcats. 🙂

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November Students of Distinction!

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Looking for Some Exercise over Thanksgiving Break?

No Place for Hate has a virtual "Walk Against Hate" you can do over Thanksgiving week! Check out the event here. You do not need to register or donate to participate!
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Buffett Teacher Featured!

Buffett's very own, Mrs. McClintock, was featured for winning the NATA Middle School Art Teacher of the Year. She has earned statewide recognition for her creativity in the classroom and as an artist.


"I feel very honored because there are so many wonderful teachers in the Nebraska Art Teachers Association who do amazing work, so to be recognized was a huge honor for me," said McClintock.


The award goes to an association member who teaches and makes additional outstanding contributions in art education beyond the classroom.


"The award really highlighted to me how blessed I am to work at Buffett and with OPS," added McClintock. "There's such a standard of excellence here that our work is being seen across the district and even across the state."


To learn more about her award and career at OPS, watch the video!

Buffett Art Teacher
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Meals2Go During Thanksgiving Break

Schools will not be in session Nov. 25-27 for Thanksgiving Recess. The Omaha Public Schools Nutrition Services team remains committed to preparing and distributing meals for students.


The week of Thanksgiving Recess, Meals2Go will be distributed only on Monday, Nov. 23.

  • This bag will contain three days of meals for Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.


Visit our website to learn more about Meals2Go

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Snow Days are Changing in OPS

The frost outside last Wednesday morning made it clear: winter weather is fast approaching. We know this year has presented challenges unlike any other, so it is especially important to maintain student engagement even if winter weather gets in the way of learning at school. Thanks to our 1 to 1 Technology Initiative, we now have the opportunity to support students with teaching and learning at home.


"Live," or synchronous teaching and learning will take place in the morning, with teacher availability for questions or additional support in the early afternoon with Office Hours from 1-2pm. Teachers will take attendance.


Here's the adjusted bell schedule for snow days:

1/2 Block: 8:40-9:10

3/4 Block: 9:15-9:45

5/6 Block: 9:50-10:20

7/8 Block: 10:25-10:55

Office Hours: 1-2pm

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iPad Charger Information

Has Your Student Lost Their Buffett Assigned Charger?

Per the Technology User Agreements signed by parents and students, accessories (chargers and bags) are not covered by the Apple Warranty or the Optional Protection Plan.


LOST Charger and Cable: The replacement cost of a lost charger (brick and cable) is $38.


LOST Charger (brick): $19


LOST Cable: $19


Unfortunately, we ask that you do not purchase your own charger to replace the lost one. Only Apple brand chargers are allowed. Off-brand chargers or chargers that are not the right voltage tend to wear on the iPad battery or cause charging issues with the iPad.


To ensure this does not happen we ask that you report the charger lost and allow us to provide a new charger rather than trying to purchase one on your own. A fine can be assessed for you to pay.

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Winter is Coming!

Remember that with the cold temperature knocking at our doors, students should be prepared to be outside throughout the school day. Stay warm, Bobcats!
  • arrival and dismissal
  • transitions to and from the cottages
  • mask breaks
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I Love Public Schools T-shirts Are Here!

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The shirts were delivered to Buffett today! A-K students at school received their orders. L-Z students will receive their orders tomorrow. Fully remote students can pick them up at Buffett at your earliest convenience.


If you would like to check up on your order or have specific questions, call 402-590-8089 or email shirts@nelovesps.org.

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Need Help this Holiday Season?

There are a list of resources for families looking for assistance this holiday season in Douglas, Sarpy, and Pottawattamie Counties. Call 2-1-1 to get connected and get help or visit www.ne211.org for a full list of Thanksgiving and Holiday programs.
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Upcoming Events

Thanksgiving Recess

Wednesday, Nov. 25th, 7:30am to Friday, Nov. 27th, 3pm

14101 Larimore Avenue

Omaha, NE

Winter Recess

Monday, Dec. 14th, 7:30am to Monday, Jan. 4th 2021 at 3pm

14101 Larimore Avenue

Omaha, NE