A Family Newsletter: Week of May 14th
As our school year comes to a close, we ask that you reflect and provide feedback by taking this end-of-year survey. This survey is comprehensive and asks questions ranging from district leadership, campus safety and security and campus communication. This survey should take about 40 minutes to complete. While we recognize this survey is lengthy, our district has used past survey data to make critical decisions. For example, based on last year’s input, our district added bus safety features, hired an MISD college and career readiness counselor to improve and support counseling services at all of our campuses and established a Parent University program providing parent learning opportunities. These new added features are a small sampling of how your input is needed and valued.
Please take the survey today and share your thoughts! This survey closes on Friday, May 18.
Amanda Rodgers, Principal
5th Grade Students signing up for Pre-Athletics
What: MISD Physicals for 2018-2019 6th-12 graders
Where: Heritage High School Main Gym West Entrance
When: Saturday, May 19th, 9am-noon
2018-2019 MISD School Calendar is Released!
Golden Nuggets from the Counselor
Let kids be kids!
We like to think of childhood as a carefree, playful time. But for many children, the boundaries
between childhood and adulthood have become blurred. The natural evolution from child to adult is being disrupted with clothing and privileges that treat children like miniature adults. While children may be able to dress and act adult parts, they are still children. Emotionally, socially, cognitively and physically they are children. Give your child the gift of childhood by:
- Dressing your child in fun, age appropriate clothing
- Setting age appropriate limits and boundaries
- Making sure your expectations for achievement and behaviors are age appropriate.
- Giving your child the gift of anticipation: “When you are __ years old you can have your ears pierced.” “When you are in middle school we’ll let you do that.”
- Protecting your child from adult rated materials: movies, video games, music, etc.
- Letting children be responsible for entertaining themselves. Remember the games of hide-and- seek, the forts under the dining room table, the lemonade stands?
- Most of all, don’t cave in to pressure to conform. Say “no” to the things you think are
- inappropriate for your child. Search for middle ground.
- And remember, childhood lasts such a short time, Let children derive its full benefits.
- Don’t rush them through this critical stage of development!
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A Note from Nurse Martin
Summer is just around the corner and you may be headed to the pool, beach and waterparks. It is important to know how to be safe while you're in the water.
The American Red Cross offers these important swimming safety tips you should be aware of before you head out to the pool or beach:
Baxter's Hub- Nancy Robertson, Library Media Specialist
What's Happening at Baxter?!
Upcoming Events and Activities
Monday, May 14th: 3rd and 4th grade Math STAAR Test, 5th grade 2nd Administration
Tuesday, May 15th: 3rd and 4th grade Reading STAAR Test, 5th grade 2nd Administration
Wednesday, May 16th: 5th grade Science STAAR Test
Thursday, May 17th: STAAR Make-up tests
Friday, May 18th: NO SCHOOL
Friday, May 25th: Field Day
Monday, 28th: NO SCHOOL
Wednesday: Early Release
Thursday: Early Release- School is out for the SUMMER!!!