Baxter Buzz

A Family Newsletter: Week of May 14th

Climate Survey

Dear Parents:


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.


Regards,

Amanda Rodgers, Principal

Kinder Camp!

We had such a great turnout for Kinder Camp this past Tuesday night! We are so excited for our new Baxter friends to get here!!
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5th Grade Students signing up for Pre-Athletics

If you are going to be taking Pre-Athletics in 6th grade, you will need a physical prior to starting school! Here is the information below!


What: MISD Physicals for 2018-2019 6th-12 graders


Where: Heritage High School Main Gym West Entrance


When: Saturday, May 19th, 9am-noon


Cost: 20$

2018-2019 MISD School Calendar is Released!

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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:

  • Swim in designated areas supervised by lifeguards.
  • Always swim with a buddy; do not allow anyone to swim alone.
  • Never leave a young child unattended near water and do not trust a child’s life to another child; teach children to always ask permission to go near water.
  • Have young children or inexperienced swimmers wear U.S. Coast Guard-approved life jackets around water, but do not rely on life jackets alone.
  • Maintain constant supervision.
  • If you have a pool, secure it with appropriate barriers. Many children who drown in home pools were out of sight for less than five minutes and in the care of one or both parents at the time.
  • Avoid distractions when supervising children around water.
  • If a child is missing, check the water first. Seconds count in preventing death or disability.
  • Have appropriate equipment, such as reaching or throwing equipment, a cell phone, life jackets and a first aid kit.
  • Know how and when to call 9-1-1 or the local emergency number.
  • For more information visit http://www.redcross.org/get-help/how-to-prepare-for-emergencies/types-of-emergencies/water-safety/swim-safety
  • Baxter's Hub- Nancy Robertson, Library Media Specialist

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    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!!!

    NEWS from the PTO

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    Need Canvas Help?!!

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