Baxter Buzz

A family Newsletter: Week of October 22

We had so much fun!!!!

We had our Boosterthon Pep-Rally on Tuesday afternoon and it was a BLAST!!! Kids were so energized and excited to be partnering for the Baxter's Best Fun Run!!! See the pictures below!!

Then, on Wednesday, we began Character rallies where students experience an amazing character theme, MINDSPARK MYSTERY LAB each day! Boosterthon’s most exciting theme yet combines S.T.E.A.M skills (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) with character-building. While they're teaming up with the MindSpark Kids to solve mysteries, our students will learn five 21st-century character traits that will help strengthen themselves and our world.

Today we've learned all about GROWTH MINDSET and that it means that we should believe that we can get better at anything with enough hard work and practice.

Would you say this is better than selling something??!!

Weekend Challenge

Our #FunRun fundraising is underway! Students now have a WEEKEND CHALLENGE! If a student receives a total of $2 per lap in new pledges (or $60 in flat donations) over the weekend, they’ll receive a special #Boosterthon prize! Enter those pledges at to qualify.

We have currently reached 30% of our goal!!!

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Device Fees

If you have not paid your 2018-2019 device fee, please do so as soon as possible to avoid having to pay full price for any damages that may occur. You can pay at or in the front office. If you are concerned about money, please see Mrs. Pardue in the front office.

Late Students

If your student arrives past 7:45am, a parent or guardian must walk them into the building and check them into school for the day for state reporting purposes. Thank you!

Golden Nuggets from our Counselor, Mrs. Golden

Halloween Safety Tips

October 31st is a time when treat loving goblins, ghosts and scary monsters are out for an evening of fun. Mom and dad need to make sure trick or-treaters of all ages are safe on this special occasion.

  • Look for trick-or-treat options: special community parties at private homes, schools, or churches

  • Make sure costumes are easy to walk in, fire retardant, and visible at night (light colored materials, reflective appliques, etc.)

  • Use face paint or makeup as a safe alternative to masks

  • Talk about street safety (more children 5 to 14 are killed on Halloween than on any other evening of the year)

  • Arm children with flashlights

  • Allow children to visit only homes where you know the residents

  • Accompany children as they trick- or-treat; establish geographic boundaries for older children, as well reasonable curfews

  • Carefully inspect all treats before letting children eat any of their goodies.

  • Halloween is an exciting time for children. Make safety your number one goal!

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A note on Halloween from Mrs. Golden- HAVE FUN!! Remember your parents need to check your candy and possibly taste test for you.

Classroom Guidance:

Kinder and 1st will be learning about personal care and safety.

2nd-3rd will be learning about Hygiene and caring for self emotionally

4th will learn about Resilience

5th will begin personal introspection and complete personality inventories

All students will be involved in Red Ribbon Week.


Monday - “We are RED-Y to be drug free”- Wear Red

Tuesday- “Sock it to Drugs”- Crazy Sock Day

Wednesday- “Say Boo to Drugs”- Halloween costume PLEASE nothing student to wear scary or gory. We don’t want our Ring buddy to be scared because of our costume.

Thursday- “Don't Let Drugs Mix you Up”- Mix-up Clothes day

Friday-”Life is a Journey Travel Drug Free”- Favorite Vacation shirt or Tacky Tourist


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Campus Character Rings!

This week's weekly winner is.......GREEN RING!!!

A store will be open at Rally for the purchase of additional ring gear! Please see the flyer below and a copy will also be sent home with your student. Get your gear for the whole family!!

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Parent Volunteers- NEW ONLINE FORMS!! SO EASY!!!

It has been such a huge Blessing to have so many volunteers up at the school partnering with us!! Thank you to each of you that have signed up so far!!

Each week you will see links to sign up sheets for particular activities!


Current Attendance Percentage: 97.95%

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Attendance- Popsicles with Principals

We of course want to honor our students who come to school each and every day!

  • At the end of each grading period, everyone who has perfect attendance will get Popsicles with Principals the following Friday from 1-1:45.
  • At the end of the first semester, those with perfect attendance will receive a catered lunch. The kicker here...must not have any office referrals. Popsicles will Principals will be given for all students with perfect attendance in the 2nd grade period.
  • After the 3rd grading period, everyone who had perfect attendance the 3rd grading period will receive Popsicles with Principals.
  • At the end of the year, those with perfect attendance will go out to lunch. The kicker here...still must not have any office referrals. Popsicles will Principals will be given for all students with perfect attendance in the 4th grade period.

End of the Year Principal's Award

The criteria for the end of the Year Principal's award will still be as follows:

  • Perfect attendance = no absences and less than 10 tardies/early outs
  • All A's
  • All E's in Conduct

Continue to encourage your students to come to school each and every and do their very best!

What's happening in the library

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Check out an example of our morning Announcements

You can see them all posted on our campus youtube channel. We love that each of our students have the opportunity throughout the year to be "movie stars!"

Notes from Nurse Martin

Hearing and Vision Screenings have been completed.

If your child did not pass either screening you received a phone call (voicemail) from me and a referral form was sent home.

At this time all parents have been notified and referrals sent home.

If you did not hear from me and did not receive a referral, this means your child has passed both hearing and vision screenings.

MISD is looking for RN's, LVN's, EMT's or Paramedics to substitute at any one of our amazing campuses. Please contact for more information!

Upcoming Events at Baxter

Thursday, October 25th: Boosterthon FUN RUN! PARENTS WELCOME!!!

Friday, October 26th: Halloween Dance

Monday, October 29th: Book Fair begins

Monday, October 29th: Red Ribbon Week begins

Monday, October 29th: Parent Academy and PTO Meeting

Wednesday, October 31st: Fall Parties/ Students may wear costumes

Friday, November 2nd: Picture Retakes

PTO Newsletter

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Boo Stew Food Sign Up

Halloween Dance

The Dance is on October 26th from 7-9pm.

We also need donations of Oreo cookies, the Halloween ones if possible, you can send with your child or drop off in the front office.

Thank you for all your help and support, we greatly appreciate it!!!

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What's for Lunch?!

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2018-2019 School Calendar

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Upcoming Community Events

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