A Family Newsletter: Week of May 21st
The Countdown is ON!!
Please have your students bring their ipad, charger, and brick (the block that the charger fits into) on Monday, May 21st. Students will not be bringing home their ipads after Monday. They will still be using them in the classrooms but the District collection process will begin. After summer maintenance, the students will be receiving their same ipad back in the fall!
Same Great Baxter, All New Look!!
Grade Level Awards Dates and Times
Kindergarten: 12:15pm in Kinder classrooms
1st Grade: 8:45am
2nd Grade: 1:30pm
Wednesday, May 30th:
3rd Grade: 9:30am
4th Grade: 8:15am
Thursday, May 31st:
5th Grade: 8:30am
Winners of the Remax Art Contest
Abby Randall & Baylee Bentle
Gabby Daggett & Serenity Davis
Baylie & Kaylee
Keira Hollett & Zoey
Chloe Waytasczyk & Ashlyn S
Sarah Smith & Allison Schumacher
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
Friday, May 18th: NO SCHOOL
Tuesday, May 22nd: 4th Grade Field Trip
Wednesday, May 23rd: Principal's Luncheon
Friday, May 25th: Field Day
Monday, 28th: NO SCHOOL
Wednesday: Early Release
Thursday: Early Release- School is out for the SUMMER!!!