Baxter Buzz

A Family Newsletter: Week of May 21st

The Countdown is ON!!

I know everyone is counting down the days until Summer! I can't believe we are already to that point!! These last few weeks are full of fun and exciting things for our students! Remember, No School this Friday!


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!!

Thanks to the bond, beginning on June 1st Baxter will be receiving a refresh remodel to the entire campus! As sad as it is, the long time paneling will be covered with brand new tile and sheetrock. We will also be receiving all new flooring and an open concept library collaboration space will be created. This place is going to be gorgeous!!! And to make it even sweeter, all classrooms will also receive brand new flexible seating options for our teachers and students! We are very thankful to our School Board, Administration, Parents and the community for this amazing opportunity!!! We can't wait to showcase it in the fall!!

Grade Level Awards Dates and Times

Tuesday, May 29th:

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

Kindergarten:

Abby Randall & Baylee Bentle


1st Grade:

Gabby Daggett & Serenity Davis


2nd Grade:

Baylie & Kaylee


3rd Grade:

Keira Hollett & Zoey


4th Grade:

Chloe Waytasczyk & Ashlyn S


5th Grade:

Sarah Smith & Allison Schumacher

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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

    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!!!

    NEWS from the PTO

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    Need Canvas Help?!!

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