Buffalo Family Bulletin

March

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News and Reminders


  • Rezoning Information: Klein ISD is rezoning elementary attendance zones at this time. HERE is the website where you can stay up-to-date with information.


  • Jackets and Lunchboxes: Please put your students' names in all jackets and lunchboxes! That way if they are lost at school, they can be returned.


  • Absences: Please send a note (doctor or parent) within 5 days of your student returning to school. Notes may be turned in to the teacher or office, emailed to the teacher or office staff, or submitted through Skyward Family Access.


  • Peach Jar: Please make sure that you are receiving electronic flyers, as that is our primary source of communication again this year. If you are not currently receiving them, visit their website and sign up manually. You can also opt out of certain types of flyers to lesson the number coming to your inbox. We suggest you at least accept school and PTO flyers so that you don't miss any important news.

Thanks to our January Watch D.O.G.S.!!!

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Upcoming Dates

Please check school website for additional dates, as they are subject to change


  • 3/3: Spring Creek BBQ Night (5-9 p.m.)
  • 3/3: Dyslexia Parent Night (6-8 p.m. at Klein Multipurpose Center)
  • 3/4: Read-a-thon day! Wear your pajamas (during the school day)
  • 3/5: General PTO meeting (6-7 p.m.)
  • 3/9-13: Spring Break
  • 3/17: 4th Grade Wunderlich Farm field trip day 1 (Arnold, Clough, Gonzalez, Wallin)
  • 3/18: 5th grade panoramic picture
  • 3/19: Wunderlich Farm field trip day 2 (Leamon, Dhukka, McElveen, E. Paz)
  • 3/19: Coffee with the Counselors (6-7 p.m.) - Focus on internet safety
  • 3/20: Report cards go home
  • 3/26: PTO Aerodome spirit night
  • 3/30: Spring Pictures and Class Pictures
  • 3/31: Ready, Set, Kindergarten! (new name for Kinder Roundup) (5-7 p.m.)
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Ready, Set, Kindergarten!

This year's traditional "Kindergarten Roundup" is named Ready, Set, Kinder and will be held at Blackshear on March 31st from 5-7 p.m.


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Pre-K Registration

Klein ISD is so pleased to offer full-day Pre-K to eligible families for the 2020-2021 school year! Click on the flyer below for more information and registration information. Registration will take place at the same time as Ready, Set, Kinder (March 31st from 5-7 p.m.)


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Looking Ahead - STAAR Testing Dates

Please do your best to avoid appointments and travel on these designated state testing dates. Also we will be a closed campus on these dates.


3rd Grade

  • May 12 - Math
  • May 13 - Reading


4th Grade

  • April 7 - Writing
  • May 12 - Math
  • May 13 - Reading


5th Grade

  • April 7 - Math
  • April 8 - Reading
  • May 14 - Science
  • May 12 - Math retest
  • May 13 - Reading retest

Counselor's Corner

Teddy Bear Drive: We hosted our 2nd annual teddy bear drive February 10-14. Our buffaloes collected 106 Teddy Bear’s were brought in to benefit children in the hospital! Kindergarten was the winner of our Teddy Bear Challenge with a total of 38 bears for the week.


Dyslexia Parent Night: Need more information about students with Dyslexia? Join us at the Klein Multipurpose Center on March 3rd from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. for facts, questions, answers, and ways to help your student be successful.


Klein Serves: We are in need of volunteers! Klein is hosting a large scale volunteer day where students and families will have an opportunity to give back to the community. The event will be Saturday, March 28, 2020, from 7:30 a.m to 12:00 p.m. at Klein Cain. If your student(s) would like to participate, please sign up here! https://kleinisd.net/familynet/families/klein_family_serves.


Coffee with Counselors: March 19th join your Blackshear Counselors from 6:00-7:00 in the library to talk about internet safety for our students!


Preparing for Upcoming STAAR testing:

STAAR testing is right around the corner. That means that students across Texas are getting ready for a state-mandated exam that’s designed to measure college and career readiness, based on a student’s mastery of skills in reading, writing, math, and science. The awareness of an upcoming “big” test has a varied effect on students. Some see this opportunity to show off how much they’ve learned, some students become quite worried, and some are unfazed one way or another. Students who fall into the worried category might exhibit “testing anxiety” that can lead to behavior issues and struggles with test performance, even when the student is adequately prepared.


What causes test anxiety?
The expectation that students will not do well on the test, not being prepared, and worrying about past tests, how others are doing on the test, and what might happen if they fail.

How does your body feel?
“Butterflies” in your stomach, stomach pains, or nausea, headache, tense muscles, sweating, shaking.

How to overcome test anxiety
Be prepared, study early (you’ve been studying all year long for this), learn and use memory cues, write down any formulas you might need before you start the test so that you don’t worry about forgetting them.

Be comfortable
Wear comfortable clothes, dress in layers so that you won't be too hot or too cold. If possible, get up and stretch occasionally (go to the restroom, get a drink of water, or take a walk), or change positions in your seat.

Encourage yourself
Maintain a positive attitude when studying and while taking the test. Use positive reinforcement – tell yourself, "I can do this!"

Relax
Don't panic! Avoid talking to other students who are nervous or saying negative things, visualize a peaceful setting, take deep breaths, relax your muscles, take your time, skip questions you don't know and come back to them later, don't worry about how fast other people are going
and use your time wisely.

Take care of yourself
Eat a healthy breakfast, avoid caffeinated drinks and other foods that increase anxiety, get a good night's sleep (8-10 hours), and get regular exercise for a few days before taking the test.


S-stay focused

T-take small breaks

A-answer carefully

A-always use strategies

R-review your work

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