Baxter Buzz

A family Newsletter: Week of October 29th


Come to learn about the Safety and Security efforts of Midlothian ISD and Baxter Elementary! John Matthews, the District's Safety and Security Consultant, as well as Officer Pereida, the Campus Safety Security Resource Officer, will be here to share about the efforts taken this school year to ensure the safety of our students and staff.

Baxter's Best Fun Run!!!

WOW!!! Are yall tired!?!! It has been an amazing, fun, busy week but we have had THE BEST TIME!!!!

Thank you all so much for all your hard work helping your students raise money for our school! We raised a little over $19K!! Pledging will remain open through the weekend if there are any last minute people that want to give to your student.

I hope you all felt like this was a better fundraising opportunity for our school without selling items!! The character building huddles each day and the energy brought by the boosterthon team was outstanding and really contributed to the culture we strive to create here at Baxter Elementary! Please email me if you have any suggestions for adjustments for next year!

We like to have fun but we do a lot of learning TOO!!!

Check out the pictures below from the 5th Grade Biography Gallery Walk!! The kids did an amazing job and got to share their learning with other students in the school! #buildingleaders

Kindergarten Heart to Heart Program

Each year our kinder friends visit a variety of nursing homes and build relationships with new friends. This is such an amazing opportunity for our students to see the world outside of our school and friendships that can be made anywhere. There is so much joy in the pictures below!!
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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!!

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

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; Box Tops due

Thursday, November 1st: Spirit Night at DQ 5-9pm

Friday, November 2nd: Picture Retakes

PTO Newsletter

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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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