A family Newsletter: Week of October 29th
PARENT ACADEMY: MONDAY, OCTOBER 29th
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!
Such a team player
Dunkin Dwayne got silly stringed by Mrs. Byler's 5th grade class for leading the way in pledges!!
Mr. Rogers took one for the team!
We met our first Fun Run goal so we surprised the kids AND Mr. Rogers with a few pies in the face! Such a great sport!
And then there's this...
Mr. Rogers had a comeback challenge if we met our 2nd goal....
Such a team player
Mr. Rogers took one for the team!
We like to have fun but we do a lot of learning TOO!!!
Kindergarten Heart to Heart Program
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.
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.
RED RIBBON WEEK DRESS UP DAYS:
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
Please note RED RIBBON WEEK is OCTOBER 29TH-NOVEMBER 2nd
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!!!
Each week you will see links to sign up sheets for particular activities!
Also, PLEASE SEE THE BACKGROUND FORM BELOW! It must be completed before you can volunteer! PLEASE PRINT AND RETURN TO THE FRONT OFFICE!
Current Attendance Percentage: 97.95%
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
Check out an example of our morning Announcements
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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