Baxter Buzz

A Family Newsletter: Week of February 27th

Golden Nuggets from the Counselor

Nobody Likes Me! Nobody Likes Me!

Whether it’s one friend or twenty, friendships are essential for healthy development. While you cannot choose your child’s friends, you can help your child by:

☺ Providing lots of opportunities to socialize with other children.

☺ Being alert to any differences or inappropriate social skills that might cause difficulties.

☺ Teaching/coaching how to get along with other children.

☺ Involving your child in activities where he or she can feel accepted.

☺ Encouraging volunteerism.

☺ Asking teachers and other adults for assistance.

☺ Finding a social skills group with school or community counselors.

☺ Making your home open to other children; be a “taxi driver.”

☺ Being a good role model of social skills.

☺ Getting professional help if problems persist.

© Practical Parent Education. All rights reserved.

Gifted and Talented Referrals for Spring 2018

Midlothian ISD provides a program for students in K-12 who have been identified as exceptionally able. The Gifted and Talented Program at all levels is designed to provide opportunities to meet unique social, emotional, and intellectual needs of gifted and talented students. Referrals for the Gifted and Talented Program may be made by parents, teachers, students, counselors, or community members. Students may be referred each year, but prior testing data may be considered valid for 2 years.

Referral Windows for Spring 2018 Grades K-5

All other elementary referrals, grades 1-5, will be accepted from March 19, 2018 through March 30, 2018, with testing being conducted in April and May. Parents of 1st-5th grade students identified as Gifted and Talented will be notified in writing by May 31, 2018 in the final report card.

Parents may request a referral packet by contacting your child’s teacher or school counselor. If you have questions regarding referral or testing for the GT program, please contact your child’s counselor.

A Note from Nurse Martin

As you may know, the cold and flu season is upon us. In an effort to keep all of our students healthy, MISD continues to proactively deep clean to reduce the spread of both the cold and flu viruses. Most of our campus absences are due cold-related symptoms.

Below are a few tips to help keep our families healthy:

  • Wash hands in hot water for the length of time that it takes to sing Happy Birthday.
  • Keep students home if they are running a fever, and they may return to school after being fever-free for 24 hours.
  • Cough inside the elbow instead of covering your mouth with your hand to reduce the spread of germs.
  • Wipe down doorknobs, remote controls and other items that are frequently touched by family members with disinfectant.

Together, we can help keep our children healthy.

-The MISD Communications Team

Baxter's Hub- Nancy Robertson, Library Media Specialist

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What's Happening at Baxter?!

Upcoming Events and Activities

Monday, 02/26: Read Across America Week: CRAZY SOCK for Fox in Socks

Tuesday: 02/27: Read Across America Week: Oh The Places You'll go - wear a shirt that shows somewhere you've been

Wednesday: 02/28: Read Across America Week: Wacky Wednesday- Wear Crazy, backwards, mismatched clothing

Thursday, 03/01: Read Across America Week: Hat's off to Dr. Seuss-Wear a hat

5th Grade Music Program: "Destination America"

Friday, 03/02: Read Across America Week: Celebrating Dr. Seuss's birthday-Dress like a character from a Seuss book.

Monday, 03/05: Spirit Night at Beef O' Brady's from 6pm-9pm

Tuesday, 03/06: Math Pentathlon Game Night at Baxter from 6:00pm-7:30pm

Wednesday, 03/07: Baxter Belles until 4pm in the library

Tuesday, 03/20: Math Pentathlon Game Night at Baxter from 6:00pm-7:30pm

Friday, 03/23: Family BINGO Night

Mark your calendars for Big upcoming campus events later this spring:

March 12th-16th: Spring Break: No School!!

April 18th: 5th Grade Track Meet

May 25th: Field Day

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