Buffett Bulletin

May 8, 2019

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Year End Events and Procedures

Laptop Check-in May 16-21st

Students will turn their laptops in on the following dates:
  • 5th Grade-May 16
  • 6th Grade-May 17
  • 8th Grade-May 20
  • 7th Grade-May 21

Students will be brought by their ELA teachers as classes to turn in their items.

All students except 8th grade will be given back their bags to store at home for the summer. Students will bring their bags to Orientation Night in the fall to pick up their laptop.

Final Chance for 2018-19 Yearbooks!

Have you ordered your student’s 2018-19 yearbook yet? Advance sales will end on Friday, May 10, 2019. Quantities are limited, so guarantee your yearbook today!

You can purchase a yearbook in the following ways:

  • Purchase online with a debit or credit card by going to the following website: https://wpcgo.yearbookforever.com/m70LI There is a $2.25 service charge for online orders that will be added at checkout.


  • Provide the Buffett office with a check or cash for $40.00 Checks should be made out to Buffett Middle School.

Students can verify if they have ordered a yearbook by checking the lists posted by the restrooms in their team area hallway.

Yearbooks will be distributed on Monday, May 20th!

Email questions to Jaime Christensen at jaime.christensen@ops.org

Late Buses End May 10th

Late Bus service will end on Friday, May 10th.

No athletics, clubs or activities will meet outside the school day after this date.

8th Grade Recognition Night!

Buffett's annual 8th Grade Recognition Night will be held on Thursday, May 16th, at 6:30 pm. Come a little early, as there will be treats, music, and photos in the commons before the ceremony begins.

This ceremony is for ALL 8th grade students. Join us to celebrate and send off our 8th graders in style.

Library Book Deadline

All library materials are due back to the library by May 15th. Students should check their LS2 accounts to see if they have library books checked out and return them. Overdue books and/or fines are cleared when the books are returned.

Any questions? Please contact Mrs. Campbell at victoria.campbell@ops.org or at 531-299-7591.

After school library hours end on May 9th.

Final Exam Schedule

Students should be prepared to take final exams or present project presentations on the following dates:

  • May 21st and 22nd - Grades 5, 6, 7
  • May 20th and 21st - Grade 8

Last Student Day is WEDNESDAY, May 22nd!

Students will not have access to their lockers during the last two days of school, Tuesday and Wednesday May 21st & 22nd. All materials/supplies will be sent home by Monday, May 20th.

For the last two days of school, students may bring their cell phones but they must be turned off/powered off and remain in the student's possession. No other electronics or devices should be brought to school. Any items brought to school will be labeled and kept in the team areas. Lunches will either be carried or left with their 5/6 or 7/8 teachers. Students may bring a pen/pencil for finals.

Athletic Physicals for 2019-2020

All incoming 7th graders are required by the state of Nebraska to have a physical completed after March 1, 2019. This physical can also be used for students interested in participating in athletics for the 2019-2020 school year. Forms will be going home soon for current 6th grade students.

Students in the 8th grade for the 2019-2020 school year wanting to participate in athletics will need to have a current physical completed AFTER May 1, 2019.

Last Chance for Lost & Found

Be sure to check out the over-flowing Lost & Found area during these last weeks of school. All items that are left after May 23rd will be donated.
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Canned Food Drive Next Week!

A group of Honors Special Projects students are coordinating a canned food drive for the Lydia House. The group chose to do this as an extension of their Global Goals project. HSP was learning about the 17 Global Goals, and one is to eradicate hunger. The students wanted to create direct change in their community from what was learned.

The canned food drive will run May 13th-May 17th. Students are to put the canned and non-perishable food in their team area in the designated bin. The winning team's leader will pie Mr. CK in the face!

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Spirit Week Road Trip

Bobcat Nation recently took a road trip for Spirit Week. Student Council organized the fun-filled week with a destination theme for each day. The trip began on Monday, in Nebraska, of course. Tuesday's destination was sunny Hawaii, then we headed to Washington D.C. on Wednesday. Thursday, the road trip headed to Oregon before coming back home to Buffett on Friday!
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Follow Us On Instagram!

Buffett now has an Instagram account! Be sure to follow us at @buffettmagnet_ops for the latest and greatest updates and photos from Bobcat Nation!
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Summer Mural Project Planned

The large graphic above the Community Room is going to be replaced by a professionally painted mural this summer. This will be one of the first things that greets people as they enter our building.

We want your input! What would you like to see in the mural? What are the most important things about our school to put on display? Please send any ideas to megan.thompson@ops.org.

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Kaneko Summer Camps in Omaha

Code Ninjas Omaha Metro area

Lauritzen Gardens in Omaha

Fontanelle Forest in Bellevue, NE

Creighton Prep Summer Innovation Camp

Camp Shakespeare at UNO

Joslyn Museum Summer programs

Omaha Community Playhouse summer programs

Omaha School of Rock summer program

FineLines creative writing summer program

Henry Doorly Zoo summer programs

Camp Invention various locations all over Nebraska

METRO college for kids

Durham Museum summer program

Peter Kiewet, UNO Summer camps

Strategic Air Command summer camps

Young Nebraska Scientist Camps at UNK

Outdoor Education Summer programs across Nebraska

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Important Links

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Upcoming Events

NJHS Meeting

Thursday, May 9th, 3-4pm

14101 Larimore Avenue

Omaha, NE

7th/8th Chorus Concert

Thursday, May 9th, 7pm

14101 Larimore Avenue

Omaha, NE

City Track @ Bryan High

Friday, May 10th, 9am

4700 Giles Road

Omaha, NE

6th/7th/8th Band Concert

Tuesday, May 14th, 7pm

14101 Larimore Avenue

Omaha, NE

8th Grade Recognition Night

Thursday, May 16th, 6:30pm

14101 Larimore Avenue

Omaha, NE

Last Day of School

Wednesday, May 22nd, 7:45am

14101 Larimore Avenue

Omaha, NE