Buffett Bulletin

September 15, 2021

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Thank you for Coming to Open House!

Open House 21-22
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Procedure Changes to Attending Home Games

We are updating our procedures for students attending home sporting events to ensure a pleasant, positive, and safe environment for students, parents, and staff. The following are changes to our process:

  • Students are to sign up in advance to ensure adequate supervision. Only students on the game day list will be eligible to attend.
  • Students have a designated student section to cheer on Buffett athletes.
  • Students are to wear their lanyards throughout the game.
  • Students must provide their own transportation and are to be picked up by 4:45 PM to ensure all students get home safely.
  • Students will receive a confirmation email after they sign up.

Thank you for your support as we cheer on our wonderful athletes. Go Bobcats!

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Attention Parents! September PTO Meeting Invite

September 20th is the next PTO meeting. See the Zoom link below!


Buffett's PTO meets virtually each month from 6:30-7:30 pm. A Zoom meeting link is sent out prior to each meeting. Please join the PTO at their next meeting! Still need to join the PTO? Here's a link to the application form.



September 20 * November 22 * January 17 * March 21 * May 16

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Changes Approved for the 2021-2022 Academic Calendar

The Board of Education recently approved changes to the 2021-22 academic calendar. The calendar modifications include additional time for staff planning and professional development, which will benefit student learning. The new calendar shifts the following days to staff-only days where there will be no school for students:


  • Sept. 24, 2021 – Teacher Planning Day
  • Nov. 1, 2021 – Teacher Planning Day
  • February 4, 2022 – Curriculum Day
  • April 1, 2022 – Professional Development Day
  • April 15, 2022 – Teacher Planning Day
  • April 18, 2022 – Articulation Day


Click here to view and download the updated calendar.

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Student-Led Conferences

Student-Led Conferences are coming up on Oct. 13 and 14. Please be on the lookout for signing up for a conference time by the week of Sept. 27.


Omaha Public Schools encourages middle schools to utilize a student-led approach for conferences. Two powerful reasons to implement student-led conferences are:


  • To encourage students to take responsibility and ownership for their learning by involving them in the goal-setting and assessment process.
  • To engage families in richer, more transparent conversations about student progress.


When you attend student-led conferences, you can expect to be led through your student's reflection on their progress in each class by your student. They will be building a Powerpoint presentation to go through with you. Teachers will be available to answer any questions you have after you go through that process with your student as needed.


We look forward to seeing you and providing you support through this process. Please look to future Buffett Bulletins for more information as the conference dates approach.

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Congratulations to Buffett's Student Council Representatives!

5th Grade

6th Grade

7th Grade

8th Grade

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High Five Highlight

Buffett Middle School adopted five core values four years ago that we live and breathe every day at school. These values are called the Buffett High Five. They are Be Kind, Be Hardworking, Be Safe, Be Trustworthy, and Be Your Best.


This section of the bulletin will highlight one story featuring Buffett Bobcats staying true to these values.

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From the Cross Country Meet at Lewis and Clark

At the end of the boys' race, a Beveridge runner was well behind everyone else, almost a half mile behind the next closest finisher. A couple of Beveridge runners came up to encourage him the last quarter mile, but then two Buffett runners (Vanessa F. and Karsen C.) swooped in and really cheered him on. They bordered him, jogged by his side the rest of the way and really lit a fire underneath him to finish strong. He was smiling the last 100 yards, despite being in a bit of physical anguish.


This highlights the culture Cross Country creates in our student-athletes. It shows its spirit of competition, fair play, and comradery. But this example goes so far above and beyond that. It reflects who they are as people, which matters the most.


Vanessa and Karsen were shining examples of how to Be Kind at the Lewis & Clark Cross Country Meet!

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Code of Conduct: Access Parent Portal

Parent Portal is a great way to keep up on your child's grades at school. If you do not have a parent login, please email Darci.Watkins@ops.org to register.


Also, students have access to their grades! They check them weekly in Bobcat Den. Have your child pull up their grades from Infinite Campus right on their iPads and talk through them together.


Access the Code of Conduct here.

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I Love Public Schools Fundraiser

Have you heard? We’re raising money for Buffett's National Junior Honor Society and here’s how you can help! We’ve teamed up with Nebraska Loves Public Schools and created our very own Bobcat version of the I Love Public Schools t-shirt! The money raised will ensure that Buffett's NJHS charter continues at our school! NJHS provides our students with leadership opportunities and student input in the decisions at our school. Be on the look out for more information about how you can support the NJHS by pre-ordering your custom I Love Public Schools t-shirt starting October 1st!


Want to order a t-shirt?

It’s quick and easy to do:

● Visit iloveps.org/shop starting on October 1st

● Click on the limited edition section dropdown

● Find our school and start shopping

● Shirts will arrive 2 weeks after


Questions? Email Mrs. Howe for help

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Happy National Security Officer Appreciation Week

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For Parents: Check-in Rule Helps Teens Avoid Risk

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Note from Nurse Boyer

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Student Announcements

School-wide Word of the Week

Last week students started a school-wide focus on a word of the week in Bobcat Den. Everyday students will do a short activity with the word of the week. The word list is compiled of research proven words that will help students tackle complex texts, learn to read more closely, add to their vocabularies, improve speaking and listening skills, and become well-rounded learners.


The word of the week is EXPLICITLY which means state clearly.

Fall MAP Testing

Fall MAP testing started this week. Students will be taking the MAP test in their science, math, and ELA classes.


ELA is thisweek, Sept. 13-17.

Math will administer MAP, Sept. 20-24


Please send your student well rested and ready to do their best!


MAP scores will be distributed to parents with quarter one report cards at conferences in October.

Game Board Club

5th and 6th graders.....Board Game Club this Wednesday after school in room C108, email Ms. Cornett with any questions.

Fermi Math League

Fermi Math League meeting this week is changing from Thursday to Friday. teams are meeting in B119 from 3:10-4:10 with Mrs. Howe. Please remember to sign up for the late bus if you are a bus rider.

School ID Badges

If you have not received your ID badge yet, they should be arriving soon. Your Bobcat Den teacher will give them to you as soon as they get them.

LAUNCH Leadership Group

Are you a good leader? We are looking for Buffett students to start a LAUNCH leadership group that meets once a month to build their leadership skills and help change our world. Our first meeting is an invitation to a LAUNCH Live family event at Turner Park next Friday, September 24th from 5-9pm. Email Mrs. Howe if you would like more information!
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Upcoming Events

Cross Country Meet

Wednesday, Sep. 15th, 3:30pm

4606 Terrace Drive

Omaha, NE

Buffett, Davis, McMillan, Monroe, Beveridge, and Morton @ Morton

Volleyball Games

Wednesday, Sep. 15th, 3:30pm

14101 Larimore Avenue

Omaha, NE

Volleyball Games

Thursday, Sep. 16th, 3:30pm

14101 Larimore Avenue

Omaha, NE

Varsity & JV Buffett vs. Norris

JV Football

Thursday, Sep. 16th, 3:30pm

2235 South 46th Street

Omaha, NE

Buffett vs. Norris @ Norris

Varsity Football

Thursday, Sep. 16th, 3:30pm

14101 Larimore Avenue

Omaha, NE

Buffett vs. Norris @ Buffett

Varsity Volleyball

Friday, Sep. 17th, 3:30pm

5619 South 19th Street

Omaha, NE

Buffett vs. Marrs @Marrs

PTO Meeting

Monday, Sep. 20th, 6:30-7:30pm

Virtual

Zoom link will be sent out from PTO.

Volleyball Games

Tuesday, Sep. 21st, 3:30pm

14101 Larimore Avenue

Omaha, NE

Varsity & JV Buffett vs. Bryan Middle

Cross Country Invitational

Wednesday, Sep. 22nd, 3:30pm

8210 South 42nd Street

Bellevue, NE

Buffett, McMillan, Hale, King, Monroe, Davis, Bryan, L&C, Beveridge, Marrs, Morton, and Norris @ Bryan Middle

Varsity Volleyball

Thursday, Sep. 23rd, 3:30pm

4606 Terrace Drive

Omaha, NE

Varsity only Buffett vs. Morton

JV Football

Thursday, Sep. 23rd, 3:30pm

8050 North 129th Avenue

Omaha, NE

Buffett vs. Davis @ Davis

Varsity Football

Thursday, Sep. 23rd, 3:30pm

14101 Larimore Avenue

Omaha, NE

Buffett vs. Beveridge @ Buffett

No School: Teacher Planning Day

Friday, Sep. 24th, 7am-4:30pm

14101 Larimore Avenue

Omaha, NE

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