Buffett Bulletin

May 18, 2022

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Join Us Tomorrow Night!

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Sokolof Outstanding Jewish Teacher Award Winner!

A huge congratulations to Ms. Haber, a 5th grade English Language Arts teacher and Student Council advisor at Buffett, for winning the Sokolof Outstanding Jewish Teacher Award for 2022!

Each year, the Phil and Ruth Sokolof Honor Roll Fund presents an annual $10,000 award to a

Jewish teacher currently teaching in the Omaha metropolitan area (who has been teaching

at least 3 years). This award recognizes outstanding contributions as a teacher and mentor to the education and overall achievements of his/her students.

Congratulations to Ms. Haber!

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End-of-Year Reminders

Yearbook Distribution

Students who purchased a yearbook will receive them on Wednesday, May 25th. Students will have an opportunity to sign yearbooks during Bobcat Den. Yearbooks need to go home and not return to school after May 25.

Still want to purchase a yearbook? There is a limited quantity of yearbooks remaining. Students can purchase a yearbook for $40 in the front office now through the end of the school year.

Additional Information about the Last Week of School

  • Last student day is May 27
  • NO BACKPACKS: Thursday and Friday, May 26th and 27th
  • Cell phones will remain OFF and in a student’s pocket or purse
  • Only items allowed at school are an iPad and a pencil/pen for finals
  • Only small purses needed for personal items and lunch bags will be allowed to stay with students and will be checked for content
  • Leave electronics (air pods, earbuds, etc.) at home. AirPods/earbuds will be collected at the doors if brought to school.
  • Student will sign in and sign out every time he/she leaves a classroom
  • Teachers will collect textbook fine money before students leave on May 27th

Final Exam Schedule:

Grades 5-6-7 Thursday and Friday, May 26 and May 27

Grade 8 Wednesday and Thursday, May 25 and May 26

Report cards will be sent home by U.S. mail within ten days after the end of the school year.

Library Books at Home?

Start looking through your bookshelves for Buffett Library books! Ms. Campbell, Buffett's Librarian, is eager to collect all missing/late checkouts so we can update the fees and fines on student accounts and restock our shelves for next year. Thank you for your attention on this!
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Student Council and PTO End-of-Year Fun!

More information about the 7th & 8th Grade Dances

Theme for the dances: NEON!

7th grade dance: Friday, May 13th

8th grade dance: Friday, May 20th

  • Both dances will take place during block 7/8
  • 7th and 8th graders will flip their block 3/4 and 7/8 classes to make this happen on May 13
  • No changes to the schedule will take place on May 20
  • All belongings will remain in the students' block 5/6 classrooms
  • Students will dismiss from the dances at 2:50 to retrieve their belongings
  • Concessions will be available for purchase-bring cash
  • Board games will also be in the cafeteria for students not wanting to dance
  • All students are expected to follow the Buffett High Five: Be Kind, Be Trustworthy, Be Safe, Be Hardworking, and Be Your Best
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8th Grade FunPlex

8th grade students and parents: Our end of the year celebration will take place on Friday, May 27 at FunPlex! Your permission slip and $20 is due to your Bobcat Den teacher by Thursday, May 19. We are so excited to celebrate your Bobcat years at Buffett with you. Please reach out to your 8th grade teachers or Ms. Aggen with any questions.
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Attention 7th Graders!

Next year, you will have the opportunity to go to New York City with your classmates! Your 8th grade trip will take place over Spring Break 2023. If you are interested in the trip, please e-mail Mr. Miller at thomas.miller@ops.org.
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Awesome Happenings at Buffett

City Track

Congratulations to the Bobcats who participated in the OPS Track City Championship last week!

The girls track team finished as a runner-up to Davis in both 7th and 8th grade at the OPS Track City Championships.

Medals and City Champions include:

Aniyah S.--high jump

Hushai Y.--triple jump

Kaylnn L.--300 hurdles

8th grade 4x400 team of: Hushai Y., Paige B., Kalynn L., & Lucy F.


Tory P:100, 200, 4x1 Relay, Sprint Medley Relay

Sonny H: 4x1 Relay, Sprint Medley Relay

Carson R: 4x1 Relay, Sprint Medley Relay

JaRon F: 4x1 Relay

Cole H: Sprint Medley Relay

Wesley F: Shot Put


Ronan H: 400, 4x4 Relay

Brayden P: 4x4 Relay, Sprint Medley Relay

Christian B: Discus

Ben D: 4x4 Relay

Ronan C: 4x4 Relay

Broden K: Sprint Medley Relay

Kaprice K: Sprint Medley Relay

Jordan U: Sprint Medley Relay

Congratulations to all!

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Fermi Mathletes

Congratulations to the following students for their hard work this year in Fermi Math League. Two teams took home medals and trophies. The Ice Breathing Dinosaurs took home 2nd place and the Fermi Falcons took home 3rd place overall for the middle level. Congratulations to all teams!

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Adventureland Band Trip

Buffett, Davis, Morton, and Beveridge headed to Des Moines, Iowa, last weekend to perform at Adventureland Park for their opening day. The students performed "Soaring" and "Dinosaurs". After the performance, the students enjoyed some fun at the park!
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5th Grade Band, Strings, and Chorus Performance

Last night, 5th grade musicians rocked the house with their end of the year performances for Chorus, Strings, and Band. What a delight to see their improvement over the school year.
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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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Bobcat Wins NJHS Outstanding Achievement Award

We’re proud to announce that, Katie B., has been selected as an NJHS Outstanding Achievement Award recipient for Nebraska. Katie will receive $500 in a 529 college savings account to be applied toward her higher education. Recipients are chosen based on their demonstrated work to support the five pillars of NJHS: scholarship, service, leadership, character, and citizenship. She has clocked in over 80 hours of service to our school and the surrounding community this year.

She has set the precedent for our future Bobcat leaders. She is the epitome of what it means to Be Your Best! Join us in congratulating Katie on her accomplishments!

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Community Resource Spotlight

Community Resource Spotlight

Leanna Johnston, Buffett School Social Worker

Local support groups

CHI Health Parent Support Group- Contact Sheila at (402) 572-2040, or Sheila.StAmant@alegent.org6901 N. 72nd Street, conference room- Immanuel Hospital-lower level of the NE side For caregivers of children with mental health needs. Grief’s Journey- (402) 502-2773, 7811 Farnam Drive Grief’s Journey is a non-profit organization created to address the needs of grieving children and their families. Offering in-person and online support groups. www.thecollectiveforhope.org

Parents without Partners- Underwood Hills Presbyterian Church- (402) 397-4318, 851 N. 74th Street 68114 “Single parent” is anyone who is either the natural or adoptive parent of a child and is single as a result of divorce, death or having never been married. Call for additional information.

Raising Your Grandchildren- Nebraska Children’s Home Society- (402) 451-0787, 3549 Fontenelle Blvd. Join other grandparents for an evening group featuring support, resources and parenting strategies.


Survivors of Loved Ones to Suicide- (SOLOS) St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church- (402)739-9899, 925 S. 84th St. Support system created for late teens and adults who have lost a loved one to suicide. Meets the second Tuesday of every month from 7:00-8:00.

Looking for additional support group options?


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Camp Offerings

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Student Announcements

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Upcoming Events

8th Grade Recognition Night

Thursday, May 19th, 6-7:30pm

14101 Larimore Avenue

Omaha, NE

Event will take place in the gymnasium.

Band Performance 6-8

Tuesday, May 24th, 7-8pm

14101 Larimore Avenue

Omaha, NE

Last Student Day

Friday, May 27th, 7am-3pm

14101 Larimore Avenue

Omaha, NE

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