A family Newsletter: Week of October 23rd
Golden Nuggets from the Counselor
Red Ribbon is Here!!
66% of children who abuse prescription drugs get them from family or friends.
Here are some guidelines for prescription drug abuse prevention:
LOCK YOUR MEDS- prevent your kids from abusing your own medication by securing your meds in places your children cannot access
TAKE INVENTORY- Download your Home Inventory Card at www.lockyourmeds.org. This is an easy way to keep track of your meds.
EDUCATE YOURSELF AND YOUR CHILDREN- Learn about the mostly commonly abused prescription meds and share with dangers with your children.
SET CLEAR RULES AND MONITOR BEHAVIOR- Express disapproval of using prescription drugs without a prescription.
PASS IT ON- Share what you know and have learned with others. Help be a change agent for a drug-free society.
PROPER DISPOSAL OF OLD AND UNUSED MEDICATIONS- Visit www.lockyourmeds.org for guidelines for disposal.
The NED Show will present to our students on Monday at 1:30.
Baxter's Hub- Nancy Robertson, Library Media Specialist
A new and exciting reading challenge for third, fourth, and fifth grade students is here! The MidloReads Challenge will encourage students to read books recommended by the MISD Library Media Specialists (LMS), earn badges for their reading, and even display their accomplishments during a district-wide reading celebration in April 2018!
What's Happening at Baxter?!
Upcoming Events and Activities
Monday, 10/23: Red Ribbon Week Begins: Red Ribbon Day- Wear Red
The Ned Show
Tuesday, 10/24: Turn your back on drugs- Wear your clothes backwards
Wednesday, 10/25: From my head to my toes, I'm drug free- Wear crazy socks and a hat
Thursday, 10/26: Picture Retakes; Boo Stew Lunch; Give Drugs the Boot- wear your boots
Friday, 10/27: PTO Halloween Dance 7-9pm; Our school chooses to be drug free- wear your school shirt
Monday, 10/30: United we stand against Bullying- wear red, white, and blue
Tuesday, 10/31: Fall Parties; Say Boo to Bullying and Drugs- wear appropriate halloween costume
Wednesday, 11/1: Baxter Belles after school in the library until 4pm; Donuts with Dad at 7am in the cafe
Thursday, 11/2: Spirit Night at Schlotzkys 4-9pm
Friday, 11/3: Christmas shirt orders due
Wednesday, 11/8: Muffins with Mom at 7am in the cafe
Monday, 11/13: PTO Meeting in the cafe at 6:30pm, Turkey feathers for sale
Friday, 11/17: Thanksgiving Feast during our lunches
Fall Party Schedule
Pre-K- 9:00am in the cafe
1st Grade - 1:45pm
2nd Grade - 1:15pm
3rd Grade - 10:15am
4th Grade - 11:00am
5th Grade- 9:30am