Buffett Bulletin

February 3, 2021

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Welcome to 5-Day In-Person Learning!

A 7:25 AM Drop Off is the Goal

With more students entering the building, the most ideal drop off time is 7:25 a.m. This is when staff starts their duty time. Teachers in the building will be able to help supervise students so they can safely space out.
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Want to Change from Remote to In-Person or Vice Versa?

We need it in writing!

Buffett parent/guardians may request a change from in-person to remote or vice versa. To request a change, email Deidre.Schukei@ops.org or Darci.Watkins@ops.org with a written request as soon as possible. Please include your Bobcat’s name in the request.

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Donations for Veterans!

Buffett's National Junior Honor Society students are adopting forty-five veterans (men and women) from the Eastern Nebraska Veterans' Home this semester. Each NJHS member is putting together a care package along with a written letter about themselves. If you would like to send extra donations to Buffett for the veteran baskets, please drop items off at the front office anytime between now and March 19th. We will add all donations to the baskets! The baskets will be delivered to the veterans in early April!


Thank you for supporting our cause!

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Progress Reports are Coming Home!

We are halfway through the third quarter already! Progress reports will be mailed home the middle of next week. Check your mailboxes. Reach out to the teachers with specific class questions.
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Attention 5th-8th Graders!

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Omaha Public Library Writing Contest!

OPL is hosting a Virginia Frank Memorial Writing Contest. The Virginia Frank Memorial Writing Contest is held each year in the spring to recognize the creative writing talent of area students in grades 5-8. Students must submit an original work of fiction under 750 words that features a character from a book they have read on their own and enjoyed. Stories can expand on the original story's plot or take the characters on a new adventure, there are no limitations!


Each winner receives a cash prize and certificate, is recognized in a ceremony at the library, and has their story published on the library website. The school libraries of each winning student are also recognized with a matching cash prize. Click here for all the contest information!

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iPads and Your Return to In-Person Learning

Charging your iPad nightly is the best thing you can do to ensure your success at school. Rooms are equipped with power strips, but they tend to fill up quickly. Do yourself a favor and charge regularly and always have your OPS charger with you.


Also, please remember to always carry your iPad in your backpack or school issued bag.

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Mark Your Calendars!

Remote Learning Conferences are Feb. 24-25. These conferences will be held via Teams much like they were in the fall. Please be on the lookout for sign-ups links that will be emailed on Feb. 11.
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Scholastic Picture Retakes RESCHEDULED

Buffett is offering picture retakes for students that missed the original date or who would like to try again!


The new date for the retake is February 11th. Here's a link from Tracy Wernsman that was emailed to sign up for retakes or make-ups, if you would like.

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Skills Development


7th and 8th graders: We have boys athletic conditioning on Mondays and Thursdays and girls' basketball skills development on Tuesday and Fridays after school starting February 2nd. It's not too late to get involved! Stop in the main office for forms ! GO Bobcats!

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Upcoming Events

Picture Retakes

Thursday, Feb. 11th, 12:30pm

14101 Larimore Avenue

Omaha, NE

Presidents' Day: No School

Monday, Feb. 15th, 7am-4pm

14101 Larimore Avenue

Omaha, NE

Remote Parent/Teacher Conferences

Wednesday, Feb. 24th, 4pm to Thursday, Feb. 25th, 7pm

This is an online event.

Spring Break: No School

Monday, March 8th, 7am to Friday, March 12th, 4pm

14101 Larimore Avenue

Omaha, NE

Professional Development Day: No School

Friday, April 2nd, 7am-4pm

14101 Larimore Avenue

Omaha, NE