September 27, 2023
Go. Grow. Know. Show.
This week we have been all about the "show" when it comes to our year's theme. I wanted this week's bulletin to show you all of the amazing things happening at Buffett Middle. The past two weeks you have gotten some email communications from me that may give a perception that is VERY different from what we get to experience each day in the building.
Our Bobcats are growing and thriving:
- In the classroom, we observe best practices in up-to-date teaching methods.
- On the field/trails/court, we see great sportsmanship and full rosters due to our student/athletes maintaining their grades and positive behaviors.
- In the hallways, students are showing good decision-making and minimal tardies to each class.
- Through the lunch line, our students are using good manners and getting better at cafeteria expectations.
- Our clubs and activities are continuing to grow each day, come up with new ideas to help benefit our students and school, and give more students opportunities to get involved.
We are loving the start to the 23-24 school year. Our Bobcats continue to go, grow, know, and show our community how wonderful it is to be at Buffett each and every day.
Julia Pick, Principal
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🙌 BOBCAT CELEBRATIONS 🙌
Celebrating the Sports, Academics, & Clubs, Clubs, Clubs!
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Fall MAP testing for ELA and Math classes is complete. You will receive MAP scores at Fall Conferences.
Some questions to ask of your student:
- How does this year's score compare to last year?
- What RIT score is your grade level norm?
- Did you focus and read questions carefully? Did you do your best?
MAP testing for Science classes will occur the first couple weeks of Oct. Talk to your student about what day their class is testing!
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Congratulations, Say Yay!
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1st Quarter ends on October 6th. This is the perfect opportunity to log into Parent Portal to check your child's grades, missing assignments, etc. Quarter grades will be printed and available at conferences.
Conferences are being held on Oct. 17 and 18th from 3:30-7:00. Please use the links below to sign up for a conference time through your student's homeroom teacher.
- You only sign up for a time with the homeroom teacher.
- You will be able to see any teacher you need to at your conference time.
- Be prepared to add a little time to your visit to trade out your student's iPad.
Picture Retake Day - October 4
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🎯 CONNECTIONS TO OUR SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT PLAN 🎯
MTSS-B Essential Features
expectations are taught, practiced, and reviewed continually through the use of descriptive feedback? In fact, students receive school-wide weekly lessons on expectations during Bobcat Den. During faculty workshop on Monday this week, teachers focused on finding areas of growth and areas to celebrate. Grade level teams worked together to Prevent, Teach, Recognize, and Correct behavior.
How RULER for Families Works
The goal of RULER for families it to connect students to the work being accomplished within the school and create a shared language between school and home. This week students are learning about the mood meter in Bobcat Den class.
"When all people in a school community embrace the idea that 'emotions matter,' when they become more skilled with their emotions and in their interactions, and when schools and homes become warmer, safer, and more supportive spaces--this is when educators, students, and their families thrive."
-Marc Brackett, PhD Founding Director of the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence
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🗞️ NEWS FOR BOBCATS 🗞️
🐾 Home Sporting Events
We have our three home sporting events left this week. Please check your email or catch the QR code to sign up to cheer on our volleyball and football teams on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. You must have your student ID to attend. You also must arrange for a ride home. You are not able to sign up for the late if you are a spectator at home events. The link closes at 3pm today. Any questions, please reach out Ms. Aggen.
🐾 Living the Dream Competition
Calling all talented 7th and 8th grade Bobcats! The City of Omaha is preparing for the 6th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. "Living the Dream" student competition. The competition categories include short essay, poetry, vocal music, instrumental music and dance. Winners receive trophies and cash prizes. Last year, we had three students compete-one of which won first place in the vocal music category! Entries are due by November 17th. Email Ms. Howe for more information.
🐾 Yearbook Announcement
Yearbook announcement: 8th graders: Don't forget to ask your parents to take out an ad for you in the yearbook! The back of the yearbook are special pages designated just for 8th graders! Hop online at Walsworth.com and click on Buy a yearbook/ad at the top or click on Buy a yearbook on the Buffett Bulletin that goes out every week by Mrs. Pick. Parents design and pay for it online! We want to see the memories of 8th graders!
Everyone – Yearbooks are for sale for $35. After holiday break – they go up so get 'em now!
🐾 Writing Club
Writing Club is meeting next Wednesday in C119 until 4:30. New members are welcome.
🐾 NJHS Meeting
NJHS is meeting on Friday, October 6, in the Library until 4:15. Wear your Student Ambassador t-shirts to school to show our unity.
🐾 School Store
Monday- 6th grade may visit
Tuesday- 7th grade may visit
Wednesday- Store closed for read across Buffett
Thursday- 8th grade may visit
Friday- RAFFLE day! We will draw names from paper bucks and digital bucks- at random- for students to earn free stuff😊
Bobcats: please make sure you have permission from your teacher and ID when visiting the school store.
🐾 Late Bus Sign-Ups
Attention all students who are staying after school for athletics practices and tryouts. You need to make sure to sign up for the late bus if you qualify to ride one after school. Please sign up no later than 10am.