Baxter Buzz

A family Newsletter: Week of December 17th

RING TEAM SERVICE PROJECTS ON DECEMBER 20TH!!!

Each of our Ring Teams will be completing service projects on Thursday, December 20th!! More details will be coming home in folders in they have not already. Below are graphics of what each ring will be doing!! We are so proud of the ownership that each of our students are taking in this opportunity to give to others!

Black Ring Service Project

Mr. Carillo, Army Master Sergeant, came to speak to the Black Ring about the kinds of letters newly deployed and troops need for students to write and the powerful impact it has on each of them when they receive them.
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EARLY RELEASE ON FRIDAY!!

Early Release on Friday, December 21st at 1:15 pm!


The school will be closed from December 24th-January 8th!


We will be excited to see all the students back on January 9th, 2019!!

https://youtu.be/UOI4mpsZ5k8
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2nd Grade Trade Days

Trade days is an event that 2nd grade puts on each year that allows them to put into practice the key concepts of economics and financial literacy that are a part of their curriculum. Students learn about needs/wants, goods/services, producers/consumers, and related topics. Check out a few of the cute examples below of the commercials they created to advertise their products.
https://youtu.be/gnncywne2QU
https://youtu.be/BWP-yZ-Xl8s
https://youtu.be/Oi_HjmWlQFQ

Campus Character Rings!

THE BLACK RING TOOK THE LEAD FOR THE FIRST TIME THIS COMPETITION!!!!!! OMG!!! IT IS SO CLOSE!!!! GREAT JOB KIDDOS!!!!

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Golden Nuggets from our Counselor, Mrs. Golden

Creating Family Memories:


Traditions, Rituals and Routines

Every human being has an innate need to belong. Whether to a larger group or a family, we all want to feel a sense of connectedness, of value and worth, that there is a reason for our being. Traditions, rituals and routines fulfill these needs, providing a sense of security and comfort. Children love traditions, rituals and routines!


  • They enhance a child’s self-esteem and make him feel that he is an invaluable part of the family.
  • They provide reinforcement to the importance of family unity. Children fare better in households where ritual is established and preserved, even if disruptive problems, such as divorce or alcoholism, are present.
  • They are a positive way to help families affirm their beliefs and values.
  • They can help young children and their families deal with stress. They ensure that events that have highlighted the past will continue in the future no matter what is happening in the present.
  • They provide a sense of continuity and security that can often help children and parents work out fears.
  • They reduce the feeling of vulnerability and give a child a sense of control over his world.


Create traditions, rituals and routines that are fun and relaxed. Make certain that the rituals ensure family time together. Discover rituals, routines and traditions that convey a feeling of pride, security, connectedness and love.


December Guidance:

K-4th will be learning how to apply for a job. We will talk about positive self talk and attributes that make us employable. (We will be applying for Christmas jobs like being an elf or a Santa substitute)


5th will be completing a career interest inventory.

5th Middle School Parent Nights

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GT Testing Window

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Device Fees

If you have not paid your 2018-2019 device fee, please do so as soon as possible to avoid having to pay full price for any damages that may occur. You can pay at myschoolbucks.com or in the front office. If you are concerned about money, please see Mrs. Pardue in the front office.

Late Students

If your student arrives past 7:45am, a parent or guardian must walk them into the building and check them into school for the day for state reporting purposes. Thank you!

PARENT VOLUNTEERS!

THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH FOR VOLUNTEERING!!!

What's happening in the library

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Notes from Nurse Martin

MISD is looking for RN's, LVN's, EMT's or Paramedics to substitute at any one of our amazing campuses. Please contact judi.fiorenza@misd.gs for more information!

Upcoming Events at Baxter

Wednesday, December 19th: Polar Express Pajama Day

Thursday, December 20th: Grinch Day and Ring Service Day

Friday, December 21st: Holiday Parties and Early Release at 1:15

Winter Break: December 24th- January 8th.

PTO Newsletter

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What's for Lunch?!

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2018-2019 School Calendar

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Upcoming Community Events