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Weekly Family Newsletter - May 13, 2024

Posted Date: 5/13/24 (9:31 AM)

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May 13, 2024

Dates to Remember

DISTRICT WIDE (only applies to Baird campuses unless otherwise noted):
  • Wed, 5/22 - Senior & Kindergarten Walk the Halls
  • Thurs, 5/23 - Last day of school 
  • Fri, 6/7 - Last day of school for Day Nursery of Abilene
 
ELEMENTARY (applies only to Baird campus unless otherwise noted):
  • Tues, 5/14 - Field Day
  • Fri, 5/17 
    • Academic Awards (9:00 am)
    • Kindergarten Graduation (2:00 pm)
 
SECONDARY (athletic event schedules subject to change):
  • Mon - Wed, 5/13 - 5/15 - HS State UIL Academic Competition
  • Sun, 5/19-
    • Baccalaureate @ FBC Baird (6:00 pm)
    • Senior Walk Downtown (7:30 pm)
  • Mon - Thurs, 5/20-5/23 - Final exam prep and exams
  • Tues, 5/21 
    • JH Awards Ceremony (9:30 am)
    • HS Awards Ceremony (10:30 am)
    • Athletic Banquet (6:00 pm @ the Rock Gym)
  • Thurs, 5/23
    • Senior Breakfast (10:00 am)
    • Graduation Practice (11:00 am)
    • Graduation (7:00 pm)
  • Athletic Banquet and Senior Fiesta reschedule dates TBA  


 COMMUNITY:



Announcements
 

Thank you
Thank you parents and community members for your support, flexibility, and patience last week with the modified and changed schedules, which allowed our students and staff time to grieve.  Our heartfelt condolences and unwavering support continues for the families and friends of Ryan, Madison, and Layni.
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Good Luck at the State UIL Academic Competition
State qualifiers travel to Austin to the UIL State Academic & Speech Meet on Monday.
  • Brady Deel, Calculator and Literary Criticism
  • Bree Tennison, Poetry and Literary Criticism
  • Jadyn Smedley, Literary Criticism
  • Westen Isenhower, Newswriting and Literary Criticism
  • Ashlyn Crawford, Copy Editing
Texas Farm Bureau District 7 Engage Event



UIL Physicals for Band and Athletics

This is for all current 5th thru 11th graders. All students who will be in Band and/or Athletics next year are required to have a physical and several UIL forms filled out by their parents/guardians. 
We will take students over to Clyde on Wednesday May 15th around 3pm to get their physical we should be back around 5pm. 
The cost is $20 cash or check. You can turn the money to the office early or bring it that day. 
We will be sending the paperwork packets home with your student, or you can print it off of the attachments provided. 
Please get the forms completely filled out and turned backed into us asap! Thank you.

Attention Parents of Dual Credit students:
FAFSA applications for the 2024-2025 year must be completed before your child will be registered for dual credit classes in the fall.

Deadline May 15
Please complete the 24-25 FAFSA application and forward the confirmation email to Ms. Dyer at this address: cdyer@bairdisd.org 
Varsity Cheer Blanket Fundraiser
Spirit Blanket Fundraiser Please support our school by buying a blanket. We profit 50% with each blanket sale! Pictures of two blanket options, $30  fundraiserblankets.com

Elementary School Supply Kits 
Order your school supplies early at School Specialty and get exactly what your child needs without going to the store! Our school account is 39001.  The due date is May 31.

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Registration for 2024-25 is Open!
Image of PK-12 Registration flyerYou must register your child(ren) for school each year.  Please do this as soon as possible.
  • Registration for Current and incoming kindergarten through 12th grade students needs to be completed online in the Ascender Parent Portal .
  • Pre-K Three and Pre-K Four registration information will be sent to parents of qualifying students after the Pre-enrollment qualifying form on the Baird ISD website is submitted.
  • Transfer student registration information will be sent to parents of students after the  Transfer application has been submitted and approved.
For more information, contact Jess StJohn-Floyd at 325-854-1400 ext. 311.



Parent Square App

If you have not yet downloaded the app, it is the best way to use Parent Square.  You can also set your communications preferences (type of message and frequency) in the app.

The ParentSquare app is available in both iOS or Android stores. 
• iOS App - Apple Store    
• Android App - Google Play Store
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Tips for Parents - Social Media Trend

Teens’ latest social media trend? Self-diagnosing their mental health issues

Teenagers are increasingly using social media to self-diagnose their mental health issues, alarming parents and advocates who say actual care should be easier to access.

A poll by EdWeek Research Center released this week found 55 percent of students use social media to self-diagnose, and 65 percent of teachers say they’ve seen the phenomenon in their classrooms.

Click here to see the rest of the article.

Way to Go! #RTB

4H WHEP Contest - Champion

Congratulations to Hadleigh Thackerson, the Junior Individual Champion for the 4H Wildlife Habitat Education Program contest. She was also part of the Junior Champion team from Callahan County 4H. We are proud of you!







[Monday, May 13 at 11:59 AM]
There are a few date changes:

Elementary Field Day will be held on TUESDAY, 5/14.
Athletic Banquet will be held on TUESDAY, 5/21 at 6:00 pm in the Rock Gym.
Last day of school for Pre-K at Day Nursery of Abilene is FRIDAY, JUNE 7.