Our Newsletter

We publish a monthly newsletter that is emailed to our parent community. We also post the newsletters here and archive previous issues. Our newsletters are published August through May of each school year.

October 2022

Dear HERD families, 

A Month in Review

Wow! What a month! Our Buffalo Ridge TEAM of parents and staff have been hard at work this October. The dedication to intentional work with extremely successful outcomes has been so exciting to see. From Run4Funds$ that exceeded our fundraising goal of $50,000, to Field Day, to the Book Fair, to Parent Teacher Conferences, to Moms and Margaritas, and finally our incredible Halloween Parade and Buffy’s Boo Bash - none of this would be possible without our amazing staff and parent community! We couldn’t be more thankful. A huge shout out to Coach W., Ms. Shaffner, Ms. Kim, Ms. Littlejohn, our entire BREA, especially Jamie Headley, Kathryn Hansen, Dani Atkins, Sarah Ramos. Marelie Kok and all the parent volunteers that helped with each of these events. We appreciate you!

Over the last month our team within the walls of BRE, to include our teachers and staff, have continued to collaborate and address the diverse needs of all of our students at Buffalo Ridge. Teachers have been meeting weekly in Professional Learning Communities to dig into our school wide data, look at areas of improvement, and plan next steps that promote student growth and achievement. 

Safety Update

Over the last several weeks, we have had many safety concerns during arrival and dismissal. In order to keep all students safe during these times, we are asking for your help and partnership. To do this, it is imperative that we abide by traffic laws and signs in our school area. Our SRO (School Resource Officer) as well as the Douglas County Sheriff's office have received a number of reports and have advised us that they will not give out warnings going forward. All violators will be ticketed. This includes speeding, u-turns, passing through a bus stop sign, parking in handicapped spots, and not allowing pedestrians to cross at a crosswalk. In addition to following these safety laws, it is important to talk to your children about safe behavior and following safety rules when walking, biking or scootering to school. Finally, please remember that DCSD does not permit dogs on school property during school hours. This includes all sidewalks and grass areas around our perimeter. We appreciate your continued support and cooperation in making Buffalo Ridge a safe place for all students to thrive. 

Upcoming Events: 

NO SCHOOL - Monday Oct. 31 - Teacher PD Day

Thanksgiving Break - November 21-25


With Appreciation, 
Jen & Kerri-Lynn

BRE Spice Girls and Buffy Halloween