Word From the Herd

Word from the herd

February 2023 Newsletter

Dear HERD families, 


A Month in Review: 

February was full of excitement and love at BRE. Many significant events brought our students and families together while creating unforgettable memories. Once again, our room parents diligently planned Valentine's classroom parties that were a hit! And our BREA knocked our socks off with the Daddy & Daughter Disco that brought in nearly 300 people. Our BREA continues to think of ways to engage all stakeholders. Thank you! We are excited about the upcoming “Dream Big” Auction this Friday! If you haven’t seen the auction items, you can look here


We look forward to seeing more of you next week! Teachers have worked hard over the last several months to meet the needs of students and are excited to share the progress! If you haven’t signed up, please get in touch with your child’s classroom teacher for available times. 


Looking Ahead: 

Thank you so much for providing feedback on the Budget Survey sent out on February 3rd. Based on the results, staff, parents, and community members indicated smaller class sizes as their top priority, while field trips and Specials classes took the top spot among students. Your input and the growing numbers in our community will create additional opportunities at Buffalo Ridge next year! We will increase Kindergarten, First, and Third grades from three to four sections and add STEM and Library Specials positions. We also have additional support positions available. If you are a community member interested in working with elementary students, please consider viewing our support positions listed under “Careers” on the DCSD homepage - search Buffalo Ridge. 


CMAS testing is on the horizon for grades 3-5. CMAS English Language Arts and Math will be on April 11, 12, & 13 mornings and afternoons. Fifth Grade Science CMAS will occur on April 17, 18, 19th in the afternoon. Please ensure that your 3-5 graders arrive on time and do not have appointments at these times. We appreciate your help with excellent attendance on these days. All information regarding state testing, including our schedule, can be found on our BRE website under “Family Resources” - “State Mandated Testing.” 


Upcoming Events:

Spring Break - March 13-17

Spring Pictures - Wednesday, March 22

Mother & Son Night - Thursday, March 23 @6pm

5th Grade Show - Thursday, April 6 @6pm

NO SCHOOL (Comp day for conferences) - Friday, April 21

NO SCHOOL (PD Day) - Monday,  April 24 


We appreciate your ongoing support! Please don't hesitate to reach out with any questions or concerns.



Jen and KerriLynn

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Thanks to you, a new tv, document camera, and Apple TV were installed in first grade! Pop by and see it next time you’re in the building!