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Monday, January 22, 2018

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Buffalo Trail PTCO
News From the Herd--January 22nd, 2018
Welcome back to school! We hope that you'll take a moment to read this blast each week to find ways that you can and help make Buffalo Trail a great place for our kids.
Did you know Buffalo Trail PTCO has a facebook page? Like us at Buffalo Trail Elementary PTCO for updates.
And a blog?Buffalo Trail PTCO Blog Check it out to keep up with the latest PTCO information.
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Buy your pre-order tickets now for the Glow Party on February 9th!  
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The book fair will be here February 23-28th! We hope you’ll come visit and check out what’s new!

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Neela Suresh is our BTE  P.I.N. representative.  She attends meetings every other month and would like to share the great information with all of you! Last months topic was:
This is only a test : Reducing anxiety , Learning Strategies , Improving Results- presented by Joshua Ruderman.
  • Solid scores starts with solid notetaking , which includes 90% of listening very actively , before taking notes, absorbing , decode , memorize , make connections between topics and then review the teacher says after class.
Preparing for the test :-
  • Before the test ask the teacher for the portions included.
  • Write down the main ideas and other things relevant to the topics.
  • Clear the doubts before the exam.
  • Make it short and easy , this advice is for both parents and teachers thus enhancing their willingness to engage and participate in conversation and studies.
During the test :-
  • Exercise such as jogging or walking in fresh air helps to  keep the mind clear.
  • Eat well and healthy before the test.
Improving the test score :-
  • When talking to the teacher ask him why the points are deducted.
  • Ask him to explain it to you if still not clear.
  • Ask the teacher what is missed in the answer .
  • Be polite and courteous to teachers during conversation.
Successful Parenting strategies :-
  • Encourage your child in the way which works for them.
  • Ask questions-- what do you think is right ? Ask them-have you tried this way instead of that ?
  • Encourage them to do group studies with 2 or 3 friends.
  • HELP is the last thing the adolescent brain wants.The more we can offer as suggestion the more the positive response is .  
More about this can be heard at www.pinccsd.org/podcasts
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Do you have pictures of the fun run, field trips, fall festival, Veterans Day or any other fun events you’ve attended at Buffalo Trail?  Please send them to yearbook@btptco.org!

Important Dates Coming Up:
February 9th Glow Party 6-8pm
February 19-20 No School President’s Day
February 23-28th Book Fair
February 28th Dion’s Night 4-8pm
March 1-2 No School

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