January Buffalo Buzz

Happy New Year!!! The start of a New Year and time for New Year resolutions. Our staff is reading the book, “Training Camp” by Jon Gordon. Jon is a motivational speaker and writes about how to set goals and ways to achieve them. Did you know that runners quit a marathon at the 20th mile because this is when they lose sight of their vision and mental toughness? Did you know that five percent of a person’s life is made up of their performance on game day while 95% is made up of the time we are preparing, practicing, and waiting to perform? Helping students see the need of coming to school and working hard every day is part of that practice. We want to help our stu-dents have a vision of what they want to be when they grow up and help them continue the hard work to get there. Our wishes to all our families and students to have the best year yet in reaching new goals!!! Some favorite quotes are below. ~ Becky Coy, Principal

Nov./Dec. Café Winners
K – Mataruso & Berges
1 – Mayfield
2 – Burch
3 – Ballinger
4 – Charleston
5 – Reever

Many thanks to all who supported the FRE Trading Post! We hope you enjoyed the presents your students surprised you with. They had fun shopping and we enjoyed helping them.

A special thanks to all of the wonderful elves who volunteered to help!

The next PTO meeting will be on Tuesday, January 9th at 8 AM in the Café.

Fundraiser Wed. January 31st 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

A portion of all sales during this time, in-store and the drive-thru, will be  donated to Ft. Riley Elementary.

Please come out and support our school!

Mingle and eat with other FRE families.

Bring your friends, too. 🙂


Box Tops for Education  November Box Top Winners

Mr. Hill – 1st Gr.

Mrs. Traxel – 3rd Gr.

**Both classes have won a Breakfast Buffet**

Please download the Box Top Bonus App! Register with Fort Riley Elementary, and earn even more money for FRE!! This app gives the school additional money for scanning  your purchases that have box tops. It’s a  free download. Be sure to keep sending in those box tops to your teachers and start scanning box top products.

Buffalo Pride!!

Hug-n-Home Lane Visor Tags

If you do not have a window sign for your child, please let the teacher or the front office know.  These signs help teachers to match up and identify the correct car and individual with regard to whom the student will be going home with at the end of the school day.


Please remember to call the school as soon as you know that your child will be absent or tardy that day.  If you know in advance, please send in a note to the teacher and/or the front office so that the absence can be documented properly.  If your child has a doctor/dental appt. please try to remember to ask for an appointment note and turn that into the front office, as well.

** If you know your child will be missing three or more days, please stop at the office to fill out an Extended Absence Form.


You are always welcome to come eat with your child.

You are also welcome to bring your own sack lunch.

Kindergarten                 1st Grade
10:55 – 11:15                      11:20 – 11:40

2nd Grade                      3rd Grade
11:45 – 12:05                   12:10 – 12:30

4th Grade                      5th Grade
12:35 – 12:55                   12:50 – 1:10

Student Meal Prices

Breakfast – $1.70

Lunch – $2.55

Reduced Breakfast – $.30

Reduced Lunch – $.40

Guest Meal Prices

Breakfast – $2.15

Lunch – $3.60


Fort Riley Elementary Site Council Minutes

28 November 2017



Welcome:  Mrs. Paskow & Mrs. Coy – Site Council is an opportunity for open discussion between parents, staff, school personnel, and community groups. Topics can include curriculum, objectives and goals, what FRE and USD 475 are doing great and what could be improved upon.


The Fort Riley Site Council topics included:

– FT Riley Elementary School Game Night feedback was to sustain and do it again next year as it was truly a family atmosphere.

– I Station and Accelerated Reader Data for FRE shows marked improvement in multiple grades.

– Literacy Framework and Trade Books were discussed to include ways to provide parents insight on what books their children will be reading (i.e. adding the book titles to parent newsletters)

– Planning for a future Cultural Fair was tabled and will be discussed at a later date.

– PTO update included the upcoming Buffalo Trading post and T-Shirt sales questions/ideas.

– NOV/DEC calendar updates highlighted upcoming events for December as well as a reminder that winter break will be 20DEC17-04JAN18

– Mrs. Strathe is initiating a Fort Riley Chess Club. It was recommended she request funds through the PTO to purchase chess sets for the school to use in this endeavor.


The next Site Council meetings will take place:






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