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  • Buffalo Elementary School

    Principal: Heidi Gilliland
    1000 Jefferson Street
    Buffalo, Iowa 52728
    (563) 381-2232

  • News, Events, and Announcements

    Random Acts of Kindness at its Finest!











    Over the course of the last month, the Buffalo Student Leadership Team planned, organized, promoted, packed and readied for distribution a school-based food bank that served nearly 20 families. We are so proud of the hard work that the students put in on this project and the effort that the school community put forth in supporting this cause. We are confident that through this Read more


    Winter Concert (3rd-5th Grade): Students must arrive no later than 6:45 and report to their designated classrooms. The concert will start at 7:00 pm.

    Winter Break: There will be a 2 hour early out on 12/19, marking the end of 1st semester and the beginning of Winter Break. Students will be dismissed at 12:25 p.m. Winter Break is December 22nd-January 5th. Students will report back to school ON January Read more

    PTA Updates

    PTA updates and newsletters can be found in the “Volunteer at Our School” tab on the left side of this page, or by clicking on the underlined section in this post!  Please visit often and see what wonderful things the PTA is up to.  PTA meets the 2nd Monday of every month & we would be happy to have you join us! Membership is only $5! Read more


    The food drive is still on for our Buffalo School families. It is now open and can be “shopped” during school hours. In an effort to keep it stocked, we are challenging Buffalo classrooms to bring a total of 150 cans per room. Classrooms that bring 150 cans by Friday, 12/12 will receive a pizza party after Winter Break!!  150 cans sounds like a lot, but in a class of Read more

    Thanksgiving Break!

     There will be no school Wednesday, November 26th-Friday, November 28th for Thanksgiving Break. Have a wonderful holiday with your family and friends and we’ll see you back on December 1st!! Thank you staff, students and families for making Buffalo a great place to learn!!!  

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    Student Leadership!

    On Election Day, November 4th, Buffalo School selected their Student Leadership Team.  Three students from each fourth and fifth grade class were elected by the entire adult staff!  These students demonstrate the life skills of caring, responsibility, initiative, perseverance, and common sense.  Some of the projects that the students will be involved with include, collecting canned food for our Buffalo School and community food bank, clipping box top Read more

    Bringing out the artist….

    ” You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.”-Maya Angelou

    Great things are happening in the art room at Buffalo School with Mrs. White and her many, many artists!

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    Daddy-Daughter Luau November 7th!

      Friday, November 7th will be our annual PTA sponsored Daddy-Daughter Dance from 6-8!  This year’s theme is Hawaiian Luau so put on your fanciest pair of flip flops and don’t forget to wear your shades when you step out onto the dance floor at Buffalo School!  See you there! Read more

    Buffalo Elementary School is… Celebrating Our Community!

     The second grade class at Buffalo Elementary has ventured three times to the Buffalo City Library this year.  First, all families had to acquire library cards for their child…done!  Then, they had to agree to the terms of checking out books:  three week duration and fines for overdue books…done!  Finally, the fun began!

    The adventure includes a leisurely walk down the hill and street, walking and chatting with partners.  We Read more


    photo Look at what’s happening in first grade!! Students are practicing reading a story and writing about what they  read. They look for characters, main idea and details.  What a great example from a Biscuit story today! This  writing shows a student who is not only becoming a good writer, but someone who is learning to read! 

     1. Capital letters begin sentences and periods end each one.

    2. There is great Read more