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  • Buffalo Elementary School

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

  • News, Events, and Announcements

    1/19/2015 No School in observance of Martin Luther King Day

    Who was Martin Luther King Jr.?

    Martin Luther King, Jr., was a great man who worked for racial equality and civil rights in the United States of America. He was born on January 15, 1929, in Atlanta,Georgia. Martin had a brother, Alfred, and a sister, Christine. Both his father and grandfather were ministers. His mother was a schoolteacher who taught him how to read before he went to Read more

    Book Adventures in 3rd Grade!!

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    3rd Grade Book Adventure Reading Contest Winners, Quarter 2!



    During 2nd quarter, our third grade students took on a challenge by entering the  Book Adventure Reading  Contest.  Over 90% of our  third graders participated in the contest, taking 247 online quizzes on books that  they read this quarter.  Mrs. Bicknell’s class  competed against Ms. Sheehan’s class.   Ms. Sheehan’s top point earners were Josh Agan, Alden Read more



    School is closed today (January 6th) due to the heavy snowfall we received last night. With the quickly falling temps and wind chills, please keep an eye on the news for possible delays or closings. The DCSD has also set up a texting service for emergencies. Opting in for the text alert is easy:

    • Open the text messaging program on your cell phone
    • Open a new message
    • On recipient (or
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    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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