October Newsletter - 10-2-2020

Parent Teacher Conference

Conferences will take place Wednesday, October 21st and Thursday, October 22nd. Friday, October 9th through Friday, October 16th, parents can signup for a date and time using Signup.com.   An email with the signup link will be sent to families October 9th.  When you signup for a conference slot, please select a winter conference date and time as well.  Winter conferences will take place Wednesday, February 10th and Thursday, February 11th. 

 Reopening Schools

During the Monday, September 21st, School Board meeting the Superintendent’s Reopening Advisory Committee shared a plan for there reopening of elementary schools that included an AM/PM hybrid model. Dr. Barbini emailed the community on Friday, September 25th, with an update.  Please take note of these dates as we begin to phase in our elementary hybrid model:

 October 26th – Kindergarten and First Grade return to in-person school

November 2nd – Second and Third Grade return to in-person school

November 9th – Fourth and Fifth Grade return to in-person school


For families who are not comfortable sending their child(ren) back to school, a remote option will be available.  Dr. Barbini will be sharing a Hybrid Handbook that shares details of the plan for the hybrid model Friday, October 2nd in addition to a registration form.  Families will be asked to make a commitment to either the in-person hybrid model or continue with virtual learning by Tuesday, October 5th. 



Good Afternoon-
Happy Fall!

I hope everyone has settled into their back to school routines.

The infamous 40 Book Challenge for 4th grade has begun! 4th grade students (and parents) are encouraged to read 40 award winning books from different genres during the school year. Those that complete the challenge have a fun party to celebrate! GOOD LUCK 4TH GRADERS!

We are busy working on head room parent and volunteer assignments and will have that information sent out soon!

October brings one of our BFA traditions, the fall Scholastic Book Fair! With it being held virtually it will look a little different but still a great opportunity to find some new books for your readers. 

I could go on about all the other wonderful things that the BFA has in place, but I will let the committees begin to share their news in the days and months ahead. 

Thank you Butterfield Families for your continued support!

Jennifer Khan
BFA President

BFA Dine and Share at Chipotle

BFA Dine and Share at Chipotle 

Wednesday, October 21, 2020 from 5 pm - 9 pm 

Don’t worry about cooking dinner and enjoy Chipotle (139 N Milwaukee) for dinner, while supporting the BFA! A portion of sales will be donated to the BFA. 

Please show the cashier a digital or paper flyer prior to paying. (Flyer will be emailed and is on Facebook). 

You can also order online and pick up Chipotle by using the Promo Code E4FJVQV on the Chipotle app or website.

Butterfield Student Directory Update

Butterfield Student Directory Update  

If you were not able to pick up your directory at Butterfield, please email Jessica Brown (jessica.ak.brown@gmail.com) to make other arrangements.

Virtual Book Fair 

Virtual Book Fair 

A virtual Scholastic book fair will take October 12th-23rd. More information to come.

BFA Clothing Sale Update 

BFA Clothing Sale Update 

Due to COVID-19 precautions, our 2020 sale has been postponed. We hope to see you in 2021! 



If you are interested or have questions about any committee, please contact Jennifer Khan call or text @ 312-391-8915 or email  jkhan@BHHSChicago.com.

Food Day - Pasta Day (2 Chairs) and Pizza Day (2 Chairs)-  Have you ever wondered what your child does during lunch at school? Volunteer for a food day chair and you can! These roles are responsible for vendor pricing, secure vendor for school year, order food ahead of scheduled food day, be at school once per month on a Tuesday during lunch (10:30a-1p)

Clothing Sale- (1 Committee Member) Being a part of the BFA clothing sale is a great way to give back to your school and community.  There are thousands of gently used kids' clothing items, toys, books, baby gear and more are available for purchase.  Items that are not purchased are given to local at need families and local charities.  Remaining items are picked up by The National Cancer Society. The committee workers and volunteers are a great group of people to work with. Not only is it a fun group, but when the sale is over, you feel like you really have helped a large portion of our community. 

Concessions- (1 Committee Member) Check out basketball games and school open house after showcases to sell popcorn, candy and ice cream. This is a two person committee.

Fun Fair- (2 Chairs) Plan one of our most popular events, the Fun Fair! This committee has 3 chairs and several committee members to help plan the FUN! 

Room Parents- (1 Chair) Work with the 1st VP to create the sign-Up for Head Room Parents and Party Volunteers on Signup.com. Ensure each parent that volunteered for a position is selected for at least 1 spot they signed-up for. Notify those selected. Remind head room parents when party/responsibilities approach. This is typically a committee of 1

Teacher Appreciation- (2 Chairs) Plan, order, request donations (snack and beverage), setup, and cleanup dinner during conferences for all Butterfield teachers and staff.. It’s a committee of 3, you can pick one chair or be a committee of co-chairs. This is a great opportunity to meet all the teachers and staff at Butterfield

Trak-A-Thon- (2 Chair or Committee Member) Be a part of a super fun event! Work with a committee of 6 to refresh informational documents, request prize donations, setup track, request volunteers, build students' excitement for the Trak-A-Thon, setup tracks, plan pep assembly and awards ceremony.

Yearbook (1)- Create our annual yearbook-it's like making a Shutterfly album fun and creative



  1. General Meetings 


  3. Butterflier 

  4. What’s Happening Wednesday emails 

  5. Emails from BFA Committees 

  6. Dr. Kehoe’s Friday Messages 



Tuesday, October 20th  9 am - 11 am (Virtual) 


Save the Date: 

October 23- No School

October 30- No School 

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