A Haunting Halloween Parade & BFA Boo Bags 

Friday, October 30th, 1:00-2:00 PM


Although many things are different this year, Butterfield would still like to provide a little Halloween fun.  A long time tradition is Butterfield’s Staff & Student Halloween Parade.  This year, staff will line the bus circle as spectators while students are invited to drive through decked out in their Halloween costumes.  Families are welcome to drive through the parade from 1:00PM - 2:00PM, Friday, October 30th.  

  • To help manage the traffic, families are asked to make right turns only.  Please follow the parade route below:  

    • Right Turn to Lake Street from Butterfield Road

    • Right Turn to Butterfield’s Bus Circle Entrance from Lake Street

    • Right Turn to Lake Street from Butterfield’s Bus Circle

  • To help alleviate congestion, please join the parade during the designated times by first letter of last name: 

    • 1:00-1:15 A-G

    • 1:15-1:30 H-M

    • 1:30-1:45 N-S

    • 1:45-2:00 T-Z

BFA Boo Bags for All!  

The BFA even has a treat for each student!  Boo Bags for ALL!  This special gift will include Halloween treats and fun! Kindergarten through Fifth grade students can pick up their Boo Bag as they drive through the parade.  Early Childhood and SEDOL students will receive their gift on Thursday during their in-person time.  This is a gift from the BFA to each student, no purchase required. However, if you would like to donate to the BFA to help us fund this special gift you may do so via Zelle/Chase QuickPay to  Teachers and staff will also receive sweet treats for Halloween.  **All ingredients will be listed on the individual packaging**


Calendar Updates 

A few updates have been made to the calendar.  Please be aware of the following dates (* indicates a change): 

Tuesday, November 3rd - No School (Election Day)

Wednesday, November 11th - No School (Veteran’s Day)

*Thursday, November 12th - School in Session  (formally designated at a remote learning day)

*Friday, November 13th - School in Session (formally designated as an Early Release Records Eays)

*Monday, November 16th - 1:15 Early Release Records Day 


Picture Day Monday, November 16th 

HR Imagining will be at Butterfield Monday, November 16th.  Families will have a chance to sign up for a picture time starting November 9th.  Ordering information, updates, special offers and order tracking is now available via email and text! Login to to learn about the portrait options HR Imaging provides.  


American Education Week, November 16-20, 2020

The National Education Association's American Education Week spotlights the importance of providing every child in America with a quality public education from kindergarten through college and the need for everyone to do his or her part in making public schools great.  From students to parents, educators to board members, we thank all that make a positive contribution to public education!


School Board Member Day, November 15

In salute and thanks to the nearly 6,000 elected school board members in the state, November 15, is designated as "School Board Members Day" in Illinois.  This is a time to show appreciation and to begin to better understand how school board members work together to provide leadership for schools.


School board members are some of the most selfless volunteers around.  Everyone knows that board members attend meetings, but those hours represent just a fraction of the actual time that they devote to leading their districts.  They attend extracurricular events to support schools, as well as attend seminars and workshops. 


Butterfield’s community is thankful for D70’s Board Members' extraordinary dedication to public education and untiring efforts. 


District 70’s board members include:  Tom Vickers (President),  Wendy Schilling (Vice President), Chris Coughlin (Secretary), Marc Grote, Maura Kennedy, Amie Krummick.




 I know a lot of information has been sent home regarding the many health protocols regarding COVID. We must follow the guidance from LCHD and IDPH.

 I just wanted to take a moment to clarify the most important part of the guidance  since it will likely cause your child to miss more school than normal.

 These are the symptoms of COVID:

Fever of 100.4 or higher/new cough/ shortness of breath/ sore throat/nausea/ vomiting/diarrhea/new congestion or runny nose/muscle or body aches/ fatigue from unknown cause/new onset moderate to severe headache/abdominal pain from an unknown cause/new loss of taste or smell

 If your child has any ONE symptom, they must stay home.  If they develop or come to school with one of these symptoms, they will be sent home immediately. Whether they develop this symptom at home or at school, they must now stay home for at least 10 days.  You can refer to the Return To School Procedures, but basically only way they can return sooner is if they go to their doctor and document a Negative COVID(PCR test) test or an alternative diagnosis(strep throat). If you choose to not have them tested for COVID, they must stay home 10 days after their first day of symptoms.

 If your child develops a symptom or symptoms at school, they will be placed in an isolation room separate from the nurse’s office, to await pick up.  If your child develops symptoms at school, all siblings will be sent home as well.

 Please call the nurse anytime your child develops symptoms to confirm how to proceed.




News from the Art Room
We have been busy creating so many wonderful projects in art so far this year!  I thought it would be great to share with you all what we have been working on, so attached is a link to the first installment of our Butterfield Virtual Art Gallery!  Please take a moment to enjoy some of what we have been working on.  Please encourage your children to keep sharing their work with me so I can display it throughout the year!

Keep Creating!




Dear District 70 Families:

It is time for the Libertyville Fire Department's Fire Prevention Week Poster Contest open to students in first through fifth grade. This year’s theme will be "Serving Up Fire Safety In The Kitchen."

Each class will receive a First, Second, and Honorable Mention ribbon. A trophy will then be awarded to one student in each grade out of all the area schools participating. A Grand Prize also will be awarded to the best overall poster. The school with the highest participation also will receive recognition.

There are some rules and a theme that need to be followed or the poster will be disqualified by the Libertyville Fire Department, which will judge entries along with the Libertyville Junior Women's Club at the firehouse. Each poster must carry a student's full name, grade, teacher's name, and school name. The rules and the theme can be found as an attachment to this email.  LFD's Fire Prevention Week Poster Contest Rules 

Please drop your child's (children's) poster off at the District 70 Educational Resource Center, 1381 W. Lake St., Libertyville (across from Butterfield School), no later than noon on November 2nd for judging. The ERC is open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. There will be a box in which to place the poster entries just inside the front door of the ERC. Posters will be brought into the ERC every evening for safekeeping.    

For more information, please contact the Libertyville Fire Department #1 at (847) 362-5664. 


Happy creating!


Robin Kollman 

Director of Communication

Libertyville School District 70



Good Afternoon-

Our Book Fair committee held our first ever Scholastic “Virtual” Book Fair during our fall parent-teacher conferences, Thank you.  Also, during conferences we hosted our semi-annual teacher and staff dinner planned by our 2nd Vice President, Katie Wyzukovicz.

Our Chipotle Dine and Share raised $225.69, thank you to all that ordered out!

We ended the month with our Halloween Boo Bags! A fun treat for all Butterfield Students hosted by the BFA Executive Board.

November, we will be honoring American Education Week.  This month will go quickly as we have Thanksgiving break. Please stay safe and healthy and remember, we all have to do our part and make individual and collective decisions to continue to remain vigilant and practice the 3 Ws: wash hands, wear a mask, watch our social distancing.  I hope you all enjoy your Thanksgiving Holiday.  


Jennifer Khan

BFA President


Here is the latest news from the BFA! 


Boo Bags! 

The BFA will provide all students a special Boo Bag to celebrate Halloween! 

We hope to see you on Friday, October 30th from 1 pm - 2 pm! This is a gift for all students from the BFA. If you would like to donate to help fund this special gift, you can do so via Zelle/Chase quickPay to: Teachers and staff will also receive treats! 


New Spirit Wear!

It’s time to order Bulldog Spirit Wear apparel for holiday gift giving! All proceeds benefit Butterfield Family Association. The deadline to order is November 11th for guaranteed holiday delivery. You can order through the online store @ Thank you for your support!


Chipotle Dine and Share- Thank you!

Thank you to everyone that supported the Chipotle Dine and Share last Wednesday! We raised $225.69 for the BFA! 


Save the Date!  Wednesday, December 2nd from 4 pm - 10 pm 

BFA Dine and Share at Lou Malnati’s 

Don’t worry about cooking dinner and your family can enjoy Lou Malnati’s (1436 S Milwaukee), while supporting the BFA! A portion of sales will be donated to the BFA. Choose dine-in, carry out or get delivery. This is such an easy way to support the BFA! A flyer will be sent out soon. 



  1. General Meetings 


  3. Butterflier 

  4. What’s Happening Wednesday emails 

  5. Emails from BFA Committees 

  6. Dr. Kehoe’s Friday Messages 



November 17th @ 7 pm (Virtual) 


Save the Date: 

November 3 - No School

November 11- No School 

November 16 - Early Release 1:15 pm (Records Day)

November 25, 26 and 27- No School 

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