MARCH NEWSLETTER - 2-26-2021
FROM DR. KEHOE


March 1st - No School - Remote Plan Day for Staff
Monday, March 1st, school will not be in session.  This is a recent change in calendar.  The day will be used as a Remote Plan Day for staff to prepare for upcoming changes to the school schedule. 

March 17th - No School - Teacher Institute
Wednesday, March 17th, School will not be in session. This is a recent change in calendar.  The day will be used as a Teacher Institute Day for staff to prepare for upcoming changes to the school schedule. 

April 5th - School In Session
Monday, April 5th, school will be in session.  This is a recent change in calendar.  Originally, the day was set to be a Teacher Institute, however the date got bumped to March 17th.  Please plan to have your child attend school Monday, April 5th.  

Monday, April 12th - Return to Full Day Schedule 
Beginning April 12, D70 will be returning K-5 to a Full Day Schedule.  Families can choose between an in-person or virtual learning option.  Registration information was sent to parents earlier this week.  Please be sure to register your child by 4PM, Monday, March 1st to assist with planning.  

Be sure to check out the Elementary Reopening Protocol document to learn more about protocols and procedures that will be practiced during the return to a Full Day Schedule. 

Elementary Reopening Protocol

Champions Before and After School Care

Beginning April 12th, Champions Before and After School care will be made available to families at all elementary schools.  

Enrolling in Champions can be done by visiting their Online Management system by visiting www.DiscoverChampions.com .  

Questions about Champions can be directed to Champions Customer Care Team at (800)246-2154.

Champions Informational Flyer 

Registration for the 2021-2022 School Year
Dr. Barbini has publicly shared during recent board meetings that D70 intends to offer full day in-person learning to students next fall.  Registration for fall Kindergarteners and New Students is now open.  

Registration for KINDERGARTEN** and NEW STUDENTS in grades 1-8 who will be attending District 70 schools for the first time in the 2021-2022 school year is now open. Please start with the online "Pre-Registration Form" below. If you have questions, please contact the Registrar, at 847-362-9695 ext. 7116.

**In order for the District to plan for adequate staffing for kindergarten classes, your urgent attention to completing all steps as soon as possible is requested.

2021-2022 School Calendarhttps://www.d70schools.org/lib/redirect.php?res_id=1552

Be sure to checkout the 2021-2022 School Calendar for starting dates and other important dates families need for planning purposes. 




 
BFA NEWS

Good Afternoon-
Last month the BFA hosted a virtual book fair. During the fair, parents were able to donate to teachers eWallets so they can purchase books for their classrooms. The BFA deposited $20 for each teacher’s eWallet and purchased a $10 book for EVERY Butterfield student! Once the books are received, we will distribute through the classroom teacher for in-person students. For virtual students, we will likely have a pick-up time for distribution.

We have partnered with a local favorite, Pizzeria DeVille to fundraise every Wednesday during March. Yes, you read that correctly, if you order pick-up or delivery in March on any Wednesday they will donate 20% of the total sales to the BFA. Please support a local business and our BFA and enjoy one Pizzeria DeVille pie or three!

 

BFA President
Jennifer Khan

 
BFA HAPPENINGS

Here is the latest news from the BFA! 

Virtual Book Fair!
Thanks to everyone that supported the Virtual Scholastic Book Fair! 

Pizza with Purpose 
Support the BFA by purchasing a pie from Pizzeria DeVille any Wednesday in March! Choose from pickup or delivery. This is a wonderful way to support local business and the BFA! We appreciate your support!

Open Positions

BFA Executive Board
2nd Vice President Description - The Second Vice President shall serve as delegate to the Family Association of District 70 (FAD 70); assist in the District Teacher’s Luncheon; perform other duties as assigned by the President; coordinate the School Directory Cover Contest with the 4th grade student and art teachers; serve as the BFA contact in cases of school or community crises; and coordinate volunteer sign-ups, and distribute a list of volunteers to specific committee chairpersons.

Assistant Treasurer Description - The Assistant Treasurer shall coordinate with the committees and be the liaison on the building of any electronic sales platform, report deposits to treasurer, and provide reports of final sales to committee heads as well as the Treasurer; work with Treasurer to produce monthly reports for Board Meetings and will need to be able to manage accounts in the event of Treasurer’s inability to complete necessary tasks; fill in for the Treasurer in the event the Treasurer is unable to attend necessary board/school meetings.

BFA Committees
40 Book Challenge - 2 - Help 4th Grade students achieve a goal of reading 40 books, from several different genres, during the school year. You will kick off the Challenge in September, host twice monthly check-ins during the lunch period and arrange a book-themed celebration lunch in May for students that have read all 40 books.

5th Grade Picnic - 1 - Event occurs during the school day close to the end of the year. 

Beautification - 1 - Plant seasonal items in the 4 planters, 2 at the visitor entrance and 2 at the front entrance of the school.

Bernie's Book Bank - 2 - Plan and collect book donations for Bernie's Book Bank.

Book Fair - 1 - Committee of 3 - Plan both Scholastic book fairs. Work with school librarian and Scholastic on timing and equipment training.

Clothing Sale - 2 - 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 - 2 - Two person committee that sells concessions at different events such as Butterfield-basketball, concerts

Field Day - 1 - This is a 3 person committee that works with the Butterfield PE Teachers to request volunteers at stations, plans lunch for all students and ensures there are volunteers to assist.

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

Max's Day - 2 - Max's Hot Dog Day Chair is 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)

Pasta Day - 2 - Pasta Day Chair is 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)

Pizza Day - 2 - Pizza Day Chair is 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)

Culver's Day - 2 - Culver's Day Chair is 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)

Family Movie Night - 1 - Committee of 1 looking for a parent to shadow for 2021-2022 school year and then take the lead 2022-2023!

School Supplies - 1 - Coordinate the ordering of school supplies through a vendor to have the supplies delivered to the individual's home.

Student Directories - 1 - Committee of 1 looking for a parent to shadow for 2021-2022 school year and then take the lead 2022-2023!

Teacher Appreciation - 3 - 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 - 3 - Committee of 6 - 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 - 2 - Create our annual yearbook-it's like making a Shutterfly album fun and creative.

 

AmazonSmile

Did you know you can support the BFA while shopping on Amazon? Just shop using the AmazonSmile link (https://smile.amazon.com) and select Butterfield Family Association as your designated charity!!

Every time you shop through the Smile link, Amazon will donate a percentage of eligible purchases back to us! This is such an easy way to support us!! There is also an AmazonSmile app you can download. 

BFA Dates

WAYS TO LEARN ABOUT BFA’S HAPPENINGS

1. General Meetings 
2. FACEBOOK  and Instagram– BUTTERFIELD FAMILY ASSOCIATION
3. Butterflier 
4. What’s Happening Wednesday emails 
5. Emails from BFA Committees 
6. Dr. Kehoe’s Friday Messages 

 

NEXT BFA GENERAL MEETING:
Tuesday, March 16 from 9 am - 11 am (Virtual) 

Save the Date: 
March 1- No School
March 17- No School 
March 22 - 26- Spring Break 

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