Butterflier - 8-31-2018
News from the Principal

Information from the Principal and Assistant Principal.
 

Parent- Student Handbook
Please review the Parent – Student Handbook available online by visiting Butterfield’s website, https://www.d70schools.org/schoolsites/?sect=res&cat_id=9&school_id=2 . The handbook can be found under the Resource Tab, and then select Handbook. After reviewing the handbook, please be sure to print, sign and return the Parent – Student Handbook 2018-2019 Sign – Off Form if you have not already done so. Deadline is September 1st. The sign – off form can also be found under the Handbook Tab.

Picture Day
Butterfield's Picture Day is THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 6th
Don't miss the fleeting moments of your child's school years. Document the journey with Fall portraits from HR Imaging Partners. HR Imagining offers a variety of products and package options to capture every special year.
Picture Day: Thursday, September 6, 2018

  • All students will be photographed individually.

  • NO MONEY is needed on picture day.

  • Shortly after picture day, your child will bring home 2 proof images, an order form,

    and instructions for online ordering at shop.hrimaging.com

    Superintendent Search

    The D70 Board of Education requests your assistance in developing a leadership profile that will be used in the search for the district’s new superintendent by completing this online survey. All responses are anonymous and confidential. The survey closes Sept. 15th.

    Please also consider attending one of the public focus group sessions to offer your input. The sessions are located in the school gyms and will be held at 7 p.m. on Sept. 4 at Highland Middle School, at 6 p.m. on Sept. 5 at Copeland Manor School, and at 6 p.m. on Sept. 6 at Rockland School.

    The survey results and focus group feedback will be used to develop a new superintendent profile that will be presented at the Sept 24 Board of Education meeting.

    A letter from the Board of Education addressing the critical process, opportunities for input, and important dates as the search for a new superintendent begins. A new superintendent will be in place for the 2019-20 school year.

Dates to keep in mind

Tuesday, September 4th
Parent Superintendent Search Focus Group 7:00-8:30 PM
Highland Middle School

Wednesday, September 5th
Parent Superintendent Search Focus Group 6:00-7:30 PM
Copeland Manor School

D70 community members and business partners in Partners for Excellence in Education for District 70 are invited to participate in a focus group to assist a search firm in finding candidates to become Superintendent of Schools in District 70 in 2019-20.

Thursday, September 7th
Community Superintendent Search Focus Group 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Rockland School

Character Counts Week
Character Counts Kick-Off Week September 4-7, 2018
District 70 Shines with Kindness! Character Counts at Butterfield School!

The Butterfield Bulldog Family will begin this 2018-2019 school year with its 7th Annual Character Counts Kick-Off Week! The schedule of events for the week of September 4th include the following:

Tuesday, September 4th, Superintendent Dr. Schumacher will present a podcast to welcome students to the new school year by reading the book titled, Ordinary Mary's Extraordinary Deed by: Emily Pearson

Wednesday, September 5th, Dr. Kehoe and Mr. Feldman will host a Principals’ Read in the Commons. The chosen books will be about Kindness.

Wednesday, September 5th, 4th and 5th grade Bulldogs are invited to Chalk it Up for Character as We Shine for Kindness from 3:30 to 4:30 at Cook Park on Cook Avenue. Information and permission slips will be distributed in the classrooms.

Thursday, September 6th, Be Kind! Get the Point? All Butterfield Bulldogs will receive a special pencil promoting Kindness.

Friday, September 7th is School Spirit Day to support Bulldogs Shine with Kindness! Students should wear their Butterfield Spirit Wear or don Butterfield colors of green and gold.

The generosity of our Butterfield Bulldog Community is astounding! Throughout Libertyville District 70, each of our schools will be hosting a donation drive. All goods collected at Butterfield School will be donated to the Libertyville Township Food Pantry. Collection boxes will be in the foyer by the office. Our daily collections are:

Thursday, 9/4 – Peanut Butter & Jelly
Wednesday, 9/5 – Ketchup & Microwave Popcorn Thursday, 9/6 – Shampoo & Toothpaste
Friday, 9/7 – Cereal – Hot & Cold, Pancake – Mix / Syrup

Also needed – recycled paper bags for bagging & distribution of the food from the pantry.

Attendance Week Contest
September 11th – 14th
The Lake County Regional Office of Education’s Attendance & Truancy Division is inviting all Lake County schools to participate in the 30th Annual Fall Attendance Competition in Lake County. The attendance competition promotes the importance of school attendance and emphasizes the need to attend regulary to receive full educational benefits.

In the past, Butterfield has received recognition for making into the top ten category for having the highest percentage of students attending school during the weeklong attendance contest! My hope is we will once again place and encourage students to understand the importance of good attendance. Remember, each day of school attendance matters! Attend Today, Achieve Tomorrow! Make everyday count!

Emergency Preparedness – Safety Drills
To ensure Butterfield is in compliance with Illinois School code and to promote safety, students will be reviewing many emergency procedures throughout the month of September. A school bus evacuation, fire, and law enforcement drills will be conducted.

To further promote safety, Dr. Schumacher and Libertyville’s Police Chief Clint Herdegen and village officials through a collaborative effort brought D70 the first ever School Resource Officer. Officer Rachel Heyde will serve as a liaison between schools and the village as the district continues to address the commitment toward safety and security. Officer Heyde will be a visible presence, offering lessons and instruction for students, as well as staff, throughout the school year. As in the past, patrol officers will continue to stop by and visit schools.

Butterfield’s Positive Behavior System Training

Positive Behavior Update Now into year six of Butterfield’s school-wide positive behavior system, the efforts to promote a predictable, positive, safe and consistent learning environment is going well.

To start the year all Butterfield’s students toured the building with a “Pawsport” and were explicitly taught expected behaviors.

It is a goal of the Positive Behavior Committee to help students display expected behaviors. For this reason, we must also help students recognize which behaviors are considered unexpected or unacceptable. In order to provide feedback to students and track behaviors, each time an unexpected behavior is observed, a Behavior Referral Form will be completed. The intent of the form is to serve as a vehicle for communication between home and school as well as a way to collect data that helps Butterfield pinpoint times of day or locations in the school that are problematic that need to be addressed.

All infractions are classified as either a minor or a major behavior. A minor behavior is an action that is unexpected, but can be handled by a teacher or staff member. A major behavior is one that requires intervention with Dr. Kehoe or Mr. Feldman. If a child receives 3 minor referrals in one trimester, the accumulated referrals equal a major. This means that the student will be talking with Dr. Kehoe or Mr. Feldman regarding these repeated minor behaviors.

Communication between home and school is the key to every child’s success. For this reason, parents will be notified when a child receives a referral for either a minor or major infraction. The referral form will be sent home. We ask that the form be signed by a parent and returned to the child’s classroom teacher as evidence that the parent was informed.

To celebrate the positive behavior exhibited throughout the school, students will be invited to an all school assembly three times a year, at the end of each trimester. Any student that has received a major or three or more minors will take this opportunity to review expected behaviors at Butterfield School.

Thank you for supporting Butterfield’s school-wide positive behavior system.

STAR Testing Results
K-5th grade students completed STAR testing. The test measures students’ skills in the areas of early literacy, reading and math. The information from the tests will help inform instruction. STAR results will be sent home with students Friday, September 14th.

Parent / Teacher Conference Registration
Register for a conference to meet with and discuss your child’s progress at Butterfield School. Directions and a link to the conference registration site will be emailed to parents in the near future.

Conference Scheduling Window

Monday, September 24th – Friday, September 12th

Conference Schedule
Conference Day 1 – Wednesday, October 17th & February 13th , 5:15-8:15 PM
Conference Day 2 – Thursday, October 18th & February 14th , 3:15-8:15 PM

Box Tops for Education

Calling all Box Tops!

Our yearly Box Tops contest has begun! Each year, the Learning Center collects Box Tops for Education. Your cutting efforts provide funds to purchase many new books for the library, bookmarks for student use, and books to be used as incentives.

Each classroom has a container to collect Box Tops, which can be filled through December. Winning classrooms will be rewarded with a comfy read in and special bookmark, and each child in the first place classroom will choose a free book from Scholastic Book Club purchased with funds from Box Tops. We are grateful for your participation! Let the cutting begin!

BFA NEWS

WELCOME BACK!!

My name is Jennifer Khan, I am your new BFA President. I wanted to tell you a little about myself, and like most mom’s, that means I will be telling you about my kids! My son Chace is in Mrs. Koehlhoeffer’s 1st grade class and my daughter Mia is in 7th grade at Highland Middle School. Also, I have been involved in various parts of the BFA for the last 7 years. During this time, I have learned that we have an amazing community of parents who all want the best for our children!

Last year through fundraising, the BFA provided STEM/STEAM tools across all grade levels, inspirational phrases displayed throughout the school, and purchased a projector with wireless and Bluetooth access, and a 16O foot electronic screen for our school gym!

This year we will be granting our teachers’ wishes! We will ask all teachers to submit a wish list and we will grant as many as we CAN!

Food Days will continue with Hot Dog, Sub, Pizza, Pasta and Breakfast for Lunch this year. Food Days officially begins in October. Registration is due by September 5th.

Room Parents and Party Volunteer sign-up will open on September 5th and close on September 9th. You are able to access the signup.com link via the BFA tab on the Butterfield website or http://signup.com/go/GKc1ap.

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.

I also want to say thank you to our BFA committee members. I look forward to working with each of you, and I am looking forward to a fantastic school year!

Jennifer Khan-BFA President

BFA NEWS

The BFA Food Days Committee is looking for Volunteers!

Please consider signing up for a recurring shift during lunchtime (approximately 10:45-1:00).
Commitment varies from 4 to 8 lunches throughout the school year. Sign up for Pizza, Pasta, Subs, Hot Dogs or Breakfast for Lunch (or more than one!).-It's always fun, and the program needs many hands to be a success. Sign up today at
https://d70schools.revtrak.net/FA/BFA

 

Food Days Orders: Do It Now!

BFA Food Days signup is here!

This program is a favorite - fun for students and for parents, a break from packing lunches. Yet another benefit of this program is that a small percentage of the price goes to support the BFA's programs.

Offerings this year Max's Dawg House, The Liberty Restaurant, Domino's Pizza, Lino's Ristorante and Jersey Mike's Subs.
This is the only time all year to sign up O get those orders in by Wednesday, September 5th!
https://d70schools.revtrak.net/FA/BFA
**Please see Food Days Information Sheet and Calendar for more information.**

BFA NEWS
CLASSROOM VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY

All that are interested please sign up between September 5th O 9th on Signup.com. ALL positions will be selected via lottery.

Head Room Parent: (See description for Head Room Parent 1 and 2 below)

  • -  Coordinate party planning – gather your volunteers together to plan

       your party (games, snacks, etc.)

  • -  Facilitate discussion and decision making as a group to incorporate

       everyone’s ideas as best you can

  • -  Communicate with teacher regarding any requests he/she may have,

       possible food allergies in the classroom and your party plans

  • -  Head Room Parent 1: Halloween Party/ Fun Fair
       (You will be asked to help collect gift basket items from class for Spring Fun Fair)

  • -  Head Room Parent 2 - Valentine's Party/ Gift for Teacher
       (Any gifts during the year that as a class you decide will be led by you)

    5th Grade Liaison:

    During the 5th grade Halloween and Valentine's Day parties, the activities and treats are done in a combined class setting in the gym and commons. This role will coordinate all 5th grade room parents’ activities/game plans and treats. On the day of the party you will be responsible for making sure each classroom has a designated place in the gym and commons. You will also be responsible for timing the rotation of the games/activities in the gym, and help classrooms transition from gym to commons and coordination of the treats.

    Party Volunteers:
    You are responsible for helping to plan, prep and chaperone your party.

    Signup.com Link O http://signup.com/go/GKc1ap

BFA NEWS
We are excited to welcome Doug Scheer of "Scheer Genius" back to Butterfield for our allOschool fall assembly on September 27.

"The Mystery of the Super Character Surprise" is an interactive play/magic show during which students will have the chance to help "Detective Les Trouble" learn antiObullying tools like responsibility, assertiveness, cooperation, caring, courage, and respect.

BFA NEWS
The BFA Spirit Wear Committee is excited to offer our first-ever Back-to-School Spirit Pack Fundraiser!

Support the BFA while looking your best with a Butterfield Bulldogs T-Shirt, Green Paw-print socks, Butterfield Tattoos, and a color-changing bracelet.

A portion of the proceeds from this fundraiser will go to the BFA to help fund more activities for our kids throughout the 2018-2019 school year.

The online store will be open through September 16, so get your spirit packs now!

https://spiritpaks2018.itemorder.com/sale

BFA NEWS
The Butterfield Clothing Sale is Back!

Join us for one of the school's largest fundraisers of the year on October 12 + 13 where we will sell thousands of high quality clothing (ages infant – 18 years), winter gear, toys, books, games, costumes, baby gear and more! There are multiple ways to get involved:

Sell: Registration is now open! Sellers receive 60% of the selling price; 40% of the proceeds go directly to the school.

Volunteer: Sign up to volunteer for a minimum 2-hour shift and receive early access to the pre-sale.

Donate: The committee is currently looking for winter coats, jackets, boots and gear. If you have anything you'd like to donate, please drop off at the designated box outside the school office starting the week of Sept 10.

Shop: Come shop the sale - hosted in our gymnasium - on 10/12 or 10/13 for plenty of great buys!

For more information, please visit www.bfasale.com, visit our Facebook page or contact us at bfaclothingsale@gmail.com.

BFA NEWS
No Art Experience Necessary!

Would you like to learn more about artists through the years? Explore artists materials and technique? Observe creative excitement first hand in your child's class? We hope that you had a chance to sign up to be an art parent volunteer, part of the famous artist series committee on curriculum night.

Still need to sign up? Please contact Julie Hassert at julie.hassert@comcast.net

BFA NEWS
Capture your child’s creativity...

...and enjoy their artwork for years to come.

Butterfield has once again teamed up with Original Works to offer a very special program to all of our families.

In the next few weeks, your child(ren) will create an art project in school as part of their regular art curriculum. New this year, parents will be able to go online and place your order! Original Works then professionally reproduces your child’s one-of-a-kind artwork on items such as coffee mugs, trivets, note cards, and magnets. The items you order will arrive before winter break and make great holiday gifts!

We are thrilled to be participating in this fun and rewarding program, which also serves as a school fundraiser. See examples and more detailed information in our school display.

An order form will be coming home soon!

BFA NEWS
WAYS TO LEARN ABOUT BFA’S HAPPENINGS

  1. 1)  GENERAL MEETINGS

  2. 2)  FACEBOOK – BUTTERFIELD FAMILY ASSOCIATION

  3. 3)  BUTTERFLIER

  4. 4)  EMAILS FROM BFA COMMITTEES

  5. 5)  DR. KEHOE’S FRIDAY MESSAGES

NEXT BFA GENERAL MTGS.

  1. 1)  Tuesday, September 18th at 9a.m. 11a.m. (ERC)
    2)  Tuesday, November 27th at 9a.m. 11a.m.(ERC)

UPCOMING KEY DATES:

Fri./Sat., Oct 12th & 13th Gently Used Clothing & Toy Sale
Wed./Thur., Oct
17th & 18th Scholastic Book Sale

BFA NEWS

"Thank you to the students, staff, parents, grandparents, volunteers and others who took part in our 2018 Welcome Back Picnic! We had a great time and appreciate those who attended in support of the kids, our school and the community. We hope to see you again next year!"

From the Welcome Back Picnic Committee

“Thank you to The New Family Welcome committee, Andrea Twedt and Megan Guerrant for hosting a fun event for new families to preview Butterfield!”

“Thank you to the Welcome Back Picnic committee, Andrea Reed and Melissa Reider for hosting a family fun event to start the new school year!”

“Thank you to the Spirit Wear committee, Katie Feltz, Katie Wakefield, Carrie O’Reilly, and Stephanie Nepomenceno for making sure we have awesome spirit wear to show our Bulldog PRIDE!”

“Thank you to all the committee chairs for attending the BFA Expo during Curriculum night!”

From the BFA Executive Board

Character Counts
Character Counts Kick-Off Week September 4-7, 2018

District 70 Shines with Kindness! Character Counts at Butterfield School!

The Butterfield Bulldog Family will begin this 2018-2019 school year with its 7th Annual Character Counts Kick-Off Week! The schedule of events for the week of September 4th include the following:

  • Tuesday, September 4th, Superintendent Dr. Schumacher will present a podcast to welcome students to the new school year by reading the book titled, Ordinary Mary's Extraordinary Deed by: Emily Pearson

  • Wednesday, September 5th, Dr. Kehoe and Mr. Feldman will host a Principals’ Read in the Commons. The chosen books will be about Kindness.

  • Wednesday, September 5th, 4th and 5th grade Bulldogs are invited to Chalk it Up for Character as We Shine for Kindness from 3:30 to 4:30 at Cook Park on Cook Avenue. Information and permission slips will be distributed in the classrooms.

  • Thursday, September 6th, Be Kind! Get the Point? All Butterfield Bulldogs will receive a special pencil promoting KindnessFriday, September 7th is School Spirit Day to support Bulldogs Shine with Kindness! Students should wear their Butterfield Spirit Wear or don Butterfield colors of green and gold.

  • The generosity of our Butterfield Bulldog Community is astounding! Throughout Libertyville District 70, each of our schools will be hosting a donation drive. All goods collected at Butterfield School will be donated to the Libertyville Township Food Pantry. Collection boxes will be in the foyer by the office. Our daily collections are:

    ALSO NEEDED – RECYCLED PAPER BAGS for BAGGING & DISTRIBUTION of the FOOD from the PANTRY

    Thank you very much for your continuous support!

    Mrs. Krista Panock | Mrs. Holly Simon Character Counts Sponsors

Tuesday – 9/4 - Peanut Butter & Jelly

Wednesday -9/5 - Ketchup & Microwave Popcorn

Thursday – 9/6 - Shampoo & Toothpaste

Friday -9/7 - Cereal – Hot & Cold Pancake Mix/Syrup

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