Butterflier - 10-5-2018
FROM THE ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL

Parent / Teacher Conference

Parent / Teacher Conferences will take place Wednesday, October 17th and Thursday, October 18th.  Please go directly to this website to sign up for conferences. http://signup.com/go/wqnrqJM

 

Picture Retakes

Picture retakes are scheduled for Tuesday, October 9th.  Please send your child with his or her photo proof to school if you would like a new picture taken.  If you have misplaced the proof sheet, your child’s picture can still be taken. If your child was absent or if your child is new to Butterfield since September 6th, we will make sure his or her picture is taken on this day.  

 

A Haunting Halloween Reminder

Halloween activities will take place October 31st.  The fun begins in the afternoon as students and staff participate in the all-school parade. The parade begins at 1:00 pm and classroom parties follow at approximately 1:30 pm. In preparation for the parties, and to insure the health and safety of students, room parents should consult classroom teachers regarding treats and be aware of any student food allergies.  Students should bring their costumes to school. There will be time for students to change into costumes before the parade. Costumes need to be school appropriate. Please refrain from wearing costumes that require masks that may restrict visibility, are violent in nature, or require imitation weapons. We are excited about this day and want everyone to experience an enjoyable time.

 

Halloween Party Volunteers and Parade Spectators…

With increased scrutiny regarding school security, we wanted to clarify our plans for Halloween in regards to keeping our students safe and the building secure.  

All families are invited to the Butterfield Halloween parade.  If weather permits, the parade will be held outside, where you and your family are invited to come, if you dare, and see all of the spooky and ghoulish costumes our Butterfield students have to offer.  The students will walk out the door facing Lake Street shortly after 1:00 pm. We will travel around the east side of the school and re-enter the building from one of our south entrances. Please find a spot along the route to enjoy the sights!  If the weather does not cooperate, we will allow families to enter the gym to observe the parade.

The parties will immediately follow the parade.  In order to manage the large number of visitors that attend these events, it is in the best interest and safety of the students to limit the number of guests in attendance.  We ask that only the head room parent and the preselected party volunteers attend the classroom parties. Volunteer names will be sent to the office indicating you are allowed to attend the party.  Since the ‘Raptor’ process might take several minutes, we ask that if your drivers license has not yet been scanned this year and you are a head room parent or volunteer, that you please come to the Butterfield office ahead of time to have your license scanned in order to save time that day.  Volunteers will need to arrange a time with the classroom teacher as to when set up will begin. Check-in for party volunteers will begin at 12:15 with access to the rooms beginning no sooner than 12:30.
 

Building Routines…

During the first part of the school year, we take time planning for events that we hope will never happen.  So far this year, we held a fire drill, a bus evacuation drill, and a law enforcement drill. Still to come, we will have two more fire drills, an earthquake drill, and later in the spring, we will do a shelter drill (tornado drill).  To ensure that we are doing these drills correctly, we have invited the fire department and the police to assist us on a few of our drills. Drills are only a part of what we do at Butterfield to ensure your child’s safety. For the past five years, our students went around the school learning from teachers what is expected of them at different parts around the building.  Although the main focus of this tour around the school was behavior, we also spent a moment talking about safety.  

 

Excused Absences

Butterfield School has a responsibility to ensure all students are where they need to be safely and securely each attendance day.  To help with this accountability piece, we ask you notify the office by 9:00 am if your child is not attending school on a particular school day.  To report an absence, you can call our office at 847-362-3120, and Press 1.

 

Going Home Changes

If there is a change to your child’s going home routine on a particular day, we ask you notify the teacher and/or office by 11:30 am.  This ensures adequate time for communication to disseminate to the classroom teacher, office, and most of all, to the student. We do realize emergencies come up and at times last minute changes are necessary.  However, minimizing the end-of-day routine alterations helps ensure all students are where they should be safely.


Fire Prevention Poster Contest

This year’s contest will be held during Fire Prevention Week and is open to all 1st thru 5th grade students in the Village of Libertyville and the Libertyville Fire Protection District.

Contest Rules:

* All entries must incorporate the 2018 Fire Prevention Week theme. This year’s theme is: “Look. Listen. Learn. Be Aware.” “Fire Can Happen Anywhere”  

*  Entries may be submitted on poster board or paper. Maximum size 22" x 28". Any color is acceptable. NO 3-D posters (flat only.) Posters must be able to be       hung on the wall without any material falling off.

*  Each entry MUST have the student’s full name, grade, school name, and teacher’s name on the back of the poster.

*  Deadline for entries is Monday, October 8, 2018.

*  Preliminary judging will be held at each school on Wednesday, October 10, 2018. Ribbons will be distributed for First and Second place winners. An Honorable Mention ribbon will be awarded in each grade in each school. Judging is done by members of the Libertyville Junior Women’s Club and the Libertyville Fire Department.

*  Trophies will be awarded to winners at each grade level for all posters entered. The poster that best depicts this year’s theme will receive the grand prize trophy. The grand prize winner will be named at the Libertyville's Fire Departments Open House festivities on Saturday, October 13th at Station #1, 1551 N. Milwaukee Avenue. All award winning posters will also be on display at the Open House.

Posters will be returned to the schools and may be picked up after October 15 th. The grand prize entry will be submitted for statewide competition held by the Illinois Fire Inspectors Association.

Ideas from parents are welcome, but all work should come from the children Fire Prevention Week is October 7 – 13, 2018
FROM THE NURSE


I  have  received  a few calls  reporting a case  of head lice. Head lice  are a very common problem.    Lice cases are second only to the  common cold, among communicable diseases  affecting school children. The best way to  reduce head lice infestations is to be well informed  with the facts.

Lice  are small  wingless bugs  that live and breed  on the human head. They   thrive by biting their host,  similar to the mosquito. Lice  do not spread disease. There are  between 6-­‐12 million cases of lice  each year, in the U.S.(similar to the   number of cases of the common cold).  Lice will live on anyone’s head; clean hair,   dirty hair...they just like hair (enough hair to  hide and thrive, not likely to live on a head with  a crew-­‐cut). Lice do not fly or jump (thank goodness).    They are most often transferred to another head by shared brushes,  hats or head to head contact. Lice therefore tend to spread to best  friends, siblings and not typically to a casual contact. The American Academy  of Pediatrics believes that most cases of lice are acquired outside of school.    Lice have no motivation to leave the head that they are on, they are essentially  accidentally transferred to another head. If a louse falls off someone’s head, it can  only live for 24-­‐48 hours. Therefore, you need not worry that your house, or your school  “has lice”(they simply do not survive off the human head). Lice will not live or breed on your  pets, in carpet, bedding or stuffed animals. A female louse lays up to six eggs a day, so even though  many lice are lost during daily bathing, the cycle continues because of the eggs that remain. Head lice typically   thrive for several weeks on someone’s head, before they are discovered.

If  your  child complains  that their head is  itchy, you should check  for lice (or have the school  nurse check their head). It is  not always obvious that a child has  head lice. It is uncommon to see a live  louse when checking their head. What you need  to look for is the eggs, or nits. You need to  part the hair every 1⁄4” and look near the scalp for  tiny teardrop shaped eggs that are attached to one piece  of hair. If you knock this egg with your finger, it will  not move. It is glued to one piece of hair and you need to  pull it off with your thumbnail. Another sign to look for are small   red bite marks, often near the nape of the neck, or near the ears.
If  your  child has  lice, contact  your pediatrician  or pharmacist for a  lice treatment recommendation.  Please notify the school, so we  monitor cases. Most lice treatments  kill live lice, but you must pick out  all the nits. Picking the nits is a very   time consuming process!!! You must remove all  the nits, or soon you will have live lice again.    Call the school nurse with any questions, or if you are  unsure of what you are seeing, when checking your child’s  head.
 

GAME CLUB

What is Games Club?

Games Club is an opportunity to play board and card games with your friends, as well as make new friends with students in other classes! We have a supply of different games, but feel free to bring your favorite game if we don't have it!


Who can join Games Club?

Any student grades K-5 can join games club! Everyone is welcome!
I'm a student and I participate in another activity in the morning. Can I still join?
Yes! Just come on the days you do not have a prior commitment.
Where and when does Games Club Meet?
Games club will meet in room 512 from 7am-8am. This is Ms. Davellis’ classroom! kdavellis@d70schools.org
(K-2nd Grade) Wednesdays
October: 3, 10, 17, 24 November: 7, 14, 28 March: 6, 13, 20 April: 17, 24
(3rd-5th Grade) Fridays
October: 5, 12, 26 November 2, 9, 16, 30 March: 1, 8, 15, 22 April: 5
                                   

           

What is Games Club?

Games Club is an opportunity to play board and card games with your friends, as well as make new friends with students in other classes! We have a supply of different games, but feel free to bring your favorite game if we don't have it!

                       
Who can join Games Club?

Any student grades K-5 can join games club! Everyone is welcome!

                       
I'm a student and I participate in another activity in the morning. Can I still join?

Yes! Just come on the days you do not have a prior commitment.

                       

Where and when does Games Club Meet?

Games club will meet in room 512 from 7am-8am. This is Ms. Davellis’ classroom! kdavellis@d70schools.org

(K-2nd Grade) Wednesdays
October: 3, 10, 17, 24 November: 7, 14, 28 March: 6, 13, 20 April: 17, 24
(3rd-5th Grade) Fridays
October: 5, 12, 26 November 2, 9, 16, 30 March: 1, 8, 15, 22 April: 5

BIRTHDAY BOOKS - LEARNING CENTER

BUTTERFIELD LEARNING CENTER

 

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BIRTHDAY BOOKS

Thank you to the following students listed below

for your generous donations to our library!

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Abigail-Bake Sale

Miles-Timmy Failure The Cat Stole My Pants

Oscar-Ranger In Time Hurricane Katrina Rescue

Samuel-Dragon Masters Waking the Rainbow Dragon

Lucy-Sputnik’s Guide to life on Earth

Emma-Kiranmala and the Kingdom Beyond, The Serpent’s Secret

Charles-Bad Kitty Camp Daze

Elin-Hansel and Gretal

William-Total Football

Julia-Can I be Your Dog

Jack-What if you had Animal Feet

Angelina-Sleeping Beauty

Frances-Up and Down

Jack-Sloth Slept On

Wyatt-Earth! My First 4.54 Billion Years

Maxwell-Breaking News Alien Alert

Blake-A Gold Star for Zog

Maia-Little Red and the Very Hungry Lion

Victoria-Pandora
Bailey-Ellie

Nathan-Hoot Owl: Master of Disguise

 

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BIRTHDAY BOOKS

Thank you to the following students listed below

for your generous donations to our library!

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Freya-Copper

Jackson-Pete the Kitty and the Groovy Playdate

Vincent-Total Basketball

Elaine-Be Prepared

Oliver-Press Start: Super Rabbit Boy Blasts Off!

Nicholas-Everything On It

Eli-A Dog Wearing Shoes

Emerson-Total Gymnastics

Benjamin-Duck and Cover

Ellie-The Pout Pout Fish and the Can’t Sleep Blues

Kenzie-What’s New at the Zoo?

Hannah-Ellie in Concert

Gabriel-The War Below

Andrew-Harry Moon: Wand-Paper-Scissors

Alanna-Granted

Kelsey-The Doughnut Fix

Lainey-Wings of Fire

Olivia-Silly Goose’s BIG Story

Rida-Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History

Emerson-Did you take the B from my _ook?

                                                                                                     Hailey-Be Brave, Little Penguin

ENRICHMENT


Visual Spatial Thinking In Whole Group Enrichment


Spatial thinking concerns the positions of objects, their shapes, their spatial relations to one another and the movement they make. It involves understanding and remembering the relative locations of objects in the mind. Then through imagining or visualizing, objects are manipulated through mental movement or transformation to form new spatial relations.

Examples of using visual-spatial skills in everyday life include using or developing maps, merging into traffic, thinking about how to pack a suitcase, using mirror images, and building with blocks and Legos. Spatial ability is important in many fields of study such as mathematics, economic forecasting, engineering, meteorology and more.
Each classroom in grades 1-5 worked on a whole class enrichment activity under the visual-spatial thinking umbrella.
 

In first and second grade, tangrams were used to create various shapes and complete puzzles. Tangrams are great to introduce math concepts like rotation, flips and slides. Third graders worked with pentominoes to complete puzzles. These are another great tool to work with visual-spatial thinking as rotations and reflections in math. Fourth grade used Q-bitz puzzles for pattern identification, and fifth grade built structures using Keva blocks and representational drawings. Each class was given a Brain Station center to take back to the classroom to reinforce the skill practiced.


Each grade level had a wonderful time with their activity and it was exciting to see all of the curiosity and intrigue with each challenge. Not only did we have great interest in the activities, but also we had great discussions on how we use visual-spatial thinking in school and the real world.
 

Conna Rech - GTE Resource

BFA NEWS


Good Afternoon-

Hope everyone enjoyed the start of the school year with the Meet and Greet and Welcome Back Picnic!    

We have received so many “Wish List” requests from our Teachers! Next the BFA Executive Board will review the requests and start granting as many as possible! Stay tuned for more to come!

Head Room Parents and Party Volunteer lottery is complete! Head Room Parents have received the list of Party Volunteers for their classroom and holiday. I appreciate your patience while I recruited more parents to fill openings.

The clothing sale team is in full swing and ready to launch another successful event.  Oct. 12th and 13th are the days of the event.  If you can shop that weekend you will be pleasantly surprised on the great buys you will find.  It is a great way to get things for your children, support a great cause and save money. Thanks to the Clothing Sale team.

October is a busy month for the BFA.  We have Pasta Day to kick off the month, Clothing Sale, the Scholastic Book Fair, Original Works and all of our Halloween Parties!  Keep your eyes peeled for information on Facebook posts, notes from Committee chairs, and Dr. Kehoe.


Jennifer Khan

BFA President

 

TEACHER GIFTS

Each year the BFA provides monetary gifts to all of its teachers and staff.  We wanted to share with the parents what were some things purchased with our gifts.  All of the teachers sent us back beautiful thank you notes.

 

- Learning Tools                  - Library Books
- Classroom Supplies         - Music Equipment            - Classroom Manipulatives’
- Flexible Seating                - Lamps                             - Guided Reading Books            
 - Storage Carts/Baskets
     - Puzzles/Games
- Bulletin Board Supplies     - Materials for large classroom projects
 

 

THANK YOU ASSEMBLY COMMITTEE!

On Thursday, September 27, Butterfield’s student body, faculty, and staff were treated to Doug Scheer’s “The Mystery of the Character Surprise” Assembly Show. When the show starts, you’ll laugh along with Spike, a trouble-making bully, as she picks on and aggravates the problem-solving leader of this interactive magical play, Detective Les Trouble. The secret to bully proofing turns out to be using character traits responsibility, assertiveness, caring, courage and respect are just a few of the tools Les Trouble and volunteer students demonstrated throughout the show. Doug had the entire audience laughing and clapping the entire show.

 

FALL SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR

VISIT THE FALL SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR DURING OCTOBER CONFERENCES
SHOPPING HOURS – WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 17 - 5:15 – 8:30p.m.

                                    THURSDAY, OCTOBER 18 - 3:15 - 8:30p.m.

PARENTS CAN PARTICIPATE IN A RAFFLE FOR AN ICE CREAM SOCIAL FOR THEIR CHILDREN'S CLASS
SPIRIT WEAR WILL BE SELLING BULLDOG LAWN SIGN & A VARIETY OF CLOTHING


PROCEEDS FROM THE BOOK FAIR WILL GO TO SUPPORT THE BFA TEACHER WISH LISTS AND THE LEARNING CENTER

                                                                                            

 

4th Grade 40 Book Challenge is BACK!

It's not too late for your 4th Grader to sign up and participate in the 40 Book Challenge!

All participants who read at least 10 books will be recognized at the end of the challenge.

Books your child read, will be checked off during their lunch period if you can please have him/her bring their updated book list to lunch.

Please feel free to contact Carrie Groth at froeter@hotmail.com with any questions.

 

The BFA Annual Clothing Sale is Fast Approaching

We're hosting one of the school's largest fundraisers next week and we still need help! If you're interested in volunteering (which grants you early VIP access to the sale) please sign up at www.bfasale.com/volunteer. Otherwise, come shop the great deals on kids' (aged 0-18) clothing, sports equipment, spirit wear, Halloween costumes, toys, books, bikes, and gear at the sale:

·        Friday, October 12: 5:30-8:30PM

·        Saturday, October 13: 9AM- 2PM

We look forward to seeing you there!

Thank you-

Clothing Sale Committee

"LIKE" us on Facebook .....  "BFA Clothing Sale"

 

ORIGINAL WORKS

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. Your child(ren) created an art project in school as part of their regular art curriculum. Original Works 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!

This year parents will be able to go ONLINE and place your order! 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 on October 12.  All orders will be due on October 19.

If you have any questions, please contact Colleen Blomgren at 314.322.8576
 


HEAD ROOM PARENT ASSIGNMENTS

Thanks to everyone for volunteering for head room/party parents this year.  The BFA, teachers and the kids so appreciate your hard work and time.
I contacted all head room parents via email.  If you have any questions, please contact me, Jennifer at jkhan@koenigrubloff.com.

This list only shows head room parents.

Holiday                      Role                                                                   Who

Both                          Head Room Parent - EIP Jenkins                     Dana Scott

Halloween                 Head Room Parent(s) - EIP - Blank                  Maria Childs
Valentines                 Head Room Parent(s) - EIP - Blank                  Christine Duhig


Halloween                 Head Room Parent(s) - EIP - Kassenbaum      TAMMY MCLAUGHLIN
Valentines                 Head Room Parent(s) - EIP - Kassenbaum       Emily Purvis

Valentines                 Head Room Parent(s) - G1 - Hogan                  Claudia Anglada
Halloween                 Head Room Parent(s) - G1 - Hogan                  Megan Guerrant

Valentines                 Head Room Parent(s) - G1 - Koehlhoeffer         Katie Wyzukovicz
Halloween                 Head Room Parent(s) - G1 - Koehlhoeffer         Caroline O'Reilly

Halloween                 Head Room Parent(s) - G1 - Ovaska                 Wendy Seddon
Co-Valentines            Head Room Parent(s) - G1 - Ovaska                  Kate Nerroth
Co-Valentines            Head Room Parent(s) - G1 - Ovaska                  Ali Posner

Halloween                  Head Room Parent(s) - G2 - Knoll                     Amy Weaver
Valentines                  Head Room Parent(s) - G2 - Knoll                     Tara Devine

Halloween                  Head Room Parent(s) - G2 - Panock                 Erin Kahn
Valentines                  Head Room Parent(s) - G2 - Panock                 Andrea Twedt

Halloween                  Head Room Parent(s) - G2 - Patterson             Elizabeth Soling
Valentines                  Head Room Parent(s) - G2 - Patterson             Tiffany Natale

Halloween                  Head Room Parent(s) - G2 - Paulus                 Micheal Westphall
Valentines                  Head Room Parent(s) - G2 - Paulus                 Dana Scott

Valentines                  Head Room Parent(s) - G3 - Davellis                Leslie Kalvass
Halloween                  Head Room Parent(s) - G3 - Davellis               Cory Thomson

Valentines                  Head Room Parent(s) - G3 - Friedman             Karen Semler
Halloween                  Head Room Parent(s) - G3 - Friedman             Karen Cordes

Valentines                  Head Room Parent(s) - G3 - McLean                TAMMY MCLAUGHLIN
Halloween                  Head Room Parent(s) - G3 - McLean                Megan Huber

Valentines                  Head Room Parent(s) - G3 - Soellner                Allison Engman
Halloween                  Head Room Parent(s) - G3 - Soellner                Katie Wyzukovicz

Valentines                  Head Room Parent(s) - G4 - Buttiere                 Shelly Rodriguez
Halloween                  Head Room Parent(s) - G4 - Buttiere                 Michelle Illian

Halloween                  Head Room Parent(s) - G4 - Jarosz                  Jennifer Crane
Valentines                  Head Room Parent(s) - G4 - Jarosz                  Vanessa Stalter

Halloween                  Head Room Parent(s) - G4 - Serrecchia            Meg Carter
Valentines                  Head Room Parent(s) - G4 - Serrecchia            Amy Snow

Valentines                  Head Room Parent(s) - G4 - Steinhofer             Mary Babcock
Halloween                  Head Room Parent(s) - G4 - Steinhofer            Tiffany Natale

Valentines                  Head Room Parent(s) - G5 - Deal                    Amy Weaver
Halloween                  Head Room Parent(s) - G5 - Deal                    Kristen Moss

Halloween                  Head Room Parent(s) - G5 - Hardiman           Leslie Kalvass
Valentines                  Head Room Parents(s) - G5 - Hardiman         Melanie Figurelli

Halloween                  Head Room Parent(s) - G5 - Sieroslawski       Andrea Twedt
Valentines                  Head Room Parent(s) - G5 - Sieroslawski       Megan Huber
 
Halloween                 Head Room Parent(s) - G5 - Stein                   Shelley Weinstein
Valentines                 Head Room Parent(s) - G5 - Stein                   Kim Audette

Halloween                 Head Room Parent(s) - GK - Forkner              Julie Harper
Valentines                 Head Room Parent(s) - GK - Forkner               Lindsey Finholt

Halloween                  Head Room Parent(s) - GK - McPherren         Jackie Axelson
Valentines                  Head Room Parent(s) - GK - McPherren         Jen Hansson

Halloween                   Head Room Parent(s) - GK - True                   Kathy Cusker
Valentines                    Head Room Parent(s) - GK - True                    Erin Ricart

5th Grade Liason         Mellissa Underwood

 

WAYS TO LEARN ABOUT BFA’S HAPPENINGS

1)     GENERAL MEETINGS
2)     FACEBOOK – BUTTERFIELD FAMILY ASSOCIATION
3)     BUTTERFLIER
4)     EMAILS FROM BFA COMMITTEES
5)     DR. KEHOE’S FRIDAY MESSAGES

 

NEXT BFA GENERAL MEETING

Tuesday, November 27th at 9:00 am – 11:00 am(ERC)


UPCOMING DATES:

Fri./Sat., Oct 12th & 13th – Gently Used Clothing & Toy Sale
October 13th -  Original Works Packets Go Home 
October 17th18th – Scholastic Book Drive (Enchanted Forest)
Wednesday, October 31st – Halloween Parties

 
WAYS TO LEARN ABOUT BFA’S HAPPENINGS

1)     GENERAL MEETINGS
2)     FACEBOOK – BUTTERFIELD FAMILY ASSOCIATION
3)     BUTTERFLIER
4)     EMAILS FROM BFA COMMITTEES
5)     DR. KEHOE’S FRIDAY MESSAGES

 

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