December Butterflier - 12-5-2018
From THE ASST. PRINCIPAL

A Note from the Assistant Principal

Cold and Snow Advisory

As we have already seen, winter is here.  Just a reminder that students will be kept indoors for recess only when air temperatures fall below 10degrees or when the wind chill temperature falls below 0.  With this in mind, please have children dress appropriately for recess.  A doctor’s note sent to our school nurse, Mrs. Althoff, is required for students to remain indoors during classroom and/or lunch recess.

Annual Marriott Field Trip

Tuesday, December18th, Butterfield’s staff and students will have the opportunity to attend the production Shrek.  Marriott Theatre for Young Audiences brings a musical fairy tale to our Butterfield students and staff.  Information and permission slips have already been sent home.

School Closings, Emergency Notifications

District 70 takes closing schools seriously.  When the decision is made due to inclement weather, District 70 uses an emergency notification system to deliver phone calls and emails about school closings or safety emergencies.  

There also is now an option to opt-in to receive the information via text by texting 67587 with either Y or YES as the message you send.  (This will not be avtivated for 48- hours when you opt in. This text (SMS) service only will be used in the veent of school closings or a school emergency.  



 

NURSE

FROM THE NURSE:

Cold and flu season is upon us. I would like to take this time to remind everyone of the District 70 guidelines regarding re-entry to school following illnesses. Keep in mind that we have many students who have an underlying medical condition (asthma, diabetes, immune disorders) who may develop a more complicated course of an illness. Please do not send your child to school when he or she is contagious.

PLEASE KEEP YOUR CHILD HOME IF HE/SHE HAS:

-a fever, or has had a fever in the past 24 hours
-severe or frequent cough
-a vomiting/diarrhea illness (Please keep them home for 24 hours after the end of the symptoms.)
-strep throat (They may not return until they are fever-free for 24 hours and have been on the antibiotic for at least 24 hours. We would prefer that they not return right on the 24 hour mark)

PLEASE REMEMBER: If your child has had a fever, they may not return until they have been fever-free for 24 hours WITHOUT using Tylenol or Ibuprofen. The fever portion of a virus is when a person is the most contagious. Fevers come and go during a viral illness-they often come in the afternoon/evening. The only way that you know that the fever is truly gone, is when the fever does not return for 24 hours, without using medication.

Following these guidelines, we will reduce the spread of contagious illnesses to all the students and staff. If you have any questions regarding these guidelines, please call me at 847-362-3120.

WHOLE CLASS ENRICHMENT
Whole Class Enrichment with Mrs. Rech

Thinking Skills! Good listening and direction-following skills are important to a child’s success in the classroom, especially in terms of verbal directions.  In today’s society, we are receiving more and more information through electronic or written directions and students may not have as much practice listening to verbal directions.
 

All students in grades 1-5 practiced sharpening their listening skills by participating in fun activities.  Children responded to oral directions by drawing something described by the GTE teacher. Directions to the games were read aloud and students had to work hard to listen carefully because they weren’t allowed to ask questions! The result? Better listening skills! These were highly motivational challenges that students loved to do. Students improved their listening skills—and students hardly knew they were being put to a rigorous task!

BUTTERFIELD LEARNING CENTER



BIRTHDAY BOOKS

Thank you to the following students listed below for your generous donations to our library!

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Andrew-DUDE!

Henry-Wacky Soccer Trivia Fun Facts for Every Fan

Rebecca-The First Rule of Punk

Nathan-Dogman: Lord of the Fleas

Aisling-This book is RED (Seriously?)

Raina-Here We Are: Notes For Living On Planet Earth

Carter-we don’t eat our CLASSMATES

Nolan-ERASER

Julianna-Weird but True! 3

Liam-Total Soccer

Logan-Rebound

Andrew-Max Tilt: Fire the Depths

Joshua-My Life As a Ninja

Iris-Ripley’s Believe It Or Not!

Jasmine-Ending: The Last

Sofia-Some Bunny Loves Me, Sweet Dreams Super Girl

Charlotte-I Survived True Stories Tornado Terror

Tyler-Sleepy the Goodnight Bunny

Jack-Hazardous Tales Alamo All Stars

Emily-Saving Winslow

Syed Saif-I Am Neil Armstrong, This is a Ball (Really?)

Abigail-Mabel and Sam at Home

Benjamin-Diary of a Wimpy Kid The Meltdown

Connor-Extreme Animals Speediest!

Emily-My Life As A Youtuber

Hayes-The Last Kids On Earth and the Cosmic Beyond

Harper-I Survived: The Attack of the Grizzlies, 1967

Audrey-Lovable Lottie and the Lost Toy
 

FROM THE STUDENT COUNCIL


The student council met on Wednesday 11/7/18.

The school store had a pretty successful two weeks. All the money goes to the school and new supplies for the students. Reminder school store is every week on Wednesday during lunch hours.

The Student Council is continuing to sponsor school spirit through spirit days.The students have chosen a couple of spirit days.

The first spirit day we choose was crazy hair day, it was on Friday, November 9th, and a lot of people came to school with super crazy hair!

The following is a list of upcoming spirit days:

Tuesday, Nov. 20th- Gearing up for some turkey- Comfy clothes day

Friday, Nov. 30th- Neon day!

Friday Dec. 7th - Pillar Friday- CC- Wear Orange

Friday December 14th- Green and Gold Day


There will be a spirit week before Winter Break

Monday December 17th- College Gear Day

Tuesday December 18th- Dress up day for Marriott

Wednesday December 19th-Ugly Sweater/Holiday Gear

Thursday December 20th- Pajama Day


From November 12th-16th Student Council collected Food Items and supplies for the Libertyville Food Pantry. In December, we will once again be selling Holiday Grams.

Respectfully submitted,

Vivi Perez
Butterfield Student Council Secretary
BFA NEWS


Good Afternoon-

Wow, it’s December already! How did that happen?

The BFA is happy to report that from our Gently Used Clothing and Toy Sale we were able to raise 11K from all of our efforts.  Thank you to our committee and volunteers who helped us with the initiative. This will help us towards funding some of the schools needs.  Our goal is to provide funding towards our teachers WISH list items which we asked them for earlier this year.


The Chipotle Dine and Share raised almost $700! Thank you to all the Butterfield Families and Friends that braved the cold!

November, we celebrated our teachers during American Education Week.  We provided them with a warm breakfast as appreciation for all that they do.

Save the Date… for Family Movie Night on Friday, January 18th! More details to follow.

Our Scholastic Book Fair in October was a success.  We were able to raise $900! Thanks to everyone who purchased books!  Our next Book Fair will be in the beginning of February. We look forward to seeing you there.

Fun Fair will be soon upon us in February.  They are looking for volunteers, so if you are interested, please go to http://signup.com/go/PWfELXX to sign-up!.

Have a warm and festive holiday season and I look forward to hearing all about it in 2019!

Jennifer Khan
BFA President

 

A NOTE  OF THANKS

A big thank you to Carrie Groth and our teacher appreciation committee for putting together a great breakfast for our teachers.

 

FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT - SAVE THE DATE!

When:  January 18, 2019
Where: Butterfield School Gym
Movie: TBD
Watch for more details!
 

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.


 

FUN FAIR - Mark your calendars for Saturday, February 23rd for the 2019 Fun Fair!  

The committee is hard at work planning the event and we will need several volunteers for the day of to help the event run smoothly.  This is a great volunteer opportunity for middle and high school aged students in need of volunteer hours, so please pass the volunteer link along to help us get the word out!  

To register as a volunteer for the Fun Fair, visit http://signup.com/go/PWfELXX


ART APPRECIATION - FAMOUS ARTIST -

The Famous Artist Series Committee is excited to once again be sponsoring, in cooperation with Mrs. Sather's art classes, an Art Showcase at each grade-level showcase.  The Fifth Grade Showcase is coming up in December; be sure to look for your student's amazing artwork on display in the Commons before and after the music Showcase!

 

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, January 22nd at 9:00 am – 11:00 am (ERC)
 

UPCOMING KEY DATES:

December 13th - 5th Grade Showcase

December 21st - January 7th – Winter Break

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