|January Newsletter - 1-11-2019|
|FROM THE PRINCIPAL|
5 Essentials Survey
Please fill out the Illinois State Board of Education 5Essentials Survey to share your thoughts and impressions on the D70 school/schools your child/children attend. Your voice is important and through this survey, you can be heard.If at least 20 percent of the parents of a school respond, the results of this survey will appear on the state School Report Card for that school. This will be the only parent survey for D70 in the 2018-19 school year. We are asking parents to complete the survey between Jan. 7 and Jan. 31, 2019.
Only one parent per household may participate in the survey. If you have more than one child at a school, one survey should be completed for all your children at the same school. If you have children enrolled in multiple schools, you may take the survey for each of those schools. We respectfully request that only parents of children in D70 take the survey so that we can gather more accurate data as we dedicate D70 to continuous improvement. Thank you!
Letter to parents from Supt. Dr. Schumacher.
Parent / Teacher Conference
Parent / Teacher Conferences will take place Wednesday, February 13th and Thursday, February 14th. In the fall, parents selected a fall and winter conference date using the Signup.com. Beginning Monday, January 28th, you can view, print or change your conference date and time by logging into Signup.com. Changes to conference schedules can be made January 28th – February 4th .
Valentine’s Day Classroom Parties will take place Thursday, February 15th. Parties will be held in the morning. Below is the schedule for the parties:
Valentine’s Parties 9:00-10:00 AM
Head room parent & pre selected party volunteer check-in 8:30-8:45
Party setup 8:45-9:00
9:00-10:00 AM Classroom Parties
Just a reminder that students will be kept indoors for recess only when air temperatures fall below 10 degrees or when the wind chill temperature falls below 0 degrees. 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 recess.
School Closure Due to Inclement Weather
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 now is 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 text (SMS) service only will be used in the event of school closings or a school emergency.
While it is always a goal to have students in school, when safety is an issue, there is no compromise to placing children at risk.
With that in mind, when there is a forecast of inclement weather, television and radio stations, as well as reports from the National Weather Service and Weather Channel, are monitored.
When heavy snow or extremely cold temperatures are predicted, superintendents in neighboring school districts begin planning as early as 4:30 a.m. the morning of, or sometimes even the night before a storm. Communication is maintained with District 70's bus company representatives and the district's maintenance/snow removal crews as well. Please understand that there are many factors that go into making the final decision because D70 understands canceling school may be inconvenient for students and parents, as well as teachers and staff.
The decision involves:
Building conditions: Do the buildings have heat, light, and power?
Site conditions: Are the parking lots plowed? Can buses get in and turn around? Can parents drop off students? Are the school exit doors free of snow?
Bus operations: Can the bus drivers get to the bus company? Do the buses start? Do the drivers feel comfortable driving?
Road conditions: Are the roads continually plowed and is traffic moving?
Air temperature: How cold is it? What is the wind chill? Can children safely walk to school or wait outside for a bus?
If the answer is yes to these questions, most likely the decision will be to keep schools open. Generally, a decision needs to be made by 6 a.m. or sooner, in order to try and catch anyone before they leave for school and/or work. When a decision is made to close schools, D70 families will be informed in several ways:
1) An announcement is made on the D70 website -d70schools.org- and all the school websites.
2) The message is pushed out through automatic phone calls from Supt. Schumacher through the D70 notification system to phone numbers D70 families provide during registration. Please make sure your contact information is current every winter.
3) Parents who have opted in to do so will receive a text (SMS) message. (To opt-in to receive emergency notices via text, please text Y or YES to 67587) 4) The message is delivered through D70 email to family email addresses provided during registration. Please make sure your contact information is current every winter.
5) The announcement is posted to Twitter @LibertyvilleD70 and Facebook @LibertyvilleD70.
6) All school names are broadcast as closed on WGN-AM (720), WBBM-AM (780), and CBS-TV (2), NBC-TV (5), ABC-TV (7), WGN-TV (9), Fox-TV, and CLTV cable.
7) All school names are listed on the Emergency Closing Center at http://www.emergencyclosingcenter.com/complete.html
There is no set amount of snow that will trigger a snow day; all factors depend upon circumstances and the ability to get children and staff to and from school safely. Safety is, and always will be, the major concern.
|BIRTHDAY BOOKS - LEARNING CENTER|
BUTTERFIELD LEARNING CENTER
Thank you to the following students listed below
for your generous donations to our library!
Violet - Max’s Story: Little dog in the big city!
Amy - Squirm
Jett - Spy School
Benjamin - Mission: Panda Rescue
Sophia - The Bear Report
Valentin - Hurricane Heroes in Texas
Harper - A Unicorn named Sparkles First Christmas
Jacob - Owl Diaries Eva’s Big Sleepover
Evan - Princess Black and the Science Fair Scare
Luca - Red’s Planet: Friends and Foes
Mckenzie - Breakout
Gia - Sparks
Kayla - Whatever After: Two Peas in a Pod
William - I Lost My Tooth
Chace - Dino-Christmas
Lauren - A New Friend for Sparkle
Nicholas - The Cardboard Kingdom
Leo - Construction Site on Christmas Night
Carter – Science Comic Dogs – From Predator to Protector
|SIX FLAGS READ TO SUCCEED SIX HOUR READING CLUB|
|FROM THE STUDENT COUNCIL|
The Student Council met on Wednesday, 12/5/18
Just a reminder that School Store is open on Wednesdays during the lunch hours. We will be purchasing new items for the school store so please be ready to shop on Wednesdays.
The Student Council is continuing to sponsor school spirit through spirit days. The following is a list of upcoming spirit days for January:
The student council is presenting possible organizations to donate for our school fundraiser. Stay tuned to see who we pick.
Respectfully submitted,Viviana Perez
Butterfield Student Council Secretary
Happy New Year!
I hope everyone enjoyed their winter break!
We are on the brink of another Fun Fair and Book Fair, so keep your eyes peeled for the latest news and updates on all of our communication channels.
The Valentine’s Day Parties will be around the corner and if you are a room parent/party volunteer you will be reminded of key dates/times and responsibilities shortly.
Also, planning for the Trak-A-Thon is underway, stay on the look-out for more details.
Finally, at the December Butterfield Staff meeting, the Butterfield Executive Team announced the teacher wishes that we are able to grant. Because of your generous support we were able to grant at least part of every teacher’s wish if not the ENTIRE wish that was submitted! I will update you on the details of what was purchased once everything is received by the teacher that requested the wish. Be on the look-out for some shiny new additions throughout the school!
SAVE THE DATE
Where: Butterfield School
Watch for more details!
Where: Butterfield Library
|FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT|
FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT - FRIDAY, JANUARY 18TH IN THE GYM!
Please note that this is not a drop-off event--adult supervision is required
Order pizza in advance online: https://d70schools.revtrak.net/FA/BFA/BFA-Family-Movie-Night-Pizza/#/list
Questions? Contact Sara Adriensen (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Jessica Brown (email@example.com)
BERNIE’S BOOK BANK DONATIONS - Coming first week in February
FUN FAIR - Come one, come all to the BFA Fun Fair on Saturday, February 23rd 10AM – 2PM! The kids look forward to this event every year, so mark your calendars and let us provide the entertainment for the day. There will be food, games, music, and of course, amazing raffle prizes! Save time and money by pre-ordering your tickets online at https://d70schools.revtrak.net/FA/BFA/BFA-Events/BFA-Fun-Fair/#/v/BFA-Fun-Fair-022319-Raffle-Tickets.
We can’t put on a big event like this without the help of parent and teen volunteers, so please sign up for a volunteer spot today at http://signup.com/go/PWfELXX. Middle or high school volunteers are welcome and certificates will be provided to document community service hours, so spread the word!
If you or your business is interested in donating a service or item for our community raffle or silent auction, please email BetsyM@ACSNeuro.com.
REMINDER - Amazon Smile! smile.amazon.com
|WAYS TO LEARN ABOUT BFA HAPPENINGS|
WAYS TO LEARN ABOUT BFA’S HAPPENINGS1. GENERAL MEETINGS
2. FACEBOOK – BUTTERFIELD FAMILY ASSOCIATION
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:
Tuesday, January 15 - BFA Sub Day
Friday, January 18 - Family Movie Night
Monday, January 21 - No School
Tuesday, January 22 - BFA Pizza Day
Tuesday, January 29 - BFA Hot Dog Day
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