April Newsletter - 4-5-2019
FROM THE ASST. PRINCIPAL

2019-2020 Student Placement Parent Input
The time has come where we begin planning for the 2019-2020 school year.  The Butterfield School staff will soon make student placement decisions for next school year. This responsibility is taken very seriously and many factors are considered during the process. Although learning styles, teaching styles, and classroom blends are vital components in the placement of students, the most valuable piece is the wealth of information the teacher brings to the conversation.  Academic achievement needs, as well as an environment that supports a child’s social and emotional well-being are all essential factors in the decision-making process. Although requests for specific teachers will not be considered, once again, parental input may be supplied by means of the Parent Input Google Form, available by clicking on the link below

https://goo.gl/forms/QYypQloRqy84RIoL2

This form allows for additional information, of which current teaching staff may be unaware, regarding a child’s academic and/or social emotional development.  If you feel additional information may be critical to your child’s educational advancement, please submit your thoughts by completing the Parent Input Google Form by Friday, April 19th.  Please rest assured that all factors are taken into account before the school team makes final placement decisions. We genuinely appreciate your confidence as we begin to plan for another exciting school year at Butterfield.
 

2019-2020 Kindergarten Orientation
Future kindergarteners and parents are welcome to attend Butterfield’s Kindergarten Orientation at Butterfield School, Tuesday, April 16th, from 6:00-7:00 PM.  You will have the opportunity to meet the kindergarten team, other staff members, and learn more about the kindergarten program. 

Principals Read Program
I would like to invite you and your family to Cook Memorial Library Monday, April 29th, 6:45-7:30 PM, to enjoy a few of Butterfield’s administrators’ favorite children stories.  While at the event, families new to the library can sign up for library cards. Dr. Kehoe and I are very excited to participate in this program and hope to see you there.  
 

D70 Summer School
Visit the summer school website to view all the information you need to make your summer SUNsational!    www.d70schools.org/summerschool

 

Summer School Dates

Monday, June 10-Thursday, July 11th, 8:30-11:45 AM

Classes will not be held on Friday for the entire 5 week program.

No school July 4th, in observance of Independence Day.


Location

Highland Middle School
Rockland School – PreK and Pre
1st


Illinois Assessment of Readiness and Illinois Science Assessment
  • Butterfield students will participate in the state mandated assessments this spring.  This year, the English language arts and math assessment for grades 3-8 is called the Illinois Assessment of Readiness  The Illinois Assessment of Readiness is almost exactly the same this year as the assessment that students took last year, only slightly shorter. The Illinois Assessment of Readiness measures the same Illinois Learning Standards and includes the same test questions that teachers and students have become familiar with over the past four years.  If you would like to learn more about IAR, please click the link below.

  • 5th Grade students will also participate in the Illinois Science Assessment.  If you would like to learn more about ISA, please click the link below.

 

Butterfield’s Test Schedule

Friday, April 5th
Illinois Science Assessment

5th Grade 8:30-10:00 AM


Monday, April 8th
Illinois Assessment of Readiness
ELA Unit 1
3rd Grade 10:00-11:30 AM

4th Grade 12:45-2:15 PM

5th Grade 8:30-10:00 AM
 

Tuesday, April 9th
Illinois Assessment of Readiness
ELA Unit 2
3rd Grade 10:00-11:30 AM

4th Grade 12:45-2:15 PM

5th Grade 8:30-10:00 AM

 

Wednesday, April 10th
Illinois Assessment of Readiness
Math Unit 1

3rd Grade 10:00-11:30 AM

4th Grade 12:45-2:15 PM

5th Grade 8:30-10:00 AM

 

Thursday, April 11th
Illinois Assessment of Readiness
Math Unit 2

3rd Grade 10:00-11:30 AM

4th Grade 12:45-2:15 PM

5th Grade 8:30-10:00 AM


Friday, April 12th
llinois Assessment of Readiness
Math Unit 3

3rd Grade 10:00-11:30 AM

4th Grade 12:45-2:15 PM

5th Grade 8:30-10:00 AM

 

Basketball Tournament

Now that the 4th and 5th grade basketball seasons are officially over, we want to take a moment to thank Coach Krech, Coach Jarosz, and Coach Ovaska for the time and energy that they put into a successful season. Their focus on teamwork, sportsmanship and fair play, as well as teaching solid basketball skills enabled their players to become well-rounded athletes. Butterfield School is very proud of you. We are equally proud of the hard work and dedication that our 5th grade cheerleaders put in as well. Mrs. True and the cheerleading squad

brought team spirit and positive energy to each and every game. Great work, coaches, players, and cheerleaders!

CHARACTER COUNTS

During the next four weeks in all of our District 70 schools we will be learning about respect – what it means and how we can be respectful students and citizens.  Learning happens best when it is done both at school and at home.  Below are ways you can reinforce the theme of respect through reading about it, talking about it, and practicing it. Friday, April 5th, is Pillar Friday for Respect.  We encourage all students and staff to WEAR YELLOW, the color that represents respect.  

Read All About It
Here are some books to help you learn more about respect:

Rude Cakes by Rowboat Watson
Dude That’s Rude by Pamela Espeland
The Golden Rule by Jeffrey Wattles

Practice It!
Think about the specific needs and preferences of everyone in your house.  Make a list.  Spend one week together trying to be mindful of each other’s needs and wants.  Talk about the effects this experiment has on your family.

Talk About It!
Here are some discussion points to help you talk about respect with your child:
What do you think it means to be respectful and why is it important?
What are some ways you can be more respectful at home, at school and in the community?
Are there any ways that you would like me to be more respectful to you?
What are some reasons it can be hard to be respectful?

Remember:  When we are respectful we are showing kindness!

2018-2019 District 70 Character Counts Committee
Adler:  Mrs. Gasick, Mrs. Turner
Butterfield:  Mrs. Panock,  Mrs. Simon
Copeland Manor: Mrs. Travelstead
Highland Middle School: Mrs. Battaglia,  Mrs. Farley,  Mrs. Ross
Rockland:  Mrs. List
Administrator: Mr. Knapp

FROM THE STUDENT COUNCIL

Student Council Butterflier Article - April   

The Student Council met on Wednesday, 4/3/19.

Congratulations to everyone for such a successful fundraiser! Butterfield School raised $1,518.84. for Orphans of The Storm. The extra benefit was that Mr. Feldman had seven pies thrown in his face during the pep rally in March.

Just a reminder that School Store is open every Wednesday. We have so many new items. If you would like to purchase anything please bring money on Wednesdays. Remember when purchasing from the school store the money goes back to help the school.

The Student Council is continuing to sponsor school spirit through spirit days. The following is a list of upcoming spirit days for April and May:

*Friday April 5th: Character Counts pillar day respect:  wear yellow

*Friday May 3rd: Track-a-thon wear green and gold.


The student council will be holding a poster contest for Earth Day. There will be one winner per grade level, and one whole school winner. Information papers will go home Friday 4/5/19.     

Respectfully submitted,

Viviana Perez
Butterfield Student Council Secretary
EARTH DAY POSTER CONTEST FROM STUDENT COUNCIL

Earth Day is April 22nd and Student Council is celebrating by holding a poster contest! A winner will be recognized for each grade level, and one overall winner will be selected for the entire school.

To participate, design your poster on the attached template and turn it into your classroom teacher by Thursday, April 18th. No late submissions will be accepted. Make sure to follow the guidelines listed below. Have fun!

Guidelines:

  • ●  All poster designs need to follow the theme: Reduce, Reuse,Recycle

  • ●  Make sure to use color in order to make your poster stand out.

  • ●  Your first name and last initial need to be clearly written on the poster.

  • ●  Your teacher’s name needs to be clearly written on the poster.

DESTINATION IMAGINATION

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL OF OUR DESTINATION IMAGINATION TEAMS. YOU ALL SHOULD BE VERY PROUD OF YOUR ACCOMPLISHMENTS! THE TWO TEAMS MOVING ON TO THE STATE FINALS ON APRIL, 13th, AT NORTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY ARE…

 

FIRST PLACE WINNERS:
Tom Drake and John Flayter’s team, PIZZA-TACONATORS in the Improvisation challenge:
Heads Up To:   Sarah D., Faith F., Lela H., Amelia S-L., & Ali T.
 

SECOND PLACE WINNERS:
Karin Steffensen’s THE SEVEN SUNS team in the Medical Mystery science challenge:
Heads Up To:    Lainey C., Maggie O., Riley S., Julia S., Reese W., Sydney Y., & Violet Y.

CONGRATULATIONS! GOOD LUCK AT THE STATE FINALS!

Mrs. McLean
Destination Imagination Coordinator
BUTTERFIELD 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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Zoie – DOLL-E 1.0

Pravit – Monster Mayhem

Alexander – Nerdy Birdy

Nicholas – What If You Had Animal Ears

Lola – Ordinary Mary’s Extraordinary Deed

Finnegan – Wacky Football Trivia

Charles – Hazardous Tales: Donner Dinner Party

Claire – Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow

Addyson-Nerdy Birdy Tweets

Lauren-Robot Dreams

Hunter – Whatshisface

Caden – Wings of Fire: The Lost Heir

Carter – I Don’t Want to Go to Sleep

Bo – There’s a Monster in Your Book

Aubrey – Stella and the Night Sprites

Riley-The Great Pet Escape



 

BFA NEWS



Good Afternoon-

We kick April off with our Family Movie Night tonight!  Hope you can join us in the gym for a relaxed evening viewing of Small Foot.

We have 5th grade events, Kindergarten Orientation, Trak-A-Thon and Field Day coming up.  That is just a short list of what is to come. All of the events we coordinate wouldn’t be possible without your support and volunteerism.

Today the Trak-A-Thon packets will be sent home with your students and soon sign-ups for 5th grade activities and Field Day! Lots of volunteers are needed and very important for the success of each event. Please consider giving of your time to help us out on these days.

This past month was extremely busy for the BFA.  We successfully launched another fabulous Fun Fair.  Lots of Carnival Games and Raffle Prizes were had. Super big thank you to Betsy Matthews, Andrea Reed, Katie Peitka, and Sarah Weiler.

Arts at Lunch the week before Spring Break was AMAZING! Thank you to Jennifer Soares and Katie Wakefield for organizing!

Finally, we STILL have open BFA Committee Chair positions for the 2019-2020 school year. I have included a list of these open positions below. Please contact me about which committee you would be interested in chairing by April 15th.

Now that spring has sprung I hope you enjoy the warmer sunny weather!

Jennifer Khan
BFA President

2019-2020 BFA OPEN COMMITTEE POSITIONS


2019-2020 BFA OPEN COMMITTEE POSITIONS

These positions are open and need to be filled for us to continue offering the programs or events.  If you are interested or have questions about any committee, please contact Jennifer Khan call or text @ 312-391-8915 or email  jkhan@koenigrubloff.com. Please respond by April 15.

COMMITTEE                      # OF POSTIONS
5th Grade Boys Day/Night Out - 1
Sub Day -  2
NEW Food Day TBD -  2

Field Day -  2
Yearbook -  1
Uniform Cleaning -  1
Concessions -  1
NEW Back 2 School Meet & Greet -  2
New Family Welcome -  1
Original Works  -  2
Pasta Day  -  1


 

BFA THANK YOU

Wow! Fun Fair Committee Betsy Matthews, Sarah Weiler, Andrea Reed, and Katie Pietka you did it again! Thank you for tirelessly organizing an a FUNtastic event!



Thank you to Jen Soares and Katie Wakefield for carefully selecting the wonderful artists the students enjoyed during Arts at Lunch!
5th GRADE FATHER/SON NIGHT

We are excited about our upcoming 5th grade father-son fun night on Wed. Apr. 24 at 6:30pm, Butterfield gym! Please RSVP for this great night of activities, a question-answer panel with 7th and 8th grade Highland boys, and treats, of course! 

5TH GRADE MOTHER/DAUGHTER EVENT

Attention all 5th Grade Girls!  The 5th Grade Mother/Daughter Event will be held on Friday, April 26th from 7-9pm!  Hope to see you there!

TRACK-A-THON LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS

Trak-A-Thon is looking for volunteers! Sign up today! https://signup.com/go/BhAqwNw

NORA PROJECT

For all interested in volunteering for The Nora Night Film Festival, there is a link below! We are so excited and will need lots of help to make this a success.


Our goal is to make our Nora Friends the stars of the night! How often do kids with disabilities get to be the stars? We also want to honor their new friends, their teachers, families and project leaders. A true celebration of everyone involved.

Thinking star parking spots, walking down a red carpet, their very own Star of Fame, lots of photo ops with their friends and anything else we can come up with.

Please go to this link and choose the committee you would like to be on! And spread the word to your friends and family.
http://signup.com/go/QVaoisq

We are so excited for this special evening of celebrating greatness!!!!
BFA VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Looking for volunteer opportunities? All BFA events needing volunteers are posted on our signup.com page. Use this link to see what is available and signup https://signup.com/group/405460676069

BFA HAPPENINGS


WAYS TO LEARN ABOUT BFA’S HAPPENINGS



GENERAL MEETINGS
  1. FACEBOOK – BUTTERFIELD FAMILY ASSOCIATION

  2. BUTTERFLIER

  3. EMAILS FROM BFA COMMITTEES

  4. DR. KEHOE’S FRIDAY MESSAGES



    NEXT BFA GENERAL MEETING

Tuesday, May 21st at 9:00 am – 11:00 am (ERC)

UPCOMING KEY DATES:
April 5 - Family Movie Night

April 5 - Trak-A-Thon packets go home

April 24 - 5th Grade Father/Son Night

April 26 - 5th Grade Mother/Daughter Tea

May 3 - Trak-A-Thon

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