September Butterflier - 8-30-2019
FROM THE PRINCIPAL

News from the Principal 

Parent- Student Handbook
Please review the Parent - Student Handbook available online by visiting Butterfield's website, https://www.d70schools.org/schoolsites/?sect=res&func=res_cust&pid=209&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 2019-2020 Sign-Off Form if you have not already done so. The sign off form can also be found under the Handbook Tab.. 

Picture Day 
Butterfield's Picture Day is FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 13TH.   Information regarding picture day will be sent home with students Friday, August 30th.  Visit mylifetouch.com to order before Picture Day using your Picture Day ID: EVTDDTJKG

 

Character Counts Week 
Character Counts Kick-Off Week

September 3-6, 2019

District 70 Shines with Kindness!

Character Counts at Butterfield School!

The Butterfield Bulldog Family will begin this 2019-20 school year with its 8th Annual Character Counts Kick-Off Week!  The schedule of events for the week of September 3rd include the following:

Tuesday, September 3rd -  Superintendent Dr. Barbini will present a podcast to welcome students to the new school year. Dr. Barbini will be reading

What Does it Mean to be Kind? By Rana DiOrio

Wednesday, September 4th - 4th and 5th grade Bulldogs are invited to Chalk it Up for Character as We Shine with 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 5th Smile – O – Grams!  To share kindness within classroom communities, teachers will have a supply of Smile-O-Grams for their students to fill out and share with classmates.

Friday, September 6th 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.

Friday, September 6th - Dr. Kehoe and Mr. Feldman will host a Principals’ Read in our Learning Center Tree House.  The chosen books will be about Kindness.

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:

Tuesday – 9/3 - Peanut Butter & Jelly

Wednesday -9/4 - Ketchup & Mustard

Thursday – 9/5 -  Shampoo & Toothpaste

Friday -9/6 -  Spaghetti & Pasta 

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

Thank you very much for your continuous support!
Mrs. Holly Simon | Character Counts Sponsor


Attendance Week Contest
September 9-13 The Lake County Regional Office of Education's Attendance & Truancy Division is inviting all Lake County schools to participate in the Annual Fall Attendance Competition in Lake County. The attendance competition promotes the importance of school attendance and emphasizes the need to attend regularly 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 week long 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. 


Butterfield's Positive Behavior System Training 
Positive Behavior Update Now into year seven 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 6th 

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 opens Monday, September 23rd – Friday, October 11th.  

Conference Schedule Conference Day 1 - Wednesday, October 16th & February 12th , 5:15-8:15 PM Conference Day 2 - Thursday, October 17th & February 13th,  3:15-8:15 PM

Instrumental Music Dept.

Dear Parents and Students, 

The instrumental music staff is excited to invite you and your student to explore instrumental music. Beginning Orchestra and Band is available for all students in the District 70 Schools starting in the 4th grade. Sequential instruction continues in fifth grade and at Highland Middle School. Students may choose to receive instrumental instruction on an orchestra or band instrument. There is no fee for this instruction. Information will be provided about instrument rental and supplies at our meetings. We hope that your child will participate in this musical opportunity. The Beginning Orchestra instruments available for instruction are: violin, viola, cello & string bass. The Beginning Band instruments available for instruction are: flute, clarinet, cornet, trombone & percussion (first year - bells only). 

Fourth Grade & interested Fifth Grade parents and students are invited to attend the Beginning Orchestra and Band information meetings on Tuesday September, 3. Orchestra and Band will each have separate informational meetings on this night. Please feel free to attend one or both of these meetings. The Orchestra informational meeting will be held in the Highland Middle School South Gym at 7:00 P.M. and the Band informational meeting will be held in the Highland Middle School North Gym at 7:45 P.M. (following the Orchestra meeting). These meetings will include a demonstration of the instruments, general information about the band or orchestra, and the scheduling of individual appointments or interviews for you and your child to meet with a band or orchestra teacher. These appointments provide an opportunity for you, your child, and a teacher to choose the most appropriate instrument. Students who are unsure about being in band or orchestra should attend both meetings and make an appointment to meet with both a band and orchestra teacher. Again, both parents & students are encouraged to attend these first meetings. If you already have an instrument and are thinking of using it, please be sure to bring this instrument to the individual appointment, which you will schedule at the conclusion of the meeting. (This way the instructor can make certain that the instrument is playable and/or the correct size for the student.) 

 

District 70 Music Philosophy: 

“Music is a fundamental and integral part of every child’s life. The major function of music education is to foster children’s awareness of the realm of human expressiveness contained in the art of music. Through study in music students can develop musical knowledge and skills while listening, performing, and creating. Music education promotes creativity, the understanding of history and culture, and aesthetic appreciation. 

The music program of District 70 is committed to providing quality experiences in the chorus, orchestra, band, and general music classes in alignment with the National and Illinois State Standards. Our primary goal is to help each student build a relationship with music that gives satisfaction and personal growth during the school years and throughout life.” 

*If you are unable to attend the evening meeting, please contact Carla Bollinger 847-362 9020 Ext4 4167 or email cbollinger@d70schools.org for band and Carol Janossy eamail cjanossy@d70schools.org for Orchestra prior to the meeting. We look forward to meeting you and your child.

DESTINATION IMAGINATION

SAVE THE DATE- 

DESTINATION IMAGINATION MEETING-

Thursday, September 12th at 6:30p.m. in the Butterfield library.

Please R.S.V.P. to kmclean@d70schools.org if you plan to attend.

Destination Imagination, also called D.I., is a very worthwhile program. Students from kindergarten through fifth grade can choose to participate in DI at Butterfield. The students have a fulfilling experience when selecting a challenge and working with other students on their team to complete the task (see the challenges below to choose from.) Students will problem solve, collaborate, create, design, and have a memorable experience while having fun!

There are 7 challenges teams can choose from. It can be a Technical challenge, where they build a device; A Fine Arts challenge, where they act out and perform a play/musical;  An Improvisational challenge, where they perform as well through story telling, but are also given last minute topics to incorporate right on the spot into their play. There is also a Scientific challenge in which the kids focus on a science-based performance. The Engineering challenge is one that is geared for kids who like to build & their structure needs to be strong enough to hold weights. The Service Learning challenge is one that addresses a real community need. Early Learning/Rising Stars, is the challenge that is for students (K-1st) who want to try D.I. for the first time non- competitively.  

In order to view this years challenges your child might be most interested in, go to http://www.destinationimagination.org/to the main page.  Then click on the Team Challenges tab at the top and choose 2019-2020 CHALLENGE PREVIEWS. Watch each of the videos to get a good idea of what the challenge is all about. This is a great way to see if your child is interested in joining. 

How can I get my child involved in D.I.?

You can come to a meeting on Thursday, September 12th in the Butterfield library at 6:30 p.m. to learn all about this program.

What should you do in the meantime before the meeting?

It would be a great idea to go to the D.I. website http://www.destinationimagination.org/to see what it is all about by watching the challenge videos.

What else should you do?

Talk to other parents whose children might also be interested in forming a team together. The kids can be of mixed ages/grades on the team. There can be as many as seven children on a team. The team will decide on which challenge they want to do for the tournament. 

 

*If you don't have a team, come to the meeting and we can see if others would like to join you in forming a team (if they are interested in doing the same challenge.)

What kind of time commitment is expected?

DI begins as soon as you have a team together and have a parent or parents who will be the team's manager. The team members do all of the work. The team manager's role is to keep the team on track. There is also a manual, which leads you through the entire process. The team usually meets for about 1 hour a week at school or at their teammates homes to work on their team challenge along on an instant challenge. The Regional tournament is on March 1st (date still to be confirmed officially) at Viking Middle School in Gurnee. If a team places in the top three of their challenge, they go on to the Affiliate tournament held on April 4th. This is held at Northern Illinois University. If a team places in the top two at the Affiliate tournament, the team will go on to compete globally in mid May, which is held in Kansas City, Missouri. 

Please consider coming with your child to hear more about how exciting of an experience DI is.  You will get all of your questions answered there. If you plan to attend, please R.S.V.P. by e-mailing me at kmclean@d70schools.org to let me know you will be there on Thursday, September 12th at 6:30 pm.  If you can't make it and are still interested, please e-mail me and I can send you the PowerPoint from my presentation.  

If you have already formed a team, please e-mail me as well and I will get you started. The sooner I know you have a team, the sooner I can order you a manual with the challenges in it. You and your team can get started right away!

Thank you for your interest in this outstanding program.

Fondly,
Karen McLean
Destination Imagination Coordinator-Butterfield

kmclean@d70schools.org

 


 

CHARACTER COUNTS KICK-OFF WEEK

Character Counts Kick-Off Week 

September 3-6, 2019

District 70 Shines with Kindness!

Character Counts at Butterfield School!

The Butterfield Bulldog Family will begin this 2019-20 school year with its 8th Annual Character Counts Kick-Off Week!  The schedule of events for the week of September 3rd include the following:

Tuesday, September 3rd -  Superintendent Dr. Barbini will present a podcast to welcome students to the new school year. Dr. Barbini will be reading 

What Does it Mean to be Kind?   By Rana DiOrio

Wednesday, September 4th - 4th and 5th grade Bulldogs are invited to Chalk it Up for Character as We Shine with 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 5th Smile – O – Grams!  To share kindness within classroom communities, teachers will have a supply of Smile-O-Grams for their students to fill out and share with classmates.

Friday, September 6th 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.

Friday, September 6th - Dr. Kehoe and Mr. Feldman will host a Principals’ Read in our Learning Center Tree House.  The chosen books will be about Kindness.

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:

Tuesday – 9/3  - Peanut butter and jelly 

Wednesday -9/4 -  Ketchup & Mustard

Thursday – 9/5  - Shampoo & Toothpaste 

Friday -9/6 - Spaghetti & Pasta 

 

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

Thank you very much for your continuous support!

Mrs. Holly Simon | Character Counts Sponsor

FIRE DEPT. OPEN HOUSE

Kids, bring your parents to the Libertyville Fire Department’s OPEN HOUSE

Saturday, October 12, 2019
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm 
Station No. 1 
1551 N Milwaukee Avenue
(847)362-5664

Come watch your local firefighter/paramedics in action!

Live Demonstrations

Fire Station Tours

Fire Rescue Equipment will be on Display

Children’s Combat Challenge & the Children’s Fire Safety House

Fire Prevention Week Poster Contest Winner Announcement

and Much, Much More!!

Fun for all ages!!For more information, please contact our office at (847) 362-5664

BFA NEWS

Good Afternoon-

WELCOME BACK to new and returning Butterfield families! For those of you that I have not yet personally met, my name is Jennifer Khan, I am your BFA President. My son Chace is in Mrs. Panock’s 2nd grade class and my daughter Mia is in 8th grade on Gold at Highland Middle School. Also, I have been involved in various parts of the BFA for the last 8 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 granted over $24,000 in teacher wishes! Some wishes were new whiteboards, alternative seating, books, digital cameras, and a set of 26 world drums for music!

This year will be “FOR THE KIDS”! We are currently gathering information and pricing to possibly upgrade the playground on the west side of the school as well as resurfacing and resurfacing the playground directly behind the school. Our goal is to ensure all students at Butterfield are able to enjoy the playgrounds. Once we have all the details the BFA board will determine what we are able to provide this year and potentially make a several year plan.

Food Days will continue with Sub, Pizza, Pasta and Breakfast for Lunch this year. We have added a new option to what was hot dog day, a grilled cheese to now become Max’s Dawg House day! Plus a whole new food day Culver’s day, offering hamburgers, cheeseburgers, and chicken fingers! Food Days officially begins in September. Registration and volunteer sign-up is due by Today, August 30th.

Room Parents and Party Volunteer sign-up open until September 5th. You are able to access the sign-up.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 VOUNTEERS OPPORTUNITIES

All that are interested please sign up between August 28th to September 4th 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. Upload pictures taken to GoogleDrive for the yearbook.

Link to 2019-2020 Head Room Parents Signup - https://signup.com/go/STJPtcy
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. Upload pictures taken to GoogleDrive for the yearbook.

Link to 2019-2020 5th Grade Liaison sign-up - https://signup.com/go/ExxfKbf
Party Volunteers:  

You are responsible for helping to plan, prep and chaperone your party. Upload pictures taken to GoogleDrive for the yearbook.

Link to 2019-2020 Party Volunteers sign-up - https://signup.com/go/maAEhkF

You may access all sign-up activities via https://signup.com/go/BhAqwNw or on the BFA webpage on the Butterfield School website at https://www.d70schools.org/schoolsites/?sect=fa&school_id=2

Questions please contact Jennifer Khan at jkhan@koenigrubloff.com

BFA OPEN COMMITTEE POSITIONS

2019-2020 BFA OPEN COMMITTEE POSITIONS

 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.

Spirit Wear - Four person committee including one chair. This committee is responsible for planning and selling spirit wear at New Family Welcome, Back2School Social, Curriculum Night, and Conference Nights. As well as planning for Two to three online spirit wear offerings. - 1 open position 

Fun Fair - Four person committee including two chairs that is responsible for our annual Fun Fair! They gather community donations for raffles and silent auction, plan games and entertainment for the event, as well as manage setup and clean-up. - 1 open position 

Uniform Cleaning - One person committee. Wash basketball uniforms after last basketball game and return to Mr. Krech - 1 open position 

Concessions - Two person committee that sells concessions at different events such as Butterfield-basketball, concerts - 1 open position 

Trak-A-Thon - Six person committee including two committee chairs. Responsible for planning the Trak-A-Thon which includes reaching out to the community for prize and supply donations, securing any required vendors, planning track location and design, in-school hype and spirit wear sales, day of event, distributing prizes and coordinating class parties for winners. - 1 to 2 shadow positions 

Pasta Day - Two Pasta Day Chairs are responsible for vendor pricing, secure vendor for school year, order food ahead of scheduled food day, be at school once per month on a Tuesday during lunch (10:30a-1p) - 1 open position 

Breakfast Day - Two Breakfast Day Chairs are responsible for vendor pricing, secure vendor for school year, order food ahead of scheduled food day, be at school 4 times during lunch (usually on Fridays 10:30a-1p) - 1 open position 

Yearbook - Create our annual yearbook-it's like making a Shutterfly album fun and creative - 1 shadow position

 

Thank you Spirit Wear committee for starting our Butterfield students and families off on the right spirit wear foot at our Back2School Social with yard signs, fun backpack keychains, headbands and more!

A special Thank you to our 1st Vice President Katie Wyzukovicz for making sure all Butterfield teachers and staff have a little something to update their rooms with!

Thank you Food Days Coordinator, Committees and BFA Executive team for starting food days a month earlier and bringing in some exciting new vendors and food options!

A special shout out to D70 maintenance crew for making sure Betterfield was ready to WELCOME students on the first day of school!

ART MOMS NEEDED

No Art Experience Necessary!

Would you like to learn more about artists and their work?  Explore materials and techniques? Experience creative excitement firsthand in your child's class?  We hope that you had a chance to sign up as an art parent volunteer, part of the famous artists series on curriculum night.  There will be an informational kick off meeting on Wednesday, September 25 at 9a in the art class-room.

BFA ASSEMBLIES

Assemblies

 

The first Assembly of the 2019-2020 school year is on September 25th, Les Trouble PI (Problem Investigator), a Scheer Genius production

This Conflict Resolution assembly show gives students the skills they need to solve their own problems:

1- Getting the facts - Picking a time to talk, Understanding others, Listening skills

2- Telling how you feel - Walking away, calming down, understanding it’s okay to be mad, expressing feelings with "I messages”

3- Brainstorming - Thinking of all solutions

4- Negotiation - Practicing compromise and understanding win/win goals

BFA CLOTHING SALE

The Butterfield Clothing Sale is Back!

Join us for one of the school's largest fundraisers of the year on October 25 +26 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: Sellers receive 60% of the selling price; 40% of the proceeds go directly to the school. Registration will open soon! (Follow us on Facebook or check out the website below for details)

  • 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 9.

  • Shop: Come shop the sale - hosted in our gymnasium - on 10/25 or 10/26 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 HAPPENINGS

WAYS TO LEARN ABOUT BFA’S HAPPENINGS

GENERAL MEETINGS
FACEBOOK – BUTTERFIELD FAMILY ASSOCIATION
BUTTERFLIER
EMAILS FROM BFA COMMITTEES
DR. KEHOE’S FRIDAY MESSAGES

NEXT BFA GENERAL MEETING
Tuesday, September 17, 9-11a at the ERC

UPCOMING KEY DATES:

September 2 - No School
September 13 - Picture Day
September 17 - BFA General Meeting
September 23 - Conference Sign-up Opens
September 25 - BFA Sponsored All-School Assembly
September 30 - No School

 
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