|September Butterflier - 8-30-2019|
|FROM THE PRINCIPAL|
News from the Principal
Character Counts 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
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
|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 email@example.com for band and Carol Janossy eamail firstname.lastname@example.org for Orchestra prior to the meeting. We look forward to meeting you and your child.
SAVE THE DATE-
DESTINATION IMAGINATION MEETING-
Thursday, September 12th at 6:30p.m. in the Butterfield library.
Please R.S.V.P. to email@example.com if you plan to attend.
*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.)
|CHARACTER COUNTS KICK-OFF WEEK|
Character Counts Kick-Off Week
September 3-6, 2019
District 70 Shines with Kindness!
Character Counts at Butterfield School!
ALSO NEEDED – RECYCLED PAPER BAGS for BAGGING & DISTRIBUTION of the FOOD from the PANTRY
|FIRE DEPT. OPEN HOUSE|
Kids, bring your parents to the Libertyville Fire Department’s OPEN HOUSE
Children’s Combat Challenge & the Children’s Fire Safety House
Fire Prevention Week Poster Contest Winner Announcement
and Much, Much More!!
|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.
|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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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!
|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.
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:
WAYS TO LEARN ABOUT BFA’S HAPPENINGS
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