|NOVEMBER BUTTERFLIER - 11-1-2019|
|FROM THE PRINCIPAL|
From The Principal
Butterfield's School Report Card
Student pictures have arrived. If you ordered a photo package, those will come home with your child. If you have questions specific to your photo package, please contace Lifetouch customer service 800-736-4753. A picture retake date has been set for students that did not get photographed the original picture date or for anyone that would like to get a new photo. Picture Retakes are scheduled for Monday, December 2nd.
Parent Visitation, November 12
While Butterfield welcomes parent visitation on a regular basis throughout the school year, Tuesday, November 12 has been designated as visitation day for parents. Classroom teachers will send home information regarding specific times. Please confirm with your child’s classroom teacher should a visit to the classroom be planned. Although we look forward to younger siblings becoming bulldogs in the future, Butterfield requests they do not attend this particular event.
In salute and thanks to the nearly 6,000 elected school board members in the state, November 15, is designated as "School Board Members Day" in Illinois. This is a time to show appreciation and to begin to better understand how school board members work together to provide leadership for schools.
School board members are some of the most selfless volunteers around. Everyone knows that board members attend meetings, but those hours represent just a fraction of the actual time that they devote to leading their districts. They attend extracurricular events to support schools, as well as attend seminars and workshops.
As the cooler weather settles in, please help us to ensure that children are dressed appropriately for the elements. Please label coats, snow pants, hats, gloves, boots, etc.
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. With this is mind, please have children dress appropriately for recess.
District 70 takes closing schools seriously. When the decision is made due to inclement weather or power outages in schools, District 70 uses an emergency notification system to deliver phone calls and emails about school closings or safety emergencies.
|LHS ART SHOW|
Libertyville High School will once again be hosting an art show for all of the feeder schools as well as its own high school art students. The opening of the show will be on Thursday,
November 14th, 6:00-7:30pm in the LHS art gallery. The following Butterfield students have work that will be displayed at the show:
|LEARNING CENTER - BIRTHDAY BOOKS|
Elliott K. – Go, Pack, Go!
Sahana A. – Whatever After Genie in a Bottle
Andrew D. – If You Ever Want To Bring A Piano To The Beach
Rida Z. – Lion Down
Xavier M. – The Very Impatient Caterpillar
Victoria N. – Guts
Ellen M. – Pay It Forward
Hannah F. – Brands We Know Coca-Cola
Bailey P. – Zola’s Elephant
Nathan C. – Misunderstood Shark Friends Don’t Eat Friends
Lucas A. – The Middle School Rules of Brian Urlacher
Max G. – Time Jumpers Fast Forward to the Future
Halle R. – Little Excavator
Hailey H. – Glitch
Eli D. – The Middle School Rules of Jamaal Charles
Emily S. – Out of the Wild Night
Henry S. – Brands We Know John Deere
Frank T. – The Middle School Rules of Skylar Diggins
|Veterans Day Recognition Celebration|
Veterans Day Recognition Celebration - November 13, 2019
Character Counts at Butterfield School
Dear Bulldog Families:
The Pillar of Citizenship will be celebrated district wide during the month of November. The men and women who serve, and have served, in the Armed Forces are exemplary role models for us by embracing patriotism and citizenship to protect our country’s freedom and safety.
It gives us great pleasure and excitement to inform you of the wonderful Veterans Day Recognition Celebration that is in the planning. Here are the details:
On Wednesday, November 13th, 2019, we would like to invite our Butterfield Family members who are in Active Duty, and/or Veterans of the Armed Forces to be our honored guests at our Veterans Day Recognition Celebration assembly. Mothers, Fathers, Aunts, Uncles, and Grandparents are welcome if they are currently serving, or have served in the Armed Forces.
Check in for the honorees will begin at 1:00-1:15 p.m. in the Butterfield Gym.
Students will be called down to the gym at 1:15 p.m.
The Veterans Day Recognition Celebration assembly will begin at 1:30 p.m. Our honored guests will be seated facing our students. A microphone will be passed to each guest to introduce themselves.
Sincerely yours, Mrs. Holly R. Simon | Character Counts Sponsor
Please cut this portion and return to Holly Simon on or before: Friday, November 8, 2019
Yes, I would enjoy participating in this event!
Phone #: ______________________________________ Email: _______________________________________
I am in Active Duty _________________________or I am a Veteran_____________________________________
Which branch of the Armed Forces are you, or did you serve? _______________________________________
I am related to (Butterfield Bulldog): Student’s first & last name: _____________________________________________
|Visual Spatial Thinking In Whole Group Enrichment|
Spatial thinking concerns the positions of objects, their shapes, their spatial relations to one another and the movement they make. It involves understanding and remembering the relative locations of objects in the mind. Then through imagining or visualizing, objects are manipulated through mental movement or transformation to form new spatial relations.
|A Note from GTE|
We are thrilled to have the opportunity to work with so many children in District 70 through enrichment and gifted services this year! As every child is unique and special, District 70's Gifted, Talented, and Enrichment (GTE) program is designed to focus on the varying levels of needs of our students. As GTE teachers, we are able to service and enrich students at different ability levels, for divergent interest areas, and across all curricular areas.
|A Thank You Note From Beacon Place|
A Thank You Note From Beacon Place
I hope that the first few weeks back school have gone very well for you, all of your teachers and students alike. Fall is my favorite season, and I hope that you are all enjoying the smells and changing of the seasons in Chicago.
I just wanted to send a quick note to say THANK YOU for all of the school supplies you collected for Beacon Place. Thanks to the generosity of all of your students and teachers, we were able to fill and distribute close to 200 backpacks with school supplies and still have lots of glue sticks left over! Our art teacher, Dan, will be thrilled as he is always asking for glue sticks.
We were also able to give each of our middle school and high school students 2 packs of loose leaf paper this year instead of just one, so their binders were really full.
So thanks again from all of the children and families of Beacon Place. As one of my students always says....You Rock Like A Rock Star!!!!
Have a great school year, and I hope all goes well for all the students and teachers of the Butterfield School.
With warmest regards,
|CLOTHING SALE THANKS!|
NOTES OF THANKS!
|BOOK FAIR THANK YOU|
Book Fair Committee wants to thank all the parents who participated and bought a book at our fair during conferences. We were able to provide the library with approximately $750 Scholastic Dollars to purchase books at the library. The winner of the Ice Cream Social was Mrs. Soellner’s class.
Our next Book Fair opportunity will be in February 2020. This fair will be even bigger and will allow your children to select their favorites during the school day and allow you as a parent to purchase books for your child’s classroom. The sale will be during conferences again, October 12th and 13th.
Thank you to our volunteers who helped make the book fair a success!
|CROSSWALK SAFETY UPDATE|
Thanks to all who signed the crosswalk safety petition during curriculum night. Details are now being discussed with the Village of Libertyville on implementations to improve the safety of our crosswalks around the schools.
|FALL TEACHER & STAFF APPRECIATION DINNER THANK YOU|
Our sincere thank you to those who contributed baked goods and drinks for the Fall Teacher & Staff Appreciation Dinner. Everyone enjoyed all the delicious sweets! We look forward to serving again in the Spring.
Kirstin Willis, Karen Griffin, & Andrea Reed
Teacher Appreciation Committee
|HALLOWEEN AND ROOM PARENT PARTY THANK YOU|
Thank you to all the parents who volunteered to be a Halloween Room Parent and Party Volunteers!
Katie Pietka, Katie Makey, Wendy Doty, Eloiza Domingo-Snyder, Andrea Reed, Judi Rossetti, Amy Seymour, Tori Blyth Peirce, Sheri Lees, Andy Kozar, Julie Harper, Alison Posner, Meg Hakanen, Kristen Wiens, Jennifer Khan, Claudia Anglada, Kate Nerroth, Carolyn Meyer, Katie Wyzukovicz, Megan Guerrant, Jennifer Ashley, Katie Shafer, Elizabeth Dries, Tricia Johnson, Felicia Jaeger, Jaimie Kozar, Rashied Davis, Ariele Gifford, Jennie Chalifoux, Laura Govorchin, Jackie Axelson, Becky Weitzel, Amarnath Maitra, Jessica Brown, Julie Hassert, Mary O'Grady, Nina Rya, Dana Scott, Whitney Mills, Rebecca Walker, Laura Meller, Margaret Sullivan, Karen Cordes, Karen Semler, Shelley Weinstein, Kim Audette, Kim Chulindra, Heather Dean, TAMMY MCLAUGHLIN, Beth George, Janice Neme, Wenjie Sun, Kerri Fleming, Stephanie Nepomuceno, Lexi Burchfield, Carrie Groth, Amy Snow, Mary Babcock, Jennifer Crane, Shannon Wagner, Tiffany Natale, Vanessa stalter, Terese Salcius, Megan Thomas, Stefanie Moss, Ricki West, Corrie Baccelli, Tracie Haas, Elizabeth Soling, Lauren Kiefer,Karen Griffin, Cory Thompson, Michelle Allen, Petra Foo, Farina Roe, Melissa Rieder, Tara Devine, Jessica Luebbert, Laura Mahan,Christine Duhig, Sreya Alex, Hillary Gooris, Maria Childs, Beth Kreibich, Jenn Surber, Aga Hughes, Amy Weaver, Colleen Blomgren, Scott Werner, Karen Semler, Paige Sampson and Nicole Burke
|THANK YOU TO FOOD DAY COORDINATORS|
A big THANK YOU to all the committees hard at work! Food Days Coordinator, Maria Childs, Max’s Dawg Day Karen Semler and Lexi Burchfield, Pasta Day Leena Almarzouqi, Culver’s Day Karen Semler and Heather Eliff, Pizza Day Janice Neme and Laura Wood, Breakfast Day Claudia Angalada, Clothing Sale Katie Wyzukovicz, Amy Weaver, Jen Surber, Jen Hansson and Whitney Sorenson, Book Fair Lynda Flayter, Karen Griffin and Andrea Twedt, Teacher Appreciation Andrea Reed, Karen Griffin, and Kristen Willis, our BFA Treasurer and Assistant Treasurer Amy Weaver and Karen Semler, 1st VP Katie Wyzukovicz, Secretary and 2nd VP Megan Huber and Meg Carter, 40 Book Challenge Kelly Rusk and Janice Neme, Art Appreciation Linda Troester and Julie Hassert, Author Visit Liz Soling and Tiffany Natale, Spirit Wear Katie Pietka, Aga Hughes and Tracey Schmitz. And last but not least, to all the food day volunteers for coming in every week to serve food to all our children!
WAYS TO LEARN ABOUT BFA’S HAPPENINGS
November 6th - Author Visit (Aaron Reynolds)
November 11th - No School
November 11th – 15th – American Education Week
November 13th – Staff Appreciation Breakfast
November 15th – Early Release
November 19th – BFA General Mtg. (9-11a)
November 27th – 29rth – No School
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