|DECEMBER NEWSLETTER - 12-6-2019|
|FROM THE ASST. PRINCIPAL|
Cold and Snow Advisory
As we have already seen, winter is nearly here. Just a reminder that students will be kept indoors for recess only when air temperatures fall below 10degrees or when the wind chill temperature falls below 0. 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 classroom and/or lunch recess.
How is the decision to close school made?
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:
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:
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.
|FROM STUDENT COUNCIL|
|VETERAN'S DAY THANK YOU|
Veteran’s Day Recognition Celebration
On November 13, 2019, 30 Veterans and Active Duty servicemen and women were honored at Butterfield School for a spectacular Veterans Day Recognition Celebration!
The Veterans and those men and women currently in active duty, have selflessly vowed to protect the freedoms we enjoy. They are dedicated to our country and deserve to be recognized for their commitment. We payed special tribute to you for their patriotism and military service to America.
The Butterfield Bulldogs gathered for an all school assembly. The Navy Band Great Lakes Woodwind Quintet “Fair Winds” performed a patriotic concert as Bulldogs and Veterans entered the gym.
· As our Bulldogs stood in respect, The Fair Winds began our Veterans Recognition Celebration with the National Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner
· Our guests represented all branches of the Armed Forces having served abroad and stateside.
· The microphone was passed to each guest. Our guests stated their branch of the military, years served, where stationed, rank, and who they were related to at Butterfield School.
· The Fair Winds resumed their concert.
The culmination of our celebration included Butterfield’s 4th & 5th grade Butterfield Chorus Club serenading our guests with a beautiful patriotic medley lead by Mr. Weppler. Lastly, the Student Council Executive Board spoke about the history of Veterans Day and led the Bulldogs in a heartfelt salute to our guests.
Dr. Candice Kehoe delivered a summation, and dismissed the students to their classrooms. We offer many thanks to our honored Veterans for their service, dedication, and citizenship.
|SIX FLAGS - READ TO SUCCEED|
Click on the link to see the Six Flags Read to Succeed information.
|BIRTHDAY BOOKS - LEARNING CENTER|
Thank you to the following students listed below
for your generous donations to our library!
Ellie S. – Brands We Know Hello Kitty
Aisling B. – Runaway Baby Brother
Abigail M. – Far Away
Iris F. – Grenade
Jack G. – Class Pets Fuzzy’s Great Escape
Harper W. – Stargazing
Kendall M. – Little Dreamers Visionary Women Around The World
Andrew S. – Running on the Roof of the World
Violet Y. – Speechless
Sofia H. – I Am Walt Disney
Saif H. – You Get What You Get
Charlee L. – Nancy Clancy Soccer Mania
Charles R. – Brands We Know Nike
Carter H. – The Doghouse
Rebecca H. – Sunny Rolls the Dice
Anika N. – What If You Had T. Rex Teeth!?
Kai N. – Harold & Hog Pretend For Real!
|WHOLE CLASS ENRICHMENT|
Whole Class Enrichment with Mrs. Rech: Thinking Skills!
|LUNCHROOM SUBS NEEDED|
We are in need of lunchroom subs. If you are interested in being a lunchroom sub, please contact Dr. Kehoe at firstname.lastname@example.org or Mr. Feldman at email@example.com.
Wow, it’s December already! How did that happen?
The BFA is happy to report that from our Gently Used Clothing and Toy Sale we were able to raise 11K from all of our efforts. Thank you to our committee and volunteers who helped us with the initiative. Our goal is to provide funding towards a fun, possibly outdoor SURPRISE for Butterfield students!
Have a warm and festive holiday season and I look forward to hearing all about it in 2020!
|BFA NOTE OF THANKS|
A NOTE OF THANKS
ART APPRECIATION - FAMOUS ARTIST - The Famous Artist Series Committee is excited to once again be sponsoring, in cooperation with Mrs. Sather's art classes, an Art Showcase at each grade-level showcase. The Fifth Grade Showcase is coming up in December; be sure to look for your student's amazing artwork on display in the Commons before and after the music Showcase!
WAYS TO LEARN ABOUT BFA’S HAPPENINGS
NEXT BFA GENERAL MEETING
Tuesday, November 19th at 9:00 am – 11:00 am (ERC)
UPCOMING KEY DATES:
December 12th – 5th Grade Showcase
December 20th – Jan. 6th – Winter Break
January 10th - Junior Achievement (8-11:30a)
January 20th – No School
January 21st – BFA General Mtg. (9-11a)
January 27th - Conference Sign-Up Opens
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