|FEBRUARY NEWSLETTER - 1-31-2020|
|FROM THE ASST. PRINCIPAL|
Parent / Teacher Conference
Parent / Teacher Conferences will take place Wednesday, February 12th, and Thursday, February 13th. Starting Monday, January 27th, if you already signed up for a winter conference in the fall, you can view, print or change your conference date and time by logging into signup.com . If you need to signup for a conference you can Monday, January 27th – February 3rd by visiting signup.com.
Valentine’s Day Classroom Parties
Valentine’s Day Classroom Parties will take place Thursday, February 13thth. Parties will be held in the morning. Below is the schedule for the parties:
Valentine’s Parties 9:00-10:00 AM
Head room parent & pre selected party volunteer check-in 8:30-8:45
Party setup 8:45-9:00
9:00-10:00 AM Classroom Parties
Cold and Snow Advisory
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 degrees. 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 recess.
How is a Snow Day Determined?
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:
1) An announcement is made on the D70 website -d70schools.org- and all the school websites.
2) The message is pushed out through automatic phone calls from Supt. Barbini through the D70 notification system to phone numbers D70 families provide during registration. Please make sure your contact information is current every winter.
3) Parents who have opted in to do so will receive a text (SMS) message. (To opt-in to receive emergency notices via text, please text Y or YES to 67587)
4) The message is delivered through D70 email to family email addresses provided during registration. Please make sure your contact information is current every winter.
5) The announcement is posted to Twitter @LibertyvilleD70, Facebook @LibertyvilleD70, and Instagram @libertyville_d70.
6) All school names are broadcast as closed on WGN-AM (720), WBBM-AM (780), and CBS-TV (2), NBC-TV (5), ABC-TV (7), WGN-TV (9), Fox-TV, and CLTV cable.
7) All school names are listed on the Emergency Closing Center at www.emergencyclosing.com.
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.
E-Learning Discontinued This Year - Expect Snow Days
New requirements from the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) has District 70 discontinuing e-learning this school year.
E-Learning will be reviewed by district staff for future development.
As such, District 70 students will need to make up missed school days due to Snow Days or other complications that call for emergency school closure at the end of the school year in June 2020. State law requires school districts to prepare for this by adding five emergency days at the end of every year.
So what happens if Snow Days or Cold Days are called this school year and District 70 closes? (All five schools are closed during emergency closings.)
The last day of school will be early release with dismissal at 1:15 p.m. for K-5, and at 1:45 p.m. for 6-8.
|FROM THE NURSE|
The Flu Is Here………
Symptoms often include:
|LEARNING CENTER - BIRTHDAY BOOKS|
Thank you to the following students listed below
for your generous donations to our library!
Lauren D. – Roll With It
Oliver R. – Hazardous Tales Major Impossible
Robert K. – The Lion And The Mouse
Jack T. – Don’t Call Me Bear
Caroline K. – Frozen Fever
Stella H. – Penguins Are Awesome
Charlotte A. – Unicorn and Yeti Sparkly New Friends
Heidi W. – Lily’s Story
Daniel S. – Allies
Lorenzo N. – Llama Llama Mess, Mess, Mess
Ellis J. – Harry Potter A History of Magic
Paul S. – The Lightning Thief
Addison H. – A Place For Pluto
Charlotte F. – Unicorn and Yeti Friends Rock
|LEARNING CENTER - BIRTHDAY BOOKS|
Good luck to our 6 Destination Imagination teams who are going to compete on February 29th at Viking School in Gurnee.
Good luck to-
Chocolate Unicorn Puppies: Libby B., Julia C., Lauren E., Dylan S., Sophia S., & Bree S.
Puppies Eating Rainbow Ice Cream; Abby F., Iris F., Jasmine F., Chloe S., & Ava T.
Cats and Dogs 101; Charlie W., Kellan F., Indrani M., Luca F., Reed S., Sam D., & Nicholas C.
Dr. Cheese’s Team; Bennett A., Lola G. A., Jonas H., Ishmael O., Maya P., & Oliver R.
The Pizza -Taconators; Alli T., Amelia S.L., Faith F., Lela H. & Sarah D.
|WHOLE CLASS ENRICHMENT|
We recently wrapped up our whole class digital breakout sessions in 1st through 5th-grade enrichment. Each student used a Chromebook or an IPad to participate in problem-solving quests where a series of puzzles needed to be solved to open the virtual locks.
We love breakout sessions because they focus on many important aspects of learning. A lot of communication and collaboration is needed to solve the various problems and puzzles together. It takes creativity and critical thinking as well. Digital breakouts have many puzzles that students are not able to figure out on their first attempt, so students need to reconsider their approach and give it another try. The activity helps teach perseverance and it’s such a great experience to work toward a final goal together.
Be sure to ask your child about their digital breakout experience!
|VALENTINE'S DAY PARTIES|
Head Room Parents have their Party Volunteers and party planning is underway!
BOOK FAIR - During conferences this year we will again be hosting our Scholastic Book Fair in the Butterfield Commons.
Wednesday, February 12th 5:15 – 8:30pm
Thursday, February 13th 3:15 – 8:30pm
Stop by and treat your child to a book for a job well done so far and the profits will go to support our Butterfield Learning Center.
A raffle will be available to register your child’s classroom for a possible ICE CREAM SOCIAL too.
To help your child show their Green and Gold support, Spirit Wear will be selling lots of items for them to wear to school and at home!
Volunteers needed! Just use this link to see what volunteer spots are available! https://signup.com/group/405460676069
FUN FAIR - You don’t want to miss this year’s Fun Fair with a supercharged raffle for 5 Disney World Park Tickets, new games, and the usual fun and games you’ve grown to love! Mark your calendars for February 29, 10AM – 1PM (raffle winners will be announced starting at 1:05PM). Save time and money by pre-ordering your tickets online at https://d70schools.revtrak.net/FA/BFA#/list. Ticket details are available on Revtrak.
NEW THIS YEAR --- We’re making it easier for you to shop and donate to your grade level raffle baskets with Amazon wish lists. Skip the store, pick an item (or gift card) from the list and it will ship directly to the Fun Fair Committee to be included in the raffle basket! See below for grade level basket themes and links to the wish lists. If you’re doing the shopping, you can drop all items off in the bin on the porch at 629 Hillcrest Drive for inclusion in the baskets. If you’re new to Butterfield and the Fun Fair, a highlight of the event is the raffle which boasts themed baskets filled with donated items from Butterfield families. If you are able to contribute a new, unopened item for your child’s grade level theme please do so by January 31st.
If you or your business would like to donate a product/service to the community raffle, please contact the committee at BFAFunFair@gmail.com.
RAFFLE BASKET THEMES/LINKS
If you choose an Amazon list item, be sure to select the list shipping address (629 Hillcrest Dr), otherwise, it will default you your shipping address!
Kindergarten- Colors & Crafts
Kindergarten - Save the Superheroes
1st grade- Game Night (board games, cards, etc)
1st grade - Lego Mania
2nd grade- Night at the Movies (G or PG movies/movie night items)
2nd Grade - Pokemon, Beyblade & Digimon, Oh My!
3rd grade- Bookshelf Builder (chapter books/reading accessories)
3rd grade - Candy Crazy
4th grade- Gift Cards Galore - no Amazon list for this one, shop local!
4th grade - Nerf & Turf
5th grade- School Spirit (LHS/Butterfield spirit items) – no Amazon list for this one, shop local!
5th grade - Chicago Sports
Fun Fair needs volunteers please use this link to sign up for one or more hour and a half shifts! https://signup.com/group/405460676069
|BERNIE'S BOOK BANK|
BERNIE’S BOOK BANK - The Butterfield School’s 2020 Bernie’s Book Bank Drive begins on 3/2/2020 and ends on 3/6/2020. There will be a classroom contest for donations of the most books to the drive. The winning class will receive special acknowledgement and mementoes from Bernie’s Book Bank!
Collection bins will be in the hallways beginning the morning of 3/2 through the eve of 3/6. Let’s make this the most successful drive the school has ever had by meeting our donation goal of 1,500 books.
Bernie's Book Bank collects quality children’s books from birth through 6th grade. Examples of books they cannot collect include the following:
Thank you in advance for donating to this very worthy cause for children who often have no books of their own!
|FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT|
FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT - The Butterfield Family Association is excited to present FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT featuring ABOMINABLE
Friday, March 6th | Butterfield Gymnasium | Doors open @ 6:00p | Movie begins at 6:15p
● Bring a blanket to watch Abominable with family and friends!
● Admission is free
● Pizza slices, popcorn, candy, & water will be available for purchase during the movie
● Please note that this is not a dropoff event--adult supervision is required
|2020-2021 BFA EXECUTIVE TEAM, COMMITTEE CHAIRS & COMMITTEE POSITIONS|
2020-2021 BFA EXECUTIVE TEAM, COMMITTEE CHAIRS & COMMITTEE POSITIONS
Number of openings and committee descriptions will be available soon. If you are interested in any of these openings please contact Jennifer Khan at jkhan@BHHSChicago.com or via cell or text at 312-391-8915.
Executive Team Positions: Committee Members & Chairs:
Secretary 40 Book Challenge
Treasurer 5th Grade Girls Night
2nd VP 5th Grade Picnic
Food Day - Breakfast for Lunch
New Family Welcome
Food Day - Pasta Day
Food Day - Pizza Day
REMINDERS - Our school district is asking parents to please fill out the Illinois State Board of Education 5Essentials Survey to share your thoughts and impressions on the D70 school/schools your child/children attend.
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WAYS TO LEARN ABOUT BFA’S HAPPENINGS
NEXT BFA GENERAL MEETING
Tuesday, February 4 - BFA Pasta Day
Tuesday, February 11 - BFA Culver’s Day
Wednesday, February 12 - BFA Book Fair & Spirit Wear on sale
Thursday, February 13 - Valentine’s Parties, Early Release, BFA Book Fair & Spirit Wear on sale
Friday, February 14 - No School
Monday, February 17 - No School
Tuesday, February 18 - BFA Pizza Day
Friday, February 21- BFA Breakfast for Lunch
Tuesday, February 25 - BFA Max’s Day
Friday, February 28 - Early Release
Saturday, February 29 - BFA Fun Fair
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