|September Butterflier - 9-4-2020|
|FROM DR. KEHOE|
2020 has been a year like no other! The start of the 2020-2021 school year is one for the books! I appreciate the staff’s efforts, commitment and determination displayed while building our eschool. I’m proud of the students for adapting to this model and really giving it their all! Keep-up the great work bulldogs! I’m grateful for the parents’ support, patience and kindness demonstrated throughout this pandemic. The Butterfield staff misses having all our bulldogs in the building but look forward to the time we can be back together, hopefully soon. Until then, the staff at Butterfield is here to teach our students, offer support to the families and are available to answer your questions. Thank you, parents, for your assistance transitioning students to the virtual world of teaching and learning. This has not been easy for anyone. I know we could not have been successful without all the support coming from home. Thank you for helping to keep your children engaged and available to learn. Great job, teacher & students, for getting this year started! Keep up the great work!
Helping Your Child Cope with the Covid-19 Pandemic: Tips and Resources for Parents and Caregivers
Please review these resources from the District 70 school psychologists.
School Calendar Highlights
The D70 Calendar for the 2020-21 school year (updated 8.21.20)
District 70 eSchool Handbook
Here is the District 70 eSchool Handbook for the first trimester of the 2020-21 school year. This document explains what you may want to know about eSchool.
|District 70 GTE Resource Teachers|
Gifted, Talented, and Enrichment
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 curricular areas.
Enrichment services for 1st through 5th grade include mathematics and reading. Groups are formed based on the collected data. In math enrichment, we will pull out small groups of students who have demonstrated a need to extend their thinking. The activities are aligned with our mathematics program and the Common Core Standards and are meant to challenge children beyond grade-level expectations. Math groups change with each unit and are responsive to student needs. Reading enrichment sessions will also begin for students in grades 1-5 who demonstrate a need for enrichment beyond grade-level. As flexibility is important and best practice, we look at the data throughout the year and reassess the groups.
For a complete scope of the enrichment and gifted services offered, please visit the resources on the District 70 Curriculum website.
District 70 GTE Resource Teachers
|Student Directory Preorder!|
Butterfield Student Directory Preorder!
Directories are $5 each and will be available for pickup the week of 9/14; click here to order by Tuesday, 9/8. Please contact Jessica Brown with questions: firstname.lastname@example.org.
|2020-21 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 email@example.com.
|Butterfield Spirit Wear Sale|
New Items Added!
Every Friday is Spirit Day!
Just released - brand new “Future Bulldog” T-shirts for your younger children, and adult sized T-shirts as well. localsoullv.com (Click on “collections” and then “Butterfield Bulldogs”)
Online sale ends September 9th, 2020
We also have in stock items for quick delivery:
T-shirts, girls leggings, sweatshirts, yard signs, car magnets, key chains, headbands and hair bows.
Please contact committee chair Tracey Schmitz at
firstname.lastname@example.org or 781-864-3388 to order.
Photos are available on the Butterfield Family Association facebook page.
All proceeds support Butterfield Family Association!
Looking for volunteer opportunities? All BFA events needing volunteers are posted on our signup.com page. Use this link to see what is available and signup https://signup.com/go/BhAqwNw
|40 Book Challenge (4th Grade)|
In order to increase success as a reader, to create life-long readers, and to increase a love of reading, we are encouraging all 4th Graders to participate in the 40 Book Challenge this year, a BFA Sponsored Program. The challenge is for each student to read 40 books across different genres throughout the school year. This is a voluntary program, as participation is not required nor is it a competition between students.
The rules are simple:
For each book read, enter the title, genre, and book value into our 40 Book Challenge website. (No book reports!)
All participants who read 10 or more books will be recognized at the year-end school-wide recognition ceremony, and a special book-themed luncheon celebration will be held for students who read 40 or more books!
The final date to submit finished books is Monday, May 17. Feel free to contact Kelly Rusk with any questions, email@example.com.
WAYS TO LEARN ABOUT BFA’S HAPPENINGS
NEXT BFA GENERAL MEETING:
Tuesday, September 15th at 9 am on Zoom
Save the Date:
September 7 - No School
September 17 - BFA General Meeting
September 28- No school
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