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Butler Elementary School | February 2019 Newsletter

In the middle of winter chilliness…

February tends to be a month of snow, cold temperatures and anticipation for spring.  There will be a lot of happenings in our school during February.  We have ACCESS finishing up, progress monitoring, grades and reports going home, several assemblies and a few days off.  Please stay in contact with teachers and the office about this month’s happenings.



Scripps Spelling Bee
In January, Butler elementary students in grades 3-5 participated in the Scripps Spelling Bee.  We had over 20 students participate and compete for a district finalist spot.  We are excited and proud of Maddix, Dacen and Harold, who will be participating in the District Spelling Bee.  The District Spelling be on Tuesday, February 12, at 6:00 pm at Homyak K-8.  The winner of the District Spelling Bee will move on to the 79th Annual Spelling Bee on March 16th in Denver. 

Good Luck Butler Spellers!

2nd Trimester Awards Assembly

We will be hosting a 2nd Trimester Awards Assembly on Friday, March 1st.  Students will be recognized for their Academic Achievement. Below are the awards that will be recognized for the 2nd trimester grading period:

Near Perfect Attendance (K-5th) (three or fewer absences including tardies)

Art,  P.E., Music, Tech, ELD  Awards

Academic Achievement

Principal Achievement

If your student is to be recognized at this assembly, an invitation will be sent home the week of Feb 20th

Thank you to Golden Aluminium for their generous donation.  We are excited to bring HawkQuest to our school for an assembly this month.

HawkQuest brings live birds of prey to people of all ages, from preschool children to senior citizens. We strive to impress upon our audiences the importance of preserving ecosystems and the wildlife that depend on them. Through understanding the world around them, diverse populations will appreciate that they can influence the environment positively.



Healthy Kids Club supports Butler’s community throughout the year.  5-2-1-0 Challenge, supports students, families and educators to be mindful of daily health and wellness.  Through the month of February, we CHALLENGE the Butler community to 5-2-1-0:

5: eat five fruits and vegetables daily (which is possible with school breakfast and lunch options)

2: two hours or less of screen time (tablet, phone, tv, gaming systems)

1: one hour or more of physical activity (I hour at once, or throughout the day with recess, brain breaks, fit sticks, go noodle or running/walking laps (grass playground 7 laps = 1 mile, gym 20 laps=1 mile).

0: zero sugary drinks (white milk has sugar yet contains healthy nutrients their bodies need as they grow and water, fruit water, decaf tea, coffee and home made smoothies are great alternative options)

Track progress on 5210 Calendar Logs which will be delivered in Wednesday Folders (Jan. 30th) and the Competition begins Friday February 1st through the 28th!


All students and staff with a maximum of 60 checks on their logs will receive a Challenge t-shirt. Families who meet the 20 check challenge have a chance to win a $50 King Soopers gift card.


The top school with the highest percentage of participants will be awarded anywhere from $250- $1500 to spend on school wellness initiatives/ PE equipment


The top five schools with the most families participants will receive anywhere from $250-$1000 to spend on PE equipment/school wellness initiatives.


Valentine’s Day Parties
Communication regarding class Valentine’s Day celebrations will come from classroom teachers.  As a school, celebrations are scheduled the last 20 minutes of the day (3:00).  This helps to minimize interruption to instruction and learning.  We encourage healthy snacks for celebrations.

Welcome to all the new families to Butler elementary school.  Please like us on Facebook.  We regularly post happenings and pictures on our Facebook page and website.  Also be sure to check our district webpage for needed information. 


February 12 - District Spelling Bee @ Homyak K-8

February 14 – End of Trimester

February 15-19 NO SCHOOL

February 27 – Report Cards go home

“Be the reason someone smiles.”


Website:  https://butler.weld8.org

Contact:  303-857-7300

Principal Email:  trosasco@weld8.org