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 Butler Elementary School |December 2018 Newsletter

 

Vision Statement: Empowering students for a lifetime of learning and success.
Mission Statement: Create compassionate lifelong learners through differentiated instruction in a creative, safe, caring environment.

 

 

Winter Wonders

It is amazing to think that half the year is almost here. As we reflect on the first half of the year, we have many things to be thankful for.  Our renovation work looks amazing, students are making growth in reading and math, teachers have established productive learning routines.

 

PATHS
We have implemented a new social emotional program this year.  PATHS is a program in which every student participates in during the first 30 minutes of the day. This program guides teachers and students in implementing research based strategies to resolve conflicts, handle emotions postivitly, empathize and make responsible descisions.  Your student may come home talking about new strategies they learned in class. If you have any questions or want more information please let us know.

Assessments
December is the time for staff to collect mid-year assessment data on students’ growth in literacy and math. Students will be completing the iReady assessments to help teachers address strengths and gaps for individiual students.  These assessments help teachers plan instruction and meet the needs of students in the classrooms.  The results of the assessments helps the school make decisions around resources. Please talk to you student about the importance of these assessments.

 

 

Building a Partnership

 

Having your children at Butler is the reason we are here.  Thank you for trusting us to educate and prepare your student for their future.  As we work on creating a partnership, Butler staff is dedicated to our building vision and mission.  We invite you to support us in our vision and mission.  Our doors are open from 7:30 am – 4:00 pm and email is availible anytime.

 

 

 

Morning Routines:

Gentle start begins at 7:45 am.  Teachers are in their classrooms ready for students to begin their day.

 

Limited supervision is provided for students from 7:30 – 7:45.  Students will sit in the cafeteria. 

 

We encourage walkers and carpools to arrive between 7:45-8:00 am. 

 

End of Day Routines:

This year all students are dismissed out the front doors.  There were several factors considered in making this change.  Ultimateley it is about student safety.  Please work with your student in this new routine.  Thank you for being patient as we work on getting students out of our building a a smooth, organized fashion.

 

 

 

 Lost and Found
If your child is missing something please check the Lost and Found.  Currently there are a lot of jackets and other clothing in our lost and found. 

 

 

 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  

IMPORTANT DATES:

December 3-14 Mid-year i-Ready Literacy and Math Assessments
Thursday, December 6th – Afterschool Choir visiting Ashley Manor during the day
Thursday, December 6th 5:30 – 7pm – Library Christmas STEAM Night
Wednesday, December 19th 5:30pm – Kindergarten Music Program
Friday, December 21st – NO SCHOOL for students
December 24-January 7 – NO SCHOOL – WINTER BREAK

“It always seems impossible until it is done.” ~ Nelson Mandela

       

 

   

 

Website:  https://butler.weld8.org

Contact:  303-857-7300

Principal Email:  trosasco@weld8.org