Butler Elementary Oct. Newsletter

Mrs. Libby Nickoli, Principal

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Dear Families,

We are so excited that we have been in session for six weeks! Although we had some illness at the start of the school year and were short-handed staff-wise, so many individuals stepped up in order for us to remain open! The Valley is full of hard-working individuals and Butler Elementary is incredibly fortunate to have those people working for and with your children!

Our families have been very proactive when it comes to the health and safety of others. Keeping your children home when they are sick has been instrumental in our ability to stay open. Thank you!

We will be allowing volunteers back into the building. If you are interested in being a volunteer, you will need to be fingerprinted and have a background check completed. Our Board of Education can help with this; please call ahead to make an appointment at 419-886-3855.


Libby Nickoli, Principal

NEW Board Approved Calendar for 2021-2022

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Upcoming Dates and Events

Week of October 11th KRA Testing

Mrs. Nickoli will be going into kindergarten classrooms to conduct the KRA assessment. The Ohio Department of Education expects Districts to gather baseline data on students entering kindergarten. This information will help inform our teachers' instructional practices. Please encourage your child to be cooperative and do their best!

October 15th Early Release

Early release for Applefest. Walkers and car riders will be released at 1:00. Buses will pick up students at 1:15. On a normal day, buses arrive at 3:00....to help figure out timing!

October 27th through November 1st AIR Testing for Third Grade

Testing will take place on October 27th and 28th. Please do your best to send your child to school those days. Make-up tests will be given on October 29th and November 1st.

October 29th Harvest Parties

Harvest parties will take place after lunch. Parent volunteers may assist in the classroom. Please make sure your child's costume does not include weapons or any blood/gore.

November 15th Parent-Teacher Conferences

We will host parent-teacher conferences on Monday, November 15th from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Parents will have the option to attend in person or via ZOOM.

November 24th-29th Thanksgiving Break

Students will return on Tuesday, November 30th.

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Application to Portray Johnny Appleseed

at Butler's Applefest

The application below can be turned in to the office by October 8th if your child is interested in portraying Johnny Appleseed during Butler's Applefest. Please contact Cathie Kinley with any questions or concerns at 419-564-3825.
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Each Friday, we will be offering Popcorn Friday to benefit our library. Students in grades 1-5 may purchase a box for .50 cents. All proceeds help Mrs. Slavinski replace books in her library.
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If you are interested in being a volunteer at the school, please contact the Board of Education at 419-886-3855 to set up an appointment to be fingerprinted and have a background check completed.

Our teachers would appreciate the help!

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Purple Star Fundraiser

Our Purple Star support group will be selling Der Dutchman Pie Vouchers to raise money for their after-school program. Monies raised will go toward craft items, deployment gifts for children, and journals to write in while their parent is deployed.

The sale will begin on October 11th. Please watch for more information in your child's take-home folder.

If you would like to donate a pie to a Veteran, our Purple Star students will be delivering vouchers to those individuals who have served our country and live in the Valley.

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Clear Fork Valley Local Schools are looking for individuals willing to substitute as an educational aide, food service worker, bus driver, or support staff worker. Please contact our Board of Education if you are interested in being on our sub list! 419-886-3855.
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If your child waits for the middle school/high school shuttle at the Ramsey House, they may NOT ARRIVE Prior to 7:10. We are having problems with students arriving early and making bad choices and causing disturbances in the neighborhood. We appreciate your help and support!
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PTO Meeting

October 18th 6:00 p.m. in Butler Cafeteria

Holiday Plant Sale

Sale will begin October 15th and run through the 29th. Pick-up will be in early December.

Fifth Grade Chocolate Sale

5th graders will be selling their chocolates at Applefest. Proceeds from the sale will fund their end-of-the-year field trip.

Holiday Fair

We are looking for local vendors to sell their wares during our Holiday Fair in December. Items should be priced for students to purchase for family members.

Book Fair

The BOOK FAIR is BACk!!!! We will be open on the stage at school during the week of November 15th!!!

Kingwood Center's Pumpkin Glow

Please click on the link below to learn more about the seasonal events at Kingwood!