Weekly Update

Butler Elementary - Volume 16 - May 2021

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Health and Safety Information

CBSD Update to Health & Safety Plan

CBSD’s Board of School Directors approved changes to the district’s health and safety plan, including implementation of modified quarantine protocols beginning on Monday, April 19, 2021. More details may be found on our website at www.cbsd.org/2020-21. Review updated questions and answers at www.cbsd.org/help.

The use of this procedure, outlined in greater detail on the linked infographic (also below), will enable Central Bucks students who have elected the in-person instructional mode to remain in-person following a low-level exposure to an individual with COVID-19.

To review the Central Bucks Health & Safety Plan, Click Here - Updated 4/13/2021.

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CBSD - Reminders if Child is Not Feeling Well

As we continue into the spring, many visits to the nurse's office are happening - for a variety of reasons. Please remember, if your child is experiencing any symptoms of COVID, please keep home. For your reference, review the symptoms in this link; When to Stay Home Flow-Chart (cbsd.org) . If you need to get a message to a nurse, call the Butler Health Room - direct line: 267-893-4265. As a reminder, if you email the teacher and/or nurse and there is a substitute, we may not get the message.

NAESP: Report to Parents - Helping Children Understand Autism

The National Association of Elementary Principals (NAESP) shares publications for families. A recent Report to Parents - Helping Children Understand Autism shares ways you might extend the conversation with your children at home. To access the article, click here.

"Since one in every 54 children is diagnosed with autism, your child is likely to encounter a number of children with the disorder. How you respond to your child’s questions significantly impacts your child’s understanding of this complex disorder, as well as his or her acceptance of individuals with different abilities. Here are some suggestions to help your child understand Autism."

In recognition of April's Autism Acceptance Month, Butler held special Spirit Days during the week of April 19, holding a different theme each day. Specific dress suggestions were connected to Autism Awareness facts helping others understand what it might be like living with Autism. This publication can assist families in furthering the discussion.

Free Breakfasts and Lunches Continue Through End of Year

Free Breakfasts and Lunches Continue Through End of Year

Free Breakfast and Lunches are Available to All Students DAILY through the completion of the 2020-2021 School Year.

All Meals will be served with choice of milk, 4oz fresh vegetable and either 4oz of fresh fruit or 100% fruit juice to follow USDA guidelines for what makes a meal. Any second entrée will be charged a la carte pricing to the students account. All menus can be found by going to www.cbsd.nutrislice.com/menu

Curbside pickup is still available on Mondays and Thursdays from 10:30am-12pm at CB East, CB South, and CB West. Students do not need to be present at pick up.

Department Updates

Physical Education: Field Day 2021 - 5/27

CB Schools and the Physical Education Department have determined planning and expectations for Field Day 2021. Butler has scheduled our building-wide Field Day for Thursday, May 27th (with a rain date of Wednesday, June 2nd).

Field Day is always an exciting day for our Elementary Students to learn the benefits of exercise, health & wellness, and friendly competition! On the 27th, each grade will participate in four outdoor activities. Grade levels will be spread out throughout the day to maintain social distancing. Our school will be divided into two teams in school colors (green vs. white) determined across each classroom. Traditionally, students are encouraged to wear their team's colors. There will be a running score tally for the teams throughout the day. At the conclusion of the day, the final scores will be announced prior to dismissal.

Please note: No parents, visitors, or volunteers will be permitted to attend because of the health and safety plan in place this year. All events will be organized and run by the school. A slide show will be shared with the community sharing the Field Day festivities. We are excited to be able to schedule this event for the children! Additionally, Virtual Academy Students will have plans shared for their classrooms to participate in from home.

More details to be communicated as we near the event. If you have questions, please contact Mrs. Engart at rengart@cbsd.org.

Calendar and Upcoming Events

School Calendar


May 4 - Teacher Appreciation Day

May 5 - School Nurses Day

May 11 - CB School Board Meeting - 7:30 PM (16 Welden)

May 12 - Virtual Academy Material Distribution (11am-2pm - Bus Doors)

May 18 - General Election Day - Students Home for Synchronous *LIVE* Virtual Learning

May 21 - Butler Lip Sync - 7:00 PM (Virtual Event)

May 25 - CB School Board Meeting - 7:30 PM (16 Welden)

May 26 - 6th Grade Unami Orientation (Unami Event)

May 27 - Field Day (Rain Date: 6/2)

May 31 - Memorial Day Holiday (No School)

Unami Spirit Wear

Exclusive Unami Sale for all upcoming 7th graders!

Ready to level up with all new Unami apparel?

Show off your Unami pride with new spring items and past best sellers all coming in a variety of sizes and colors.

  • Sale begins on May 7th and ends May 14th
  • Items include new tank tops, t-shirts, shorts, hats and zip up light weight hoodies. Find the link to start shopping May 7th on the Unami School Store information page or the Unami twitter feed. Happy shopping!! Email kmajewski@cbsd.org with any questions.
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Butler Lip Sync 2021 - Friday 5/21 6PM (Virtual Event)

Our 2021 Lip Sync will be a 100% virtual event! Our 6th grade students will record and submit their performances, which will be played during a live Facebook event. Please click this link for information about the event! All Butler Families are encouraged to join us for this community-wide event!

CB Cares Boomerang Award Nominations - May

The Boomerang Youth Recognition award is a district wide monthly program which recognizes and honors youth in our community by exemplifying and living by one of the chosen developmental assets. Students can be nominated by teachers, peers, family, and community members. Please consider nominating a student for April.

The Asset for May is #40: Positive View of Personal Future - Young person is optimistic about their personal future.

Nomination forms can be found clicking here and can sent to Mrs. Carroll Palakow by Monday, April 26th, 2021

School Happenings

Autism Acceptance Week

Butler Elementary works hard to BE-1 in our community - accepting all people and classmates for our uniqueness and individuality. This includes celebrating our friends during Autism Acceptance Month. Starting April 19th, Butler held a Spirit Week with a different theme each day - helping each of us learn a little more about autism.

Monday: We're a TEAM - Wear A Team Jersey or Butler Gear!

Tuesday: Crazy Hair/Hat - Satoshi Tajiri, creator of Pokemon, has autism - but created a unique perspective of the world through his creation!

Wednesday: Wear Tie-Dye, Camouflage or Rainbow - We have different abilities and come in different colors - but we come together beautifully!

Thursday: Comfy Day - Many with Autism have sensory needs - including sights, sounds, taste, touch and balance.

Friday: Light it Up Blue - Blue is the color for Autism Awareness/Acceptance!

Administrative Professionals Day - April 21st

We have some of the best Administrative Assistants around and could not be more thankful of our office crew. Thank you to each of them for all they do to help Butler run so smoothly - each having such a unique and special role in our building. Thank you Mrs. Pereira, Mrs. Droxler, Mrs. McCreary and Mrs. Palakow!

Earth Day - April 22, 2021

Earth Day is celebrated April 22 - each year - and Butler students engaged in a variety of Earth Day activities throughout the week. The 2021 theme, Restore Our Earth, identified ways to help promote, conserve, and protect or planet! Classrooms encorporated beautiful art projects with their classroom activities identifying ways to positively impact on our environment.

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Butler Elementary - Emergency Preparedness - Severe Weather Drill

Each year, our CB Schools practice mandatory Emergency Preparation Drills, including Fire Drills, Evacuation Drills and Shelter Drills. During the week of the 19th, Butler Classrooms all coordinated efforts to hold Emergency Weather Drills throughout the day. Each classroom held a meeting with their teachers and then practiced the safety drill by sitting in-place and covering our necks and heads. Great job students!

Student Showcase

Butler's March/April Paw Print Winners

BUTLER = Butler - Understanding - Teamwork - Leadership - Educational Excellence - Respect

These important words are what define a Butler Bear - attributes every student and staff member strives to embrace each day - in school, at home or in our community. Our Paw Power program honors our students - who are awarded "coupons" when recognized for displaying Positive Paw Power behaviors to their classmates, teachers and school. Students featured below received a very special t-shirt to wear with pride and confidence for doing the right thing! Congratulations!

From the Butler PTO

Butler PTO Newsletter

To read the most recent online Newsletter from the Butler PTO, please click here. The newsletter is a great way to stay on top of all that is happening at Butler

Let's Get Cooking! - PTO April Cooking Classes (Virtual)

Throughout April, the Butler PTO sponsored "Let's Get Cooking" - free, virtual classes to create delicious meals or dishes.

  • April 16: Candy Sushi - What could be better than Rice Krispies, Swedish Fish and Fruit Roll-ups?.... It was such a creative and fun event. Even Groveland and CB West students attended as Mr. Funseth and 2-daughters joined in the fun!
  • April 23: Tiramisu - The Doebler family hosted Tiramisu Night - leading our Butler Bears into making this delicious dessert for all to enjoy!
  • April 30: Chicken and Soups - Mrs. Neely and Gray shared a delicious Chicken Casserole recipe that tastes so yummy!

Thank you to all of our chefs for sharing fun recipes to cook together as a school community!

District Contacts

Central Bucks School District

Acting Superintendent: Abram M. Lucabaugh, Ed.D.

Assistant Superintendent-Elementary: Nadine M. Garvin, Ed.D

Butler Elementary

Principal: Mr. Karl Funseth

Assistant Principal: Mr. Jesse Brosious

Principal's Secretary: Mrs. Judie Pereira

Asst. Principal's Secretary: Mrs. Michele Droxler