Butler Bulletin

Butler Middle School Monthly Newsletter: Friday, Sept 13th

Our Butler year began with cheers from the teachers, an all school assembly, and team building activities.

Attendance Procedures

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Please note, all School District of Waukesha schools now use Safe Arrival to report absences, late arrivals and early pick-ups. Please use this for all attendance needs. This is the preferred method of reporting student attendance vs. calling the school or leaving a voicemail. We are able to process the information quickly and accurately when everyone uses Safe Arrival. Thank you for following this attendance procedure.


There are 3 options available for Safe Arrival.

1) Phone - 1-866-490-7371 (same# for all schools)

2) Website (https://go.schoolmessenger.com)

3) Safe Arrival App (the fastest and quickest method)


Directions for all three linked below.


Please make a note of this for your student's attendance needs. We recommend you save the phone number as a contact in your phone, bookmark the website or download the app on your phone before you need it. The phone number is also located on our main Butler MS webpage for quick reference.

6th Graders were welcomed to Butler Middle School for Ignite the Spark on Monday, August 13th

This fun filled day was a way to meet the staff, walk schedules and make new friends!

Save the Date for Culver's Fundraiser

Please plan on visiting the Culver's on Grandview to eat dinner with Butler staff, families and friends. This is a great fundraising opportunity for Butler. Last school year we raised $3938!!! All money raised benefits our Butler students.


A special thanks to Culver's for welcoming us back again this year for these fundraising nights.

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Free and Reduced Lunch Applications

Just a reminder - if your family qualifies for free and reduced lunch you must apply each school year to receive this service. Applications must be received by October 11, 2019.


Application - English


Application - Spanish


Online Application

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All Christmas Clearing Council Applications are due by November 15th

Entrega antes del Viernes el 15 de noviembre 2019

Waukesha Kennel Club Scholarships!

Kennel Club is offering two college scholarships to two Waukesha County 7th grade middle school students!


In order to enter, you must create a presentation that explains your knowledge of a purebred dog, why you decided to choose this dog and why this is your favorite breed. The breed selected for the presentation must be a breed recognized for registration by the American Kennel Club - no hybrids will be allowed. You can choose whatever format you think is best to present this information. Examples include: written essay, PowerPoint presentation, video recorded speech, or poem. The presentation may, or may not, include a brief breed history or personal story, in regards to your experience with the breed.


In addition to the $500 college scholarships, the grand prize winner will also be eligible for $500 towards a trip to the Eukanuba Dog show In Orlando Florida in December.


Please submit your entry to Ms. North, Mrs. Hosni, or Mrs. Harrington by Friday, October 4th.


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Click here to check out our Clubs and Activities page on the Butler MS website. Here you will find updated information on all current or upcoming activities.


Below are just a few of the offerings.

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Submissions Due September 27th!

Encourage your students to break out their artistic talents! We are having a yearbook cover contest for the 2019-20 yearbook.

Students have the opportunity to have their design featured as the cover for the yearbook. All they have to do is be creative and have fun with it. We are looking for lots of color and creativity in design.

Students may submit their design on an 8 1/2 x 11 piece of paper to Mrs. Motl in the Main Office NO LATER THAN September 27th. Please make sure their name is on the submission.

We will announce the winner on October 3rd.

Good luck! Did we mention that the winner will receive a FREE yearbook??
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Student Safety

Please remind students to use the crosswalks around Butler if they walk or get dropped off. This is for everyone's safety. Before and after school Michigan and Hine Avenues are extremely busy. We have two crossing guards in the morning and two in the afternoon. Parents please continue to drive slowly and carefully around school.

Butler Key Contact Information

Please click on the attachment for a complete listing of the key contact people at Butler Middle School.

Donations Appreciated

Donations of the following are appreciated. Please bring any donations to the main office.


Tissues, hand sanitizer, anti-bacterial wipes and #2 pencils.

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9/17- Picture Day (both re-take and first time photos)

10/22 - 6th, 7th & 8th grade Orchestra - "Sounds of Darkness" @ South HS

10/23 - 8th grade Band w/North HS Concert Band and Wind Ensemble @ North HS

10/30 - Early Release

10/31 - No School

11/1 - No School

11/27 - No School

11/28 - No School

11/29 - No School

Butler Middle School Website

Butler's website is part of a district wide conversion to the same platform. The website gives users the ability to view the website on a mobile device, desktop computer, or tablet.


Any school in the School District of Waukesha may also be accessed on the district homepage sdw.waukesha.k12.wi.us by clicking on "Our Schools" in the upper left corner just above the district W logo.


Some highlights of the website include:


  • A News feature to view school news first
  • An Important Dates feature from the School Calendar for reminders of coming events
  • A Quick Links feature to access the most frequently used pages on the website


Bookmark our homepage:

sdw.waukesha.k12.wi.us/butlerMS

Annual Asbestos Notification

Per Federal Law AHERA Asbestos Notifications must be shared annually with families.


English Notification

Spanish Notification

***Si tiene preguntas sobre esta información u ocupa ayuda para traducir alguna parte de este documento a español, favor de llamar al Departamento Bilingüe/ESL al 262-970-1009.