Butler Bulletin

Butler Middle School Monthly Newsletter: Friday, Jan 11th

Spirit Week Photos

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Please join Principal Sadowski

Butler is looking for your feedback! Join Principal Jason Sadowski and Butler's Site Council, a group of parents that meet once a month, to discuss ideas and plans to make Butler a better place for students and families. Meetings are the second Wednesday of each month for about an hour at 5:30pm.


NEXT MEETING:

Wednesday, February 13th

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Phy Ed Shoes

The phy ed department is seeking gently used tennis shoes for gym classes. Your donations will be used for students who forget their gym shoes or for students who are unable to provide their own gym shoes for class.


Please drop your shoes off in the main office or the phy ed offices.

2019-2020 School Choice / Inter-District Transfers


School Choice


The School Choice/Inter-District Transfer application period will open on December 1, 2018, at 8:00 am and will run through 4:30 pm on January 11, 2019. If you are considering attending a school within the district that is not your neighborhood school, you must complete a school choice application. The application can be found online at https://sdw.waukesha.k12.wi.us/Page/114. Email confirmations that we received the application will be made upon submission of the electronic application. Per SDW Board Policy ag6152, the School District of Waukesha may decline an intra-district transfer until all financial obligations have been met. If your child has any outstanding fees, please have them paid in full by January 11th.


Secondary notifications of approval/denial will be mailed home on or around January 17, 2019. If your student is approved, the letter of commitment will need to be signed and returned to the Enrollment Office by January 28th.


Elementary notifications of approval/denial will be mailed home on or around March 8, 2019. If your student is approved, you will need to sign a letter of commitment by the date listed in the letter to hold

your child’s seat



Elección de Escuela


El período de solicitud para la Elección de Escuela/Transferencia Dentro del Distrito comenzará el 1⁰ de diciembre de 2018, a las 8:00 am y terminará el 11 de enero de 2019 a las 4:30 pm. Si está considerando asistir a una escuela dentro del distrito que no es la escuela de su vecindario, debe completar la solicitud de elección de escuela. Puede encontrar la solicitud en línea en https://sdw.waukesha.k12.wi.us/Page/114. Se enviarán correos electrónicos de confirmación que recibimos la solicitud después que la solicitud electrónica sea enviada. En cumplimiento con la Política de la Junta del Distrito Escolar de Waukesha ag6152, el Distrito Escolar de Waukesha puede negar una transferencia dentro del distrito hasta que todas las obligaciones financieras hayan sido pagadas.

Si su hijo tiene tarifas pendientes, por favor páguelas por completo antes del 11 de enero de 2019.


Los avisos secundarios de si la solicitud fue aprobada/negada se enviarán por correo a los hogares aproximadamente el 17 de enero de 2019. Si la solicitud de su estudiante es aprobada, usted necesitará firmar y regresar la carta de compromiso a la Oficina de Matriculaciones antes del 28 de enero de 2019.


Los avisos para la Escuela Primaria serán enviados por correo aproximadamente el 8 de marzo de 2019. Si su estudiante es aprobado, necesitará firmar y regresar una carta de compromiso antes de la fecha que aparece en la carta para mantener el espacio de su hijo.

2019-2020 New Student Enrollment

4K Enrollment

If you have a child turning 4 before September 1, 2019 - now is the time to enroll in 4K! To be included in the 4K lottery, you will need to complete the enrollment process by February 1, 2019. To find out more information on the required documents for enrollment please visit https://sdw.waukesha.k12.wi.us/Page/109.

Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment


Wisconsin’s inter-district public school open enrollment program allows parents to apply for their children to attend school districts other than the one in which they live. The open enrollment application period for the 2019-2020 school year is from February 4- April 30, 2019. The application period closes at 4:00 p.m. on April 30, 2019. Late applications will not be accepted for any reason.

Parents may apply in one of two ways:

  • On-line (recommend) at http://dpi.wi.gov/sms/psctoc.html

  • Although an on-line application is recommended, paper applications may be obtained from the Department of Public Instruction or any school district. Paper applications must be delivered to the nonresident school district. School District of Waukesha applications should be submitted attention to:

Stephanie Peterson

Open Enrollment

222 Maple Avenue

Waukesha, WI 53186

Who needs to complete this process:

  • Students currently attending a Waukesha school via Tuition Waiver for the 2018-2019 school year.

  • Students who have changed residency to a non-Waukesha address between September 1st and February 3rd.

  • Students planning to move into an address that is outside of the School District of Waukesha between February 4 and September 1, 2019; and wish to stay in the School District of Waukesha.

Note: families that move unexpectedly after April 30th are able to complete a Tuition Waiver form for the following year.



Matrícula Abierta


El programa de matrícula abierta dentro de los distritos públicos de Wisconsin permite a los padres solicitar que sus hijos asistan a distritos escolares diferente del de su vecindario. El período de solicitud de la matrícula abierta para el año escolar es del 4 de febrero al 30 de abril de 2019. El período de solicitud termina el 30 de abril de 2019 a las 4:00 p.m. No se aceptarán solicitudes después de esa fecha por ninguna razón.

Los padres pueden completar la solicitud en una de dos maneras:

  • En-línea (es lo que recomendamos) en http://dpi.wi.gov/sms/psctoc.html

  • A pesar de que completar la solicitud en línea es lo recomendado, se pueden obtener solicitudes en papel del Departamento de Instrucción Pública o en cualquier distrito escolar. Las solicitudes en papel pueden ser enviadas a la escuela del distrito en el que no son residentes.

Las solicitudes del Distrito Escolar de Waukesha deben ser enviadas a:

Stephanie Peterson

Open Enrollment

222 Maple Avenue

Waukesha, WI 53186

¿Quién necesita completar este proceso?:

  • Los estudiantes que actualmente asisten a una escuela de Waukesha por medio de una exención de matrícula para el año escolar 2018-2019.

  • Los estudiantes que han cambiado de residencia a una dirección que no es de Waukesha entre el de 1⁰ septiembre y el 3 de febrero de 2019.

  • Los estudiantes que están planificando mudarse a una dirección que está fuera del Distrito Escolar de Waukesha entre el 4 de febrero y el 1⁰ septiembre de 2019; y desean permanecer en el Distrito Escolar de Waukesha.

Nota: las familias que se muden de forma inesperada después del 30 de abril de 2019 pueden completar una exención de matrícula para el siguiente año escolar.




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8th Grade Recognition Night

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New this year, all 8th grade students will be invited to our 8th Grade Recognition Night.


To accommodate 8th grade students and families we will be using the field house at North High School.


More information will be coming. Please save the date of Thursday, May 30th at 6:30pm for this night as we celebrate our 8th grade students as they prepare to start high school next year.

2019 Parents Place

District Happenings

Click here to view the approved 2019-2020 Family Calendar


Click here to view the Fall 2018 School District of Waukesha Newsletter

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Remember to check our website for Clubs and Activities information. Click here to see this page.

Ski and Snowboard Club

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Daily Announcements

Parents and families you can always view our daily announcements on our web page. Click here to see the 2018-19 announcements.
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Upcoming Important Dates

Jan 15 - 7th & 8th grade band concert 7pm @ North HS

Jan 16 - 6th grade band concert 7pm @ North HS

Jan 18 - Last day of 1st semester

Jan 21-22 NO SCHOOL

Jan 24 - 8th grade class photo, clubs & activities photos

Mar 1 - Early release @ 12:36pm

Mar 4 - Butler / North combined Orchestra Concert 7pm @ North HS

Mar 13 - Beauty and the Beast, Jr @ 7pm auditorium

Mar 14 - Jazz Festival @ South HS - 6:30pm

Mar 15 - Beauty and the Beast, Jr @ 7pm auditorium

Mar 16 - Beauty and the Beast, Jr @ noon auditorium

Mar 16 - WSMA Solo & Ensemble Festival @ West HS (ALL DAY - 7th & 8th grade only)

Mar 21 - 7th & 8th grade Band Winter Concert @ North HS

Mar 25 - 29 SPRING BREAK - NO SCHOOL

Apr 18 - Early release @ 12:36pm

Apr 19 - NO SCHOOL

May 7 - 6th grade Band AND Orchestra Concert @ North HS

May 16 - 7th & 8th grade Band & Jazz Band Concert @ North HS

May 18 - 5k Color Craze

May 26 - MEMORIAL DAY - NO SCHOOL

May 28 - Spring Orchestra Concert 7pm @ North HS

May 30 - 8th Grade Recognition 6:30pm @ North HS

June 7 - LAST DAY OF SCHOOL

Save the Date for Culver's Fundraiser

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When does the SDW close school for snow and cold?

Click here to read a message from Superintendent Dr. Todd Gray regarding snow and cold day school closings.


EN RELACIÓN A: Preparándose para la nieve y el clima frío

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Butler Middle School Website

Bookmark our homepage:

sdw.waukesha.k12.wi.us/butlerMS


On our website you will find a link to the daily announcements, activities calendar, and a news section with upcoming important announcements.

Student Safety

Please talk to your child about using the crosswalks around Butler if they walk or get dropped off. Before and after school, Michigan and Hine Avenues are extremely busy. We have two crossing guards in the morning and two in the afternoon. Also, 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

As we enter cold and flu season our supplies could use replenishing. If you'd like to make a donation of tissues, wipes or hand sanitizer please drop them off in the main office. Thank you!!

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.