March/April Newsletter

Mrs. Libby Nickoli, Principal

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Dear Butler families,

It is hard to believe we are in the home stretch until summer break. We have so many events coming up before our last day of school on May 25th!!! Please note the dates in our Don't Forget section of this Newsletter.

Our grade-level teams are also planning and preparing for field trips. Teachers will be sending home information in the coming weeks. I would like to thank the American Legion in Bellville for funding our transportation costs! Their generosity is greatly appreciated!

Just a reminder; we have used all FIVE calamity days for the school year. In the event we need to close school again, students will be required to participate in a remote learning day. Classroom teachers should have already sent home their learning expectations in the event we need to go remote. Hopefully, we will not need to resort to this!

Again, please read each section carefully for end-of-the-year events! I will be updating this SMORE on Friday when I receive our honor roll students! Check back to see if your child will be recognized!


Libby Nickoli

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Zoe Nickler, Charlotte Chrastina, Tristan Rose


Cooper Francis, Austin Zirkle, Zephan Amos, Jacob Brubaker, Addyson Kerr, Baylynn

Miller, Victoria McCready, Tucker Luers, Naomi Orndorff, Elishah Molina, Hayden



Maxwell Hanlon, Samuel Lykins, Joshua Pratt, Fayth Ward, Quinlynn Brazil, Dakota

Eicher, Crus Burris, Isaac Spurling, Makenzie Bowman, Lily Gray, Benjamin Thomas,

Gage Brazil, Serinity Westlake, Adaleigh Joyce, Michael Fritz, Sadie Remy

4 th GRADE:


Addyson Delaney, Sadie Bowers, Branton Copley, Hanna Davis, Parker Freeman, Isabel

Cunningham, Marco Armstrong, Evelyn McCready


Lola Cunningham, Eli Abi El Hessen, Emily Darr, Dylan Daugherty, Ellah Leech, Tenley

Riddle, Hadley Wagner, Alisha Westlake, Kamlynn Kaylor, Jacob Snyder, Carter

Williams, Trinity Abi El Hessen, Chloe McCoy, Kace Riddle, Victoria Wuertz, Jack

Cunningham, Louella Cade


Korbin Lang, Brooklyn Moyer, Brice Haas, Rosahlee Courson, Bailey Weikle, Ruby

Stevens, Gavin Ward, Mariah Perrigan, Aubrey Sorensen, Hutson Perry, Brayden Morris,

Noah Wardell



Kinsley Clower, Kaden Crunkilton, Rebekah Eicher, Jaxson Stevens, Adalyn Handley,

Emerie Gatton


Maci Roberts, Caleb Tackett, Livanna Courson, Brooklyn Inman, Trevor Hicks, Natalie

Oswalt, Monroe Ream, Hailey Carpenter, Jackson Shultz, Ella Rosendaul, Andrew

Galida, Andrew Lorentz, Addison Myers


Emma Hanlon, Lance Freeman, Teegan Riddle, Alexander Wynn, Keegan Dillon, Julian

Snyder, Conner McCoy, Lillian Dunn, Caiden Brazil, Roselin McCune, Brinley O’Brien

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We are starting to get more transportation end-of-the-day changes for students.


Please note: We do not interrupt classrooms throughout the day to inform students of these messages. Miss Sally contacts individual classrooms at the end of the day around 2:30 and delivers all messages to teachers and students. We have chosen this time so it is fresh in their mind as they prepare for dismissal.

We understand emergencies come up, please don't make a habit of changing children's routines frequently.

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March 21st


March 22nd

Recycling Trailer at Butler Elementary

STATEWIDE Tornado Drill

March 24th

Grade cards come home

Preschool Screenings by appointment only

March 28th

Third Grade Alternative Assessment STAR

March 29th

Fifth grade DARE Graduation

April 1st-9th


April 10th

Return to school

April 17th and 18th

Second-grade TAG testing

April 19th-20th

3rd, 4th, 5th grade ELA AIR Assessment

April 26th

5th grade Science AIR Assessment

April 27th

Kindergarten Screening for Butler 8:00-3:00

April 29th

PTO Mother/Son dance (details will be communicated later)

May 3rd and 4th

3rd, 4th, and 5th grade Math AIR Assessment

May 16th

Terra Noval Alternate Assessment for third graders

May 22nd

5th-grade awards ceremony 8:30

4th-grade awards ceremony 1:30

May 23rd

3rd-grade awards ceremony 8:30

1st and 2nd-grade awards ceremony 1:30

May 24th

Preschool Graduation 8:30-9:00 am class

Preschool Graduation 9:30-10:00 pm class

Kindergarten graduation 1:00

May 25th

Student Last Day of School/FIELD DAY

May 26th

PTO Festival 4:00-8:00

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Remote Learning Information

As of March 20, 2023, we have used ALL FIVE calamity days the state allows us. On the SIXTH calamity day, we will be doing remote learning via the Chromebooks.

REMOTE SCHOOL HOURS WILL BE 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

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Congratulations to Clear Fork Valley Local Schools Preschool Team

We recently underwent a review with a representative from the Ohio Department of Education. This was the first review since January 2019 when we moved into our new building. The following year, COVID occurred and site visits were canceled.

We are happy to report that we once again received a 5-STAR rating!

Congratulations to our preschool team; Mrs. Quickle, Mrs. Hauger, Mrs. Evans, Miss Stoner, and Miss Carr.

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Social Emotional/Word of the Month

Each month, our social worker Sara Hayes goes into our classrooms and provides a lesson and activity based on our word of the month. In addition, our teachers reinforce the word throughout the month in their lessons.

September – Friendship:
Using your words and actions to show others you care. I can make and keep friends.

October – Creativity:
Using your imagination to do something unique. I can dream and imagine.

November – Gratitude:
Letting others know you see how they’ve helped you. I can say thank you.

December – Generosity:
Making someone’s day by giving something away. I can give.

January – Commitment:
Making a plan and putting it into practice. I can keep my promise.

February – Kindness:
Showing others they are valuable by how you treat them. I can care for others.

March – Patience:
Waiting until later for what you want now. I can wait.

April – Peace:
Proving you care more about each other than winning an argument. I can share.

May –Honesty:
Choosing to be truthful in whatever you say and do. I can tell the truth.

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Clear Fork Valley Local Schools 2023-2024 Kindergarten Screening


WHEN: April 27, 2023

TIME: 8:00-3:00

WHERE: Butler Event

111 West Elm St.

Butler, Ohio 44822


WHEN: April 28, 2023

TIME: 8:00-3:00

WHERE: New Life Church

195 West Durbin Circle

Bellville, Ohio 44813

All Kindergartners MUST BE 5 YEARS OLD on or before August 1st, 2023.

Pre-registration is REQUIRED. Click here for the form. Forms can also be found at elementary buildings, post offices, and libraries. Please complete the application and return it to your child’s school. You will then go to Final Forms and fill out all the enrollment forms. Once we receive your completed application and registration forms, your child will be scheduled for a screening time on one of the above dates.

The deadline for the Kindergarten Registration APPLICATION is March 21, 2023. The due date for the completion of the Final Forms is April 21, 2023.

Items that you MUST provide for registration:

  • COPIES of the child’s birth certificate

  • social security card/or number

  • immunization records

  • residency verification

  • and any custody papers (if applicable)

Please call Mrs. Wilson at Butler Elementary School at 419-883-3451 or Mrs. McFerren at Bellville Elementary School at 419-886-3244 if you have any questions.

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State Testing Dates


SPRING AIR April 19, 2023 (ELA Part I) April 20, 2023 (ELA Part II)

ELA Make-ups April 21st, 22nd, and 25th

SPRING AIR May 3, 2023 (Math Part I) May 4th (Math Part II)

Math Make-ups May 5th, 8th, and 9th


ELA AIR April 19, 2023 (ELA Part I) April 20, 2023 (ELA Part II)

ELA Make-ups April 21st, 22nd, and 25th

MATH AIR May 3, 2023 (Part I) May 4th (Part II)

MATH Make-ups May 5th, 8th, and 9th


ELA AIR April 19, 2023 (ELA Part I) April 20, 2023 (ELA Part II)

ELA Make-ups April 21st, 22nd, and 25th

SCIENCE AIR April 26, 2023

SCIENCE Make-ups April 27th, 28th, and May 1st

MATH AIR May 3, 2023 (Part I) May 4th (Part II)

MATH Make-ups May 5th, 8th, and 9th

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Announcing the Third Grade Reading Guarantee 2022-2023 promotion scores


State law requires the State Board of Education to annually increase the promotion score on Ohio’s State Test for grade 3 English language arts until it reaches proficiency for the 2024-2025 school year. Accordingly, the State Board voted to raise the promotion score for grade 3 English language arts to 685 for the 2022-2023 school year. Any student who scores 685 or higher on the English language arts scaled score will be eligible for promotion to grade 4 at the end of the 2022-2023 school year.

In addition, the Ohio Department of Education has set the reading subscore alternative assessment score for Ohio’s State Test for grade 3 English language arts test at 47 for the 2022-2023 school year. Any student who scores 47 or higher on the reading subscore will be eligible for promotion to grade 4 at the end of the 2022-2023 school year, even if the student scores below 685 on Ohio’s State Test for grade 3 English language arts.

Find more information on the Third Grade Reading Guarantee webpage.

Practice Test Site for Parents to review at home with students in grades 3, 4, and 5

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April 17th and 18th Second-grade TAG testing

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Important After School Pick Up Information for parents with middle/high schoolers

The Village has erected signs in front of the old building footprint regarding no parking. We invite our families who are picking up middle school/high school students to arrive at 3:00. Our car rider line is gone in front of the school. You may park in the lot closest to the footprint of the old building. Your child can walk along the yellow painted line, up our sidewalk, and into the parking lot. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the school.
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Please help our PTO!!! Sign up for Kroger Community Rewards!

The Kroger Family of Companies is committed to community engagement, positive social impact, and charitable giving at the national and local levels. Every community is unique, but our common goal is to partner with the neighborhoods we serve and help the people there live healthier lives.

One of the ways in which we do this is through our Kroger Community Rewards program. This program makes fundraising easy by donating to local organizations based on the shopping you do every day. Once you link your Card to an organization, all you have to do is shop at Kroger and swipe your Shopper’s Card. Here’s how it works:

1. Create a digital account.

A digital account is needed to participate in Kroger Community Rewards. If you already have a digital account, simply link your Shopper’s Card to your account so that all transactions apply toward the organization you choose.

2. Link your Card to an organization.

Selecting the organization that you wish to support is as simple as updating the Kroger Community Rewards selection on your digital account.

1. Sign in to your digital account.

2. Search for your organization here.

3. Enter the name or NPO number of the organization you wish to support.

4. Select the appropriate organization from the list and click “Save”.

Your selected organization will also display in the Kroger Community Rewards section of your account. If you need to review or revisit your organization, you can always do so under your Account details.

3. Your organization earns.

Any transactions moving forward using the Shopper’s Card number associated with your digital account will be applied to the program, at no added cost to you. Kroger donates annually to participating organizations based on your percentage of spending as it relates to the total spending associated with all participating Kroger Community Rewards organizations.

If you have any questions, please contact our Customer Service Center.

Whether you’re a customer or an organization, get started today!

Note: If you are a customer, make sure you have a preferred store selected to view participating organizations. If you are applying on behalf of an organization, please select a store in the same area as your organization.

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School Supplies for 2023-2024

Our PTO is offering a service to our families for the 2023-2024 school year. They have provided our school supply lists to a company that will box up grade-level items and ship them directly to your home. No more fighting the back-to-school crowds or hunting for specific brand-name items! This service is OPTIONAL. You may still do your own shopping. Supply lists will be coming home with grade cards at the end of the year!

The link below will take you to the company's website. You may click on your child's current grade level to see what it would have cost for the service this year.

Important Tax Time Information

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The Internal Revenue Service is still reaching out to America’s public school districts to help us continue to spread the word on the 2021 Child Tax Credit payments, which could be up to $1,800 per qualifying child, and the 2020 & 2021 Recovery Rebate Credit (also called stimulus payments or Economic Impact Payments), which is $1,400 per qualifying child. We attempted to contact more than 9 million individuals and families last Fall about these unclaimed credits.

As families are now filing their 2022 tax returns, we want them to know, along with eligible families that normally don't file a tax return (i.e., low-income families) that it's not too late to claim these pandemic-related tax benefits. Those who may not have previously received or claimed these credits still have time to file their 2020 and 2021 tax returns to take advantage of these credits.

We come to you again for the help! You can continue to make a huge impact in your community and in the state of Ohio by sharing and adapting the below materials and attachments for your communications, including emails, newsletters, websites, social media, and other channels. If you have time, please send me a screenshot of your social media or a link to your outreach.

Thank you in advance for your consideration in helping America’s families and don’t hesitate to call with any questions.

Nichelle Gray

Stakeholder Liaison Field

Communications & Liaison, Area 3

Badge ID #0270952

216/415-3512 (Voice)

877/444-0296 (Efax)


Clear Fork High School Presents.........

The Wizard of Oz (please click on the PDF below)