Bobcat News

6th Edition October 16th, 2020

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A Message From Your Principal

Dear BC Families:

This Fall, Teacher-Parent-Student Virtual Conferences will be scheduled on the evening of Wednesday, October 28 and all day on Thursday, October 29. There will be no school on Thursday and Friday, October 29th and 30th. The purpose of Fall Conferences is to meet with all parents in order to discuss student progress. Interpreters will be provided for families requiring the service. Often, busy schedules limit the time that teachers and parents can share information, so making the most of opportunities such as conferences becomes even more important. Please make this conference a high priority for communicating with your child’s teacher!

Butler Creek is using to make signups as convenient as possible this year. Please click on the link below to begin the process. You will then be able to select your child's teachers (including Music and PE), and the day and appointment time that you prefer. You can also find the link on the Butler Creek website. After signing up, you will receive an appointment confirmation email. If you do not receive an email within 24 hours, please check your SPAM or Junk folder.

Please sign up for an appointment by Friday, October 23. After you have signed up, teachers will have a Zoom link posted in their virtual classrooms for you to click on and join your child’s conference on the 28th or 29th.

If you encounter any problems, please contact the office or your child’s teacher.

The teachers at Butler Creek look forward to the opportunity to work with parents/guardians to support their children’s educational success. Thank you for participating in conferences this fall.


Gayle Sideris, Principal

Upcoming Events


Fall Virtual Conferences Day 1

Wednesday, Oct. 28th, 4-8pm

This is an online event.

Please sign up for a time with your students teachers using the following link

Fall Virtual Conferences Day 2

Thursday, Oct. 29th, 8am-8pm

This is an online event.

Please sign up for a time with your students teachers using the following link


Student Packet and Materials Distributions

Wednesday, Nov. 4th, 1-3pm

2789 Southwest Butler Road

Gresham, OR

Wednesday, November 4th, we will be distributing student work packets and materials. We will have 30 minute pick up windows for each grade level. Please arrive during your scheduled time if possible. If you have multiple students in different grade levels you may pick up all materials at the same time. Before arrival please write your students name, grade level and teacher on a piece of paper and place on your dashboard. You will be directed to your pick up area where materials will be placed in either your trunk or handed through the window. The dates and times for the next 3 Packet and Materials Distributions are listed below.

November 4th and December 2nd

Kindergarten/1st Grade 1:00pm-1:30pm

2nd Grade/3rd Grade 1:30pm-2:00pm

4th Grade/5th Grade 2:00pm-2:30pm

6th Grade 2:30pm-3:00pm

Community Resources

COVID-19 Emotional Support Line:

This line is 24/7 and the number is 855-238-8644 (503-575-3761)

Centennial School District Community Resources:

Please click HERE for a list of resources in our local community including food, housing & clothing

Food, utility or housing assistance:

Please consider calling/texting 2-1-1 by phone or at their website to find out the latest information about where you can get help.

To Report Suspected Child abuse:

Click HERE for Oregon protective services information

Mental health crisis lines: (24 hours a day)

Lines for Life: 1-800-273-8255

Youthline: 1-877-968-8491 or text "teen2teen" to 839863

Clackamas County Crisis Line: 503-655-8585

Multnomah County Crisis Line: 503-988-4888

The Trevor Project: 1-866-488-7386

***Important Update for CSD Food Distribution***

Beginning Monday (October 5th) the times for food distribution will change to 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. every Monday at:

Parklane Elementary – 15811 SE Main St, cafeteria door/parking

Powell Butte Elementary – 3615 SE 174th – cafeteria door

Meadows Elementary – 18009 SE Brooklyn St. – Front door

Patrick Lynch Elementary – 1546 SE 169th Pl. – by kitchen door.

Centennial High School – 3505 SE 182nd Ave. – Auditorium

North Truck Route Stops are for 15 minutes only

11:30 – 11:45 am SE Division & SE 154th Ave. (Griffin Court)

11:50 - 11:05 am 14222 SE Division St (Rollin’ Wheels)

12:15 - 12:30pm 2609 SE 145th Ave (Arbor Glen)

12:40-12:55 pm 16910 SE Naegeli Dr. (Meadowland)

South Truck Route Stops are 15 minutes only

11:30 - 11:45 am 5003 W Powell (Worship Center)

12:00 - 12:15 pm SE 156th Ave & SE Ogden Dr.

12:25 – 12:40 pm Pleasant Valley Elementary (Parking Lot)

12:50 - 1:05 pm Butler Creek Elementary (Parking Lot)

Message from Your PTA

BC Virtual JOG-A-THON (October 12-16)

Today is the last day of the virtual Jog-a-thon. Make sure you have kept track of all your activity. Starting Saturday, the 17th, you should start collecting pledges either in cash or using the square link. Pledge forms can be emailed to the PTA if you don't have anyone paying in cash or you can drop them off on November 3rd from 4:00pm-6:00pm or at packet distribution on November 4th from 1:00pm-3:00pm.

Here is the link:

We will accept pledge sheets and all cash on November 3rd and 4th. NO CHECKS WILL BE ACCEPTED THIS YEAR.

Our school goal is $5,000.00! Go Bobcats!


Great news! We have extended the fall spirit sale to Sunday, November 18th. Lots of great items, including bobcat masks, to pick from for your Butler Creek kiddo. Items should be here by the middle of November.


CSD Family Resources

Click here for information on topics like Food Resources, Health Care and Mental Health Resources etc.

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Technology Support for Students and Families

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Wildfire Evacuation Resources

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