Paw Power Press

Butler Elementary - Volume 5 - November 2022

Butler at its Best!

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Happy Halloween!

Butler enjoyed a school-wide parade on Monday, October 31st, for our entire school community to enjoy! Each classroom held a party - which included many fun activities and snacks. We hope everyone had a safe and enjoyable Happy Halloween!
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The Butler Office Staff took a WILD RIDE on the Magic School Bus with Miss Frizzle and Liz(ard)!

Important Information

Veteran's Day - Veterans "Wall of Honor" Signs

To help us honor our Butler Community Veterans, the school recently shared forms via an email blast to all families.

  • For details, please click here to access the initiative.
  • Click here for a Template to create your own Wall of Honor template.

All forms are due by this Friday, November 4th.

In addition to our Wall of Honor, Butler will be completing individual classroom activities to share with community programs and local veteran groups.

Butler's Holiday Gift Giving Tree

Holiday Giving Program…

A great way to offer comfort and support to Butler families this

holiday season.

Beginning November 29th, the Butler Giving Tree will be on display in the hallway near the main office. The Giving Tree will have tags that display the names of holiday gifts that can be donated for families in our Butler Community who are in need of extra support this holiday season. We invite our Butler students and families to choose a tag (if they wish) to purchase the gift listed. We ask that you wrap the gift and be sure to secure the same tag to the outside of the gift wrap.

All gifts should be delivered to the main office no later than December 15th - to ensure holiday delivery. Thank you for all of your wonderful generosity and support!

More information needed… Please contact Peggy Bernabei at


Pennsylvania announced the implementation of a universal free breakfast program in Pennsylvania schools, effective October 1, 2022 through the end of the 2022-23 school year.

Beginning today, Monday, October 3, Aramark Food Services at Central Bucks will offer breakfast at no cost to ALL CBSD elementary and middle schools students, regardless of free/reduced eligibility status. In addition, breakfast is currently served at all Central Bucks high schools and will be offered at no cost to any student who is eligible for free or reduced cost meals.

CBSD Administration


If normal dismissal plans change for your child, PLEASE notify the teacher AND the office (267-893-4250). Communication may not happen if a teacher is absent on any given day. THANK YOU!

Department Updates

Music Harmony - Classroom News

Students in music practiced eyeball rhythms, played Halloween songs on boomwhackers, improvised on the orff instruments and even composed their own spooky songs! 6th grade completed their Jingle project by acting and singing in their own original commercial.

Keeping Active in Physical Education Class

Fall Fun in physical education class! Students in varied grades did different activities, but all grades worked on cooperative learning and problem-solving skills. Classes discussed the importance of teamwork, perseverance, and communication when completing tasks.

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What's the Word? - Library News

On Tuesday, December 6, award-winning author/illustrator Lisa Papp, will be presenting to our Kindergarten-Third Grade Butler Bears. As is customary with a visiting author, books written/illustrated by Ms. Papp are available for purchase. Books will be personalized, at your request, with your child’s first name or your family’s last name and autographed by the author. Please make all payments through MyPaymentsPlus. Order forms (see below) were sent home in students’ Wednesday Folders in mid-October. Additional forms are available in the library. All orders are due no later than Friday, November 11.

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Student Guidance & Supports - A Department Update

Butler students are again continuing the tradition of creating cards for our "Grand Friends" at the New Seasons personal care facility in New Britain. Each month a grade level is selected to make cards displaying artwork and a friendly message. This month the 6th graders created Halloween cards.

Calendar and Upcoming Events

School Calendar


Nov. 6 - Daylight Savings - "Fall Back" One-Hour

Nov. 8 - Election Day - No School for Students and Staff

Nov. 11 - Veterans Day

Nov. 11 - Spirit Day - Wear Red, White, and Blue

Nov. 14 -18 - Celebrate Education Week - Details also sent via email

Nov. 22 - Spirit Day - Fancy Dress Day

Nov. 23 - Teacher Professional Development Day - No School for Students

Nov. 23 - PTO Skate "Day" - Inline 309 - New Date

Nov. 24 - Thanksgiving Day

Nov. 25 - Thanksgiving Holiday

Nov. 28 - School Resumes - Full Day

Nov. 28 - General PTO Meeting - 7:00 PM (Library)

Celebrate Education Week - 11/4-11/18

American Education Week is an opportunity to visit your child’s classroom and watch your children in action as they learn something new, participate in a curricular activity, or give a special presentation for visitors. This year, Central Bucks School District invites you to join us the week of November 14-18, 2022.

We invite you to come in, remembering that cell phone use while in the school is not permitted, and that this is an adults only visit - as small children may disrupt instruction during this time.

The chart below provides the designated time to come and visit so that we may concentrate efforts, and accommodate parking/traffic flow/etc. Please RSVP here so that we may plan accordingly for your time and have visitor badges ready upon arrival (to avoid delays).

Our schedule of visitation times at Butler Elementary School is as follows:

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Lenape Valley Lightning Registration

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School Happenings

Red Ribbon Week 10/25-28

This year’s theme is “Celebrate Life: Live Drug Free!” We want you to know that doing things that make you happy helps you to stay drug free. So, we have asked you to think about the things you do that make you feel most happy. This way you will always know that you have positive options to find your own happiness. Always choose to focus on the things you do that make you feel good and happy!

  • Tuesday - Wear Red - Knowing To Stay Drug-Free
  • Wednesday - Pajama Day - Staying Healthy in Our COMFY Clothes
  • Thursday: Butler Pride and Drug Free!

  • Friday: Wear Something that Makes you HAPPY! :)
Tuesday: Wear Red
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Wednesday: Pajama Day
Thursday: Butler Gear or Wear Green Day

6th Grade Haunted Gymnasium - 10/21

On 10/21, the Haunted Butler Gym tradition continued as our 6th grade students created a dynamic “haunted school” for our Butler Families. Friday Night Frights (and Fun) was the theme as intermediate students and parents enjoyed the event! Students chose themes among their varied groups to engage with participants walking through the gym. It was spooky but our community enjoyed the night! Thanks to our parent volunteers and PTO for coordinating and sponsoring the event.
Friday: Wear What Makes You Happy

Kind Like Joey Spirit Day - 10/20

The partnering of Butler ES with the Kind Like Joey Foundation is more than supporting a beautiful cause... It is being there -together- during a difficult time and helping the foundation build something that greatly impacts our whole community. Joey was a former Butler student who embraced Kindness and being "there" for others when he was a student at our school. Joey passed when he was a student at Unami Middle School, but his legacy continues within our community. KLJ recently shared "kindness bags" for everyone on the Butler Staff, which was followed by a Kind Like Joey Spirit Day (10/20) for all at Butler. We continue to do our best in being more like Joey, every day.

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CB South - School-Aged Student High School Class Finishes at Butler

Butler welcomed our CB South School Aged Student class for a fourth and final session on October 27th as our high school mentors completed their final projects when working in their classrooms. It is a great partnership with CB South where our teachers support high school students who have an interest in prospective careers that include working with children.

Student Showcase

Butler Banquet - Summer Reading Incentive - Special Lunch - 10/20

Our Reading Specialists organized a reading incentive for our Butler Bears during the summer months that had a really great participation level for this year's first through 6th grade students! Many children reached their reading goals (based upon age-level/reading-level) to earn rewards upon their return to school. One goal was a Butler Water Bottle. Another was a special lunch served by the Principals! The Butler Banquet was held on Thursday, October 20th celebrating this fun summer reading incentive! Thank you to the Reading Specialists, (Mrs. Burkholder, Mrs. Meade, Mrs. Kuhn, and Mrs. Sauers), for creating such a popular event!

Paw Print Winners

Butler Elementary School practices the Paw Power Attributes of B.U.T.L.E.R.

Butler (at its Best!); Understanding; Teamwork; Leadership; Educational Excellence; Respect

Each week, students earn Positive Paw Powers for their good behaviors and positive attitudes at school. Children enter them into our collection bin where names are then drawn for a special treat each Friday for every grade level.

October 14 Winners

Kindergarten- Sarah U., 1st - Janice H., 2nd - Sylvie S., 3rd- Matthew F., 4th- Samiha F., 5th- Kaleb W., 6th- Adianna B., T-Shirt Winner- Oliver B.

October 21 Winners

Kindergarten- Owen T., 1st- Brooklyn T., 2nd- Yerin L., 3rd- Leah M., 4th-Reese R., 5th- Ella D., 6th-Sahil K., T-Shirt Winner-Lily Hafner

October 28 Winners

Kindergarten- Parker H., 1st- Amaya K., 2nd- Vivian B., 3rd- Danielle S., 4th- Austin B., 5th- Jesse R. 6th- Emily H., T-Shirt Winner- Kayoko N.

From the Butler PTO

PTO Newsletter


To read the latest from the Butler PTO, please CLICK HERE for access to the Weekly Newsletter!

Central Bucks School District

Superintendent: Abram Lucabaugh, Ed.D.

Assistant Superintendent-Secondary: Charles Malone, Ed.D

Assistant Superintendent-Elementary: Nadine Garvin, Ed.D

Butler Elementary School

Karl Funseth - Principal

Peggy Bernabei - Administrative Assistant to Principal

Sinead Doherty - Assistant Principal

Michele Droxler - Administrative Assistant to Assistant Principal