Paw Power Press
Butler Elementary - Volume 5 - November 2022
Butler at its Best!
The Butler Office Staff took a WILD RIDE on the Magic School Bus with Miss Frizzle and Liz(ard)!
Veteran's Day - Veterans "Wall of Honor" Signs
- 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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
UNIVERSAL FREE BREAKFAST PROGRAM IN CBSD
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.
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.
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.
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
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:
Lenape Valley Lightning Registration
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! :)
6th Grade Haunted Gymnasium - 10/21
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.
CB South - School-Aged Student High School Class Finishes at Butler
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
THIS WEEK'S CURRENT 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