Paw Power Press

Butler Elementary - Volume 10 - January 2023


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Important Information

Weather Temperatures and Recess

Butler Elementary values the opportunities students have attending recess each day. In the winter months, we follow a district approved Weather Watch chart that accounts for air temperature and wind chill. Students will either participate in a:

  • Full 30-minute recess outdoors if temperatures are comfortable. (green)
  • Full 30-minute recess indoors if temperatures are too cold. (red)
  • Partial indoor/outdoor 30-minute recess if temps are in the "caution" level. (yellow)

Be mindful that your child should dress accordingly each morning from home with the outside temperatures in mind. We understand many students like to dress in shorts or t-shirts all year long but understand we will not base our inside/outside decisions based upon student dress. So, please be sure your child is dressed accordingly as we believe students should get as much fresh air as possible during the school day.

Important Information & Expectations for a 2-Hour Delay Due to Weather

As a reminder, when Central Bucks School District operates on a 2-hour delayed schedule, all grade levels will operate on a modified schedule with AM Arrival beginning at 10:45 AM.

Please note for our half-day AM/PM Kindergarten Program that C-Schools will operate on an adjusted schedule:

"2-Hour Delayed Opening" AM/PM Schedule - All Central Bucks C-Schools -

  • AM Students 11:05 AM – 12:50 PM
  • PM Students 2:00 PM – 3:45 PM


Welcome New Families and Students!

Registration for students entering Kindergarten in fall of 2023 is now open. If any Butler Family has an incoming student, please be sure to register as soon as possible - as staffing and class sizes will be determined based upon the number of actual registrants! Be sure to also share this message around our neighborhoods if anyone has a Kindergarten-aged child ready to attend Butler! Please note, the Kindergarten-aged child must be 5 years old before September 1st – no exceptions.

More information can be learned by visiting the Central Registration Website - Please click here.

(Please Note: New Grade 1-12 students for the 2023-2024 school year will open in March 2023.)

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News and Upcoming Events

School Calendar


Jan. 20 - Eagles Spirit Day - E-A-G-L-E-S EAGLES!

Jan. 20 - CANCELLED - PTO Paint Night (Virtual)

Jan. 26 - PTO Jump Night- 5:30 PM @ SkyZone

Jan. 25-31 - Art Goes to School (Classroom Visits)

Jan. 27 - Spirit Day - Disney "Villains & Heroes" Star Wars, Marvel

Jan. 27 - Dr. Lucabaugh - 6th Grade Student Panel - 12:00 PM


Feb. 2 - Groundhog's Day

Feb. 6 - After School - Butler Bear Clubs Begin (Monday - Thursday)

Feb. 10 - Butler Ball - Evening Event

Feb. 13-16 - Spirit Week - (Theme Days all Week)

Feb. 14 - CB School Board Meeting - 7:30 PM - Educational Services Center

Feb. 17 - No School - Staff Development Day

Feb. 20 - President's Day - No School (Offices Closed)

Feb. 24 - Spirit Day - Wear your Workout Clothes

Feb. 24 - Family Fun & Fitness Night (Evening Event)

Feb. 27 - PTO General Meeting (ZOOM) - 7:30 PM

Feb. 28 - Middle School Orientation (Gr. 6 Only) @ Unami

Eagles Spirit Day - Tomorrow - 1/20

A special Eagles Spirit Day will take place tomorrow, January 20, in honor of our Philadelphia Eagles NFL Playoff run! Please join the students and staff in wearing your favorite Eagles jersey, t-shirt, or colors! And if you are rooting for another team this weekend (Like Mr. Funseth - Go Bills! or Mrs. Warner - Go Niners!), feel proud in supporting that team instead!

Middle School Orientation - 2/28/23 - 7PM

For Official Course of Study Packet - Please Click Here.

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CB South Titans - Ice Hockey

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Warrington Warwick Softball Organization - 2023 Spring Softball Registration

Warrington Warwick Softball Organization (WWSO) offers opportunities for girls ages 5 to 17 to play in our recreational program.

The Organization is Little League affiliated (PA Section 6 District 30) and consists of 5 divisions.

The league season runs from the beginning of April to the middle of June.

Practices are determined by each individual coach and normally are once a week.

Games are played Monday through Friday 6pm - 8pm, and any time on Saturdays between 8am - 6pm.

Games may be played at Barness or Hampton Chase Park (Dark Hollow-Warwick)

Registration is open now!

Early Bird Special December 31-Fabruary 1, 2023

Registration ENDS February 29, 2023

$25 Late Fee for registrations after March 1, 2023

Visit our website for more information at

LV Baseball 2023 Season

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Young Rembrandts - 1/23-3/13

Make this a memorable time by signing your elementary child in a Young Rembrandts drawing class. Your child will learn about design, composition and illustration using our unique step-by-step drawing method. Besides strengthening your child's drawing and coloring skills, he or she will also learn about art history as we present lessons featuring a master artist. Don't miss out, enroll now! We also offer ZOOM classes Monday - Friday 4;45-5:45pm in the comfort of your home.

Young Rembrandts


Monday 4:00-5:00pm -1/23/23-3/13/23


$130.00 (7-week session) An on-demand lesson will be given as a make-up for snow days.


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School Happenings

Butler Honoring Martin Luther King, Junior Day - A Focus on Service and Legacy

Sixth Grade

Sixth grade watched a video about the life of Martin Luther King Jr. They colored pictures and used words and phrases that Dr. King encouraged throughout his life.

Fifth Grade

Fifth Grade discussed Martin Luther King's speech, "I Have a Dream". They learned that Dr. King was a brave member of our society who fought for civil rights for all. Students were encouraged to think of something they could change and how they could make their dream come true.
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Fourth Grade

Fourth Grade classes discussed Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech. The students pulled out important words and phrases that represent his dream and legacy. The class worked on a collaborative poster and brochures incorporating these words and phrases.

Third Grade

Mrs. Gilluly’s class learned about the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. this week by listening to and discussing a book about his life and answering comprehension questions about our reading.

After listening to and discussing the wise words of Dr. King in the book Martin's Big Words, we drew self-portraits and wrote our own "big words" around our drawings. Our "big words" describe the character traits that each of us have. We found similarities between our traits and those used to describe Dr. King. Finally, we talked about the ways we can honor Dr. King's life, and the examples he set, with the kind deeds we perform each day.

Second Grade

Second Grade made word collages about Dr. King and colored pictures about how Kindness Matters!

First Grade and Kindergarten

First Grade and Kindergarten read stories in Scholastic News about the life of Martin Luther King, Jr. and learned about the importance of service to others. Some classes made booklets and colored pictures depicting these things.


In honor of MLK day, students in 3rd grade learned to sing freedom songs. Freedom songs were sung during the civil rights protest of the 1950’s and 1960’s as a way to peacefully send the message of equality. Students were asked to pick a cause or person they were passionate about and that inspires them to write a song about.

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Butler's PTO Dine & Donate Night - Owowcow!

Our Butler PTO strives to create events that celebrate our school community! This week's event, in particular, was extra special and sweet! While supporting a local business, our students and their families enjoyed some ice cream on Wednesday, 1/11 - in return, Owowcow presented a check to the PTO which will be used for upcoming school events and initiatives.

Second Grade Pie Day

Students within Miss Lawn’s room work throughout the day and earn tickets when they are active participants in their learning. In the beginning of the school year, Jacob H. and Miss Lawn were discussing fundraiser in which the person gets ‘pied’. Jacob worked very hard to earn 200 tickets. As an earned reward, he was able to ‘pie’ Miss Lawn. It was a fun event for the other Second graders to observe!!

Butler Photo Series - January Learning!

Student Showcase

Breakfast with the Principals

Butler Elementary School prides itself on upholding to the highest standards of conduct and good work. When students demonstrate and emulate our Positive Paw Power attributes, it is noticed and acknowledged. Students receive Power Paw slips and place in our collecting bin in hopes of a special selection, which may include a unique Butler t-shirt or Breakfast with the Principals! With this week's breakfast, students had special time with Principals (Mr. Funseth & Dr. Doherty) and Student Counselors (Mrs. Milotich & Mrs. O'Connell) while being honored with a special certificate acknowledging their effort. Students work hard at helping our building rise to the top each and every day!
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Paw Power 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.

1/6/23 Winners

Kindergarten- Carolina T., 1st- Keaton S., 2nd- Yerin L., 3rd- Matthew J., 4th- Gavin S., 5th- Audrey W., 6th., Jack I., T- Shirt Winner- 3rd Grade - Max S.

1/13/23 Winners

Kindergarten- Reed M., (not pictured) 1st- Sophia C., 2nd- Bradley W., 3rd- Seth W., 4th- Caitlyn D., 5th- Reggie T., 6th- Noelle D., T-Shirt Winner 1st grade- Luke H.

From the Butler PTO

The Butler PTO Newsletter

To review the most recent Butler PTO Newsletter, please click here.

District Details

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, Ed. D. - Assistant Principal

Michele Droxler - Administrative Assistant to Assistant Principal