Butler Elementary Dec. Newsletter

Mrs. Libby Nickoli, Principal

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Happy Holidays to our Families,

As we wind down 2021 and look forward to 2022, Butler Elementary staff would like to wish you and yours a wonderful holiday season.

A big thank you goes out to our PTO for organizing a wonderful event for our little girls who attend Butler and Bellville Elementary. The Knight and Shining Armor dance was a huge success and well attended. It was heartwarming to see all the beautiful young ladies enjoy an evening of dancing, crafting, and snacking with that special man in their life. We hope this will become an annual tradition. The PTO also spearheaded a very successful Book Fair for Butler Elementary and $1,500 worth of Scholastic dollars will be used to purchase books for our library. In addition, each teacher received $100 worth of books for their classroom library! They were also able to ensure a book made it into every single student's hands as well as donate a small box of items for Holiday Happiness baskets this season!

We would also like to thank all of the volunteers that have been supporting the PTO initiatives and the volunteers that support our classroom teachers on a weekly basis. We appreciate the time you dedicate to Butler Elementary.

Please continue reading our Newsletter for upcoming events and school news!


Libby Nickoli

December's Word of the Month is KIND

Our social worker, Miss Frazier, is assisting our classroom teachers with monthly lessons and activities to encourage positive behaviors as well as social-emotional growth. December is all about kindness!!

December to Remember

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December 7th

Holiday Shoppe 8:15-2:30 in the gym

December 10th

Christmas Plant Delivery. Parent pick-up in the cafeteria from 11:00-5:00. Please park in the gravel lot behind the building.

December 16th

School board meeting at Bellville Elementary 6:30

December 13th-17th

Canned food drive for the Butler Adult Center

December 20th

School-wide holiday sing-a-long with a special guest! Ho, Ho, Ho

Artisans and Clear Fork High School Band concert in the cafeteria

December 21st

Holiday Parties

Grades 3-5 in the morning

Grades K-2 in the afternoon

December 22nd-January 2nd

Christmas Break

January 3rd

Return to school

January 14th

End of second nine weeks

January 17th

Martin Luther King Day NO SCHOOL

January 21st

Grade cards go home

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Our preschool dismisses at 2:30 Monday through Thursday. We would like to ask our parents who pick up their children in grades 1-5 to please wait until 2:40 before entering our driveway to line up for dismissal. It is getting too chaotic and we want to keep our little ones safe. Our car rider line is very efficient and we are cleared of cars before 3:00.

Thank you for your cooperation. We truly appreciate it!

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PTO News

Upcoming dates to know:

Tuesday, Nov. 30th Mrs. Kinney and Mrs. Krocker's classes will be getting their Ice Cream Sandwich parties for raising the most money during the coin drive!

Friday, Dec.3rd the Holiday Shop Shopping Lists will go home with kids in preparation for the 2nd Annual Holiday Shop on Tuesday, Dec. 7th.

Winter Plants Arriving on Friday, Dec. 10th. Pick-up in the gravel lot between 11 am and 5 pm.

Volunteer Opportunities Available:

Dec. 7th volunteers needed from 8 am until 2:30 pm to help run the Parents Club table as well as to help our students' shop/follow their lists.

Dec. 10th volunteers needed from 8 am until 5 pm to help sort and load plant orders. (We'll also be having SnoCones for the school that day since we reached our goal of $1500 in profit. Will serve during the lunch periods.)

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Veterans Day was a success!!!

Butler Elementary honored and recognized twenty area Veterans during an assembly, Friday, November 12th. Sergeant Charles Swank, retired US Army was the featured speaker for students in grades kindergarten through fifth grade. The assembly also showcased Butler third-graders under the musical direction of Jordan Black, Clear Fork music teacher. Students sang the Star-Spangled Banner and America the Beautiful. Third-grade teachers, Rebecca Clapp, Kelsey WInters, and Molly Weyhmeller taught their children the American Creed which they recited from memory. The Pride of the Valley, under the direction of band director, Jason Brasure provided a prelude in addition to the Armed Services Medley. During the playing of our armed forces songs, Purple Star students Brinley O'Brien, Morgan Smith, Emily Darr, Dahlia Wheeler, Monroe Ream, and Lincoln Myers presented each branch's flag as our Veterans stood in honor of the branch they served. As the Clear Fork High School band played the Battle Hymn of the Republic, the student body excited the cafeteria and onto our front lawn to show their appreciation for veterans who participated in the Parade through the Valley. Line up for the parade began at Bellville Elementary and proceeded to the middle school/high school building before concluding in Butler. Veterans were invited to Butler Elementary for coffee, cider, and doughnuts. A special thank you goes out to Ms. Legron, Purple Start advisor for helping building principal Libby Nickoli coordinate the event. The patriotism shown by our schools was incredible; Veterans thanked all who were involved in making their day special.
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