Butler News December

Mrs. Libby Nickoli, Principal

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Dear Families,

Our county recently received the "purple" designation by our Governor and according to our District plan, our educational delivery model switches to remote learning. However, prior to Thanksgiving break, our Superintendent announced that our students will be required to work remotely December 1st-11th and January 4th-15th. Please continue to check our District website prior to December 14th for updates regarding our plan to return face to face before Christmas break. https://cfcolts.org/

Our teaching staff has been working very hard since August 31st to prepare your children in the event we needed to offer remote learning. Your child’s teacher sent home all necessary materials to continue learning at home. Below are our expectations:

  • Each grade level teacher has sent login and password information in your child’s yellow take home folder at some point this year. Please refer to this if your child needs help logging in to their learning sites.

    • Students have been using their devices on a daily basis. They KNOW how to log in and access sites. Do not let them tell you otherwise! :)

  • Each grade level teacher sent home a daily schedule for your child. This will explain what they will expect to be turned in on a daily basis. They also shared art, music, and PE expectations. These classes will be required during remote learning.

  • Attendance is being taken based on daily assignments. If your child does not log on to Google Classroom and complete assignments, they will be marked absent for that day. Truancy rules will apply.

  • The key to success during remote learning is to communicate with your child’s teacher and principal. Do not take to social media with complaints; we will help you in any way we can. Reach out to your teacher via Classroom DOJO. The school phone will be forwarded to Mrs. Nickoli’s cell phone. Please reach out if you need help. I will make house calls!

Please understand that we are doing this because the spread of the virus is affecting our ability to staff bus drivers, support staff, and teachers. Our District is working hard to keep our facilities clean and your children healthy and safe. Personally, I am proud to say I work in Clear Fork. Locally, we have a positive perception on how we have handled this awful pandemic. If you have any questions or concerns, you may call me at 419-883-3451.

Libby Nickoli, Principal

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Zoom with the Principal

December 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 7th, and 8th

12:00 Noon

Mrs. Nickoli will be available on the above dates and time for students to log in and Zoom with the Principal. We may play a game, read a book, or just chat!

Meeting ID: 931 746 8835

Passcode: Butler2020

Please note, if you are scheduled to be on with your teacher, YOU ARE REQUIRED to be on with them. This is something extra for students.....work first!

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Google Form to order breakfast and lunch

In order to receive a week's worth of breakfasts and lunches, you will need to go to our website and complete a Google Form every week. The form resets every Wednesday.

Click here:


Then go to the Remote Learner link in the upper right hand corner. In the drop down menu, at the bottom is Remote Learner Food Form. Click on that and fill one out for each child!

PICK UP is every Monday from 4:00-5:00 behind the high school.

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**Please be careful with your district provided Chromebooks**

If you need technical assistance with your iPad or Chromebook please email Mrs. Littleton by clicking on this link:

Sally Littleton

Here are some Chromebook care tips!

  • Don’t leave your pencils on your keyboard
  • Don’t leave your earbuds on your keyboard
  • Don’t step on your Chromebook
  • Watch carefully how you carry it, don’t grab the screen
  • Don’t trip over the dog while carrying your Chromebook

Thank you!

Remote learners returning in January

Those students returning to school face to face January 19th will receive a phone call from Mrs. Nickoli before Christmas break with details about their child's return to Butler Elementary.
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A note from our art teacher, Mrs. Luzader

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AR Reading Challenge

I would like to congratulate the following classes who have won the AR reading challenge for the month of October. The winning classroom will receive a SNO CONE treat when they return December 14th. In the event we are still remote learning, we will schedule it for when the students return.

First Grade Miss Williams

Second Grade Ms. Legron

Third Grade Mrs. Walker

Fourth Grade Mr. Cunningham

Fifth Grade Mrs. Cole

Our school wide point total for the second grading period is currently at 1,595.8. We need to reach 2,200 by January 19th to earn a school wide popcorn day!

Our next challenge will combine the months of December and January! Keep reading!
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Thank you!!!!

On behalf of the Butler PTO, they would like to thank our families for their participation in the Der Dutchman pie and Christmas plant fundraiser. The PTO received over $1,800 for future events!

Their next meeting will be on Monday, December 14th at 6:00 in the Whiffletree restaurant. Please join our officers as they continue to plan for the 2020-2021 school year!

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Mask up, back up, and wash up!

Our staff and students have been doing a terrific job of masking up, backing up, and washing up at school prior to our remote learning stint.

When we return to face to face learning, it is critical that we maintain our six foot social distancing, mask wearing, and hand hygiene. We are incredibly proud that we made it to Thanksgiving break! Our goal is to stay open as long as possible! Let's set a goal to make it to SPRING break next!

COVID 19 Reporting Procedures

Below you will find two links. The first is our District policy for reporting COVID 19 cases. The second link takes you to our District homepage where if you scroll to the bottom you will find current as well as cumulative numbers as it relates to our District as a whole.
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