Paw Power Press
Butler Elementary - Volume 9 - January 2023
BUTLER AT ITS BEST !
Happy New Year!
Weather Temperatures and Recess
- 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.
CENTRAL REGISTRATION FOR 2023-2024 - NOW OPEN FOR KINDERGARTEN!
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.)
Holiday Gift Giving Tree - Thank You Families!
With appreciation this Holiday Season,
Butler Counseling and Nurse Teams
Art in Progress - Department Updates
First grade ceramic artists sculpted a pinch pot with a lid. A pinch pot is a simple form of hand-made pottery produced from ancient times to the present. The pinching method is used to create pottery that can be ornamental or functional and has been used across cultures and times. They also created a lid with texture by stepping on a ball of clay to imprint the pattern from the tread onto the clay.
From the Reading Corner, Library Department News
In the library, our Butler Bears have enjoyed reading and sharing many holiday stories this month of December. Here are some of our second graders loving their library time while reading a few holiday favorites and practicing reading aloud with a friend.
Working Out in Phys. Ed. - Department Update
K-2 students have been working on motor skills and movement patterns, which included locomotor skills and parachute activities. Students in grades 1-6 started their manipulative skills unit this month. 1st & 2nd grade students practiced manipulative skills through dribbling activities. 3rd & 4th grade students practiced manipulative skills through a soccer unit, which included lessons on dribbling and passing. 5th & 6th graders just finished a football unit to work on their manipulative skills, as well as strategy during game play. Students in all grades finished the month with winter themed games. Two of their favorite games were Knock Down the Snowman and Holiday Light Fight.
News & Upcoming Events
Jan. 1 - Happy New Year!
Jan. 2 - Last day of Winter Break
Jan. 3 - School Resumes
Jan. 6 - Butler Bear Club Registrations OPEN
Jan. 11 - PTO Dine& Donate - Owowcow - 6:00-8:00 PM
Jan. 13 - PTO Paint Night
Jan. 16 - MLK, Jr. Day - Schools Closed (Monday)
Jan. 26 - PTO Jump Night
Jan. 25-31 - Art Goes to School (Classroom Visits)
Jan. 27 - Spirit Day - Disney "Villains & Heroes" Star Wars, Marvel
Middle School Orientation - 2/28/23 - 7PM - Unami MS
For Official Course of Study Packet - Please Click Here.
CB South Titans Ice Hockey
Young Rembrandts - 1/23-3/13
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.
LV Baseball 2023 Season
CB East Patriot Players: Children's Theater Workshop
The CB East Patriot Players are hosting our Children's Theatre Workshop on Saturday, January 21, 2023 from 1:00-4:30 PM. The event is a fantastic theatrical exploration day for elementary school students, enthusiastically, and skillfully led by the Patriot Players! Students will have the opportunity to sing, dance, act, and perform with the guidance of the Patriot Players.
Cost is $25 and includes a "Junior Patriot Player" t-shirt and snack. All proceeds benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation. A registration can be found by Clicking Here. Registration forms are due no later than Jan. 6th.
Holiday Sing at Butler - 12/22
Nothing beats celebrating the holiday season than our all-school sing-a-long the day before winter break - a long-time and treasured Butler tradition! Led by Ms. Griffin, Butler Music Teacher, students enjoyed singing songs, watching fun staff/student activities, and celebrating our respective holidays. We had contests and staff performances which were fun to see and hear - with a grand finale of Ms. Griffin (or very own Queen of Christmas) singing Maria Carey's All I Want for Christmas! as teachers volunteered in a staff band! Happy holidays!
Winter Concert - 5th & 6th Grade Strings and 6th Grade Band
1st Grade Grinch Day
Unami Holiday Concert at Butler - 12/16
Unami Performers & Former Butler Bears!
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.
Kindergarten- Gianna B.(missing from picture) , 1st- Elina R.(missing from picture), 2nd- Nora M., 3rd- Eloise K., 4th- Luca I., 5th- Sasha K., 6th- Carter B., T-Shirt Winner- Leo S.
From the Butler PTO
The Butler PTO 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, Ed. D. - Assistant Principal
Michele Droxler - Administrative Assistant to Assistant Principal