Butler Bulletin

Butler Middle School Monthly Newsletter: Friday, Sept 14th

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Welcome Back Butler Families

Dear Butler Families,

I am excited to share with you that the 2018-2019 school year has started off extremely well. With a focus of school pride and community as one of Butler's goals we started off the school year with all students in the gym as a kick off. To make this event even better, as students entered the gym they were cheered on by their fellow classmates. It was so exiting to see our 6th graders walking into the gym to loud welcoming cheers by all of our 7th and 8th grade students. The morning then transitioned into all 900 students participating in fun team building activities. This kick off jump started one of the best starts of the school year I have been part of.

As mentioned above, school pride and community is one of our goals but communicating with families is always something we continue to make adjustments to meet the needs of all our families. Please join us on Facebook and Twitter for up coming events and visit our website all Butler information. Also, please make sure your email is correct in the Parent Portal of Infinite Campus to received important information throughout the school year.

Thank you for your part of helping us start the school year off in a positive fashion. As a Butler community that includes students, parents, staff and Butler staff we with thrive to Build Everyone Success Together.


Jason Sadowski



Building Everyone's Success Togethe

Our Butler year began with cheers from the teachers, an all school assembly, and team building activities.

Please Join Principal Sadowski

Butler is looking for your feedback! Join Principal Jason Sadowski and Butler's Site Council, a group of parents like you that meets once a month to discuss ideas and plans to make Butler a better place for students and families. Meetings are the second Wednesday of each month for about an hour at 5:30pm.

First Meeting of 2018-2019 School Year

Wednesday, October 10th at 5:30

Butler Library/Media Center

Tuesday, Sept 18th - BMS is happy to welcome Dylan Thuras

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Butler Middle School is happy to welcome Dylan Thuras, author of "The Atlas Obscura Explorer's Guide for the World's Most Adventurous Kid" on Tuesday, September 18th. Mr. Thuras will be giving a presentation about his new book to our 6th grade students, holding a question and answer session, and hosting a book signing. Boswell Books, a local, independent bookstore in Milwaukee, is assisting us in hosting this event and is generously offering pre-sales of the book for the discounted price of $15.96. If you are interested in ordering a copy of the book (which your student can have signed!

Learn More About the Book Here.

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Early Release - Wednesday, October 24th at 12:36pm

No School on Thursday, October 25th and Friday, October 26th

Save the Date for Culver's Fundraiser

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6th Grade Ignite the Spark!

6th Graders were welcomed to Butler Middle School for Ignite the Spark on Monday, August 13th

This fun filled day was a way to meet the staff, walk schedules and make new friends!
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Free and Reduced Lunch Applications

Just a reminder - if your family qualifies for free and reduced lunch you must apply each school year to receive this service. Applications must be received by October 15, 2018.

Application - English

Application - Spanish

Online Application

September Parents Place Offerings

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Submissions Due September 26th!

Encourage your students to break out their artistic talents! We are having a yearbook cover contest for the 2018-19 yearbook.

Students have the opportunity to have their design featured as the cover for the yearbook. All they have to do is be creative and have fun with it. We are looking for lots of color and creativity in design.

Students may submit their design on an 8 1/2 x 11 piece of paper to Mrs. Motl in the Main Office NO LATER THAN September 26th. Please make sure their name is on the submission.

We will announce the winner on October 3rd.

Good luck! Did we mention that the winner will receive a FREE yearbook??

Butler Buddies

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Butler Buddies will meet on Wednesday, September 19th after school until 3:30 in room 323. Butler Buddies is open to any student in 6th, 7th and 8th grade, however it is more specifically designed for students with special needs. Butler Buddies will “buddy up” with other clubs throughout the school year, giving students exposure to activities which they might not necessarily participate in on their own. If you have any questions, contact Mrs. Salinas or Mrs. Rivera.

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Robotics Club

Butler robotics club will be holding its informational meeting on Tuesday, September 11th in Mr. Lammers and Mr Bowen's tech. ed room (121). If you would like to work with your hands to design, build, and compete with remote controlled robots join us! See Mr Lammers, Mr.Bowen or Mr. Cesarz for more information.

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Butler Student Council is a group of ambitious leaders that strives to serve both the schools and neighboring community. We help out at a variety of school events throughout the year, host school events, promote improvement initiatives, and much more! We develop leadership skills through attendance at various conferences throughout the year. We also help with some daily functions of the school.

Student Council is still accepting new members and we are flexible with other clubs and sports. See an advisor for more information.

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Volleyball starts on Tuesday, November 27 to Thursday, December 20, 2018. We will play Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays unless there is a wrestling meet here at Butler. Each session will run from 2:45 to 3:45. This is not a competitive league, it is a great opportunity for students of all skill levels to get together and play volleyball.

In order to participate students must return a signed permission slip to the attendance office and have a signed concussion form on file in the office. If you have any questions please contact Mrs. Kirsch (970-2953) or Mrs. Harrington (970-2959).

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Washington DC and New York City - 8th Grade Trip

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Attention adventurous Butler 8th graders who love to travel! There will be an informational meeting for students interested in signing up for the Washington D.C. and New York City trip happening this summer. This meeting is for current 8th grade students who are not yet enrolled in the trip. The meeting will be next Wednesday September 19th at 5:00pm in the Library Media Center. Please contact Ms. Bagnall in Room 100C for more information.
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Butler Middle School Website

Butler's website is part of a district wide conversion to the same platform. The website gives users the ability to view the website on a mobile device, desktop computer, or tablet.

Any school in the School District of Waukesha may also be accessed on the district homepage sdw.waukesha.k12.wi.us by clicking on "Our Schools" in the upper left corner just above the district W logo.

Some highlights of the website include:

  • A News feature to view school news first
  • An Important Dates feature from the School Calendar for reminders of coming events
  • A Quick Links feature to access the most frequently used pages on the website

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Student Safety

Please talk to your child about using the crosswalks around Butler if they walk or get dropped off. Before and after school, Michigan and Hine Avenues are extremely busy. We have two crossing guards in the morning and two in the afternoon. Also, please continue to drive slowly and carefully around school.

Butler Key Contact Information

Please click on the attachment for a complete listing of the key contact people at Butler Middle School.

Donations Appreciated

Donations of the following are appreciated. Please bring any donations to the main office.

Tissues, hand sanitizer, anti-bacterial wipes and #2 pencils.

Annual Asbestos Notification

Per Federal Law AHERA Asbestos Notifications must be shared annually with families.

English Notification

Spanish Notification

***Si tiene preguntas sobre esta información u ocupa ayuda para traducir alguna parte de este documento a español, favor de llamar al Departamento Bilingüe/ESL al 262-970-1009.