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Highlights from Butler Elementary School

May and June Highlights

Thank you to all of our Butler families for a wonderful school year. We hope that you have a safe and relaxing summer. It has been our pleasure to work with you and, especially your children. The community's commitment to our school is remarkable, and we look forward to another great school year next year. The photo to the right was taken for our 50th Anniversary, and includes all 855 students and nearly 100 staff members. The video from our 50th Anniversary celebration should air on CBTV in the next few weeks. We'll send you an e-mail when we get more details. Enjoy our final edition of the Paw Power Press.
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Phillies Phever

Sixth grade students enjoyed a beautiful day in South Philadelphia with a tour of Lincoln Financial Field followed up by a Phillies win at Citizens Bank Park.

Boomerang Updates

Congratulations to all students nominated for Boomerang Awards in March, April and May. The assets were #28-Integrity, #25-Reading for Pleasure, and #37-Personal Power.

Students nominated for these Boomerang awards will be recognized at our last spirit assembly on Thursday, June 18 at 9:30 AM.

Butler Neighborhood Meetings


On May 15th, Mr. Anderson and Mrs. Milotich held Neighborhood Meetings. Neighborhood Meetings consist of an entire grade level meeting about a current topic. In grade 1, the focus was on what bullying is and how to report it using the “Four W’s” (who, what, where and when). In grade 2, students discussed tattling versus reporting. Third grade had a lesson on respecting diversity. The Neighborhood Meetings have an interactive component embedded within the lessons. Students go back to their individual classrooms to hold follow-up class meetings about the topics.


With summer upon us, parents frequently spend time planning activities and vacations for their families. Striking the balance between over-scheduling and boredom is always a challenge. Below is a link of suggestions for parents as they look forward to the next two months with their children.


http://theweek.com/articles/463660/relaxed-parents-guide-summer-vacation

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Happy 50th Butler Elementary!

Mr. Brereton spoke about the ripple effect, and it was never more apparent as 1964 flowed into 2015. The original 12 classroom building now over 30 plus classrooms embodies the values of a small school. Everyone shared the "family feel" Butler evokes. The event was a day filled with a BBQ, stories, and surprises by the staff. Former teachers and students were honored as they shared Butler pride.

Tree Planting in Ashley's Garden

In celebration of Madi Gruszka's life, third graders planted a tree and shared thoughtful memories. Her family heard poems, and students reflected on their special classmate.