Butler Middle School
DATES TO REMEMBER
November 3rd - Vision Van
November 7th - No School
November 16th - 8th Grade Field Trip
November 16th- Report Cards Go Home
November 10th - No School
November 21st - 7th Grade Field Trip
November 22nd - Early Dismissal @ 11:10
November 23rd-24th - No School
November 28th - Grades 5 & 8 Awards Ceremony
November 29th - Grades 7 & 6 Awards Ceremony
November 30th - Parent-Teacher Conferences
We are going digital - Parent Portal is open
Parent Login - https://ma-lowell.myfollett.com/aspen/logon.do
We are excited to announce our transition to a digital platform, marking the launch of our parent portal on Aspen. This portal serves as a valuable resource for parents to closely monitor their child's academic progress and attendance. It is a key initiative prioritized by our leadership team, aimed at enhancing parent engagement.
Parent engagement in our school community involves a collaborative effort between parents and school staff, working together to nurture and improve the learning, development, and well-being of our students. We are dedicated to fostering this shared responsibility by actively reaching out to parents in meaningful ways, and we look to parents to actively support their child's learning and growth.
Research underscores the significant impact of parent engagement on fostering positive educational and health behaviors in students. Furthermore, it reveals a strong correlation between parent engagement and improved educational outcomes, such as enhanced school attendance, higher grades, and improved classroom test scores.
To facilitate this transition, we have opened our parent portal and are dedicated to ensuring that all parents become familiar with it. We understand there may be a learning curve, and we encourage you to attend our monthly parent coffees. Additionally, we have designated, during the month of November, Tuesdays, after school as a time when our team will be available to support parents in accessing their accounts (3-5 p.m.) For additional assistance, you can visit our webpage, where you will find a one-pager on the front page in the Spotlight section, that can guide you through how to access the parent portal. Rest assured that login credentials were either sent to you with the first progress report or made available for pickup during our back-to-school night.
We firmly believe that the introduction of our portal will achieve the following:
- Empower students to take ownership of their academic journey.
- Foster improved communication between parents and teachers.
- Strengthen the vital connection between the school and home, ultimately benefiting our students' education and development.
We are enthusiastic about this effort and eagerly anticipate the ongoing enhancement of our efforts to strengthen the connection between our school and your home.
Thank you for your ongoing support, and we look forward to a productive and engaging school year.
ABSENT TARDY DISMISSAL
Important Attendance Information
Student attendance will be taken daily and entered into our database system by our school clerk.
If students are sick, please call the school at 978-937-8973 for record keeping and doctor’s notes must be sent with students, emailed, or faxed to the school to excuse absences.
Dismissals should be for important/emergency reasons only.
To minimize disruptions to the end of our school day, we ask you not dismiss your child after 2:30 pm
No dismissal or pick-up changes will be made after 2:30 pm
After School Programming
Afterschool programming is here and off to a great start. We have 200+ students that participate in our programming.
A couple of friendly reminders:
- After-school programs start promptly at 3pm ( Students receive a healthy and hearty snack)
- Students are dismissed at 5pm
- Guardians who are picking up their students need to arrive promptly at 5pm
Justien Martin (she/her)
Community School Program Manager
The Butler Middle School
(978) 937 8973 (Main office)
Principal/Parent Coffee Hour 8:30 - November 16th
NEED HELP WITH STUDENT CHROMEBOOK
Lowell Public Schools Help Desk ph. 978-674-2024 To open a HelpDesk ticket: Email: Helpdesk@lowell.k12.ma.us (Use your student email account to email this address) or Http://helpdesk.lowell.k12.ma.us (Use the same username and password that you use for your school email)
Butler Middle School
VISION- All students will demonstrate at least one year of academic, personal, and community growth at the end of every school year.
MISSION- Our mission is to provide our students with highly-effective, standards-based instruction and enrichment experiences that reinforce our school’s core values and support efforts to close achievement gaps and accelerate growth for all students.
CORE VALUES: Take Care of Self, Each Other and Our Community (I care for myself , I care for others , I care for my school)