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National Geographic Bee

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The Largest City in British Columbia is . . . ?

Vancouver, Canada of course! They hosted the 2015 Women's World Cup championship game. This is the geography that challenged our students.

Each year thousands of schools in the United States participate in the National Geographic Bee using materials prepared by the National Geographic Society. The contest is designed to inspire students to be curious about the world. Schools with students in grades four through eight are eligible for this entertaining and challenging competition. Ten students from fifth and sixth grade qualified to be a part of this exciting event.

Games and Giggles

In January, PTO sponsored a fun filled evening of Bingo. Watch your board, listen closely, and win the game! Butler Bears play Bingo with heart to win spectacular prizes.

Remembering Martin Luther King Jr.

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Dreaming Big on a Global Scale

I have a dream that scientists find a cure for children's cancers. I have a dream there are no more wars, only peace. I have a dream that everyone treats all people equally. These are the hopeful dreams of second graders, celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Life in Space

Students explored the challenges of living and working in space when the Franklin Institute came to visit. The show began with a bang as a rocket launched the audience into space! Once there, students entered “astronaut training." Everyone marveled as one of their classmates got "pressurized" for the grand finale. Many Butler Bears volunteered in these hands-on activities as they discovered the wonders of science.

Counselors' Corner

During the month of December, Butler students were nominated for Boomerang asset #22---School Engagement. Young person is actively engaged in learning. The following students were nominated by their teachers or parents: Karley Stewart, Lena Karcher, Pacey Herman, Nick Mingacci, Jack Zwiebel, Morgan Tanhauser, Napreka Waugh, Harrison Shenkman, Elle DeStephanis, Emma Hancock, Allie Franck, Abby Shaheen, Kyle Moyer, Monika Daly, Peyton Flannery, Brian Lee, Shruthi Ravishankar, Noah Scabarozi, Carly Walker, and Nix Varano.

Mr. Anderson and Mrs. Milotich conducted our second town meeting at the beginning of January. The theme of our presentation was encouraging students to focus on the present moment. We guided students in the recognition that the past is not changeable, and the future is not in our control. Breathing strategies were reviewed and introduced to help students relax and be in the moment. For several examples of breathing strategies that you can practice home with your child, please see the following link.

We are also continuing to conduct classroom meetings. Currently, we are working with our second graders on additional self-calming and relaxation strategies.

Boomerang Award Asset for February:

#27 Equality and Social Justice. Young person places a high value on assisting those who may need a helping hand. Equality-equal rights for all people.

Snack with the Principal

Congratulations to the students who were recognized for exceptional behavior. They earn a snack with Mr. Brereton. These students showed understanding, teamwork, leadership, educational excellence, and respect. Let's continue to spread the "paws"itive paw power.

Parent Positive Series-Lenape Middle School-Thursday, February 18-7:00pm

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This presentation will focus on getting a good night's sleep, healthy eating and balancing activities with family time. Families will leave with practical advice on developing a healthy family routine.

Appropriate for parents of elementary, middle, and high school-aged children. Babysitting for children in Kindergarten through 6th grade is available and will be provided by CB High School National Honor Society and Key Club students. Pre-registration required for babysitting.

Registration is encouraged. For more information or to register, visit or call 215-345-2121.

Semper Fido

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In October, we had a pretzel sale to support Semper Fido. At our January Spirit Assembly, we were able to present Semper Fido with a check for $1,350. Semper Fido’s mission is to bring together wounded warriors suffering with PTSD with homeless, rescue shelter dogs. The goal is to form a therapeutic and rejuvenating bond between the two. Thanks to our veterans for all they do! Thanks to Butler students for supporting veterans and Semper Fido

Reporting Student Progress - 2nd Marking Period Reports

Elementary Progress Reports became available online though the Parent Portal on Wednesday, February 10th at 9:00 AM. A blast email should have notified parents the document is ready to view. We encourage all parents to open and view the progress report on the Parent Portal, as paper copies are not sent home.

If you have not set up a Parent Portal account, please click HERE in order to view the progress report for the 2nd marking period.

VH1 - Save the Music Benefit Concert - Featuring Butler Students

Butler 6th Grade Students participated in a benefit concert that raised $24,000 for a "Save the Music" campaign for underprivileged schools. They joined other elementary schools and CB Music Staff to put on a great show! Thanks Mrs. Griffin and students!

One Hundred days of school and 84 more to go!