8th Grade Newsletter December 2021

B. F. Butler Middle School


Welcome to the Grade 8 Monthly Newsletter! In this newsletter we will be sharing highlights in classes, upcoming dates, as well as other important school information. Please feel free to reach out to any Grade 8 Team member with questions. Thank you!

Classroom Updates

Reading just twenty minutes per day builds empathy for others, creates a strong vocabulary, and positively affects and boosts your mental and physical health. Please encourage your child to read outside of school. We have plenty of books available for students to take home. Twenty minutes can make a huge difference!

PBIS Event from November

Our grade 8 students celebrated their November PBIS reward on Wednesday Nov. 23rd with a volleyball tournament (See pictures below.) Homerooms competed against each other to see who would come out on top. Congrats to homeroom 236 for Winning the event!
Allied Arts Team Newsletter - December 2021

Please click the button above to check out Updates from the AA Staff (Music, Health, Art, and Phys. Ed.)

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Student of the Week (for the Month of November)

Each week, an 8th grader is selected as student of the week. This is a student who represents the Butler core values, follows the PBIS school-wide expectations, and/or is making good choices during the given week. This information is shared in our Morning Announcements during homeroom. Below are the students who were chosen in October. Congratulations to all of our recipients!

November 4th:

Seyha S.

"Seyha is such a positive influence in our community! He has a great attitude and works hard, bringing his best self to school every day. Great job following our Butler core values of being safe, responsible, and respectful. Thanks for keeping your Crocs in "sport mode!""

November 11th:

Jayden C.

"Jayden is a very respectful student. He is conscientious and always on task. He is also a great partner and group member and supports his fellow classmates. Way to go Jayden!"

November 18th:

Khalia T.

"Khalia is an incredibly responsible student. No matter what is going on in class, she keeps at her assignments and always gives it her best. She is diligent, persistent and conscientious. Keep up the great work!"

Progress Reports

Progress Reports for Quarter 2 will be sent home on Wednesday December 15th.

Please be on the lookout, sign the progress report when received, and have your student return it to their homeroom teacher the following day.

November Thankful Tree

Thank you to everyone who participated in our "Thankful" Tree! It was great to hear thoughts from students and families on what they are feeling thankful for. The Grade 8 teachers are thankful for the support from all of our parents and guardians and are thankful to be back in school with our students. Please see images of our "Thankful" tree below.

Peppermint Village Gifts Shop Coming Soon!

The Peppermint Village gift shop will be available to students on December 16th through December 22nd in the school library during school hours. Students can purchase gists for family and friends. More information to follow!

Grade 8 Team

Math Teachers:

Mrs. Guerriero aguerriero@lowell.k12.ma.us

Mrs. Pappalardo cpappalardo@lowell.k12.ma.us

ELA Teachers:

Mr. Francis pfrancis@lowell.k12.ma.us

Mrs. Fraser jxfraser@lowell.k12.ma.us

Science Teacher:

Ms. Cahill ccahill@lowell.k12.ma.us

Social Studies Teacher:

Mr. King aking@lowell.k12.ma.us

Special Education Teachers:

Mr. Gibson kgibson@lowell.k12.ma.us

Ms. St. Louis kstlouis@lowell.k12.ma.us