Butler Creek Bulletin

December 20th

Notes From Principal Laura Fendall

From all of us at Butler Creek, we wish you a wonderful winter break filled with special time with friends and family. And, we'll see you in the new year!

Laura Fendall

Speak Up 4 Student Success

The Oregon Legislature passed and the Governor signed the $2 billion Student Success Act (HB 3427) in Spring 2019. This is an historic and much needed investment in K-12 schools. The Centennial School District could be able to access an estimated $5.5 million per year through a state application process.

School districts are required to apply for funds, and must engage their community in a needs assessment prior to the application for funds. We will host a series of Community Conversations – Speak Up 4 Student Success in several locations throughout CSD.

The money will serve two purposes:

1. Meet students’ mental and behavioral health needs.

2. Increase academic achievement and reduce academic disparities for:

  • Students of color;
  • Students with disabilities;
  • Students navigating poverty, homelessness, and foster care; and other students that have historically experienced disparities in Oregon Schools.

Your voice matters! We welcome your opinion and perspective.

Speak Up 4 Student Success Community Conversations!

Take the survey to give your input:


Attend the Butler Creek parent Information meeting at PTA 1/15 @6:30pm.

Butler Creek Principal Selection Process

Greetings Butler Creek Parents & Families,

It’s time to begin the selection process for a new Butler Creek principal, who will begin work July 1, 2020. Laura Fendall has done an excellent job in her one (1) year interim role and we appreciate all that she has done (and will do) this school year. It is time to work to identify her successor. We intend to post the position vacancy after Winter Break with the selection activities (application screening, interview processes, etc.) taking place at the end of January and during February.

We would like to solicit your input into the characteristics and qualifications you are looking for in a new leader in the form of a brief survey. Please take a few moments to complete the survey prior to Friday, January 10, 2020.

English: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfVWtIzbl2_-tSE-UpdwIOcpGQnEbqPmCUzrvhu2uMWVMeDpg/viewform?usp=sf_link

Spanish: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc5VRiPHg9ZMeIavAxKQmdB2bSi1OAFZa-Q9ExkTBHpG66ZCw/viewform?usp=sf_link

Russian: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScIQfjunNCQZ3xiP04iD1gPuH3Z5ePpqlaFAOjQ4Pnp_UyWPw/viewform?usp=sf_link

Also, as a part of the staffing process for the new Butler Creek Elementary School Principal, I will be assembling an interview team and would like to include a parent from Butler Creek in this process. If you would like to be considered, please contact me by email at james_owens@csd28j.org by Friday, January 10, 2020.

Thank you,

James Owens

Assistant Superintendent/Director of Human Resources