Butler Bulletin

Butler Middle School Monthly Newsletter: Friday, Oct 9th

Attendance Procedures

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Please note, all School District of Waukesha schools now use Safe Arrival to report absences, late arrivals and early pick-ups. Please use this for all attendance needs. This is the preferred method of reporting student attendance vs. calling the school or leaving a voicemail. We are able to process the information quickly and accurately when everyone uses Safe Arrival. Thank you for following this attendance procedure.


There are 3 options available for Safe Arrival.

1) Phone - 1-866-490-7371 (same# for all schools)

2) Website (https://go.schoolmessenger.com)

3) Safe Arrival App (the fastest and quickest method)


Directions for all three linked below.


Please make a note of this for your student's attendance needs. We recommend you save the phone number as a contact in your phone, bookmark the website or download the app on your phone before you need it. The phone number is also located on our main Butler MS webpage for quick reference.

DROP OFF AND PICK UP REMINDERS

Safer Student Drop Off Before and After School


Student Drop-off/Pick-up


Butler Campus

  • Parent drop off and pick up can be done off the half circle drive off Michigan Ave (Door #10) OR off the corner of Hine and Michigan Ave (Door #11). To help with social distancing and increase the traffic flow we encourage you to use Door #11 as this has seen very little useage so far this shool year. Please do not drop off at door #1 as it is no longer our main entrance and will be used for bus drop off only.

  • Dropping off and picking up during school hours

    • The main office has changed locations to the North side of the school by Door #10 (Michigan Avenue). Students dropped off or picked up during the school day should be take place at Door #10. Students being dropped off, will need to press the door buzzer where office staff will allow the student in. Parents/Guardians will not be allowed to enter the schools during this pandemic period. Students getting picked up will need a prior request made by their parents. Students will then be released when the parent/guardian arrives.

Blair Campus (6th graders except those students in QUEST or Dual Language)


Parent drop off and pick up - students should be dropped off just north of the main entrance where there is a small portion where the road is widened. This will provide a safe drop off zone for students. We ask that you wait patiently to drop off in this location to ensure your student and others arrive at school safely.
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Wear Orange

At Butler Middle School we are celebrating Unity Day by wearing ORANGE the 3rd Wednesday of every month. Watch the daily announcements for reminders.

Ms. Ninmann's Art Classes

7th and 8th grade artists have been turning in their first project of the year... Zentangle pyramids! Student artists listened to music while drawing and created Zentangle designs that expresses the emotion of their song choice.
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Culver's Nights

A special thank you to the Culver's on Grandview for partnering with Butler Middle School for Culver's Fundraising Nights. This year, due to COVID guidelines, Culver's is not sponsoring these nights first semester. We hope to partner with them again next semester or next school year.
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Free and Reduced Lunch Applications

Just a reminder - if your family qualifies for free and reduced lunch you must apply each school year to receive this service.


Application - English


Application - Spanish


Online Application

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Providing Christmas toys and/or clothing for the children of families in need

**To be filled out once per family**


Eligibility

  • Client must reside with their child or children in Waukesha County.

  • The children must qualify for the free/reduced lunch program per the federal guidelines.

  • Eligible children are those from birth to senior in high school.


Applications

Interested families can request an application from the School Social Worker, Jaime Dobner, at jdobner@waukesha.k12.wi.us or 262-970-2933. Applications are also available on the Butler Website at butlerms.waukesha.k12.wi.us in English and Spanish.


Deadline

Completed applications need to be returned to Jaime Dobner by Monday, November 19 to ensure arrival at CCC by November 21st.


If you feel that you may qualify or if you have any questions about the program, please contact me at 970-2933.


Regalando juguetes Navideños y/o ropa para los niños y las familias necesitadas

**Este formulario debe de ser completado solamente una vez por familia**


Elegibilidad

  • El cliente debe de residir con su(s) hijo(s) en el Condado de Waukesha.

  • Los niños deben de calificar para el programa de almuerzo reducido o gratuito por medio de las reglas federales.

  • Los niños elegibles para este programa pueden ser desde recién nacidos hasta el 12º grado de la escuela preparatoria.


Aplicaciones

Las familias interesadas pueden pedir una solicitud a la Trabajadora Social Escolar, Jaime Dobner, enviando un correo electrónico a jdobner@waukesha.k12.wi.us o por teléfono al 262-970-2933. Las solicitudes también están disponibles en el sitio web de Butler butlerms.waukesha.k12.wi.us en Inglés y Español.


Fecha límite para inscribirse

Las solicitudes completas deben ser entregadas a la Trabajadora Social Escolar Jaime Dobner, a más tardar el lunes 19 de noviembre para asegurar que lleguen a CCC antes del 21 de noviembre.


Si cree que califica o si tiene alguna pregunta sobre el programa, por favor comuníquese conmigo al 970-2933.


All Christmas Clearing Council Applications are due by XXXXX

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Student Safety

Please remind students to use the crosswalks around Butler if they walk or get dropped off. This is for everyone's safety. Before and after school Michigan and Hine Avenues are extremely busy. We have two crossing guards in the morning and two in the afternoon. Parents please continue to drive slowly and carefully around school.

Butler Key Contact Information

Please click on the attachment for a complete listing of the key contact people at Butler Middle School.

Donations Appreciated

Donations of the following are appreciated. Please bring any donations to the main office.


Tissues, hand sanitizer, anti-bacterial wipes and #2 pencils.

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Oct 28 - Early Release (12:26pm - Blair Campus / 12:36pm - Butler Campus)

Oct 29 - No school

Oct 30 - No School

Nov 25 - No School

Nov 26 - No School

Nov 27 - No School

Butler Middle School Website

Butler's website is part of a district wide conversion to the same platform. The website gives users the ability to view the website on a mobile device, desktop computer, or tablet.


Any school in the School District of Waukesha may also be accessed on the district homepage sdw.waukesha.k12.wi.us by clicking on "Our Schools" in the upper left corner just above the district W logo.


Some highlights of the website include:


  • A News feature to view school news first
  • An Important Dates feature from the School Calendar for reminders of coming events
  • A Quick Links feature to access the most frequently used pages on the website


Bookmark our homepage:

sdw.waukesha.k12.wi.us/butlerMS

Annual Asbestos Notification

Per Federal Law AHERA Asbestos Notifications must be shared annually with families.


English Notification

Spanish Notification

***Si tiene preguntas sobre esta información u ocupa ayuda para traducir alguna parte de este documento a español, favor de llamar al Departamento Bilingüe/ESL al 262-970-1009.