Butler Bulletin

Butler Middle School Monthly Newsletter: Friday, Dec 14th

Students of the Term

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Each term students are chosen by their teacher(s) or academic teams to receive Student of the Term acknowledgement and certificates. Students are awarded certificates for high achievement, academic growth or excellent citizenship.
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Please join Principal Sadowski

Butler is looking for your feedback! Join Principal Jason Sadowski and Butler's Site Council, a group of parents that meet once a month, to discuss ideas and plans to make Butler a better place for students and families. Meetings are the second Wednesday of each month for about an hour at 5:30pm.


NEXT MEETING:

Wednesday, January 9th

Spirit Week 12/17 - 12/21

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REMINDER: No school and offices closed

Monday December 24th - Tuesday, January 1st

Classes and normal office hours resume on Wednesday, January 2nd

Community Days

On Wednesday's, Ms. Cook and Mrs. Parks lead a group of students on community trips. They navigate the city bus system learning how to purchase tickets, read the bus map, and ride on the bus. Every week they visit a new restaurant to eat, where they practice ordering and paying for their own food. Then, they go on to visit a store where they practice a variety of skills like navigating through the store, checking prices, estimating how much money they would need to buy something, and asking for help.

2019-2020 School Choice / Inter-District Transfers


School Choice


The School Choice/Inter-District Transfer application period will open on December 1, 2018, at 8:00 am and will run through 4:30 pm on January 11, 2019. If you are considering attending a school within the district that is not your neighborhood school, you must complete a school choice application. The application can be found online at https://sdw.waukesha.k12.wi.us/Page/114. Email confirmations that we received the application will be made upon submission of the electronic application. Per SDW Board Policy ag6152, the School District of Waukesha may decline an intra-district transfer until all financial obligations have been met. If your child has any outstanding fees, please have them paid in full by January 11th.


Secondary notifications of approval/denial will be mailed home on or around January 17, 2019. If your student is approved, the letter of commitment will need to be signed and returned to the Enrollment Office by January 28th.


Elementary notifications of approval/denial will be mailed home on or around March 8, 2019. If your student is approved, you will need to sign a letter of commitment by the date listed in the letter to hold

your child’s seat



Elección de Escuela


El período de solicitud para la Elección de Escuela/Transferencia Dentro del Distrito comenzará el 1⁰ de diciembre de 2018, a las 8:00 am y terminará el 11 de enero de 2019 a las 4:30 pm. Si está considerando asistir a una escuela dentro del distrito que no es la escuela de su vecindario, debe completar la solicitud de elección de escuela. Puede encontrar la solicitud en línea en https://sdw.waukesha.k12.wi.us/Page/114. Se enviarán correos electrónicos de confirmación que recibimos la solicitud después que la solicitud electrónica sea enviada. En cumplimiento con la Política de la Junta del Distrito Escolar de Waukesha ag6152, el Distrito Escolar de Waukesha puede negar una transferencia dentro del distrito hasta que todas las obligaciones financieras hayan sido pagadas.

Si su hijo tiene tarifas pendientes, por favor páguelas por completo antes del 11 de enero de 2019.


Los avisos secundarios de si la solicitud fue aprobada/negada se enviarán por correo a los hogares aproximadamente el 17 de enero de 2019. Si la solicitud de su estudiante es aprobada, usted necesitará firmar y regresar la carta de compromiso a la Oficina de Matriculaciones antes del 28 de enero de 2019.


Los avisos para la Escuela Primaria serán enviados por correo aproximadamente el 8 de marzo de 2019. Si su estudiante es aprobado, necesitará firmar y regresar una carta de compromiso antes de la fecha que aparece en la carta para mantener el espacio de su hijo.

2019-2020 New Student Enrollment

2019-2020 New Student Enrollment

New student enrollment for the 2019-2020 school year will Kick Off at the "2nd Annual We are Waukesha Enrollment & Family Fun Event" on December 1st from 10:00 - 1:00 pm. Please join us at North High School. Enrollment resumes at the Lindholm building on December 3rd.


If you have a child turning 4 before September 1, 2019 - now is the time to enroll in 4K! To be included in the 4K lottery, you will need to complete the enrollment process by February 1, 2019. To find out more information on the required documents for enrollment please visit https://sdw.waukesha.k12.wi.us/Page/109.


Offsite Enrollment Events

All required enrollment documents may be brought to these events to complete the enrollment process.

"We are Waukesha" Enrollment & Family Fun Fair National Centers for Learning
North High School Head Start
Saturday, December 1 Monday, December 17
10:00 am - 1:00 pm 3:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Pizza with Santa (4K Enrollment Only) National Centers for Learning
White Rock Campus Head Start
Friday, December 7 Tuesday, December 18 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm 3:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Click here to register for Pizza with Santa


Matrícula de estudiantes nuevos 2019-2020

La matrícula de estudiantes nuevos para el año escolar 2019-2020 empezará durante el 2⁰ Evento Anual de Matrícula y Diversión Familiar “Nosotros Somos Waukesha” el 1⁰ de diciembre de 10:00 am a 1:00 pm. Por favor acompáñenos en la Escuela Preparatoria North. Las matrículas continuarán en el edificio Lindholm el 3 de diciembre de 2018.


Si tiene un hijo que cumplirá 4 años antes del 1⁰ de septiembre de 2019 - ¡Ahora es el momento de matricular a su hijo en 4K! Para ser incluidos en la lotería de 4K, necesitará completar el proceso de matrícula antes del 1⁰ de febrero de 2019. Para encontrar más información de los requisitos necesarios para la matrícula por favor visite https://sdw.waukesha.k12.wi.us/Page/109.


Eventos de Matrícula externos

Puede traer todos los documentos necesarios a estos eventos para completar el proceso de matrícula.



Feria de Aprendizaje para la Matrícula y Diversión Familiar “Nosotros somos Waukesha”
North High School
Sábado 1⁰ de diciembre
10:00 am - 1:00 pm


Pizza con Santa (Únicamente Matrícula para 4K)

White Rock Campus

Viernes 7 de diciembre

5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Para registrarse para el evento Pizza con Santa haga clic aquí


National Centers for Learning
Head Start
Lunes 17 de diciembre

3:30 pm - 6:30 pm


National Centers for Learning

Head Start

Martes 18 de diciembre

3:30 pm - 6:30 pm


Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment


Wisconsin’s inter-district public school open enrollment program allows parents to apply for their children to attend school districts other than the one in which they live. The open enrollment application period for the 2019-2020 school year is from February 4- April 30, 2019. The application period closes at 4:00 p.m. on April 30, 2019. Late applications will not be accepted for any reason.

Parents may apply in one of two ways:

  • On-line (recommend) at http://dpi.wi.gov/sms/psctoc.html

  • Although an on-line application is recommended, paper applications may be obtained from the Department of Public Instruction or any school district. Paper applications must be delivered to the nonresident school district. School District of Waukesha applications should be submitted attention to:

Stephanie Peterson

Open Enrollment

222 Maple Avenue

Waukesha, WI 53186

Who needs to complete this process:

  • Students currently attending a Waukesha school via Tuition Waiver for the 2018-2019 school year.

  • Students who have changed residency to a non-Waukesha address between September 1st and February 3rd.

  • Students planning to move into an address that is outside of the School District of Waukesha between February 4 and September 1, 2019; and wish to stay in the School District of Waukesha.

Note: families that move unexpectedly after April 30th are able to complete a Tuition Waiver form for the following year.



Matrícula Abierta


El programa de matrícula abierta dentro de los distritos públicos de Wisconsin permite a los padres solicitar que sus hijos asistan a distritos escolares diferente del de su vecindario. El período de solicitud de la matrícula abierta para el año escolar es del 4 de febrero al 30 de abril de 2019. El período de solicitud termina el 30 de abril de 2019 a las 4:00 p.m. No se aceptarán solicitudes después de esa fecha por ninguna razón.

Los padres pueden completar la solicitud en una de dos maneras:

  • En-línea (es lo que recomendamos) en http://dpi.wi.gov/sms/psctoc.html

  • A pesar de que completar la solicitud en línea es lo recomendado, se pueden obtener solicitudes en papel del Departamento de Instrucción Pública o en cualquier distrito escolar. Las solicitudes en papel pueden ser enviadas a la escuela del distrito en el que no son residentes.

Las solicitudes del Distrito Escolar de Waukesha deben ser enviadas a:

Stephanie Peterson

Open Enrollment

222 Maple Avenue

Waukesha, WI 53186

¿Quién necesita completar este proceso?:

  • Los estudiantes que actualmente asisten a una escuela de Waukesha por medio de una exención de matrícula para el año escolar 2018-2019.

  • Los estudiantes que han cambiado de residencia a una dirección que no es de Waukesha entre el de 1⁰ septiembre y el 3 de febrero de 2019.

  • Los estudiantes que están planificando mudarse a una dirección que está fuera del Distrito Escolar de Waukesha entre el 4 de febrero y el 1⁰ septiembre de 2019; y desean permanecer en el Distrito Escolar de Waukesha.

Nota: las familias que se muden de forma inesperada después del 30 de abril de 2019 pueden completar una exención de matrícula para el siguiente año escolar.




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When does the SDW close school for snow and cold?

Click here to read a message from Superintendent Dr. Todd Gray regarding snow and cold day school closings.


EN RELACIÓN A: Preparándose para la nieve y el clima frío

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Salvation Army Christmas Gifts - December 20th

District Happenings

Click here to view the approved 2019-2020 Family Calendar


Click here to view the Fall 2018 School District of Waukesha Newsletter


Click here to view flyers for upcoming opportunities for both students and families

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Remember to check our website for Clubs and Activities information. Click here to see this page.

Daily Announcements

Parents and families you can always view our daily announcements on our web page. Click here to see the 2018-19 announcements.

Save the Date for Culver's Fundraiser

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Upcoming Important Dates

Dec 15 - Wrestling Meet (Waukesha Invite @ Waukesha North High School)

Dec 24 through Jan 1 - No School

Jan 21 through Jan 22 No School

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Butler Middle School Website

Bookmark our homepage:

sdw.waukesha.k12.wi.us/butlerMS


On our website you will find a link to the daily announcements, activities calendar, and a news section with upcoming important announcements.

Student Safety

Please talk to your child about using the crosswalks around Butler if they walk or get dropped off. Before and after school, Michigan and Hine Avenues are extremely busy. We have two crossing guards in the morning and two in the afternoon. Also, 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

As we enter cold and flu season our supplies could use replenishing. If you'd like to make a donation of tissues, wipes or hand sanitizer please drop them off in the main office. Thank you!!

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.