Butler Creek Bulletin

December 3rd

Notes From Principal Laura Fendall

Hello BC Families!


I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday! It was great to see so many of you during conferences. Thank you for taking the time to come and meet with your child's teacher.


It feels like winter out there! Thank you for sending your children to school with coats, hats and gloves. Unless the temperature, (with wind chill) is below freezing, we will be going outside. Our recesses are short and children need fresh air and movement in their day.

Here is the news for December-


Take care,

Laura


Attendance Matters

During conferences teachers shared information regarding attendance. Lots of families received celebration letters congratulating them on their child's good attendance. Many families received "nudge" letters letting you know your child's attendance is slipping from where we would like it to be. Research is clear good attendance has a big impact on learning and success in school. There can be many challenges in getting children to school on time. Please let us know if we can help. Our goal is to have 95% or better attendance school wide at Butler Creek!


PTA Breakfast with Santa and Book Fair

Come join us this Saturday, December 7th from 9:00-11:00 at Butler Creek for the PTA's "Breakfast with Santa" and Book Fair event. Come in your PJ's and have breakfast, pictures with Santa, craft activities for the children. Check out the details on the Butler Creek PTA Facebook page.


Arrival and Dismissal Procedure Update

Thanks for everyone's cooperation with following the traffic flow expectations at arrival and dismissal! With your help, traffic is moving more smoothly and quickly. Here are a few reminders:

Arrival

Please pull all the way up to the "Stop" line or behind the next car before releasing students. Release students from the car only when your vehicle is next to the curb. Please do not release children into the parking lot or away from the curb.

Dismissal

If you walk to pick up students, please wait on the west side of the school away from the front doors and off the sidewalk. This will allow classes to move to the buses and into the pick up lines.

Butler Road Four Way Stop

We now have 2 adult crossing guards for arrival and dismissal. This has helped traffic flow and safety for students and families. Traffic at the four way stop can be slow and congested. Please remember to obey the crossing guards and only pull into the intersection if you know you can complete the turn. We hope everyone can be patient and make safety the number one priority. Thanks for everyone's help with this!


Centennial Facilities Presentation 12/11 at PTA Meeting

Centennial School District has been studying the current state of the district's schools and facilities to determine next steps for dealing with maintenance needs, overcrowding, etc.. Next Wednesday, December 11th a Facilities Committee member will be presenting the findings at the Butler Creek PTA meeting. This issue effects Butler Creek School. It's important for everyone to become informed and involved with this issue. Please come next Wednesday at 6:30pm


PJ Spirit Day, December 18th!

Our next spirit day is on Wednesday, December 18th and it's PJ Day! Students can wear school appropriate pajamas for the day.