Butler April/May Newsletter

Mrs. Libby Nickoli, Principal

Happy Spring Break!

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Dear Butler Elementary Families,

We have completed three of our four quarters for the 2020-2021 school year; and what a year it has been! I would like to share that as we look ahead to the fall, we will be returning to a normal school day!

We would like to thank you for your kindness, sacrifice, and support during this unprecedented school year. You have worked WITH us to keep our school healthy and safe in addition to keeping your child in a routine of learning whether we were in person or on remote. It was a team effort from our families, the administrative team, the transportation department, the food service department, the office staff, and finally the teachers. From the bottom of our hearts, we thank you!!

We are working on having some end-of-the-year events during the month of May. We are currently planning awards ceremonies, preschool graduation, kindergarten graduation, DARE graduation, Field Day, and bringing outside organizations to provide field trip experiences on site. So, stay tuned and keep checking your child's folder, REMIND, and school DOJO for important information!

Have a wonderful spring break!!

Libby Nickoi

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  • April 9th Preschool Screening

  • April 13th and 14th Third, Fourth, and Fifth Grade ELA AIR Test Part I and II

  • April 15th Kindergarten Screening/Current Kindergarten students will be having a remote learning day

  • April 16th RESCHEDULED Preschool Screening from March 26th (same times as original)

  • April 23rd Play-based assessments for preschool

  • April 27th and 28th Third, Fourth, and Fifth Grade Math AIR Test

  • April 29th Fifth Grade Science AIR Test
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April 9th and April 16th Miss Sally should have called with your appointment time!

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Butler Kindergarten Screening April 15th


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2021 Spring AIR Testing Dates

April 13th and 14th

3rd grade ELA part I and part II

4th grade ELA part I and part II

5th grade ELA part I and part II

April 27th and 28th

3rd grade math

4th grade math

5th grade math

April 29th and 30th

5th grade science

Paper pencil Terra Nova will be given as the alternate 3rd grade assessment on May 6th.

The first alternate assessment was the IOWA taken in the fall.

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The temporary change in section 4 of House Bill 409 of the 133rd General Assembly impacts the 2020-2021 promotion criteria for the Third Grade Reading Guarantee to account for the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on student learning. Under this change, no school district, community school, STEM school and no chartered nonpublic school shall retain a student in the third grade based solely on a student's academic performance in reading in the 2020-2021 school year unless the principal of the school building and the student's reading teacher agree the student is reading below grade level and is not prepared to be promoted to the fourth grade.

Under this temporary change to the Third Grade Reading Guarantee for the 2020-2021 school year, no student should be retained for not meeting the promotion score or reading subscore on Ohio’s State Test for grade 3 English language arts unless the child’s principal and reading teacher decide otherwise. Districts and schools may continue to use the Ohio State Test for grade 3 English language arts promotion score, reading subscore and alternative assessment scores for instructional purposes.

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2nd GRADE:


Trinity Abi El Hessen, Sadie Bowers, Dylan Daugherty, Mariah Perrigan, Bailey Weikle, Isabel Cunningham, Quinn Kossick


Jacob Snyder, Lilliana Bailey, Eli Abi El Hessen, Branton Copley, Victoria Wuertz, Parker Freeman, Kamlynn Kaylor, Marco Armstrong, Addyson Delaney, Hanna Davis, Chloe McCoy, Hadley Wagner, Jack Cunningham


Korbin Lang, Morgan Lee, Lola Cunningham, Morgan Smith, Ruby Stevens, Hutson Perry, Dixie Darr, Mackenzie Young, Gavin Ward, Rosahlee Courson, Tenley Riddle, Brookelyn Devolder, Brayden Morris, Ellah Leech



Sydney Kerr, Conner McCoy, Jaxson Stevens, Alexander Wynn, Livanna Courson, Emerie Gatton, Brooklyn Inman


Layla Phillips, Brylee Oyster, Kinsley Clower, Rebekah Eicher, Addison Myers, Brinley O’Brien, Lilly Wilson, Kaleb Lemley


Kaden Crunkilton, Maci Roberts, Trevor Hicks, Adalyn Handley, Hailey Carpenter



Austin Marker, Jackson Brubaker, Kolton Crunkilton, Brody Pritchard, Tenli Shultz, Brody Thompson, Karson Chastain


Isabella Fenton, Karli Shultz, Troy Swank, Gage Gray, Trey Swank, Lincoln Ehrmantraut, Cooper Thompson


Jude Amos, Stella Lynn, Grace Smith, August Burgholder, Chloe Sherman, Jayden Weemhoff, Ridge Wendling, Caylin Sellers, Evelyn Morfin, Lucas Colvin, Savannah Colvin, Logan Oswalt, Eliyah Molina



Audrey Haring, Allison Walker, Ayla Wilson, Broghan Gatton


Karlynn Mortimer, Ashlyn Inman, Lillian McFadden, Caitlin Seward


Payton Snyder, Lucas Lawhun, Dustin Borders, Karter Chastain, Wyatt Betts, Keegan Lorentz, Owen Myers, Marley O’Brien

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Are you interested in Girl Scouts?

Click on the flyer above to learn more!

Happy Spring! I hope all is well. It’s been a little while and I wanted to check in with you to see if we can be helpful in the last few months of what has turned out to be a very different school year and share with you a few updates on the amazing things area Girl Scouts have been up to over the last several months.

Both troops just wrapped up a successful cookie season exceeding their goals to earn a trip to the Zoo. They have been holding meetings virtually and in person when able and have been working on badges covering a variety of STEM and entrepreneurship topics. They have also participated in service projects including cleaning the B&O Bike Trail and making bags and blankets for Richland Co Children Services.

While we were not able to get more friends from school to join us in the fall to start another troop, these girls have not let COVID ruin their fun and are eager to share Girl Scouting with even more sisters this spring. We have a Girl Scouts in the Outdoors: Spring Break Park Tour from March 29 – April 8th and will be meeting with girls at 10 Richland County Parks for an hour of games and activities in the outdoors.

We will be stopping in Butler at Hitchman Park on 3/31 at 10:30 AM and Palm Park in Bellville on 4/1 at 1 PM and would like to invite other girls to join us to learn more about Girl Scouts and to have fun in the outdoors! Girls can join us at any of the other stops around Richland County too! (as long as they don’t have school, of course) If you can post any of the attached invitations anywhere to help us spread the word, I’d greatly appreciate it. If you need information in a different file format, just let me know.

We’ve been busy this year with several service projects, and are always looking for ways to help our communities. Due to COVID, the girls have become quite the experts at writing cards, and making posters, and they love the outdoors. If you have any projects that we can help with using these skills or others, please let me know. Thank you!

Jennifer L. Gatchall

Membership Manager

Girl Scouts of Ohio’s Heartland

Mansfield Service Center

24 W Third St., Suite 110

Mansfield, OH 44902

P: 419-522-0391

E: jgatchall@gsoh.org ­

W: gsoh.org

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Don't forget to request a vacation form if you plan on pulling your child from school

Click on the link below to print off a vacation form. You may now access it via our webpage!