Paw Power Press
Butler Elementary School - Volume 10 - February 2021
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Health and Safety Information
PA State: Universal Masking Order
Revisions to the masking order were effective at 12 a.m. on November 18. The secretary of health has directed that everyone should wear an appropriate face covering, both indoors and outdoors. The face covering procedures outlined within the Central Bucks' Health and Safety Plan are already in compliance with the revised order. The order continues to allow for appropriate “mask breaks,” and for students to remove their mask during breakfast and lunch.
The order reinforces the necessity to mask, even when outdoors. During outdoor activities, students will be required to maintain sustained physical distance whenever they are unmasked. When participating in an outdoor activity that precludes physical distancing, students will be required to wear a mask.
Find more information on the questions and answers page here. More information about when student athletes must wear face coverings on our website here. At this time, face shields of any kind (without a mask) are not in compliance with the updated order.
District Health and Safety Plan
Please take a moment to familiarize yourself with the Central Bucks School District Health & Safety Plan. You can find it on the district website by following this link, Health and Safety Plan. You can also find the CB Return to School Guide here. Both include a great deal of information on district procedures and protocols. They will answer many of your questions.
Valentine's Day Update
Kindergarten Registration 2021-2022
Families of new students who are eligible to enroll in kindergarten in the 2021-2022 school year are invited to begin the registration process. Get the details on eligibility, what documents to gather, and how to navigate the online registration process at www.cbsd.org/register. We look forward to welcoming the class of 2033!
Free Breakfasts and Lunches Continue through End of Year
Free Breakfast and Lunches are Available to All Students DAILY through the completion of the 2020-2021 School Year.
All Meals will be served with choice of milk, 4oz fresh vegetable and either 4oz of fresh fruit or 100% fruit juice to follow USDA guidelines for what makes a meal. Any second entrée will be charged a la carte pricing to the students account. All menus can be found by going to www.cbsd.nutrislice.com/menu
Curbside pickup is still available on Mondays and Thursdays from 10:30am-12pm at CB East, CB South, and CB West. Students do not need to be present at pick up.
CB Help Desk
Support Staff Job Opportunities
Counselor's Corner: Social Emotional Learning and Second Step
The Social Emotional Learning (SEL) themes during the months of January and February are empathy and emotion management.
Throughout the school year, we will be reminding students to have empathy, identify their own and others’ feelings, notice and respect same and different feelings, and show compassion. Compassion involves saying kind words or doing something helpful to show you care how another person feels. When students can identify, understand, and respond in a caring way to how someone else is feeling, it helps create a positive and accepting school climate.
As a friendly reminder, parents may access the grade level home links to extend these conversations further at home. Below you will see how to access the digital HomeLink’s to further support you and your family (by Grade Level). In order to access these resources, parents and/or guardians of students in grades K-5 can access the website, www.secondstep.org, create an account, and then enter the activation code below for the grade level your child is enrolled in. For parents and/or guardians of sixth graders, please access the website, www.parenteenconnect.org. Thank you for supporting your child in learning the skills that lead to success in school and in life.
Below is the Second Step activation codes to access parent resources from home. In the family resource page you will find program features, benefits of Second Step learning, Homelinks and activities.
School Counselors: All in for All Students
Getting Fit in Physical Education!
Butler Bears are getting in on the action of Phys. Ed. in the classrooms. During Rotation C, our grades continue to work on coordination, soccer skills and self-wellness checks. See below!
- 2nd grade is working on throwing and catching using their own bean bag and crumpled up pieces of paper.
- 4th grade is working on passing the ball with their feet.
- 6th grade checking their pulse before and after a workout.
Calendar and Upcoming Events
Feb. 1-5 - National School Counseling Week
Feb. 2 - Groundhog's Day
Feb. 8 - Butler PTO Executive Board Meeting
Feb. 9 - CBSD School Board Meeting - 7:30 PM
Feb. 12 - 1/2-Day for Students/AM KDG Only
Feb. 12 - 1/2-Day Staff Development (PM)
Feb. 14 - Valentine's Day (Sunday)
Feb. 15 - President's Day (No School)
Feb. 16 - Middle School Orientation - Virtual (All MS's) - 6th Grade
Feb. 22 - Butler General Meeting - 7:00 PM (Virtual)
Feb. 23 - CBSD School Board Meeting - 7:30 PM
CB Cares Boomerang Award Nomination - February
The Boomerang Youth Recognition award is a district wide monthly program which recognizes and honors youth in our community by exemplifying and living by one of the chosen developmental assets. Students can be nominated by teachers, peers, family, and community members. Please consider nominating a student for February.
February: #26 Caring - Young person values service to others, in their family, school, or community.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Activities and Celebrations
Chalfont VFW #3258 - 6th Grade Patriot's Pen
Butler Emergency Preparations - Fire Drill
Butler's January Paw Print Winners
BUTLER = Butler - Understanding - Teamwork - Leadership - Educational Excellence - Respect
These important words are what define a Butler Bear - attributes every student and staff member strives to embrace each day - in school, at home or in our community. Our Paw Power program honors our students - who are awarded "coupons" when recognized for displaying Positive Paw Power behaviors to their classmates, teachers and school. Students featured below received a very special t-shirt to wear with pride and confidence for doing the right thing! Congratulations!