Paw Power Press
Butler Elementary School - Volume 6 - November 20, 2020
health and safety information
district health & 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.
Early Dismissal Schedules
When we have an early dismissal day, all students will be dismissed during their regular school schedules (A, B & C) for early dismissal. Butler is a "C" School.
The early dismissal times for students are as follows:
Virtual Academy - 11:30AM
Butler (C-Schools) – 12:25PM
Upcoming Early Dismissal Days:
- Dec. 4
- Dec. 10
- Dec. 11
- Dec. 23
cb family travel approval request form - updated
Our Family Travel form has been updated, Family Travel Approval Request. It is important that if you travel out of state that you check the PA Government website, found here, to see if your destination is on the recommended quarantine list. Please read the document carefully as family friendly vacation destinations may require your child to stay home from school for 14 days upon your return. Thank you for your cooperation.
Central Bucks School District Veterans Recognition Project
If you or someone you know graduated or worked for the Central Bucks School District and served in the United States Armed Forces, consider registering for this very special program today. The mission of the Central Bucks School District Veterans Recognition Project is to honor the military service of all CBSD alumni and employees. The project committee is made up of Central Bucks students, veteran alumni, teachers, and administrators.
Thank you for joining us in our campaign to bring history to life for our students, and to honor all those who served in our CB community. Please visit the program website at https://www.cbsd.org/veterans.
support staff job opportunities
Counselor's Corner - SPARKS
“The greatest gift parents can give their children is to help them discover their purpose and passion”, states Peter Benson a leading authority on childhood and adolescence and the author of Sparks. This can be an overwhelming challenge in today’s difficult world. Over the past 2 years, school counselors from all building levels in CBSD have developed a K-12 Guidance Plan. Brainstorming, stake-holder involvement, creative planning, goal setting and implementation continue to be part of this. The Plan includes what is currently part of our academic, social/emotional guidance curriculum and in this evolving process we will try to meet the variety of needs of our students and school community. We invite you to share in our continued learning on how to inspire passion and purpose. Articles, videos, and documents will be shared in your school newsletter on a regular basis. Look for the SPARKS picture like the one above. We hope you find this information beneficial to you and your family. We appreciate your time and involvement in the education of all our students.
For comments or questions, please contact Ginny Barrett at email@example.com.
Social Emotional Learning
Throughout the year, your child will be provided Home Links that go with several of the Second Step lessons. Home Links are simple, fun activities for you and your child to complete together. They are a great way for you to understand what your child is learning and for your child to show you what he or she knows - please review these online resources.
In order to access, parents and guardians of students in grades K-5 can go to 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 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.
Grand Friends at New Seasons
The Butler community, in conjunction with our 40 Assets initiatives, is continuing the tradition of creating cards for our Grand Friends from the New Seasons personal care facility in New Britain. We are asking students to create a holiday card or two with artwork and a generic message (Dear Grand Friend and a wish for a happy holiday). Please sign the cards with only first name and perhaps last initial (no full names). Cards can be placed in the Grand Friend box in front of the Butler main office by December 18th. The students have really enjoyed making these cards in the past and our Grand Friends are so thankful to receive them.
calendar and upcoming events
Nov. 20 - Butler PTO - Virtual BINGO (Link Below)
Nov. 23 - PTO General Meeting - 7:00PM (ZOOM LINK)
Nov. 25 - Professional Development Day - No School for Students
Nov. 26 - Thanksgiving Holiday - No School
Nov. 27 - Thanksgiving Holiday - No School
Nov. 30 - School Resumes
Nov. 30 - Emergency Drill: ALICE (Practicing School Safety)
Dec. 4 - Early Dismissal-12:25PM
Dec. 7 - Mode Changes Begin: Trimester 2
Dec. 9 - Virtual Student Supply Pick-Up - 11AM-2PM
Dec. 10 & 11 - Early Dismissal-12:25PM
Dec. 10 & 11 - Parent/Teacher Conferences (Virtual) PM
Dec. 10-15 - Kindergarten Conferences
Dec. 11 - Hanukkah Begin
Dec. 23 - Early Dismissal-12:25PM
Dec. 24-Jan. 3 - Winter Break - No School for Students or Staff
Dec. 25 - Christmas
Dec. 31 - New Years Eve
FEAST - providing homecooked meals for the holidays
FEAST will be providing home cooked meals for Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter
The distribution dates are:
- Wednesday 11/25 2pm-7pm (Thanksgiving)
- Monday 12/23 2pm-7pm (Christmas)
- Saturday 4/3 1pm-6pm (Easter)
You will receive an Email and Text Confirmation if accurate email and mobile number are received. PLEASE BRING WITH YOU! If you are NOT registered, Pick up is 5pm-7pm (until meals last). PLEASE REGISTER TO INSURE YOU RECEIVE MEALS
Pick up will be at: St Robert Bellarmine Church, 856 Euclid Ave, Warrington, PA 18976
In addition to Meals. FEAST again will have winter coats as supplies last.
Please Register and Donate ONLINE
REQUEST Meals www.FeastCharitable.org/meals
PO Box 478 Warrington, PA 18976
cb cares boomerang award nomination - november
November: #21 Achievement Motivation - Young person is motivated to do well in school.
Students/Parents/Teachers, please nominate a Butler student by clicking here! In your paragraph, include how your nominee exemplifies this month’s asset. Nominations are due to Mrs. O'Connell, Student Support Counselor, by Friday, November 20th