Paw Power Press
Butler Elementary - Volume 3 - October 1, 2020
NAESP: Report to Parents - Managing Virtual Learning Stress
We are so proud of our students for their abilities to navigate the virtual setting of our classrooms. Teachers are always available for help and assistance - whenever there is a challenge experienced on a particular day or the technology just doesn't seem to be cooperating. Do not hesitate to reach out. Keep encouraging your children to do their best and contact our amazingly helpful Student Support Counselors if children need encouragement or reinforcement. For even more ideas to help your child better attend the main subjects during their days, read NAESP's: Report to Parents - Managing Virtual Learning Stress
"As schools across the country are conducting schoolwork remotely, many children are forced to deal with what some call “Zoom Fatigue.” Whatever the virtual platform used, maintaining focus, eliminating distractions, and coping with self-consciousness presents new challenges and takes its toll on students. Fortunately, there are ways you can help your child proactively be more engaged and manage this fatigue"
To read the entire article from NAESP, please click here.
Butler Daily Schedule Reminder - Through 10/23
During this next phase of virtual learning, Butler will maintain a consistent lunch/recess period from 11:30AM-12:10PM for all students in Grades one through six. This will best support the need to maintain home schedules during the final stages of our building's construction project.
In order to accomplish this:
- Butler Elementary will continue with the current instructional schedule through Friday, October 23rd. It is the same schedule that has been in-place since September 14th.
- Specials will remain asynchronous (pre-recorded), but the expectation is that children attend all special lessons as if it were a live lesson. When projects are completed, students will need to follow the parameters for submitting assignments.
Butler must follow the District's Specialist Rotation Schedule - starting yesterday, 9/30. We will began with our Day-A Rotation for classroom special schedules,. Your child's teacher will send reminders for the correct special our 9-day-in-a-row special rotations - and how to access the pre-recorded lessons.
Any questions about assignments for specials, please contact your Specialist Teacher:
Butler - Health & Safety Introduction for Opening of In-Person School - 10/26
Guidelines for Good Hygiene Practices
As part of our District Health and Safety Plan, schools will share guidelines for healthy hygiene practices such as handwashing and hand sanitizing, the use of face coverings, social distancing, and staying home when sick. These short videos were created by the National Association of School Nurses. When students return, these will be reviewed in classrooms, but you are free to watch with your child to help at home, too!
Wearing Face Coverings (Face Shields or Masks are Appropriate)
STUDENT EMERGENCY & INFORMATION FORM
Each year, the Central Bucks School District asks our families to fill out a Student Emergency & Information Form. The online form will ask you to confirm and/or update the following:
- Demographic Information
- Emergency Contacts
- Health Information, including permission for emergency care and analgesic administration
- Media Release Preferences
Click here to be directed to your Parent Portal account to complete the form. Thank you for taking the time to update this important information.
CHIP (CHILDREN’S HEALTH INSURANCE PROGRAM)
CHIP is short for the Children's Health Insurance Program, Pennsylvania's program to provide health insurance to uninsured children and teens who are not eligible for or enrolled in Medical Assistance.
CHIP is brought to you by leading health insurance companies. You'll have a choice of major insurance companies with networks of physicians, specialists, and care facilities near you. Your kids may even be able to keep visiting the same doctors they see today.
Click Here to find out more information & to apply!
Student 1:1 Device Assistance
Oct. 2-Oct. 16 - PTO Scholastic Book Fair (Virtual)
Oct. 13 - CB School Board Meeting - 7:30 PM
Oct. 13-15 - CBSD Community Blood Drive (See Below)
Oct. 18-25 - CB South's "A Run for the Heart" 5K (See Below)
Week of Oct. 19 - Kindergarten Visitation Day(s) - Dates TBD
Oct. 23 - HVAC Construction - Scheduled Completion Date
Oct. 26 - Butler Students: Return to School
Oct. 26 - Butler Spirit Day - Wear Butler Colors & Gear!
Oct. 27 - CB School Board Meeting - 7:30 PM
Oct. 31 - Halloween (Saturday)
Nov. 3 - General Election (Virtual Learning Day)
Nov. 10 - End of MP1 (Early Dismissal Grades 7-12 ONLY)
CBSD Community Blood Drives - Oct. 13-15
We're all in this together! Please schedule your appointment and help your community. (Donors will be notified if they test positive for antibodies for Covid- 19.)
Central Bucks East High School
Tuesday October 13th 9 - 2pm cafeteria
www.redcrossblood.org – sponsor code CBSD-E
Central Bucks West High School
Wednesday October 14th 9 – 2 pm cafeteria
www.redcrossblood.org -sponsor code CBSD-West
Central Bucks South High School
Thursday October 15th 9 – 2pm cafeteria
www.redcrossblood.org – sponsor code CBSD-S
Run For the Heart - Virtual 5k - CB South - 10/18-10/25
This event is being held to honor former CB South students Caroline Gallagher and Steve Grabowski who passed away in 2011 and 2014, respectively. All proceeds from this race will go to Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. In order to memorialize these students, Central Bucks South is holding a virtual 5k race and a one mile walk/run. You can run/walk your 5K ANYWHERE between 10/18-10/25/20. CB South Run for Heart will send you directions on how to submit your times so that you are included in the results.
CB Community School: Young Rembrandts - Live Zoom Classes - 10/19-12/14
Back-to-school is different for many families and Young Rembrandts will be coordinating drawing classes online! Let your kids enjoy the awesome artwork happening this fall - from the Macaw to the ghoulish times of Halloween! Sign up today - for an 8-week session!
Mondays: 4:00pm - 5:00pm
10/19-12/14/2020 (no class 11/23)
Click here to to review our Young Rembrandts enrollment form.
CB Cares Boomerang Award - October
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 Monday, October 26th.
Deep Thinking & Classroom Fun!
Butler Back to School Nights - Opportunity to Introduce to the 2020-2021 School Year
Butler HVAC Construction Update
From the Butler PTO
Butler PTO General Meeting
Register for the Butler PTO Family Directory!
Scholastic Book Fair - Virtual - October 2-15
You’re invited to shop our Scholastic Book Fair online from October 2nd through October 15th!
All purchases benefit our school and connect kids with new books, favorite characters, complete series, and more. You’ll love the NEW option to shop for Book Fair exclusives directly from the interactive booklist and enjoy these special online shopping features:
- Over 6,000 items, including new releases, best sellers, and value packs
- All orders ship direct to home
- FREE shipping on book-only orders over $25*
- All purchases support our school and earn 25% in rewards
Please visit our Book Fair Homepage between 10/2 and 10/15 and click “Shop Now” to get started: https://www.scholastic.com/bf/butlerbears
To watch the Promotion Video, please Click Here.
To read the most recent online Newsletter from the Butler PTO, please click here The PTO Newsletter is a great way to stay on top of all that is happening at Butler.