Paw Power Press
Butler Elementary - Volume 9 - January 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.
Kindergarten Registration 2021-2022
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.
Support Staff Job Opportunities
Learning how to set goals and achieving goals will help students set themselves up for success in 2021! Help your child reach for the stars with some helpful tips and tricks for easy, manageable goal setting skills.
Please click here for some information on "Why Goals Are Important and Helping Students Learn How to Set Goals".
Sparks: Article #3 January 2021 - Finding Your Spark
Wouldn’t it be great if we all knew what our “spark” was as a young child. For some that is the case, but for others, the time spent discovering their spark can be an adventure. As a parent, do you know your spark? When did you discover your spark? Understanding the concept of spark yourself is beneficial in discussing the idea with your child. Typically, 60% of children can identify their spark by the time they are 12 years old. This may or may not be the case for your child(ren). To encourage this discovery, find an opportunity when you and your child can have alone time to talk about it (e.g., driving in the car). Here are some helpful questions to start the conversation from the book Sparks by Peter L Benson, PhD (2008):
- What makes you jump out of bed in the morning?
- What makes you dread getting out of bed in the morning? (Eliminating ideas can be as important as discovery.)
- What day is your favorite day of the week? Why?
- If you could spend the whole day doing something you chose to do, what would that be?
- What makes you really happy?
- Who are your adult role models?
Among the most common sparks reported by children are the creative arts, athletics, and learning. Some children find their sparks in areas that are less common. It may be hard for some children, especially teenagers, to do something that few others do. It is important that we encourage our children to find their own spark and path.
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Calendar and Upcoming Events
Grab and Go Lunch Pickup Week of 1/18
Monday, January 18 - MLK Jr Day - No Pickups
Tuesday, January 19 - Grab and Go Meals Available at each High School for any student from 10:30 am- 12:00 pm
See Flyer below or click following link www.cbsd.org/food for more information.
Unami Spirit Wear - For Our Future Unami Students
Show your Unami Pride and stay warm in BRAND NEW apparel and items! Some clothing will also be offered in youth sizes.
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CB Cares Boomerang Award Nomination - January
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 January.
January’s Asset is #33 – Interpersonal Competence - Young person has empathy, sensitivity, and friendship skills.
Butler Students New Year's Resolutions & Other Class Activities
Butler Elementary - Kind Like Joey
Spirit Week - A Time to Celebrate the Season (Before Winter Break)
Butler Elementary celebrated various Spirit Days to celebrate the Holiday Fun before break:
- Blizzard White-Out Day - Dressed in snowy colors
- Ugly Holiday Sweater Day
- Grinch Day (Bear Dens Grade 3)
- Cozy Pajama Day
Thanks to our Spirit Committee and all of the students and staff who participated in the fun!
Kindergarten Mystery Reader
- This reader cheers for the Buffalo Bills football team?
- This reader has four children - High School, Middle School & Elem. School!
- This reader works in the Main Office
They guessed it - Our Principal, Mr. Funseth!
Children With Hair Loss - Butler Bears Donate their Hair!
From the Butler PTO
To read the most recent online Newsletter from the Butler PTO, please click here. The newsletter is a great way to stay on top of all that is happening at Butler.