November News

Butterfield Elementary School

Giving Thanks

As we approach Thanksgiving, a holiday based on the concept of gratitude , there are so many things to be thankful for, especially during this time of uncertainty. We are thankful for our BF families that continue to be our learning partners throughout our hybrid learning model. We couldn't do this without you! We are thankful for our teachers who continue to learn new ways to ensure our students are learning everyday, whether they are in person or at home. We are thankful for our students who ignite our passion for teaching everyday. Finally, we are thankful for our extended family and friends, who support us everyday.

Kindergarten Pumpkin Book Reports

West Mobile Food Bank

The Northern Illinois Food Bank Mobile Pantry will be distributing food on a first come, first served basis on Monday, November 9 from 4:00pm-5:00pm at Gower West Elementary School in Willowbrook. The flyer is attached for more information on location. No need to show ID, address or income. Food is free to anyone who comes.

Veteran's Day Art Display

Rep. Terra Costa Howard (IL-District 48) is interested in honoring our local veterans by proudly representing the artwork of your children. If your child has a piece of artwork dedicated to honoring our veterans, we ask that you kindly submit it using this Google Form. All submissions will be shared with Rep. Howard and put proudly on display in her Lombard office.

Kindergarten Pumpkin Book Reports

Hybrid Teaching

Whether our students are at home or in-person, our teachers continue to navigate both learning environments to keep our students engaged in learning. Please make sure your child is logging in on Wednesdays for Art, Music, and PE lessons.


Thank you to the BF families and staff that came out and participated in the First Annual PTA Scarecrow Stroll. Visit our BF PTA Facebook Page, BF Elementary Facebook Page or our BF Twitter Page for more pictures from the event.

The next PTA meeting is Tuesday, November 10, at 6:00pm. Please visit the Butterfield PTA website for updated information.

Parent Teacher Conferences

Teachers will be hosting Virtual Parent Teacher Conferences on Monday, November 23 and Tuesday, November 24 from 1:00pm-8:00pm. Sign up will begin on Thursday, November 5th. Communication will be sent out to all families earlier next week with directions on how to sign up for a time slot.

November Dates

  • 3- No School- Election Day
  • 10- PTA Meeting- 6:00pm
  • 11- Veteran's Day
  • 13- End of Trimester 1
  • 23/24- No School-Parent Teacher Conferences
  • 25- Non-Student Attendance Day
  • 26- No-School- Thanksgiving Holiday
  • 27- Non-Student Attendance Day

Kindergarten Pumpkin Book Reports

Annetta Spychalski

Interim Principal

Director of Grants and Literacy