February Newsletter

Butterfield Elementary

PTA- For the Love of Reading

The Butterfield School PTA is proud to present the “For the Love of Reading” program! We encourage every student to cozy up and read between February 1 and February 12! Each student that reaches the goal set below will receive a token good for a free scoop of custard at Culver’s of Lombard. Every class that has 80% of its students meet their reading goal will be given a classroom incentive to be determined by their teacher(s). More details about this event can be found by clicking For the Love of Reading

All School Bingo Game

Get your Bingo cards ready, as BF will host an All School Bingo game on Friday, Feb. 12. Hybrid students will receive their bingo cards and students who are remote will receive their bingo cards in the mail. The time of this event will be sent to all families next week.

Calendar of Events

2-1: PTA For the Love of Reading Begins

2-2: Virtual Science Parent Night 6:00pm-7:00pm

2-12: All School Bingo Game

2-15: PTA For the Love of Reading Ends

2-15: No School- President's Day

2-24: PTA Dine Out El Famous Burrito

2-25: Kindergarten Registration- 5:00pm-8:00pm

2-26: Kindergarten Registration- 7:30am-11:30am

2-26: No School- County Institute Day

Butterfield Winter Fun

More Snow in the Forecast

Keep the winter pictures coming for the BF Yearbook! Email your pictures to butterfieldyearbook2020@gmail.com

Kindergarten Registration

Beginning Monday, February 1st, there will be Kindergarten Registration Packets outside of BF school at Door 1 and Door 14. Parents of incoming K students will need to pick up a packet to complete prior to the registration dates. Please review the enclosed flyer for dates and times that BF K registration will be offered.

Kindergarten Registration Flyer

Science Fair

This year we are offering students in grades K-8 the opportunity to join the Virtual District 44 Science Fair. Due to the pandemic, we want to make sure that all students, whether learning with the hybrid model or remote, can participate in this all digital/remote Science Fair for 2021. Please note: Online Registration Due by Friday, February 5. You can complete by clicking here.

What else do you need to know? Please see below.

Need further assistance? Schedule a Google Meet by clicking here.

Tuesday, February 2- Virtual Parent Night- 6:00pm-7:00pm


Access to COVID-19 Testing

If your family is without insurance or you are unsure where to go in order to be tested for COVID-19, we have important information to share with you. After speaking with the DuPage County Health Department, we learned their county-run testing sites are open to anyone in need. The closest site to the Lombard area is the Odeum Expo Center in Villa Park. However, there are additional sites throughout the county. If you are interested in learning more, please click here. Dates and times of operation vary by site and are subject to change, so please check frequently.

Mobile Food Pantry

Glenbard North High School and the Rotary of Carol Stream, along with Northern Illinois Food Bank, is hosting a mobile food pantry from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Feb. 6, at Glenbard North, 990 N. Kuhn Road in Carol Stream, to help serve families in need.

This mobile pantry is open to everyone, especially residents of Carol Stream, Hanover Park, Glendale Heights, Bloomingdale, West Chicago, Bartlett, Wheaton, Glen Ellyn, Addison, and Lombard to make sure they can access nutritious food. For more information, please click here.

Parent Resources

Here are a couple of resources for parents to read. Prioritizing Self Care for Parents: https://childmind.org/article/self-care-in-the-time-of-coronavirus/

Keeping kids engaged in remote learning: https://childmind.org/article/keeping-kids-engaged-in-remote-learning/