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Butler Elementary School - Volume 8 - December 2020

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Happy Holidays from Butler

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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.


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.

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Important Information

Meal Distribution During Winter Break

Due to the school closure during the holiday break, grab-n-go meal distribution will occur as follows:

· Monday 12/21 – Ten (10) meals will be available for pickup at each high school to any student (regular 10:30am-12:00pm grab-n-go schedule)

· Tuesday 12/22 – Four (4) meals will be available at dismissal to Hybrid 1 secondary students, as usual

· Wednesday 12/23 – Five-day elementary students will receive grab-n-go lunch at the 12/23 early dismissal

· Normal meal distribution will resume 01/04/21. Please communicate this distribution plan to your families prior to 12/21.

Bus Rider Reminders

Parents, please have a conversation with children that they MUST sit in their assigned seats on the bus in the morning, as well as in the afternoon. Thank you for your support.

Early Dismissal

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 - 11:30 AM

Butler (C-Schools) – 12:25 PM

Upcoming Early Dismissal Days:

  • December 23

Unami Apparrel Orders

Many families from Butler ordered Unami apparel during their Fall sale. The orders have come in. If you placed an order and have not yet picked up your clothing, please email Mrs. Karin Majewski at to arrange pick-up. Thank you!

Support Staff Job Opportunities

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Department Updates

Guidance Department

The Butler 6th graders are participating in the Women’s Place program, Choose Kind. This virtual program includes topics of making and maintaining friendships, in both the cyber-world and “real world.” Boundary scenarios in regard to physical, emotional and technology are discussed with students. Respecting others through words and actions is highlighted during the three session program.

Calendar and Upcoming Events

School Calendar

December Continues:

December 16 - Inclement Weather Early Dismissal 12:25pm for in-person students; 12:20am for Virtual Academy - no lunch break

Dec. 18 - December Boomerang Nominations DUE to Mrs. O'Connell

Dec. 21 - Spirit Day "First Day of Winter" - White Out!

Dec. 22 - Spirit Day "Ugly Sweater Day"

Dec. 23 - Spirit Day "Pajama Day"

Dec. 23 - Early Dismissal-12:25PM 11:30am for Virtual Academy

Dec. 24-Jan. 3 - Winter Break - No School for Students or Staff

Dec. 25 - Christmas

Dec. 31 - New Years Eve


Jan. 1 - New Years Day - Happy New Year!

Jan.4 - School Resumes - All Students

Jan. 12 - CB School Board Meeting - 7:30 PM

Jan. 18 - MLK, Jr. Day - No School

Jan. 26 - CB School Board Meeting - 7:30 PM

CB Farmers Market - Barclay Elementary

Due to the upcoming snowstorm, The CB Farmers Market at Barclay will now be held on Friday, December 18th from 4-5 PM. We ask that you not line up prior to 3:45 and that you are courtesy to our neighbors—PLEASE do not block their driveways. We’ll have dry goods, snacks, milk, fresh bread, eggs, and fruits and vegetables. All CBSD families are welcome. Stay safe during the storm. We hope to see you on Friday.

Butler Spirit Days

Let's add some fun to the last school days of 2020!

12/21 Winter Solstice- First Day of Winter White as Snow Day:❄️☃

Dress in your favorite white shirt or other white clothing! Or anything with snowflakes: Shirts, leggings, accessories.

12/22 Ugly Sweater Day: Show your holiday spirit by donning your ugliest holiday sweater!

12/23 Pajama Day: Get ready for a long winter's nap by wearing your coziest (school appropriate) pajamas!

School Happenings

Virtual Parent/Teacher Conferences - Dec. 10 - 11

Kudos to our teachers and families for adapting to the changing times and successfully conducting conferences, virtually. We look forward to the start of the second trimester. The Butler connection is strong!

From the Butler PTO

PTO Newsletter

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.

District Details

Central Bucks School District

Superintendent: John J. Kopicki, Ed.D.

Assistant Superintendent-Secondary: Abram M. Lucabaugh, Ed.D.

Assistant Superintendent-Elementary: Nadine M. Garvin, Ed.D

Butler Elementary School

Mr. Karl Funseth - Principal

Mr. Jesse Brosious - Assistant Principal

Mrs. Judie Pereira - Principal's Secretary

Mrs. Michele Droxler - Assistant Principal's Secretary