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News and Highlights from Butler Elementary School

Principal's Message

We had a wonderful first week at Butler. It was nice to see so many students (and teachers!) excited about being back. Our teachers participated in three days of professional development last week on topics like diversity and culturally proficient teaching, the new progress reporting system, and curriculum updates in reading and writing. They were also very busy in the weeks leading up to the start of school decorating and setting up their classrooms, planning their units and lessons, and talking to previous years’ teachers about the strengths and areas for growth for each of the students in their classrooms. Below are some upcoming dates, reminders, and events which may be of interest to some of you. Thank you for all of your support of Butler Elementary, our teachers, and our students. I’m looking forward to another fun, engaging, and productive school year.

Student Safety

As a reminder, the speed limit on Butler's property is 5 m.p.h. We have many walkers at Butler, so we'd ask that you obey the speed limit and crosswalk laws. Pedestrians have the right of way when entering all crosswalks, including the ones on Brtittany Drive and Highland Drive.

Calendar Information

September 2014

8 Back to School Night Grades 2 & 3 at 7:00 p.m.

15 Back to School Night PEN at 6:00 p.m., Grades 4 & 5 at 6:30 p.m., Grade 6 at 7:30 p.m.

16 Back to School Night Kindergarten and Grade 1 at 7:00 p.m.

19 PTO Welcome Back Bingo

22 PTO Meeting at 7:00 PM

25 Rosh Hashanah – No School

Butler and Mill Creek to Host 'Girl Rising' Film Screening

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The Importance of Girls' Education

Did you know that an estimated 31 million girls of primary school age and 34 million girls of lower secondary school age were not enrolled in school in 2011? (UNICEF) Unfortunately, girls around the world are being denied the right to an education. Yet, research shows that educating girls not only improves their outcomes but also the outcomes of their children and community. Come join us and find out what can be done to help make a difference.

Thanks to a generous grant from Central Bucks Cares, Butler Elementary and Mill Creek Elementary are partnering with Global Hope Alliance to bring you this inspiring documentary. You will see the stories of nine girls from around the world all struggling for their rights to an education.

Please Join Us For
Girl Rising
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
7:00 PM at Central Bucks South HS

Doors will open at 6:30 PM and the film will begin at 7:00 PM.

Admission is a suggested donation of $10.00. Money from the event will go to support education programs in Africa.

Please RSVP and/or email any questions to Courtney Wood at

We hope to see you there!

Butler Supports the Heroes Run

It's not too late to register for the 9/11 Heroes Run! The 5K and 1 mile race is set for September 7th this year at the Fonthill Museum with a great course through beautiful Doylestown Borough. Please join Central Bucks School District as they support this very worthy event. Registration is simple and easy, and students, families, and friends can register as a team and compete together. Each team can manage their runners and their team from their very own "page." Just visit their site for additional information and click here to see a powerful video from last year's event.

Have a Question? Try Butler's Student/Parent Handbook

Please be sure to review the Student/Parent Handbook. It is important that all families are familiar with Butler Policies and Procedures. It can be located on the website or by clicking the following LINK.

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