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Daniel Butler Elementary School
90 White Street | Belmont, MA 02478
phone: 617 - 993 - 5550
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Incoming Kindergartner Playdates
Attention all incoming Kindergartners!! The Butler PTA is hosting two summer playdates.
Come meet your new classmates before the first day of school!
  • Tuesday, August 16th at 5:30 pm at the Butler Playground
  • Wednesday, August 24th at 5:30 pm at the Butler Playground
  • Monday, August 29th at 9:00 am at the Butler Playground.

Please join us if you can!
For questions about the playdates, contact Katie Auffinger at
Also, there will be a Welcome Picnic for all Kindergarten families and all new families on Wednesday, August 31st from 5:30-7:30 pm at the Pequosette Park (rain date September 1st).
For questions about the picnic, contact Karen Lilla at
For more information about the Butler PTA, email Rola Baghdady at or follow Daniel Butler PTA on Facebook.

Dear Members of the Butler Community,
I would like to take a moment to thank each of you for your participation in our events this year and for your support of the PTA.
A big thank you to the PTA officers, coordinators and team members for the year; their names are listed at the end of this letter. We could not have done it without you!

A special thank you to the PTA board members: it is a privilege to work with such a talented group of parents who are so dedicated to helping enrich the educational and social experiences of the children at our school. You have each done an outstanding job!

Principal McAllister, teachers, custodians and all staff, thank you for the support all year!

It has been an honor serving as your PTA Co-Presidents for this school year.

And welcome to our 2016-2017 PTA Officers! Good luck for a great year.
Co-Presidents - Rola Baghdady and Kathleen Conneely
Vice President - Mita Das
Treasurer - Gitanjali Rege
VP After School Enrichment (Course coordinator)-  Katie Dunks
VP After School Enrichment (Financial Secretary) - Britany Caruso
VP In school enrichment - Katie Auffinger and Noriko Tonomura
VP Fundraising - Sabrina Tan and Kate Weinstein
Health and Safety - Kate Bowen
Recording Secretary-  Molly Arnason and Parul Garg

We would strongly encourage all of the Butler parents to come and join our PTA and volunteer. There are so many things you can do; at any volunteer level. It will make such a positive impact on your life as well as the life of the Butler Community.

Thanks for a great year.

Barbara Bulfoni and Rola Baghdady
Co-Presidents SY 2015-2016

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Dear 2015-2016 New and Returning Butler Families,

The Butler PTA welcomes you to a new school year! We want to introduce you to the invaluable role that we play in supporting Butler and your child’s education, and strongly encourage you to become a member.


Top 10 Reasons to join the Butler PTA:

  1. Help your child. Research shows that children whose parents are involved in their school perform better academically and have fewer disciplinary problems.
  2. Improve the school. Last year the PTA donated $20,000 to the new playground, $3700 in books for the school library, $1200 for principal’s priorities, and $1200 for the drop off attendants.
    We also provided a teacher/staff appreciation lunch.
  3. Get connected. At PTA meetings, you’ll hear all about important school and student issues from Principal McAllister, teachers, PTA volunteers, as well as community leaders.
  4. Make friends. The PTA is a diverse group of parents unified by strong interest in enriching their child’s education. We make great friends!
  5. Improve your school IQ. Do you know the Principal, the School Nurse, School Psychologist or the Guidance Counselor? Each made presentations at recent PTA meetings.
  6. Be heard. The PTA is a great forum for exchanging ideas to improve our school.
  7. It’s Fun! You’ll be a big hit with the kids when you are the PTA representative handing out popsicles, a scoop of ice cream, or a free book.
  8. Be a role model. You'll show your child the value (and fun) of giving back to the community at events like the school yard clean up and electronics recycling day.
  9. It’s Flexible. There are many ways to contribute. Joining does not obligate you to volunteer or attend meetings, although we hope you will!
  10. We need you! Without you and your financial support, there will be no Library Nights, Talent Show, Movie Night, or Color Day. Last year, the PTA spent more than $8500 on in-school enrichment activities for our students, including Habitat presentations, Sled Dogs, Blue Hills Observatory kite making, as well as field trips to Davis Farm, the Zoo, the Nutcracker, Plimoth Plantation, the State Capitol, Museum of Science, Harvard Museum of Natural History, and more.

The Butler School is known for its great sense of community. The PTA helps create that spirit with the events it sponsors. As Principal, Mike McAllister stated:

"Some of the highlights of our year are the direct result of the PTA: the Art Show where our students are able to showcase their creativity, the Talent Show where we see a display of incredible abilities, and the International Fair where the entire community comes together to celebrate the diversity of this small school. We are appreciative of the opportunities the PTA provides to celebrate what is special about the Butler School community."



The Butler PTA

Welcome to the 2015-2016 School Year!

Association des parents d'élèves Daniel Butler: soutenez l'éducation de vos enfants.

Daniel Butler Eltern Lehrer Verein: unterstützt die Erziehung Ihres Kindes.

Daniel Butler PTA (Abhibhavak Shikshak Sangh): aapake bache ke shikṣha sahayak.

Daniel Butler Associazione Genitori e Insegnanti: a sostegno dell’educazione dei nostri figli.

ダニエル バトラー PTA (ペアレント ティーチャー アソシエイション):児童教育へのサポート

대니얼 버틀러 PTA (학부모 연합): 당신 자녀의 교육을 후원해주세요

Daniel Butler PTA (Associação de Pais e Professores): Apoiando a educação do seu filho.

انجمن اولیا و مربّیان باتلر: حامی‌ آموزش فرزند شما

Daniel Butler PTA (Asociación de Padres y Maestros):
Apoyando la educación de su niño.

Daniel Butler HoS (Hem och Skola): Stöd ditt barns utbildning.

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