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Please join The Butler PTA in celebrating our diversity by sharing your traditions, talents and foods from your native country or US State.
Friday, May 29, 2015
5:30 – 8:00 P.M.
Butler Elementary School

Please help us make Butler’s International Fair a success by volunteering for: Country Display/Table, Entertainment, Refreshments, and more (see below for more details).
Please visit to sign up.
Contact for more information.

 Please sign up no later than Wednesday, April 29th
Games / Crafts
  • Share a game or craft from your country at either your own Country Display table or at a community table.
  • Games can be either indoor or outdoor games.
Country Display / Table  (or US State*)
  • Please represent your heritage by organizing a country display table.
  • Arrive early to organize table materials that reflect the country’s culture. The Fair committee will provide everyone with a sign, map, and flag to color. (Tables are provided, but if you have your own folding table to bring it would be helpful.)
  • Ensure that someone is available at the country display table to answer questions.
  • Include a game or craft from your country at either your display or at a community table.
  • *Are you from a region of the country other than New England?  Display your pride in your home state.
  • Organize entertainment, or perform representing a country.
  • Organize dessert table.
  • Provide a typical dessert from your country (only desserts that do not need to be refrigerated or heated, please).
  • Create and organize an activity that relates to a country display table.
  • Sell raffle tickets at Fair.
  • Arrange raffle baskets (with donated money and items).
  • Create decorations and/or arrange pre-made decorations.
  • Set-up and clean pre and post Fair.

Please email with any questions or suggestions at

Thank You!!


The Butler PTA

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 PTA: Sostenendo l’educazione dei vostri 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):

انجمن اولیا و مربّیان باتلر: حامی‌ آموزش فرزند شما

Apoiando a educação do seu filho.

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

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

 Please help us celebrate the diversity of Butler by correcting translations,
or adding new ones! Volunteers assisted with the translations;
please forgive any errors. Email to:

Dear 2014-2015 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."


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