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Interim Butler Principal Announcement

In my last communication to you on 11/4/2021, I outlined the hiring process we would follow in order to fill the Interim Butler Principal position. Despite the fact that it was not a traditional proc...

Butler Family Updates November 22, 2021

FROM THE PRINCIPALDear Families,Just a few brief updates for you:Tuesday Menu ChangeFor Tuesday 11/23, change COLD option only to Ham & Cheese sandwich (instead of Turkey & Cheese)Spirit DayGo...

Butler Family Newsletter - November 2021

FROM THE PRINCIPALDear Families,As we continue our Equity work both as a school and a district, one of the major goals is to ensure that we have a warm and inclusive community where everyone feels wel...

Interim Principal - Search Update

As you know from her recent announcement, Ms. Betancourt will be moving to London, UK in January, 2022. Her last formal day in Belmont will be Friday, 12/23/2021. I am sure you join me in supporting...

Safety Drills at Butler

Safety Drills and Emergency PreparednessWe take safety very seriously, and I’d like to share some of the things we do to ensure our preparedness in case of an emergency, including to inform you ...

Updates from the Butler School Nurse - October 2021

Updates from the Butler School Nurse Illness and Symptom CheckingFamilies, we need your help! With the cold and flu season upon us (yes, already!), we are seeing an increase in students experienc...

Butler Family Newsletter - October 25, 2021

FROM THE PRINCIPALDear Families,I have been so incredibly touched by the outpouring of kind messages and well wishes upon the news of my upcoming move to the UK due to my husband's new position.&n...

Recap of Today's Pilot Pool Testing at Butler

Thanks very much to our school nurse, Lisa Harteveldt, and BPS Director of Nursing, Beth Rumley for all of their work to organize the pilot of pool testing today, which was the first among all of our ...

Elementary Affinity Groups

Dear Butler Families,We are thrilled to share that we will be forming affinity groups at each of our elementary schools. Affinity groups are designated “safe spaces,” intended to support a...

Butler Fun Run 2021

 Sponsored by Butler PTAWho: Butler Students (K-4)Where: Students grades 1-4 run a circuit around the Butler school. Kindergarteners run inside the tent.When: Wednesday, October 20...

Parent-Teacher Conferences, Fall 2021 Session

The Butler School is registering parent/teacher conferences online. Conferences begin on Wednesday, October 20th. Registration for all conferences opens on Friday, October 8th and closes on Friday, Oc...

Butler Family Newsletter - September 27, 2021

FROM THE PRINCIPALDear Families,We have gotten off to a wonderful start and we're looking forward to spending some time with you later this week at Curriculum Night (more details below!).  Ou...

Welcome to the New School Year at Butler!

FROM THE PRINCIPALDear Families,We are positively thrilled to be opening our doors to the children this week and are excited to begin this new school year together!  I truly hope you have been ab...

Butler Family Summer Update from Principal Betancourt - August 13, 2021

From the PrincipalDear Butler Families,I sincerely hope you have all been able to find some rest and relaxation this summer, as well as some joy.  Most of all, I hope you are staying safe and hea...

Butler Family June Newsletter

From the PrincipalDear Families,Today and every day, our hope is that every member of our community feels cherished, valued, and supported.  It is important that we create and nurture an inclusiv...

Butler Multicultural Week is coming!

Flag Craft Night will be on Monday May 24 at 6:30 pm (zoom link coming in an email that morning). Supplies will be coming this week (keep an eye out for a manila envelope).  Please choose your flag pr...

Late April Butler Family Newsletter

From the PrincipalDear Families,I hope you all had a safe and enjoyable spring break.  There were so many beautiful days that help us to feel hopeful for spring and better days ahead.  Our f...

Hurray for our First Day!

Dear Families,What a wonderful day!After over a year out of our building, it was sure exciting to have the in person learners back together for the whole day!  The beautiful and cheery signs that...

Butler Family April Newsletter 2021: Spring School Starts Tomorrow!

From the PrincipalDear Butler Families,With the sunshine and appearance of daffodils, it is certainly feeling like spring.  I hope you all are as excited as we are to be having full days of live ...

Butler Family Newsletter November 23, 2020

From the PrincipalDear Families,While there are so many things that are disheartening in the world right now, I'd like to just take a moment to focus on one of the brightest spots in my world: YOU...

The Butler Virtual Fun Run is Next Week! Let's Earn a Movie Lunch!!!

Dear Families,    Our Butler Bobcat is getting excited for the Fun Run!  We hope you are too!A couple of things:1) Make sure to register your child and spread the word to frie...

FIRST EVER BUTLER VIRTUAL FUN RUN IS ONE WEEK AWAY!!!

I don't know about you, but we are really getting excited here at school for our first ever Virtual Butler Fun Run!!!We watched this fabulously produced video during Morning Announcements and we need ...

BUTLER FUN RUN 2020!!

Check out this video from Butler Teachers!The first ever VIRTUAL Fun Run is happening! If you are new to Butler, the Fun Run is an annual event that provides a fun, healthy way to raise money for...

Parent-Teacher Conferences, Spring 2020 Session

The Butler School is registering parent/teacher conferences online. Conferences begin on Wednesday, March 4th. Registration for all conferences opens on Wednesday, February 12th and closes on Friday, ...

December Butler Family Newsletter

Upcoming Friday, December 13 PTA Family Art Show 6-7pm   Monday, December 16 Wellness Committee 3-4pm Monday, December 23 - Wednesday, January 1 NO SCHOOL - WINTER RECESS Friday,...

Butler Family Newsletter - November 19, 2019

Upcoming Monday, November 25 Grade 4 Field Trip to Harvard Museum Wellness Committee Meeting Wednesday, November 27 early release @ 11:40 for Thanksgiving Thursday and Friday, November 28 &am...

Butler Family Newsletter November 5, 2019

Upcoming Wednesday, November 6 early release @ 11:40 for parent conferences   Thursday, November 7 Grade 3 MIT Trip - Mr. Tavares Friday, November 8 Veterans Day Assembly 10:30am Mond...

Fun Run Thank You!

Last Friday, the Butler students and staff, were joined by many parents, siblings and friends, while they jogged, walked, sprinted, skipped (or a combination of all 4) their way to the finish of the 6...

FUN RUN is rescheduled for Friday, October 25!!!

DUE TO RAIN FORECASTED FOR WEDNESDAY, THE FUN RUN HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED FOR FRIDAY, OCTOBER 25TH!!! If you haven't registered your child yet, there is still time to sign up!  Please visit:   https://ww...
 

Statement of Purpose:

Rights and Responsibilities
 
 

The Daniel Butler School is dedicated to providing a school community where students will acquire the foundational skills, knowledge, and behaviors needed for life-long learning. We believe this can best be achieved in an environment characterized by mutual respect and shared responsibility. Our success will be built on a partnership of teachers who are committed to their profession and families who ensure their children come to school ready to learn.