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Reminders from Our School Nurse

From Our School NurseDaily Symptom Check Please remember to do the Daily Symptom Checker each day that your child is scheduled to attend in person school. This will determine if your child is wel...

Butler Family Newsletter October 13, 2020

Dear Families,Thoughts on HybridOur first few days of hybrid learning were really wonderful.  Our teachers put a great deal into preparing for these first mornings, and it was truly amazing to ha...

Butler Family Phase II Information Night - October 5, 2020

Dear Families,Please click on the links below for resources from tonight's Family Information Night: Recording of the Butler Family Phase II Information Night Oct. 5, 2020 Slides from th...

Latest Butler Family Newsletter

Dear Families,This last full week of remote learning has been quite joyful.  While we have definitely had lots of tech glitches, we've also had lots of victories.  I've popped into s...

The First Day of School is Tomorrow!

Dear Butler Families, Tomorrow is our first day of school!!  We are excited, and know that it might be a bit bumpy as we all learn how to manage this new way of learning, and we ask for your...

Elementary Parent Information Night II

Elementary Parent Information Night II from September 14, 2020 recording and presentation is available now

Setting Up Your Learning Tools for School

Before the first day of school, please complete the action steps in order to be ready for the first day of school. 

Welcome to the New School Year, Butler Children!!

Dear Families,Here is the link to a special greeting our Butler grown-ups made for the children.  We are so excited to start this school year and cannot wait to start spending time with them...

Butler Family Back to School Message from Principal Betancourt

Dear Butler Families,Welcome to the new school year, which promises to be unlike any we've ever experienced.  I hope that you have been able to find time this summer for joy and relaxation wi...

Summer Family Read Together Book Selection

Book Lists and Discussion ResourcesSurvey 

Digital Programs and Resources for This Summer

Dear Families,I hope your summer vacation has gotten off to a good start.  I've been reflecting on how wonderful our last days were together, which was a true gift after such a difficult year...

Last Day of School Message for Our Butler Children (and you!) June 17, 2020

Dear Families,Here it is, the last day of school, and here's today's message for our Butler Children.To say it's been a challenging year is an understatement... and yet I'm still so gr...

Butler Virtual Color Day Slides for TOMORROW, June 16, 2020!!!

Dear Families,Here is a link to TOMORROW's Butler Virtual Color Day information, which includes the morning message for you to watch with your child(ren) tomorrow morning (link will be open b...

Important Message From the Butler School

Dear Butler Families,We are living in extraordinary and disturbing times.  While there is so much heaviness and pain right now, I wanted to reach out to let you know that we have been deep in tho...

June Butler Family Newsletter 2020

Upcoming Wednesday, June 10 Butler General PTA Meeting 7pm Monday, June 15 Butler 4th Grade Virtual Moving On Ceremony 10am Tuesday, June 16 Virtual Color Day - Butler Olympics all day Wed...

Wednesday Message for Our Butler Children May 6, 2020

Dear Families,Here is Wednesday's Message for our Butler Children.  It contains the project that our BSLC has been leading for the last few weeks to thank all of the many folks who are g...

Parent/Guardian Message from Principal Betancourt

Dear Families, Here is a link to a video message for you regarding today's news about school closure. Also here are some resources for you should you need them: To find food assistance, help paying bi...

Butler April Family Newsletter

Upcoming Friday, April 10 Butler PTA Virtual Dance Party 7pm Wednesday, April 15 Spirit Day! (theme tbd - look out for more during our morning messages!) Monday, May 4 First Day Back to Scho...

Letter to Families - Phase II

Dear Elementary Families, You and your child(ren) are in our hearts and we miss our school communities dearly. Thank you for your patience and support as we prepared for a new phase of remote learning...

Parent Support Groups

Parents Helping Parents. Parent Support Groups, are free, confidential, and anonymous. These groups serve as a safe place for parents to express frustrations and concerns about their children and fami...

Resources From Our Art and Music Teachers

Our Art and Music Teachers, Marissa Wakeen and Vickie Livermore, have gathered some resources for you to support and enrich your child(ren)’s time while they are apart from us here at school. Please ...

Video Greetings for Butler Children

Dear Families, Here is today's brief morning greeting for our Butler children. More questions answered!  Thank you for sending their messages to me.

Resources for Belmont Public Schools' Elementary Families

The Commissioner of Education has asked Massachusetts schools to provide educational support and enrichment. We are not providing the equivalent of a full school day or a distance learning program, an...

Message from Principal Betancourt

Dear Families,I know these are uncertain times, and it has been so heartening to see all of the ideas, support, and encouragement being shared and offered via different outlets.  We are continuin...

Superintendent Operational Update: Friday, March 13, 2020

Dear Families and Staff-Yesterday we announced the closing of our schools along with our neighboring cities and towns in an effort to make a regional impact on the spreading of COVID-19.I am writing t...

Update on School Closure

All schools will be closed from Friday, March 13, 2020 to Friday, March 27, 2020. During this time teachers will not be assigning work. As such, students do not need to return to school to gather mate...

Butler Event Cancellations

Dear Families,As described in Superintendent Phelan’s recent communication about school gatherings, below is a list of Butler specific events that are now cancelled.  It is our ho...

At Butler we strive to provide all students with three basic rights:

Each right rests upon, or is balanced by, a set of responsibilities which are accepted and acted upon by every segment of the school community: students, teachers, and parents.
The right to an excellent elementary education
Excellent elementary education
To come to school ready to learn and to work hard while here.
The right to attend a school where all children are respected
The right to attend a school
To respect both the adults and students with whom they work and play. Basic civility.
The right to attend a clean and safe school
Attend Our School Safely
To responsibly follow the rules which ensure everyone's safety, including taking care of the school building and the materials which are provided for learning.

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.