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Family Newsletter - June 20, 2022

In this newsletter you will find information about:Random Acts of Kindness Summer ChallengeSummer Reading Book ListsDiversity on YouTubeEnd of the Year Medication Pick Up

Summer Reading Lists 2022

The Summer Reading Lists are a joint project of the Belmont Public Schools and the Belmont Public Library. They are designed to encourage students in Belmont to make reading a habit, raising both thei...

Family Newsletter - May 31, 2022

In this newsletter you will find information about:Safety Measures at ButlerCMS Information Night for incoming parents - rescheduledNotes from the NurseUpcoming Dates

Family Newsletter - May 16, 2022

In this newsletter you will find information about:Chenery Middle School 5th Grade Parent Information NightSupervision on Play StructureBHS Asian Culture NightUpcoming Dates

Celebrate Abbie Dufault at the May 5 OTA Awards Ceremony

Congratulations Abbie Dufault! Butler Elementary School, Grade 1. Butler Elementary School Outstanding Teacher Award Recipient 2022COME CELEBRATE WITH MS. DUFAULT. Join the Foundation for Belmont Educ...

Family Newsletter - April 25, 2022

In this newsletter you will find information about: Neurodiversity & Virtual Author Visit, Welcome Nicole Dillon, Chenery Middle School 5th Grade Parent Information Night, Google Migration, BHS Sock D...

Family Newsletter - April 11, 2022

In this newsletter you will find information about placement for 22-23 school year, BHS sock drive, Butler Day at Belmont Books, dogs on school grounds, Grade 4 Strings concert, upcoming dates.

Family Newsletter - March 28, 2022

In this newsletter you will find information about:April 1st Parent/Guardian Workshop with McLean’s Hospital,Upcoming Events with the Foundation for Belmont Education,Grade 4 Strings & BHS Chamber Or...

Updates & Reminders from the Nurse

Read on to find important information about:Illness and Daily Symptom CheckingSeasonal AllergiesTesting Updates and InformationVaccine InformationNutrition Corner

Supporting Children Through Big Emotions Parent/Guardian Workshop with McLean’s Hospital

If missed today's workshop, please read below for information about the recording.

Family Newsletter- March 14, 2022

In this edition, you will find information about:Changes this weekMarch 15th Parent/Guardian Workshop with McLean’s HospitalFlip Flop ScheduleArrival & Dismissal RemindersUpcoming Dates

Update on Masks in School

Please read for important information about anticipated changes regarding masks in school.

Butler Family Newsletter - February 28, 2022

In this newsletter you will find resources for families focused on talking to your child about Ukraine, a parent workshop on Supporting Children Through Big Emotions, Masks and Safety, Parent Teacher ...

Butler School Report Card

February 17, 2022Dear Families:Every year, each public school and school district in Massachusetts receives a report card. Just as your child’s report card shows how they are doing in different ...

Update from the Nurse - February 13, 2022

 Update from the NurseValentine’s Day ReminderWith Valentine’s Day just around the corner, I have a very important reminder.If your child is planning to bring Valentines to school, pl...

Butler Family Newsletter - February 13, 2022

February 13, 2022Dear Butler Families,February has turned out to be quite a weather month! With snowstorms, ice storms, and 60 degree days, we have been through a lot of change! Things in the school f...

Butler Family Newsletter - January 31, 2022

 Dear Butler Families,I hope everyone enjoyed the big snowstorm and had a chance to get out and play in the snow, after first cleaning out! As I watched my two dogs running around, chasing each o...

Update from the Nurse - January 23, 2022

A reminder that MONDAY is Pool Testing drop off day at Butler.  Please check your student’s backpack for test kits and return them each Monday.  Remember to register the kit and cle...

Updates from the Nurse

Pool Testing Reminder - A reminder that MONDAY is Pool Testing drop off day at Butler. Remember that Pool Testing is for asymptomatic students and staff only. If your student is sick, review the sympt...

Family Newsletter - January 19, 2022

Dear Butler Families,We made it through the first few weeks of 2022 and I have enjoyed getting to know your children. I am grateful for the warm welcome many of you have given and look forward to meet...

Farewell Message from Principal Betancourt

It is hard to believe that my last day with you all is actually here. I am incredibly touched by the generous and loving outpouring of well wishes you have shared with me. I would like to thank all ...

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...
 

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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.