PTA Family Newsletter March 2021

Thanks to Mr. Mann, Ms. Wakeen, and Sarah Aldy for a fabulous Art Night! We have many events coming up during the next several weeks like the Virtual Spring “Glow” Dance on Friday, March 19 and Math and Science Night. We hope to see you soon! Butler PTA is stronger with YOU. Please reach out to butlerpta@gmail.com if you are interested in becoming more involved. No matter how much time you have to give, your participation will benefit our community.

All Our Best,

Stephanie Crement and Megan Olowinski
Butler PTA Co-Presidents

In this newsletter, you will find information about:
1. Upcoming Events:  
- PTA Board Meeting - 3/18 (All are welcome!)
- Virtual Spring Glow Dance - 3/26
- Save the Date:  Food Trucks and Math and Science Night - 4/9
- Save the Date:  Virtual Talent Show - 4/30
- Save the Date:  International Week - 5/4
- PTA Calendar for the rest of the school year
2. Supporting Our Butler Staff Members 
3. In-School Enrichment
4. Families of Fourth Graders:  Moving On Announcements
5. DEI Committee
6. Ballot Information

For updates and information, please also check the PTA section of the Butler website, and join our Facebook pages: Daniel Butler PTA and Butler Elementary Belmont MA Parents.  

★ 1. Upcoming Events

PTA Board Meeting - 3/18 from 7 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. (All are welcome!)

Join our Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83853723139?pwd=UWZwUnJSQXhRc254bEhwWWtkRlBkUT09
Meeting ID: 838 5372 3139
Passcode: butlerpta

Virtual Spring Glow Dance - Friday, 3/26 at 7 p.m.
Let’s glow crazy, Butler!  Special Guest DJ Mr. Baumgartner, professional aide at Butler, will get us dancing!

Glow stick necklaces will be distributed this week to students who come to school in person. They will be in a bin labeled “Butler PTA” outside the school beginning, Monday, 3/22 for students who do school remotely to pick up.

Save the Date: Food Trucks - 4/9 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Pangea Cuisine - churros, tacos, nachos, tamales, and more! Visit www.bestfoodtrucks.com/butler. 15% of sales goes to Butler PTA. Please plan to pre-order to ensure that we have enough orders for the truck to come. Ordering will open on April 4.

Save the Date: Math and Science Night - 4/9 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Interested in helping out with this virtual event? Email Eric Perkins at ejperkins76@gmail.com.

Save the Date: Virtual Talent Show - 4/30 
Details coming soon! We can’t wait to see your amazing talents! Email Chris Heuisler at chris.heuisler@gmail.com with questions.

Save the Date: Multicultural Week - May 24-28
We are so excited for our Butler Virtual Multicultural Week! We are looking for your participation and hope you will share your culture with us! We are looking for videos of you reading a book from your culture, playing some music, cooking national food, teaching us some words in your native language, or anything else you would like to share about your culture. Additionally, we are looking for volunteers who are tech savvy and could help us with the editing and organizing of this material. Please email Mariola Magovcevic at mmagovcevic@hotmail.com if you are interested. 

PTA Events Calendar for the rest of the school year
Check out our Events Calendar for the remainder of the year. Don't forget to mark your calendars!

★ 2. Supporting our Butler Staff

Thanks to all who donated snacks and drinks for our Butler staff members!  If you are still interested and able to donate snacks, please email Ms. Quinn at mquinn@belmont.k12.ma.us to arrange a drop off time.



★ 3. In-School Enrichment

Kindergarten and First Grade Virtual Author Visit
On March 5 and 10, author Sam Wedelich virtually visited K and 1st grade classrooms to read her new book, Chicken Little and the Big Bad Wolf.  The PTA, in partnership with Belmont Books, coordinated this visit. If you would like to purchase a copy of Chicken Little and the Big Bad Wolf through Belmont Books, click here: https://www.belmontbooks.com/book/9781338359008.



★ 4. Families of Fourth Graders: Moving On Committee Announcements

1. Yearbook and Slideshow photos are due March 19.
2. Please contribute $20 by April 16.

You can either: 
- Conveniently pay using the PTA Pay Pal account.
- Pay cash or check (made out to “Butler PTA”) to the Main Office where there will be an envelope labeled “MOVING ON 2021”.
- Drop it off at 827 BELMONT STREET labeled with your child’s name. 
- Drop it in the secure lockbox/mailbox which is located to the right of the side entrance to Butler by  the parking lot.

Questions or interested in joining the Moving On Team? Email sclafani555@gmail.com or BUTLERMOVINGON2021@gmail.com.

★ 5. Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee

The Butler PTA is committed to helping create and foster a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment for our community. We would like to create a committee that would bring together Butler parents (and potentially other Butler community members) who are interested in finding creative and meaningful ways to improve diversity, equity, and inclusion throughout the school and broader community. If you are interested, please send us an email with the subject line “DEI Committee” to butlerpta@gmail.com.

★ 6. Ballot Information

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, absentee ballots for the April 6 Town Election are available to anyone who prefers to Vote-By-Mail rather than in-person. Click here for information from the Town Clerk and an Absentee Ballot Application.  Absentee ballot requests must be returned no later than March 31 in order to vote in the April 6 election.