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January 2022

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 clearly label the tubes each week with your student’s full name and date of birth (not date of test) as it appears on the consent. Be sure that all information is clear and correct. All samples must be received by 10am on Monday. Late samples and samples received on days other than Monday will ...
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Family Newsletter - January 19, 2022

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 meeting more of you and working with you this year. I will be sending out a Butler Family Newsletter bimonthly with important information, upcoming dates, and helpful resources.  All my best, Julie
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Updates from the Nurse

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 symptom checker, keep your child home, fill out the absence form, and have your child tested outside of school. Receiving an email that you were part of a positive pool can cause stress to families.
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December 2021
Farewell Message from Principal Betancourt

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 of you and our PTA for putting together the amazing collection of letters, pictures, artwork, and cards. I plan to savor each creation over the coming days, once the dust settles and I can allow my emotions to follow their course. There is nothing that could have touched me more than your heartfelt...
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Interim Butler Principal Announcement

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 process, as interim searches often are not, I promised you at that time that we would “do our best to ensure that we hire the qualified and capable Principal that your children deserve.” I believe we have made good on that promise. I am pleased to announce the hiring of Ms. Julie Babson, the Interim...
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November 2021
Butler Family Updates November 22, 2021

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 DayGood news!  We filled our school bucket and we’re going to have a spirit day to celebrate! On Wednesday we will have “Awesome Accessories Day,” where everyone can wear as many fun accessories (scarves, necklaces, ties, bracelets, headbands, hair clips, belts, etc) as they like!W...
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Interim Principal - Search Update

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 Ms. Betancourt on this exciting news. While we will certainly miss her leadership of your child’s school, we want to assure you that we are doing everything in our power to ensure that the transition to a new Principal is as smooth as possible.
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Butler Family Newsletter - November 2021

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 welcome and valued.  In one small effort to reinforce this, I created the above message that includes almost all of the languages that have currently been identified as primary languages in our Butler homes.  The languages are displayed in order of prevalence within our community.  I use...
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October 2021

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 about today's safety drill. Primarily we focus on planning and practice.Planning:Our school has an Emergency Response Team made up of various staff members, and we meet at the beginning of the year to review procedures and plan for the year. We also dedicate time during a staff meeting at the be...
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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 experiencing cold-like symptoms. Because cold and flu symptoms are often very similar to COVID-19 symptoms, we all must continue to look at the  Daily Symptom Checker each day before school. This is vitally important to help stop the spread of COVID-19 as well as typical cold and flu illnesses in our co...
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