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Butler Family Newsletter - January 18, 2021

Butler Family Newsletter - January 18, 2021

From the PrincipalDear Families,This morning I had the honor of virtually attending the Belmont 2021 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Virtual Community Celebration, hosted by the Belmont Human Rights Commission and Belmont Against Racism.  It was both moving and inspiring.  A powerful video created by former Belmont High School students was featured during the event, and the keynote speaker, Boston Globe Associate Editor and Columnist, Renee Graham, gave a thought-provoking speech ...
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Message from Principal Betancourt

Dear Families,The events yesterday in our nation's capital were disturbing in and of themselves, and even more so during a time when we're all already stretched beyond our limits.  I write to check in with you, to share my hope that you are ok, and to let you know that we did our best today to make sure the children were ok and felt safe with us too.This morning before school, our School Psychologist, Jess Eisner, our Social Worker, Molly Quinn, and I offered a meeting wit...
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Nurse's Notes for Butler Families January 15, 2021

Thank you for all that you continue to do to ensure the health and safety of our Butler community. I understand that these are ongoing challenging and stressful times but it is imperative that we all continue to do our part to protect the health of our school community.Daily Symptom CheckingPlease remember to review the Symptom Checker every day before school.If your child is experiencing symptoms, has been identified as a close contact, or has traveled outside of Massachusetts, be sure to keep ...
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December 2020

Butler Family Newsletter December 18, 2020

From the PrincipalDear Families,As we bid farewell to 2020, we can look optimistically towards the horizon of 2021.  While it has been an impossibly difficult year, I can honestly say that encountering these trials has allowed me the privilege of seeing so much good in this special community.  You have truly been the silver lining on an extremely gloomy cloud, and honestly every kind and thoughtful message I have received from you (particularly knowing how hard this has been on yo...
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Important Holiday Travel Reminder For Families

Important Holiday Travel Reminder For FamiliesDear Butler Community, Thank you for your ongoing efforts to provide a safe environment for everyone in our school. Following the Thanksgiving break, we ask that you continue these efforts by adhering to our guidelines and the state travel ban. Please Review Prior To Your Child’s Return to School on Monday 12/7 HAVE YOU TRAVELLED OUT OF STATE? Currently, the only state that is NOT considered high risk is Hawaii.The Massachusetts trav...
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Reminders from Principal Betancourt December 4, 2020

Dear Butler Families,We're looking forward to tonight's festivities and to welcoming children participating in the hybrid model back into our building next week.Cohort Days:Here are the Cohort Days as a reminder for you: Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday 7 A 8 A 9 A 10 B 11 B 14 A 15 A 16 B 17 B 18 B 21 A 22 A 23 B  ...
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November 2020

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 and the Butler Community.  The families in the Butler Community seem to have the biggest, most kind hearts, which you share generously.  Whether you have sent a warm message, decorated our spaces, sent treats to teachers, sought out ways to support one another, or have just been pati...
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BUTLER FUN RUN 2020!!

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 our school. This year, our Fun Run will be virtual.  We encourage each student to register (more info on that next year) and to run during the week of November 23.  But first, we want to hear from you! Record your child saying how they'll make the Fun Run FUN this year. Film hori...
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The Butler Virtual Fun Run is Next Week! Let's Earn a Movie Lunch!!!

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 friends and family!Register:  https://www.getmovinfundhub.com/loginSchool Identifier: 5d4c57a2934a52) Take a picture of your child wearing her/his/their headband (horizontal orientation) and send it to chris.heuisler@gmail.com by Saturday!!*Every class that exceeds their fundraising goal will get t...
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October 2020

Butler Family Newsletter October 30, 2020

From the PrincipalDear Families,Snow today!?!? Well, of course, because the new normal is that every day brings a surprise.  I want to take this opportunity to thank you, profoundly, for how incredibly kind and supportive you have been.  Knowing how much you have to manage, the amount of care, empathy, and understanding you have shown is deeply appreciated.  During these complex and challenging times, we can either lift each other up, or tear each other apart.  I'm so gra...
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