Address: Butler Elementary School
90 White St,
Belmont, MA 02478
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Just a few brief updates for you:
For Tuesday 11/23, change COLD option only to Ham & Cheese sandwich (instead of Turkey & Cheese)
Good 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!
Please remember that Wednesday is an early dismissal.
An email went out this afternoon directly to family email addresses regarding our new testing procedures. On November 29, 2021, ALL Routine COVID Safety checks (pooled testing) throughout the district will be switched over to the take-home nasal swab collection. We will no longer be performing in-school nasal swab collection during the school day. If your child is participating, please remember to perform the swab test in the morning before school on MONDAYS (Monday is Butler's collection day).
Thank you to our parent volunteers and Sylvia Limm for organizing our Fun Run Dance Party. We had a great time dancing up a storm!
As we approach Thanksgiving, I’d like to both share my deep gratitude for all of you, as well as an excerpt from a blogpost I came across:
Here at Native Hope, we hope that this Thanksgiving, the hearts of all people, Native and non-Native, are filled with hope, healing, and a desire to dismantle the barriers—physical, economic, educational, psychological, and spiritual— that divide us and oppress us.
This time of year, and these two holidays, Thanksgiving and Native American Heritage Day, give us the opportunity to reflect on our collective history and to celebrate the beauty, strength, and resilience of the Native tribes of North America.
We remember the generosity of the Wampanoag tribe to the helpless settlers.
We remember the hundreds of thousands of Native Americans who lost their lives at the hands of colonialists and the genocide of whole tribes.
We remember the vibrant and powerful Native descendants, families, and communities that persist to this day throughout the culture and the country.
We remember people like Sharice Davids and Interior Secretary, Debra Haaland who became the first Native American woman to serve as cabinet secretary.
And last but not least, we remember all of the friends and family of Native Hope who have embraced our mission of healing and storytelling. We give thanks to you and for your support!
I wish you all peace and good health.
With sincere gratitude,
Danielle Betancourt, Principal