Family Newsletter - May 16, 2022
16 May 2022

Family Newsletter - May 16, 2022


Dear Butler Families,

I hope you are all enjoying the beautiful weather we’re having. Hopefully it is here to stay! This week beging Math MCAS testing for 3rd and 4th graders. There are a lot of upcoming events here at Butler!

In this newsletter you will find information about:

  • Chenery Middle School 5th Grade Parent Information Night

  • Supervision on Play Structure

  • BHS Asian Culture Night

  • Upcoming Dates

All my best,

Chenery Middle School 5th Grade Parent Information Night

Chenery Middle School will be hosting an incoming fifth grade parent/guardian information night on May 25th from 6:00-7:00 pm in our auditorium. This will be for adults only (no students). Students will be provided tours in late spring and again in August. For this evening event, administration will welcome families who may be new to our school, provide an overview of what to expect at CMS in the grade 5 year, as well as provide time for questions and answers from parents. Here are some helpful documents as well. 

Student Question Answer Document   

Incoming Fifth Grade Transition Timeline  

Grade 5 Parent Consideration (due May 31st)

Supervision on Play Structure

As a friendly reminder, the official start of the school day is 8:35am when the bell rings. While Butler staff may be outside at that time, they are responsible for helping students line up and walk into the building. Children who are playing on the play structure are still under parent/guardian supervision. Much is the same at the end of the day after the school day ends at 2:50pm. We welcome children and families to use the play structure area before and after school, but want to make sure everyone is safe.  

BHS Asian Culture Night - Friday, May 20, 2022

You know what’s better than boba, dancing, singing, fashion shows, free prizes, game shows, or kick-butt martial arts demonstrations? The answer: all of these things at one event! Join us on Friday, May 20th at 6 PM in the BHS auditorium for Asian Culture Night in a celebration of the diversity of Asian culture this AAPI heritage month. Whether it’s a heart-pulling traditional guzheng instrumental performance or a high-energy K-pop dance break, there’s something for everyone at Asian Culture Night!

Ticket Prices: 
Student - $7
Adult - $12
2 & under - free

Doors open at 5:30 PM, show begins at 6 PM
To reserve tickets or ask questions, email us at

Asian Culture Night is a long-standing tradition of the Asian American Club, a fundraising event that brings the Belmont community together for an evening of quality performances from fellow students and local performers, showcasing a mixture of traditional and modern acts featuring martial arts, dance, traditional instrumental performances, and more. The event will also include raffles and a concession stand with boba and other snacks to keep audience members engaged throughout the show! 

We aim to share aspects of our club members’ cultures that they may not usually have the opportunity to share at the high school, in order to promote unity through diversity. Through this show, we hope to uphold these goals and show the community in Belmont and neighboring towns the diversity of Asia, celebrating it as a culturally rich continent rather than as one monolithic group.

Upcoming Dates

5/16-5/17 Grade 3 Math MCAS
5/19-5/20 Grade 4 Math MCAS
5/23 School Advisory Council Meeting 7-8pm
5/25 Early Release at 11:40am
5/30 Memorial Day - NO SCHOOL
6/3 Fourth Graders visit Chenery Middle School
6/14 Color Day! (Rain date 6/16)
6/17 Moving On Ceremony @ 9am in the gym