Family Newsletter - June 20, 2022
20 June 2022

Family Newsletter - June 20, 2022

Dear Butler Families,

We have made it to the end of another memorable school year! Students and staff are clearing out, sending home, and cleaning up these last few days, which are always a bittersweet time. There’s excitement for the summer, but sadness in leaving behind classmates and teachers we have grown close to. The fourth graders and their families participated in the Moving On Ceremony on Friday, with a special guest speaker of former Principal Danielle Betancourt! We have our final spirit day Tuesday which will be Jersey Day - wear a sports jersey or anything Butler/Belmont. Wednesday is the last day of school with dismissal at 11:40am.  

All my best,

Julie

Random Acts of Kindness Summer Challenge

We are so excited for summer. We know this can be a time when kids are super active, but many of them can sink into the couch and spend too much time on technology. Fear not! We have a fun challenge for your kids to help keep them active, on task and away from technology so they can experience all the wonderful things summer has to offer! Download the 2022 Summer Challenge and get started right away!

Summer Reading Book Lists

K - 2

2 - 3 

4 - 5 

And here is a link to the Summer Reading News posting on the web site

Diversity on YouTube

As shared on Common Sense Media website, “The media we consume has a profound influence on how we see, understand, and treat people, both those within and different from our own race or ethnicity. And research shows a connection between kids' healthy self-esteem and positive portrayals in media. They look for cues in their social environment to develop and shape their understanding of ethnic-racial groups.” 

Use this link to find channels, available in the separate YouTube Kids app, feature diverse characters and creators -- reviewed by Common Sense Media's affiliated partner Sensical -- and offer meaningful, positive content for kids age 2 to 10.

End of the Year Medication Pickup 

Please remember that all student medications in the clinic need to be picked up by parents on or before the last day of school or they will be discarded. No medications can be stored in the school over the summer. EpiPens that have not been picked up by the last school day will be sent home in your child’s backpack.

I am happy to arrange appointments in the fall before school starts for medication drop off and updated health discussions as needed. Feel free to email me if you would like to schedule an appointment. I do check email periodically over the summer but will not be at school until just before the start of school in September.

Physicals for Current 3RD Grade Students Updated physicals are required for all students entering 4th grade. If you would like to send in your child’s most recent physical dated after January 1 2022, please feel free to do so before the end of the school year.  

Thank you for your continued partnership as we navigate these challenging times. 

Stay well!

Lisa Harteveldt BSN, RN

lharteveldt@belmontschools.net