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February 2022
Butler School Report Card

Butler School Report Card

February 17, 2022Dear Families:Every year, each public school and school district in Massachusetts receives a report card. Just as your child’s report card shows how they are doing in different subjects, the school’s report card is designed to show families how our school is doing in different areas. A link to our school’s report card is available at  https://reportcards.doe.mass.edu/2021/00260015.   The report card includes multiple measures of a school’s ...
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Butler Family Newsletter - February 13, 2022

Butler Family Newsletter - February 13, 2022

February 13, 2022Dear Butler Families,February has turned out to be quite a weather month! With snowstorms, ice storms, and 60 degree days, we have been through a lot of change! Things in the school feel like they are settling down now after a memorable January and we will hit the 100th day of school on Monday, in addition to Valentine’s Day and the kickoff to Random Acts of Kindness Week. In this newsletter you will find information about: Random Acts of Kindness Week and Spirit Day ...
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Update from the Nurse - February 13, 2022

Update from the Nurse - February 13, 2022

 Update from the NurseValentine’s Day ReminderWith Valentine’s Day just around the corner, I have a very important reminder.If your child is planning to bring Valentines to school, please keep in mind our food policy and avoid sending in candy or treats. This is for both the health and safety of all students at the Butler School, including those with life threatening food allergies and other health conditions. Thank you for your attention to this and for keeping our students hea...
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January 2022

Butler Family Newsletter - January 31, 2022

 Dear Butler Families,I hope everyone enjoyed the big snowstorm and had a chance to get out and play in the snow, after first cleaning out! As I watched my two dogs running around, chasing each other, and trying to catch snowballs this weekend, I realized that we all need to take advantage of these moments and be a kid again and just have fun playing outside in the snow. No phones, no computers, relax, and recharge. Friday was the 90th day of school and Tuesday marks the Lunar New Year, the...
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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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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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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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