Bobcat Observer

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Bobcat Observer August 2018


I am so excited to see all my old friends and meet all my new friends in just a couple of weeks! I’ve missed you guys this summer. I feel lucky to be a part of this awesome community of students, families, teachers and education support professionals.  I am sure you will be impressed as I am at the level of commitment the Butler staff has to help each child achieve, feel successful and love school.

I encourage each of you to get involved and look forward to working with you to help your child have a great experience at Butler this year.  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the office, I would be glad to speak with you by phone or in person.

I invite you to stay up-to-date on all Butler happenings by providing an email address during the online registration process so you can receive our weekly bulletin, bookmarking our school website at the link below and “liking” us on FaceBook (link below).

School Website & FaceBook Page

Our school website is an excellent source for everything you need to know about Butler. Visit our website regularly to get up to date information about Butler, the PTA, and the School Community Council.  You can also “like” us on FaceBook to keep up with school events.

Another Faculty Change for 2018-2019

Yet another faculty change for the new year. We are sad to say that our friend Ms. Jones has taken a teaching position much closer to her home (which is practically in Wyoming). For the last year and a half, she has been making a nearly 50-mile trip each way in sun or rain or snow.  She is an amazing teacher and she will be missed. I am very happy to report that we were lucky to find a super-talented teacher to fill her position.  Her name is Ms. Mingl. She has been teaching 5th grade at another school in our district for the last five years.  I know our fifth graders will enjoy being in her classroom. Among other things, she is really a whiz with computers and technology.  If you pay close attention, you will notice her Australian accent.  She grew up in Australia. Just ask her how to say “H” or “Z”.

Job Openings

I have 3-4 more part-time job openings for instructional aides.  Each of these positions is from 17-20 hours per week. We are looking for a kindergarten aide, a behavioral assistant, a PlayWorks instructor and a small-group instructional aid.  Pay is between $10 and $12 per hour.  If you are interested, please send a resumé to me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Online Registration

All new and returning students need to register online. New students will need to come into the office before completing online registration. You will use your Guardian Skyward Family Access ID and Password to begin the online-registration process at Once logged in, simply follow the prompts and make personal identification updates as needed. 

A link to our family handbook is part of your online registration information.  I encourage you to read through the entire handbook. Please note the following extra important items:

Communication                                                                                                  p. 4

School Hours                                                                                                      p. 5

Student Conduct                                                                                                 p. 14-15

Safe Walking Routes                                                                                          p. 19-20

Parking Lot/Drop-off & Pick-up Procedures                                                       p. 21-22

School Security                                                                                                  p. 23

You will find our school bully prevention program on our webpage at:

Upcoming Events

August 21st  Back-to-School Night Open House  4:00-6:00

August 22nd First day of school for 1st-5th graders

August 27th  First day of school for kindergarten

Daily Start Times
AM Kindergarten and Grades 1-5 Warning Bell 8:20 AM
AM Kindergarten and Grades 1-5 Tardy Bell 8:25 AM
PM Kindergarten 12:20 PM (11:20 on Friday)

Dismissal Monday - Thursday
AM Kindergarten 11:05 AM
PM Kindergarten and Grades 1-5 3:00 PM

Dismissal Friday
AM Kindergarten 10:25 AM
PM Kindergarten and Grades 1-5 1:20 PM

Supplemental Kindergarten Students
Monday-Friday 8:20-3:00
Friday 8:20-1:20