I am so happy to have this change in the weather. It finally feels like Fall is on its way in. We have had a productive week. Teachers and students seem to have settled in. Students are getting a little better about wearing their badges.
We do have a few students who are not wearing their badges regularly. Badges are expected to be worn every day. They should be on a lanyard and worn where they can be easily seen. Please remind your children to have their badge and wear it every day. Students can get another badge with 25 Bruins Bucks through the Main Office..
Midterms – Midterm Progress Reports have been posted to Skyward. To view and/or print a copy of your student’s Progress Report, login to your Family Access account in Skyward. If you do not have a device to see this information, please contact the main office at 801-826-6800.
Parent-Teacher Conferences -Parent-Teacher Conferences will be held September 27th and 28th from 4:00 to 7:45 p.m. We will be having in person appointments on Tuesday the 27th and then virtual (Zoom or phone) appointments on Wednesday September 28th. Watch for more information about this and a parent letter with the information about signing up for a time. It should be coming the first part of next week.
Build-A-Bruin – We’re excited about our Build-A-Bruin program this year. This has been very popular in past years. Below is how it works:
10-piece Bear puzzle for every day classes OR a 5-piece Bear puzzle for every other day classes. A puzzle piece is added each time a 1st period class has 85% attendance.
When a bear is complete, the class receives a certificate, a small treat for the class, and an announcement will be made. The class will spin the Build-A-Bruin wheel for prizes (mechanical pencils, chips, 5 Bruin Bucks, and many others). The puzzle will then be reused to earn additional certificates and rewards. This will continue through the remainder of the year. The following classes earned a Build-A-Bruin Bear this week:
Ms. Dunleavy B Day
Please support our school and our students by joining the PTSA. Parents, teachers, and students can join for $7 per year. https://butlermiddle.memberhub.com/store?limit=21&live=true
We need help on the board of directors for some positions for this year and next and are looking for people to chair events and/or provide support for specific events. Join and then email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Get your Spirit Wear purchased before the order deadline September 15: Black hoodies and blue and/or white t-shirts https://butlermiddle.memberhub.com/store?limit=21&live=true
PTSA Reflections deadline is October 11th. The theme this year is “Show Your Voice”. To enter visit https://www.utahpta.org/ref
September 20 PTSA Partnership with Zupas 4 PM-9 PM (see attached flyer)
September 23 Picture Make-Up Day
September 27 Parent Teacher Conferences; 4:00-7:45 p.m., in person
September 28 Parent Teacher Conferences; 4:00-7:45 p.m., virtual/phone
September 30 No School
October 10-14 College Week
October 12 SCC Meeting; 3:30 p.m. Main Office Conference Room
October 19 End of 1st Term
October 20 and 21 Fall Recess
October 24-28 Red Ribbon Week
After School Activities
Bruins Den Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday; 3:00-4:00 p.m.
Cross Country Tuesday and Thursday; 3:00-4:00 p.m.
Math Help Tuesday and Thursday; 3:00-4:00 p.m.
Robotics/Lego League Thursday; 3:00-4:00 p.m.
Parent Resources – Each week I try to send home various articles or links that I think parents might find useful. This is just a resource that you as a parent might find interesting. Sometimes I share my thoughts about it; sometimes I just share. It takes a village to raise our children and to keep them safe. I hope some of what I am able to send is helpful.
So, this week the first is an article from the New York Times Magazine related to teens and anxiety. Why Are More American Teenagers Than Ever Suffering From Severe Anxiety? – The New York Times.(see attachment)
The second is a website, Common Sense Media, www.commonsensemedia.org. This has some great information for parents on books, tv, games, movies, etc. Raising children is difficult and the middle school years are fraught with hormones and emotions. Hopefully this will help you navigate some of the rough things.
Comcast Flyer (see attached)
Thank you for all that you do. If you are feeling that more than normal anxiety or stress is happening, please let us know. You can contact a teacher, the counselors, or the administration. Please let us know if you have questions or concerns. We are here to help.
Have a great day and remember . . .
It’s always a GREAT day to be a BRUIN!
Ms. Paula Logan
Butler Middle School
Ongoing Items: These items have been mentioned before and serve as a reminder:
Bruins Den – September 20, 21, and 22. We offer homework help after school on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. This runs from 3:00 to 4:00 PM in the GREAT Room. All students are welcome to attend and work on their homework. Two teachers are present to supervise and assist students.
We Need Your Help!
PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE – Slow down in all school zones and watch for students at all crosswalks! Our children are so precious and we need to watch out for them. THANK YOU!
Student Check-Out – please call ahead to notify the office that you are checking out your student. An ID must be presented to the attendance secretary in the main office. You may then return to your vehicle or wait in the front vestibule for your student.
Doctor/Dentist Excusals – if your student has a doctor/dentist appointment, please send in a note from the doctor/dentist to excuse the absence (E). We cannot excuse an absence without a note from the doctor/dentist. We can mark that it is guardian excused with a G.
Excusing Students – if your child will not be attending school, please contact the attendance office via email/phone to excuse them. Our Attendance line is (801) 826-6810 or you can contact our Attendance Secretary at email@example.com.
Food/Item Deliveries –As for food items, only individual lunches delivered by a parent will be delivered to a student and should only be when a student forgets to bring a lunch. We do not accept food deliveries from outside vendors for students. Deliveries of school items will be announced for students to come down or possibly sent to the classroom. Balloons or flowers or items that disrupt the school day are kept in the Main Office until the end of the day. Thank you for your understanding.