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The Bruin Bite — 29 October


Well, the Butler Bruins have done it again!  We saw some pretty amazing costumes today.  Every year I think I’ve seen “the best ever” and then I see costumes like we saw today.  We had a lot of the “classics” and several I haven’t seen before.  There were several pajama onesies that looked dairy and comfortable.  Thank you parents for sharing your children with us.  A big thank you to our students, they showed a ton of school spirit and also respect.  Respect for school policies and guidelines.  I am proud to be a part of this wonderful school and community. 

The BMS Veterans’ Wall – Each year Butler Middle School puts up a Veterans’ Wall.  This is a tradition to honor the people who have served in the various branches of the military.  It can be anyone who is special to you and your family—a close friend, family, a neighbor, etc.  We will be posting the name of each Veteran, a picture, the branch of service, years of service, name of the conflict or war during which the Veteran served, and the name of the person submitting and the relationship (friend, uncle, GG grandfather, mom, neighbor, etc)Names are submitted to Mrs. Van Haaften in the media center.  Students can talk with their social studies teachers about this as well.  We have been collecting names and hanging them up on our Veterans’ Wall.  Names will stay up through Veterans’ Day, November 11th.  We also use the information to put together a slideshow and have an assembly to recognize our BMS Veterans.  For this assembly our band, orchestra and choir are learning (and will be performing) some patriotic songs.  It is a GREAT opportunity to recognize some of the people who have sacrificed for our county and for our rights and freedoms.  If you have someone in your life who has served, we encourage you to submit that information. Thank you!


Remote-Learning Fridays As a reminder, November marks the start of a temporary shift to Remote-Learning Fridays in Canyons School District.  Starting November 5th, six Fridays — one a month for six months — will be set aside for online learning or independent study. Remote Fridays are days of learning. Students are expected to use the time for independent learning  and will be provided with learning packets or assignments on CSD’s common learning management system Canvas. BMS Remote Learning Days.docx.pdf  Teachers will be at the school working and will use the time to create lesson plans and work one-on-one with students. Staff will also be working on these days. The six Remote-Learning Fridays are November 5, 2021, December 3, 2021, January 7, 2022, February 11, 2022, March 25, 2022, and April 22, 2022 (except Brighton High School). More information can be found at canyonsdistrict.org.



  • Make sure to purchase your Memory Books before the price increases! Purchase them now through the BMS Main Office for $25.
  • We have a Memory Book Cover Contest going on.  Get your entries in by the due date November 30, 2021.
  • Thank you to all that volunteered for Reality Town. It was a great success! We could not have done this without you. 
  • Watch for our November Partnership Night. More details to come..


Parent Resources – We are moving into a busy time of year.  I encourage you to take the time to enjoy those around you by setting up a device free dinner.  Invite your family to check their many devices at the door and spend a meal talking, sharing upcoming events, and/or just catching up.  Check out these two videos!

Build-A-Bruin  – The following classes earned a Build-A-BruinBear this week:

  • Ms. Bradshaw
  • Ms. Clyde
  • Ms. Leonard
  • Mr. Sanderson

Upcoming Events

  • November 3                            Book Blitz; GREAT Room
  • November 4                            Earthquake Drill
  • November 5                            Remote Learning Friday
  • November 10                          Netsmartz
  • November11                           Veteran’s Day Assembly
  • November 12                          First Chapter Friday
  • November 18                          Golden Bruin – Mickey Mouse’s Birthday
  • November 23                          2nd Quarter Mid Term (Progress Reports)
  • November 24-27                     Thanksgiving Recess 

Current After School Activities

  • Chess League                           Mondays
  • Bruins Den                              Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday
  • Math Help                               Tuesdays and Thursdays
  • Math Counts                            Wednesdays
  • Robotics League                      Thursdays


If you are feeling that more than normal anxiety or stress is happening with you or your child, please let us know.  If you are noticing excessive amounts of homework, please contact us.  You can contact a teacher, the counselors, or the administration.   Let us know if you have any questions or concerns.  We are here to help.

And remember, 

It’s always a GREAT day. . . To be a BRUIN!!!

Ms. Paula Logan


Ongoing Items – These items have been addressed before, but you may need the information again.

  • Bruins Den – November 2, 3, and 4.  The Bruins’ Den is available on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday afternoons from 3:00- 4:00 PM in the Media Center.  This is a time for students to complete homework and/or get help from teachers.  Each afternoon, two teachers are available in the Media Center to assist with student homework.  Students can work on their own or get assistance from a teacher.  Computers are available for homework.
  • Wild Weather DaysAs the weather changes, we will experience more Inside Days.  Inside Days are when the “FEELS LIKE” temperature is below 22 degrees Fahrenheit or there is significant winds or wet weather.  This is the same practice that is in our elementary schools.  On those inside days, you will see signage at the front doors.  Doors/Classrooms are to be open at 7:30 AM.  Students are always welcome to go outside during lunch.  We post the air quality each day for students, and on rainy or wet days we discourage students from going outside.  They do not always listen.
  • Emergency Substitutes – If you have the ability and the time, we need emergency substitutes.  You can sign up with the district to be a substitute and specify you only want BMS or a specific set of schools.  You can also contact Ms. LaDena Saxey to sign up to be an emergency sub or to find out more. You will need to complete a background check.  Call the main office at (801) 826-6800 between 8:00 a.m.and 2:00 p.m. or email  ladena.saxey@canyonsdistict.org

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