WOW! This heat. I don’t know about you, but I am ready for some Fall weather. I am looking forward to the crisp, cool mornings and the leaves changing. I love Fall, it is one of my favorite seasons.
I am happy to say that our students are doing much better wearing their badges. We still have a few each morning, but I am pleased with the overall efforts.
This week we had a Parent Safety Night with Mayor Mike Weichers, Chief Russo, Dr. Robins, and the principals from our Cottonwood Heights schools. Thank you to those who were able to attend. Your questions and participation were greatly appreciated. If you would like more information about school safety, please check out the BMS Back to School plan (at the end) or the district website, https://www.canyonsdistrict.org/safe-schools/
Midterms – It is surprising to think that we are almost halfway through the 1st quarter. Midterms will be posted on Skyward on Wednesday, September 14th. I will post a reminder in ParentSqaure with instructions on how to access this report on Skyward.
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 in the next few weeks.
Lockers – We issued lockers Tuesday. Anyone who requested one was assigned one. We called students out of 2nd period to show them how to use their lockers and spent some time letting them practice. If you have a child who requested a locker but did not receive one, please have them go to the main office. If you have any questions regarding lockers, please call the main office at (801) 826-6800.
We Need Your Help!
- PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE – Slow down in all school zones and watch for students at all cross walks! 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 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.
- September 14 Mid-Terms
- September 15 Cross Country Quad Meet; 3:30 p.m. Midvale Middle School
- September 16 6th Grade SBO Elections
- September 20 Progress Reports
- September 23 Picture Make-Up Day
- September 27-28 Parent Teacher Conferences; 4:00-7:45 p.m.
- September 30 No School
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.
- Parenting Kids with Anxiety –This is a longer read from The Atlantic. About one third of adolescents experience anxiety in some form. I liked the effort to normalize and help us work through it along with the premise that there are disorders that need more help.
- 5 Tips for Helping Your Child Take Risks This is a quick article about teaching kids to take healthy risks.
- Healthy-risk-taking Another quick read about supporting our kids in taking healthy risks.
- Please support our school and our students by joining the PTSA. Parents, teachers, 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 email@example.com
- Get your Spirit Wear purchased before the order deadline September 15: Black hoodies and blue and/or white tshirts 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
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
Ongoing Items: These items have been mentioned before and serve as a reminder:
- Bruins Den – September 13, 14, and 15. 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.
- Student Pick Up/Drop Off – If you drive your child to school, please read the following and remember that student safety is our goal. The student pick up/drop off zone is on the east side of the school at the front entrance.
- Please remember that student safety is our priority.
- The student drop off zone is ONLY on the sidewalk in the front of the building. DO NOT drop off students in any other lane or random places in the parking lot so students have to walk through traffic to get to the building. DO NOT use the bus drop off zone on the south side of the building. This creates unsafe situations for our students and for drivers.
- Be patient with students and other drivers. Again, the safety of our students is the most important item. This necessitates that everyone use the drop off lane correctly and quickly as well as driving through the parking lot slowly. Once you have dropped off your student, drive carefully and slowly out of the parking lot using the lanes and not driving through the parking stalls. We also request that you are not on your phone.
- The busy time for drop off is 7:45-7:55 a.m. Prior to 7:45, there is less traffic and the drop off runs smoother. We know that mornings can be difficult and being early doesn’t always work, but if you don’t want to have patience with the traffic, earlier is better.