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From the Desk of
Principal Rosey Brown

    January 2015

    Butcher-Greene Families,

    Hoping this newsletter finds everyone safe and warm, having enjoyed a fabulous holiday break!  What a great start to 2015!  We have much to accomplish in the months ahead as we continue to set high expectations for our students, but we also take time to celebrate our successes! Students’ achievements will be celebrated on Friday, January 16th with our awards assemblies.  It takes a lot of hard work for our students to earn these awards!  We so appreciate those of you who join us in our celebration!  You play a major role in helping your child gain this success!

    I am so proud of our students who passed their math fluency tests right before the winter break!  To celebrate, we had a pizza party!  We have been working hard on memorizing these basic facts to help ensure success in solving problems requiring critical thinking and multiple step computation.  If your child doesn’t have these facts memorized yet, please take a few minutes, daily, to practice them.

    Valuable learning takes place daily beginning at 9:05a.m. until we dismiss at 3:55p.m.  It is so critical that our students are in their classroom engaged in thinking and learning from bell to bell.  We have work to do on reaching our attendance goal of having 90% of our students here 90% of the time.  Students are working hard to earn attendance incentives.  We are currently at 89% for the entire year, but we are in the flu season where attendance tends to drop, so let’s do all we can to keep our children healthy and at school.

    For the next two weeks, district students in grades 2-5, will be taking winter Ed Performance Series formative assessments in reading and math. Our 5th graders will also take an additional assessment in science. You can help them by encouraging them to take their time to do their best and to get a good night’s rest.  Student data results on these assessments will be sent home.  Please feel free to contact your child’s teacher, our Instructional Coach – Mrs. Smith, or myself with any questions you may have in regards to this testing.  This data informs us of individual student and grade progress and guides us in providing additional supports and enrichment for our students.

    We have additional exciting events planned for this month!  I am certain that you will want to mark these dates on you calendars at home by noting the January school newsletter calendar.  We have field trips and assemblies planned and don’t forget that in honor of families, we will be hosting our Family Fitness Night on January 29th at 6:00p.m.  This is one of our best attended family events and I know you won’t want to miss it! The students are really excited about it!  Watch for upcoming flyers and announcements for more details!  Also, be sure to join us at the next School Neighborhood Council meeting, being held in the Library Media Center on Tuesday, January 27th from 5:30-6:30.  We are excited about preparations being made for Butcher-Greene’s Family Fun Safety Fair to be held on May 16th.  Won’t you be a part in helping us plan for this exciting event?

    As always, please feel free to visit your child’s classroom at any time.  We are committed to academic excellence and value your partnership in reaching building goals and student individual goals.   Don’t forget to peruse our school data wall to see continued growth as we work towards raising student achievement in the areas of math, reading and science!

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