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From the Desk of
Principal Rosey Brown

    August 1, 2014

    Dear Butcher-Greene families,

    Where did the summer go?  The new school year is fast approaching and we hope you are as excited about its start as we are!  Here at Butcher-Greene, we are anxiously awaiting the return of students and welcoming new families to our school community!

    Our mission at Butcher-Greene is to build positive relationships to guide and inspire our students in developing academic and technological competence through rigorous and relevant instruction.  We value our children and take our responsibility as educators very seriously.   Each year provides us with the opportunity to help your child expand his or her abilities, talents and knowledge and we look forward to working with you in partnership in order to ensure success for each and every student here.  I am so blessed by the support of the Butcher-Greene school community and thank you in advance for your continued support, participation and contributions that are immeasurable in helping us reach our mutual goals!

    Our staff has worked diligently over the summer!  Many of you have heard me say, “At Butcher-Greene we are learners”.  Well, the same can be said about our staff.  They continually strive to learn and incorporate the best research-based teaching strategies in order to provide a quality education for our children.  While several taught summer school, others have taken graduate courses at a local university, or have participated in professional development opportunities that have been provided over the summer months.  Classrooms have been made ready; shiny and clean, eager for the children’s arrival!  Special thanks to Mr. Stratton, Mr. Cheatam, and Mr. Thomas for all their hard work!

    I would like to take this opportunity to introduce you to new staff members.  Please join us in welcoming Victoria Davidson, who will be serving in our front office assisting Miss Nancy.  We also welcome Art instructor-Patricia Burke, ELL teacher-Sue Hendrix, Instructional Coach-Aisha Smith and Cafeteria manager-Kathy Strock.   They are excited to be joining us and getting to know you and our children!  I know they will be wonderful additions to the staff!

    I hope that you have all taken the opportunity to enroll your child/ren.  Please note the link for enrollment requirements and times, and enroll them as soon as possible if you have not already done so.  Please remember that the form you may have completed in the spring does not complete enrollment for your child.  Everyone must complete the district enrollment and residency verification process.  Returning students will not be placed on a class roster for the upcoming school year until this process has been completed.

    Please note the following important dates: 

    Wednesday – August 13th
    Building-wide Sneak-A-Peek   5:30p.m.-6:30p.m.
    Come in to informally meet your child’s new teacher and bring in school supplies.

    Thursday – August 14th
    First day of school – Full day 9:05a.m.-3:55p.m.  (Breakfast and lunch WILL be served)
    Breakfast will be served   8:40a.m.-8:55a.m.  (All returning students will have their same cafeteria pin number.  New students and Kindergarteners will receive a 6 digit cafeteria pin number the first day of school. Please help your child learn their number.  J)

    Thursday – August 21st
    Curriculum Night and PTA sponsored dinner – 6:00p.m.-8:00p.m.
    Join your child’s classroom for a formal introduction to the school year – complete with curriculum, classroom expectations and ways you can partner with us to ensure a successful year.  A PTA sponsored dinner will also be provided and it is a great opportunity to begin networking with other parents.

    Monday – September 1st
    Labor Day – No School

    Wednesday – September 10th
    Early release 1:05 (District PLC – Professional Learning)

    Thursday – September 25th
    Character Education Night and Principal’s Coffee  - 6:00p.m.-7:30p.m.

    Monday – October 13th   
    Student Pictures

    It is our sincere hope that you will join us in partnership this year and become actively involved in our school community!  PTA provides many opportunities where your unique talents can be utilized to help make Butcher-Greene the best place for kids.  Volunteering in classrooms is also a wonderful opportunity for you to be part of the educational experience and allows you to observe, firsthand, the awesome learning opportunities your child is receiving. 

    By keeping the lines of communication open and working together, we can make great things happen for our children!  We are looking forward to the best year yet at Butcher-Greene and look forward with anticipation for our children to return – smiles on their faces, ready and eager to learn!

Butcher-Greene Elementary School

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