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From the Desk of
Principal Rosey Brown

    November 2015

    Dear Parents,

    I can hardly believe we are into November!  Here we are, already facing the holiday season.  The year is flying by and great things continue to happen at Butcher-Greene!

    First, I’d like to take this time to extend a big thank you to parents for the excellent turn-out we experienced for Parent/Teacher Conferencing!  To this date, we have had 98% participation and we are hoping to reach 100%!  If you were unable to conference with your child’s teacher during scheduled conference times, it is never too late, just give our office a call at 316-5400.  We hope this time communicating and collaborating with your child’s teacher proved beneficial.  It takes us all working together to help our children experience academic success. 

     Also, thanks to the many parents who supported their child’s academic success by attending our first quarter Awards Assembly!  Your attendance means so much to our students.  Please note the front foyer bulletin board and the November newsletter, students who earned special awards and Perfect Attendance.  We had 86 students with perfect attendance our first quarter of school!  They will be enjoying an ice cream sundae celebration on Friday, November 6th.  Remember, that in order for a student to have perfect attendance they must be here daily with no tardies or early releases.  Please encourage your child to attend school daily and promptly, as this helps not only to promote academic success, but is a valuable life skill to acquire.  Remember our attendance goal is to have a minimum of 90% of our students here 90% of the time  (90/90).  We are currently at 89%.

    We have GREAT NEWS to share!  Grandview C4 received 82.9% on the Annual Performance Report (APR) for 2014-2015.  This is similar to a grade card for districts and schools and this score earned accredited status for our district.   Thanks to the hard work of our students, staff and the support of our parents, I am so proud to share that Butcher-Greene received a 95% on our 2014-2015 APR!!!!  Accredited with Distinction!!!   This score is determined by looking at our students’ academic achievement and 90/90 attendance.  We lost points by not reaching 90/90 attendance, so our goal for 2015-2016 is to not only maintain our Accredited with Distinction status, but to receive 90/90 attendance.

    4th Grade parents will want to be sure to mark your calendars for Thursday, November 12th from 9:00 a.m.- 1:00p.m. for our 4th grade Parent day.  You will be able to experience literacy, math, and science activities with your child, enjoy hearing our students performing a few musical numbers and view 4th grade student artwork. Then enjoy eating lunch with your child! This will be a great morning of fun for you and your child!  Watch for an upcoming flyer!  Dates and times for other grade level parent days can be found in the November newsletter.  You will also want to look at our November events calendar to mark the following dates: mid-term reports, early release dates and the dates for Thanksgiving break.

    Butcher-Greene is committed to challenging our students daily to stretch and grow.  Don’t hesitate to drop in at any time or to call the office at 316-5400 if you have questions, suggestions, or concerns.  We are here for our children and I am so proud of our students’ growth first quarter!

    May this Thanksgiving find you thankful for the often over looked blessings of health and the love/support of family and friends.  Enjoy the holiday!

Butcher-Greene Elementary School

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