Technology 1:1 Initiative

Students entering Butler High School’s 9th grade were issued new laptop computers during their Freshmen Orientation on Wednesday, August 30th. All students in grades 3 through 12 are now provided with computers as a part of the district’s 1:1 technology initiative. Pictured in the photo are Ms. Evelyn Horner, District Supervisor of Technology and Mr. Kevin Kelly, Butler High School Principal, just prior to deploying computers to the new class.

From the Butler Library – Baby Boxes

The Baby Box Company now at Butler Public Library
We are proud to announce that the Butler Public Library is now a Baby Box Distribution Center.  Baby Boxes are inspired by the maternity packages given to all expectant mothers in Finland.  They double as a baby starter kit and a safe sleep space for infants.  They are an initiative that is new to the United States as the purpose is to reduce infant mortality rates.  They are free to all expectant mothers through the Baby Box University and they include new parent essentials such as diapers, breast pads and more.
To claim your free baby box, register at:  www.babyboxuniversity.com
Log on and watch a 10-15 minute training course for your region, after taking a quiz, you will receive a certificate of completion.  Print it out or take a screenshot and bring the certificate and the email address you used on Baby Box University to Butler Public Library and collect your Baby Box.  That’s it!
Congratulations on the birth of your little one, and welcome to the Baby Box Family!
Email info@babyboxuniversity.com for support if you have any trouble with the Baby Box University process.

Summer 2017

Have a great summer

Welcome to Summer 2017!

Most students are out for the summer.

If your child is involved in a summer program, please call your school directly for any news or information you may need.

If your child is out for the summer, be sure to keep in touch!

You can follow us on

Twitter:  https://twitter.com/butlerpublic

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/Butler-Public-Schools-200645557416/

Call us at

ADS: 973-492-2025

RBS: 973-492-2079

BHS: 973-492-2000

Board Offices: 973-492-2025

Keep in Touch!

Alert System

Remember that you can update your Honeywell Instant Alert numbers at any time by going to: https://instantalert.honeywell.com/

Parent / Student Portals

Parent Portal: https://fridayparentportal.com/portal/security/login.cfm

Student Portal: http://www.butlerboe.org/?page_id=10

NOTE! for families who are new to the district (including incoming 9th Grade students from Bloomingdale, you will not be able to register for the service until later in the summer. You will receive a mailed packet of further information).

Current (June 2017) students and families of Butler Public schools – note that the parent and student portals will be closed for the summer. You may log in to view current (June 2017) grades and schedules only.

NJ Summer Meals Program

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Federal summer meals programs provide a solution to summertime hunger for kids. Communities across New Jersey are increasingly offering free meals to children in the summer at schools, parks, libraries and other places where children congregate. Not only can kids get healthy meals, they also can connect with friends, engage in fun, healthy activities and get some exercise.    Many students rely on school meals to get the nutrition they need to grow, be healthy and succeed in school. In the summer, these children lack access to those meals and families struggle to put food on the table.
The federal summer meals program provides a solution to summertime hunger for kids. But last year, just 21 percent of eligible NJ kids received these meals.

Feedback on NJ School Performance Reports

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Dear Parents, Guardians and Community Stakeholders,

Since the 2011-12 school year, New Jersey’s School Performance Reports have provided communities with information on schoolwide academic achievement, demographics and school climate.

The School Performance Reports were developed with, and are continually improved by, the feedback  from stakeholders like you.

The New Jersey Department of Education is again encouraging your input on a statewide survey designed to improve the readability and usability of these reports.

Please access the brief online survey to describe if and how you use the reports, what data is most important to you when looking at school performance, and how the data can be presented in a usable, understandable manner.

The survey should take less than 10 minutes, and responses will not be tracked or identified individually. We also invite you to check New Jersey’s School Performance Reports online to view the latest reports. Thank you for your interest in helping New Jersey improve our School Performance Reports.

District-Wide Parent Information Night on Mental Health – May 24, 2017

Dear Parent/Guardian:

As noted in Mr. Cardinale’s letter yesterday, we have been able to make timely arrangements for an evening parent information program for Wednesday, May 24, 2017, at 7:00 p.m.  The evening parent meeting is aimed at providing general mental health information and is open to both parents and adolescent students.  The featured presenters will be Wendy and Steve Sefcik.  The program will take place at 7:00 p.m. in the Butler High School Auditorium and is free of charge.  

Wendy is a well-known speaker in the area of teenage mental health and was appointed to various state and national advisory councils for mental health and teen depression.  We hope you join us for what promises to be an important parent presentation.

Parents should have received this information via Instant Alert as well.

Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact your school principal or Mr. Cardinale at 973-492-2025 X6510.

 

 

National Honor Society Gazebo Project

Thanks to the generous donations from many local businesses and residents, the National Honor Society students from Butler High School were able to complete their year-long project at the North Jersey Community Animal Shelter in Bloomingdale.  With the donated funds, they were able to purchase a gazebo and beautify the grounds with new soil, plants, and mulch.  The students were also able to donate approximately 500 cans of dog and cat food.  The NHS chapter is especially indebted to Glenwild Garden Center, Mike’s Feed Farm, Walmart of Kinnelon, and BHS teacher Lynne Ormay and her husband, Steve, for all of their time and financial support.    

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