Rock Your School Day!
Students were treated to out-side-the-box learning experiences on Thursday as teachers found creative ways to teach and make learning fun for students. Mrs. Ashby and Ms. Bergstrom even dressed for the part!
Herriman City will no longer have a crossing guard at Ensenada View Lane (14535 South) and Valle Vista Drive (6730 West) during the 2020-2021 school year.
PLAN FOR AT-SCHOOL LEARNING at Butterfield Canyon Elementary
We are so excited to welcome back the students to Butterfield Canyon Elementary. We have worked hard to consider the needs of all students, teachers, and parents as we implement Jordan School District’s plan. Our priority in developing our school plan is the safety and well-being of our students and staff. Our theme for 2020-21 is “Leaders with a Growth Mindset are WILD about learning”” As we implement these safety protocols, we will also be working to be as kind as possible in working with your children. This is an unprecedented time and as we move forward we want our students’ emotional needs to be met along with their need for safety. We appreciate your support as we navigate this uncharted territory.
Grades 1-6: August 25 (Tuesday)
Kindergarten: September 2 (Wednesday) Parents sign up through Skyward for a 45 minute assessment time between August 25 and September 1. You will be receiving a letter in the mail letting you know if your child is in the AM or PM session next week.
These start dates reflect a one-week delay approved by the JSD Board of Education. The Revised 2020-21 Calendar can be found on the Jordan district website.
CLASS ASSIGNMENTS: Teacher assignments will be available before school starts in Skyward. You can access the Skyward link on the butterfieldcanyonelementary.org website. If you don't know your login or password please call the office and we will be happy to help you. 801-254-0737
SCHEDULE FOR IN-SCHOOL LEARNING: In-school sessions at Butterfield Canyon will be Monday through Thursday. Some students will be invited to school on Fridays for additional student in-person help. Parents will be contacted by the teacher a week ahead for this in-person student learning appointment. This Friday appointment is always optional for students to attend. The appointment time is generally 20 to 45 minutes, depending on the teacher and/or grade level.
We love having volunteers in our building and appreciate the involvement of parents. During this unique time we will be having visitors or volunteers on a limited basis. There are many ways you can still volunteer. Communicate with your student’s teacher or the PTA to help with needs that can be met without being here at school. We look forward to the time when we can welcome volunteers back to the building.
If your child rides the bus: Face coverings must be worn by students, drivers, and other passengers. Exceptions for students are outlined in the appendix of the Jordan School District Plan.
Strategies will be implemented to ensure driver and attendant safety on all buses. Protocols will be established to minimize mixing of students from different households and regularly cleaning and disinfecting seats and other high-touch surfaces.
Upon arriving at school students need to wear face coverings after exiting their vehicles or entering the school grounds. Students should not arrive at school before 8:45am. Supervision will be available at 8:45 each morning. Students will need to physically distance as they line up. Students will line up at the designated spot for their grade level. Teachers will gather their students when the bell rings and head to class. Students will wash their hands upon arrival to class.
There will be supervision outside in the mornings beginning at 8:45am.
BEFORE COMING TO SCHOOL
Each morning before coming to school, parents are asked to conduct temperature and symptom checks. Parents should watch for the following with each child:
Use the Health Self-Checklist provided. If your child/children feel sick or have any of these symptoms, please keep them home. Please notify the school at 801-254-0737 if your student is involved in a positive COVID-19 test result. This will be kept confidential.
Note: If your student has a fever of 100.4 or more or has been vomiting, please keep them home for at least 24 hours after the last occurrence. Call the office at 801-254-0737 and let us know that your student will be absent. Arrange with the teacher for any make-up work needed (This can also be done later when your child is feeling better).
FACE COVERING AND WATER BOTTLE
Be sure that your student has a face covering with their name on it brought to school each day. Please send one or two extra masks to be left in their backpack for emergencies. Face shields with face masks are acceptable. Each student will be provided with a lanyard to keep their mask on while at school.
Please send your student with a full water bottle labeled with their name on it to school each day.
Home lunch- Children will be required to carry their own lunch to the cafeteria and leave it outside on the playground while at recess. A paper sack would be preferable but you may send a lunchbox labeled with your students name on it.
Lunch will be served on Friday for any Butterfield Canyon student who desires to participate. Free/reduced or paid eligibility status applies.
Students who are participating in online school may get lunch in our cafeteria each school day, including Fridays. Those students should enter the door at the back of the cafeteria 11:00-11:20. Please pay before going to the cafeteria. At this time we will not be accepting cash in the cafeteria. Free/reduced or paid eligibility status applies.
VIRTUAL BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT
We will be doing a Virtual Back to School night this year on August 20th at 4pm . MORE INFO COMING!!
ONLINE SCHOOL FULL TIME
Jordan district is offering a full-time online option for parents. Parents may choose to return their students to face-to-face school at the quarter breaks. These breaks will be October 16, January 15, and March 25. If students return from online school to Butterfield Canyon at one of these dates they will be placed in the class with the lowest enrollment. There is no guarantee of a Kindergarten A.M. or P.M. placement or a return to class previously assigned. For example, if a student is enrolled in Ms. Smith’s class in August, then enrolls in online school in October, but returns to face-to-face school at Butterfield Canyon later the student may be placed in Ms. Jones’ class because that class has fewer students.
As part of our Hello Kindness Campaign, our BCE Student Council presented a poster to our Herriman Unified Fire Department to thank them for their service to our community. Every student was given the chance to add their thumbprint to the poster!
Our 4th grade students were able to participate in a Waters Van Visit by the Loveland Living Planet Aquarium. Students were able to develop an understanding of the function and role of a wetland in Utah through hands-on learning and by meeting animal ambassadors from Utah’s wetlands.
On January 30th, Ms. Thorn's class enjoyed a visit to the Utah State Capitol.
We would like to congratulate our previous Administrative Assistant, Connie Robinson, on her retirement! Our BCE community would like to welcome our new Administrative Assistant, Tricia Loveridge! Here is a little more about her...
Hello! My name is Tricia Loveridge. I have lived in Herriman with my family for the past 12 years. I love Herriman! It is such a beautiful place. I just recently became the new administrative assistant at Butterfield Canyon Elementary, which I am very excited about!! I have worked at the school for 9 years doing different jobs. I love the people I work with and the students at our school! We have an amazing school and staff and I consider myself very lucky to be a part of it.
A little about about me. I grew up in Upstate New York in a small town called Whitesboro. I love New York and still consider myself a New Yorker. I also lived in Nevada for 13 years in a little town called Winnemucca. I am married to an amazing husband and we have 5 beautiful children, 4 boys and 1 girl. I also have 1 daughter-in-law and 1 adorable grand baby!
When I’m not at work I love to travel, cook, spend time with my family, use my silhouette and browse Pinterest. I also love being a Bobcat!!! I look forward to helping each of you at our school.
The PTA nominating committee is accepting nominations for the 2019-2020 PTA Executive Board
Interested in being on the 2019-2020 PTA executive board? Or want to nominate someone?
Please submit nominations for the positions listed below to firstname.lastname@example.org or put them in the box located in the main office by January 28, 2019.
PTA President – Presides over Executive Committee meetings, PTA Board meetings and general PTA meetings; organizes agenda for meetings; Works with the school’s principal and PTA treasurer regarding allocation of money; Responds to information requests from parents and staff.
PTA President elect - Assists President with all duties. Expected to assume the role of PTA President at expiration of term.
Treasurer– Receives and disburses all monies as prescribed by the by-laws; Maintains accurate and detailed financial records to present to the PTA board and at general PTA meetings; Prepares an annual financial report, submits the financials for monthly audit, files tax return(s) as required, prepares budget.
Secretary– Records, compiles & distributes minutes of all PTA Board meetings.
Legislative VP- Be an advocate for our school and students on legislative items. Attend legislative meetings.
Public Relations VP- Inform every one of PTA events. Send out press releases, PTA bulletin board and fliers.
The 2018-2019 PTA nominating committee members
Amanda Helmke, Ashlie Butterfield and Didi Weaver (Alternates: Ashley Guymon and Karen Masina)
The nominating committee is responsible for selecting the Executive PTA board for the 2019-2020 school year. Members of the nominating committee cannot be on the PTA executive board.
Our 2nd Grade students shared their balloon floats with us today! There was a special guest at the end!