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Tattling or Telling????

Sometimes kids say that they don’t want to tell an adult about bullying because they don’t want to be called a tattle-tale. There’s a big difference between “telling” and “tattling.”

Tattling is what a person does to try to get someone else in trouble.

Telling is what a person does when you or someone else needs help or protection. Telling is helping someone (or yourself) from getting hurt. 

It's always the right thing to do to tell an adult when you see bullying.
It's not only right, it's SMART!

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Remember: Buddy the Bobcat says:

"Be a BUDDY, not a Bully!"

Buddy the Bobcat is the latest addition to the Butterfield Canyon Elementary family. The PTA gifted the mascot to BCE this year.

Buddy makes appearances when special activities are taking place. He brings with him some big energy. He loves to show up (sometimes when it’s least expected) to help the students celebrate. Buddy was here last Friday to welcome next year's new Bobcats during Kindergarten Orientation.

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We LOVE Buddy the Bobcat!


Thanks PTA for Buddy and for all you do for the students of
Butterfield Canyon Elementary.

We  Heart PTA!!!

How do you spell…..

W-A-Y   T-O   G-O????

Congratulations to the finalists in the Butterfield Canyon Elementary 2014-2015 Spelling Bee! Nine students in grades 4, 5 & 6 were successful in the spelling competitions in their grade levels and participated in the school level bee. With the eyes of the student body, teachers and parents on them, they seemed to have nerves of steel to spell words given to them under pressure. So…..

W-A-Y   T-O   G-O!!!

to everyone who competed. Butterfield Canyon Elementary has awesome Bobcats.

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Will (not pictured)                                        Keatyn                                           Connor  (2nd Place)
Andrew (not pictured)                                 Charlie                                           Kendra  (3rd Place)
Mckenzie                                                    Jocelyn                                           Brandon (1st Place)









Battle of the Books
This is the first year our 3rd-6th grade students have participated in this reading challenge. Students have been grouped into teams of 4-5 students from their class that will participate in competitions against other teams answering questions from the books on their book list. The more books they read, the higher their chances are of winning the March Madness tournament that will be taking place during the first couple weeks of March. The winning teams will go on a field trip to Momentum Indoor Rock Climbing gym and will be able to spend a couple hours with their coaches climbing and having a blast in their new Funtopia. Thanks to Momentum for providing this free incentive to 60 of our awesome readers! X-Games rock-climbing gold medalistAaron Shamy will provide an assembly to the students on goal setting and will also be there with the students on the day of the field trip.

Our reading totals so far just with the BOB books, as of Feb 3rd:
  • 3rd = 333 books 30,199 pages
  • 4th = 542 books 54,280 pages
  • 5th = 177 books 34,020 pages
  • 6th = 284 books 56,306 pages
    Grand total = 1336 books read and 174,805 pages!!!!!!

We have recently had the Herriman High School Chamber Choir and a woodwind quintet called Prevailing Winds perform for our student body. They were both incredible performances that entertained and instructed us in the cultural arts.

Both groups commented on how impressed they were with our school. They said that of all the schools they've visited across the district and state - our students were the most polite and well-behaved! They were blown away that student leaders were introducing the performers at assemblies, calling the students to attention, and encouraging students to enter/exit the assembly in a calm & orderly fashion.  We have a tradition of excellence at Butterfield Canyon which makes having presenters comment on their positive experience at Butterfield Canyon a regular occurrence. Way to go bobcats and way to go parents - for raising such incredible children!

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He shared a positive message about listening to your heart and not the imagined scariness that our head can often conjure, like the raptor. Jason Hewlett is a quality person and a great entertainer! Most of the kids commented at lunchtime that their stomachs and faces still hurt from laughing so hard!

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