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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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Now students have more access to technology than ever before @ Butterfield Canyon.

14318331-standard By adding a second computer lab, we have doubled students access to computers that allow them to publish their writing, create presentations, and research curricular topics.
images Each classroom in K, 1st, and 2nd grades have at least 5 iPads available for regular use all day, every day.

3rd, 4th, and 5th grades have a class set of iPads on a cart that they use to support their instruction.

6th grade students turned their class set of laptops into the 2nd computer lab for them to use primarily in the afternoons, but made it available to all grade levels in the morning.

125 Students in 3rd-6th grades have access to these devices called "NEO 2's" that give them more opportunities to practice their keyboarding skills and publish their writing. These devices provide on-screen keyboarding lessons and allow them to print their writing wirelessly. We have 120 of these devices available for student use.
IMG_1512 We still have our regular desktop computer lab that our students have always been able to access at least once a week.
21appletv Each classroom is equipped with a document camera, a projector, a laptop, an iPad, and an Apple TV device to allow for wireless projection to the big screen from the laptop or iPad. 

In conjunction with Safety Week, we are asking that all students and parents watch and abide by the following safety tips contained in this Safety Super Hero video. Students have watched this video at school and signed a pledge (D trackers will when they come back on track), committing to be a Safety Super Hero!

Parents can also take a mental pledge by agreeing to obey all the following safety rules:

  • I pledge to drive 5 mph slower than the posted speed limit in school zones and residential areas to protect the lives of children in my community.
  • I pledge to stop for pedestrians at crosswalks and intersections.
  • I pledge to stop behind crosswalks so that I don't block the pedestrian's way at intersections.
  • I pledge to watch for and yield to pedestrians when making both left and right turns.
  • I pledge to never pass a vehicle that has stopped to let a pedestrian cross the street.
  • I pledge to never pick up students in a location that puts them at risk trying to reach the vehicle.

Our wonderful PTA brought the Young Company in to perform a fun and engaging play for our students last week. The assembly was amazing and the performers went into each of our 3rd grade classrooms to provide a workshop for our students. They also stayed and ate lunch with our kids in our Bobcat Cafe. Here are some pictures from the event:

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Butterfield Canyon Elementary's Computer Lab has it's own website! This site contains the lesson plans for K-6th Grade. You and your child can access the website at home by going to:
We encourage you to help your child use Dancemat Typing (for 2nd and 3rd Grades) and KBK (4th-6th Grades) at home. They can also play other educational games available on this website.
For questions please contact our Computer Lab Assistant:

Our awesome PTA has arranged to have the Chick-fil-A mascot come in on the 2nd Tuesday of each month to provide a cookie for students with a birthday during that month. They bring enough cookies for any parents or family members of the birthday boy/girl to come in and sit with them during lunchtime. Click here to find out their lunchtimes. The kids loved having a special visitor in the lunchroom today!


After the first week of school - students gathered for an outdoor Kick-Off Assembly to celebrate their commitment to following the Big 3 & developing leadership at school. Students agreed to be respectful, responsible, and safe in all areas of the school after being explicitly taught what that looks like. Some awesome 4th graders taught the student body the actions for each habit. Each grade level also prepared and shared fun chants or cheers that go along with each of the 7 Habits of Happy Kids. Those video files have been posted on our school's YouTube channel - click here to check them out.  Following the cheers - each class released a balloon that contained their class mission statement - symbolizing and communicating to the world our commitment to internalize the Big 3 and become leaders of our own lives and learning.  Music was playing, kids were enjoying otter-pops, and danced around with their classmates and teachers in a celebratory fashion.  It was a high-energy and memorable event!