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Emily Brittain Elementary School News

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Tyler Grade Reporting Tile Temporarily Unavailable

We want to let you know that the grade reporting tile on the Tyler Parent Portal will be temporarily unavailable while our teachers are inputting their final grades for the semester. The grade reporting tile will be disabled on Wednesday, January 16, 2019. We expect it to be available again on Thursday, January 31, 2019. In addition, digital grades and report cards will be distributed on January 31. Thank you for your patience!  

Safe2Say Something Program Safe2Say Something Program

The Office of the Attorney General adopted the Safe2Say Something Program, which will be used by all school districts in Pennsylvania. Safe2Say is an anonymous reporting system that allows individuals (students, parents, teachers, staff, community members, etc.) to report anyone who may be showing signs they have the potential to carry out an act of violence at school.

Make Up Days

Due to the power outages earlier this year, we submitted an emergency waiver request to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. However, at this time, we have not heard back from the state. Thus, it is necessary to schedule two make up days.

The make up dates will be:

  • Monday, February 18, 2019
  • Tuesday, April 23, 2019
Golden Tornado Scholastic Foundation Receives Two Generous Donations

The Golden Tornado Scholastic Foundation (GTSF) recently received two generous donations through the Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) Program. NexTier Bank and Baglier Buick GMC Mazda each donated $5,000 to the GTSF in 2018. The funds will be used to support the district’s STEAM program.

Book Bottle Buddy Project Book Bottle Buddy Project

Fourth graders at Emily Brittain recently completed an at home family project. They created Book Bottle Buddy Project on a character from a book they read.

"They enjoyed it so much and asked to read more books so they can do another project!" said Mrs. Reges. 

Butler Rock Orchestra Holiday Tour Butler Rock Orchestra

The Butler Rock Orchestra recently completed their first Holiday Tour! The Rock Orchestra visited Emily Brittain Elementary, McQuistion Elementary and Center Township Elementary where they performed holiday hits from Trans-Siberian Orchestra as well as some other holiday favorites.

Tyler App on Apple

Some iOS (Apple) users may have noticed a white screen or blank screen on the Tyler app. Tyler is aware of the problem and has fixed it by releasing a new version of the app in the Apple App Store. If you are experiencing an issue with your app, please try downloading the updated version. 

UPDATE: A Message from the Superintendent -- Nov. 19 at 4:15 pm

UPDATE: Power has been restored at all of our schools! Butler Area School District will operate on a normal schedule tomorrow (Tuesday, November 20, 2018).

CANCELED: School Organization Community Forum

Due to the power outages and other complications, the School Organization Community Forum scheduled for Monday, November 19 at 4 pm at Northwest Elementary has been canceled. 

SRU students teach science to 400 Butler 2nd graders SRU Planetarium

"SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Reclined in a seat inside Slippery Rock University's planetarium, an awestruck second-grader points to video projected on the 30-foot-wide domed ceiling and tells a classmate how all the planets revolve around the sun. Their classmates later hold up fruits and vegetables that represent the size of the planets, like a cherry tomato for Earth and a watermelon for Jupiter." Read more>

UPDATE: BASD Closed on Monday, November 19

While I had hoped we would be able to have school tomorrow, we have run into a few additional complications this afternoon. At this point, we know we will not be able to open our schools tomorrow. Thus, all Butler Area School District public schools will be closed tomorrow (November 19, 2018). Thank you for your patience and flexibility as we work through this unique situation.

 

 

Oustanding Educator Ceremony Outstanding Educator Ceremony

On Wednesday, November 7th, members of Lorraine Chapter Order of DeMolay, and their younger brothers, the members of William C. Graham Manor Order of Squires, plan to hold a dinner and special ceremony recognizing outstanding educators in the area. 

The nominees are:

  • Mrs. Brenda Hilliard, Emily Brittain Elementary School/Mr. Chad Broman, Principal
  • Mrs. Melinda Neigh, Butler Intermediate High School/Mr. Stephen Dobransky, Principal
  • Mr. Daniel Buzzard, Butler Senior High School/Dr. John Wyllie, Principal
  • Mr. Jesse Allen, Emily Brittain Elementary School, retired/Mr. Dale Markle, Principal, retired
After School/ Evening Activities Cancelled

At this time, we are still planning to dismiss all schools at their regular time. Please be aware that our buses may be delayed, as all drivers have been instructed to proceed with extra caution.

All after school and evening activities have been cancelled for this evening (Thursday, November 15, 2018).  However, at this time, the band trip will still depart as scheduled late this evening.  

School Delay and Cancellation Procedures

With the winter season upon us, we’d like to remind you of our school delay and closing procedures. 
 
I make the decision to delay or cancel school after I review the weather forecast and consult with our Transportation Department. When necessary, the district also consults with the municipalities and other resources within our community.  Each decision regarding whether or not to delay or cancel school is made with student safety as the primary concern. I recognize that any delay or cancellation can create hardships for our families and do not take this decision lightly.

Fire Prevention Assembly at Emily Brittain Fire Prevention Assembly

Kindergarten students at Emily Brittain recently learned about fire prevention. Local firefighters brought their truck and gear to Emily Brittain to discuss fire prevention and safety with the students. A special thank you to the City of Butler Fire Department for visiting Emily Brittain! View more photos on Flickr>

 

School Organization Community Forums

We had our first School Organization Community Forum on Tuesday night. I would really like to thank everybody who took the time to be at this event. Your feedback is important as we move through this process. Several more School Organization Community Forums are planned for November. 

Emily Brittain Presents at School Board Meeting Emily Brittain Board Presentation

Mrs. Cornell, the librarian and STEAM teacher at Emily Brittain, presented at the October 15, 2018 School Board meeting.

State Police School Safety Initiative

We have been notified that the Pennsylvania State Police are using all appropriate resources at their disposal to ensure the safety of Pennsylvania’s school students. As part of their efforts, state troopers may drive through school grounds or visit the main office at a school at any time during the school day. Their hope is that the enhanced presence in Pennsylvania schools will assist in keeping our students and staff safe.

Columbus Day Boat Activity Emily Brittain Boats

Kindergarten students at Emily Brittain recently used their STEAM skills to construct boats that float. View more photos on Flickr>

Officer Phil Program Officer Phil Program

Emily Brittain students recently had the opportunity to participate in the Officer Phil Program. This program provides various lessons on safety as well as character education.

School Organization Community Forum

We are developing our facility plan for the Butler Area School District. Many of our schools need capital improvements -- some more than others. Prior to investing money into all eleven schools, we have decided to solicit your input to determine if our community is satisfied with how we are currently organized.

BASD Community Meeting: Investing So Schools Work Investing So Schools Work

Butler Area School District is holding a community meeting on October 23 from 4-6 pm at the IHS to learn about a new research study and receive community feedback on what parents, students and other community leaders believe are the essentials for a quality education. 

Butler Spirit Week Photos Butler Spirit Week

Butler Spirit Week was a lot of fun! Thanks to everybody who participated. View photos on Flickr>

Good News Club Good News Club

Emily Brittain students are invited to join our "Good News Club!" This club meets after school on Tuesdays in the cafeteria. Click to view the flyer for more information>

We hope to see you there! 

Spirit Week at Emily Brittain Butler Spirit Week

September 24-28 is Spirit Week! Here are the Emily Brittain themes:

Monday - Dress to Impress (School Picture Day)

Tuesday - Rainbow Colors

Wednesday - Sunglasses

Thursday - Mismatched Socks

Friday - Superhero or Emily Brittain Attire

Community Calendar Survey calendar image

The Butler Area School District community is invited to share their feedback regarding the school calendar for the 2019-2020 school year. 

Water Quality Results - Sept. 5, 2018

We have continued to test the water throughout all of our schools to ensure it is safe to use. We just received the results from our most recent round of testing. The results showed elevated levels of lead in three water fixtures – two at the Intermediate High School and one at the Harriger Educational Services Center. The results have been posted to our website. Click to view the results>

Two Hour Early Dismissal -- Wednesday, September 5

Due to the forecasted heat, Butler Area School District will dismiss school two hours early on Wednesday, September 5. This applies to all Butler Area School District schools. Lunch will be served at every school before dismissal. Butler Area School District students who typically attend third session vo-tech will be dismissed two hours early with the secondary schools.

A Message from the Superintendent: Possible Early Dismissal

It was a great first week at Butler Area School District! As I was walking the halls of our schools, I really enjoyed seeing the faces of students who were actively engaged in learning. However, I also saw the faces of students who were uncomfortably hot in some of our buildings -- especially in the afternoon.
 

Kids Weekend Backpack Program KWBP logo

The Kids' Weekend Backpack Program will continue to serve all K-4 schools in the Butler Area School District. Read the community letter> | Download the enrollment form>

Tyler SIS Tyler Screenshot

Butler Area School District launched Tyler, our new Student Information System, over the summer. We sincerely appreciate your patience as transition to Tyler. Click for more information regarding Tyler>

First Day of School

Welcome back students! We are so glad you are here! 

Nutrition Group -- New Online Payment System School Cafe Logo

The Nutrition Group, Butler Area School District's food service provider, is using a new online payment system. Parents will need to create a new account. 

Butler Area School District has a new mobile app! mobile app screenshot

The Butler Area School District mobile app can be used to view news, alerts, the staff directory and other website information.

Back To School Night Back to School Night 2018

Thursday, August 23rd from 6-7:15PM

Kick Start Kindergarten Kick Start Kindergarten Poster

Wednesday, August 22nd from 6-7PM

The Butler BookStop -- August 17 BookStop Locations

The Butler BookStop is coming and you’re invited! The Butler Area School District BookStop will make another run through the community on Friday, August 17, 2018.  Meet us at one of the locations to pick out a free gently used book. Children can bring a book to trade or just pick out one for themselves.

View the flyer to a list of stop locations and times>

Emily Brittain Selected to Participate in the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program Logo

The Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE), Division of Food and Nutrition (DFN), has selected Emily Brittain Elementary School to participate in the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP) for the 2018-2019 school year.  

Save the Date save the date graphic

We have confirmed the dates for Orientation, Kick Start Kindergarten and Back to School Night (formerly known as Open House). Please mark your calendars!

The Butler BookStop Children Visit the Butler BookStop

The Butler BookStop made its first trip around the community on Monday, June 18. Two trucks loaded with books ventured out into the community making a total of 13 stops along the way. 

Register for Kindergarten Summer Kindergarten Registration Information

It's not too late to register for kindergarten! If your child will be five years old on or before September 1, 2018, it's time to register for kindergarten. 

The Butler BookStop is Coming! BookStop Logo

And you’re invited! The Butler Area School District BookStop will make its first run through the community on Monday, June 18, 2018.  Meet us at one of these locations to pick out a free gently used book. Children can bring a book to trade or just pick out one for themselves.

Welcome to Emily Brittain Elementary School

Welcome to Emily Brittain Elementary School, one of six elementary schools in the Butler Area School District.  Thank you for using our school webpage to learn more about our school and our programming.  It is our goal at Emily Brittain to provide our students with dynamic learning opportunities, so that all students can acquire the skills and learning experiences required to become successful.  Through the collaboration of teachers, parents, students, members of the school board, and central office administration, we have created a team-centered approach that works toward the success of every child! 

 
338 North Washington Street, Butler, PA  16001
Phone - 724-214-4200 * Fax - 724-282-1013
 
Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
School Day for Students: 9:15 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. 
 
 Principal: Chad Broman (chad_broman@butler.k12.pa.us)
 Secretary: Joyce Rauschenberger (joyce_rauschenberger@butler.k12.pa.us)
Welcome to our new Website New and improved website

Welcome to the new Butler Area School District website! The Butler Area School District.