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Flexible Instructional Days Information! Nov 11, 2019 FIDs

We have created a "FIDS" page on our website to help keep everybody informed of what to expect for our upcoming Flexible Instructional Day on November 27. Click to visit that page>

Community Committee for School Organization Recommendation Nov 19, 2019

Dr. Brian White, Superintendent of the Butler Area School District, shared the recommendation of our Community Committee for School Organization at the School Board meeting on November 18.

The Community Committee for School Organization met four times before making a recommendation.

The report details Butler Area School District’s school organization process to date as well as a recommendation from the Community Committee for School Organization.

Click to view the report>

Ned Show's Kindness Adventure Nov 18, 2019 Ned Show

Students at McQuistion, Northwest and Summit had the opportunity to participate in the Ned Show’s Kindness Adventure Assembly. Using storytelling, music, interactive videos, illusions and more, the program took students on an international adventure to demonstrate how they can create a positive and caring school climate by showing kindness, respect and acceptance.

Our other elementary schools will have the opportunity to participate later in the school year.

MCQ 2019-2020 Yearbook Early Bird Sale Nov 18, 2019

The McQuistion

2019-2020 Year Book

Early Bird Sale

           Early Bird Order Deadline is: December 31, 2019

           See attached flyer

BASD Flexible Instructional Day (FID) Update for Nov. 27 Nov 11, 2019

Dear Butler Area School District Parents/Guardians: 

Butler Area School District has designated Wednesday, November 27 as a Flexible Instruction Day. Students will not report to school, but will have assignments to complete at home.

Flexible Instructional Days (FID) is a new initiative for schools launched by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Students will receive instructional materials from each of their normally scheduled classes for this day to take home. It is expected that all students complete the assigned learning activities and actively participate in the assigned activities. Students will submit work within 10 days (by December 9) to receive attendance credit for this day. Parents of secondary students (grades 7-12) will receive a Verification of Student Attendance form that will need to be signed and returned to designate that their child participated in the assigned student activities. Students with Special Needs will receive Flexible Instructional Day (FID) lessons designed in accordance to their needs as identified in their individualized education plans.

Vision To Learn Mobile Eye Clinic Nov 11, 2019 vision to learn logo

Vision To Learn is a non-profit organization that provides free eye exams and glasses to children in need. Vision To Learn will bring their mobile eye clinic to our schools and provide free eye exams to students within the next few weeks. In addition to the exam, students may also receive glasses. 

View the Vision to Learn letter to parents/guardians>

View the Vision to Learn flyer>

View the Vision to Learn consent form>

School Nurse November Newsletter Nov 4, 2019

We are in the full swing of the school year and unfortunately cold and flu season are fast approaching. In an effort to be proactive, our school nurses would like to share with you preventative measures to avoid getting the flu and to minimize the spread of the flu in our schools. Click to read their November Newsletter>

BASD Instructional Coaches Featured by Prof. Institute for Instructional Coaching Nov 4, 2019 Instructional Coaches

Our own amazing Instructional Coaches were recently featured by the Professional Institute for Instructional Coaching! Congratulations to Dave Andrews, Tanya Lewis, and Karen Robb!

https://www.tpiic.org/mentor-blogs/1712/

Mad Science Assembly Nov 4, 2019 Mad Science

McQuistion students enjoyed an assembly by Mad Science on Friday afternoon. They learned about air pressure, the effects of temperature on bubbles, and Newton’s Laws of Motion.

View more photos on Flickr>

BASD Delay and Closing Procedures Oct 31, 2019 Delay and Closing Procedures

 

The winter season will be here before we know it. I’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.

BC3 Fire Trailer Oct 29, 2019 Fire Trailer

The third graders at McQuistion Elementary enjoyed the opportunity to explore fire safety thanks to the BC3 Fire Trailer.  They learned how to prevent fires and what to do in case a fire emergency happens in their home. View photos on Flickr>

Therapy Dogs Visit McQuistion Oct 18, 2019 Therapy Dogs

Ten therapy dogs from Butler Dog Training/Therapy Dogs International recently spent time reading with McQuistion students. A special thank you to these dogs and their owners for taking the time to visit McQuistion! 

View photos on Flickr>

 

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