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Welcome to Our New B.C.E. Assistant Principal! 

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Dear Parents and Students of Butterfield Canyon Elementary,

I am delighted to introduce myself as your new assistant principal and look forward to serving the Butterfield Canyon Community. As a Utah native and Herriman City resident I already feel at home here and look forward to supporting the school mission of LEAD: Learning Daily, Empowering Leadership, Achieving Goals and Discovering Potential.

Jordan School District’s mission statement, “Every Child, Every Day” does a nice job of summing up my most basic personal philosophy of education. As an educator, I maintain a strong focus on student learning and the whole child. Building positive relationships and a collaborative working environment are of utmost importance to me.

My background as an educator includes teaching at the elementary level for many years, as well as completing administrative internships at the elementary, middle and high school levels. I thoroughly enjoy working with children and young people of all ages, and absolutely loved my years as a classroom teacher. Most recently I served as a teacher facilitator at Herriman Elementary, coaching intern and new teachers and assisting with administrative duties. My passion for nurturing all educators, but especially new teachers, blossomed with this position. I’m excited to work with the teachers of Butterfield Canyon. I was also fortunate to work with Ms. Bollinger at Herriman Elementary and couldn’t be happier about joining her at Butterfield Canyon!

I have heard wonderful things about the Butterfield Canyon community. I look forward to meeting you and assisting each of your students in their individual educational needs. Please feel free to contact me at any time.

Sincerely,

Ms. Candie Checketts

New Butterfield Canyon Elementary Principal

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Dear Butterfield Canyon Elementary Community,

I am looking forward to working with the great community of Butterfield Canyon Elementary (BCE). As an educator, I am student-focused, results-oriented, and collaborative. My goal is to always do what is in the best interest of students.

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I taught special education at Cottonwood High School for 7 years and was also the Head Girls’ Basketball and Soccer coach. My next adventure was teaching special education at Bluffdale Elementary for 8 years. This past year I was fortunate to be the Assistant Principal at both BCE and Herriman Elementary. I believe that my variety of professional experiences throughout the past 16 years will allow me to better understand and help meet the diverse needs of all students.

My vision is to continually increase the quality of education by providing instructional leadership for data-driven decision making to improve learning for ALL students, foster an effective professional learning community enhanced through professional development, and maintaina safe environment conducive to learning and teaching.

Education is my passion and I fully support Jordan School District’s Mission Statement: “Every Child, Every Day.” Please know that I am here to serve the children and people in the BCE community. I am happy to address any questions or concerns to ensure that every child’s educational needs are met each day.

The BCE community is amazing and I feel so blessed to be a part of this unique school culture. I look forward to getting to know all of you. Thank you for all you do to support the education of your student(s).

Sincerely,

Ms. Amanda Bollinger

 

Color Run

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We want to send out a big thank you to all who joined us for the Color Run and silent auction Friday evening. Despite the weather, the run was a success and we enjoyed many fun activities inside the comfort of our great school. We are grateful for your support as students, parents and PTA.

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School Goals and Achievement

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Mission:    Bobcats LEAD by
                            Learning Daily
                            Empowering Leadership
                            Achieving Goals
                            Discovering Potential
Motto: Whatever it Takes!

School Goals:  

  1. Have 87% of our students reading at/above grade level by March 2016!
  2. Achieve 87% proficiency in district math benchmark assessments!
  3. Implement school-wide leadership roles providing all students with an opportunity to have a school or classroom leadership role to practice the skills they are learning.

Academic Achievement:

School Grade      2014: B     2015: A

SAGE Results    Though we have plenty of room for improvement, our school performs higher than the district and state averages.

PACE Report Card

Did you know that our School Community Council makes decisions and implements programs geared to help the school achieve their academic goals? There are funds allocated from the Utah State Trust Lands (approximately $50,000/yr) to assist in our efforts. The SCC council determines how those funds are used. Visit their page for more detailed information regarding this year’s plan.

Math Fact Ninja Club @ BCE

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Students who are able to demonstrate mastery of their grade level assessment three times in a row will become a member of the Math Fact Ninja Club at our monthly induction meetings. Aside from having their picture up in our library hallway, those who have mastered the math facts can have free time while the rest of the class is practicing and being assessed. They also receive one free karate lesson by Honshi Darren Cox over at the Herriman Community Center for being a club member. He provides some instruction and demonstration for the students at their club induction meeting at the school. Students will receive a Math Fact Ninja wristband to go with their club card. This club exists to encourage students to spend more time becoming fluent in their grade requirements to prepare them to solve more difficult multi-step problems. Please encourage your student to develop a regiment of study that will allow them to join the club.

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Math Fact Ninja Club Requirements:


            K:        10 addition up to 5 in 1 minute

                        10 subtraction up to 5 in 1 minute


            1st:       15 mixed addition sums to 10 in 1 minute

                        15 mixed subtraction in 1 minute


            2nd:      36 mixed addition in 1.5 minutes

                        36 mixed subtraction in 1.5 minutes


            3rd:      36 mixed multiplication up to 6’s in 3 minutes

                        36 mixed division up to 6’s in 3 minutes


            4th:      72 mixed multiplication up to 10’s in 4 minutes

                        72 mixed division up to 10’s in 4 minutes


            5th:      90 mixed multiplication up to 12’s in 3 minutes

                        90 mixed division up to 12’s in 3 minutes


            6th:      100 mixed multiplication up to 12’s in 5 minutes

                        100 mixed division up to 12’s in 5 minutes


* Students must complete this requirement three times before they’ll be invited to the math fact ninja club induction meeting to demonstrate mastery.

Butterfield Canyon Choir Performance

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Our school choir knocked it out of the park with their performances on Wednesday this week. First, they sang for the student body and then, later in the evening, performed for their families. The show had high energy, was fun and, most of all, was well done.

These students and the teacher leaders came to school on their own time every Wednesday morning before school. They have practiced hard all year.

A BIG thank you to Miss Dall, Mrs. Frost, Mrs. Perkins and Mr. Woolf for sharing their talents and working so well with these students. And a BIG thank you to all of the students who came every week and worked so hard to learn the music and their parts to create a wonderful production.

Everyone at Butterfield Canyon works together to create something amazing. We are fortunate to have such amazing people.

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Students Duck Tape Their Principal to the Wall!!!

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Butterfield Canyon Elementary students participated in the American Heart Association’s “Jump Rope for Heart” event for the 2nd year in a row. The school’s student council sponsored the event.

Students  jumped  their way to raising around $7,000! (More evidence that when Butterfield Bobcats put their minds to something, things happen.) Students who were resourceful enough to raise at least $35 in donations were invited to help tape Mr. Hansen to the wall.

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Way to go Bobcats!

 

Arbor Day at Butterfield Canyon Elementary

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Herriman City came to Butterfield Canyon Elementary to teach 1st, 2nd and 3rd graders that trees are very important to our planet. We learned that trees can cool a city down in the summer by 10 degrees. And in one year, an acre of trees can produce enough oxygen for 18 people. We also learned that Herriman City has a lot of trees! Besides all the good things trees do they make our city beautiful. During the assembly, our 2nd grade performed a song they’ve been learning.

After the program some students became tree ambassadors. They were able to go outside while 2 gentlemen from the city taught them the proper way to plant a tree. We will now get to see the tree grow big and strong. In a few years it will be providing some wonderful shade for us to enjoy.

Thank you Herriman City for our new tree!

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Be a Buddy, Not a Bully

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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!”