Previous 2019/2020 School Year Newsletters

March 9, 2020

March 2, 2020

February 24, 2020

February 17, 2020

February 10, 2020

February 3, 2020

January 27, 2020

January 20, 2020

January 13, 2020

January 6, 2020

December 16, 2019

December 9, 2019

December 2, 2019

November 25, 2019

November 18, 2019

November 11, 2019

November 4, 2019

October 28, 2019

October 21, 2019

October 14, 2019

October 7, 2019

September 30, 2019

September 23, 2019

September 16, 2019

September 9, 2019

September 2, 2019

August 22, 2019

New School Year

September 9, 2019

September Greetings!

We are so excited to be beginning our fourth week of school at Baker-Butler, we are off to a great start! Last week we hosted Back to School Night for our Third, Fourth and Fifth Grade families and this Tuesday at 6pm we will be hosting Back to School Night for PreK, Kindergarten, First, and Second Grade families. Parents should report directly to their child’s classroom when they arrive. These nights are for parents only, and focus on building relationships between families and teachers, and learning about the school year ahead. We are so grateful for your attendance and support at these events.

Speaking of attendance, did you know that 8% of our student body was identified as ‘chronically absent’ last year? This designation is for students who miss more than 15 school days over the course of a school year. We encourage all families to send their children to school on-time when they are well, and to reach out to our school support team if there is any way we can better support your child in coming to school on-time each day. We sincerely appreciate your support in this effort.

On September 17th at 6:30pm we will be hosting our first PTO meeting of the school year. At this meeting I will be delivering our “State of the School” address. I encourage all families to consider attending PTO meetings regularly, and to get involved in PTO events throughout the school year. It is our goal to select meeting topics and utilize guest speakers throughout the school year to make these meetings as informative and useful as possible. Thank you for your support of our school. If there is anything we can do to better support your child and their well-being, please do not hesitate to let me know.

Student Verifications are Due! This is a reminder that ALL student information needs to be verified each year unless you are in Kindergarten or new to Baker-Butler this year. So far, about 1/3 of our families have completed this process. Please know this is the information we use to notify you if there is an emergency and it is very important that it is correct. Please see the directions below:
How to Get Started:

1. If you already have a PowerSchool account, please go to and sign in to the Parent Portal. (If you do not yet have a Parent Portal account, please contact your child’s school.)

2. From within the Parent Portal, select the student you wish to update along the top.

3. Click on the button on the left sidebar. (Alternately, you may click on the Applications icon in the top-right corner and then select Student Registration Verification.)

4. SPANISH VERSION ONLY: Click on the English icon and choose Spanish to complete the form in Spanish.

5. Enter your student’s date of birth to verify access to the form.

6. Follow the prompts to begin the form.

7. Review all information on each page and make changes where necessary.

8. Submit a verification form for each of your students. There is no school for students on Monday, September 30th.

THANK YOU The Bike Rodeo was a huge success! Thank you to our fabulous chairperson, Aprillee Spencer, and the countless volunteers who showed up to serve and make it a great event for our Baker-Butler families.

Welcome to the 2019-2020 School Year!

Greetings Baker-Butler Families!

Welcome to the 2019-2020 school year! We had a great first day of school yesterday; our hallways were filled with smiling students and teachers. It was a fantastic start to the year ahead!

I hope that you have all had the opportunity to make contact with your child’s teachers this school year. At Open House, or in your back-to-school packets, you should have received your teachers’ business cards. Please do not hesitate to call or e-mail any school staff with questions or concerns regarding your child’s progress, or if there is anything we can do to make their day a better one! We are a team.

I appreciate your patience with the traffic during arrival and dismissal on these first days of school. We are constantly making adjustments to our dismissal routine and the Parent Pick-Up loop lot in an effort to more efficiently dismiss our students. Detailed dismissal information was e-mailed to parents prior to the start of the school year, and we ask that you please follow staff direction when arriving and departing the school ground. Please remember to always send a note to the office by 12:00pm if you plan to change your child’s dismissal plan, or give us a call. All questions regarding bus transportation may be directed to our Transportation Department at 434-973-5716.

Thank you for your support of your child and of our school. We take the responsibility of caring for and educating your child seriously, and we thank you for putting your trust in us. I am looking forward to a year filled with exciting and fun days of learning. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you need support in any way. I look forward to seeing everyone at Back to School Night on September 3rd (3-5) and September 10th (K-2) from 6pm-7:30pm.

Mr. Kennard