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Congratulations Amy Walker Chesapeake Public Schools Teacher of the Year Finalist 2020Butts Road Intermediate is #4 in the state! Top 50 Virginia Public Schools with The Best teachers for 2020Literacy Builds a Better World January is Reading Month Join us in reading the book, The Dot, by Peter H. Reynolds. We hope you will participate in our literacy activities. January 9th: Polka Dot Day-Students will wear polka dots.

Valentine Grams

Heart Balloons with heart tag

Send your sweetie a treaty!

Post a note to your pal!
Let your friend or loved one know you are thinking of them by sending a Valentine Gram.
On Sale: February 6th through the 13th
Valentine Grams are only $1/each and will be delivered to recipients on
Friday, February 14th.
More information will be coming home with your student in the coming weeks!

Souper Staff Luncheon

"H" on football image. Souper Bowl XXIIHelp us thank our staff for being true MVPs! It is so easy to help!

Just make a crockpot full of your favorite soup, stew, or chili. Include the recipe (or at least an allergen list.) Then, drop it off at the front desk by 10:00 AM. You may pick up your crockpot after 2:00 PM.

Visit our sign-up genius page (link on FB) and let us know what you are bringing! We are also looking for a few volunteers to help with set-up and clean-up. Thank you for being a part of our winning team!

PTA News

We’re BLASTING OFF with BOX TOPS!Box Tops Rocket and Roll

It’s time for BRI’s Annual Box Top drive, and this year we are SHOOTING FOR THE STARS! Each box top collected is worth 10 cents for our school, and NEW THIS YEAR, no more clipping! How does it work? It’s easy, simply download the Box Tops app on your iOS or Android device and then:

  1. Buy Box Tops products: Look for the logo. You can find it on hundreds of products you know and love.
  2. Scan your receipt: No more clipping. Tap the scan button and snap a photo of your receipt within 14 days of purchase.
  3. Earn cash for our school: It’s that easy! Box Tops earnings are identified and automatically updated online!

BLAST OFF with us today to start earning right away!

Clipped box tops will be collected through Feb. 21st. The class in each grade level collecting the most box tops will earn an ice cream treat!

When Should My Child Stay Home?



As cold and flu season is upon us, we’d like to help you answer the all-important question: When Should My Child Stay Home?

Students must be fever-free for 24 hours without the use of fever reducing medication before returning to school. (Fever of 100.4 or higher. )

• Students must be free from vomiting for at least 2 solid meals.

• Students must be free from diarrhea for 24 hours.

• Eye Infection? Students may return to school 24 hours after antibiotic treatment.

Thank you for helping to keep our Hawks healthy!


January is Reading Month

the dot Peter H Reynolds It’s time for January Reading Month! Here at Butts Road Intermediate, every month is reading month, but during the month of January, we like to especially promote the love and fun of reading.  This year our theme will be Literacy Builds a Better World. Our school will be participating in several exciting activities.  We are asking for your support for the different events we have planned throughout this month.

This year our resource teachers will also be implementing literacy activities by using The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds as their inspiration. Music, Art, P.E., Guidance and the Media Center have been working together to create fun activities for our students. Mrs. Cruz will be reading the book to our students on Monday, January 6. Our Superintendent, Dr. Jared Cotton, will read another book written by Peter H. Reynolds the following week.

We are asking for your help at home by reading and participating with your children in some of the optional activities. We will also host a bookmark and poster contest. One winner will be selected from each grade level for both contests. We can’t wait to see what treasures the students will create!

We hope your child enjoys the school activities and that your family will enjoy participating in some or all our literacy activities (please see the back of this letter). Thank you!

Bookmark and Poster Contests– (see due dates listed)

We would like to create a display of bookmarks and posters created by our very own BRI Hawks. We are asking for all bookmarks to be turned in no later than Friday, January 10th, and all posters by Friday, January 17th.   Please turn these into the media center.  Students that participate will have their names entered for a drawing.  One student will be selected from each grade level. Please write your child’s name and teacher on any entries that are submitted.  Be CREATIVE!! Our theme is Literacy Builds a Better World.

Tides Reading Incentive-(January 2nd – January 31st)
We are on year seven of the Norfolk Tides’ Reading Incentive. Students need to read five books to receive monthly tickets to the Tides’ games. Reading logs will go home on Thursday, January 2 and will be due on Friday, January 31.

Get Caught Reading-Every Tuesday in the month of January
Mrs. Cruz and Mr. Mills will be searching for students who are reading. Students that are “caught” will receive a bookmark on this day.

Write It Wednesday- Every Wednesday in the month of January
Students will listen to either a poem or quote on the morning announcements and write a response to share with the class on these days.

Flashlight Reading Day- Thursday, January 16th
Students will read with flashlights in their classroom on this day. Students are encouraged to bring in small flashlights.

Read a T-Shirt Day– Thursday, January 23rd
Students and staff are encouraged to wear shirts with a written, appropriate message.

Storybook Character Dress Up Day-Thursday, January 30th
Students and staff will dress up like their favorite book character. (No masks, face paint, weapons, or anyone too scary please). Students may wear a name tag and/or a book title telling about their favorite character.

Thank you for your support! We hope that you participate in our activities!!