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Principal's Message

Kate Ostrander
Telephone: (630) 827-4008

Dear Butterfield Families,

Welcome to the 2023-2024 school year! I am honored to continue as principal at

Butterfield School. This year we will focus on working together as a team to reach our


Butterfield has an enrollment of approximately 270 students in kindergarten through

fifth grade. We offer a variety of programs to help our students achieve their greatest

potential including literacy support, fine arts, and physical education.

Butterfield’s vision is to offer a welcoming school bustling with the joy of teaching and

learning where all embrace academics and personal success. Our mission is to provide

a challenging and collaborative environment where everyone is encouraged to ask

questions, solve problems, make thoughtful decisions, and to strive to achieve their

personal best. Butterfield School is the place to begin the path to our dreams.

The staff of Butterfield School work to meet both the academic and social emotional

needs of our students. Students have authentic learning experiences through

problem-based learning, differentiated instruction, thematic units, and more. Students

also participate in a Positive Behavior System as well as the social emotional

curriculums of Second Step and AIM.

The PTA at Butterfield is growing its number of events and traditions. Our school year

kicks off with a family pool party followed by the Scarecrow Stroll in October and the

family bowling party in early spring. All Butterfield families are invited to attend PTA

meetings on the first Tuesday of each month at 7:00 pm.

The staff and I look forward to spending time with the students and families of

Butterfield as we all work together to achieve success.



Kate Ostrander