School & Parent Information

“A hundred years from now it will not matter what my bank account was, the sort of house I lived in, or the kind of car I drove . . . But the world may be different because I was important in the life of a child.”

Welcome to the 2020-2021 school year! Kenneth N. Butz, Jr. Elementary is a K-3 building.  Presently 375 students are enrolled.  We have 115 enrolled in Blue Eagle Cyber Academy and 260 enrolled in our hybrid program. Research shows that parents/guardians play a key role in each student’s academic success.  Therefore, we invite all parents and guardians to become involved with the KBES community. Please contact me if you have any questions and/or concerns as the school year progresses. Parent support and input is always appreciated. Appointments can be scheduled through my secretaries. However, I have an open-door policy and will see you immediately if I am not in a class or at a meeting. 

 

Listed is some information that will help you to better understand some basic procedures related to KBES. I encourage you to read this information. 

 

QUESTIONS: If you have questions regarding the school, please contact:

 

Mrs. Kelly Apruzzi, Principal

Phone: 610-759-1118 

Fax: 610-759-0454 or 

Email: kapruzzi@nazarethasd.org

 

SECRETARIES:  Ms. Trudy Shields and Mrs. Elena Farina are the Kenneth N. Butz, Jr. Elementary School’s secretaries who will greet you as you enter the main office. They will help meet your needs or direct you to the appropriate person.

 

SCHOOL DAY: Our school day begins at 8:30 a.m. Students who arrive at school after 8:30 a.m. are considered tardy. It is important that your child is on time each day. Parents will be contacted if your child is consistently tardy. Our dismissal procedures begin at approximately 2:15 p.m.

 

NOTE: When your child is absent from school, please call Kenneth N. Butz, Jr. Elementary’s 

Attendance/Homework Hot Line  prior to 9:00 A.M. The number is 610-759-1360.

Butz Express is on Track to Learn:

Our SWPBS theme revolves around being: Respectful, Responsible, and Ready to Learn. 

 

RULES:

1. Look and Listen.

2. Raise your hand.

3. Respect people and property.

4. Follow directions the first time.

5. Walk and wait quietly in school.

 

We hope you are as excited as we are about the start of the 2020–2021 school year. We will begin the school year with approximately 375 students. During the first days of school, KBES staff members will be present to help your child find his/her classroom. Teachers begin promptly after taking attendance at 8:30 a.m. We appreciate your support and look forward to having another GREAT year!

 

Sincerely,

Kelly Apruzzi

Principal of Kenneth N. Butz Jr. Elementary

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IMPORTANT 2020-2021 FOOD SERVICES INFORMATION

Please do NOT send cash or checks in with students. Cash is not accepted. Checks need to be sent directly to the food service department.

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