Degrees and Certifications:
BA English from UCLA, 1988 Multiple Subject Teaching Credential from CSU Northridge and CSU San Marcos, 1989-1991 MA Teaching from Grand Canyon University, 2002
Ms. Diane Butterworth
Ms. Butterworth's 5th Grade Class
Welcome, families and students!
Homework is assigned on weekly basis on the iReady platform. It generally consists of weekly math assignments that provide practice and review for concepts being learned in class. The expectation is 45 minutes per week, with 70% accuracy, and completing at least 3 assignments. Assignments will be posted on a weekly basis.
Additionally, sudents will login to Haiku Homework Page each week to complete a weekly homework assignment sheet. Follow the directions in the Homework Menu, and submit your assignment sheet using the options described on the page.
All students in 1st through 5th grade participate in a school-wide reading program called Reading Counts. Students read books within their lexile range. After completing a book, students take a Reading Counts test and receive points for receiving a score of a least 70%. Every student is expected to reach 100 points by the end of the school year. Student progress towards their goals are monitored and students are recognized for their accomplishments throughout the school year.
Curran believes in dealing with all discipline issues through PBIS. The main focus of PBIS is to provide a clear system for expected behaviors in all school settings. Our expectations focus on Being Safe, Being Respectful and Being Responsible. Through PBIS, we work to create and maintain a school culture in which all school community members have clear expectations and understandings of their role in the educational process.
The purpose of implementing PBIS is to:
- Create a positive school culture
- Create consistency among adults
- Strengthen family and community partnerships
- Reduce office discipline referrals
- Identify students in need of more support
Behaviors in and outside of class are categorized as minor or major. Repeated minor behaviors will be reviewed by administration and/or our school counselor and parents will be notified. Major offenses are dealt with by school administration and/or our school counselor. Any major offenses are documented in our school data base and parents are notified.