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 4th Grade Class
Welcome, families and students!
Follow Your Student on Canvas
The best to way to track your student's progress and assignment completion is to follow them on Canvas and set up a routine for checking in with them at least monthly. To follow your student, you can dowwnload the parent app and add them as an observer; you can request a pairing code from me; or you can use your student's login to view their assignments and grades.
The best ways to communicate with me are via Class Dojo, school email, or the Aeries message portal.
Homework generally consists of a reading log and response to reading. Assignments will be posted on a weekly basis. We will have occasional projects as well.
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 at 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.