BUTTERFLY DAY

Butterfly Day is an elementary school class project that reminds children the importance of embracing their own differences and accepting the differences of others.  Kindergartners learn through play the challenges that some children may face and absorb how to be more understanding and compassionate towards them.

We are extremely grateful for the quality of our leaders and caring teachers in the Spearfish School System who display great kindness and compassion towards all children.  A District where Empowering All Students to Succeed in a Changing World includes everyone!

A huge thank you to Miss Betty who not only shaped Kenadi’s life at school, improved her learning, and encouraged peer interaction but loved… really loved her.



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‘Butterfly Day’ celebrates inclusion: Kindergartners reminded to appreciate uniqueness of all abilities – an article by Black Hills Pioneer

Butterfly Day 2019

On Friday, September 20, 2019 we celebrated Butterfly Day with the Kindergartners at Mt. View Elementary School.  Blue Spruce Coffee Truck was there bright and early to start our day off with a cup of fresh brewed love! This is our annual day of inclusion where along with teachers, therapists and...
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Butterfly Day 2018

On Friday, September 21, 2018 the Kenadi Jean Weis Foundation hosted another successful Butterfly Day for the Kindergartners at Mt. View Elementary School here in Spearfish, SD. This is a day that we celebrate the beauty and uniqueness in every one of us through fun activities throughout the morning, with our...
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Butterfly Day 2017

On Friday, September 29, 2017 we celebrated Butterfly Day at Mountain View Elementary School in Spearfish, SD.    A grant by the Spearfish Foundation for Public Education provided the funds to purchase supplies while the Kenadi Jean Weis Foundation hosted a fun and educational day for Kindergarteners. The Kindergarten Teachers and...
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Butterfly Day 2016

Butterfly Day was created in memory of Kenadi Jean Weis who suffered a brain injury at birth and lived 5 ½ years faced with many challenges.  Although she was non-verbal and confined to a wheelchair she was an inspiration to many people, including ourselves. Her Pre-K Teacher at Mt. View Elementary,...
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Butterfly Day 2015

On Thursday, September 24, 2015 we celebrated Butterfly Day at Mountain View Elementary School in Spearfish, SD.    The Kenadi Jean Weis Foundation and sponsor for this event, Professional Mapping & Surveying, hosted a fun and educational day for Kindergarteners. The Kindergarten Teachers and Therapists along with Foundation Volunteers presented a...
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