Weekly Newsletter – December 10

*Apologies for the delayed posting–we hope you received the emails and phone calls! Dear Families, December 10, 2018 PJ Day and Movie Night Hi Families – don’t forget that Friday, December 14th is Pajama Day and Movie Night! Kids, wear your pajamas to school and then bring your families back for Movie Night. Doors open…

Weekly Newsletter – December 3

Dear Families, SSC/SPC TOMORROW (Tuesday) 12/4 6:00 (time change) Our next SSC will be from 6:00-7:30. We hope this will help us reach more families and give ample time for families that need to commute to the Bates School. As always, food and childcare are provided. Parents: Help us collect pizza donations for Movie Night!…

Bates Culture Night – November 30th

At the Bates we celebrate all families! Culture is whatever is important to you and your family’s identity.  On November 30, students are invited to wear clothing to school that reflects their family’s culture.  That same evening, The Bates School Parent Council welcomes all families to share food, dance, music, art, games, and conversation at Bates…

Weekly Newsletter – November 14

Dear Bates School Families:                                                                                                              At the Bates School, we continue to focus on growing our understanding and use of culturally responsive teaching. We recognize that Thanksgiving season has often been a customary celebration in our country. However, as we dig deeper into the true history of Thanksgiving, we recognize a need to teach…

Recent Events in Our Country

Dear Bates School Community, Our nation has been rocked by incidents of violence that are becoming unacceptably too common. Events of the last week, including the shootings in Pittsburgh and Kentucky, and the mailing of pipe bombs to numerous public figures, leave a toll on our community members, both our young students and our adult…

Weekly Newsletter – October 18

Dear Bates School Families: 10/18/18 This week, many of our staff members are attending the annual Social Thinking Conference! At the Bates, we value social-emotional learning that prepares our students for present and future success.  Inclusion means everyone, and we work diligently to build a school community where every child feels valued for everything he/she/they…

Weekly Newsletter – October 9

Dear Bates School Families: Below are some updates: Donorschoose.org Did you know that many of our teachers published projects on donorschoose.org? See some of their projects here. We ask that you share these projects with friends and family that wish to donate and support our students and teachers. Come Help Out at Bates’ Election Day…

Weekly Newsletter – September 26

Dear Bates School Families:                 9/26/18 There are so many amazing things happening at the Bates! Over the last few weeks, our friends have been doing some amazing learning and community building. Students in K0/K1 worked as a whole class to learn about feelings and routines. The whole class sang our “Whole Body Listening” song! Up…

Parent Newsletter Week 3

Dear Bates School Families:                                                                              9/19/18 Thank you to all the families that joined us during our School Parent…

Welcome to the Bates School year 2018-2019!

Dear Bates School  Community,                                                                                   August 2018 It is with much joy that I send this…

Weekly Newsletter – May 29

Dear Families,                                                                     5/21/18 Upcoming Events 6/5 Fifth  grade MMM concert 10:45 6/5 Third grade MMM concert 10:00 6/5 Fourth grade MMM concert 10:45 6/5 Talent Show Auditions 6/7 Art and Culture night 5-7pm 6/12 SPC/SSC 5-7pm 6/15 Evening School Talent Show 6/20 10 AM K2 moving up…

Weekly Newsletter – May 14

Dear Families,                                                                     5/14/18 Upcoming Events: 5/17 SPC SSC 5:30-7:00 6/5 Fifth  grade MMM concert 10:45 6/5 Third grade MMM concert 10:00 6/5 Fourth grade MMM concert 10:45 6/5 Talent Show Auditions 6/7 Art and Culture night 5-7pm 6/12 SPC/SSC 5-7pm 6/15 Evening School Talent Show 6/20 10…