Bates Parent Newsletter

Dear Bates School Families         1-22-2020                                                                                                                        Dialogues on Race & Ethnicity We are very excited to partner this year with the Mozart community to co-host Dialogues on Race and Ethnicity between an interracial intercultural group of staff and families. Our goal in doing this is to build on the many strengths…

Week 11 Parent Newsletter

Dear Bates School Families         1-04-2020                                                      Welcome back and Happy New Year 2020! Dialogues on Race & Ethnicity We are very excited to partner this year with the Mozart community to co-host Dialogues on Race and Ethnicity between an interracial intercultural group of staff and families. Our goal in doing this…

Week 10 Parent Newsletter

Dear Bates School Families   11/25/19 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…

Original Works Fundraiser

I want to let you know that we are continuing with our Original Works Fundraiser.  This is the fundraiser that gives families the opportunity to order gift items for the holidays with your child’s artwork printed on it.  Please check your child’s backpack to find the packet.  If you are interested in placing an order…

Week 9 Parent Newsletter

Dear Bates School Families     11/04/19 Family and School Site Council (flyer linked) Our 2nd  family council session is on Wednesday, November 6th, 5:45-7:30. Food and child care are always provided! Translation services provide upon request. 5:30-6:00 socializing and food, 6:00-7:30 Family and School Site Council. Bake Sale (flyer sent home) The Bates School…

Week 8 Parent Newsletter

Dear Bates School Families     10/25/19 What does INCLUSION mean at the Bates?: Family Learning Session Come learn and chat about -Research on inclusive education, -Fostering  an academic and socially inclusive environment at home and at school, -How inclusion supports ALL students. All participants will receive a children’s book to support fostering inclusion mindsets…

Parent Newsletter Weeks 6-7

Dear Bates School Families     10/18/19 What does INCLUSION mean at the Bates?: Family Learning Session Come learn and chat about -Research on inclusive education, -Fostering  an academic and socially inclusive environment at home and at school, -How inclusion supports ALL students. All participants will receive a children’s book to support fostering inclusion mindsets…

Parent Newsletter Week 5

Dear Bates School Families     10/04/19 So much learning is happening at the Bates! In K0/K1, students are beginning to  use language from our social-emotional curriculum, Social Thinking and Zones of Regulation. Students are often heard discussing the zones of their emotions and that of characters. During my time in one classroom a K1…

Parent Newsletter Week 4

Dear Bates School Families     9/23/19 We’ve had two amazing events at school: our Open House/Potluck and our Ice Cream Social. Additionally our school family council has hosted two playground meet ups wit the last one happening this weekend (see below for more info)! These events aren’t just about having fun. Building community and…