April 2 – Weekly Newsletter

Dear Families,                                     Parent Climate Survey We want to hear what you think about your child’s school! BPS offers parents the opportunity to fill out a survey every year. Students and teachers also fill out surveys at school….

March 26 – Weekly Newsletter

Dear Families, We want to hear what you think about your child’s school! BPS offers parents the opportunity to fill out a survey every year. Students and teachers also fill out surveys at school. Please let us know what is good and what needs to be changed or worked on to make your school better….

3/14 Weekly Newsletter

Dear Families,                                                                                                          …

3/5 Weekly Newsletter

Dear Families,                                                                                                          …

#FundOurSchools Campaign

Dear Bates Families, The Bates is one of 3 or 4 schools that will be losing City Connects next year.  Other larger schools are losing their partnership funding for it but have a large enough budget to absorb the cost. Looking at last year’s budget, BPS funded a total of $874,493 for all City Connects partnerships.  For…

February 22 – Weekly Newsletter

Dear Families,                                       School Operations Update: Incidents like the one that occurred on the 14th in Parkland, Florida, remind us of the need for vigilance regarding the safety of our students and educators. I send this message…

Note about school operations

02/16/17 Dear Families, Incidents like the one that occurred on the 14th in Parkland, Florida, remind us of the need for vigilance regarding the safety of our students and educators. I send this message to let families know that the Bates School has routines and protocols in place to promote and ensure the safety of…

February 15 – Weekly Newsletter

Dear Families,                                        Bates School ‘Behavior Change Basics’ for Families You are invited to join us for an informational session on Thursday, March 1st 5:30-7:00,  to learn more about how the Bates School supports our student’s social-emotional…

February 6 – Weekly Newsletter

Dear Families,                                        Support for Filing Taxes: The Codman Square Health Center offers free tax preparation for hard working Dorchester (and Boston) families. Taxpayers who earned less than $54,000 in the previous tax year can have their…

January 29 – Weekly Newsletter

First Grade Publishing Party Thank you to all of the families that were able to join us last Friday for our first grader’s publishing party. Our students were so excited to share their work with families and staff. First graders prepared for the event by researching their animal and synthesizing their learning into a book!…

January 22 Weekly Newsletter

Dear Families,                                                                  Over the last few weeks, we have had some visitors at the Bates School. Many of our visitors were prospective families,…