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…

Weekly Newsletter – April 23

Dear Families, Upcoming Events: 4/28 Fox Fest 5-7pm 5/17 SPC SSC 5:30-7:00 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 day 6/21 (6/22= rain day) Field Day for students 6/25 10am – fifth grade moving up ceremony FoxFest: Thank you to all who…

GoFundMe Campaign to Keep Mr. Prisby!

The Bay State Banner published a piece today about our efforts to raise funds to maintain our social-emotional learning support at the Bates. Our school is as strong as it is because of the collaboration between teachers, staff, parents, and children; Mr. Prisby is a big reason why our model of community learning works! Please…

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….