Election Day Bake Sale

The Bates School Parent Council (SPC) will be holding a Bake Sale during the elections on Tuesday, November 7th. In the past this has been a big money maker for our school!  We really need your time and donations to make it happen!  The money raised will go towards school activities for your child throughout…

October 16 – Weekly Newsletter

Dear Families,                                                                                                       October 16th,…

October 10 – Weekly Newsletter

  Dear Families,                                                                                                       October…

October 2 – Weekly Newsletter

Dear Families,                                                                                                             10/2/17 Thank you for your support in ensuring a successful first month of school. It is hard to believe that we are already well into our second month of school. Each day, I continue to witness students exemplifying our Core Values: Last week a fifth grader showed respect and kindness by helping organize…

September 18 – Weekly Newsletter

Hello Bates School families,                                                       September 18th, 2017 Class is in session! As I’ve walked through the school over the last week I’ve seen students learning about new technologies, classrooms of students sharing their goals with one another, and have seen countless smiles on both students’ and adults’ faces. I also got completely soaked during the…

September 12 – Weekly Newsletter

Hello Bates School families,                                                                    September 12th, 2017 It has truly been an amazing two weeks at the Bates School. Days 1 and 2 for first through fifth grade were filled with smiles, laughter, and learning, both from students and staff. By mid-day I saw each classroom working on routines, sharing about their summers, and engaging in…

Welcome Back!

August 2017 Dear Bates Community, It is with much joy that I send this letter to welcome you to the 2017-2018 school year. I have had the pleasure of getting to know the Phineas Bates School since June and recognize the gem of a community that the Bates is. Through conversations with students, teachers, families…

Weekly Family Newsletter 6-25-17

For the Week of June 18th through June 24th, 2017.  Staffing Update I am pleased to welcome Mary Jane Guthrie as the newest member of the Bates team. Ms. Guthrie will teach 5th grade math and social studies as part of a team with Mr. Clark. Ms. Guthrie joins us from the Mozart school, where…

Weekly Family Newsletter – June 19, 2017

For the Week of June 18th through June 24th, 2017.  Staffing Update We have submitted a candidate for hire and will share information about our new team member next week. Thank you to Mr. Morales, Mr. Clark, Mr. Macchi, and Mrs. Moses for serving on the interview panel. Field Day – June 23rd Field Day…

Weekly Family Newsletter – June 4, 2017

For the Week of June 4th through June 10th, 2017.  A tremendous thank you to the parents who supported the talent show last week! Our students did an amazing job and it would not have been possibly without parent volunteers. I would especially like to thank Barb Damon and Lauren Manasse-Latham for the tremendous amount of…

Weekly Family Newsletter – May 28th, 2017

2017 Talent Show Our annual talent show will take place this Friday, June 2nd, beginning at 6:30pm in the Bates auditorium. The auditorium will be open at 6:00 with pizza for attending guests. We hope to see many families join us to celebrate and enjoy the many talents of our students. As we work to…

Spring Math MCAS

MCAS season is upon us! Beginning TOMORROW (Tuesday, May 16), students in grades 3-5 will start taking the Math MCAS.  All testing will begin at 10:00am and students may not enter the testing rooms if they arrive after that. Late students will have to take the MCAS at a later time separate from their class.Students who are absent…