Weekly Newsletter 9/18

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…

Weekly Newsletter 9/12/17

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…

Weekly Family Newsletter – May 14, 2017

For the Week of May 14th through May 20th, 2017.  A tremendous thank you to all the parents who supported our Spring Book Fair last week! A special thank you to Kristen Bonstein (K1 and 2nd grade parent) who organized the event, volunteers, and classroom signups! Math MCAS THIS WEEK This week our students in…

Weekly Family Newsletter – May 7, 2017

For the Week of May 7th through May 12th, 2017.  Spring Book Fair May 9th (9am-3:30pm), 10th (9am-7pm), and 11th (9am-3pm) The Bates SPC is organizing and staffing our Spring Book Fair that will take place in a few weeks. We are looking for volunteers to help students choose and purchase books during the school day…

Fox Fest – Thank You, Donors!

On April 29th, we held our annual fundraising event–Fox Fest. We are very excited to share that we raised nearly $5,000 for our school in the silent auction, live auction, and raffle. We would like to thank the generous businesses and individuals who provided donations that made Fox Fest possible: Total Wine – Natick Roche…

Weekly Family Newsletter – April 30, 2017

For the Week of April 30th through May 6th, 2017.  A tremendous thank you to everyone who joined us for Fox Fest on Saturday! We raised nearly $5,000 for the Bates! We would also like to thank the parent volunteers who coordinated the event, the School Parent Council, and Travis Marshall (chair of the committee). Principal Search…