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…

Parent Newsletter Week 3

9/16/19 Dear Bates School Families I want to thank all our amazing families for making this such an amazing start to the school year! Thank you for being as excited as we are about all the learning and fun that students will surely have this year. Over the summer, our team worked diligently  to prepare…

Parent Newsletter Week 2

Dear Bates School Families Class is in session! As I’ve walked through the school over the last four days I’ve watched students learning about new technologies, others sharing their goals with one another, and have seen countless smiles on both students’ and adults’ faces.  Our new kindergarten learners walked around their new school building while…

Parent Newsletter Week 1

9/5/19 Dear Bates School Families It has been a strong come back for our scholars today! From learning about their summer vacations to welcoming new members to our community, our students have shown respect, enthusiasm and kindness on their first day back. In classrooms, students have spent time learning the routines and systems that will…

Upcoming Events- September!

Dear Families and Bates Community, 8/26/19 We have some very exciting events coming up! See information below: 8/28 5:30-6:30pm Popsicles with the Principal Families are welcome to stop by the Bates Playground on Wednesday from 5:30-6:30 to meet Principal Morales and join in conversations with other families. This is a great opportunity for new and…

Welcome to School Year 2019-2020

Dear Bates School  Community,                     August 2019 It is with much joy that I send this letter to welcome you to the 2019-2020 school year. I have had the pleasure of working with Boston Public Schools for the last nine years. Last year I re-experienced firsthand…

Happy Pride!

To our Phineas Bates LGBTQIA students, families, staff and community members: We wish you a happy pride season!   At the Bates, we work to build a community that celebrates all facets of our students’ identities and find meaningful ways to weave their experiences and cultures into our learning everyday. Inclusion means everyone, and we…

Weekly Newsletter – June 4

TALENT SHOW JUNE 7! Congratulations to all who auditioned…the Foxstars Talent Show will take place in the Bates Cafetorium on Friday, June 7 at 6:30pm (doors open at 6pm). Pizza will be available for $1 per slice.  Families, if you have any questions, please contact Kristen Bonstein at 617.372.1027 or kristenbonstein@gmail.com. We look forward to…

Ramadan at the Bates

May 6th, 2019 Dear Bates School Families, Ramadan started this past Sunday. It is my privilege to share with you what we are doing to support the many Muslim students we have at our school who will be fasting during this month. But first, a quick “What is Ramadan?”: A month each year when many…