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…

Fox Fest – Saturday 4/29 – 5-7pm

Fox Fest is THIS SATURDAY, April 29th at 5pm until 7pm! Come show off your family’s cooking with a favorite potluck dish! K0/K1 & K2:  Salads & Appetizer / Ensalada & Aperitivo 1st – 3rd Grade: Main Dish / Plato Principal 4th & 5th Grade:  Dessert / Postre Raffle Tickets are $1 for Prize Baskets and…

Weekly Family Newsletter – April 23, 2017

For the Week of April 23rd through April 29th, 2017.  FOX FEST – THIS SATURDAY APRIL 29TH, 5:00-7:00pm What is Fox Fest? A school-wide party held every spring to celebrate the Bates community and raise money for school enrichment programs and activities. Fox Fest includes children’s activities, a potluck dinner, dance party, raffle items, a…

Weekly Family Newsletter – April 9, 2017

For the Week of April 9th through April 15th, 2017.  A huge thank you to 3rd and 5th grade families! 3rd graders had perfect attendance all 3 days of the MCAS and 5th grades had perfect attendance 2 out of the 3 days.  A reminder that there is no school this Friday, April 14th for…