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).

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Principal Search Update

Last week, we were pleased to share that Mr. Rodolfo Morales, a native of Hyde Park, will serve at the next principal of the Phineas Bates Elementary School! We would like to thank the parent and teachers who served on the principal screening committee. Mr. Morales joined us for Fox Fest and Saturday and is excited to join our community. You can read Superintendent Chang’s announcement here.

Teacher Appreciation Day – May 2nd 

The Parent Council will host breakfast at school for all of our dedicated teachers and staff. If you are able to contribute, please send $1 to help!

Students can use the attached sheets in the flier to send a note to each teacher and staff member they would like to thank. Return your sheets to school by Wednesday, April 26 and we will distribute the words of thanks to the teachers.

Teacher Appreciation Flier

School Site/Parent Council – May 4th 

Our next SPC/SSC meeting is Thursday May 4th. The meeting will be from 5:30-7:00pm with free dinner and childcare provided. We will provided updates on Extended Learning time, the principal transition, and debrief Fox Fest.

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 and during our special evening hours.  Our semi-annual book fair promotes a love of reading and provides financial support to our school. Please consider donating your time to support this special school event. You can sign up here.


Upcoming Dates

May 4 – SSC/SPC

May 9-11 – Spring Book Fair

May 19 – Talent Show Tryouts

June 2 – Talent Show


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