November 7 – Weekly Newsletter

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Dear Families,                                                                                                 November 7th, 2017

Arrival and Dismissal Procedures:

The Bates School strives to be a welcoming school that values and partners with our families. We also work to ensure that every minute of every day be one where students are learning. As a result, we ask that families work with us to build independent citizens and learners by saying goodbye to your children at school entrances. Studies show that by not prolonging good-byes and by trusting young ones to make it to their classrooms, we can build independence and help facilitate the transition into school, especially for our younger students. We have staff at the entrance doors and stairwells each day to welcome students and guide any children who may need any extra support. If you would like to speak with teachers, please note that our teachers and staff are available to meet with you by appointment, as opposed to during arrival or dismissal. Messages for teachers can be left in the main office with our secretary, Ms. Cindy. Alternatively, teachers can be reached via email. If you are coming in to meet with a teacher or are volunteering, we ask that you check into the office and sign in. We also have visitor stickers so that our staff know you have checked in and know where you are going. We thank you for working with us and for helping to maximize learning time at the Bates School.

Veteran’s Day

There will be NO SCHOOL this Friday, November 10th in observance of Veteran’s Day. We honor and express gratitude for our Veterans.

Making Music Matters

Families of the following grade levels are invited to our MMM Concerts:

  • Grade 3, Tuesday, November 14th at 10 AM
  • Grade 4, Wednesday, November 15th at 10 AM
  • Grade 5, Tuesday, November 14th at 10:45 AM


Pajama Day and Movie Night

We will have Pajama Day during the school day on Friday, November 17th, and Family Movie Night at 5:30pm (doors open at 5:30 movie starts at 6:00pm). See flyer that was sent home last week.

Lost and Found

Our lost and found is filling up on the first floor by the cafeteria. If you find that your child is missing a sweater, scarf, hat, or other article of outerwear, please have them check the lost and found. As done in past years, we will donate clothing from the lost and found at the end of the school year.



The next SSC/SPC meeting will be on Tuesday 11/14 5:30-7:00pm. As always, food and childcare are provided.


Book Fair

The Bates School will hold a book fair from December 5-7th. More information will be sent in the coming weeks!


Rodolfo Morales, Principal


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