Weekly Newsletter – December 3

Dear Families,

SSC/SPC TOMORROW (Tuesday) 12/4 6:00 (time change)

Our next SSC will be from 6:00-7:30. We hope this will help us reach more families and give ample time for families that need to commute to the Bates School. As always, food and childcare are provided.

Parents: Help us collect pizza donations for Movie Night! We’re looking for local pizza shops to donate 5-10 pizzas for Bates’ Annual Movie Night on Friday, December 14th. Email second grade parent Heron (herongreenesmith@gmail.com) if you can ask your local shop for a donation, and if you can volunteer to pick up pizzas on Friday the 14th. Thank you!

BTU Bates

The Bates School in the BTU Newspaper

The Phineas Bates Elementary School is featured in the Boston Teachers Union Newspaper. Click on the link above to read and see what retired educator Amika Kemmler Ernst, Ed. D. observed while visiting our school!

Can Drive:

Our phenomenal secretary, Ms. Cindy, and our Parent Council are organizing a can drive. We have a box in front of our office. Families are encouraged to bring cans of food that will be donated to local food banks and pantries. This year’s drive begins Monday, December 3rd and will end on Monday, December 17th. Your efforts will help provide nutrition to those who need it most as we approach the holiday season.

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Bates Family Culture Night Success (photos on our Instagram page)

A very special thank you to our School Parent Council for coordinating a wonderful celebration of all the cultures that make the Bates great! Thank you to all the families that helped set up, bring food, and clean up! Our students had a great time filling their passports with stamps, listening to music from around the world, eating delicious foods, and getting to know one another.

Bay State Textiles

I am excited to announce that the Bates School now houses a Bay State Textiles box for recycling textile, linens, clothes and shoes. Our School Parent Council will receive some funding per lb of recyclable material. See flyer here!


November 30th Culture Night

December 10-14th Can Drive

December 14th- Movie Night

January 15, 16 17 (15th into evening) Book Fair

January 30th- Math Family Workshop

Feb 28- “30 Tips in 60 Minutes” workshop

March 22- Movie Night

March 28- Social Thinking workshop

May 4th- FoxFest

May 6-10 Teacher appreciation

May 23rd- Art Show

June 7th- Talent Show

School Parent Council Dates:

12/4, 1/15, 2/13, 3/12, 4/24, 5/15, 6/11

With gratitude, joy, and excitement:   

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Rodolfo Morales, Principal


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