Dear Families, February 5th, 2019
Black History Month
Black History Month is a time to celebrate the achievements of Black and African- American citizens while also reflecting on the need to push for racial and social justice. The sites below include several resources to support these conversations. Additionally, While Black History is being celebrated and honored this month, it is a topic that is tied to this country’s history and taught all year round.
Race Dialogues (flyer linked)
The Dialogues on Race and Ethnicity series engages our community in meaningful conversations about issues of race and ethnicity. Over the course of five facilitated sessions, trained facilitators lead us to: learn about key concepts in race and ethnicity; illuminate differences and commonalities in lived experience; and collaboratively develop an action plan to improve inclusion at the Bates. Join us as we learn more about our identities, society, and ways we can improve the Bates Elementary School Community.
A special thank you to all of the families that participated in our math workshop last week. We had about 20 families learn about our current math standards. Linked here is the slideshow and linked here are documents that explain learning outcomes for each grade-level.
Tech Goes Home:
Congratulations to all the families that received their chromebooks from TGH. We will be hosting another session geared towards families with students in K-2nd on using Ipads. By attending all sessions with your child, an Ipad will be available for purchase for $50! Flyer coming soon. For more information e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Session dates: 2/27, 3/06, 3/13, 3/20, 3/27, 4/03, 4/10, 4/24, 5/01 (make-up date) 4:45-5:45
The Bates annual fundraiser, Foxfest, has been scheduled to take place Saturday, May 4th, from 5-7pm. The Parent Council is looking for help from volunteers to make this year’s Foxfest another successful one! More information to come!
Box Tops (link)
It’s easy to find Box Tops. In fact, you may have some in your home right now. Clip Box Tops from your favorite products and turn them in to Bates School today! Box Tops are each worth 10¢ and they add up fast. Check the expiration date, as they so expire.
Stop and Shop A+ Rewards
Use your STOP & SHOP CARD each time you shop at Stop & Shop and you will earn CASH for our school. See instructions (link) in the e-mails version of the newsletter for how to participate in the program.
Feb 28- Behavior Change Basics 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:
1/23 (in SPANISH) 2/13, 3/12, 4/24, 5/15, 6/11
With gratitude, joy, and excitement: