Week 11 Parent Newsletter

Dear Bates School Families         1-04-2020                                                     

Welcome back and Happy New Year 2020!

Dialogues on Race & Ethnicity

We are very excited to partner this year with the Mozart community to co-host Dialogues on Race and Ethnicity between an interracial intercultural group of staff and families. Our goal in doing this is to build on the many strengths of the diverse Mozart and Bates communities and to create a safer more inclusive environment for all students, families, and staff.  Each of the 6 sessions will be from 6:00-8:00 pm on Thursday evenings at the Bates (1/30/20, 2/6/20, 2/13/20, 2/27/20, 3/5/20, 3/12/20). Interested in participating? Please contact Mr. Morales at rmorales2@bostonpublicschools.org

Prevention Workshops for 5th Grade Families 

Interested in learning skills to help your child make healthy choices? A study is being conducted by researchers at Tufts University School of Medicine and Brown University and is looking for parents/guardians of 5th  graders. Your family may be eligible to receive up to $340 in Amazon e-gift cards and an iPad if you qualify and complete all study-related activities. We sent flyers home with more information and you can click here to learn more. Please email them at TheSUPPERProject@tufts.edu to join the program! 

Tech Goes HomeGet an iPad for $50

This year our Tech Goes Home classes will be on Thursdays! We are starting in January with an iPad course geared towards early childhood students. We will also be running a Chromebook course later in the spring if there is enough interest. Click here for more details. Please contact Ms. Strout (mstrout@bostonpublicschools.org) and Ms. Scherz (rscherz@bostonpublicschools.org) with any questions. 

Bates-Mozart Middle School Showcase (for 4-5th grade families) 1/10 @ 3pm @Mozart School

Representatives from the BPS  Welcome Center are coming to talk to our current 4th and 5th-grade students and families on how to navigate 6th-grade choices and make informed decisions about middle school options. Lyndon K-8, Kilmer K-8, Academy of the Pacific Rim, Irving Middle, Mission Grammar, Boston Collegiate, Boston Green Academy and more will be at the Mozart. 

MOVIE NIGHT! 1/17

Doors open at 5:30; movies start at 6:00. If you have questions, please contact Alanah or Nora at batesfamilies@gmail.com

sponsored by Bates Family Council. See flyer attached!

Winter Jackets

The Bates has a variety of winter jackets in various kid’s sizes for families in need. Please contact Adam Prisby aprisby2@bostonpublicschools.org, 617-635-8064.

Bates T-shirts and Sweaters on Sale

We will be opening our “digital” Bates Apparel shop which will include Sweaters and T-shirts for sale! More information to come

School Event Date Time
Bates/Mozart Grade 6 Showcase @ the Mozart School1/10/20203:00 pm
Family & School Site Council Meeting (BUDGET)1/13/20205:30-7:30 p.m.
Movie Night1/17/20205:30-8:00 p.m.
Dialogues on Race & Ethnicity Session 11/30/20206:00-8:00 p.m.
Dialogues on Race & Ethnicity Session 2 2/6/20206:00-8:00 p.m.

With gratitude, joy, and excitement!

Rodolfo Morales, Principal

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