Weekly Newsletter – June 4

TALENT SHOW JUNE 7! Congratulations to all who auditioned…the Foxstars Talent Show will take place in the Bates Cafetorium on Friday, June 7 at 6:30pm (doors open at 6pm). Pizza will be available for $1 per slice.  Families, if you have any questions, please contact Kristen Bonstein at 617.372.1027 or kristenbonstein@gmail.com. We look forward toContinue reading “Weekly Newsletter – June 4”

Weekly Newsletter – February 5

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 theseContinue reading “Weekly Newsletter – February 5”

Weekly Newsletter – December 10

*Apologies for the delayed posting–we hope you received the emails and phone calls! Dear Families, December 10, 2018 PJ Day and Movie Night Hi Families – don’t forget that Friday, December 14th is Pajama Day and Movie Night! Kids, wear your pajamas to school and then bring your families back for Movie Night. Doors openContinue reading “Weekly Newsletter – December 10”

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!Continue reading “Weekly Newsletter – December 3”

Bates Culture Night – November 30th

At the Bates we celebrate all families! Culture is whatever is important to you and your family’s identity.  On November 30, students are invited to wear clothing to school that reflects their family’s culture.  That same evening, The Bates School Parent Council welcomes all families to share food, dance, music, art, games, and conversation at BatesContinue reading “Bates Culture Night – November 30th”

Weekly Newsletter – November 14

Dear Bates School Families:                                                                                                              At the Bates School, we continue to focus on growing our understanding and use of culturally responsive teaching. We recognize that Thanksgiving season has often been a customary celebration in our country. However, as we dig deeper into the true history of Thanksgiving, we recognize a need to teachContinue reading “Weekly Newsletter – November 14”

Recent Events in Our Country

Dear Bates School Community, Our nation has been rocked by incidents of violence that are becoming unacceptably too common. Events of the last week, including the shootings in Pittsburgh and Kentucky, and the mailing of pipe bombs to numerous public figures, leave a toll on our community members, both our young students and our adultContinue reading “Recent Events in Our Country”

Weekly Newsletter – October 18

Dear Bates School Families: 10/18/18 This week, many of our staff members are attending the annual Social Thinking Conference! At the Bates, we value social-emotional learning that prepares our students for present and future success.  Inclusion means everyone, and we work diligently to build a school community where every child feels valued for everything he/she/theyContinue reading “Weekly Newsletter – October 18”