Fox Fest – Saturday 4/29 – 5-7pm

Fox Fest is THIS SATURDAY, April 29th at 5pm until 7pm! Come show off your family’s cooking with a favorite potluck dish! K0/K1 & K2:  Salads & Appetizer / Ensalada & Aperitivo 1st – 3rd Grade: Main Dish / Plato Principal 4th & 5th Grade:  Dessert / Postre Raffle Tickets are $1 for Prize Baskets andContinue reading “Fox Fest – Saturday 4/29 – 5-7pm”

Weekly Family Newsletter – April 23, 2017

For the Week of April 23rd through April 29th, 2017.  FOX FEST – THIS SATURDAY APRIL 29TH, 5:00-7:00pm What is Fox Fest? A school-wide party held every spring to celebrate the Bates community and raise money for school enrichment programs and activities. Fox Fest includes children’s activities, a potluck dinner, dance party, raffle items, aContinue reading “Weekly Family Newsletter – April 23, 2017”

Weekly Family Newsletter – April 9, 2017

For the Week of April 9th through April 15th, 2017.  A huge thank you to 3rd and 5th grade families! 3rd graders had perfect attendance all 3 days of the MCAS and 5th grades had perfect attendance 2 out of the 3 days.  A reminder that there is no school this Friday, April 14th forContinue reading “Weekly Family Newsletter – April 9, 2017”

Weekly Family Newsletter – April 2, 2017

For the Week of April 2nd through April 8th, 2017.  BuildBPS Joint Site Council Meeting – April 4th This Tuesday, April 4th, Instructional Superintendent Mary Driscoll will be holding a meeting at the Irving from 6:00-7:30pm to discuss the findings from BuildBPS with Site Councils from several schools (including the Bates). Mary, along with staffContinue reading “Weekly Family Newsletter – April 2, 2017”

SPC/SSC Meeting – Monday 3/6

  At our March 6th meeting, we will officially launch the process to find the next principal of the Phineas Bates Elementary School. I am working with district-level staff to move this process as quickly as possible (while still identifying quality candidates) to ensure a smooth transition.  At this meeting, Karla Jenkins from the OfficeContinue reading “SPC/SSC Meeting – Monday 3/6”

International Day / Culture Night – Thursday February 16th!

On Thursday February 16th, we invite students to wear clothing that celebrates their national heritage! Inclusion means everyone and we are having a special day to celebrate the diversity of our school community.  That same evening, The Bates School Community Engagement Committee welcomes all families to share food, dance, music, art, games, and conversation atContinue reading “International Day / Culture Night – Thursday February 16th!”

Weekly Family Newsletter 1-5-17

For the Week of February 5th through February 11th, 2017.  School Site and Parent Council – February 8th At this week’s School Site and Parent Council meeting, parents will have an opportunity to learn about our official plan for the $100,000 School on the Move Prize money. There will be an opportunity to learn about howContinue reading “Weekly Family Newsletter 1-5-17”

Weekly Family Newsletter 1-29-17

For the Week of January 29th through February 4th, 2017.  I want to begin this week’s newsletter by reminding our entire school community that the Bates remains a safe and inclusive environment for everyone, regardless of religion, immigration status, or national origin. Inclusion means everyone and we welcome you and celebrate you. If you orContinue reading “Weekly Family Newsletter 1-29-17”