International Day / Family Culture Night

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 / Family Culture Night”

An Update from Dr. Chang Regarding Extended Learning Time

Please see the following letter from Dr. Chang regarding Extended Learning Time in the 2017-2018 school year. As no start and end times will be changing, the Bates school hours will be from 9:30am to 4:10pm next year.  Extended Learning Time Letter – English Tiempo de aprendizaje extendido – Español مددت رسالة وقت التعلم –Continue reading “An Update from Dr. Chang Regarding Extended Learning Time”

Reminder: Parking Restrictions

Dear Bates Community, Despite several reminders, it has come to our attention that we still have members of our school community who use the staff parking lot to pick up students at the end of the school day. This remains a danger to pedestrians and there have been several incidents that nearly resulted in injury.Continue reading “Reminder: Parking Restrictions”

New Guidelines for Classroom Treats

Classroom Treats/Snacks: New Guidelines In order to continue our efforts to prevent the spread of winter illnesses, we will be implementing new guidelines for classroom snacks/treats. Moving forward, any snacks or treats provided to classrooms must come in individual, pre-packaged packs that students can open on their own. This means we will no longer provide itemsContinue reading “New Guidelines for Classroom Treats”

Weekly Family Newsletter 1-8-17

For the Week of January 8th through January 15th, 2017.  Classroom Treats/Snacks – NEW GUIDELINES In order to continue our efforts to prevent the spread of winter illnesses, we will be implementing new guidelines for classroom snacks/treats. Moving forward, any snacks or treats provided to classrooms must come in individual, pre-packaged packs that students can openContinue reading “Weekly Family Newsletter 1-8-17”

Preventing the Spread of Winter Illnesses

From the medical director of the Boston Public Schools: Dear Boston Public School Families and Employees, With winter upon us, we would like all of us to do our part to ensure safe, healthy, and welcoming school environments for all. It is everyone’s responsibility to prevent the spread of common winter illnesses, such as influenzaContinue reading “Preventing the Spread of Winter Illnesses”

Cold Weather: December 15/16, 2016

Dear Bates Community. We are expecting bitterly cold temperatures today and tomorrow morning with wind chills of -10 to -15 degrees. While the forecasted temperatures are not severe enough to cause us to cancel school, we do ask families to take extra precaution to ensure your students are dressed appropriately for this chilly weather and remain safeContinue reading “Cold Weather: December 15/16, 2016”

Weekly Family Newsletter 12-11-16

For the Week of December 11th through December 17th, 2016.  This last week was a busy week at the Bates, for families, staff, and students alike! The Book Fair was a tremendous success; we raised nearly $4000! Our School Site Council members also got a training about Extended Learning Time and their role in approvingContinue reading “Weekly Family Newsletter 12-11-16”

Family Newsletter 12-4-16

For the Week of December 4th through December 11th, 2016.  A very special thank you to Linda Lea and Paul Wells, Jocelyn and Travis Marshall, Kristen Bonstein and Ryan Dowd, Courtney Barth, Barb Damon, Nora and Will Vincent, Heather Cochran, and Heather Baer for volunteering at Saturday’s school showcase! We had a tremendous parent presence andContinue reading “Family Newsletter 12-4-16”

Shop Local on 12/6/16 and Support the Bates!

On Tuesday, December 6th, 2016  Birth St. House & Garden and Dandelions will be donating a portion of sales to the Phineas Bates Elementary School. We thank these two, local Roslindale businesses for their support. Just mention “The Bates” when shopping for us to receive a portion of the sale. Shop Local, Help Local!