April 2 – Weekly Newsletter

Dear Families,                                     Parent Climate Survey We want to hear what you think about your child’s school! BPS offers parents the opportunity to fill out a survey every year. Students and teachers also fill out surveys at school….

#FundOurSchools Campaign

Dear Bates Families, The Bates is one of 3 or 4 schools that will be losing City Connects next year.  Other larger schools are losing their partnership funding for it but have a large enough budget to absorb the cost. Looking at last year’s budget, BPS funded a total of $874,493 for all City Connects partnerships.  For…

February 6 – Weekly Newsletter

Dear Families,                                        Support for Filing Taxes: The Codman Square Health Center offers free tax preparation for hard working Dorchester (and Boston) families. Taxpayers who earned less than $54,000 in the previous tax year can have their…

January 8 – Weekly Newsletter

Dear Families,                      I hope you’ve all enjoyed the holiday break and the extended “snow day break” with your children. I speak for the staff and share that we were ready to come back to school energized and wanting to hear from all the kids about…

December 18 – Weekly Newsletter

Dear Families,       Holiday Break A reminder that school will be closed on Friday, December 22nd and will reopen on Wednesday, January 3rd. Uniform Policy: The Bates School has a flexible uniform policy. Uniform is not mandatory but highly recommended. For our recommended uniform, students can wear any white, navy, or light blue top…

December 11 – Weekly Newsletter

December 11th, 2017 Dear Families,       Report Cards Report cards will be going out this week. Please spend some time going over the reports with students. Consider having conversations about effort, behavior and academic standing. Congratulate children on their hard work and make a plan with them for how they can improve or…

December 4 – Weekly Newsletter

Dear Families,       The Giving Tree Throughout December students can donate small toiletry items or other daily use items to the “giving tree” outside the main office. All donations collected will be given to a local homeless shelter. Examples for donations include: toothpaste, toothbrushes, travel size shampoo and conditioner, travel size tissues, etc….

November 13 – Weekly Newsletter

Dear Families, SSC/SPC SSC/SPC meeting will be on Tuesday, 11/14 5:30-7:00pm. As always, food and childcare are provided. Thanksgiving Recess There will be a  ½ day on Wednesday, November 22 (2:10 dismissal) and  NO SCHOOL, Thursday and Friday, November 23rd and 24th. We honor the strength of our Indigenous and Native American brothers and sisters. Making…

Election Day Bake Sale

The Bates School Parent Council (SPC) will be holding a Bake Sale during the elections on Tuesday, November 7th. In the past this has been a big money maker for our school!  We really need your time and donations to make it happen!  The money raised will go towards school activities for your child throughout…

October 2 – Weekly Newsletter

Dear Families,                                                                                                             10/2/17 Thank you for your support in ensuring a successful first month of school. It is hard to believe that we are already well into our second month of school. Each day, I continue to witness students exemplifying our Core Values: Last week a fifth grader showed respect and kindness by helping organize…

Book Fair Volunteers Needed!

Bates December Book Fair: December 6th, 7th, and 8th (9am-3:30pm) The Bates SPC is organizing and staffing a December Book Fair. We are looking for volunteers to help students choose and purchase books during the school day, especially on Thursday, December 8th.  Our semi-annual book fair promotes a love of reading and provides financial support…