Happy Pride!

To our Phineas Bates LGBTQIA students, families, staff and community members: We wish you a happy pride season!   At the Bates, we work to build a community that celebrates all facets of our students’ identities and find meaningful ways to weave their experiences and cultures into our learning everyday. Inclusion means everyone, and we…

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 to…

Ramadan at the Bates

May 6th, 2019 Dear Bates School Families, Ramadan started this past Sunday. It is my privilege to share with you what we are doing to support the many Muslim students we have at our school who will be fasting during this month. But first, a quick “What is Ramadan?”: A month each year when many…

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 Bates…

March 26 – Weekly Newsletter

Dear Families, 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. Please let us know what is good and what needs to be changed or worked on to make your school better….

Weekly Family Newsletter – June 4, 2017

For the Week of June 4th through June 10th, 2017.  A tremendous thank you to the parents who supported the talent show last week! Our students did an amazing job and it would not have been possibly without parent volunteers. I would especially like to thank Barb Damon and Lauren Manasse-Latham for the tremendous amount of…

Weekly Family Newsletter – April 30, 2017

For the Week of April 30th through May 6th, 2017.  A tremendous thank you to everyone who joined us for Fox Fest on Saturday! We raised nearly $5,000 for the Bates! We would also like to thank the parent volunteers who coordinated the event, the School Parent Council, and Travis Marshall (chair of the committee). Principal Search…

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 and…

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, a…

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 open…