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 these…

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 open…

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!…

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 teach…

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 adult…

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/they…

Weekly Newsletter – October 9

Dear Bates School Families: Below are some updates: Donorschoose.org Did you know that many of our teachers published projects on donorschoose.org? See some of their projects here. We ask that you share these projects with friends and family that wish to donate and support our students and teachers. Come Help Out at Bates’ Election Day…

Weekly Newsletter – September 26

Dear Bates School Families:                 9/26/18 There are so many amazing things happening at the Bates! Over the last few weeks, our friends have been doing some amazing learning and community building. Students in K0/K1 worked as a whole class to learn about feelings and routines. The whole class sang our “Whole Body Listening” song! Up…

Weekly Newsletter – May 29

Dear Families,                                                                     5/21/18 Upcoming Events 6/5 Fifth  grade MMM concert 10:45 6/5 Third grade MMM concert 10:00 6/5 Fourth grade MMM concert 10:45 6/5 Talent Show Auditions 6/7 Art and Culture night 5-7pm 6/12 SPC/SSC 5-7pm 6/15 Evening School Talent Show 6/20 10 AM K2 moving up…

Weekly Newsletter – May 14

Dear Families,                                                                     5/14/18 Upcoming Events: 5/17 SPC SSC 5:30-7:00 6/5 Fifth  grade MMM concert 10:45 6/5 Third grade MMM concert 10:00 6/5 Fourth grade MMM concert 10:45 6/5 Talent Show Auditions 6/7 Art and Culture night 5-7pm 6/12 SPC/SSC 5-7pm 6/15 Evening School Talent Show 6/20 10…

Weekly Newsletter – April 23

Dear Families, Upcoming Events: 4/28 Fox Fest 5-7pm 5/17 SPC SSC 5:30-7:00 6/7 Art and Culture night 5-7pm 6/12 SPC/SSC 5-7pm 6/15 Evening School Talent Show 6/20 10 AM K2 moving up day 6/21 (6/22= rain day) Field Day for students 6/25 10am – fifth grade moving up ceremony FoxFest: Thank you to all who…

GoFundMe Campaign to Keep Mr. Prisby!

The Bay State Banner published a piece today about our efforts to raise funds to maintain our social-emotional learning support at the Bates. Our school is as strong as it is because of the collaboration between teachers, staff, parents, and children; Mr. Prisby is a big reason why our model of community learning works! Please…