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”

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”

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”