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 supportContinue reading “Book Fair Volunteers Needed!”

Mayor Walsh Visits the Bates

We were honored to welcome Boston Mayor Marty Walsh to the Bates on November 30th, 2016. Mayor Walsh had the opportunity to visit our Excellence for All program in the 4th grade, learning about how we have redesigned our program so every child has access to rigorous coursework and enrichment. He also had the opportunityContinue reading “Mayor Walsh Visits the Bates”

Weekly Family Newsletter 11-20-16

For the Week of November 20th through November 26th, 2016.  We wish all of those who are celebrating this week a very safe and happy Thanksgiving! Do you have a national or religious holiday we can acknowledge in the newsletter? Let Mr. Vega know! City Wide School Showcase – Saturday December 3rd, 2016 – VolunteersContinue reading “Weekly Family Newsletter 11-20-16”

Weekly Family Newsletter – 11/13/16

For the Week of November 13th through November 20th, 2016.  Do you have a national or religious holiday we can acknowledge in the newsletter? Let Mr. Vega know! City Wide School Showcase – Saturday December 3rd, 2016 On Saturday December 3rd, 2016, all Boston Public Schools will be open from 9am to 1pm to welcomeContinue reading “Weekly Family Newsletter – 11/13/16”

A Letter from Mr. Vega on the Election.

Good morning, Bates Community. Yesterday our country and the Commonwealth voiced their collective opinion in the democratic process as they selected our future leaders and made decisions on important ballot measures. The Phineas Bates Elementary School has 7 racial demographics, 15 home languages, and 31 national origins. We have gender non-conforming students and students whoseContinue reading “A Letter from Mr. Vega on the Election.”

Election Day (Nov 8) Bake Sale 2016

The Bates School Parent Council (SPC) will be holding a Bake Sale during the elections on November 8th. This has the potential to be a big money maker for the school!  We really need your time and donations to make it happen!  The money raised will go towards school activities for your child throughout theContinue reading “Election Day (Nov 8) Bake Sale 2016”