Weekly Family Newsletter – April 2, 2017

For the Week of April 2nd through April 8th, 2017.  BuildBPS Joint Site Council Meeting – April 4th This Tuesday, April 4th, Instructional Superintendent Mary Driscoll will be holding a meeting at the Irving from 6:00-7:30pm to discuss the findings from BuildBPS with Site Councils from several schools (including the Bates). Mary, along with staff…

Spring ELA MCAS

Attention Grades 3-5 Families! MCAS season is upon us! Beginning next week, students will start taking the ELA MCAS. Grades 3 & 5 will take the MCAS April 5-7 and Grade 4 will take the MCAS April 10-12.  All testing will begin at 10:00am and students may not enter the testing rooms if they arrive after that….

SPC/SSC Meeting – Monday 3/6

  At our March 6th meeting, we will officially launch the process to find the next principal of the Phineas Bates Elementary School. I am working with district-level staff to move this process as quickly as possible (while still identifying quality candidates) to ensure a smooth transition.  At this meeting, Karla Jenkins from the Office…

International Day / Culture Night – Thursday February 16th!

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 at…

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 how…

Sports Day – February 3rd

Tomorrow, Friday February 3rd, students are welcome to wear attire featuring their favorite team from any sports! We hope many friends will join us in this fun day! Go Pats!

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 or…

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 at…

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 –…

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….

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 items…

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…