Weekly Family Newsletter – May 14, 2017

For the Week of May 14th through May 20th, 2017.  A tremendous thank you to all the parents who supported our Spring Book Fair last week! A special thank you to Kristen Bonstein (K1 and 2nd grade parent) who organized the event, volunteers, and classroom signups! Math MCAS THIS WEEK This week our students in…

Weekly Family Newsletter – May 7, 2017

For the Week of May 7th through May 12th, 2017.  Spring Book Fair May 9th (9am-3:30pm), 10th (9am-7pm), and 11th (9am-3pm) The Bates SPC is organizing and staffing our Spring Book Fair that will take place in a few weeks. We are looking for volunteers to help students choose and purchase books during the school day…

Fox Fest – Thank You, Donors!

On April 29th, we held our annual fundraising event–Fox Fest. We are very excited to share that we raised nearly $5,000 for our school in the silent auction, live auction, and raffle. We would like to thank the generous businesses and individuals who provided donations that made Fox Fest possible: Total Wine – Natick Roche…

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 – April 9, 2017

For the Week of April 9th through April 15th, 2017.  A huge thank you to 3rd and 5th grade families! 3rd graders had perfect attendance all 3 days of the MCAS and 5th grades had perfect attendance 2 out of the 3 days.  A reminder that there is no school this Friday, April 14th for…

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…