#FundOurSchools Campaign

Dear Bates Families, The Bates is one of 3 or 4 schools that will be losing City Connects next year.  Other larger schools are losing their partnership funding for it but have a large enough budget to absorb the cost. Looking at last year’s budget, BPS funded a total of $874,493 for all City Connects partnerships.  For…

February 22 – Weekly Newsletter

Dear Families,                                       School Operations Update: Incidents like the one that occurred on the 14th in Parkland, Florida, remind us of the need for vigilance regarding the safety of our students and educators. I send this message…

Note about school operations

02/16/17 Dear Families, Incidents like the one that occurred on the 14th in Parkland, Florida, remind us of the need for vigilance regarding the safety of our students and educators. I send this message to let families know that the Bates School has routines and protocols in place to promote and ensure the safety of…

February 15 – Weekly Newsletter

Dear Families,                                        Bates School ‘Behavior Change Basics’ for Families You are invited to join us for an informational session on Thursday, March 1st 5:30-7:00,  to learn more about how the Bates School supports our student’s social-emotional…

February 6 – Weekly Newsletter

Dear Families,                                        Support for Filing Taxes: The Codman Square Health Center offers free tax preparation for hard working Dorchester (and Boston) families. Taxpayers who earned less than $54,000 in the previous tax year can have their…

January 29 – Weekly Newsletter

First Grade Publishing Party Thank you to all of the families that were able to join us last Friday for our first grader’s publishing party. Our students were so excited to share their work with families and staff. First graders prepared for the event by researching their animal and synthesizing their learning into a book!…

January 22 Weekly Newsletter

Dear Families,                                                                  Over the last few weeks, we have had some visitors at the Bates School. Many of our visitors were prospective families,…

January 8 – Weekly Newsletter

Dear Families,                      I hope you’ve all enjoyed the holiday break and the extended “snow day break” with your children. I speak for the staff and share that we were ready to come back to school energized and wanting to hear from all the kids about…

December 18 – Weekly Newsletter

Dear Families,       Holiday Break A reminder that school will be closed on Friday, December 22nd and will reopen on Wednesday, January 3rd. Uniform Policy: The Bates School has a flexible uniform policy. Uniform is not mandatory but highly recommended. For our recommended uniform, students can wear any white, navy, or light blue top…

December 11 – Weekly Newsletter

December 11th, 2017 Dear Families,       Report Cards Report cards will be going out this week. Please spend some time going over the reports with students. Consider having conversations about effort, behavior and academic standing. Congratulate children on their hard work and make a plan with them for how they can improve or…

December 4 – Weekly Newsletter

Dear Families,       The Giving Tree Throughout December students can donate small toiletry items or other daily use items to the “giving tree” outside the main office. All donations collected will be given to a local homeless shelter. Examples for donations include: toothpaste, toothbrushes, travel size shampoo and conditioner, travel size tissues, etc….

November 27 – Weekly Newsletter

November 27th, 2017 Dear Families,       BPS Listening Tour From Tommy Welch and Rob Consalvo of the BPS Executive Cabinet: We are excited to sit down with all of you to have a conversation about the BRIGHT SPOTS, the AREAS OF GROWTH and the ASPIRATIONS you have for your schools. When: Thursday, November…