Dear Bates Community,
It is with much joy that I send this letter to welcome you to the 2017-2018 school year. I have had the pleasure of getting to know the Phineas Bates School since June and to recognize the gem of a community that the Bates is. Through conversations with students, teachers, families and support staff, I’ve learned of the tireless work that goes on day after day to ensure that your children are safe, happy, and learning. In return, our students work to meet our high expectations and have fun while doing so.
Our staff are eager to meet their new and returning students and kick off what will be a great year of learning and growing. We look forward to hearing tales and stories of summer fun and sharing with students our own summer experiences. We are committed to supporting the academic and social emotional growth of your child and with your support, we will have strong student leaders and a strong academic year.
On a personal note, I am honored and excited to serve as the principal of the Phineas Bates Elementary School. As a dual language educator, I have a long history with teaching a second language and a personal history learning English as a second language. I have a strong belief in public education and a commitment to its purpose and goals. It is my career passion to lead with a team of dedicated teachers that work to ensure high-quality education for all of their students.
I am also eager to meet you all at events like the upcoming Popsicles with the Principal and at Parent Council Meetings. I look forward to meeting and working with Bates families to ensure our students are thriving and succeeding.
Rodolfo Morales, Principal