Recent Events in Our Country

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Dear Bates School Community,

Our nation has been rocked by incidents of violence that are becoming unacceptably too common. Events of the last week, including the shootings in Pittsburgh and Kentucky, and the mailing of pipe bombs to numerous public figures, leave a toll on our community members, both our young students and our adult staff and family members. There are a few resources that can help support our own emotional health and that of our children.

Some links to useful resources are provided here:

I also want to assure you that the Bates School has routines and protocols in place to promote and ensure the safety of your children, as this is our number one priority. We have conducted fire drills and practiced safety mode, and will do so again across the school year. Over the last school year we have updated our intercom system and have installed new doors with added security measures, including key cards for all staff members.

Our thoughts are with all of the families who have lost someone.​​​​​​​

If you have any questions,  please do not hesitate to email me or call the school.

With gratitude and appreciation.

Rodolfo Morales, Principal

Weekly Newsletter – October 18

Dear Bates School Families: 10/18/18

This week, many of our staff members are attending the annual Social Thinking Conference! At the Bates, we value social-emotional learning that prepares our students for present and future success.  Inclusion means everyone, and we work diligently to build a school community where every child feels valued for everything he/she/they bring to their classroom. We focus on developing strong social-emotional learners through the integration of the Social Thinking Curriculum and Zones of Regulation. Ask your child about “whole body listening” or “following the whole group plan” or the any one of the “zones.” This vocabulary supports our young learners in explaining their emotions and needs.

Below are some updates:

Families of Grades K2, 1st grade, and 2nd grade:

Your child’s classroom teacher and the Science specialist are using the Seesaw app to share student work with families. If you have not yet signed up, you should have received an orange note with an attached QR code with instructions for how to join your child’s Science class journal. Now, this will automatically sign you up for the classroom journal as well. If you have questions about signing up to see your child’s classwork, email Mrs. Roberts Keddy, the Science specialist, at jroberts@bostonpublicschools.org.  If you have general questions about the Seesaw app, go to https://help.seesaw.me/hc/en-us/categories/115000881123-Families

Check in at Office

Families must check in at the office during the school day when they enter the building. We thank you for ensuring our building stay safe and secure.

Lost and Found

Our lost and found is filling up. If your child is returning home without a jacket, bag, gloves, or other articles, please check out our lost and found area to see if it is there. We also suggest that you use a permanent marker to put children’s names on jackets or bookbags. Many thanks!

Come Help Out at Bates’ Election Day Bake Sale

The Bates School Parent Council (SPC) will hold an Election Day Bake Sale on Tuesday, November 6th. Thanks to the generosity of Bates families, this annual event has become a great money maker for our school.  We are looking for donations of time and/or baked goods to make this year’s sale a success! The money raised will go towards school activities for your child throughout the year. Click on this link to sign-up to donate a baked good or work a shift on November 6th. Flyers have been sent home with information as well.

Tentative Community Event dates:

October 14th- Roslindale Parade

November 6- Bake Sale

November 26-30th- Kindness Week

November 30th Culture Night

December 10-14th Can Drive

December 14th- Movie Night

January 15, 16 17 (15th into evening) Book Fair

March 22- Movie Night

May 4th- FoxFest

May 6-10 Teacher appreciation

May 23rd- Art Show

June 7th- Talent Show

*TBD→ End of Year Celebrations, Field Day, Family Workshops, etc.

School Parent Council Dates:

10/10, 11/15, 12/4, 1/15, 2/13, 3/12, 4/24, 5/15, 6/11

 

With gratitude, joy, and excitement:   Rodolfo Morales, Principal

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Weekly Newsletter – October 9

Dear Bates School Families:

Below are some updates:

Donorschoose.org

Did you know that many of our teachers published projects on donorschoose.org? See some of their projects here. We ask that you share these projects with friends and family that wish to donate and support our students and teachers.

Come Help Out at Bates’ Election Day Bake Sale

The Bates School Parent Council (SPC) will hold an Election Day Bake Sale on Tuesday, November 6th. Thanks to the generosity of Bates families, this annual event has become a great money maker for our school.  We are looking for donations of time and/or baked goods to make this year’s sale a success! The money raised will go towards school activities for your child throughout the year. Click on this link to sign-up to donate a baked good or work a shift on November 6th.

Bates Apparel

The clothing store is open and ready for orders.  We will be accepting orders until October 15th.

https://squareup.com/store/phineas-bates-parent-council

School Parent Council and School Site Council:

Linked is a document sharing the roles of School Site Council and School Parent Council as well as a description of what representative member of SSC are responsible for. Our next meeting will be on 10/10 5:30-7:00. During this meeting families will vote on SSC representatives. As always, food and childcare are provided.

Roslindale Parade on Sunday 10/14

Based on feedback from exit tickets, The Bates School will not be walking the parade. Instead we will watch the parade from a location TBD.

Picture Day

Picture day is scheduled for October 16th. Fliers have been sent home.

Extra Security on Playground

Starting this week, our playground fence will be locked during the school day. We will do our best to unlock doors before dismissal so families can pick their children up in the playground if parked on Cedrus Street.

Tentative Community Event dates:

October 14th – Roslindale Parade

November 6 – Bake Sale

November 26-30th – Kindness Week

November 30th – Culture Night

December 10-14th – Can Drive

December 14th – Movie Night

January 15, 16 17 (15th into evening) Book Fair

March 22 – Movie Night

May 4th – FoxFest

May 6-10 – Teacher appreciation

May 23rd – Art Show

June 7th – Talent Show

*TBD→ End of Year Celebrations, Field Day, Family Workshops, etc.

School Parent Council Dates

10/10, 11/15, 12/4, 1/15, 2/13, 3/12, 4/24, 5/15, 6/11

With gratitude, joy, and excitement:   Rodolfo Morales, Principal

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Weekly Newsletter – September 26

Dear Bates School Families:                 9/26/18

There are so many amazing things happening at the Bates! Over the last few weeks, our friends have been doing some amazing learning and community building. Students in K0/K1 worked as a whole class to learn about feelings and routines. The whole class sang our “Whole Body Listening” song! Up in K2, our young learners read stories by Todd Parr and learned about how we are all unique, different, and beautiful. Our first-grade teachers have been using Seesaw as a way to communicate with families, including short snippets of what students are learning and working on. Friends in 2nd grade have been using ipads and scanning QR codes to get to fun books online and practice reading. Students in 102 have been reading stories from Latin America in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. Recently they read about ciguapas of the Dominican Republic through their reading of “Secret Footprints” by Julia Alvarez. 3rd graders have been learning about the brain and how it grows with effort and practicing difficult and challenging things. 4th graders have started their first book “Love that Dog”, and fifth graders recently gave their paper bag speeches about their identities! We thank you for partnering with us in making this a successful start to the school year! Below are some updates.

*We ask that families not park in front of the school during arrival/dismissal as the space is for school buses.*

Bates Apparel:

The clothing store is open and ready for orders.  We will be accepting orders until October 15th.

https://squareup.com/store/phineas-bates-parent-council

School Parent Council and School Site Council:

Linked is a document sharing the roles of School Site Council and School Parent Council as well as a description of what representative members of SSC are responsible for. Our next meeting will be on 10/10 5:30-7:00. During this meeting families will vote on SSC representatives. As always, food and childcare are provided.

Books

We have books that are free to take in the bin of the outside playground. I will have it open during dismissal with bags for families to take as many books as they’d like!

Roslindale Parade on Sunday 10/14

Families, please fill out the survey (link) so that our parent council can get a sense of how many families would be willing to participate in the annual Roslindale Parade. The annual event showcases the diversity and beauty of the neighborhood. Traditionally Bates and other elementary schools in Roslindale have participated in the parade either by walking or spectating. It’s a fun way to get to know other Bates families and share our school spirit with the rest of Roslindale. To learn more about this special community event you can visit the parade’s official site: www.roslindaleparade.com.

Picture Day

Picture day is scheduled for October 16th. More information coming soon!

Tentative Community Event dates:

October 14th- Roslindale Parade

November 6- Bake Sale

November 26-30th- Kindness Week

November 30th Culture Night

December 10-14th Can Drive

December 14th- Movie Night

January 15, 16 17 (15th into evening) Book Fair

March 22- Movie Night

May 4th- FoxFest

May 6-10 Teacher appreciation

May 23rd- Art Show

June 7th- Talent Show

*TBD→ End of Year Celebrations, Field Day, Family Workshops, etc.

 

With gratitude, joy, and excitement,

Rodolfo Morales, Principal

Parent Newsletter Week 3

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Dear Bates School Families:                                                                              9/19/18

Thank you to all the families that joined us during our School Parent Council Meet and Greet and our Back To School Potluck. I am constantly in awe of all the work, care, and talent that our families willingly bring to our school community! If you were not able to attend, please know that there will be many other opportunities and events this school year, many of which are listed below.

 

Roslindale Parade on Sunday 10/14

Families, please fill out the survey (link) so that our parent council can get a sense of how many families would be willing to participate in the annual Roslindale Parade. The annual event showcases the diversity and beauty of the neighborhood. Traditionally Bates and other elementary schools in Roslindale have participated in the parade either by walking  or spectating. It’s a fun way to get to know other Bates families and share our school spirit with the rest of Roslindale. To learn more about this special community event you can visit the parade’s official site: http://www.roslindaleparade.com.

 

Picture Day

Picture day is scheduled for October 16th. More information coming soon!

 

Stop and Shop A+ Rewards

Use your STOP & SHOP CARD each time you shop at Stop & Shop and you will earn CASH for our school. See instruction here (link) for how to participate in the program.

 

Arrival Procedure

Our new arrival procedure seems to be working well! Thank you families for your flexibility see the procedure below:

 

As we continue to enhance the security and safety of our community and your children, students will enter from the front door only (Beech Street). A staff member will walk our K0/K1 students to their rooms. K2-5th students are asked to walk independently to their rooms. Any families that have appointments with teachers should check in at the main office.

 

Tentative Community Event dates:

August 29th- Popsicles With the Principal

September 13th – Back to School Potluck

October 14th- Roslindale Parade

November 6- Bake Sale

November 26-30th- Kindness Week

November 30th Culture Night

December 10-14th Can Drive

December 14th- Movie Night

January 15, 16 17 (15th into evening) Book Fair

March 22- Movie Night

May 4th- FoxFest

May 6-10 Teacher appreciation

May 23rd– Art Show

June 7th- Talent Show

 

*TBD→ End of Year Celebrations, Field Day, Family Workshops, etc.

 

With gratitude, joy, and excitement:
Rodolfo Morales, Principal

 

Estimadas familias de la escuela Bates: día de 19 de octubre del 2018

Gracias a todas las familias que se unieron a nosotros durante nuestro Encuentro y Saludo del Consejo Escolar de Padres y nuestra Fiesta “potluck” del principio del Año. ¡Estoy constantemente asombrado de todo el trabajo, cuidado y talento que nuestras familias traen voluntariamente a nuestra comunidad escolar! Si usted no pudo asistir en los últimos eventos, tenga en cuenta que habrá muchas otras oportunidades y eventos durante el año escolar, muchos de los cuales se enumeran a continuación.

 

Desfile de Roslindale el domingo 10/14

Familias, por favor llene la encuesta (enlace) para que nuestro consejo de padres pueda tener una idea de cuántas familias estarían dispuestas a participar en el desfile anual de Roslindale. El evento anual muestra la diversidad y la belleza de la comunidad. Tradicionalmente Bates y otras escuelas primarias en Roslindale han participado en el desfile caminando o espectando. Es una forma divertida de conocer a otras familias de Bates y compartir nuestro espíritu escolar con el resto de Roslindale. Para obtener más información sobre este evento especial de la comunidad, puede visitar el sitio oficial del desfile: http://www.roslindaleparade.com.

 

Día de fotos

El día de fotos está programado para el 16 de octubre. Más información se mandará pronto!

 

PROGRAMAde STOP&SHOP A+ SCHOOL REWARDS

Use su TARJETA STOP & SHOP cada vez que compre en Stop & Shop y obtendrá DINERO en efectivo para nuestra escuela.. Vea las instrucciones aquí (enlace) para saber cómo participar en el programa.

 

Procedimiento de llegada ¡

Nuestro nuevo procedimiento de llegada parece estar funcionando bien. Gracias a las familias por su flexibilidad, consulte el procedimiento abajo:

 

A medida que continuamos mejorando la seguridad y la protección de nuestra comunidad y sus hijos, los estudiantes ingresarán solo desde la puerta principal (Beech Street). Un miembro del personal acompañará a nuestros estudiantes K0 / K1 a sus salones. Los estudiantes de K2-5 se les pide caminar de forma independiente a sus  salones. Todas las familias que tienen citas con los maestros deben registrarse en la oficina principal.

 

Fechas tentativas de eventos de la comunidad:

agosto 29th- paletas de hielo con el director

de septiembre de 13ª – Fiesta del Principio del año Potluck

octubre 14- desfile en Roslindale

de noviembre de 6- venta de pasteles

Noviembre 26-30th- Semana de Bondad

de noviembre de30a noche cultural

de diciembre 10-14th colecta de latas/alimentos

diciembre 14- Noche de película

15 de enero, 16 17 (15 a la tarde) Feria del libro

22 de marzo- Noche de película

4 demayo- FoxFest

6 al 10 de mayo semana de agradecimiento a maestros

23 de mayo– exhibición y evento de arte

junio- programa de talento

 

* Por determinar → Celebraciones de fin de año, Día de campo, talleres para familias

 

Con gratitud, alegría y entusiasmo:

 

Welcome to the Bates School year 2018-2019!

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Dear Bates School  Community,                                                                                   August 2018

It is with much joy that I send this letter to welcome you to the 2018-2019 school year. I have had the pleasure of working with Boston Public Schools for the last eight year. Last year I experienced firsthand the tireless work that goes on day after day to ensure that your children are safe, happy, and learning. In return, students at the Bates school work to meet the high expectations that you and their teachers have set for them.

Our staff are eager to meet their new and returning students and kickoff 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 for a second year. As a dual language educator, I have a long history with teaching a second language and a personal history of 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.

This letter has much-needed information for a solid start to our school year. If for any reason you need additional information or support please do not hesitate to contact us at 617-635-8064.

Arrival and Dismissal:

The Bates School hours are from 9:30 AM to 4:10 PM. It is very important our students arrive on time and ready to learn. We know from experience and much research that the routines for all students are important to developing habits of work that they carry throughout their school career. Please also begin preparing your kindergartner and young students to enter school and to say goodbye to you. Whether you’re saying goodbye at home or at school, let them know you will see them soon and have a ritual for how to say goodbye (for example, fun handshake, 3 kisses and a whirl, 3 high fives…). This too will become their routine. The academic day begins at 9:30, but we all know that learning begins the moment a student enters the classrooms at 9:15.

A safe and consistent dismissal is equally important. On the first day of school please send a note with the plan for your child’s dismissal (Walker, busser, or in the YMCA after-school program). Dismissal begins promptly at 4:10 PM. Families should wait in the recess area at 4:05 to pick up their children on time. Changes in routine are discouraged because they cause confusion and have a higher risk for errors. Again, your child’s safe arrival is our priority. If there is an emergency requiring a change in dismissal plan please call the main office before 11:30 AM and send a note to your child’s teacher if possible.

Teachers will greet students outside on the playground on Thursday, September 6th at 9:15 morning. Kindergarteners will also be greeted outside on Tuesday the 11th at 9:15 in the morning by their teachers. Please wait with your child until this time. If your child is enrolled in the before-school YMCA program, you do not need to wait with your child.

For those of us with younger children in Kindergarten, research shows that it is best to say goodbye to your child at the playground and allow for teachers to transition them into the classroom. We know this can be challenging, but it is the best way to avoid separation anxiety. Some other tips to prepare our little ones include:

  • Begin a dialogue about the transition (“Soon you’ll be staying with your teacher and new friends”).
  • Remind them of when you’ll see them at the end of the day to hear all about their first day.
  • On the day of, suggest that he wait in line to come in beside a special friend or near the teacher.

Uniforms:

Uniforms are not mandatory but are highly recommended. We are flexible with our uniform as we understand the challenges that come with shopping for children. Our students can wear any white, navy, or light blue top (polos, dress shirts, t-shirts, etc) with a navy or khaki bottom (dresses, skirts, pants, shorts). Students should always wear closed-toe shoes. Every Friday is dress down day as long as the clothing is appropriate for school.

Important Dates:

    • Popsicles with the Principal, Wednesday, August 29th 5:00-6:00pm
      • You are invited to join Principal Morales on the Bates Playground for a meet greet and some popsicles!
    • First day of School grades 1-5, Thursday, September 6th
    • K0-1 & K2 Preview day, Thursday, September 6th at 10am-11am
    • First day for Kindergarten: Tuesday, September 11th 9:15am
    • Back to School Potluck, Thursday, September 13th 5:00pm -7:00pm
      • We ask that families bring dishes to share
    • School Parent Council and School Site Council Tentative Schedule of Meetings
  • 9/18, 10/10, 11/15, 12/4, 1/15, 2/13, 3/12, 4/24, 5/15, 6/11

Warmly,

Rodolfo Morales, Principal


 

Estimada Comunidad Bates,                                                                                        agosto 2018

Es con mucha alegría que envío esta carta para darle la bienvenida al año escolar del 2018-19. He tenido el placer de trabajar con las Escuelas Públicas de Boston por 8 años. El año pasado tuve la oportunidad de ver con mis propios ojos y experimentar del incansable labor que continúa día tras día para asegurar de que sus hijos están seguros, felices, y aprendiendo. En cambio, nuestros estudiantes trabajan para satisfacer nuestras altas expectativas mientras se divierten.

Nuestro personal está ansioso por conocer a sus nuevos estudiantes y empezar lo que será un gran año de aprendizaje y crecimiento. Esperamos con interés escuchar cuentos e historias de la diversión del verano y compartir con los estudiantes de nuestras propias experiencias del verano. Estamos comprometidos a apoyar el crecimiento emocional académico y social de su hijo y con su apoyo vamos a tener fuertes líderes estudiantiles y un fuerte año académico.  

En una nota personal, me siento honrado y emocionado de servir como el director de la Escuela Phineas Bates por un segundo año. Como educador bilingüe, tengo una larga historia con la enseñanza de una segunda idioma y una historia personal aprendiendo Inglés como segunda idioma. Tengo una fuerte creencia en la educación pública y el compromiso de su propósito y objetivos. Es mi pasión dirigir a un equipo de profesores dedicados que trabajan para garantizar una educación de calidad para todos los estudiantes.

También estoy ansioso por conocer a todos ustedes en eventos como Paletas de hielo con el director y en las Reuniones del Consejo de Padres. Estoy ansioso por conocer y trabajar con las familias Bates para asegurar que nuestros estudiantes estén prosperando y teniendo éxito.

Esta carta contiene mucha información importante  para un sólido comienzo del año escolar. Si por alguna razón necesita información o apoyo adicional por favor no dude en ponerse en contacto con nosotros al 617-635-8064.

Entrada y Salida:

* Nuestro horario de la escuela ha cambiado debido a nuestro nuevo Día de Aprendizaje Extendido. Las horas de la escuela Bates es de 9:30 AM a 4:10 PM.Es muy importante que nuestros estudiantes lleguen a tiempo y listos para aprender. Sabemos por experiencia y mucha investigación que las rutinas para todos los estudiantes son importantes para el desarrollo de hábitos de trabajo que llevan a lo largo de su trayectoria escolar. Por favor, también prepare a sus niñitos  incluyendo los de kindergarten a entrar a la escuela y despedirse. Ya sea que usted está diciendo adiós en el hogar o en la escuela, dejale saber que los verá pronto. Algunas familias tienen un ritual de cómo decir adiós (por ejemplo: 3 besos y un torbellino, 3 palmadas …). Esto también se convertirá en su rutina. El día académico comienza a las 9:30, pero también se sabe que el aprendizaje comienza en el momento que el estudiante entra su salón a las 9:15. Anunciaremos cada mañana cuando es el momento de decir adiós.

Una salida segura y consistente es igualmente importante. En el primer día de clases por favor envíe una nota con el plan de despido de su hijo (Caminante, bus escolar, o en el program de YMCA después de clases). La salida comienza puntualmente a las 4:10 PM. Families deben esperar en el área de recreo a las empezando a las 4:05 para recoger a su hijo/a a tiempo.  Cambios en la rutina no es recomendado porque causa confusión y un mayor riesgo de errores. La llegada segura de su hijo es nuestra prioridad. Si hay una emergencia que requiere un cambio en el plan de despido por favor llame a la oficina principal antes de las 11:30 AM y envia una nota al maestro de su hijo si es posible.

Los maestros recibirán a los estudiantes al aire libre en el patio de recreo el jueves día 6 de septiembre a las 9:15 de la mañana, los dos primeros días de clase, y el martes día 11 para los estudiantes de kindergarten. Por favor, espere con su hijo hasta este momento. Si su hijo está inscrito en el programa de la YMCA antes de la escuela, no será necesario esperar con su hijo.

Para aquellos de nosotros con niños más pequeños en Kindergarten, las investigaciones muestran que lo mejor es despedirse de su hijo en el patio de recreo y permitir que los maestros los transfieran al salón de clases. Sabemos que esto puede ser un desafío, pero es la mejor manera de evitar la ansiedad por separación. Algunos otros consejos para preparar a nuestros pequeños incluyen:

  • Comienza un diálogo sobre la transición (“Pronto te quedarás con tu profesor y nuevos amigos”).
  • Recuérdales cuándo los verá al final del día para escuchar todo sobre su primer día.
  • El día de, sugiérele que haga cola para ir junto a un amigo especial o cerca del maestro.

Uniformes:

Los uniformes no son obligatorios, pero son recomendados. Somos flexibles con nuestro uniforme. Entendemos los desafíos que vienen con la compra de uniforme de los niños. Nuestros estudiantes pueden usar polos, camisas de vestir, camisetas, etc. en color azul marino, azul claro, o blanco y faldas/pantalones azul marino o caqui. Los estudiantes siempre deben usar zapatos cerrados. Todos los viernes es día de no uniforme siempre que la ropa sea apropiada para la escuela.

Fechas importantes :

    • Paletas de hielo con el director, martes, 29 de agosto 5: 00-6: 00 pm
      • Usted está invitado a unirse a con el director Morales en el área de recreo para saludarlo y disfrutar de una paleta de hielo.
    • Primer día de escuela para grados 1-5, jueves, 6 º de septiembre
    • Día de vista previa para K1 y K2, viernes, 6 de septiembre a 10 a.m.-11 a.m.
    • Primer día de Kindergarten (K0/K1/K2), martes, 11ª de septiembre
    • Fiesta del Principio del año/Potluck,  jueves, 13 de septiembre de 5:00 -7: 00 pm
      • Pedimos que traigan un aperitivo o acompañante para la cena.
    • Reuniones del Consejo de Padres de la Escuela y el Consejo Escolar
  • 9/18, 10/10, 11/15, 12/4, 1/15, 2/13, 3/12, 4/24, 5/15, 6/11

Con gusto,

Rodolfo Morales, Director

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Weekly Newsletter – May 29

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Dear Families,                                                                     5/21/18

Upcoming Events

  • 6/5 Fifth  grade MMM concert 10:45
  • 6/5 Third grade MMM concert 10:00
  • 6/5 Fourth grade MMM concert 10:45
  • 6/5 Talent Show Auditions
  • 6/7 Art and Culture night 5-7pm
  • 6/12 SPC/SSC 5-7pm
  • 6/15 Evening School Talent Show
  • 6/20 10 AM K2 moving up day
  • 6/21 (6/22= rain day) Field Day for students
  • 6/25 10am – fifth grade moving up ceremony
  • 6/27 -28  2:00 dismissal
  • 6/28 LAST DAY OF SCHOOL

Parent Help Needed for 6/7 and 6/15!

Below is the link for the parent volunteer “sign-up genius” page for June 7th’s Arts and Culture Night and June 15th’s Evening Talent Show. If you are available and willing to support with the jobs listed, we really need extra hands!

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0e4cabaa2ca0fc1-bates5

 Talent Show Auditions 6/5!

Talent show auditions will take place on Tues 6/5, during enrichment block. Families should have received a flyer/info sheet for students to fill out about their 2-minute act. These sheets MUST be returned to teachers before 6/5 OR brought with them to auditions in order to participate. See flyer below.

Early Release dates

The Phineas Bates School will have early release schedule on June 27 and June 28. Students will be dismissed starting at 2:00 pm. The YMCA will start at at dismissal and run until 6pm.

Free Fun Fridays

10 Fridays, 10 venues, 100 things to do. Click HERE for schedule of activities. Click HERE for schedule in Spanish

Got talent?

Have you heard of BPS Got Talent? From now through June 9, any Boston Public Schools student can submit a video or photo of your special talent— including singing, rapping, photography, dancing, acting, drawing, painting, spoken-word poetry or monologues, or playing of musical instruments — online at externalaffairsbps.org/bgt, or on your Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter accounts by using the hashtag #BPSGotTalent.

Parent Climate Survey (link)       https://www.bostonpublicschools.org/climatesurvey

We are currently at 41% of families having responded to our climate survey. Please fill out a survey for each child you have at the Bates School. If you need student ID number, feel free to call the school!

Go Fund Me for Mr. Prisby.

The purpose of the GoFundMe is to garner support from outside of our school community. We ask that you share the link on social media, with co-workers, or friends. We are getting closer and closer to our goal and any bit counts! https://www.gofundme.com/safety-amp-success-for-our-students

Sincerely,

Rodolfo Morales, Principal

 

Weekly Newsletter – May 14

Dear Families,                                                                     5/14/18

Upcoming Events:

  • 5/17 SPC SSC 5:30-7:00
  • 6/5 Fifth  grade MMM concert 10:45
  • 6/5 Third grade MMM concert 10:00
  • 6/5 Fourth grade MMM concert 10:45
  • 6/5 Talent Show Auditions
  • 6/7 Art and Culture night 5-7pm
  • 6/12 SPC/SSC 5-7pm
  • 6/15 Evening School Talent Show
  • 6/20 10 AM K2 moving up day
  • 6/21 (6/22= rain day) Field Day for students
  • 6/25 10am – fifth grade moving up ceremony

No slime rule

Slime is the new fidget spinner, and we are finding slime everywhere. Starting this week, students will no longer be permitted to bring slime to school. Please let your kids know slime is to stay at home. Thank you!

Teacher Appreciation

Thank you to all the families that sent messages, treats, and even helped declutter our staff lounge! You all are fantastic.

Talent Show

Talent show auditions will take place on 6/5 during enrichment block. Students should begin thinking about a 2-minute song, dance, comedy routine, skit, magic trick or anything else they may want to do. We will be sending flyers out soon!

Summer programs:

Visit https://www.bostonpublicschools.org/summer to learn about summer programs for students. Also see a flyer attached for YMCA’s Summer Program.

Parent Climate Survey (link)       https://www.bostonpublicschools.org/climatesurvey

We are currently at 38% of families having responded to our climate survey. Please fill out a survey for each child you have at the Bates School. If you need student ID number, feel free to call the school!

Go Fund Me for Mr. Prisby.

The purpose of the GoFundMe is to garner support from outside of our school community. We ask that you share the link on social media, with co-workers, or friends. We are getting closer and closer to our goal and any bit counts! https://www.gofundme.com/safety-amp-success-for-our-students

MCAS Dates

Letters have been sent to families in grades 3-5 and for students with accommodations with specific dates and ways to support. Grade3: 5/17-18, Grade 4: 5/15-16. Grade 5: 5/9-10, 5/21-22

Sincerely,

Rodolfo Morales, Principal

 

Queridas familias,                                                        5/7/18

 

Upcoming Events:

  • 5/17 SPC SSC 5:30-7:00
  • 6/5 5to  grado MMM concierto 10:45
  • 6/5 3er grado MMM concierto 10:00
  • 6/5 4to grado MMM concerto 10:45
  • 6/5 Audiciones para concurso de talento
  • 6/7 noche de cultura/arte
  • 6/12 SPC/SSC 5-7pm
  • 6/15 concurso de talento
  • 6/20 10 AM Ceremonia de K2
  • 6/21 (6/22= si llueve) día de juegos
  • 6/25 10am – ceremonia de 5to grad

Día de apreciación para maestro

Gracias a todas las familias que mandaron mensajes de apreciación a los maestros y gracias a los padres que limpiaron el área de maestros.

Concurso de talentos

Las audiciones de Talent Show tendrán lugar el 6/5 durante el bloque de enriquecimiento. Los estudiantes deberían comenzar a pensar en una canción de 2 minutos, baile, rutina de comedia, obra de teatro, truco de magia o cualquier otra cosa que quieran hacer. ¡Pronto enviaremos folletos!

Programas de verano:

Visita https://www.bostonpublicschools.org/summer para aprender más sobre programas de veranos para niños.

Go Fund Me para el Sr. Prisby.

El objetivo de GoFundMe es obtener apoyo y recaudar fondos de afuera de nuestra comunidad escolar. Le pedimos que comparten el enlace en las redes sociales, con compañeros de trabajo o amigos. Nos acercamos cada vez más a nuestro objetivo y ¡cualquier cosa cuenta! https://www.gofundme.com/safety-amp-success-for-our-students

Encuesta para familias (link)       https://www.bostonpublicschools.org/climatesurvey

¡Queremos saber lo que piensas sobre la escuela de tu hijo! BPS les ofrece a los padres la oportunidad de completar una encuesta todos los años. Este año, alentamos a los padres a completar sus encuestas en línea. Por favor llene una encuesta por niño. Las escuelas con altas tasas de respuesta ganarán premios.

Fechas de MCAS:

Grade3: 5/17-18, Grade 4: 5/15-16. Grade 5: 5/9-10, 5/21-22

Sinceramente,

Rodolfo Morales, director

Weekly Newsletter – April 23

Dear Families,

Upcoming Events:

  • 4/28 Fox Fest 5-7pm
  • 5/17 SPC SSC 5:30-7:00
  • 6/7 Art and Culture night 5-7pm
  • 6/12 SPC/SSC 5-7pm
  • 6/15 Evening School Talent Show
  • 6/20 10 AM K2 moving up day
  • 6/21 (6/22= rain day) Field Day for students
  • 6/25 10am – fifth grade moving up ceremony

FoxFest:

Thank you to all who came to FoxFest and a special thank you to all the families that supported with planning and managing the event! We raised over $7,000 ( almost a 50% increase from last year).

Next Year Before and After School

Registration forms for next school year can be found in our school office or by clicking the link. Any inquiries about our before and after school program should be directo Amber Carroll at acarroll@ymcaboston.org .

Summer programs:

Visit https://www.bostonpublicschools.org/summer to learn about summer programs for students. Also see a flyer attached for YMCA’s Summer Program.

Parent Climate Survey (link)       https://www.bostonpublicschools.org/climatesurvey

We are currently at 30% of families having responded to our climate survey. Please fill out a survey for each child you have at the Bates School. If you need student ID number, feel free to call the school!

Go Fund Me for Mr. Prisby.

The purpose of the GoFundMe is to garner support from outside of our school community. We ask that you share the link on social media, with co-workers, or friends. We are getting closer and closer to our goal and any bit counts! https://www.gofundme.com/safety-amp-success-for-our-students

MCAS Dates

Letters have been sent to families in grades 3-5 and for students with accommodations with specific dates and ways to support.

Grade ELA MCAS Math MCAS Science & Technology
3 April 10 & 11 May 17 & 18
4 April 12 & 13 May 15 & 16
5 April 4 & 5 May 9 & 10 May 21 & 22

 

Sincerely,

Rodolfo Morales, Principal

 

Queridas familias,                                                            4/23/18

 

Eventos:

  • 4/28 Fox Fest 5-7pm
  • 5/17 SPC/SSC (consejo escolar de padres) 5:30-7:00
  • 6/7 Noche de Arte y Cultura 5-7pm
  • 6/12 SPC/SSC (consejo escolar de padres) 5:30-7:00
  • 6/15 Evening School Talent Show
  • 6/21 (6/22= fecha de lluvia) Día de Juegos para los estudiantes

 

Go Fund Me para el Sr. Prisby.

El objetivo de GoFundMe es obtener apoyo y recaudar fondos de afuera de nuestra comunidad escolar. Le pedimos que comparten el enlace en las redes sociales, con compañeros de trabajo o amigos. Nos acercamos cada vez más a nuestro objetivo y ¡cualquier cosa cuenta! https://www.gofundme.com/safety-amp-success-for-our-students

 

Encuesta para familias (link)       https://www.bostonpublicschools.org/climatesurvey

¡Queremos saber lo que piensas sobre la escuela de tu hijo! BPS les ofrece a los padres la oportunidad de completar una encuesta todos los años. Los estudiantes y maestros también completan encuestas en la escuela. Por favor, háganos saber lo que es bueno y lo que necesita ser cambiado o trabajado para mejorar su escuela. Tu opinión es muy importante. Si desea participar, complete una encuesta que se encuentra a continuación. Este año, alentamos a los padres a completar sus encuestas en línea. Por favor llene una encuesta por niño. Las escuelas con altas tasas de respuesta ganarán premios.

 

Fox Fest Vea subasta en  https://www.32auctions.com/foxfest2018

Nos complace anunciar que Fox Fest 2018 será el sábado 28 de abril. Habrá una cena compartida, juegos infantiles y rifas. Las ganancias van a mantener los niveles de personal de Bates. ¡La entrada es gratuita y todos son bienvenidos!

 

Fechas de MCAS

Se han enviado cartas a las familias en los grados 3-5 y para los estudiantes con adaptaciones con fechas específicas y formas de apoyo.

Grade ELA MCAS Math MCAS Science & Technology
3 April 10 & 11 May 17 & 18
4 April 12 & 13 May 15 & 16
5 April 4 & 5 April 9 & 10 May 21 & 22

Sinceramente,

 

Rodolfo Morales, director