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Bates Parent Council and School Site Council Meetings

on September 18, 2014 - 4:02pm




Find out what’s happening at school by attending the

Bates Parent Council and School Site Council meetings


Please join Principal Kelly Hung, teachers and fellow Bates families for the first meeting of the year to help set our

agenda of activities for the school year.


September 24 from 5:30p to 7p at the Bates

(Childcare and light dinner will be provided)


Every member of the Bates community can participate in the SPC/SSC.  The group meets monthly to discuss School Culture and plan family engagement events.  It works better when more families are involved!  The SPC/SSC is a formal organization with elected leadership positions.  At this first meeting we will hold elections to fill these positions for the year.  These volunteer positions are crucial to making our Parent Council successful! 


If you would like to be elected for any of the open positions on the SPC/SCC listed below, please contact Jessica Woodbury at


SPC Elected Positions:


  • Co-Chair:Serve a two year term to provide leadership and vision for the SPC
  • Treasurer:Manage the SPC finances for maximum success
  • Secretary:Record and distribute SPC meeting minutes and manage outreach to volunteers
  • Communications:  Build and maintain the Bates email database, update, and manage email communications to the Bates community
  • School Site Council:Five elected positions are voting members who represent ALL Bates families in school related governance. 



At the Bates, We Lead to Succeed!


Tonights BBQ Update

on September 11, 2014 - 9:28am

Dear Bates Families,


Despite the projected rain, we will move forward with the BBQ this evening. Near the beginning of the week the rain forcast was 20-30% chance...and in the meantime our grills were already delivered. So we are "all in" at this point.



In the event of heavier rain, we will grill just outside the back door and bring all other food inside. Parents would then visit classrooms and Book fair will be open.


Please join us and bring a side dish. We look forward to seeing you!


Kelly M. Hung


Bates Elementary School



Making Music Matters Parent Liaison Wanted

on September 9, 2014 - 4:52pm

Making Music Matters!

Changing children’s lives note by note



Dear Parents/Guardians:

Making Music Matters! (MMM!) is searching for a Grade 3,  Grade 4, or Grade 5 parent/guardian  (must have a child enrolled in Making Music Matters! ) to take the position of Parent Liaison for the Bates School.  The Parent Liaison assists by processing the enrollment forms, assigning/tagging instruments, taking student attendance at lesson times, copying music for the Making Music Matters! instructors, preparing for concerts, and working with the MMM! program managers.  The time commitment involves about 1.5 to 2 hours on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays from 9:15 – 10:45.  Some extra time is required at the beginning and end of the year to inventory instruments.  A small stipend is available.


This would be a wonderful opportunity for a parent/guardian to become involved in his/her child’s education, support the Making Music Matters! program, and help the entire Bates School Community.


If you are interested, please contact Ms. Hung( Principal ) at  617-635-8064 as soon as possible.


Back 2 School Blast Off Event

on August 26, 2014 - 8:19am

The first 400 children and/or teens will receive a FREE backpack with school supplies.​

One Day Book Fair at Back to School BBQ

on August 21, 2014 - 11:13am

Our 1-Day Book Fair is Coming!

  The whole school is excited about our upcoming Book Fair and Back-to-School BBQ/Open House. An amazing selection of books is headed our way for 1 day of shopping!  Students can visit the book fair with their class during the day, and families can shop that evening at the Back-to-School BBQ.  Mark your calendar for our Family Event September 11th,  where the whole family can join in the fun.  Missed the fair?  Don't worry- you can continue to shop an expanded selection of books online until September 30th.  Book purchases will be shipped for free directly to the school.

  Love books? Volunteer to help at the Book Fair! If you are available during the day September 11th, help is appreciated.  Contact Mrs. King at  You can visit this site for more information.

Back To School BBQ

on July 21, 2014 - 11:58am

We will host our annual Back to School BBQ for the whole school on Thursday, September 11th from 5pm-7pm. (Rain Date: Thursday, Sept 18th)

School Start Dates

on July 21, 2014 - 11:58am

School Begins for Grades 1-5 on Thursday, September 4th.


For K1 and K2:

On Friday, September 5th we will host a K1 and K2 open house at 10:00am where students can come in with their family for a visit, see the classrooms and meet their teachers. K1 and K2 start on Monday, September 8th.

Parents & Popsicles Event/2014-2015 Teacher Assignments

on July 21, 2014 - 11:52am

On Saturday, August 23rd at 3:00pm the school will be having a Parents & Popsicles event where new students and their parents can come by and meet the principal and some of the staff.  Come and celebrate with us. Also, in Mid-August you will be receiving a welcome letter along with teacher assignments.

Field Day For This Friday Rescheduled

on June 11, 2014 - 11:40am

Due to the forecast for a stormy day this Friday Field Day has been rescheduled for Friday, June 20.

Talent Show Help Needed

on May 19, 2014 - 10:41am

Hello Parents and Friends of the Bates!

This year's Talent Show will be a ton of fun, held at the Washington Irving Middle School next Friday, May 30th. We hope you all can make it--we have about 45 acts and 70 students performing! We also need several helping hands to assist the support team in getting things set up, selling pizza and water, collecting donations, and clean up help. Our main need is in staffing the tables selling and handing out pizza 6-6:30, but if folks are willing to be stationed at the table during showtime 6:30 to 8 as well, that would be awesome. Please contact Lauren Manasse-Latham at or 617 894 0024 by Wednesday May 28th if you are coming and can help. We thank you for your support!

Lauren Manasse-Latham (mom to Phin 2nd)