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Book Fair

on May 19, 2015 - 12:36pm

Book Fair Help Wanted!

The whole school is excited about our upcoming Book Fair.  An amazing selection of books is headed our way May 26th- May 29th.

Mark your calendar for Thursday, May 28th for our Art Show and School Family Event, where you can shop for books in the evening.

In order to put on an amazing book fair we need your help! We are looking for new talent to help with our book fair (familiar faces also welcomed) during the school day.  You can help set up, help with sales, assist in book selection, or help pack up.


Yes! I can help on the following days (circle all that apply):

Tuesday                Wednesday            Thursday               Friday

I can help at this time:


☐   9:00-11:00                  ☐   1:00-3:00

☐   11:00-1:00                  ☐   Other Time:  _____________


Your Name: ______________________              Child’s Name:_________________


Email: __________________________                Phone: _____________________


Art Night at the Bates

on May 19, 2015 - 12:33pm


You’re Invited!

Art Night

At the Bates School

Thursday May 28, 2015



Please join us for our Family Event and Fundraiser!

This year’s theme for the Art Show is

El Mercado De Arte!

Visit our art installation inspired by Central American Art Markets; every student’s work will be featured!

  • Stop by classrooms to check in with your student’s teacher.
  • Join us for the Book Fair in the auditorium.
  • Our raffle prizewinners will be drawn at this event!

Winners will be notified by email


First Prize: 2 round trip tickets to Central or South America courtesy of Aero Mexico!

Second Prize:  4 Red Sox Tickets July 30 game

Third Prize:  Art Supply Kit

Bonus Prizes:

  • 6 month subscription to Beat Fitness Camp
  • Framed Fox Art and gift certificate to Joanne Rossman Gift Boutique

For more information, visit


Scholarships available for summer art program!!!!

on May 4, 2015 - 3:22pm



We invite students to participate in Eliot’s summer art programs! Last year we offered scholarships to 30 BPS students who qualify as low income and are fortunate to be able to do so again.  Below is the flyer and scholarship application forms in English and Spanish (income verification forms included as well). The weekly art programs run from June 15-July 31. We have extended day options to accommodate different schedules. We reserve a scholarship spot in each class and urge students who qualify to apply ASAP as spots fill up quickly.  To register online click here:


This summer we are offering woodworking, sewing, photography, lego building, comics, electric art, painting, fiber arts and more! Please check out the flyer below for details.


Any questions, please contact us at the Eliot School!

Book Fair

on April 27, 2015 - 8:52am

The whole school is excited about our upcoming Book Fair. An amazing selection of books is headed our way May 26th-29th! At the Book Fair you will find the latest and finest titles for kids.  Mark your calendar Thursday, May 28th 5:30-7:30 for our May Art Show and School Family Event where the whole family can join in the fun. And, you can contribute books to your child's classroom library.  The Book Fair is a great way to get everyone excited about reading.  We hope to see you there!


Love books? Volunteer to help at the Book Fair. You can decorate and set up, help kids select books, assist with sales, or help pack up.  There are lots of ways to participate.  We are always looking for fresh faces to help make this event special for kids. Contact Mrs. King at if you are available during the week of 5.26-5.29 to help.

Please see link below for morn information.

2015 Fox Fest

on March 26, 2015 - 10:20am

Attention Bates Families!

The Phineas Bates School’s

Potluck and Raffle

When: Saturday, April 11, 2015
from 5-7:30pm

Where: Phineas Bates Elementary School

426 Beech Street, Roslindale

Who: All Bates families!

This year’s Fox Fest FUNdraiser will feature fun activities for the whole family, as well as a potluck dinner and a basket raffle. To finish the evening, don’t miss your student in their
class performance – they are all working on special presentations for how we can

Work Together as a Bates community! 
Proceeds from the raffles and auctions will be applied to the overall school budget which was severely cut for the 2014 – 2015 school year. Many important programs are at risk of not being funded – this impacts your child’s experience at school.

This is where YOU come in – The Bates NEEDS your help!

The Bates Parents’ Council is gathering donations (gift certificates, merchandise, sports tickets, electronics, hot kid’s toys) to create themed baskets for the raffle.

You can help support your child’s school by creating and donating your own basket to raffle, donating items for a basket, or contributing a financial gift towards the event.
ALSO, If you or your business (or someone you know) can support this fundraiser, please fill out the form attached below and return it to the School Office by Thursday, April 2nd.

For more information, visit or email Courtney Barth at



Summer Stuff 2015

on March 26, 2015 - 8:41am

Please take a look at attached flyer below for some exciting programs and activites for summer 2015.


Parent Leadership Conference, March 21, 2015

on March 15, 2015 - 6:07pm

Hi Families,

There is a district lead parent leadership conference next weekend if anyone would be interested.

Please see attached flier.

Summer Stuff

on March 1, 2015 - 12:01am

Summer Stuff is here! A Word edition of Summer Stuff 2015 for middle school and high school students is available on the BPS website, and attached:  Please make sure your students, families and guidance counselors know about it -- deadlines for many programs and jobs are approaching. The newspaper-size print edition will be available soon. Look for Summer Stuff Jr. 2015, with programs and activities for K-5, in about a month.


Contact: Communications Office, Gretchen O'Neill,

Family Night Postponement

on February 9, 2015 - 1:35pm

Dear Families,

In lieu of the on-going snow fall, missed school days and lack of parking near the Bates, we will be pushing our "Working Together" Family Night to later March. A final date will be decided and released shortly. Thank you for your patience and support during all of this difficult weather.

Bates Working Together Family Night

on February 6, 2015 - 11:36am



Bates Elementary invites you to come to our

Working Together Family Night

Thursday February 12, 2015


With this event we will celebrate the diversity of our Bates community including students, staff, and families.

The Bates will host a

Potluck Dinner

from 5:30-6:30 in the cafeteria

followed by

Student Performances

in classrooms from 6:30-7:30


  • Please see back for potluck assignments *

-In order to support our event please bring the pot luck item that is designated by your child's last name to the cafeteria on Thursday February 12, 2015

-Set up for the event will begin at 5:00 and dinner will be shared from 5:30-6:30


Side Dish, Salads & Appetizer: Letters R & S

Main Dish:  Letters K-P

Dessert:  Letters E-L

Drinks/Cups:  Letters A-D                                               

Plates/Forks/Knives/Spoons: Letters  T–Z



To volunteer for this event or for more information please contact: Cindy Sahagian (617) 635-8064.