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Original Works Fundraiser

on November 19, 2014 - 2:29pm

By now all families should have received a package from school with your child's artwork for this year's fundraiser, Original Works.  Original Works is a great way to personalize holiday gifts for everyone on your list.  And, a portion of the sales benefits the School Parent Council which in turn buys supplies and pays for essential programs which benefit all of the students at the Bates.  Please return your order by this Friday, November 21 so that orders can be fulfilled by December.  Thank you for your support of the Bates.

Support for School Showcase

on November 10, 2014 - 9:18am

Dear Families,


We need your help to Showcase our school on Saturday, Nov 15th from 9am-1pm. All district schools will be open on that day. Prospective families will be visiting and they really enjoy hearing from our current families. If you are able to support all or part of the time, that would be really helpful.


Please let me know.



Kelly M. Hung


Bates Elementary School

426 Beech Street

Roslindale, MA 02131

(phone) 617-635-8064



on November 10, 2014 - 9:04am

Due to a delay in obtaining temporary help because of a City Hall contract issue the sending of MCAS Parent/Guardian reports has been delayed. Students in transition grades in elementary and middle schools (i.e. those grade 5 students in elementary, and grade 8 students in middle and K-8 schools) will have their reports mailed to their home addresses.  The reports for students who continue at your school will have the reports and ancillary materials sent to the cluster mailroom – we will give you the delivery date when available.


Contact:  Jeff Harris, 635-9553,


Bates Election Day Bake Sale

on October 20, 2014 - 10:01pm

                                     Bates Elementary

                                 Election Day Bake Sale


                             Tuesday November 4th, 2014

The Bates School Parent Council will be holding a Bake Sale during the elections. This has the potential to be a big money maker for the school!  We really need your time and donations to make it happen!  The money raised will go towards school activities for your child throughout the year, such as:

  • Field Trips
  • Enrichment programs
  • Field Day


Please bring in items or send

them with your child on

Tuesday November 4th


If you are able to help at the Bake Sale, please fill out the form below.  Any amount of time is greatly appreciated.




I can help with the Bake Sale on Tuesday November 4, 2014


Your name: ______________________________________________


What time can you help (7am-8pm)? __________________________


Are you available to set up or drop off baked goods at 6:30am?_________


Phone and/or email: _______________________________________

Please return to the school as soon as possible, go to to sign-up online, or contact Thank you. Don't forget to get out and vote yourself!

You can use the below link for Signup Genuis to sign up.

Mayor's Pre-K Survey

on October 6, 2014 - 10:41am


Mayor's Universal Pre-Kindergarten Advisory Committee seeks parent input


The Universal Pre-Kindergarten Advisory Committee created by Mayor Martin J. Walsh is seeking the input of parents of young children. Over the next four years, the Mayor is planning to double the number of seats for four-year-olds in high quality Pre-Kindergarten (Pre-K) programs in Boston. The Committee is conducting an online survey to learn from parents about their experiences and hopes.

  1. Parents: 

Take the survey here and forward this link to a friend


The anonymous survey is available in multiple languages at the link above and will remain open during the month of October. It asks parents of children from infancy through elementary school to comment on their past experiences with, or their future hopes for, pre-Kindergarten care for their children. Questions cover children's early learning and program experiences, parent-staff communication, transportation, costs and logistics, interaction with the Boston Public Schools, and parent engagement. The survey seeks open-ended responses as well, and concludes with links to citywide resources for parents and families.


BPS Department of Early Childhood:

Rolsindale Parade

on October 1, 2014 - 10:14am


It’s the 39th Annual Roslindale Day Parade!!!

Come show your school spirit!


This Sunday, October 5, 2014


Line up @ Noon. Parade leaves at 1:00pm Sharp!


We meet on Bexley Road near the corner of Washington Street & Bexley. All Roslindale Pathways Schools will be lined up one after the other.

(Across from Staples)

Parents must accompany children along parade route.

No drop offs, please.



Wear your Bates gear!  We will be marching rain or shine, so please dress accordingly.


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.​