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Welcome Message from Mr. Vega

on September 3, 2015 - 2:38pm

Please see the welcome message from Mr. Vega under Message from the Principal under the About the Bates menu.

Parents and Popsicles Event for New Families!

on August 6, 2015 - 2:07pm

We are holding an event for our new families on August 29th from 1pm-2pm. If you are new to the Bates, you'll have the opportunity to meet the principal and visit our playground. Popsicles will be provided! Be on the lookout for a flier in the mail!


Important Message from Andrew Vega

on June 29, 2015 - 9:43am

Please read the Message From Principal Page under About the Bates for important information.

BPS Family Friday Nights - Boston Children's Musuem

on June 17, 2015 - 4:21pm

 If your child is a student of the Boston Public Schools, we warmly invite you to our BPS Family Friday Nights, taking place from 5 P.M. – 8 P.M. June 19,July 17, July 24, and July 31. Target $1 Friday Nights are always a great time to visit, and these nights are designed especially for BPS families. Join us by registering in the Always Learning Welcome Tent in front of the Museum to get started. Look for the green Always Learning symbol when you arrive!

You can try fun hands-on activities in our Welcome Tent just for BPS children and families, be a Word Detective setting out on missions throughout all three floors of the Museum, and then check back in at the Welcome Tent to earn cool prizes and books to take home. Every Family Friday Night has a different theme, so you’ll want to come back and try them all! Just look for the outdoor tent and the sign with the green “always learning” logo when you arrive at the Museum and check in there. See you soon!

AWC Welcome Session Postponed

on June 3, 2015 - 4:42pm

Advanced Work Class (AWC) Welcome Session

Due to the delayed release of assignments for AWC, we will postpone the welcome session that was planned for next week. We will select a new date as soon as we are notified of our assigned students and send welcome letters home directly to students, as well as post the new date on this website.


If you have any questions, please contact the school @ 617-635-8064


Bates Spring Fundraising Raffle

on June 1, 2015 - 8:10am

Congratulations to Andrea and the entire staff at the Bates for a beautiful Art Show and Book Fair.  The building was hot last night but filled with families who were delighted to see the display.


As you may or may not know, the original plan was to draw the winners of the Spring Fundraising Raffle last night.  Unfortunately, there has not been enough time for families to buy tickets and get in on the raffle, so we will continue to sell tickets until the night of the Talent Show on June 12.   We need to raise at least $2,500 through the raffle. If you have tickets...send them in and spread the word.  Attached is a sheet that you can easily printout and share along with a flyer that explains the fundraiser.  Here are the prizes you (and others) could win:


Spring Raffle Prizes:

1st Prize: 2 round trip tickets to Central or South America on


2nd Prize:  4 Red Sox Tickets to July 30 game against the White Sox

and baseball signed by Brock Holt.


3rd Prize:  Art Supply Kit for the budding artist in your home!


Bonus Prizes:


6 month subscription to Beat Fitness Camp


Framed Fox Art and $40 gift card to Joanne Rossman Gift Boutique


The below link will let you purchae the raffle tickets online.

Book Fair News

on June 1, 2015 - 8:00am

We just finished another successful book fair.  Thank you to volunteers and families for your generosity.  We exceeded last year's total sales, but are just $300 dollars shy of meeting our growth goal.  We get bonuses when we meet this goal.   These bonuses mean more money to purchase books for students, build classroom libraries, and purchase other literacy related materials for student use. The book fair is open online until June 16th.  Please visit to shop our online fair!  With a few additional purchases, we may meet our goal.

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!