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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)

Bates Talent Show 2014

on April 30, 2014 - 9:06am

Calling All Performers!

Share your talent at the

Bates Talent Show

Thursday May 29th 10 and 2

and Friday May 30th at 6:30pm

All Acts should be no longer than 2 minutes

All acts must attend a mandatory tryout on

Friday May 16th at 12:30-3pm


AttendAT LEAST ONE Rehearsal on Tuesday May 20 8am,

Thursday May 22nd at 2:30pm and Tuesday May 27th 3:30pm


be available for the evening performance on May 30thth.

Please fill out the form below and return to the office by Friday May 9th

Call or email Lauren Manasse-Latham with any questions

(617) 894 0024 or

Student Name                                                                                         

Student Name______________________________________

Grade                   __    Teacher                                                     ____                                                   

Parent/Guardian  ____________________________________

Phone Number ________________          Email   ___________                       


Type of Act __________________________________________                                                                                          


Parent Signature  ____________________________________                                                               


Additional Performers in the act:

Name                               Grade                        Teacher

________________     __________          ____________________________                                                                                                           

________________    __________           ____________________________

________________    __________           ____________________________                                                                                                  




If you know the song you are going to sing or use in your act please add it here:

                ALL SONGS MUST BE APPROPRIATE FOR FAMILIES ______________________________________________________________________

Art and Literacy Night at the Bates

on April 28, 2014 - 11:23am

You’re invited!

Bates Elementary 1st annual

Literacy and Art Night

Thursday May 1st   5-7pm

Our theme for this year’s show is

“We Would Save the Ocean”

  • Visit our ocean inspired art- installation; created using recycled materials.
  • Stop by classrooms to see student’s writing about the ocean and learn more about Raz-kids.
  • The Book Fair will be open all week in the auditorium (April 28 thru May 2). Be sure to stop by to browse and if you can help cover a shift, please visit:
  • There will also be refreshments. Please help by bringing nut-free snacks.
  • And, there will be raffle prizes, so don’t miss this special night at the Bates!

Punchbowl Invitation for Fox Fest

on April 7, 2014 - 4:29pm

Hi Everyone!


The countdown to Fox Fest is winding down!!! As many of you have see, I set up an invitation and potluck signup on Punchbowl, here is the link:  I do not have everyone's email address, so if you would share this with class parents, your contact lists, and social media, that would be terrific.  Every Bates family will be receiving a printed invitation in backpacks and the US mail but the evite is a great way to get a sense of who will be coming.


Thanks again for all of your help.  And, don't forget to use the links below for Volunteer sign up!!

Please rsvp by using this link: