Dear Bates Families,

I hope you are enjoying the last days of school! Today we shared our final Bates Community Meeting of the year, and tomorrow evening we will have a Graduation (A Fond Farewell) ceremony for our fifth graders. Classrooms are also engaging in fun activities and rituals to end the year on a celebratory note.

Looking ahead to next year, I would like to share our staffing configuration. Below are the classroom teacher assignments by grade level:

Kindergarten: Mrs. Cameron, Mrs. Catalano, Mrs. Kapinos

Grade 1: Ms. Jacobson, Ms. Kelly, Mrs. Mead

Grade 2: Mrs. Melanson, Mrs. Rosenbloom, Mrs. Wolfskill

Grade 3: Mrs. Cohen, Ms. Comstock, Ms. Macchi

Grade 4: Ms. Gruenfeld, Mrs. Hochberg, Ms Theriault

Grade 5: Ms. Ilyin, Ms. Perkins and Teacher TBA

Jenn DiStefano, who this year co-taught kindergarten with Rita Cameron, not be returning to Bates as she will be taking a position closer to home. We will miss Jenn and wish her the very best. Abby Eustis, fifth grade teacher, will be taking a year-long leave of absence and plans to return to Bates for school year 2018-19. I will share information about her replacement for next year as soon as I am able. ​​​​​​​

Warm regards,

Toni Jolley

Upcoming dates:

Friday, June 15 Graduation: A Fond Farewell to Fifth Graders, 5:30 p.m. in the Bates Gym

Tuesday, June 20: Last day of school (1/2 day)

12:00 p.m. Clap out for our Fifth Graders

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