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.
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