Dear Bates Community,
Greetings on this a gem of a day! It has been a spectacular week at Bates with all of our students back full-time. As I shared at the PTO meeting last night, we are all thrilled to be together again and to sunset the remote learning mode that helped us through this past year. Thank you for all of your steadfast support, as we couldn’t have done all that we have this year without you!
I write to share a few updates and reminders:
- We’ve welcomed two new staff members to the Bates community. Welcome to Nell Getz, grade 3 teaching assistant and Morgan Healey, grade 4 teaching assistant.
- Below are the MCAS testing dates for students in grades 3-5. This year’s MCAS test will include only one day of testing for each subject area per grade.
- Please continue your strong participation in the viral testing for students in grades 3-5. Remember to register your child’s kit each weekend and return samples on Monday morning. Thank you.
- There will be no school during April vacation week: Monday, April 19 – 23.
MCAS Test dates
Tuesday, May 11 Grade 5 ELA MCAS
Thursday, May 13 Grade 4 ELA MCAS
Friday, May 14 Grade 3 ELA MCAS
Tuesday, May 25 Grade 5 Math MCAS
Thursday, May 27 Grade 4 Math MCAS
Friday, May 28 Grade 3 Math MCAS
Tuesday, June 1 Grade 5 Science MCAS
I wish you a beautiful weekend. Also, Monday marks the start of Ramadan. To our families observing Ramadan, I wish you joy and peace during this holy month.