January 22, 2021

Dear Future Bates Kindergarten Parents and Guardians: 

Welcome to the Wellesley Public Schools.  It is exciting for us to welcome you and your child to Bates.  We share the excitement and high hopes you have for your child.  In this packet you will find information that I hope will be helpful in planning for the start of school.  I also invite you to join us for a virtual Kindergarten Parent Orientation meeting on Thursday, April 29 at 7:30 p.m.  Please email the Bates office at wps-bates-office@wellesleyps.org the week of April 26 to RSVP and receive the Zoom link.   

In May we plan to conduct kindergarten screenings.  You will receive information about this screening closer to the scheduled date.  Universal Screening assessments are characterized by the administration of quick, repeatable testing of age appropriate skills to all students.  These assessments provide evidence to help assess how functional the core curriculum, environment, and instruction are in the school. 

If you have any further concerns or questions, please contact the Bates office or me at any time.  We look forward to working with you and your child in the coming years.


Toni Jolley


Kindergarten Packet links:

Bates Basics

Insider’s Guide to Bates 

PTO info for new families

K Nurse info

PickUp Patrol – Parent Flyer

WPS 2021-2022 CALENDAR

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