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April 2018
Message From Principal

Dear Bateman Families and Friends,

We hope you enjoyed a wonderful Spring Break with your children and are ready to come back to a productive month of school!  

Parent Workshops Continue!
This month, we are proudly continuing our Parent Workshop Series with two more opportunities to learn about initiatives happening at Bateman.  First, we will be hosting a Math Workshop focusing on our Go Math! curriculum on April 17th at 8:30 am.  Our second parent workshop will be an open forum explaining the progress and implementation plan for our Dual Language Program on April 24th at 6:00 pm.  We hope to see you at both events!

School Safety Update
In the next two weeks, we will be conducting a school-wide lockdown drill with the Chicago Police Department to complete our school safety drills for the year.  The lockdown will take place in order to ensure that our students know how to respond to particular safety calls while at school.  Should you choose to discuss this with your child in preparation, please note that our message at school is to remain calm and respond quickly to the teacher's directions.  Most importantly, we do this practice to keep everyone as safe as possible.  We will send further information about how to continue this conversation following the drill. Thank you for your continued understanding and support as we strive to be as safe as possible here at Bateman.

All the best,
Georgia & Kate

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   Blaze Ways Monthly Incentives  
Each month, students generate options for monthly incentives for PBIS!  Classes vote to choose an end of the month celebration to promote collaboration towards a common goal! This month's incentives are:

1. Class Theater
2. Crazy Hair Day
3. Extra Recess

Upcoming Events

April 4:

PTA Meeting
3:30 pm | Library

Bateman Boosters Meeting
6:30 pm | Room 118


April 6:

School Tours
9:00 am | North Office


April 11:

Math Investigation Day
8:30 am | K-5 Rooms

April 12:

Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast
8:30 am | Auditorium

Middle School Dance
3:30 pm | Auditorium


April 13:

No School for Students
School Improvement Day


April 17:

Parent Workshop: Go Math!
8:30 am | Library


April 18:

Report Card Pick Up


April 19:

LSC Meeting
8:30 am | Room 118

April 20:

Tentative Tulip Sale
3:30 pm | Playground


April 21:

BAC Craft Sale
10:00 am | Auditorium

April 24:

Dual Language Forum
6:00 pm | Auditorium


April 27:

Latte with our Leaders
8:30 am | Library


April 27:

School Tours
9:00 am | North Office

What's the Buzz?
This week at Bateman

Choose Kind Challenge
All Month!

All year, we have been encouraging all of our students to #ChooseKind!  Every morning, students will hear an extra challenge to show their kindness in different ways. Ask your child how they chose kind today and every day!

Some examples include:
1. Giving a compliment
2. Sitting with a new friend at lunch
3. Letting someone else go first

Parent Committee Meetings
Wednesday, April 4th

Due to LSC Elections, this month's meeting will be postponed until Thursday, April 19th at 8:30 am.  Please join our parent committees for their monthly meetings:

  • Parent Teacher Association: 3:30 pm
  • Bateman Boosters: 6:30 pm

BAC Craft Sale Vendors Needed!
Due: April 6th


After School Opportunity: Mission Propelle


School Tours
Friday, April 6th at 9 am
North Office

Please join in a tour of the school where you will learn about school environment, instruction, and have your questions answered by tour leaders and administration. No registration required.

Next Week at Bateman

Math Investigation Day
Wednesday, April 11th at 8:30am
Bateman Classrooms (K-5)

Come explore and engage with your children to see their math curriculum, Go Math! come to life!  Kindergarten through Fifth Grade classrooms will be open from 8:30am to 9:15 am for all parents to investigate math at Bateman!  We hope to see you there!

Tot Spot
Wednesday, March 11th at 9 am
Bateman Cafeteria


Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast
Thursday, April 12th at 8:30am
Bateman Auditorium

We love all of our volunteers!  Please join us to celebrate the wonderful work that happens each and every day because of the dedicated volunteers in our school at our annual Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast hosted by our PTA!

School Improvement Day: No School
Friday, April 13th

Looking Ahead at Bateman

April 17: Parent Workshop: Go Math!
April 18: Report Card Pick Up
April 20: Tentative Tulip Sale
April 21: BAC Craft Sale
April 24: Dual Language Forum
April 27: Latte with our Leaders: MTSS
April 27: School Tours
May 2: LSC & Bateman Boosters
May 3: Second Grade Musical 
May 8 & 9: Kindergarten Registration
May 10: Boostin' for Bateman Spring Fling: Eat, Drink, and Be Bateman!



Do you have News to Share?
We are always trying to improve our communication! If you have information to share with the Bateman Community, we would like to know! To submit an item for our twice-monthly Bateman Buzz, please send an email with the event details including date, time, and location.  Any photos should be submitted in .JPEG format. Please submit by 5pm on Thursday and you might see it in the Bateman Buzz, Bateman Website, or on social media! 
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