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March 2018
Message From Principal



Dear Bateman Families and Friends,

It is with great honor and pleasure to announce that I have accepted another four year contract as principal of Bateman Elementary School!  Bateman is an outstanding school known for its dedication to developing collaborative, inquisitive, and thoughtful students.  I plan to continue to build on these practices to ensure the students continue to thrive at Bateman.  I promise to be supportive, inclusive, and continue to develop a collaborative culture that strengthens and empowers our students.

Our greatest initiatives will continue to be the following:

  • Work together to provide high-quality instruction
  • Provide differentiated learning opportunities for each student
  • Inspire and challenge our students with engaging experiences
  • Support social-emotional development to ensure Bateman graduates are caring and compassionate community members
I look forward to the opportunity to continue serving the Bateman community.  Please let me know how I can be of assistance.  It is through a collaborative learning community with consistent, honest, and open communication that I can best serve our students.

All the best,
Georgia Davos-Vetas

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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. March Madness Basketball
2. Extra Recess
3. Karaoke/Dance Celebration


Upcoming Events
March 6
2nd Grade Field Trip
Field Museum

March 6
Kindergarten Gifted Forum
Bateman Auditorium | 5:00 pm

March 7
Tot Spot
Bateman Cafeteria | 9:00 am

March 7
LSC Meeting
Room 118 | 5:30 pm

March 7
Bateman Boosters Meeting
Room 118 | 6:30 pm

March 9
Progress Report Distribution
March 12-15
PARCC Assessment
3rd - 8th Grade Classrooms

March 13
Father's Club Meeting
Pitchfork | 6:30 pm

March 14
Parent Workshop:
Lice Prevention
Bateman Library | 8:30 am

March 16
Parent Workshop:
School Safety
Bateman Library | 8:30 am

March 19
Parent Workshop:
Special Education Inclusion & Co-Teaching
Bateman Library | 8:30 am

March 21
Tot Spot
Bateman Cafeteria | 9:00 am

March 23
Latte with our Leaders
Bateman Library | 8:30 am

March 23
School Tour
North Office | 9:00 am

March 23
BAC & NCLB Meeting
Room 118 | 9:30 am

March 23
3rd Grade Field Trip
Chicago History Museum

March 19
Parent Workshop: Special Education Inclusion & Co-Teaching
Bateman Library | 8:30 am
What's the Buzz?
This week at Bateman

Music in our Schools Month
Did you know that March is Music in our Schools Month?  All Bateman students are enjoying classical music during arrival, learning about a new musician each morning from their peers on morning announcements, and have the opportunity to participate in the Weekly Mystery Composer competition by Mrs. Soto’s music room.  We encourage you to continue the celebration of music this month and every month in your own home by:

  • Looking at poetry and song lyrics

  • Listen to music during homework time at home

  • Sing songs together as a family

Kindergarten Gifted Forum
Tuesday, March 6 at 5:00 pm
Bateman Auditorium

If you are the proud parent of a current kindergartener at Bateman, please join us for our Gifted Forum. You will learn about the Comprehensive Gifted Program at Bateman that is a potential opportunity for your child in First Grade!


Tot Spot
Wednesday, March 7 and March 21 at 9am
Bateman Cafeteria

Bateman Lost & Found

It’s the start of March and the lost and found bins are overflowing with coats, hats, gloves/mittens, sweatshirts, lunch boxes, water bottles and more. Many of these items have been in the bins by door #5 for a couple of months and need to be claimed soon or they will be donated by March 14th.  Please feel free to take a couple of minutes to look through the bins. Thank you!

Next Week at Bateman

Parent Workshop: Lice Prevention
Wednesday, March 14 at 8:30 am
Bateman Library

Join us in a workshop led by our very own Nurse Cheryl to learn about lice prevention, care, and what to do when your child has lice.  You will even walk away with your own care kit!

Parent Workshop: School Safety
Friday, March 16 at 8:30 am
Bateman Library

In response to recent events in Parkland, Florida and in addition to our February Buzz, we have spent the past few weeks reviewing our School Safety Plan as strengthening our safety procedures is an ongoing process.  Join us to learn more about the steps we have taken to work with the CPS Office of Safety and Security and the Chicago Police Department to ensure Bateman is a safe and healthy school environment.

Looking Ahead at Bateman

Parent Workshop: Special Education - Inclusion & Co-Teaching
Friday, March 19th at 8:30 am
Bateman Library

Please join us to learn about the Inclusion Model that Bateman has proudly implemented to support all of our students and promote a school climate of inclusivity.  You will learn from Network 1 specialists, Erin Haney and Jennifer Stetson on inclusion benefits and best practices.  We hope to see you there!

Latte with our Leaders
Friday, March 23rd at 8:30 am
Bateman Library

Come join us for our monthly Latte with our Leaders where you will have the opportunity to learn about the School-Wide Assessment Plan.  Hope to see you there!


School Tours
Friday, March 23 at 9:00 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.

Spring Vacation: No School
March 26 - March 30

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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