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Mid - April 2018
Message From Principal

Dear Bateman Families and Friends,

Our annual Spring Fling and Silent Auction fundraiser will soon be here and we need your support!  Come Eat, Drink, and Be Bateman on May 10th at Michelle's Ballroom.  Please join the Bateman Boosters and our school community to celebrate our students and raise money for our wonderful school.  This is your big opportunity to support everything it means to #BeBateman! Tickets are available for purchase online via All donations directly benefit each and every one of our students.

Report Card Pick Up
Parent Teacher Conferences will be held on Wednesday, April 18th from 11:00 am - 6:00 pm (with a break from 3:00-3:45 pm). We would like to achieve 100% family participation. Plan to take the time to meet with your child’s teacher(s) to discuss their academic and social and emotional progress, ask questions, and create a plan to end the school year strongly!  You will also have the opportunity to share your voice in school surveys and get involved with our parent committees.  

My Voice, My School
Students in 4th - 8th grade have recently participated in a survey called My Voice, My School which is conducted by CPS and the University of Chicago Consortium. As a parent of our school, it is now your turn to share your views in a parent version that can either be completed online at home or in one of our computer labs on Report Card Pick-Up Day. This information is part of the 5 Essentials Survey that is reported on all CPS School Report Cards.

We look forward to seeing you soon and as always, Be 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 17:

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


April 18:

Report Card Pick Up

11:00 am - 6:00 pm 

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: MTSS
8:30 am | Library


April 27:

School Tours
9:00 am | North Office

April 27:

Citywide BAC Meeting
9:30 am | Auditorium

April 28:

Dia de los Niños Parade
9:00 am | 26th Street

April 30:

Celebración de Día de los Niños
All Day | Classrooms

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 of our upcoming challenges include:

  • Asking your teacher if he/she needs help
  • Picking up trash in the hallway
  • Saying good morning to staff
  • Apologizing first to a friend
  • Asking how someone's day is going & listen

Parent Workshop: Go Math!
Tuesday, April 17th at 8:30 am
Bateman Library

Parents are invited to our next session in our Parent Workshop Series about the math curriculum at Bateman. Come hear from two of our math leaders in the building and engage in math exercises just like your child!

Report Card Pick Up
Wednesday, April 22nd at 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Bateman Classrooms

Report Card Pick Up is a great time for you to meet with your child's teacher to discuss their academic and social and emotional progress, ask questions, and create a plan to end the school year strongly!  You will also have the opportunity to participate in school surveys and visit with our parent committees.  Please reach out to your child's teacher if you do not already have a conference time.

BAC Craft Sale 
Saturday, April 21st at 10:00 am
Bateman Auditorium


Next Week at Bateman

Dual Language Forum
Tuesday, April 24th at 6:00 pm
Bateman Auditorium

Do you have questions about our Dual Language program? Please join us for an informational forum about the plans for our inaugural Dual Language Program year, coming this fall!  Engage in hands on activities to celebrate language!


Tot Spot
Wednesday, April 25th at 9:00 am
Bateman Cafeteria


Emerald City One Fund Award Ceremony
Thursday, April 26th at 5:30 pm

Alhambra Palace

Emerald City is thrilled to announce that Bateman Elementary has been selected to receive the Emerald City Theatre One Fund Arts Education Award at their upcoming event: Read More, Be More: A Celebration of Arts & Literacy! This award honors a CPS Elementary School that excels in its efforts to prioritize arts education and exhibits creativity in how it does this. Bateman and Emerald City Theatre have partnered together for over three years to bring arts and literacy to our students and we couldn’t be more excited!
Please consider joining us at this annual fundraiser event, READ MORE, BE MORE – a celebration of arts & literacy, on Thursday April 26 at Alhambra Palace in the West Loop.  It’s an easy after work event where you can meet folks from the theater, literacy, education and business sectors.  We’ll enjoy wonderful food, beer, wine, auction, live entertainment, and a raffle for “Hamilton” tickets. Your support means a great deal in helping ECT continue their important artistic, education and outreach work!
Purchase Tickets or a Table Here.
If you can’t attend, consider participating in the silent auction. The auction is available online beginning Thursday April 12, and features a fantastic selection including Cubs tickets, Hamilton VIP tickets, restaurants, spas, and a six night stay at a resort of your choice. You do not have to be present at the event to bid and win!
Register here.


Latte with our Leaders

Friday, April 27th at 8:30 am
Bateman Library

Please join us at our monthly Latte with our Leaders where you will get to learn, explore, and ask questions about an important topic in the school. This month, we will be diving in to MTSS, our Multi-Tiered System of Supports, to learn about the processes and procedures Bateman has in place to ensure ALL of our students succeed!


School Tours
Friday, April 27th 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.

Citywide BAC Meeting
Friday, April 27th at 9:00 am
Bateman Auditorium

Bateman is hosting a citywide Bilingual Advisory Committee meeting on Friday, April 27th from 9:00-12:00 PM in our auditorium. All are welcome! A light breakfast will be served.

El día de los niños Parade
Saturday, April 28th at 10:30 am
18th Street

Bateman School will march in a parade for families to celebrate El día de los niños on 18th Street.  There will be a bus leaving from the school at 10:30 AM. If you would like to reserve a spot, please email Karen Tellez at

Looking Ahead at Bateman

April 30: Celebración de Dia de los Niños
May 2: LSC & Bateman Boosters
May 3: Second Grade Musical 
May 4: BAC & NCLB Trip to Garfield Park Conservatory
May 8: Teacher & Staff Appreciation Day
May 8 & 9: Kindergarten Registration
May 10: Boostin' for Bateman Spring Fling: Eat, Drink, and Be Bateman!
May 11: Mother's Day Breakfast
May 12: Saturday Morning Cartoons with Father's Club
May 22: Washington D.C. Parent & Student Meeting
May 25: Latte with our Leaders
May 25: School Tours
May 29 - June 2: 8th Grade Washington D.C. Trip
June 8: 7th Grade Springfield Trip
June 12: Bateman Fine Arts Night
June 14: 8th Grade Luncheon
June 15: 8th Grade Graduation
June 19: Kindergarten Commencement





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