Buenos dias, Bateman students, parents and staff!
Today is Monday, March 30, 2020.
Dear Bateman Families and Friends,
It's hard to believe that we have not all been together for two whole weeks! Although we have new platforms to interact, we hope you feel as connected as we do to our amazing school community.
Bateman has been continuously providing 130-150 breakfast/lunches to families in our neighborhood on a daily basis. We have a small team working together here to make this all possible and are forever grateful to Ms. Virginia and her team for making sure everyone’s basic needs are met throughout this unprecedented time. A big thank you to Bonnie, Betsy, Rosalva, Carmen, Maria, Emma, Mr. Charles, and Mr. Freddy for your commitment to the Bateman Family! If you see any of them, please be sure to show your appreciation for their willingness to come into the school each and every day. They are essential to making sure students are provided food and nutrition on a daily basis.
Throughout this week, Chicago Public Schools will be sharing a new plan for city-wide Remote Learning. We will be sending more details as we learn alongside you what this plan will mean for Bateman. This has been a large learning curve for our entire community but we are incredibly proud of how our educators and families have collaborated to ensure learning continues. You should expect to learn more around overall expectations, accessibility to teachers, and further clarity around student work. Although we acknowledge that learning has looked differently from home to home, many components of the Remote Learning Plan have already been established in the Bateman community. We ask for your patience and understanding as we continue to support each child to the best of our ability and that you also acknowledge the persistence, care, and hard work of each of our educators!
Last week, our teachers met with us virtually several times as Grade Level Teams, Instructional Leaders, and School Climate advisors to brainstorm our plan for continued support for our students. Teachers have been reaching out to every student via Class Dojo, Google Classroom, phone calls, and email as advised by the CPS Acceptable Use Policy. Activity packets remain available to all families at the Lunch Pick Up on Sacramento from 9am - 1pm in addition to any online materials shared with students. Each child has authentic and engaging learning tasks available to them electronically or in paper form. If you have been struggling to find learning activities for your child, please reach out to your child’s teacher with any questions.
Thank you for your patience and ongoing support during this time as we navigate this new way of learning and living.
Today and always, we are proud to #BeBateman!
Georgia and Kate
Happy Birthday! We would like to wish a "feliz cumpleaños" to...
Over the weekend:
Camilla in Room 111
Samantha in Room 112
Maria in Room 108
Eduardo in Room 328
Kayin in Room 307
Jordan in Room 302
Josue in Room 228
Etta in Room 109
Arizbeth in Room 304
Come down to the North Office when we return to school for your birthday pencil!
Student Shout Outs
We are proud of each of our students! Keep up the great work!
To Mindy, Nicola, Lincoln, Mario, Adelita, Jasmine, Moira, Christopher, Jake, Abbie, Veronique, Aiden A. and Kalen in Room 201 for setting up their Class Dojo portfolio and completing their assignment! From Ms. Fitzner
To Elizabeth and Amanda in Room 204! Thank you both for sending pictures of you working on your projects, completing the math assignments and reading daily!! Keep up the great work!! From Ms. Solayman
To Valeria in Room 204! Rockstar!!! Completed all the math assignments and has been working on different assignments daily! From Ms. Solayman
To Giovanni, Vincent, Jenna, Carilee, Jacob, Benjamin in Room 204! Look at these mathematicians working hard and answering many questions on Math IXL!!! From Ms. Solayman
To Nate, Hunter, Carilee, Elizabeth, Amanda, and Rosa in Room 204 for reading many books and answering comprehension questions!! Way to go!!! From Ms. Solayman
To Camila M. (306), Alan L. (307), Emily D. (310) and Luis D. (328)! These students were brave enough to record themselves in the "Flipgrid" app practice post. From Ms. Tripp
To Melanie (318) and Sharline (316) for getting 100% on every one of the daily reading quizzes for the Holocaust memoirs! Rock on! From Mr. Phelps
To Dia, Isaac, Lucy, Arthur, Maya, Leilani and Sebastian from Room 126 for working hard on math and reading skills! Way to Go!! From Ms. Knobel
To Byron, Mei, and Alex from Room 210! Keep up the good work on IXL! From Mr. Kessler
To Alex, Julian, Shane, and Zaniya in Room 210 for enabling remote access on GetEpic! From Mr. Kessler
Teacher Shout Outs have been individually delivered! Keep them coming!
Throughout the month of April, each week will focus on a different Core Value. Join in the fun and post pictures of you doing the daily challenge! #BeBateman
Tell each person in your home
why you are grateful for them!
Share your pictures and tag @BatemanES!
Show your Bateman Pride!
How proud are you to #BeBateman?
We want to show our community how proud we are to come together, albeit apart, during this time! Click on one of the images below, have your child color it, and post it in your front window or on your front door! By the end of the week, take a walk around our neighborhood and count how many you can find!
4th Graders - Start learning recorder on your own with these LESSONS! Submit a flipgrid (Code: soto54321) when you have practiced your song! Students will get their recorder “karate belts” that they pass when we go back to school.
All photo and video submissions will receive extra credit in Music Class!
Daily Read Aloud
1. This is my first year at Bateman!
2. I teach on the second floor! Can you guess who it is?
Practice Belly Breathing from our 2nd Step Curriculum at home! Remind children to breathe in slowly through their nose and exhale through their mouth. A variation is to breathe in a memory of feeling safe and happy, and breathe out the uncomfortable, panic-related feelings. Try it before starting an academic assignment to focus or after a stressful event to calm down.
Time to get busy!
Did you know that Scholastic Magazine has a reading and activity planned per grade level for three full weeks? Click here to check out that engaging readings and fun tasks!
Independent Work Time!
Time to grow our brains!
Students, please remember to complete your daily assignments from your teachers! Reach out to your teachers if you have any questions about your work. Also, please remember to follow the Blaze Ways: Be Safe, Be Responsible, and Be Respectful! Parents, have thoseBlaze Bucksready!
Have a great day everyone! We miss you!
If you have any questions or concerns during this time, please do not hesitate to reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have any resources, please pass them along so we can send to share with the community!
Also, if you have pictures with your Blaze Bucks, please send them so we can share them on social media!