Bateman students love to read! The CPS Department of Literacy: Libraries has designated Bateman's school library as one of the 50 highest circulating school Libraries in CPS. Part of this honor includes receiving the trilogy set of the "MARCH" graphic novels which chronicles the life of Civil Rights activist and congressperson John Lewis for our school library. #BeBateman
The Bateman Spring Musical is going to be on Thursday, May 3rd. Please mark your calendar for this wonderful performance from our Bateman students.
On the weekend of April 6-8, one of the Bateman chess players had an incredible weekend! 8th grader Layla Rodriguez played in her final Jr. High National Championship as a Bateman player. In three days of intense competition, Layla did not lose a game in seven rounds, with a score of 5.5 and finishing in 7th place in her section, out of 162 players from across the country.
Mr. Geisler even had time to squeeze in a few rounds in the Friends and Family side tournament on Saturday. They combined his score with Layla’s and together they claimed the 1st place prize in the Coach/Player section!
Bateman is very proud of Layla for her performance at this tournament and for all of the great chess she has played under the Bateman banner over the years. Congratulations Layla!
What's Buzzing at Bateman? Check out the Bateman Buzz and see what's going on during the next two weeks!
Tickets for The Spring Fling event are now available online for purchase!
Please join The Bateman Boosters and the Bateman Community for a night out to support the students of Bateman Elementary!
Spend an evening with neighbors, parents, and friends, and participate in our third annual silent auction with hundreds of great items to bid on.
Entry includes appetizers and drinks. This event is for adults only.
Come join us and Eat, Drink and Be Bateman! Grab your tickets today before they sell out! Tickets can be purchased here: https://eatdrinkandbebateman.bpt.me
Dear Bateman / Cleveland Parents,
On Friday, April 13, 2018, CPS will be closed for a School Improvement Day. NBGC will be open from 8:00am - 6:00pm. Please pre-register your child by Thursday, April 12th, if your child will be in attendance on this day. If you do not pre-register, you will be charged a $10 fee on the day of. Please make sure your child has a lunch for the day. A afternoon snack will be provided.
On Wednesday, April 18, 2018, CPS will be closed for a Report Card Pick Up Day. NBGC will be open from 8:00am - 6:00pm. Please pre-register your child by Tuesday, April 17th, if your child will be in attendance on this day. If you do not pre-register, you will be charged a $10 fee on the day of. Please make sure your child has a lunch for the day. A afternoon snack will be provided.
I am truly honored to be nominated as Bateman’s Teacher of the Month. I love teaching and helping students achieve their goals. I feel that any child can learn so much when given the opportunity in an environment were they feel loved, safe and respected. I love working at Bateman and it has been a privilege to work here for the past 12 years. I started working here as a substitute in room 102, a Kindergarten teacher for 6 years and this is my 6th year as a Preschool teacher.
My parents immigrated to the U.S from Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico in the 1970’s. My two sisters, two brothers and I were born and raised on the Northwest Side of Chicago. My father passed away when I was ten years old and that made us grow up quickly. My job as the second oldest sibling was to help the take care of the younger ones , as well as, help with their homework while my mom was at work. I always pretended to be the teacher and so it came naturally that I would become a teacher.
I am a graduate of Chicago Public Schools (James Monroe and Carl Schurz High School). I received my Bachelors Degree in Early Childhood Education, as well as a Bachelor's Degree in Spanish from Northeastern Illinois University. After I got married and had children I went back to school to receive my Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction with a Bilingual/ESL endorsement.
I try to instill the importance of school and hard work to my children. I teach them not to give up and keep trying no matter what challenges they may face in school or in life. When not at school, I love to watch movies, visit museums, read books and spend time with my family.
“I follow three rules: Do the right thing, do the best you can, and always show people you care.” -Lou Holtz
On Saturday, March 17, the Bateman Chess Team traveled to Whitney Young High School to compete in this year's CPS North-side Playoffs. In a very competitive field, three out of four Bateman squads placed in the top three and earned a spot in the City Championships this Saturday, March 24 (also at Whitney Young). In the Kindergarten-2nd grade division, Bateman was led by 1st grader Gabriel Jael, who had a perfect 5-0 score. The 5th/6th grade group got another flawless performance by 5th grader Andrey Novikov, the individual champion in the section. And the 7th/8th grade team grabbed the 3rd place spot with help from 7th graders Kevin Cordoba and Chris Salas, whose four wins apiece, earned 5th and 6th place respectively. Bateman was the top neighborhood school in all three categories. Congratulations to all contributing players! Now on to the Championships...
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