Dear Rising 8th Grade Families,
This October, you will have the chance to submit applications to the high schools you would like your student to attend in 2020-21. Before summer break begins later this week, there are some important steps you’ll need to complete to prepare for this:
Step #1: Subscribe to the GoCPS Mailing List
Visit Go.CPS.edu/contact and subscribe to the mailing list by providing your contact information today! Subscribing to the mailing list will ensure that you receive important instructions, announcements and advance notifications that are critical to completing the application process.
Step #2: Activation Code Letters
For district high school applicants, Activation Codes are used to authenticate students and make sure the correct student data are added to a family’s account when it is created. This week, school counselors will receive a packet containing letters for current 7th grade students. Students will bring these letters home, and you should store them in a safe place until August 2019 when Account Activation and Program Eligibility information becomes available in GoCPS.
Step #3: GoCPS Introduction Presentation
Elementary school counselors across the district are conducting introduction presentations on GoCPS for their students and parents. This session will provide basic information on the high school application process, as well as explanations on subscribing and activation code letters. Contact your school counselor to see when their next presentation is scheduled. You can also watch a recording of this presentation here: English, Spanish
Estimadas futuras familias de 8º grado,
Este mes de octubre, tendrá la oportunidad de enviar solicitudes a las escuelas secundarias a las que le gustaría que asistiera su estudiante en el 2020-21. Antes de que comiencen las vacaciones de verano a final de esta semana, hay algunos pasos importantes que deberá completar para prepararse:
Paso #1: Suscríbase a la Lista de Correo de GoCPS
¡Visite Go.CPS.edu/contact y suscríbase a la lista de correo al proporcionar su información de contacto hoy! Suscribirse a la lista de correo le asegurará de recibir instrucciones importantes, anuncios, y notificaciones anticipadas que son fundamentales para completar el proceso de solicitud.
Paso #2: Reciba Cartas de Códigos de Activación
Para solicitantes de escuelas secundarias del distrito, los códigos de activación se usan para autenticar a los estudiantes y asegurarse de que los datos correctos de los estudiantes se agreguen a la cuenta de la familia. Esta semana, consejeros escolares recibirán un paquete que contiene cartas para los estudiantes actuales del 7º grado. Los estudiantes llevarán estas cartas a casa, y deben guardarlas en un lugar seguro hasta agosto del 2019 cuando la información de activación de cuenta y elegibilidad de programa esté disponible en GoCPS.
• Carta de Código de Activación: si el estudiante nunca ha sido activado en una cuenta de solicitud GoCPS, el/ella recibirá una carta con un código de activación.
• Carta sin Código de Activación: si el estudiante ha sido activado previamente en una cuenta de solicitud GoCPS, el/ella recibirá una carta indicando que no se necesita un código de activación para que el estudiante pueda aplicar.
Paso #3: infórmese con la Presentación de Introducción a GoCPS
Consejeros de escuelas primarias del distrito realizaran presentaciones de introducción a GoCPS para los estudiantes y sus padres. Estas sesiónes tendran información básica sobre el proceso de solicitudes para escuelas secundarias, así como explicaciones sobre suscripciónes y cartas de códigos de activación. Comuníquese con su consejero escolar para ver cuándo está programada la próxima presentación. También puede ver una grabación de esta presentación aquí: inglés, español
El equipo de GoCPS
Are you a rising 6th - 8th grader who LOVES Computers, Cooking, Arts & Crafts or the Health Sciences? If so, join the Roosevelt High School CTE Summer Camp TODAY! Roosevelt High School is looking for our future Chefs, Doctors,Teachers and Computer Whiz's; will that be YOU?
Throughout the summer, rising 6th - 8th grade students will participate in a variety of activities to introduce them to the career fields of Cooking, Health Sciences, Early Childhood Education and Information Technology!
Space is limited, so register TODAY!
* Video Game Programming (Monday - Thursday - 7/8 - 7/11) - ONE WEEK
* Culinary Program (Monday- Thursday - 7/15 -7/18) - ONE WEEK
* Health Sciences Program (Monday - Thursday - 7/22 - 7/25) - ONE WEEK
* Intro to Coding (Computers) (Monday - Thursday - 7/29 - 8/1) - ONE WEEK
* Arts and Crafts (Early Childhood Education) - Monday - Thursday (7/29 -8/1) - ONE WEEK
Please sign your students up for this opportunity using the link below:
Customize and Order School Supplies Online Today!
Steps to Purchasing
1. Visit schooltoolbox.com and search for Bateman Elementary!
2. Select your child's grade level for the 2019-2020 School Year.
3. Choose to either purchase the whole list at once or customize the order to meet your needs - if you don't need scissors, don't buy them! You can even purchase items to support our Specials teachers!
4. Click Save and Add to Cart
5. Check out the Teacher Wish Lists! Grant a teacher's wishes today!
6. Proceed to Checkout
7. Enter your information for check out and choose your own delivery date! You can choose standard shipping, faster shipping, or hold your supplies for delivery at your convenience!
8. Review and place order!
ORDER BY AUGUST 25th TO ENSURE DELIVERY PRIOR
We left Bateman on time at 6:00 A.M.
We had a great time on the bus, visiting with friends and watching movies. There were plenty of cows and horses to see in Indiana. Before we knew it, we were enjoying lunch at a food court in Ohio. Then, we had “school on the bus” to learn more about the history behind the sites in Washington, D.C. We had dinner at a food court in Pennsylvania. Next, we drove through the Appalachian Mountains. After traveling through Maryland and Virginia, we crossed the Potomac River and entered Washington, D.C. at sunset. We scampered up the stairs at the Lincoln Memorial to see the giant statue of Abraham Lincoln and read the Gettysburg Address. On our way back down the stairs, we stood at the very spot where Dr. Martin delivered his famous “I have a dream” speech. Lastly, we checked into our hotel for a good night’s sleep.
Wednesday, May 29th
After a delicious breakfast at the hotel, we traveled to Arlington National Cemetery. There, we saw the Changing of the Guard at the Tomb of the Unknown (Soldier), the Eternal Flame where President John F. Kennedy is buried, and the tombstone of heavyweight boxing champion, Joe Louis. Later, we saw the Marine Corps (Iwo Jima) Memorial, and the memorial for victims of the 9/11 attack at the Pentagon.
For lunch, we stopped at the food court at the Newseum. This museum honors Freedom of Speech, Freedom of the Press, and other constitutional rights. We saw pieces of the Berlin Wall and a broadcast antenna from the World Trade Center. The students got to use a microphone in front of a camera and deliver part of a tv. newscast. From there, we went shopping at Souvenir City and the mall at Union Station.
That evening, we had a delicious pizza dinner. Then, we had a nighttime walk, stopping for guided tours at the memorials for Thomas Jefferson, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. We walked along the edge of the Tidal Basin, enjoying views of the city’s skyline.
This morning, pandemonium reigned as we started our day watching pandas devour bamboo at the National Zoo. Next, we went to the American History Museum. There, we saw the original Star Spangled Banner flag, the ruby slippers from the Wizard of Oz, and many other historic objects. Later, we dined with members of Congress in the cafeteria in the U.S. capitol. Afterward, we enjoyed a guided tour of the capitol. We then enjoyed a performance of the comedy murder-mystery, Shear Madness, at the Kennedy Center. Completing our day was dinner at the Hard Rock Cafe!
We began our day at George Washington’s remarkable estate, Mount Vernon. We saw the mansion, slave quarters, and George and Martha Washington’s tomb. The students learned a lot from a period actress, acting in the role of a plantation slave.
After lunch, we went to the National Archives to see original copies of the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights. Our next stop was the National Museum of African American history and Culture. There we saw exhibits ranging from hip-hop to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Next, we took a walking tour of the Vietnam Memorial wall, the Korean War Memorial, and the World War II Memorial. At the wall, we learned about a Bateman family’s connection to Vietnam. At the WW II Memorial we met two ducks in the fountain. Then, we headed off for one last round of souvenir shopping. Our last stop was at Bertucci’s, where we enjoyed pizza, pasta, and salad.
Our final statistics for steps on our Fit-bits and Mobile Phones are:
Tuesday: 12,000 steps
Wednesday: 31,000 steps
Thursday: 27,000 steps
Friday: 22,000 steps
We would like to thank our students’ families for financial support that made this remarkable experience possible. The students will remember this trip for the rest of their lives.
Fine Arts Night on Thursday, June 6th at 5:00 pm!
Ms. Tambone Shapes Our Collective Future
She reminds us why we do what we do - to support the people that make art, buy art, and teach creative arts to our kids. Doing so means more moments in which art transports & empowers.
As we continue to partner with incredible educators like Ms. Adrienne Tambone, we’re reminded of the tireless work she does to make art at Bateman Elementary a meaningful part of so many kids lives.
If you'd like to support Bateman's ongoing participation in our Shared Walls program by rallying friends and family to fundraise, hit us up!
alongside artists Sam Kirk and Missy Rosa!