We can't believe we are already halfway through February! Throughout the past couple of years, Bateman teachers and community members have been striving to celebrate the diversity of our school year round. Teachers have been learning about the Banks' approach to Social Action & Multicultural Curriculum Reform, which integrates cultural lenses throughout each aspect of the unit of study. Instead of isolating individual cultures month to month, we pride ourselves on cultivating a school community in which culture is highlighted every day.
Our sixth graders recently completed a unit entitled Big Ideas, Big Impact. As their final product, students created "Instagram Stories" about famous African Americans in US History. Through this project, students were able to demonstrate their understanding of both central idea and important figures in the African American community. Come check them out in the North Foyer!
Our Kindergarteners have been learning various greetings during their morning meetings to broaden their lens on language. Our Second & Third Graders have been reading influential authors that provide our young readers with more mirrors, books that reflect our students' identities and cultures.
We are excited to continue to highlight the many ways in which culture is integrated throughout our daily learning at Bateman for the remainder of February and beyond! Please help us congratulate our teachers and students for creating a safe environment that embraces the ability to be fully inclusive.
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Third grade brought their unit to life with a Question & Answer session with Chicago Fire Fighters! They have been researching all of the different theories on how the Chicago Fire originated....what do you think happened?
Kindergarteners have been infusing Shared Celebrations into their Social Studies and Literacy Unit as they learn empathy, traditions, and multiple perspectives of other cultures.
Friday, February 21: Parents Night Out | 8th Grade Fundraiser
Tuesday, February 25: PreK Fashion Show @ 9:15 am & 2:15 pm Tuesday, February 25: Dine to Donate - Culver's @ 5pm - 8pm Wednesday, February 26: 8th Grade Field Trip to Planetarium Thursday, February 27: 100th Day of School Celebration K-1 & Parade 2pm Thursday, February 27: Network PAC Meeting @ Cleveland @ 9:30am Friday, February 28: School Tour @ 9am
Saturday, March 28: Spring Fling! Eat, Drink, and Be Bateman! @ 6:30 pm | Twisted Hippo Monday, April 6 - Friday April 10: SPRING BREAK!
What's the Buzz?
Upcoming Events at Bateman These events are all within the next 2 weeks!
Parents' Night Out Sign Up is Open!
Friday, February 21st at 4pm
Looking for an evening out? We are still accepting forms! Why not use our 8th graders as your babysitters! All proceeds go to our 8th Grade Washington DC Trip! Please see details below or click here!
The month of February is Healthy Heart Month! Students in Pre-K-4th grade will be partnering with the American Heart Association to participate in this service-learning program which teaches your student how to care for their hearts both physically and emotionally and teaches the importance of giving back by raising lifesaving donations to fight the nation’s #1 killer, heart disease! Click here for more information on how to start fundraising today!
Friday, February 28 at 9:00am
Are you interested in sending your child(ren) to Bateman? Come see what we have to offer at our wonderful neighborhood school! School Tours are offered on the last Friday of each month. Please provide further information at http://bateman.cps.edu/school-tour.html to ensure the tour fits your needs.
Dine to Donate at Culvers! Tuesday, February 25 at 5:00pm - 8:00pm | 4939 W. Irving Park Rd
Come to the Culver's in Six Corners, located at 4939 W. Irving Park Rd. and show your support on Tuesday, February 25 from 5-8pm! 10% of all sales will go back to enhancing technology for ALL kids at Bateman Elementary School. See your teachers and parents run orders and have a great time doing it! Find out more details here!
Election Window Open Now!
If you are a parent, community member, student, or teacher looking to get more involved with your school, we encourage you to consider running in your school’s LSC election. For more information on how to apply, please click here!
Spring Fling Auction Items Can you help?
Do you know a local business owner? Have a hookup for Cubs, Bears, Hawks or Bulls tickets? Great restaurants? Fun outings or hotel stays? We need your help! We are currently soliciting items for the Spring Fling: Eat, Drink & Be Bateman fundraising event. Every item will have a significant impact as we work toward our biggest fundraising goal ever -- $40,000 to enhance technology for ALL kids, K-8 at Bateman. Reach out to email@example.com for more info on how you can help make this our best auction yet. All items must be secured by March 2nd.
Digital Sign Custom Messages
Open Now for All Types of Celebrations!
Does your Bateman student have a special occasion to celebrate, such as a birthday, sports victory, or something else? Does someone in your family have an anniversary coming up? Celebrate them in style by submitting a personalized message to be displayed on Bateman's gigantic digital sign, located right on Richmond Street! Spots are limited and can be reserved up to 3 weeks in advance. The cost is $10 per message, and your contribution will go towards the Bateman Booster's fundraising goal of $40,000 for this school year. Use this form to submit a personalized message today!
Save the Dates Important future events and updates!
2020 Spring Fling
Saturday, March 28th at Twisted Hippo
Old Town School of Folk Music Playdates Click the image for more information!
Click here to support Bateman through Amazon Smile!
Click here to support Bateman Teacher Donors Choose Projects! Even one dollar will bring a teacher closer to fully funding their project!
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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!