Bates Elementary 2023-2024 Early Childhood Information Session from February 7th, 2023




District 2023-2024 Early Childhood Town Hall




What is the Application Deadline

In order to take advantage of the sibling preference criteria, you must submit your application by February 27th.

2023-2024 SCHOOL YEAR

RegistrationDeadlineLottery DateNotification Date
Sibling PreferenceFebruary 27thMay 1st
Batch 1 Kindergarten RegistrationMarch 20thMay 1st
Batch 2 Kindergarten RegistrationJune 26thJuly 10th
Summer Kindergarten RegistrationAfter June 26thAs reg packets arrive
Dual Language LotteryMarch 20thApril 14thMay 1st
Window 1 Pre-K LotteryMarch 20thApril 14thMay 1st
Window 2 Pre-K LotteryJune 26thJuly 6thJuly 10th
Window 3 Pre-K LotteryAugust 7thAugust 9thAugust 14th

Kindergarten assignments will be made on the basis of the information you provide on the application. Every effort will be made to assign your child to one of your top choices of school.

Dual Language and Pre-K assignments will be made based on the lottery process. Families will be notified of lottery selection on the dates noted above.

No assignment application will be processed without the required documents.

A message from Principal Gavin Softic




The School House System

  • Builds a sense of community, inclusivity, responsibility, belonging and spirit in our school with all our students, staff and community partners.
  • Develops authentic relationship between students and staff.
  • Houses participate in monthly school-wide SEL activities.
  • Encourages participation in academics, character building and promotes leadership development
  • Promotes healthy competition and sportsmanship

Arts Integration

  • Integration of arts into classroom instruction
  • Music, art, dance and PE courses for all students
  • Peabody Essex Museum Partnership
  • Chorus (Grs. 2-5), Paperworks (Gr. 5), student selected electives (Grs. 4&5), weekly instrumental lessons (Grs. 4&5), student-run live streaming morning news on YouTube


Academic Day:

  • Social Emotional Learning Curriculum scheduled and embedded into daily lessons.
  • Integrated Balanced Literacy Approach (Readers’ and Writers’ Workshop) to provide students with authentic reading and writing experiences
  • Student-centered -hands-on activities to allow students to see and apply math ideas
  • Concept-based lessons build deep understanding rather than memorization
  • Content Specific Academic Coaches to support and implement best practices.
  • Title I Reading Specialists to support readers to meet their full potential.

Student Engagement:

  • Six-week Literacy Festival aimed at building a love for reading by engaging students in dynamic themed activities and lessons.
  • School Wide House System to develop character and represent school core values.
  • 21st Century After-school enrichment programs in partnership with the YMCA.
  • Monthly Town Halls focused on Social Emotional Learning

Family Engagement

  • Active and Inclusive PTO and School Site Council
  • Weekly family newsletters inform families of updates and key information
  • Math/science and literacy nights designed to partner with families around academic instruction
  • Partnerships between families and teachers through consistent two-way communication.