Ed 15 December 14, 2020
Lily Barret's Patch is GOING TO SPACE!
We are proud to announce that the winning patch was designed by Lilly Barrett from Wiley H. Bates Middle School in Annapolis, Maryland. Her use of perspective and Anne Arundel County symbols made her patch the design which best represents AACPS’s Mission 13!.
Our student's continue to experience social emotional lessons in their wellness block from Second Step. They also provide resources to support parents. We hope you enjoy this 3 minute wellness video on self compassion. It is so important to remember to take time for yourself at this time of year.
JOIN BATES PLUNGE TEAM & HELP US GET TO TOP 10!!!!
The Bates Plunge team is currently ranked 11th but we want to be in the top 10! The Polar Bear Plunge has been a major fundraiser for the Special Olympics of Maryland for 25 years. This year, they are facing an uphill battle as the plunge will not be able to take place at Sandy Point State Park and will be completely virtual this year. We are inviting our Bates family to join our plunge team! It is free to join and you simply decide how you'd like to 'plunge!' If you raise at least $50, you get an amazing sweatshirt too. The best part is that it is an easy fundraiser that you can email to friends and family or post on your social media pages and it is for a great cause!
BONUS: If our Bates Blizzard Plungers raise $5,000 or more, Ms. Hicks will plunge into the frosty Magothy River and record it for all to see!!!!
If you are interested, follow these steps to join our team:
- click this link here https://support.somd.org/team/333321
- click "JOIN TEAM" on the left
- Follow the steps to set up your page
- IT'S FREE!!!!
You can freeze for a great cause AND help us get Ms. Hicks in the river 🙂
Academic Support During Club Time!
During the 2nd quarter, in addition to our clubs, we will be offering academic support during club time (11:10-11:50 M/T/Th/F). These will be by drop-in codes according to the days and organized by grade. Please see the attached sheet for grade level/content drop ins and directions on how to join. Students do not need to have the teacher leading the support in order to 'drop in!'
DECEMBER PBIS INCENTIVES!
Check out the December PBIS incentives and JOYFUL photo contest below!
HOLIDAY GIVING OPPORTUNITIES
Bates Students Start Seats and Feets Drive
Looking for MIDDLE SCHOOL sizes!
A group of Bates Students are making a difference in their community. Gemma Love, Kendall Golder, Tanner Crosby, Trevor Price, Grace Feldmann, and Elaine Jeffries wanted to help local children whose families are accessing help through the West Annapolis Pop Up Pantry. They decided to collect underwear and socks for Annapolis kids.
Donations can be dropped off at Michael E Busch Annapolis Library, Hillsmere library, and Eastport Library.
Questions? Contact WABAMD2@gmail.com.
Bates Parent Feeds Everyone!
Text FeedAnneArundel to 76278 to donate or if you would prefer, the local pantry is looking for adult and infant diapers, wipes, hygiene products, cleansers, black beans, Masaseca and tortillas. These items can be dropped of at Bread and Butter Kitchen. Questions?, Contact Sarah Daniels-Larson,
Bates Food Pantry
If you would like to VOLUNTEER to help create bags, contact Amy Beller. If you would like to donate items to the food pantry, check out our WISHLIST (Please keep in mind that the building will be closed over winter break).
Support the PTA through AMAZON SMILE
When you are shopping on Amazon, use Amazon Smile, and designate Bates as your Charity. Amazon Smile will donate 0.5% of your purchases to the Bates PTA. 1. Go to smile.amazon.com. 2. Sign in toyour Amazon account (If you are new to Amazon, you will need to create an account). 3. Under “Select a Charity”, go to “pick your own”, and type in “Bates Middle School”. 4. Select “Wiley H. Bates Middle School PTA”. 5. You must shop through Amazon Smile *not Amazon* for Bates PTA to receive donations.
The Sharing Foundation
YEARBOOK NEEDS YOUR HELP
Let's make this yearbook one to remember! Since Ms. Grimail (yearbook advisor) is unable to be everywhere to take photos of our school year memories, she needs YOUR help! Students, Families and, Parents of Bates Middle School--please, use this google form to submit photos to add to our 2020-2021 yearbook!
If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to Ms. Grimail via email (email@example.com).
Google Form for Photo Uploads: https://forms.gle/sLaDUtbc63pYnqpw5
Check out the quick resource within the google form on HOW TO TAKE A PORTRAIT for the yearbook! ALL Bates students will need to submit their own portrait to add to the yearbook (must be current & following the guidelines)!
*Information about ordering a yearbook will be coming out soon! Stay tuned to PTA emails, Cougar Chronicle, and ConnectED messages for further information!*
In the Community
Food Access Line | 410 222 3663
In addition to helping you find food resources, they also assist with finding resources for car payments, utilities, hotel fees, and other possible expenses.
Blessed Tech Ministries is providing a water bill relief program for homeowners in the city of Annapolis. Check out their site for more information.
Lighthouse Shelter Resource Pantry
The Lighthouse Shelter hosts a pop-up pantry 7 days a week from 7a.m.-7p.m. Food, clothing, baby items, hygiene items available
Anne Arundel Work Force Development continues to offer the Humanitarian Relief Funds. Additionally, they have added support for childcare.
If you cannot return to work, cannot fully work, or cannot participate in workforce services due to childcare costs we can help! We are providing childcare assistance for low-income parents with kids, both school-aged and younger, to help our residents obtain a new job and/or maintain current employment. You must be eligible for workforce development services to qualify for assistance. The eligibility criteria include Anne Arundel County resident, eligible to work in the US, employment status, and income limitations. Assistance will be provided in the amount of up to $250 per week per child depending on childcare costs. You will have to verify your employment status or be actively participating in workforce services to qualify. Start by completing our intake form here.
Upcoming Food Distributions
· People's Park, 44 Calvert Street Annapolis, MD, every Tuesday in November, 12:00pm -2:00pm
· Asbury United Methodist Church, 87 West St Annapolis MD, has a food giveaway every Wednesday & Friday 9am-11pm
· Heritage Baptist Church, 1740 Forest Drive Annapolis MD, has food giveaway every Tuesday 9:30am-11am (must provide id and proof of residency)
· First Baptist Church of Annapolis, 31 W. Washington Street, gives away pantry bags and restaurant prepared meals every Saturday, 11 am - 1 pm
Delivery and transportation options are available for those unable to pick-up in person. Call Office of Emergency Management at 410-260-2211 to Schedule a Fresh Food Delivery Option.