Cougar Chronicle

Ed 30 April 5, 2021

Celebrating our Assistant Principals

This week is "Assistant Principal Week". We are so thankful for having such a hard-working and thoughtful team of administrators. We want to thank them but need your help. We are asking everyone to choose one word to describe the assistant principals. We will create a Wordle at the end of the week to show our gratitude to our awesome APs!
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End of MP 3 is April 13/14

Time to make sure your student has completed all of their assignments. Have your student show you how they can use "View Your Work" in google classroom to show a list of Completed and Missing work. When checking your student's grades, if the grade is marked as GFE (Good Faith Effort), you may want to encourage your student to go to Office Hours and talk to their teacher about "Re-Do" opportunities.

The Math Quarterly Assessments will be taking place on April 9th and April 12th. Please make sure your student is in class on time and has paper and pencil handy!

Juneteenth Festival

Planning is underway to host the City of Annapolis’ inaugural Juneteenth Celebration to include a parade and family festival in June 2021. Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration commemorating the end of slavery in the United States. The celebration will be taking place on the Bates Athletic Complex and we are hoping to have student involvement. The Juneteenth Organization is hosting an "Official T-Shirt" design context. Please see flyer below. If your student would like to submit an entry and needs assistance with the $25 entry fee, please contact Ms. Scott.

Community Service Opportunity on April 16

The Tyler Heights Elementary Resource Pantry is looking for students to help brighten the day of our families and volunteers with bilingual community-oriented messages of hope, kindness, resilience, connectedness, love, and respect. Student Volunteers will be sidewalk chalking on Friday, April 16th after school. All supplies will be provided. Last week during Mindful Wednesday, students considered how giving back to their community and within their families increased their happiness. Having a family discussion around how we take care of our family and community is a great way to instill a lifetime love of volunteering.

Screenagers NEXT CHAPTER (official trailer)


Bates Middle School is happy to announce that we are hosting a Virtual Viewing of Screenagers the Next Chapter. This film is a MUST SEE for ALL Parents! The film will be shown with Spanish Subtitles.

Filmmaker and physician Dr. Delaney Ruston takes the conversation around screens and teens to the next level with Screenagers NEXT CHAPTER: Uncovering Skills for Stress Resilience—a film that examines the science behind teen’s emotional challenges, the interplay of social media, and most importantly, what can be done in our schools and homes to help them build crucial skills to navigate stress, anxiety, and depression in our digital age. (TRAILER)

Following the Real Time Viewing on April 19th at 6 pm, we will have a Panel Discussion! Following panel discussion, families have the option to watch during a 2-week window. (A second panel will be held for Spanish speaking parents at a to be determined date). Please reserve you tickets now for this FREE EVENT! A limited number of tickets are available.

The Film will be shown to students April 26-April 27 during “Tools for Success” If you would prefer that your student not watch the film, complete this Opt Out Form.


Please check One Bates Website for Transition to High School Information

In the Community

Food Access Line | 410 222 3663

Food Access Warm Line has EXPANDED SERVICES!

In addition to helping you find food resources, they also assist with finding resources for car payments, utilities, hotel fees, and other possible expenses.

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Grocery Give Away During Lunch

Once a week, Student Services will be handing out bags of groceries from the Maryland Food Bank during the 12 to 12:30 lunchtime. Please watch for a text from Ms. Hicks for days when food will be available.

If you would like to volunteer for the Food Pantry, contact Ms. Beller.

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Word Part of the Week

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Wiley H. Bates Middle School

Katherine Hicks, Principal

Amy Beller, editor

We are better together!