We’ll Miss You Kevin!

Here is an open letter sent to the BTU School Community by Kevin. Kevin was one of our school custodians for a few months this year.

Dear BTU Friends and Staff:
I want to thank everyone for the warm wishes, help getting acclimated and overall great attitude from the staff and students.  Although I’m moving on, the BTU School will be a part of me forever.  I have never met such a nice and caring group of staff and educators.  These kids are in great hands, as I see the dedication (working weekends/long hours) that everyone gives to this school.  Lastly, as a lifelong union member, I applaud and support what this school is about.  You’re fighting for all unions whether you realize this or not.
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Debate Team Achievements!


Hello BTU coaches, teachers, principals, and all other BDL volunteers,

BDL would like to extend congratulations to debaters and coaches for an impressive performance at Suffolk University. This past Saturday was our first middle school debate tournament of the season and it was the second-largest in BDL history! BTU competed against 17 other middle schools around the city. Here are some highlights from BTU’s debates this past weekend:

  • Every team won at least one round out of three
  • The teams of Gonzalez-Oviedo & Kamiya and Murray & Guevara won all three of their rounds
  • Diaz (6th), Kamiya (7th), Johnson (10th), Guevara (12th) all placed as top speakers of the tournament in a large and competitive field

These results are a testament to the hard work put forth by debaters and coaches, and BDL is excited to watch the team improve over the rest of the season.  We look forward to seeing what BTU debaters can do as they keep moving up into even higher divisions!

Please share this letter of congratulations with your school community so that everyone can celebrate the success of the BTU debate team.  We look forward to seeing you at our next middle school tournament, November 11th, at Suffolk University!



The Boston Debate League team

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September Newsletter


September 2017

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A huge shout out to all the BTU families who attended our open house last Tuesday! We had a great time getting to know all of you and hope that you visit us again soon! We are planning a curriculum night for Tuesday, November 14th from 5pm to 7pm and we are looking forward to another evening of great community building with our families.


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Hurricane Relief / Thank You

We want to send a huge thank you to all our families who donated to our hurricane relief effort. Your small donation makes a huge difference in peoples lives. THANK YOU!


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Get AMP’ed About Spring


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P.O.W.E.R. Multi-Cultural Paint Nite Fundraiser

Dear BTU School Community,

In conjunction with Sanaa and Friends, P.O.W.E.R. (Poets Openly Writing and Expressing Reality) will hold a multi-cultural paint nite fundraiser  here at the school on Friday, March 31st from 6:30-8:30 pm.

The funds raised will help to support the students as they prepare for this year’s Louder Than A Bomb Spoken Word Festival.  This fundraiser is an ALCOHOL-FREE Event.  If your interested in attending please :

  1. Click here or cut and paste www.sanaawithfriends.com in your browser.
  2. Scroll down to locate our event and click on the event to pay your admission fee of $35. The fee includes use of art materials, step-by-step directions from a trained artist, a smock, and light refreshments.

Please spread the word.  Our goal is 25 participants.  If you are unable attend, but would like to sponsor a student who would like to participate, please speak with Mrs. DePalm via email (jdepalm2@bostonpublicschools.org) so we can make the necessary arrangements.

Thank you for your supporting our young artists!


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First Ever BTU School Trivia Night!

Hello BTU School Families and Friends,

Join the BTU School community for a night of trivia, laughs, and fun at our first ever Trivia Night! Bring your friends, team up with teachers and staff, and compete for prizes, all while supporting our school. 

When: Friday, March 3, 2017, 6:00-10:00pm (Doors open at 6:00, trivia starts at 7:00)

Where: Doyle’s Cafe, 1384 Washington St., Jamaica Plain

What: Team trivia (teams of up to 6 people) hosted by comedian Robyn Perkins (http://www.robynperkins.com). You can form teams ahead of time or join with others when you get there. Prizes awarded to the top two teams.

Who: BTU School teachers, staff, parents, guardians, and friends. Adults only. Be sure to invite your trivia savvy friends!

Tickets: $10/person suggested donation. BTU School teachers and staff are free. Please get your tickets in advance so we know how many people to expect–Doyle’s needs an estimate by Tuesday 2/28. Get your tickets here: http://btuschooltrivianight.eventbrite.com/

Cash bar, appetizers, 50-50 raffle

All money raised will support the BTU School!

Thank you and we hope to see you there!

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Family Council Meeting Today

Today, February, 15 is the family council meeting. The family council will meet at 6pm in the art room and the agenda is listed below:

  • Welcome and Introductions
  • FY 18 Budget Presentations
  • Family Engagement Projects
  • 2017 Scheduling

As always the YMCA will provide on site childcare for scholars and dinner will be served. Thank you and we hope to see you there.

Please click on the link to view the flyer.

family council

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Thank You Family Council

The BTU faculty wants to send a HUGE THANK YOU to our amazing family council for the delicious treats we found in the teachers room yesterday!  THANK YOU!





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