Playdate for Incoming Kindergartners

Join us for a Summer Playdate
Sunday July 13
10:00 am
at the BTU Playground

Find us on Facebook and Google Groups: “BTU Pilot School Families”
Any questions, email Mary at

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Back to School Night

Join us on Thursday, October 2, 2014 for Back to School Night.

5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

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Upper School Summer Reading Lists

Hello BTU Scholars!

We hope you have wonderful plans for this summer!  Since we are all scholars, reading should also be a part of that plan.  In preparation for the fall we are asking you to read two books, one required and one of your own choosing.

You may be wondering why is this required.  The texts below will be used during the 2014-2015 school year.  Also, you will be required to read 25 books throughout the school year as part of our Strive for 25 reading program. Most importantly, your brain is a muscle.  It is very important to work it out, especially during the summer months.

Click on the links below to download the reading packet for your grade.

Grade 6 Reading Packet

Grades 7 & 8 Reading Packet


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Save the Dates! Eighth Graders and Eighth Grade Families

Friday, June 13th – 1pm to 3pm, Portfolio Exhibition at the BTU School Auditorium

Wednesday, June 18th – 6 to 8 PM, Stepping Forward Ceremony at the Boston Teachers Union Hall, 180 Mt. Vernon St., Dorchester

Join us in celebrating our 8th grade class of 2014!

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Mrs. DePalm Guest Speaker at The Take Away

Mrs. DePalm Speaking at the National Radio Show The Take Away. Follow the link to listen to the show.

GO Mrs. DePalm! What an amazing interview about real issues in our schools!

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Newsletter May 5th, 2014


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Arnold Arboretum Field Trip – Old Plants

Students are studying plants in second grade with our partnership with the Arnold Arboretum.

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Twin Day

After a unit on persuasive letter writing, students convinced their teachers to have a twin day!

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The BTU is having a Welcoming Session for the Incoming K1 class.

We are also setting up a couple of informal playdates. I will pass along those dates/times once they are set.


The teachers at the BTU would like to welcome you to our learning community!

Our Welcome Session is on May 8th at 9:30 a.m.

Please come meet the school faculty and staff and other new families. You will have the opportunity to take a tour and learn about our school culture and curriculum, as well as about our after school and enrichment opportunities. We will talk about ways you can help your child get ready for school and answer your questions. Light refreshments will be served.

If you have any questions, you can call the school 617-635-7717

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Dance Party / Fundraiser Tickets Now on Sale!!

BTU Summer Blast Off! Fundraiser and Silent Auction

BTU Summer Blast Off! Fundraiser and Silent Auction

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