BTU School K-8 Winter Lights Celebration

Dear BTU School Community,

Please join us on December 20th to celebrate our community and honor the rich diversity present in our school. Scholars from grades K through 8 will perform a collection of songs that will teach us about many cultures and celebrations that are an  important part of our history and our community.

Because of the limited space available to accommodate everyone, we have divided the performances in three separate groups. Choose the times that best work for you and your family. WE HOPE TO SEE YOU ALL HERE ON DECEMBER 20th!


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BTU School’s Trivia Night Fundraiser


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YMCA Schedule This Week

Hello everyone! 
Here is the schedule for the week of Monday, October 30th:
MONDAY 10/30
  • YMCA After School @ 3:00 – 6:00pm (Cafeteria)
  • Harvard Stage: Week 5 @ 3:15 – 4:15pm (Auditorium)
  • Suzuki @ 3:00pm (Music Room)
  • Boston Debate League @ 3:00 – 5:00pm (Room 208)
  • 826- Journalism: Week 4 @ 3:00 – 4:15pm (Writer’s Room)
  • YMCA After School @ 3:00 – 6:00pm (Cafeteria)
  • Boston SCORES, BTU @ Ohrenberger: Week 7 @ 3:00pm (Meet in Room 208)
    • Pick-Up @ BTU School: 3:15pm
    • Game @ Ohrenberger: 4:00pm
  • YMCA After School @ 3:00 – 6:00pm (Cafeteria)
  • Boston SCORES: Week 7 @ 3:00 – 4:00pm (Room 208- Girls; Library- Boys); 4:00 – 5:30pm (Parkman Playground)
  • Gym Star Hero Session (1): Week 5 @ 3:30 – 4:30pm (Auditorium)
  • Gym Star Hero Session (2), YMCA: Week 5 @ 4:40 – 5:40pm (Auditorium)
  • Dance Team: Week 5 @ 3:00 – 5:00pm (K1 Classroom)
  • 826- Journalism: Week 4 @ 3:00 – 4:15pm (Writer’s Room)
  • YMCA After School @ 3:00 – 6:00pm (Cafeteria)
  • Kids Yoga: Week 5 @ 3:15 – 4:30pm (Music Room)
  • Ultimate Frisbee: Week 6 @ 3:00 – 4:45pm (Parkman Playground)
  • YMCA After School @ 3:00 – 6:00pm (Cafeteria)
  • Boston SCORES: Week 7 @ 3:00 – 4:00pm (Room 208- Girls; Library- Boys); 4:00 – 5:30pm (Parkman Playground)
  • Strong Women Strong Girls: Week 6 @ 3:15 – 4:30pm (3rd Grade Classroom)
  • Eliot Art: Week 5 @ 3:30 – 5:00pm (K1 Classroom)
  • Playworks- JR Coaches @ 3:00 – 5:00pm (Auditorium)

Thank you! 


Sarah Condon

Director of Extended Learning

Department of Child Development

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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 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 ( so we can make the necessary arrangements.

Thank you for your supporting our young artists!


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