7th Grade Publishing Party


The 7th graders are excited to announce the 826 Boston book launch of THINGS WILL ONLY GET MORE DELICIOUS: STORIES FROM OUR LIVES SO FAR on Monday, June 15th at 6 PM in the auditorium of the BTU School. There will be cake and a book signing after the reading. ALL are welcome to attend to celebrate our own very own authors!

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Family Night Potluck

Save the Date:  Thursday, June 4, 2015 @5:30 p.m.

BTU Pilot Family Night Potluck

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Word Play: The Anthology of Swag

Spoken Word Showcase
BTU Pilot Auditorium
The Chap Book,
Word Play: The Anthology of Swag over 50 poems and illustrations for $10.
Matinee Performance 10:30 a.m. *Light Refreshments
Evening Performance 5:30 p.m. *Potluck Dinner served.
Mrs. DePalm Grade 6 ELA

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1st Grade Special Project


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2nd Grade March Newsletter

Click on the link below to download a pdf copy of this newsletter.

3-23-15 second grade

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You Matter Concert

Friday, April 17th – You Matter Concert:

Anti-Bullying School Assembly:

1st Assembly: 4th-6th 12:50-1:35 (45 mins) 100 students

2nd Assembly: 7th-8th 1:45-2:40 (55 mins) 100 students

My name is Casey McQuillen and over the past 3 years, I have developed an interactive concert called “You Matter” that uses my music to engage students in a conversation about bullying & self-confidence.




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Get Ready to Dance at the BTU Spring Fling Fundraiser!

Polish your dancing shoes and round up all your favorite party people and enjoy a night out at our annual BTU School fundraiser as we celebrate the arrival of spring while raising money for our amazing school.

DJ Reel Drama (Electro, Funk, Soul, Reggae, Hip-Hip) will keep the music pumping while you enjoy dancing, a cash bar (beer & wine), light food, “balloon” raffles, and silent bidding on incredible auction items.

100 percent of the funds raised will go directly to the BTU School and make a positive impact on all of our scholars.

The money raised will go toward:

  • Funding Playworks
  • Subsidizing field trips
  • Expanding the library collection
  • Broadening technology capabilities
  • Buying supplies
  • Providing after-school enrichment
  • And more!

Where: Spontaneous Celebrations
When: May 15 at 7 p.m.
Tickets: $15, Buy Your Tickets Now!

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School Preview Days

Wednesday, December 3rd 5:30-6:30 pm
Tuesday, December 16th 9-10 am
Thursday, January 8th 9-10 am

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2014 Annual Appeal Letter

This letter is mailed out to friends and family of the BTU School as part of our Annual Appeal for Donations.

Dear Friends of the BTU School,

I am a parent at the Boston Teachers Union School.

Just like you, I want my child and every other scholar here at the BTU School to get a great education in a healthy, positive environment that nurtures and supports them. I want this for my scholar, and every scholar, every day.

For us as a community to achieve this goal, we need to offer encouragement and support to the BTU School faculty and staff. This might be a kind hello at drop-off, volunteering on a field trip, attending the Open House, or making a donation.

As you probably realize, Boston Public Schools operate with lean budgets while needing to provide a variety of services and programs for our scholars. The BTU School is no exception. Last year in particular was an extremely difficult budget year with challenging cuts in staff and student resources. Meanwhile, the faculty and staff provided outstanding educational experiences inside and outside the classroom, often times using their own personal funds.

Financial contributions at every level from families, friends, and other supporters have a tremendous impact on the school’s budget. Because of generous donor support last year, Playworks and Coach Brandon are fully funded for the current school year and social-emotional support for all scholars is provided through two school social workers. These social workers support every child by providing small group counseling, one-on-one guidance, and professional development to faculty and by helping to create a strong, positive school environment. Contributions of every amount—from $10 to $100 to $1,000—made that happen.

But we do need more resources. We have a year planned that is full of great educational opportunities that our scholars and teachers can experience, but we also face an uncertain budget season. There are field trips to go on; community groups that will visit and enhance the school; curriculum supplies to be purchased; and a library to expand. Together, we can help make that happen.

I am a parent and I am also a donor. I hope you will join me in making a gift to the BTU School this year. You can use the link below to make a donation. Please know that you are making a difference in the lives of every BTU scholar and providing the tools and resources our teachers need to make sure our scholars learn and grow.

Thank you,

Kelly Gallagher

P.S. Your gift means BTU School teachers have the resources they need to support every scholar every day.

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5 Ways Your Annual Donation Helps Our School

The Boston Teachers Union School is a teacher-led school that believes our collaborative leadership helps us ensure every scholar has an opportunity to reach his or her true potential.

But building and sustaining an environment that promotes authentic, experiential learning and inspires a life-long love of learning requires careful management of both public and private dollars. And our Annual Appeal for Donations is a critical piece in helping us to provide the learning environment we want for all of our scholars.

What Do Your Donations Help To Fund?

1) Curriculum enriching field trips, visiting artists and inspiring performances and their availability to all scholars.

2) Supplemental curriculum and classroom materials for our teachers and scholars.

3) Professional development opportunities to support continuous learning for our outstanding teachers.

4) The expansion of our library and online curriculum resources.

5) Celebrations of student success like the Honor Roll Lunch and community building events like our Spring Family Night.

Every little bit, when combined with the donations of other parents, friends and supporters of our school, helps improve the educational environment for our diverse group of scholars and ensures our teachers have the resources they need to support every scholar, every day.

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