Family and Student Handbook 2016-2017

Please download your copy of our family and student handbook today. All scholars and families should review this handbook carefully.

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Support the BTU School!

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Dear Friends and Family of the Boston Teachers Union School:

Since we opened our doors in September 2009, our teacher-led school has grown and flourished with teachers, families, community members, and most important, our scholars, coming together to fulfill our mission—to create and share a rigorous, supportive, and creative school environment. Your interest in our work and involvement with our scholars has been key to this success. Thank you!

As a Boston Public School, we also rely on financial donations to fund programs and needed equipment, help fill budget gaps, and provide a powerful learning experience for our scholars. With the help of generous community members like you, we will be able to:

Fund the Playworks program, creating opportunities to leverage the power of play to help scholars learn to play fairly, settle differences peacefully, and build leadership and teamwork skills.

Fund the Apprentice Learning Program for our Grade 8 scholars. This vital program offers exposure to the culture of work through short apprenticeships that allow our young people to explore various careers and often secure employment for that transitional summer between Grades 8 and 9. 

Fund our partnership with Family Service of Greater Boston to ensure that social workers are available in the school to support our groups and individual scholars and families, as well as our whole school climate and culture.

Expand our library collection and support our Strive for 25 Reading Initiative, which encourages students to read for 25 minutes every day or complete 25 books each year.

Increase the number of after-school activities and in-school musical opportunities, including supporting our new partnership with Community Music Center, which provides in-school piano instruction. 

Fund field trips to enrich curriculum units and offer exciting, hands-on experiences.

These programs make a tremendous difference to our scholars, families, faculty, and staff. Will you consider making a donation to support our amazing school community? Your gift of any level will make a meaningful difference and is tax deductible.

On behalf of the entire BTU School community, we thank you for your consideration, dedication, and commitment. 

Sincerely,

Erica Lewy and Mary Lewis-Pierce,
BTU School Family Council Co-chairs

DONATE ONLINE
Please click on the Paypal button to make a donation to the Boston Teachers Union School using your credit card or Paypal account. Your gift will help ensure that every scholar has the tools necessary to succeed in the classroom, on the playground, and in the community!  

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DONATE BY MAIL

If you prefer you may make a donation by check. Just print out this reply form and mail to:
Attn: Annual Appeal
Boston Teachers Union School
25 Walk Hill Street
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

Please make checks payable to the Boston Teachers Union School.

All gifts to the BTU School are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowable under the law. BTU School will not sell or share your information. 

Thank you for your support!

Please consider forwarding this email to friends and family who may wish to support the BTU School. 

Boston Teachers Union K-8 Pilot School
25 Walk Hill Street
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

Tel: 617-635-7717
Fax: 617-635-6982
http://theunionschool.com

 

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City of Boston Credit Union Supports the BTU School

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The Boston Teachers Union School Community wants to extend their appreciation to the City of Boston Credit Union for donating $500 to our school during our annual Spring Fling fundraiser. Their donation will go a long way to support our young scholars. THANK YOU!

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Let Spring Training Begin!

IMG_2818Let Spring training begin! Last Friday, April 1st, our Math Leadership Committee kickstarted our math spring training. All scholars in grades 3 through 8 participated in this event. The Math Leadership Committee will continue to organize and present Spring training assemblies every Friday until Parcc testing begins. Encourage your scholar to practice math skills daily. Make it fun and remind them to keep working on completing their math homework daily. Remind your scholar how much we need and use math everyday and in many activities. When you are cooking and measuring ingredients, when you are designing your Spring garden, or re-arranging furniture, you use math in different ways. Share that with your scholar and make math fun! We want to send a big thank you to all members of the Math Leadership Team who worked really hard to organize these weekly events! Thank you!

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High School Showcase at Bolling Building from 5-7:30pm

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Today, December 3 2015 from 5-7:30 p.m. BPS will be hosting a Preview to High School Event at the Bolling Building located at 2300 Washington St. Dudley Square. Students and their families will have the chance to learn about many of the city’s high school choices. Please follow the link below for more information about the event.

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School Preview Days

Stop by our school and see all the wonderful things we’ve got to offer our community. The BTU School is the best school in Boston! Stop by and see how hard our teachers work to create a nurturing environment for your children.

Boston Teachers Union K-8 (K1-8) 25 Walk Hill St, Jamaica Plain  617-635-7717

Friday  12/11/2015, 9:00-10:00 am

Friday 12/18/2015, 9:00-10:00 am

Thursday 1/21/2016, 6:00-7:00pm

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Welcome Back to School!

Good afternoon BTU School families,

On behalf of the Boston Teachers Union School’s faculty and community, we welcome you to the 2015-2016 school year! We hope you and your family had a healthy, safe, and fun summer. We can’t wait to welcome each of you tomorrow morning for our first day of school!

Tomorrow morning, we are also excited to welcome our new Superintendent, Dr. Tommy Chang, our Mayor, Marty Walsh, our Union President, Richard Stutman, and their teams, during their visit to our school. Together, they will help us kick off another successful school year at the BTU School!

As a reminder, our doors will open daily at 8:15am for all of our scholars, and free breakfast will be served at 8:15am. Our day of learning will start promptly at 8:30am. All scholars that arrive after 8:30am will be marked tardy.
The temperatures this week will be very high. Please make sure scholars dresses comfortably, but keep in mind that scholars are going to school and should dress appropriately. Also, remember to bring a water bottle to keep hydrated.

As always, thank you for sharing your child and family with us and believing in the work we do every day at the BTU School to help your child grow as a scholar and person. We look forward to another wonderful school year!

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7th Grade Publishing Party

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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.

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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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