Parents

Parents

SPC Banner SmallPlease visit this parent-run website—created by BLA parents, for BLA parents! It lets you access parent-specific resources, use an online parent directory, find out about upcoming parent and school-based events, learn about parent engagement at BLA, and much more!

All parents and guardians of BLA students are automatically members of the School Parent Council (SPC), which works to foster communication between parents, teachers, and the administration at Boston Latin Academy and the Boston School Committee. (Similar organizations at other schools are often called Parent-Teacher Organizations.)

The SPC meets monthly, on the first Tuesday of the month from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. in the Hapgood Library (on the first floor, across from BLA’s main entrance). The Headmaster’s Update is given at 6:30 p.m.

By attending meetings, members have an opportunity to:

  • address their concerns with the Headmaster and other members
  • develop strategies to improve the quality of education
  • make a major impact on the success of children at the school

The SPC has recently updated its bylaws; they are online here.

Support BLA as you shop!

You can support BLA by bringing in Box Tops and by using your registered Stop & Shop card. Please follow the directions below. One recent year, we made over $800 through this fundraising.

Stop & Shop

Each September, please register your Stop & Shop card here, then use it for all your grocery shopping! Our Stop & Shop code is 10333. One recent year, we received a check for $680, thanks to the families who registered.

Box Tops for Education

We collect Box Tops in the main office. Please bring your clippings in a Ziploc bag to the BLA main office.

A Letter Regarding BuildBPS

The following letter from Mayor Walsh is being distributed throughout the district:

Letter Regarding BuildBPS – Arabic

Letter Regarding BuildBPS – Cape Verdean

Letter Regarding BuildBPS – Chinese

Letter Regarding BuildBPS – English

BLetter Regarding BuildBPS – French

Letter Regarding BuildBPS – Haitian Creole

Letter Regarding BuildBPS – Portuguese

Letter Regarding BuildBPS – Somali

Letter Regarding BuildBPS – Spanish

Letter Regarding BuildBPS – Vietnamese

A Letter Regarding Winter Illnesses

The BPS medical director has distributed the following letter throughout the district:

Letter Regarding Winter Illnesses – Arabic

Letter Regarding Winter Illnesses – Cape Verdean

Letter Regarding Winter Illnesses – Chinese

Letter Regarding Winter Illnesses – English

Letter Regarding Winter Illnesses – French

Letter Regarding Winter Illnesses – Haitian

Letter Regarding Winter Illnesses – Portuguese

Letter Regarding Winter Illnesses – Somali

Letter Regarding Winter Illnesses – Spanish

Letter Regarding Winter Illnesses – Vietnamese

Report Card Night

Report Card Night will be December 1, 2016, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

On Report Card Night, parents and guardians will have an opportunity to check-in with teachers about the grades their children received in term 1.

You will only have a short time to meet with each teacher: 5 minutes/teacher. Sign-up sheets will be available outside each teacher’s classroom.

While this time is entirely too short to address serious needs, parents and guardians should know that they will have the opportunity to schedule a more detailed appointment with teachers if there is not enough time to discuss more pressing issues.

Please schedule your meetings on the sign up sheet posted outside of your child’s teacher’s door, and keep track of your timeslot. Teachers will do their best to adhere to the schedules.

If available, please bring a copy of your child’s report card with you on December 1 for report card night; greeters will provide classroom maps.

We look forward to seeing you from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.