Please 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.
The superintendent’s office asks that all families complete an online RSVP form by June 14, 2017.
The form is available at this address:
Please complete the form once for each BPS student in your family by June 14.
Alternatively, you may provide the same information by calling a BPS hotline at 617-635-9520.
You may also provide the information in person at:
The Bruce C. Bolling Municipal Building
2300 Washington St., Boston, MA 02119
Transportation Office (2nd Floor)
Further details are contained in the following letters:
RSVP – Arabic
RSVP – Cape Verdean
RSVP – Chinese
RSVP – English
RSVP – French
RSVP – Haitian
RSVP – Portuguese
RSVP – Somali
RSVP – Spanish
RSVP – Vietnamese
The superintendent’s office invites all BPS families to participate in BuildBPS workshops.
There will be one at the Timilty Middle School, at 205 Roxbury Street, on Thursday, May 25, from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m.
Details can be found in these flyers:
BuildBPS Neighborhood Workshops – English
BuildBPS Neighborhood Workshops – Spanish
BuildBPS Timilty Workshop – English
BuildBPS Timilty Workshop – Spanish
The Friends of BLA is hosting the 2nd Annual Spring BLAst! on April 27, 2017. The event raised $10K last year, and all proceeds went to enhance the student experience at BLA. Click here to buy tickets.
Donations are needed to make this event a success. Click here to donate.
This year’s schedule for tests, including MCAS, is here.
Nine BLA students from Ms. Roche’s classes won in the recent BPS Hour of Code contests.
See them here.
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.