Welcome to the John A. Bishop School      

Bishop Elementary School

25 Columbia Road
Arlington, MA 02474
Phone: (781) 316-3792

School hours: M,W,R,F: 8:10am-2:30pm; T: 8:10am-1:00pm

If your child is out/sick, call:
(781) 316-3790

Check for school delays or closings due to weather >

School Calendar

Principal's Update: Nov 19, 2015 Mark Twitter Account

Nov 25, 2015: Early Release - 12pm
Nov 26-27: No School - Thanksgiving Break

Cold Weather Considerations
As we enter the Winter season, there will be mornings and days, when the school will run indoor arrivals and/or stay in from recess due to the cold temperatures.

My decision on any given Winter day is based not only on the actual temperature, but the 'real feel' temperature (The Real Feel Temperature is an index from reliable weather resources, that describes what the temperature really feels like. It is a composite of the effects of temperature, wind, humidity, sunshine intensity, cloudiness, precipitation and elevation on the human body -- everything that affects how warm or cold a person feels).

When the actual temperature or 'real feel' temperature is 20 degrees and below, Bishop will run an indoor arrival and will stay in for recess.

Kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd grade will enter through the main doors or back playground door of Bishop and report to the gym, while grades 3-5 will enter through the playground doors and report to the cafeteria. Note, it is okay to enter through any of the two doors regardless of your grade, however, logistically, it is easier to enter through closest doors. If you have questions, call or email me.

LIBRARY NEWS! New Book Sale! Best Book Fairs
Coming our way… December 14-18th for some holiday shopping opportunities! Proceeds are used to purchase new books and subscriptions for the Library. Please watch out for opportunities to volunteer, as well as details on how to purchase books.

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No Child Left Behind

The federal No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) requires states and school districts to produce and disseminate annual report cards.

These report cards include information on student assessment, accountability, andteacher quality; the report cards may also include other information. They also provide parents and other members of the public a snapshot of student performance and teacher qualifications in their local schools.

Bishop School's report cards from current to previous years >

Creating Safe Schools Arlington Special Education Parents Advisory Council

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