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October 12, 2018
Monday, October 15, 2018 11:57 AM -0400By: Diana Guzzi
Bowen’s Weekly Family Update
October 12, 2018
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Dear Bowen Families,
Even though it was a short week, there was still plenty of time for learning, even for the teachers!  During our monthly staff meeting we previewed more than 60 new library books that reflect diverse characters.  Teachers shared ideas of how they will use these books with students and will continue to work with Ms. Riordan, our school librarian, to expand our book collections in the library and in classrooms. Thank you for all of your support to ensure that Bowen is a wonderful community!  Enjoy the weekend, see you on Monday!
Yours truly,
Diana

Weekly News
Please Complete the Bowen Family Survey
I would like to thank those families who have completed our annual family survey.  I hopeful that many more families will take a few minutes to complete the survey this weekend.  The survey will close next week.  It is important for us to hear from you about what is working well at Bowen, areas to improve, and additional thoughts you have about your family’s experience at school.
The survey can be found at the following link:
If you choose to complete the paper copy of the survey, please return it to the office. PDF Family Survey  Once the survey is complete and data has been collected, the survey will be analyzed by the Bowen School Council and PTO.  These findings will then be shared with the school community. 
We look forward to using this valuable feedback to continue to help us grow and learn!  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.  Thank you!

Elementary Progress Conferences
The window for fall conferences is almost upon us, and we know that most classrooms have been busily scheduling meeting times to share information about how the beginning of the school year is going.  If you have not yet scheduled a time with your child’s teacher, please do so, as conferences are a key opportunity to build and strengthen home-school connections!  Here are a few thoughts about conferences shared in an “Education Update” article:
  • Build relationships and trust up front.  The conference should not be the first point of contact between the school and your family.  If there are questions or concerns about academic or social issues, do not wait until the conference to bring them up.  Phone calls and e-mail help lay the groundwork for productive conversations at the face-to-face conference.
  • Clarify learning outcomes. While the conference is not a time to process the entire year’s learning standards, all families should have access to and understanding of the grade-level curriculum expectations.  This provides a better understanding of how your child will learn and grow over the course of the school year.
  • Listen. Both parents/guardians and teachers should have the opportunity to share their thoughts about who the child is as a learner and any concerns they may have at this point.  It is crucial that everyone take the time to hear what the other person is saying in order to better understand and help the child have a successful year.
  • Involve students. Talk with your child about their perspective on the start of the school year!  How do they feel things are going, both academically and socially?  What are their goals and challenges?  This will help to better inform the conversation.
  • Bowen Staff Update
  • Please join me in welcoming the following staff to the Bowen community:
  • Laura Brennan will be joining Ms. Paolillo’s class and the kindergarten team.
  • Jen Sullivan will be joining the Instructional Support Staff (ISS) team.
  • Next Week at Bowen School...
  • Mark Your Calendar
  • Monday
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  • Tuesday
  • ELL New Parent Meeting, ELL Room, 8:30 - 9:30 a.m.
  • CAP program:  Ms. Cruz  9:00 a.m.
  • Wednesday
  • CAS program:  Voci Angelica Trio
  • Thursday
  • CAP program: Mr. Chapin/Ms. Malagodi  9:00 a.m.
  • CAP program: Mx. Torres 10:45 a.m.
  • Friday
  • 3rd Grade, Timeline Walk, 8:20 - 9:00 a.m.
  • 4th Grade Field Trip, Gillette Stadium, 9:45 a.m.
  • 3rd Grade Field Trip, Arnold Arboretum, 12:30 p.m.
  • Reminders - Upcoming Events
  • October 22 - November 2 - Fall Conferences
  • October 23 - Bowen Flu Clinic
  • October 23 - CAP Family Informational Meeting, Horace Mann, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
  • October 28 - PTO Halloween Dance
  • November 1 - Early Release Afternoon (12:30 p.m. Dismissal)
  • November 6 - Election Day
  • November 12 - Veterans Day observed, No School
  • November 21 - Early Dismissal, 12:00 p.m.
  • November 22 & 23 - Thanksgiving Break, No School
  • December 5 - Early Release WEDNESDAY, 12:30 dismissal
  • December 24 - January 1 - December Break, No School


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Friday, October 5, 2018 3:39 PM -0400By: Diana Guzzi
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Monday, October 1, 2018 8:19 AM -0400By: Diana Guzzi
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Friday, September 21, 2018 4:29 PM -0400By: Diana Guzzi
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September 14, 2018
Friday, September 14, 2018 3:27 PM -0400By: Diana Guzzi
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September 7, 2018
Friday, September 7, 2018 3:44 PM -0400By: Diana Guzzi
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August 31, 2018
Friday, August 31, 2018 12:51 PM -0400By: Diana Guzzi
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June 15, 2018
Friday, June 15, 2018 3:37 PM -0400By: Diana Guzzi
Bowen’s Weekly Family Update June 15, 2018 ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Dear Bowen Families, There are five more days left of school for students!  It
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June 8, 2018
Monday, June 11, 2018 7:37 AM -0400By: Diana Guzzi
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June 1, 2018
Monday, June 4, 2018 8:01 PM -0400By: Diana Guzzi
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A message from Diana
Monday, June 4, 2018 8:00 PM -0400By: Diana Guzzi
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May 29, 2018
Tuesday, May 29, 2018 9:37 AM -0400By: Diana Guzzi
Bowen’s Weekly Family Update May 29, 2018 __________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Dear Bowen Families, I apologize for the late edition of Bowen’s Weekly Family Update.  I hope
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Tuesday, May 22, 2018 4:02 PM -0400By: Diana Guzzi
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Tuesday, May 22, 2018 12:27 PM -0400By: Diana Guzzi
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Tuesday, May 8, 2018 11:43 AM -0400By: Diana Guzzi
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Friday, April 27, 2018 3:58 PM -0400By: Diana Guzzi
Bowen’s Weekly Family Update April 27, 2018 ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Dear Bowen Families, It was great to welcome students, families and staff back to school after
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Friday, April 13, 2018 3:49 PM -0400By: Diana Guzzi
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April 6, 2018
Friday, April 6, 2018 3:19 PM -0400By: Diana Guzzi
Bowen’s Weekly Family Update April 6, 2018 ___________________________________________________________________________________________________ Dear Bowen Families, It was another busy week!  We are proud of our 3rd, 4th and 5th graders for the ma
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April 2, 2018
Thursday, April 5, 2018 10:29 AM -0400By: Diana Guzzi
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March 23, 2018
Monday, March 26, 2018 8:06 AM -0400By: Diana Guzzi
Bowen’s Weekly Family Update March 23, 2018 ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Dear Bowen Families, Happy Friday!  Congratulations to our 5th grade
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March 16, 2018
Monday, March 19, 2018 8:13 AM -0400By: Diana Guzzi
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Friday, March 9, 2018 3:13 PM -0500By: Diana Guzzi
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Saturday, March 3, 2018 8:23 AM -0500By: Diana Guzzi
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