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December 7, 2018
Monday, December 10, 2018 11:58 AM -0500By: Diana Guzzi
Bowen’s Weekly Family Update
December 7, 2018
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Dear Bowen Families,
It has been another wonderful week at Bowen!  Students have enjoyed Creative Arts Programs (CAS) and Understanding Our Differences (UOD).  These programs, CAS & UOD, are possible because of your donations to the PTO and because of our generous volunteers.  The staff also took advantage of this week’s early release as they engaged in professional development.  We had thoughtful conversations about the complexity of identity and the impact of included and excluded identities in our society.  Thank you again for everything you do to help your children develop and grow as learners.  Bowen is a great place to be!  Enjoy the weekend, see you next week!
Yours truly,
Diana

Weekly News
Village Bank Holiday Gift Drive - Donations Still Needed
Please donate gifts to the Village Bank Holiday Gift Drive on Monday!  Gifts for children ages newborn to 10 will be collected to distribute to Newton families this holiday season.  New, unwrapped toys or gift cards are greatly appreciated! 
Please check out the ChatterPix Video the 5th grade student council created:
The 5th grade student council thanks you for your support!  
 
Check Out the Lost and Found
Over the next couple of weeks please check out the lost and found.  We have returned all items with names in them but there are still a number of items that need to be claimed.  The lost and found is located in the main lobby and will be available for checking during arrival and dismissal time in the front of the building, weather permitting.  All unlabeled and unclaimed items will donated during December break. 
 
MCAS Testing Schedule - Reminder
Our testing window was determined by the District to ensure that each school will have the appropriate IT support.  We understand that some absences are unavoidable, but we do ask that everyone be mindful of the testing dates when making appointments, etc.  Testing will be computer-based for all grades.  We know that this impacts some of our CAS Programs and Community Blocks, we hope that you will collaborate with us to accommodate the MCAS Schedule.
 
Grade 3 English/Language Arts                       Grade 3 Math
Thursday, April 4th (9:00 a.m.)                                     Monday, May 13th (9:00 a.m.)
Friday, April 5th (9:00 a.m.)                                          Tuesday, May 14th (9:00 a.m.)
 
Grade 4 English/Language Arts                       Grade 4 Math
Monday, April 8th (9:00 a.m.)                                        Wednesday, May 8th (9:00 a.m.)
Wednesday, April 10th (9:00 a.m.)                                 Friday, May 10th (9:00 a.m.)
 
Grade 5 English/Language Arts                       Grade 5 Math
Monday, April 1st (9:00 a.m.)                                         Monday, May 6th (9:00 a.m.)
Wednesday, April 3rd (9:00 a.m.)                                  Tuesday, May 7th (9:00 a.m.)
 
Grade 5 Science
Wednesday, May 15th (9:00 a.m.)
Thursday, May 16th (9:00 a.m.)
 
Community Staff Update
  • This week one of our crossing guards, Lorin Amendola, underwent surgery.  She is planning to be out of work for 6 - 8 weeks.  She hopes everyone is responsible and respectful when crossing in her absence.  There will be coverage provided during her leave.  Students and families are welcome to drop off notes for Larin in the main lobby to send her well wishes during her recovery.
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  • Next Week at Bowen School...
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  • Mark Your Calendar
  • Monday
  • CAP - Kindergarten
  • Tuesday
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  • Wednesday
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  • Thursday
  • 4th Grade CAS: Tara Ahmed, Classical Dances of India
  • Friday
  • 1st grade publishing party, 8:45 a.m.
  • Understanding Our Differences, 4th grade and 5th grade
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  • Reminders - Upcoming Events        
  • December 17th - CAS Program
  • December 24 - January 1 - December Break, No School
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November 30, 2018
Friday, November 30, 2018 4:58 PM -0500By: Diana Guzzi
Bowen’s Weekly Family Update November 30, 2018 ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Dear Bowen Families, Welcome back!  We hope you enjoyed the long weekend wi
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November 16, 2018
Wednesday, November 28, 2018 4:50 PM -0500By: Diana Guzzi
Bowen’s Weekly Family Update November 16, 2018 _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Dear Bowen Families, It is hard to believe we just had our first sn
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November 9, 2018
Monday, November 12, 2018 11:03 AM -0500By: Diana Guzzi
Bowen’s Weekly Family Update November 9, 2018 __________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Dear Bowen Families, Thank you for your generous donations over the past week.  As a communit
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November 2, 2018
Tuesday, November 6, 2018 10:04 AM -0500By: Diana Guzzi
Bowen’s Weekly Family Update November 2, 2018 __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Dear Bowen Families, Over the past two weeks there have been many acts of hate
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October 26, 2018
Friday, October 26, 2018 4:06 PM -0400By: Diana Guzzi
Bowen’s Weekly Family Update October 26, 2018 __________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Dear Bowen Families, There is a lot of excitement going into the weekend as we look forward to
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October 19, 2018
Monday, October 22, 2018 11:34 AM -0400By: Diana Guzzi
Bowen’s Weekly Family Update October 19, 2018 __________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Dear Bowen Families, Fall is here!  The temperature is dropping and the leaves are changing c
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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 ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Dear Bowen Families, Even though it was a short week, there was still plenty
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October 5, 2018
Friday, October 5, 2018 3:39 PM -0400By: Diana Guzzi
Bowen’s Weekly Family Update October 5, 2018 ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Dear Bowen Families, It is hard to believe this this week was a our first ful
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Bowen Student Directory
Friday, October 5, 2018 3:38 PM -0400By: Diana Guzzi
Bowen Directory - Sign up by this Wednesday (10/10) to be in the print copy for 2018-2019 Each year the Bowen Parent-Teacher Organization (PTO) creates and distributes a directory of Bowen families. The directory is used by: -         Pare
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September 28, 2018
Monday, October 1, 2018 8:19 AM -0400By: Diana Guzzi
Bowen’s Weekly Family Update September 28, 2018 __________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Dear Bowen Families, It has been wonderful to have students in school for five days in a row
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September 21, 2018
Friday, September 21, 2018 4:29 PM -0400By: Diana Guzzi
Bowen’s Weekly Family Update September 21, 2018 Dear Bowen Families, It was so nice to see so many of our families enjoying the Bowen PTO Back-to-School Picnic last night as they ate pizza and connected with other families.  I am looking forward
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September 14, 2018
Friday, September 14, 2018 3:27 PM -0400By: Diana Guzzi
Bowen’s Weekly Family Update September 14, 2018 ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Dear Bowen Families, It was nice to see so many families at this week’s
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Bus NN
Thursday, September 13, 2018 9:22 AM -0400By: Diana Guzzi
Dear Bowen Families, Thank you for your patience and understanding as the transportation office has addressed bus concerns during these first few school days.  They have temporarily assigned a bus driver who has worked for NPS for more than 15 year
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September 7, 2018
Friday, September 7, 2018 3:44 PM -0400By: Diana Guzzi
Bowen’s Weekly Family Update September 7, 2018 __________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Dear Bowen Families, This is the first official edition of Bowen’s Weekly Family Update.  
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August 31, 2018
Friday, August 31, 2018 12:51 PM -0400By: Diana Guzzi
Bowen’s Weekly Family Update August 31, 2018 ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Dear Bowen Families, It was wonderful to see so many returning and new Bowen
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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
Bowen’s Weekly Family Update June 8, 2018 ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Dear Bowen Families, It was so nice to see so many families and friends over the past week enjoyi
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June 1, 2018
Monday, June 4, 2018 8:01 PM -0400By: Diana Guzzi
Bowen’s Weekly Family Update June 1, 2018 ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Dear Bowen Families, It is hard to believe it is June 1st!  With only three weeks left of school
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A message from Diana
Monday, June 4, 2018 8:00 PM -0400By: Diana Guzzi
Dear Bowen Families, I hope your family has enjoyed the year at Bowen.  My year has been filled with highlights of visiting students in classrooms and other experiences throughout the school.  Students exhibit a sense of pride and excitement every
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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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May 11, 2018
Tuesday, May 22, 2018 4:02 PM -0400By: Diana Guzzi
Bowen’s Weekly Family Update May 11, 2018 __________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Dear Bowen Families, This was a great week to enjoy some beautiful spring weather, if you can surv
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May 18, 2018
Tuesday, May 22, 2018 12:27 PM -0400By: Diana Guzzi
Bowen’s Weekly Family Update May 18, 2018 __________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Dear Bowen Families, It is hard to believe but there are only 24 more days of school left for stud
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May 4, 2018
Tuesday, May 8, 2018 11:43 AM -0400By: Diana Guzzi
Bowen’s Weekly Family Update May 4, 2018 ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Dear Bowen Families, Thank you for all of those who organized, volunteered and participated in the
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April 27, 2018
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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