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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
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Dear Bowen Families,
This is the first official edition of Bowen’s Weekly Family Update.  It has been an amazing week as we welcomed both new and returning students and families to Bowen, despite the heat.  Staff, students and families are quickly getting into the new school routine.  Please remember there is no school on Monday for Rosh Hashanah.  We wish a Shana Tova to everyone in our community who is celebrating the Jewish New Year.   Enjoy the long summer weekend!
Yours truly,
Diana

Weekly News
School Assembly
Today we held our first All School Assembly.  This is a time when we gather as a larger community to share with each other and reinforce our school expectations.  During our first meeting we reviewed our school core values and school rules.  The classroom community that teachers are establishing within each homeroom reinforces our school values and rules.
   BE Learners
  • BE kind
  • BE safe
  • BE respectful
  • BE engaged
  • Please feel free to ask your child about today’s meeting, including our expectations or about their favorite Bowen staff Bitmoji.
  • First Fire Drill Practice
  • Today we we successfully completed our first school wide fire drill evacuation directly after school assembly.  Students safely, quickly, and quietly exited the building and gathered at the upper field in a timely manner.  This was an opportunity for students to practice leaving the building while listening to the loud fire alarm and seeing the flashing lights.  This ensures that they know what to expect in case of an emergency.  We will continue to practice throughout the year so that students and staff feel prepared if there is an emergency that requires us to evacuate the building.
  • Morning Arrival Reminder
  • It was great to see so many families during morning arrival.  We appreciate your support helping students transition back to school.  Moving forward, students will say goodbye at the door and then independently walk into the building.  Staff members will be available during arrival to help students during this transition period as well.  This practice is aligned with the district-wide drop-off procedure which has families dropping off students outside of each elementary school.  To review:
  • September 11-21:
  • 1st - 5th grade: Beginning September 11, students will enter the building independently from the bus or family drop-off.  The main entrance doors will be unlocked from 8:20 - 8:30 a.m. for students to enter the building independently.  There will also be Bowen staff at the main doors and Blue Zone to greet students and assist students who may need support with the transition.  Families will not accompany their 1st - 5th grade students into the building.  If families need to check-in with the office staff or nurse, they should go directly to the office after their child heads to class.
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  • Kindergarten:  K teachers will meet their students at the small entrance to the left of the building when looking at the building.  There is a small mulched area with a Kindergarten sign.  Kindergarten teachers will remain outside with students from 8:20 - 8:25 a.m.  Any Kindergarten student who arrives after 8:25 a.m. will walk into the school independently, through the main entrance, directly to their class where they will be greeted by their teacher.  5th grade students will also be helping K/1 students, 5th grade morning greeters will be another friendly face to help K/1 students unpack and enter the classroom.  If families need to check-in with the office staff or nurse, they should go directly to the office after their child heads to class.
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  • Bus Arrival:  All students, K - 5th, arriving on a bus from Boston or from Newton will enter the building using the main entrance.  Students on the Boston bus will go directly to Morning Care in the cafeteria because of the early arrival.  Students on the Newton busses will remain on the bus until 8:20 a.m and then enter the building when the doors open and go directly to class at 8:20 a.m.
  • Bowen Back-to-School Night
  • On Wednesday, September 12th, teachers will welcome parents and guardians to Bowen at our annual Back-to-School Night.  This is a great evening to learn more about the grade level curriculum and expectations as you begin to establish a partnership with your child’s teacher.  You will also have the opportunity to visit your child’s classroom.  Please review the schedule, as we have adjusted it over the years based on parent feedback to focus on the grade level presentations and classroom visits.   
  • Back to School Night Schedule
  •             6:30 - 7:20 p.m.  
  • Grades 3-5 (PTO Overview, Group Presentation & Classroom Visits)
  • Cafeteria:  4th grade
  •                                     Library:  3rd grade
  •                                     Auditorium:  5th grade
  • 7:25 - 8:15 p.m.
  • Grades K-2 (PTO Overview, Group Presentation & Classroom Visits)
  •                                     Cafeteria: 1st grade
  •                                     Library:  Kindergarten
  •                                     Auditorium: 2nd grade
  • Bowen PTO Back-to-School Picnic
  • We’ve been back in school for a week, so now we can start thinking about how we can celebrate the new year!  The Bowen PTO will be hosting our annual  Back-to-School Picnic Thursday, September 20th, from 5:00-7:00 p.m. on the Bowen playground.  There will be free pizza!  We hope you can join us!
  • Next Week at Bowen School...
  • Mark Your Calendar
  • Monday
  • Rosh Hashanah, No School
  • Tuesday
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  • Wednesday
  • Back to School Night, See Schedule Above!
  • Thursday
  • School Pictures
  • Friday
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  • Reminders - Upcoming Events
  • September 19 - Yom Kippur, No School
  • September 20 - Bowen PTO Back to School Picnic, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
  • September 27 - Early Release Afternoon (12:30 p.m. Dismissal)
  • October 8 - Columbus Day, No School
  • October 22 - November 2 - Fall Conferences
  • 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
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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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April 13, 2018
Friday, April 13, 2018 3:49 PM -0400By: Diana Guzzi
Bowen’s Weekly Family Update April 13, 2018 ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Dear Bowen Families, We kicked off our unofficial school week on Sunday with an amazing science
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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
Bowen’s Weekly Family Update April 2, 2018 ___________________________________________________________________________________________________ Dear Bowen Families, It was a busy week at Bowen which delayed our weekly newsletter.  The Bowen Book F
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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
Bowen’s Weekly Family Update March 16, 2018 ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Dear Bowen Families, Happy Friday!  This week it is hard to keep track of which day is which
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March 9, 2018
Friday, March 9, 2018 3:13 PM -0500By: Diana Guzzi
Bowen’s Weekly Family Update March 9, 2018 ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Dear Bowen Families, Happy Friday!  Even the snow can’t stop all the exciting things happenin
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March 2, 2018
Saturday, March 3, 2018 8:23 AM -0500By: Diana Guzzi
Bowen’s Weekly Family Update March 2, 2018 ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Dear Bowen Families, Can you believe we were on vacation just aone week ago?  I am always so am
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February 16, 2018
Monday, February 19, 2018 6:47 PM -0500By: Diana Guzzi
Bowen’s Weekly Family Update February 16, 2018 ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Dear Bowen Families, We made it to February break and it is clear that some time away from s
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Bowen school report card
Monday, January 29, 2018 4:14 PM -0500By: Diana Guzzi
January 25, 2018 Dear Parent or Guardian: We are pleased to enclose a copy of our school’s report card.[ http://track.spe.schoolmessenger.com/f/a/r59jkDPcZ9Wrwj6SpQcSpQ~~/AAAAAQA~/RgRcTLyRP0R1aHR0cHM6Ly9tc2cuc2Nob29sbWVzc2VuZ2VyLmNvbS9tLz9zPVlCc0
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February 9, 2018
Monday, February 12, 2018 1:06 PM -0500By: Diana Guzzi
Bowen’s Weekly Family Update February 9, 2018 __________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Dear Bowen Families, Today is the 100th day of school!  It has been another busy week at Bow
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January 26, 2018
Monday, January 29, 2018 4:15 PM -0500By: Diana Guzzi
Bowen’s Weekly Family Update January 26, 2018 ____________________________________________________________________________________________ Dear Bowen Families, Today was the 90th day of school!  The school year is half way done.  I think the seco
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January 19, 2018
Monday, January 22, 2018 8:58 AM -0500By: Diana Guzzi
Bowen’s Weekly Family Update January 19, 2018 ___________________________________________________________________________________________ Dear Bowen Families, As you know, Bowen is committed to celebrating positive behaviors that reinforce our sch
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January 12, 2018
Tuesday, January 16, 2018 10:21 AM -0500By: Diana Guzzi
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