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March 15, 2019
Friday, March 15, 2019 3:29 PM -0400By: Diana Guzzi
Bowen’s Weekly Family Update March 15, 2019 __________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Dear Bowen Families, Spring is on its way!  A student shared, today, that she saw a flower on h
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March 8, 2019
Friday, March 8, 2019 3:45 PM -0500By: Diana Guzzi
Bowen’s Weekly Family Update March 8, 2019 __________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Dear Bowen Families, I hope families found a fun way to enjoy the first “snow day” of the yea
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March 1, 2019
Tuesday, March 5, 2019 10:12 AM -0500By: Diana Guzzi
Bowen’s Weekly Family Update March 1, 2019 ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Dear Bowen Families, It was great to return to school after the February break!
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Bowen School Report Card
Tuesday, March 5, 2019 10:10 AM -0500By: Diana Guzzi
March 1, 2019                                      Dear Families: Every year, each public school and school district in Massachusetts receives a report card. Just as your child’s report card shows how they are do
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February 15, 2019
Monday, February 25, 2019 10:19 AM -0500By: Diana Guzzi
Bowen’s Weekly Family Update February 15, 2019 __________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Dear Bowen Families, I enjoyed ending the week together as a school as we head into the brea
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February 8, 2019
Monday, February 11, 2019 11:39 AM -0500By: Diana Guzzi
Bowen’s Weekly Family Update February 8, 2019 _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Dear Bowen Families, During this past week, some Bowen families celebrated the
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February 1, 2019
Monday, February 4, 2019 9:27 AM -0500By: Diana Guzzi
Bowen’s Weekly Family Update February 1, 2019 __________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Dear Bowen Families, Even the cold could not stop Bowen from enjoying “School Spirit Day”
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January 25, 2019
Monday, January 28, 2019 12:08 AM -0500By: Diana Guzzi
Bowen’s Weekly Family Update January 25, 2019 ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Dear Bowen Families, Even though the snow is quickly melting from last weeke
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January 18, 2019
Tuesday, January 22, 2019 9:51 PM -0500By: Diana Guzzi
Bowen’s Weekly Family Update January 18, 2019 __________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Dear Bowen Families, This week, in school, students engaged in discussions and activities reco
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January 11, 2019
Monday, January 14, 2019 10:24 AM -0500By: Diana Guzzi
Bowen’s Weekly Family Update January 11, 2019 __________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Dear Bowen Families, Winter is here… at least the cold winds and freezing temperatures are!
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January 4, 2019
Friday, January 4, 2019 3:25 PM -0500By: Diana Guzzi
Bowen’s Weekly Family Update January 4, 2019 __________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Dear Bowen Families, Happy New Year!  I have enjoyed welcoming students and staff back to scho
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December 14, 2018
Friday, December 14, 2018 3:34 PM -0500By: Diana Guzzi
Dear Bowen Families, It is hard to believe that this is the last newsletter of the 2018.  This is a wonderful time of the year to enjoy with family and friends, share what we are grateful for, reflect on the year and look forward to the new year of
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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 __________________________________________________________________________________________________ Dear Bowen Families, It has been another wonderful week at Bowen!  Students have enjoyed Creative Art
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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
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Dear Bowen Families,
It was nice to see so many families at this week’s Back to School Night.  I hope you found the classroom visits and grade level presentations both informative and enjoyable.  Our partnership with you helps our children develop and grow as learners.  Bowen is a great place to be!  Enjoy your weekend!  I look forward to seeing you next week at the PTO Back to School Picnic.
Yours truly,
Diana

Weekly News
Bowen PTO Back-to-School Picnic
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!
 
PTO Open Meeting, Friday, September 21 at 8:30 a.m.
The Bowen PTO would like to invite all parents and guardians to an open meeting on Friday, September 21st at 8:30 a.m. in the staff room.  During this meeting, we will elect new PTO co-chairs and board members, review and vote on the proposed 2018/19 budget, and preview upcoming fall events.  Despite our big agenda, we hope to keep this meeting brief. Please feel free to attend for as long as you are able.  Nominees for PTO Co-Chairs are Diane Gomez, Allison Behr, Jessica Brooks, Michelle Tsay and current PTO Treasurer John Fox.  Non-voting PTO board nominees are Eileen Dibb (representing Understanding our Differences) and Lisa Butts (representing Creative Arts + Sciences).  All parents and guardians are automatically members of the PTO and are warmly encouraged to participate in the open meeting. If you have any questions, please email chair@bowenpto.org.   
 
Creative Arts + Sciences at Bowen
Join us for Cocktails and CAS on Monday, 9/24, 8:00pm
Looking for a fun and not-too-stressful way to contribute to the Bowen community? Consider becoming part of the Creative Arts + Sciences Committee (CAS)!
CAS brings top notch, curriculum-related programs on a wide variety of subjects to Bowen’s classrooms. Through CAS programming, students get to meet best-selling authors, conduct hands-on science experiments, explore American history, apply mathematical concepts and experience a broad range of cultures through dance, music, storytelling—and so much more. CAS volunteers love seeing the look on kids’ faces when a live owl (silently!) flaps its wing right in front of them, when they crawl inside a portable planetarium in the Bowen gym, or when a famous author shows them a story she wrote in in 4th grade. If you are able to come to school occasionally, it’s a great way to spend time in the classroom and get to know your child’s teacher and classmates. Planning these programs is easy, and can be done on a flexible schedule from home throughout the course of the school year.  
CAS is currently looking a new volunteers. Co-Chairs Lisa Butts (mom of Adam, 4th grade) and Daniela Alvarez-Bradley (mom of Lucia, 2nd grade, Owen, 4th grade) would love to tell you more about it. Parents are invited to a relaxed evening of "Cocktails and CAS" on Monday, 9/24 at 8:00pm.  If you can't make the event, Daniela and Lisa would be happy to set up a another time to speak with you.  Please email CAS@Bowenpto.org for the address and details.  CAS is funded entirely by donations to the Bowen PTO--thank you!
 
Calling All Library Volunteers
Volunteering in the Bowen library is a unique opportunity to spend time with your child's class on a regular basis. Each year, a small army of dedicated volunteers will work with our librarian, Ms. Riordan, to allow the Bowen library to maintain the largest book circulation among all the NPS elementary schools!  Most of the work is restocking books and helping kids check out books.  It's a great way to get to know the other children in your child's class and you'll get a huge smile from your child when they see you there.  A consistent commitment of one to four visits each month is appreciated and usually attainable with multiple volunteers per class.
Please mark your calendar for a Library Volunteer Training Session on Wednesday, September 26th  at 8:40 a.m. in the library. If you cannot attend this meeting, Maureen will work with you to make sure you're up to speed when you start volunteering.  
To sign up, please us the sign-up below.  Contact Marcy Krasnow (makrasnow@yahoo.com) with any questions and thank you!  2018 - 2019 Bowen Library Volunteers
 
Next Week at Bowen School...
 
Mark Your Calendar

Monday
 
Tuesday
 
Wednesday
  • Yom Kippur, No School
  • Thursday
  • Bowen PTO Back to School Picnic, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
  • Friday
  • September 21 - PTO Open Meeting, 8:30 a.m., Staff Room
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  • Reminders - Upcoming Events
  • September 27 - Early Release Afternoon (12:30 p.m. Dismissal)
  • October 1 - International Walk, Bike, and Roll to School Day (iWalk)
  • 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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