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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
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Dear Bowen Families,
It is hard to believe this this week was a our first full week… no days off and no half days and kindergartners stayed on their full days!  Routines are starting to click, meaningful learning is happening in each classroom and students are truly in school mode.  Thank you for all of your support to ensure that Bowen is a wonderful community!  Enjoy the long weekend, see you on Tuesday!
Yours truly,
Diana

Weekly News
Bowen Family Survey
The Bowen School Council and PTO are seeking your feedback as we continue the practice  of implementing a brief family survey.  During this process, we hope to identify trends and changes over time.  In order to do so, we need your help!  Below you will find a link for the anonymous survey developed by the Bowen School Council and PTO.  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.
We ask that EVERY parent/guardian of a Bowen student to please fill out the survey (so that if a student has 2 parents or guardians each person should each fill out a separate survey).
The online survey is open today, October 5 and will close on October 15, 2018.  In addition to the online survey, a PDF is attached PDF Bowen School Family Survey  and paper copies are available in the office.  
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.  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!
Walking to School Tips
Thank you to all of the families who participated in International Walk, Bike, and Roll to School Day (iWalk).  We encourage families to walk, bike or roll to school or the bus stop.  Here are some walking safety tips from Bowen Safe Routes:
  • Walk together – Walk with your family or a friend. Each person can be responsible for everyone getting to school safely.
  • Pick a safe route ahead of time – Identify a safe and quick way to get to school, and practice on the weekend.
  • Use crosswalks – Only cross streets at crosswalks identified by white lines. Cars aren’t looking for you between crosswalks. If there is no crosswalk, cross at the corner.
  • Stay on the sidewalk – use the grass between the sidewalk and the street as a buffer zone between you and cars.
  • Move safely – don’t run carelessly, chase others or push anyone. Someone can accidentally fall in the path of a moving vehicle. Move safely and in control, on the sidewalk.
  • Use your eyes and ears – listen for cars that are on and may back out of their driveway. Use your eyes to see any moving vehicles around you and move out of their way.
  • Look up at every driveway – the times you go to and leave school are also the times people leave their house for work. Be aware.
  • Don’t take a ride – never get in anyone’s car on the way to or from school, unless it is arranged in advance.
  • Use a light – in the winter when you have stayed at school late, or if it’s not bring yet when you leave for school, use a flashlight so people can see you walking.
  • Left Right Left – look left, then right, then left again before crossing the street to be sure no one is coming.
  • Put the device away – don’t walk while looking at a phone or other device. Look up and be aware of your surroundings.
  • Make eye contact – if you’re crossing the street in front of a stopped car, make eye contact with the driver to be sure the driver sees you.
  • Speak up – if you see someone who might be in danger, say something. Loudly!
  • Unplug – be sure you can hear what is around you. Turn your headphones to a low volume or use only one.
  • Be a role model – younger kids are watching you. Show them what it looks like to walk to school safely.
  • Invite a friend – walking to or from school can be a great time for a talk or a mini-play date.
  • Obey – obey all traffic signs and signals. If you don’t know what something means, ask an adult.
  • Walk across – always walk across the street. Don’t run, don’t ride your bike or your scooter. Walking will help you have the most control and be best aware of what is around you.
  • Report – if sidewalks on the way to school are not cleared, use the Newton 311 app to report it to the city.
  • Communicate – if something doesn’t seem right or safe, tell an adult.
  • Next Week at Bowen School...
  • Mark Your Calendar
  • Monday
  • Columbus Day, No School
  • Tuesday
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  • Friday
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  • Reminders - Upcoming Events
  • October 22 - November 2 - Fall Conferences
  • October 23 - CAP Family Informational Meeting, Horace Mann, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
  • 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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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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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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