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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
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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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  • Thursday
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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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