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March 22, 2019
Monday, March 25, 2019 12:07 PM -0400By: Diana Guzzi
Bowen’s Weekly Family Update March 22, 2019 _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Dear Bowen Families, It has been an exciting week as many families h
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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
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Dear Bowen Families,
Even though it was a short week, there was still plenty of time for learning, even for the teachers!  During our monthly staff meeting we previewed more than 60 new library books that reflect diverse characters.  Teachers shared ideas of how they will use these books with students and will continue to work with Ms. Riordan, our school librarian, to expand our book collections in the library and in classrooms. Thank you for all of your support to ensure that Bowen is a wonderful community!  Enjoy the weekend, see you on Monday!
Yours truly,
Diana

Weekly News
Please Complete the Bowen Family Survey
I would like to thank those families who have completed our annual family survey.  I hopeful that many more families will take a few minutes to complete the survey this weekend.  The survey will close next week.  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.
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. PDF Family Survey  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!

Elementary Progress Conferences
The window for fall conferences is almost upon us, and we know that most classrooms have been busily scheduling meeting times to share information about how the beginning of the school year is going.  If you have not yet scheduled a time with your child’s teacher, please do so, as conferences are a key opportunity to build and strengthen home-school connections!  Here are a few thoughts about conferences shared in an “Education Update” article:
  • Build relationships and trust up front.  The conference should not be the first point of contact between the school and your family.  If there are questions or concerns about academic or social issues, do not wait until the conference to bring them up.  Phone calls and e-mail help lay the groundwork for productive conversations at the face-to-face conference.
  • Clarify learning outcomes. While the conference is not a time to process the entire year’s learning standards, all families should have access to and understanding of the grade-level curriculum expectations.  This provides a better understanding of how your child will learn and grow over the course of the school year.
  • Listen. Both parents/guardians and teachers should have the opportunity to share their thoughts about who the child is as a learner and any concerns they may have at this point.  It is crucial that everyone take the time to hear what the other person is saying in order to better understand and help the child have a successful year.
  • Involve students. Talk with your child about their perspective on the start of the school year!  How do they feel things are going, both academically and socially?  What are their goals and challenges?  This will help to better inform the conversation.
  • Bowen Staff Update
  • Please join me in welcoming the following staff to the Bowen community:
  • Laura Brennan will be joining Ms. Paolillo’s class and the kindergarten team.
  • Jen Sullivan will be joining the Instructional Support Staff (ISS) team.
  • Next Week at Bowen School...
  • Mark Your Calendar
  • Monday
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  • Tuesday
  • ELL New Parent Meeting, ELL Room, 8:30 - 9:30 a.m.
  • CAP program:  Ms. Cruz  9:00 a.m.
  • Wednesday
  • CAS program:  Voci Angelica Trio
  • Thursday
  • CAP program: Mr. Chapin/Ms. Malagodi  9:00 a.m.
  • CAP program: Mx. Torres 10:45 a.m.
  • Friday
  • 3rd Grade, Timeline Walk, 8:20 - 9:00 a.m.
  • 4th Grade Field Trip, Gillette Stadium, 9:45 a.m.
  • 3rd Grade Field Trip, Arnold Arboretum, 12:30 p.m.
  • Reminders - Upcoming Events
  • October 22 - November 2 - Fall Conferences
  • October 23 - Bowen Flu Clinic
  • October 23 - CAP Family Informational Meeting, Horace Mann, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
  • October 28 - PTO Halloween Dance
  • 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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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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