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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
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Dear Bowen Families,
Fall is here!  The temperature is dropping and the leaves are changing colors.  As the weather and wardrobes change, please be sure to label clothing, including jackets and sweatshirts.  This will help us return lost items.  This week was an exciting week at school; including the Creative Arts and Sciences program: Voci Angelica Trio, 3rd grade timeline viewing, all school assembly and several field trips.  We appreciate all of your support to ensure that programs and events like this are successful!  Enjoy the weekend, see you on Monday!
Yours truly,
Diana

Weekly News

October’s School Assembly
This month’s school assembly was hosted by 5th grade.  They shared a video they created that reinforced our school expectations (BE Kind, BE Safe, BE, Respectful, and BE Engaged) and how it looks when at recess.  Please check in with your child about how they can be kind, safe, respectful and engaged during recess.

Building Security Reminder
Please remember that it is our district’s policy to keep our doors locked during the school day for security reasons, with the exception of morning arrival when staff members greet students at the front door.  If you need to visit Bowen during the school day,  please remember that you must check in at the office at all times.  A staff member will greet you and ask how they can assist you.  All visitors, other than those dismissing a student early, must sign in at the main office and wear a visitor badge in the building.  

MCAS Parent/Guardian Reports
This week the district mailed home MCAS Parent/Guardian Reports for all students who took the 2018 Spring MCAS.  Families should receive individual reports by early next week.  We would like to invite families for an informational discussion about Bowen’s overall performance last spring and an overview of how to interpret the information on your child’s report.  We will host a meeting on Thursday, October 25th from 8:00 - 8:45 a.m. in the staff lounge.  If you need to bring your child at this time, your child will join morning care from 8:00 - 8:20 a.m. in the cafeteria.

Elementary Progress Conferences
I hope you have signed up for an upcoming fall conference.  In last week’s email I shared how conferences are a key opportunity to build and strengthen home-school connections!  Conferences are a time to:
  • Build relationships and trust up front.  
  • Clarify learning outcomes.
  • Listen.
  • Involve students.
  • Centre Street Food Pantry - Weekend Food for Families!
  • Our local food pantry offers weekend food program for students and families called Fuel.  The Fuel program provides local students and their families with a weekend’s worth of easy-to-prepare healthy meals.  It is a free program for eligible families.  If this supplemental food program could help your family, please contact me or our school social worker stephanie_baumann@newton.k12.ma.us  
  • Bowen Staff Update
  • Please join me in welcoming the following staff to the Bowen community:
  • Julie Swanson will be joining the Instructional Support Staff (ISS) team.
  • Jessica St. Vil will be joining the 1st grade team working in 1D with Megan Donelan and Jenna Hogan.
  • Please join me in thanking the following staff for their work in the Bowen community as they move on:
  • Nertila Gyati and Elena Kero will continue to work within the district for Sodexo.  We appreciate their support in the cafeteria during lunches.
  • Next Week at Bowen School...
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  • Mark Your Calendar
  • Monday
  • Fall Conferences begin
  • Tuesday
  • Bowen Flu Clinic
  • CAP Family Informational Meeting, Horace Mann, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday
  • CAP Program - Ms. Lee 9:00-10:30 AM
  • Thursday
  • CAP Program - Ms. Wong 9:00-10:30 AM
  • CAP Program - Ms. Tagliaferri 10:45-12:15 PM
  • Friday
  • CAP Program - Ms. Dickerson 9:00-10:30 AM
  • Reminders - Upcoming Events
  • October 28 - PTO Halloween Dance
  • November 1 - Portrait Retake Day & 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 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 ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Dear Bowen Families, It was nice to see so many families at this week’s
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