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May 10, 2019
Monday, May 13, 2019 12:26 PM -0400By: Diana Guzzi
Bowen’s Weekly Family Update May 10, 2019 ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Dear Bowen Families, I would like to thank the K & 1st grade families for h
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May 3, 2019
Friday, May 3, 2019 3:07 PM -0400By: Diana Guzzi
Bowen’s Weekly Family Update May 3, 2019 _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Dear Bowen Families, Many Bowen families participated in NewtonSERVES
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April 12, 2019
Friday, April 12, 2019 3:51 PM -0400By: Diana Guzzi
Bowen’s Weekly Family Update April 12, 2019 _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Dear Bowen Families, We kicked off our unofficial school week on S
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April 5, 2019
Tuesday, April 9, 2019 11:00 AM -0400By: Diana Guzzi
Bowen’s Weekly Family Update April 5, 2019 ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________   Dear Bowen Families, This week we kicked off administering the MCAS
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March 29, 2019
Friday, March 29, 2019 3:48 PM -0400By: Diana Guzzi
Bowen’s Weekly Family Update March 29, 2019 ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Dear Bowen Families, It was another busy and great week at Bowen as p
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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
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Dear Bowen Families,
There is a lot of excitement going into the weekend as we look forward to seeing many families at this year’s Boo-wen Halloween Party.  We hope you can join the Bowen community this Sunday!  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
PTO Bowen Halloween Party
Join us at Bowen School on Sunday, October 28th for some Halloween fun!  There will be dancing, snacks, music, crafts, a costume contest, and much more!  The party for Grades K-2 will be from 4:00-5:30 p.m., followed by the party for Grades 3-5 from 5:30-7:00 p.m.  The cost is $10 per child, adults and children under 3 get in for free.  We look forward to seeing you there!
 
CORI and SORIs for All Volunteers
All volunteers, field trip chaperones and other non-Newton Public School employees must complete required CORI and SORI forms at the main office.  Please be sure to bring government picture id when completing the documents.  These documents must be completed at least two weeks prior to the event in order to allow time to process the requests.
 
Math Family Newsletters
At a recent meeting with families, we discussed how families can become more familiar with the math concepts that students are working on in class.  Each math unit has two family letters.  The first letter shares an overview of the math unit.  The second letter suggests activities to try at home.  These letters are a valuable resource to strengthen the home/school communication and increase opportunities for students and families to explore math concepts at home.

Highlights From This Week’s MCAS Overview and Parent/Guardian Report Meeting
This week we invited families to join a meeting to review Bowen’s overall performance last spring and an overview of how to interpret the information on your child’s report.  Although we had limited attendance, we believe the content and structure of an annual meeting like this is beneficial to continue to build a stronger home/school communication connection.  Here are a few highlights shared during the meeting:
  • In English Language Arts, 70% of 3, 4, and 5th grade students met or exceeded expectations.  This is aligned with how 3, 4, and 5th graders performed throughout the district and is similar to last year.
  • In Mathematics, 75% of 3-4-5th graders met or exceeded expectations. This is aligned with how 3, 4, and 5th graders performed throughout the district and is similar to last year.
  • In Science Technology and Engineering, 83% of 5th graders were Proficient or Advanced compared to 70% of 5th graders district wide.  This is a significant improvement from 2017, in which 45% of Bowen 5th graders were Proficient or Advanced.
  • We will continue to review the data and utilize it as one data source as we support all Bowen learners this year.
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  • Trick or Treat for UNICEF
  • This month the 5th grade student council is sponsoring the Trick or Treat for UNICEF fundraiser.  5th grade student council members will be visiting classes to encourage students to “BE a hero” and participate.  I hope you can support our students with this social action project.  More information from the 5th grade student council will be shared early next week.
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  • Annual Candy Drive
  • Bowen will be participating in the Wellesley Dental Group's Annual Community Candy Drive to benefit the U.S. Troops serving overseas.  Please have your children drop off unwanted or excess candy in the front lobby Halloween.
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  • Halloween Safety
  • With witches, goblins and super-heroes descending on neighborhoods this month, it’s important to remember a few safety tips to keep Halloween fun and safe for everyone.
  • Walk, slither, and sneak on sidewalks, not on the street or around parked cars
  • Look both ways before crossing the street to check for cars, trucks and low-flying brooms
  • Carry a flashlight to light your way
  • Adults or responsible teenagers should accompany trick-or-treaters
  • Save the candy eating for home when an adult can look through the treats
  • Throw away opened candy and be cautious of small, hard candy with young children
  • Keep the capes & other costume parts away from candles and feet that might trip
  • Use face paint rather than masks that can limit vision
  • Go only to houses with the lights on
  • Adapted from the American Red Cross
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  • Bowen Staff Update
  • Please join me in welcoming the following staff to the Bowen community:
  • Isaiah Aponte, from Sodexo, will be joining us as our new lunch manager.  
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  • Next Week at Bowen School...
  • Mark Your Calendar
  • Monday
  • Fall Conferences continue
  • Tuesday
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  • Wednesday
  • K-1 Halloween Parade, 8:45 - 9:05 a.m.
  • Thursday
  • Portrait Retake Day
  • Early Release Afternoon (12:30 p.m. Dismissal)
  • Friday
  • Bowen Walks the Walk, 8:45 a.m.
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  • Reminders - Upcoming Events        
  • 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 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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