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May 24, 2019
Friday, May 24, 2019 5:10 PM -0400By: Diana Guzzi
Bowen’s Weekly Family Update May 24, 2019 ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Dear Bowen Families, This week highlighted what an amazing community Bo
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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
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Dear Bowen Families,
Even though the snow is quickly melting from last weekend’s storm, it is a good reminder for us that winter is here… which means we have to plan for the impact of snow during arrival and dismissal time.  This is not an easy task as each family must determine what is the safest way to and from school… it will vary from walking to driving.  No matter how you travel to and from school,  you need to plan extra time, be careful and be patient.  If you use the Blue Zone or travel on Cypress street,  it is recommended that you continue to travel toward Parker Street to eliminate the gridlock that was created on Tuesday.  Do not park on both sides of Cypress Street and do not make illegal U turns.  Please follow the directions of our crossing guards and staff as we try to help our students arrive and depart from school safely.  Thank you for everything you do to help your children develop and grow as learners.  Bowen is a great place to be!  Enjoy the long weekend, stay warm and enjoy the snow, see you next week!
Yours truly,
Diana

Weekly News                                         
Progress Reports and Spring Conferences
On Thursday, January 31st, student progress reports will be posted on Parent Connect.  Please be sure to download the document and review the progress your child has made so far.  If you are having trouble logging on, please email aspen@newton.k12.ma.us directly.  The information shared on your child’s progress report will be helpful for you as you prepare for the upcoming Parent/Teacher conference.  The spring conference period will begin on March 18th.
Sports Fan Day
Next Friday, February 1, we will have a schoolwide Sports Fan day.  Students and staff are welcomed to wear their favorite sports team gear to school.  I know I will be wearing my New England Patriots gear as I prepare to cheer them on in the Superbowl.
Lunch Monitors Needed
Memorial-Spaulding Elementary School and Countryside Elementary School are currently seeking a Lunch Monitor.  Hours: 10:20-1:20 Mon, Wed, Thurs, Fri.  Successful candidates must: 1) Enjoy working with/assisting children 2) Be willing to work with a school-based food service team 3) Be committed to creating a positive and enjoyable dining experience for students.  Interested candidates should send resumes to:
  • Bowen School Council January Update
  • School Council kicked off the new year reviewing our community goal and reviewing the annual family survey data.  During the year, the Bowen School Council will continue to work towards “creatively engaging families in school initiatives to increase involvement, connectedness and support.”  We also reviewed the annual family survey (see attached PowerPoint  Annual Family Survey ).  Families identified strengths of Bowen to include the following categories or themes: community, teachers and staff, diversity, and families.  Bowen families also shared improvement suggestions, including the following categories or themes:  facilities (paint, playground, grounds, bathrooms), lunch (length of time to eat, food quality), parking, teacher consistency (expectations, homework, communication), academics (challenge, math curriculum), language, increase parent volunteers and volunteering opportunities, and more specialist’s time.  Some of this feedback will be integrated in our work as a school council, and other feedback will be shared with the district.
  • Bowen School Council meetings are always open to the community and we hope you will consider attending our meetings this year.  Our meetings will be March 1 @ 7:30 a.m., April 12 @ 7:30 a.m. and May 17 @ 7:30 a.m.
  • Staff Update
  • Please join me in welcoming this semester’s student teachers to Bowen:
  • Alana Harrington, nursing student
  • Clarissa Henson, student teacher, learning center
  • Anna LaRose, student teacher, learning center
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  • Next Week at Bowen
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  • NPS Progress Reports available to families
  • Friday
  • Sports Fan Day
  • 5th grade Understanding Our Differences
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  • Reminders - Upcoming Events        
  • February 2: PTO Mystery Dinner, 6:00 p.m.
  • February 5: Chinese New Year, Lunar Year Recognized
  • February 6: Early Release Wednesday, 12:30 dismissal
  • February 8: Winter walk and roll to school
  • February 7: NPS Education Center Visual Art Exhibits & Reception, 4 p.m.
  • February 11:  3rd grade Creative Arts and Science Program, Blacksnake Woman
  • February 14: Valentine’s Day
  • February 15:  School-wide assembly, hosted by 4th grade
  • February 26:  NPS New K Family Informational Evening, NSHS, 7 p.m.
  • March 1:  Bowen School Council Meeting, 7:30 a.m.
  • March 5, 7 & 8: K Screening
  • March 15:  3rd grade Creative Arts and Science Program, Rock Detectives
  • March 15: 5th grade Understanding Our Differences
  • March 18: Teacher/Family Elementary Spring Conferences begin
  • March 20:  PTO Bookfair, and BAM night
  • March 21: Superintendent and School Committee PTO meeting, 8:30 a.m.
  • March 21:  Early Release Thursday, 12:30 dismissal
  • March 26: 2nd grade Creative Arts and Science Program, Day in Ghana
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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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