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June 14, 2019
Friday, June 14, 2019 6:30 PM -0400By: Diana Guzzi
Bowen’s Weekly Family Update June 14, 2019 ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Dear Bowen Families, This is the last weekly update of the school year
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June 7, 2019
Monday, June 10, 2019 9:45 AM -0400By: Diana Guzzi
Bowen’s Weekly Family Update June 7, 2019 ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Dear Bowen Families, It’s the final countdown, only 7 more school days left
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May 31, 2019
Wednesday, June 5, 2019 11:53 AM -0400By: Diana Guzzi
Bowen’s Weekly Family Update May 31, 2019 ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Dear Bowen Families, Please forgive the lateness of this week’s weekl
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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
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Dear Bowen Families,
It was another busy and great week at Bowen as parents and teachers continued to meet for spring conferences.  I know both families and staff found the meetings to be most informative. We now begin the last third of the school year!  It was also exciting to see so many students and families purchasing books at the PTOs book fair, in addition to highlighting the arts, music and other talents at BAM night.  I would like to thank all of those parents who volunteered to host the book fair and make it such a wonderful community event.  Thank you for everything you do to help your children develop and grow as learners.  Bowen is a great place to be!  Enjoy the weekend, see you next week!
Yours truly,
Diana
 
News You Need to Know
All School Assembly Summary
This month Kindergarten led our “All School Assembly” celebrating the month of March and Read Across America.  In honor of this month, they introduced the school to Elephant Gerald and Piggie, characters and stars of many books written by Mo Willems.  The kindergartners performed a scene from one of Mo Willems’ books and sang a song as Elephant Gerald and Piggie.  This school assembly was a wonderful way to end an exciting week celebrating books at Bowen.  
 
MCAS Testing Schedule
MCAS testing begins this Monday.  Please be sure to have your 3rd, 4th or 5th grader arrive to school on time, 8:20 a.m., after a restful night and healthy breakfast.  This will help ensure students are successful during this testing period.
 
Grade 3 English/Language Arts                       Grade 3 Math
Thursday, April 4th (9:00 a.m.)                                     Monday, May 13th (9:00 a.m.)
Friday, April 5th (9:00 a.m.)                                          Tuesday, May 14th (9:00 a.m.)
 
Grade 4 English/Language Arts                       Grade 4 Math
Monday, April 8th (9:00 a.m.)                                        Wednesday, May 8th (9:00 a.m.)
Wednesday, April 10th (9:00 a.m.)                                 Friday, May 10th (9:00 a.m.)
 
Grade 5 English/Language Arts                       Grade 5 Math
Monday, April 1st (9:00 a.m.)                                         Monday, May 6th (9:00 a.m.)
Wednesday, April 3rd (9:00 a.m.)                                  Tuesday, May 7th (9:00 a.m.)
 
Grade 5 Science
Wednesday, May 15th (9:00 a.m.)
Thursday, May 16th (9:00 a.m.)
 
Bowen After School Care Program (BASCP) 2019 - 2020
The Bowen After School Care Program (BASCP) application for 2019-2020 comes out on April 1. Providing care at Bowen since 1974, we offer unique educational opportunities through play and the opportunity to form lasting friendships. Our program is structured by grades and, throughout the afternoon, we provide each group with a range of choices including STEM activities, games, playground, crafts, time in the gym, and quiet time.
 
For many children, BASCP becomes an extension of their Bowen day – they are in space that is familiar, with friends, and continuing to learn. For parents, there are many benefits. BASCP offers child care dependability, care on early dismissal days (we open at 12:30 on early dismissal days), a sense of community for their children, and financial savings as compared to a nanny.  Learn more at www.BASCP.org and email ellenweiss@BASCP.org to be on the application mailing list.
 
Crossing Guard Update
We would like to thank the crossing guards who have filled in at Jackson and Cypress this winter while Lorin Amendola was out on medical leave.  We are looking forward to welcoming Lorin back to the Bowen community on Monday!
 
Lost and Found - Last Call
Please take a look through lost and found.  All unclaimed items will be donated next week.  
 
Staff Update
  • Please join me in wishing Julie Swanson well as she pursues an opportunity in a related field of interest.  We appreciate the time she spent at Bowen as an Instructional Support Staff.
  • Please join me in welcoming Jen Burke to Bowen during the month of April.  She will be our PEHW teacher for three weeks while Alex Smith is home with a newborn who he is anxiously awaiting the arrival of any day.
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  • Next Week at Bowen
  • Monday
  • 5th grade ELA MCAS
  • Tuesday
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  • Wednesday
  • 5th grade ELA MCAS
  • Thursday
  • 3rd grade ELA MCAS
  • Friday
  • 3rd grade ELA MCAS
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  • Reminders - Upcoming Events        
  • April 7: Bowen PTO Science Day, “BE” Curious
  • April 8: 4th grade ELA MCAS
  • April 10: 4th grade ELA MCAS
  • April 12: Bowen School Council, 7:45 a.m.
  • April 15 - 19: Vacation, No School
  • April 24: 1st grade field trip, Harvard Museum of Natural History
  • April 26: 3rd grade Understanding Our Differences
  • May 3: PTO International Potluck Dinner
  • May 6:  5th grade Math MCAS
  • May 7:  5th grade Math MCAS
  • May 7: K CAS program - Tidepools
  • May 8: 4th grade Math MCAS
  • May 9: Thursday Early Release, 12:30 dismissal
  • May 10: 4th grade Math MCAS
  • May 13: 3rd grade Math MCAS
  • May 14: 3rd grade Math MCAS
  • May 15: 5th grade Science MCAS
  • May 16: 5th grade Science MCAS
  • May 17: Bowen School Council
  • May 19:  Bowen PTO Spring Fling
  • May 23:  4th grade field trip, Lowell Mills
  • May 27: Memorial Day, NO School
  • May 29: 1st grade CAS program - Wingmasters
  • May 30: 5th grade CAS program - Origami
  • May 31: 4th grade CAS program - Rock Detectives
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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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