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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
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Dear Bowen Families,
This week highlighted what an amazing community Bowen is!  We kicked off our week with Spring Fling filled with fun games, a chance to get dunked in the tank, and win some great raffle prizes!  We also had field trips, bike safety and we enjoyed the 5th grade musical, The Lion King.  None of these events could be possible without the support of staff and families.  Thank you for all of your support and  everything you do to help your children develop and grow as learners.  Bowen is a great place to be!  Have a wonderful long weekend, see you on Tuesday!  
Yours truly,
Diana
News You Need to Know
Newton Schools Foundation’s Honor Thy Teacher
As the end of the school year approaches, you may be wondering how best to thank the special teachers and staff who have taught and nurtured your children since September. Please consider participating in Newton Schools Foundation’s (NSF) Honor Thy Teacher, which provides a way to simultaneously recognize our faculty and support our schools while also complying with the Newton Public Schools Gift Policy.
When you donate to Honor Thy Teacher, NSF will
  • Notify honored teachers and staff of your gift
  • Share honoree names with the Superintendent’s office and individual school principals
  • List all honored teachers and staff in a fall issue of the Newton TAB
  • The funds raised through Honor Thy Teacher focus on teachers’ professional development and new curricula and learning opportunities which collectively impact schoolchildren across all grade levels. This year NSF funding is supporting programs and initiatives which range the gamut of content areas, including:
  • STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math)
  • Environment and Sustainability
  • Leadership and Citizenship
  • Race and Achievement
  • Music and Arts
  • Literacy and Writing Instruction
  • Social/Emotional Learning; and
  • Global Travel and Learning.
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Read about the programs NSF funds.  By donating to NSF, you are not only acknowledging teachers on a personal level but also providing rich professional development opportunities for them, and supplementing the existing enrichment opportunities that the district provides.
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  • The suggested donation to Honor Thy Teacher is $25 per teacher/staff member. You can find out more information about the specific programs NSF supports online at www.newtonschoolsfoundation.org, where you can also donate electronically.
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  • Thank you for considering this opportunity to support Newton’s teachers.
  • Library Reminder
  • Here are some important dates for the library as we prepare for the end of the year:
  • May 27th-31st: Final week of book checkouts for students
  • Friday June 7th: All student books are due back to the library
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  • The earlier books are returned in June, the more helpful it is for the library inventory to be completed.
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  • Color Day Volunteers Still Needed!
  • Bowen needs help on Color Day!  Color Day is Bowen's field day where students participate in fun and cooperative physical activities.  We still need about 10 more volunteers to help run these events!  This year, Color Day will be on Tuesday, June 4th (rain date: Tuesday, June 11th.)  Volunteers are needed from 8:20 a.m. until approximately 12:15 p.m.  If you would like to volunteer, please make sure your CORI/SORI is up-to-date (you can check with Mrs. Megrian in the office).  Please contact Lina Yoshida at lyoshida@gmail.com to volunteer!  This is a fun and active day for all the students and volunteers!
  • Are You Moving Before September?
  • As we started the placement process for the upcoming school year, there have been some conversations that students have shared with teachers about potentially moving before the next school year.  If you are planning to move out of the Bowen district prior to September 2019, please inform the office and the classroom teacher as soon as possible.  This will help us gather the required information to share with the new school as well as help us to create more accurate class placements for the upcoming school year.
  • Staff Update
  • Please join me in welcoming Julielle Kahn to Bowen and to the 1st grade team.
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  • Next Week at Bowen
  • Monday
  • Memorial Day - No School
  • Tuesday
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  • Wednesday
  • 1st grade CAS program - Wingmasters
  • Thursday
  • PTO Open Meeting
  • 5th grade CAS program - Origami
  • Friday
  • 4th grade CAS program - Rock Detectives
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  • Reminders - Upcoming Events        
  •             June
  • June 1: Girls on the Run 5K
  • June 4: Color Day
  • June 6: 2L End of the Year Celebration
  • 4th Grade Spring Concert, 7:00 p.m.
  • June 7: 4th Grade Spring Concert, 9:00 a.m.
  • 5th grade step up day, Oak Hill, 12:00 p.m.
  • June 11:  Color Day, rain date
  • June 12: Incoming K Family Picnic and Building Tour, 5:00 p.m.
  • June 14:  4th Grade Biography Living Museum
  • 3rd Grade Recorder Concert, 8:45 a.m.
  • 3NR portfolio celebration, 9:05 a.m.
  • June 17: 5th grade Moving on Ceremony, 1:30 p.m.
  • 5th grade celebration, 3:00 p.m.
  • June 18: Last day of school for students, school dismissed at 12:00 p.m.


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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 __________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Dear Bowen Families, There is a lot of excitement going into the weekend as we look forward to
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