December 18, 2015
Announcements from the Principal
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22 December,2015By: Diana Guzzi
Bowen News

December 18, 2015


Dear Bowen Families,

Happy Friday, and welcome to our final newsletter before December break!  Don’t go anywhere yet though...we still have three school days next week to wrap up all that unfinished business.  Not that anyone is counting down the days or anything!  We know that this break is highly anticipated by everyone as a chance to kick back and relax with family and friends.  It will be lovely to be able to sleep in...or at least to not wake up to an alarm clock!  Thank you for everything you do to support your children, and we will see you next week for the final school days of 2015!

Yours truly,

Diana & Tiffany

News You Need to Know

Wednesday, December 23rd...

This is just to clarify again that December 23rd is a full day of school.  Families may have received a printed December menu from Whitson’s with misinformation about whether or not NPS would be in session on that day.  It has been corrected for the online lunch menu, but we want to make sure everyone is aware of this.  We’ll still be ready and waiting on the 23rd!

Bowen Family STEM Day - Volunteers Needed!

It's never too early to bring Science & Math alive for kids!  Several elementary schools in Newton host annual invention days and/or science fairs for their students. Let's bring the same excitement to Bowen by introducing a Bowen Family STEM Day! We have initial plans, ideas, and a tentative date of March 12th or 13th.


We are looking for 6 committee members to help bring this event to life. Help us brainstorm and finalize ideas this month, and then we’ll put it into action over January and February. Kids are natural investigators and inventors: this event hopes to build on that and spark new interests!  Please contact Diane Gomez <> or Kirsten von Hassel <> to join the team.  Thank you!

A Message from the Bowen Library

The deadline for the Support our School Library program is December 21st!  New holiday books have been added to the list.  Please consider donating a book or a dollar amount towards purchasing books to support the Bowen Library.    


Contributions can be made in two ways:

1. Select specific titles from the school wish list. Donor nameplates can be customized and inserted in each book selected.

2. Contribute a specific dollar amount and Bound to Stay Bound will select titles from the wish list to fulfill the amount.

To purchase a book or make a general donation click on the “make a donation” button on the top right part of the page.


Thank you very very much!  Mrs. Mason

Staffing Updates

Our fall student teachers are finishing up their first semesters!  Please join us in wishing Kristen Hill (Grade 4, Ms. Cruz) well as she leaves us.  We are also pleased to have Ju Lin transition from Ms. DiBenedetti’s 2nd grade classroom to Ms. Paolillo’s 2nd grade classroom for an additional practicum.


We will also be welcoming four new student teachers to Bowen after the break!  

Julie Wabnik will be working with Sharon Lipman in the Learning Center.


Emma Barker will join Caleb Cutler for music instruction.


Megan Donelan will join Ms. DiBenedetti’s 2nd grade classroom.


Robin Weinberg will join Ms. Affonso/Ms. Loucks 4th grade classroom.


Cameron Levenstein is returning to Bowen as part of our ISS team on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays.


Jing Cai will be joining Bowen as our new Northeastern Co-op Student.


Next Week at Bowen School...

Mark Your Calendar!





Full Day of School!


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Reminders - Upcoming Events

Thursday, 12/24 through Friday, 1/1 - Winter Break


Wednesday, 1/13 - Gr. 4 & 5 “String-o-Rama” @ Oak Hill (7:00 p.m.)


Thursday, 1/14 - Gr. 4 & 5 Bowen Winter Concert (7:00 p.m.)


Monday, 1/18 - No School (Martin Luther King, Jr. Day)


Thursday, 1/21 - “Responsive Home” Workshop @ Newton Education Center (6:30-8:30 p.m.)


Wednesday, 2/3 - Early Release (12:30 p.m. dismissal)

    Progress Reports available to families

Tuesday, 2/9 - “Responsive Home” Workshop @ Newton Education Center (9:00-11:00 a.m.)


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