January 8, 2016
Announcements from the Principal
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8 January,2016By: Diana Guzzi
Bowen News
January 8, 2016
Dear Bowen Families,
Happy Friday, and welcome to 2016!  From the sounds of it, vacation was thoroughly appreciated and enjoyed.  There are so many rested, smiling faces walking around these halls!  However, it’s also wonderful to return to school and see our Bowen students, families, and staff members once again.  (Once we all recovered from the shock of that alarm clock on Monday morning, that is!)  It has been fantastic to see everyone busily settling back into the routines of teaching and learning.  Thank you for everything you do to help your children learn, grow, and have fun!  We appreciate every bit of it!  
Yours truly,
Diana & Tiffany
News You Need to Know

Bowen Winter Concert
The Winter Concert for Grades 4 & 5 will take place on Thursday, January 14th at 7:00 p.m.  Students will need to arrive at 6:15 p.m. to warm up and get ready to “wow the crowd.”  We look forward to seeing everyone there!

Incoming Kindergarten Registration
Are you the parent of a child who will be entering Kindergarten next year?  Do you know of someone else who has a child who will be joining our Bowen community for the 2016-2017 school year? We are gathering the names of incoming kindergarteners in order to invite parents to the Bowen Kindergarten Information Night which will be held on Thursday, February 25th. Please let the office know if you have the name of any incoming kindergarten student. Additional details about the Kindergarten Information Night and Kindergarten registration dates will be mailed to families whose names are on the list, so please let the office know!

Celebrating Martin Luther King, Jr. Our Bowen community is working on new ways to better celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  Here are two ways that you can be a part of this endeavor!
  • Visit Bowen and check out our interactive display in the hallway leading toward the gym.  There are various quotes from Dr. King posted for everyone to read and think about.  We have also posted large pieces of chart paper for visitors to share their thoughts, reactions, and reflections about Dr. King’s famous words.
  •       2) On Monday, January 18th at 10:00 a.m., please join Mayor Setti Warren for the Martin
  • Luther King, Jr. Newton Community Celebration, first established in 1968.  The Community Celebration was founded by members of the Myrtle Baptist Church as a means of remembering the civil rights leader in the context of a community celebration of his life and the ideals he strove to achieve for all people.  This is a family event with a large attendance with music & short recitations by students from the Newton Public Schools.  This year’s event will be held at Our Lady Help of Christians Parish at 573 Washington Street in Newton.   
  • Staffing Updates
  • Please welcome our new lunch manager, Uche Belonuw!
  • We also have another student teacher to welcome!  Neftalie Torres will be completing his practicum in Ms. Davis’ 4th grade class.  
  • Next Week at Bowen School...
  • Mark Your Calendar!
  • Monday
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • “String-o-Rama” @ Oak Hill - Grades 4 & 5 (7:00 p.m.)
  • Thursday
  • Bowen Winter Concert - Grades 4 & 5 (7:00 p.m.)
  • Friday

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