January 22, 2016
Announcements from the Principal
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25 January,2016By: Diana Guzzi
Bowen News
January 22, 2016

Dear Bowen Families,

Happy Friday!  Anyone else feel like we’re getting away with something in regards to Winter Storm Jonas?  We are definitely NOT complaining after last winter!  Besides...there’s still plenty of time to have a snow day before all is said and done!  In the meantime, enjoy the little bit of snow we’re projected to get over the weekend, and take time to relax and have fun with your families.  Thank you for everything you do to support your child’s learning experience here at Bowen!

Yours truly,
Diana & Tiffany

News You Need to Know
Responsive Home Workshop for ELL Families
Mark your calendars!  On Thursday, February 4th from 6:30-8:30 p.m., please join other ELL Families for a workshop to focus on how parents and guardians can use Responsive Classroom practices to create a calm, supportive, and encouraging environment at home.  Topics will include Family Meeting, House Rules, Interactive Modeling, Positive Language, Logical Consequences, Choice, and Quiet Time.  This workshop will be taught by Amy Kelly, District Leader of Social & Emotional Learning in Newton.  Childcare and interpreters are available upon request.  If you plan to attend, please contact Dianna Kobayashi at 617-559-6045 or Dianna_Kobayashi@newton.k12.ma.us. This workshop will be held in Room 210 at the Education Center, 100 Walnut Street, in Newton.  Please join us!
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!

Lost and Found
Is your child missing their mittens?  A hat?  Miscellaneous items of clothing?  Come and check out the items that have been collected in the lost & found bin!  They have been temporarily laid out on a table in the Bowen lobby to make it easier to quickly spot what you’re looking for.  Take a look!

Next Week at Bowen School...
Mark Your Calendar!

Reminders - Upcoming Events
  • Tuesday, 2/2 - Progress Reports available to families (12:00 p.m.)
  • Wednesday, 2/3 - Early Release (12:30 p.m. dismissal)
  • Thursday, 2/4 - “Responsive Home” Workshop for ELL Families @ Newton Education Center (6:30-8:30 p.m.)
  • Friday, 2/5 - Bowen School Council meeting (7:30 a.m.)
  • Tuesday, 2/9 - “Responsive Home” Workshop @ Newton Education Center (9:00-11:00 a.m.)
  • February School Vacation 2/15 - 2/19
  • Thursday, 2/25 - Incoming Kindergarten Information Night (7:00-8:00 p.m.)
  • Spring Conference Period 3/10 - 3/24

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