April 29, 2016
Announcements from the Principal
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29 April,2016By: Diana Guzzi
Bowen News
April 29, 2016


Dear Bowen Families,

It has been an extremely busy first week back from April break.  We have not only been getting back into our regular routines, but for students, families, and staff members involved with PARCC testing for Grades 3, 4, & 5, there has been the shifting and shuffling of schedules that always happens during statewide testing.  Unsurprisingly, everyone has risen to the occasion and continued to put forth their best efforts each and every day!  We are grateful for everything you do to help your children be successful learners both in and out of school.  Have a wonderful weekend!

Yours truly,
Diana & Tiffany

News You Need to Know

Newton Serves! Project at Bowen - This Sunday!
As the weather is warming up, we need to spruce up the Bowen grounds!  A Newton Serves! Project will take place at Bowen this Sunday, May 1st, from 12:30pm-4:30pm.  We will have 10 yards of mulch delivered, as well as new wood chips for the playground.  We will be clearing out the dead growth from last year and giving Bowen a "clean" feeling.  Many hands make light work, and this important project definitely needs many hands to get it done!  Please consider helping us this year.  You can sign up at this link http://www.newtoncommunitypride.org/NewtonSERVES-volunteer.php.   

If you have any questions, please contact Susan MacDonald at 617-775-2621 or susan.macdonald@siemens.com.  Thank you in advance for your help!

National Teacher Appreciation Week
While we appreciate each and every member of our fantastic Bowen staff every single day, next week is the official week for it!  Be sure and let our teachers  know how much all of their efforts on behalf of students are recognized and appreciated by Bowen families!

2015-2016 Placement Information
During the months of May and June, we will begin our work to create balanced classrooms for the next school year.  An important part of this process is the feedback we will be requesting from parents/guardians regarding your child’s learning style, goals you have for your child, and social information regarding his/her peers.  Next week, we will send home a placement form that you may use to give us feedback regarding your child’s placement. The form will need to be returned to school by Monday, May 16th.  We are sorry that we cannot accept late placement forms.

Newton Schools Foundation - Honor Thy Teacher 2016
Next week, the Newton Schools Foundation will send home letters with families describing the “Honor Thy Teacher” program.  This campaign provides a way to thank the hardworking staff at Bowen School while also supporting NSF in making new educational programs possible for the Newton Public Schools.  Any staff members who are honored receive a notice, and a list of all honored staff members will appear in the Newton Tab in the fall.  It’s a great way to thank individuals who have shown dedication and support to your children over the course of the school year!

Next Week at Bowen School...

Mark Your Calendar!


  • PARCC Math - Grades 3 & 4 (8:45-10:15 a.m.)

  • PARCC Math - Grade 5  (8:45-10:15 a.m.)

  • PARCC Math - Grades 3 & 4 (8:45-10:15 a.m.)

  • Early Release Thursday, 12:30 p.m. dismissal
  • Newton Safe Routes to School - “Walk & Bike to School” Day

  • PARCC Math - Grade 5  (8:45-10:15 a.m.)

Reminders - Upcoming Events
  • Monday, 5/9 - PARCC Grade 3 ELA (8:45-10:45 a.m.)
                   PARCC Grade 4 ELA (12:15-2:15 p.m.)

  • Tuesday, 5/10 - PARCC Grade 3 ELA (8:45-10:30 a.m.)
  • Wednesday, 5/11 - PARCC Grade 5 ELA (8:45-10:45 a.m.)
                  PARCC Grade 4 ELA (12:15-2:15 p.m.)

  • Thursday, 5/12 - PARCC Grade 5 ELA (8:45-10:45 a.m.)
  • Friday, 5/13 - PARCC Grade 3 ELA (8:45-10:45 a.m.)
  • Monday, 5/16 - PARCC Grade 5 ELA (8:45-10:45 a.m.)
            PARCC Grade 4 ELA (12:15-2:15 p.m.)

  • Wednesday, 5/18 - Grade 3 Recorder Concert (9:30 a.m.)
  • Thursday, 5/19 - MCAS Grade 5 Science (8:45-10:15 a.m.)
  • Friday, 5/20 -  Bowen School Council (7:30 a.m.)
        MCAS Grade 5 Science (8:45- 10:15 a.m.)

  • Friday, 6/3 - Bowen School Council (7:30 a.m.)
  • Sunday, 6/5 - Bowen PTO Spring Fling
  • Tuesday, 6/7 - Bowen Color Day
  • Thursday, 6/9 - Grades 4 & 5 Spring Concert (7:00 p.m.)
  • Thursday, 6/23 - Last Day of School for Students (12:00 p.m. dismissal)

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