May 13, 2016
Announcements from the Principal
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13 May,2016By: Diana Guzzi
Bowen News
May 13, 2016

Dear Bowen Families,

Happy Friday!  We have had a great week here at school, especially with all the sunshine and warm weather.  However, it’s interesting to note how quickly everyone goes from complaining about the cold to complaining about the heat!  It’s very true what they say about New England: “If you don’t like the weather, just wait five minutes.”  Let’s stick with the current trends though...we like being able to spend quality time outside!  Hopefully some outdoor time with family and friends is on your weekend agenda.  It’s always good to relax and recharge before diving into a new week!  Thank you for everything you do to help make Bowen a great place to be, and we will see you on Monday morning!    

Yours truly,
Diana & Tiffany

News You Need to Know

Newton Schools Foundation - Honor Thy Teacher 2016
The Newton Schools Foundation “Honor Thy Teacher” program 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!

Lost and Found - Still a lot left to claim!
Once again, our school lost & found bin has become home to many items, including clothing, lunch boxes, and water bottles!  Many items have now been neatly displayed on the table in the lobby--check them out and reclaim your lost items!  Please know that all unclaimed items will be donated to “Cradles to Crayons” at the end of the day on June 23rd.  

Responsive Home Workshop
If you haven’t already attended this parent/guardian workshop that provides practical strategies to promote positive behavior at home consider attending.  You will learn steps to creating a Responsive Home, including family meeting, interactive modeling, logical consequences, house rules, positive language, choice and quiet time.  This workshop will be taught by Amy Kelly, District Leader of Social and Emotional Learning.  Dates include:
  • Tuesday, May 17, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m., The Education Center, Room 210, 100 Walnut Street, Newtonville
  • Thursday, May 26, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m., Angier Elementary School, 1697 Beacon Street, Waban  
  • Staffing Updates
  • Julie Ryle, one of our PEHW teachers, will be out on leave for the remainder of the school year.  

  • Next Week at Bowen School...
  • Mark Your Calendar!
  • Monday
  • PARCC ELA - Grade 5 (8:45-10:45 a.m.)
  • PARCC ELA - Grade 4 (12:15-2:15 p.m.)
  • Tuesday
  • PTO Staff Appreciation Luncheon - hosted by Kindergarten & 1st grade families (12:30 p.m.)
  • Wednesday
  • Grade 3 Recorder Concert (9:30 a.m.)
  • Thursday
  • MCAS Science - Grade 5 (8:45-10:15 a.m.)
  • Friday
  • Bowen School Council meeting (7:30 a.m.)
  • MCAS Science - Grade 5 (8:45-10:15 a.m.)
  • Reminders - Upcoming Events
  • Sunday, 5/22 - Bowen Grade 5 Car Wash (10:00-2:00 p.m.)
  • Friday, 6/3 - Bowen School Council (7:30 a.m.)
  • Sunday, 6/5 - Bowen PTO Spring Fling (4:00-7:00 p.m.)
  • Tuesday, 6/7 - Bowen Color Day
  • Thursday, 6/9 - Grades 4 & 5 Spring Concert (7:00 p.m.)
  • Friday, 6/10 - Grade 5 “Step Up Day” at Oak Hill (11:30-2:15 p.m.)
  • Wednesday 6/22 - Grade 5 Celebration
  • Thursday, 6/23 - Last Day of School for Students (12:00 p.m. dismissal)

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