January 13, 2017
Announcements from the Principal
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13 January,2017By: Diana Guzzi
Bowen News
January 13, 2017

Dear Bowen Families,

Happy Friday!  Hopefully we don’t have too many people in the Bowen Community who are superstitious or who suffer from a case of triskaidekaphobia (that’s a fear of the number 13, in case you didn’t know).  With any luck, the bright sunshine today and promise of a three-day weekend ahead has everyone feeling positive and full of good energy!  We hope that your enjoy your time with family and friends, and we will see you bright and early on Tuesday!   

Yours truly,
Diana & Tiffany
News You Need to Know
MCAS Testing Dates - REVISED
The district, in reviewing all testing schedules for the spring, has asked all schools to adjust testing times so that sessions begin earlier in the school day.  This has resulted in some changes to our testing days for Grades 4 & 5.  Please see the updated schedule below:
ELA Testing
Grade 3                                                Grade 4                                    Grade 5______________
Monday, 4/3 @ 9:00am                        Tuesday, 4/4 @ 9:00am           Wednesday, 4/26 @ 9:00am
Wednesday, 4/5 @ 9:00am                  Friday, 4/7 @ 9:00am              Thursday, 4/27 @ 9:00am
Thursday, 4/6 @ 9:00am                      Monday, 4/10 @ 9:00am           Friday, 4/28 @ 9:00am
Math Testing
Grade 3                                                Grade 4                                    Grade 5___________________
Monday, 5/8 @ 9:00am                         Tuesday, 5/9 @ 9:00am           Wednesday, 5/3 @ 9:00am
Wednesday, 5/10 @ 9:00am                 Thursday, 5/11 @ 9:00am         Thursday, 5/4 @ 9:00am
Science Testing
Grade 5
Monday, 5/15 @ 9:00am
Tuesday, 5/16 @ 9:00am

GELF Benefit Dinner
Newton’s study abroad scholarship program, the Jennifer Price Global Education Leadership Fund (GELF) is turning nine!  Join other members of the Newton community for an evening of food and fun in support of a great cause that helps Newton students.  Since its inception, GELF has funded more than 160 students for international travel and given away more than $240,000 in scholarships.  This year’s GELF Benefit Dinner will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 1st at Newton North High School.  Reserve your seat online at http://www.newton.k12.ma.us/Page/2289 or by sending a check for $150 (made payable to Newton Schools Foundation) to Newton Schools Foundation, P.O. Box 590020, Newton, MA 02459.  It will be a great night!

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 2017-2018 school year? Please let Ms. Megrian in the office know if you have the name of any incoming kindergarten student, even if you think he or she is already on the list.  Newton has made changes to the kindergarten registration process--please check out the Kindergarten Registration website at <http://www.newton.k12.ma.us/Page/2912> for additional information.  For your convenience, an Informational Kindergarten Flyer is attached as well as a FAQ sheet.  Please let us know if your family would like an informational flyer in a language other than English.  Informational Flyer   FAQ Sheet 

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

  • No School (Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday)
  • 49th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Newton Community Celebration @ Temple Beth Avodah (9:30 a.m.)
  • Tuesday
  • 12:30 p.m. dismissal
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
  • Friday
  • Reminders - Upcoming Events
  • Friday, 1/27 -  Bowen School Council meeting (7:30 a.m.)
  • Wednesday, 2/1 - Early Release Day (12:30 p.m. dismissal)
  • Thursday, 2/2 - Grade 5 Winter Concert (1:45 p.m. & 7:00 p.m.)
  • Monday, 2/6 - Progress Reports available online to families
  • Monday, 2/6 - Incoming Kindergarten Information Night @ Newton North (7:00 p.m.)
  • Wednesday, 2/8 - Incoming Kindergarten Information Night @ Newton South (7:00 p.m.)

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