January 20, 2017
Announcements from the Principal
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23 January,2017By: Diana Guzzi
Bowen News
January 20, 2017

Dear Bowen Families,

Once again, the “short weeks often feel long” adage has proved itself to be true. However, once the weather cleared up and everyone was able to get outside, that helped tremendously!  Everyone has too much energy to spend the entire day indoors without a chance to run around for a bit...and that’s true for the adults AND the children.  As we head into the weekend, it might an understatement to say that there is a lot going on in the world outside Bowen.  We are so grateful to have a community that strives to help everyone feel safe, supported, and included, whether discussing football or politics.  Thank you for everything you do to strengthen our community for everyone who enters our doors.  Have a wonderful weekend, and we will see you on Monday!  

Yours truly,
Diana & Tiffany
News You Need to Know
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.Kindergarten Flyer  FAQ Sheet   Please let us know if your family would like an informational flyer in a language other than English.
“Future Chefs” - Grades 4 & 5
Sodexo is holding an elementary school culinary competition for 4th and 5th grade students!  Any student with a healthy comfort food recipe just need to fill out a recipe card (available outside the cafeteria) and turn them in by Friday, January 27th.  We will collect them in the office and send them to Sodexo.  There will be one finalist per school, with a Culinary Competition “Cook-Off” to be held on Tuesday, March 28th.  The goal is to help educate kids in healthy eating habits...and to have fun while doing it!  Please share information about this contest with your classes.
Next Week at Bowen School...
Mark Your Calendar!

  • Tuesday
  • 12:30 p.m. dismissal
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
  • Friday
  • Bowen School Council meeting (7:30 a.m.)
  • Reminders - Upcoming Events
  • 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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