April 13, 2017
Announcements from the Principal
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25 April,2017By: Diana Guzzi
This edition of Bowen News was originally sent on 4/13/2017.  As some families did not receive the email, we are sending a second time!
Bowen News
April 13, 2017
Dear Bowen Families,
It’s a special Thursday edition of Bowen News to kick off April break!  Everyone has been working hard around Bowen, and we know that the upcoming vacation week is a highly-anticipated and well-deserved time to sleep in, do fun activities with family and friends, and just have some time to kick back and relax!  When we come back to school, it will really be the final stretch of the 2017-2018 school year.  There is still a lot of learning and growing to be done before school day #180, and we’re excited about all that still lies ahead!  We hope that you have a wonderful week off!
Yours truly,
Diana & Tiffany

News You Need to Know

Upcoming Bowen Staff Retirements
We would like to share with the Bowen community the list of staff members who will be retiring at the end of this school year.  There will be four retirements this year:
  • Laura DiBenedetti, Grade 2 Teacher
  • Noriko Ohkami, ELL Teaching Assistant
  • Lynne Tabor, P.E. Teacher  
  • Jane Walsh, Kindergarten Teacher
  • We will miss them all greatly and know you will as well!
  • Storytime at the Fire Station!
  • It’s a PJ Storytime for ages 3-7 with an adult - children can wear their pajamas!  You’ll be able to sing songs and hear stories together!  Storytime will take place on Tuesday, April 25th from 6:30-7:15 p.m. at Fire Station #4 (195 Crafts Street, Newtonville).  
  • A Note From the Bowen Library
  • Hello families,
  • Please help support the Bowen Library by making a donation to the Bound to Stay Bound program.  We are almost halfway to the goal and the deadline for this round is APRIL 21st.  
  • Contributions can be made in two ways:
  • 1. Select specific titles from the school wish list. Donor name plates can be customized and inserted in each book selected. 2. Contribute a specific dollar amount and Bound to Stay Bound will select titles from the wish list to fulfill the amount.
  • To purchase a book or make a general donation click on the “make a donation” button on the top right part of the page.
  • The Web site is: http://www.btsb.com/sosl/bowenschoollibrary8/
  • Thank you so much!!!
  • If you have any questions please email  Donna Mason, at Donna_Mason@newton.k12.ma.us
  • Staffing Updates
  • We have some familiar faces to welcome to our Bowen staff, now that they have finished up with their student teaching!  Please welcome:
  • Cameron Levenstein - Instructional Support Staff
  • Ashley Roth - Instructional Support Staff
  • Lauren Werth - Special Education Aide - Kindergarten
  • In Two Weeks at Bowen School...
  • Mark Your Calendar!
  • Monday
  • Tuesday
  • Oak Hill Principal Coffee w/Grade 5 parents at Bowen (8:30-9:15 a.m.)
  • 12:30 p.m. dismissal
  • Wednesday
  • MCAS testing, Grade 5 ELA session 1 (9:00 a.m.)
  • Thursday
  • MCAS testing, Grade 5 ELA session 2 (9:00 a.m.)
  • Friday
  • Bowen School Council meeting (7:30 a.m.)
  • MCAS testing, Grade 5 ELA session 3 (9:00 a.m.)
  • Reminders - Upcoming Events
  • Wednesday, 5/3 - MCAS testing, Grade 5 Math session 1 (9:00 a.m.)
  • Thursday, 5/4 - MCAS testing, Grade 5 Math session 2 (9:00 a.m.)
  • Monday, 5/8 - MCAS testing, Grade 3 Math session 1 (9:00 a.m.)
  • Tuesday, 5/9 - MCAS testing, Grade 4 Math session 1 (9:00 a.m.)
  • Wednesday, 5/10 - MCAS testing, Grade 3 Math session 2 (9:00 a.m.)
  • Thursday, 5/11 - Early Release Day (12:30 p.m. dismissal)
  •                                      MCAS testing, Grade 4 Math session 2 (9:00 a.m.)
  •                                      Responsive Home Workshop @ Newton Education Center in Room 210
  •  (6:30-8:30 p.m.)
  • Monday, 5/15 - MCAS testing, Grade 5 Science session 1 (9:00 a.m.)
  • Tuesday, 5/16 - MCAS testing, Grade 5 Science session 2 (9:00 a.m.)
  • Wednesday, 5/24 - 5th Grade Musical (7:00 p.m.)
  • Friday, 5/26 - Bowen School Council meeting (7:30 a.m.)
  • Monday, 5/29 - No School (Memorial Day)

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