June 9, 2017
Announcements from the Principal
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12 June,2017By: Diana Guzzi
Bowen News
June 9, 2017

Dear Bowen Families,

Happy Friday!   Well, the weather foiled our Color Day plans this week, but it’s looking like we’ll have a warm and toasty day for it next Tuesday!  (We may need extra popsicles to recover.)  It has been wonderful to see families coming into school this week for the first round of classroom shares and presentations, and we know that the crowds will continue to grow over the next two weeks as classrooms celebrate all the hard work and fun memories of this school year.  We love these times when the entire classroom community can come together!  Thank you for everything you do to help make Bowen a great place to be all year long, and we look forward to seeing what the final 10 days of school will bring!  Have a wonderful weekend!!   

Yours truly,
Diana & Tiffany
News You Need to Know
A Message from our 5th Graders - Bowen Grade 5 Car Wash This Sunday!
Come far and wide to the Bowen 5th grade Car Wash! (At Bowen School)  The car wash is open Sunday, June 11th from 10:00am-12:00pm.  A 5 dollar donation per car is highly suggested.  All donations will go to the Make-a-Wish Foundation to help grant wishes for children with life-threatening medical conditions.  Thank you for your help!
Bowen PTO Retirement Celebration
Please join the entire Bowen community for a chance to say goodbye to Laura DiBenedetti, Noriko Ohkami, Lynne Tabor. and Jane Walsh. On Monday, June 19th, the Bowen community will host a farewell celebration on the playground with cake and beverages from 3:15-4:15 p.m.  This will be a wonderful opportunity to catch up with former students and families. We look forward to seeing you there!
A Note from Sodexo - Lunch & My School Bucks
Do you have unpaid lunch charges? As we near the end of the school year, we ask that you please remit payment for your child's outstanding balance by the last day of school. All negative balances will roll forward to next school year.  If you would like to see your student’s account transactions, please go online and set up an account at mySchoolBucks.com. You can view all account transactions, balances and deposits before making a payment. This website will allow you to apply funds online with any major credit card.
We will also continue to accept checks at your child's school cafeteria as well. Please make checks payable to NPS Food Service and indicate your child’s name in the note section. Questions regarding your child's account balance should be directed to the Sodexo office at 617-559-6315 between the hours of 2pm – 4pm. Questions regarding your child's lunch eligibility or their lunch application should be directed to the Operations Department at 617-559-9000.
Thank you for your attention to this matter.
Newton Public Schools - Food & Nutrition Department
Sodexo 617-559-6315
Newton South Preschool Program
Newton South Preschool, a public preschool program, is currently accepting applications for September 2017.  The preschool is a child development lab school and is part of the Family and Consumer Sciences Department at Newton South High School. In addition to providing high quality early education and care, the program serves as an internship site for high school students who are taking early childhood courses.  Newton South Preschool serves children 2.9-5 years old.  The program is open from 7:00am-5:00pm and follows the Newton Public Schools calendar. Full day and half day options are available. The teachers hold M.Ed.'s in Early Childhood and are licensed by the MA Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. The program is accredited by NAEYC (the National Association for the Education of Young Children). Please contact Kevin Lenane if you are interested in enrolling or would like a tour.  Contact info:  kevin_lenane@newton.k12.ma.us   617-559-6533
Next Week at Bowen School...
Mark Your Calendar!

  • Tuesday
  • Bowen Color Day - Take 2!
  • 12:30 p.m. dismissal
  • PTO Staff Appreciation Lunch (12:30 p.m.)
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
  • Bowen CARES Parent/Mentor Book Discussion (7:30-8:45 a.m.)
  • Bowen Band/Orchestra Spring Concert (10:30-11:15 a.m.)
  • Incoming Kindergarten Family Picnic (5:00-6:30 p.m.)
  • Friday
  • Reminders - Upcoming Events
  • Monday, 6/19 - Bowen PTO Retirement Celebration (3:15-4:15 p.m.)
  • Wednesday, 6/21 - Progress Reports Available Online for Families
  • Thursday, 6/22 - 5th Grade Ceremony & Celebration (1:30-5:00 p.m.)
  • Friday, 6/23 - Last Day of School for Students (12:00 p.m. dismissal)

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