January 19, 2018
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22 January,2018By: Diana Guzzi
Bowen’s Weekly Family Update
January 19, 2018
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Dear Bowen Families,
As you know, Bowen is committed to celebrating positive behaviors that reinforce our school expectations: Be Kind, Be Safe, Be Respectful, Be Engaged. Each day teachers are recognizing students for positive behaviors.  During afternoon announcements, students are sharing examples of these positive behaviors.  We have already spent two weeks focusing the announcements on the expectation of being kind. In the weeks to come, the announcements will focus on the remaining three expectations: Be Safe, Be Respectful, Be Engaged. Ask your child what kind of behaviors they are doing or noticed.  Thank you again for everything you do to help your children develop and grow as learners.  Bowen is a great place to be!   
Yours truly,
Diana
 
News You Need to Know
 
Bowen Community Forum
Please join me for a community forum meeting with the Superintendent and some School Committee members on January 30th at 8:30 a.m. in the Staff Room.  This a time with the Superintendent and School Committee as they share some of their goals for the district over the next year.  It is also an opportunity for you to ask questions, share concerns, meet district leaders and connect with other Bowen parents and guardians.  I hope to see you there.
 
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 2018-2019 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.
 
MCAS Testing Schedule
While springtime seems a little far away at the moment, we wanted everyone to have the dates for MCAS testing in grades 3, 4, and 5 well in advance.  Our testing window was determined by the district to ensure that each school will have the appropriate IT support.  We understand that some absences are unavoidable, but we do ask that everyone be mindful of the testing dates when making appointments, etc.  Testing will be computer-based for all grades.  We know that this impacts some of our CAS Programs and Community Blocks, we hope that you will collaborate with us to accommodate the MCAS Schedule.
 
Grade 3 English/Language Arts                                             Grade 3 Math
Monday, April 2nd (9:00 a.m.)                                                 Wednesday, May 2nd (9:00 a.m.)
Tuesday, April 3rd (9:00 a.m.)                                                 Wednesday, May 3rd (9:00 a.m.)
 
Grade 4 English/Language Arts                                             Grade 4 Math
Wednesday, April 4th (9:00 a.m.)                                            Monday, May 7th (9:00 a.m.)
Wednesday, April 5th(9:00 a.m.)                                             Tuesday, May 8th (9:00 a.m.)
 
Grade 5 English/Language Arts                                             Grade 5 Math
Friday, April 6th (9:00 a.m.)                                                     Wednesday, May 9th (9:00 a.m.)
Monday, April 9th (9:00 a.m.)                                                  Thursday, May 10th (9:00 a.m.)
 
Grade 5 Science
Tuesday, May 22nd (9:00 a.m.)
Wednesday, May 23rd (9:00 a.m.)
 
Next Week at Bowen School...
Mark Your Calendar!

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  • Reminders - Upcoming Events
  • 1/30/18 - Bowen Community Forum with the Superintendent, School Committee members, Principal and PTO, 8:30 a.m., Teacher’s Room
  • 2/5/18 - K Information Night for New Parents at NSHS
  • 2/7/18 - Responsive Home Workshop, 6:30 - 8:30, District Education Center, Room 2010, 100 Walnut Street, Newtonville
  • 2/7/18 - 12:30 dismissal - Early release day
  • 2/19/18 - 2/23/18  - February vacation, no school
  • 2/27/18, 3/1/18, 3/2/18 - Incoming K registration
  • 3/5/18 - 3/16/18 - Spring Conferences
  • 3/14/18 - PTO Bookfair
  • 3/22-23/18 - 5th grade musical
  • 3/30/18 - No school (Good Friday)


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