February 16, 2018
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19 February,2018By: Diana Guzzi
Bowen’s Weekly Family Update
February 16, 2018
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Dear Bowen Families,
We made it to February break and it is clear that some time away from school to recharge and get healthy is needed.  I hope you find time over the next week to relax and enjoy time with family and friends.  Thank you again for everything you do to help your children develop and grow as learners.  Bowen is a great place to be!  Enjoy the February vacation week!  
Yours truly,
Diana

News You Need to Know
Kindergarten Screening
On Tuesday, Thursday and Friday of the week we return to school we will be welcoming families of incoming Kindergarten students to Bowen for screening appointments.  These mornings will be dedicated to K registration.  The office staff and nurse will be available for urgent matters during the morning and will then return to regular school routine in the afternoon.
Bowen School Report Card Follow Up Discussion
In January I shared an annual letter with families regarding the state issued school report card.  I also had an informal opportunity to speak to a few parents who attended the original Superintendent's community forum.  These parents had questions about Bowen current MCAS performance.  In addition, I have recently spoken with the PTO leadership who shared that they have also been approached by families with questions regarding the state issued school report card.  To address some of the questions, I would like to invite families to a presentation and discussion of Bowen’s performance using both state and district data.  The meeting is scheduled for Thursday, March 29th, 8:30 - 9:15 a.m.  I look forward to seeing you then.
Bowen Science Day - Sunday, April 8, 2018
When we get back from break, the PTO will have volunteers visiting all of the classrooms to promote Bowen Science Day registration by doing an experiment for the kids and sharing information about the event.  The PTO will be sending home more information in the upcoming weeks!

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

Monday 2/26
  • School reopens at 8:20 a.m.
  • Tuesday
  • Incoming K registration and screening, 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday
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  • Thursday
  • Incoming K registration and screening, 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Friday
  •  Incoming K registration and screening, 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Reminders - Upcoming Events
  • 3/5 - 3/16 - Spring Conferences
  • 3/6 - NPS Responsive Home Workshop, District Education Center, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
  • 3/8 - Early Release, 12:30 p.m. dismissal
  • 3/13/18 - Community Forum, 8:30 a.m.
  • 3/14 - PTO Bookfair
  • 3/16 - Bowen School Council, 7:30 a.m.
  • 3/22-23 - 5th grade musical
  • 3/24 - 2018 Newton Family Conference, NNHS, 1 - 4 p.m.
  • 3/30 - No school (Good Friday)
  • 4/8/18 - Bowen’s Science Day
  • 4/16 - 4/20 - No school, April vacation
  • 4/27/18 - Bowen School Council, 7:30 a.m.
  • 4/27/18 - PTO International Potluck
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