January 4, 2019
Announcements from the Principal
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4 January,2019By: Diana Guzzi
Bowen’s Weekly Family Update
January 4, 2019

Dear Bowen Families,
Happy New Year!  I have enjoyed welcoming students and staff back to school after the December break.  I hope you and your family found time to relax and enjoy time together.  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 weekend, see you next week!
Yours truly,
Weekly News                                         
PTO Open Meeting, Tuesday Night, 7:30 p.m.
Please join me and your PTO Executive Committee at our PTO Open Meeting on Tuesday, January 8, at 7:30 p.m.  Snacks and drinks available at 7:30 p.m.; formal meeting to start promptly at 8 p.m.  During our meeting, we will recap the year to date and preview what’s to come.  This will include an overview of new NPS Equity Policy, a budget review and upcoming spring events.  I will also provide an update from the principal’s perspective.  We will wrap up our evening with an open discussion, so please bring your questions, concerns and ideas.   I look forward to seeing you then.
Newton Public Schools Invites New Incoming K Families to Attend Kindergarten Informational Night
 Are you new to Newton Public Schools and have a child who is eligible for kindergarten? The Newton Public Schools is holding an evening session for new parents whose children will enter kindergarten in September 2019.                                                                                   
Administrators, principals, and staff will provide an overview of information on a variety of topics connected to kindergarten registration, screening and other important issues.                                                                                 
Parents attending will also be able to pick up registration information and forms. We hope you will be able to join us for this informative session.                                                                                  
If you are unable to attend or currently have children in a Newton school, please visit our website at www.newton.k12.ma.us and click on our kindergarten registration link for information and to download registration forms.                                                           
Please register for this session online by visiting www.newton.k12.ma.us and clicking on Kindergarten Registration.                                                                       
Tuesday, February 26, 2019 7:00 p.m.
Brown Middle School Auditorium
125 Meadowbrook Road Newton                                                                       
Registration deadline: February 8, 2019                                                                      
(Snow date: February 27, 2019)                                                         
Staff Update
Please join me in thanking Eleni Katsani for her work on the 5th grade team.  We wish her well as she completes her graduate studies this semester.                                   
Next Week at Bowen

  • PTO Open Meeting, 7:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
  • String Ensemble w/ Cara Bergantino, NSHS, 7:00 p.m.
  • Friday
  • Reminders - Upcoming Events        
  • January 17: 5th Grade CAS, Techsploration
  • Grade 4 Field Trip, Lowell Mills
  • 4th Grade Winter Concert, 7:00 p.m.
  • January 21: Martin Luther King Jr. Day, No School
  • 51st annual City of Newton MLK Celebration, First Baptist Church
  • January 31: NPS Progress Reports available to families
  • February 1: 5th grade Understanding Our Differences
  • February 2: PTO Mystery Dinner, 6:00 p.m.
  • February 5: Chinese New Year, Lunar Year Recognized
  • February 6: Early Release Wednesday, 12:30 dismissal
  • February 7: NPS Education Center Visual Art Exhibits & Reception, 4 p.m.
  • February 11:  3rd grade Creative Arts and Science Program, Blacksnake Woman
  • February 14: Valentine’s Day
  • February 15:  School-wide assembly, hosted by 4th grade
  • February 26:  NPS New K Family Informational Evening, NSHS, 7 p.m.
  • March 5, 7 & 8: K Screening
  • March 15:  3rd grade Creative Arts and Science Program, Rock Detectives
  • March 15: 5th grade Understanding Our Differences
  • March 18: Teacher/Family Elementary Spring Conferences begin
  • March 20:  PTO Bookfair, and BAM night
  • March 21: Superintendent and School Committee PTO meeting, 8:30 a.m.
  • March 21:  Early Release Thursday, 12:30 dismissal
  • March 26: 2nd grade Creative Arts and Science Program, Day in Ghana

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