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22 January,2019By: Diana Guzzi
Bowen’s Weekly Family Update
January 18, 2019
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Dear Bowen Families,
This week, in school, students engaged in discussions and activities recognizing Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and the impact of Dr. King and others as they advocated for racial equality.  His words and beliefs continue to impact the values of our country and our school.  At Bowen, we work to ensure that all members of our community are kind, safe, respectful and engaged.  This weekend, I hope you find time to reflect on a quote we have posted in our community message board, “No person has the right to rain on your dreams.”  Thank you for everything you do to help your children develop and grow as learners.  Bowen is a great place to be!  Enjoy the long weekend, stay warm and enjoy the snow, see you next week!
Yours truly,
Diana
 
Weekly News                                         
Newton’s 51st Annual MLK Celebration
The 51th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration will be Monday, January 21th at 9:30 a.m., at the First Baptist Church, Newton Center.  The Newton Community Celebration was first established in 1968.  The Community Celebration was founded by members of the Myrtle Baptist Church as a means of remembering the civil rights leader in the context of a community celebration of his life and the ideals he strove to achieve for all people.  This is a family event with a large attendance and includes music & short recitations by students from the Newton Public Schools.
 
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 2019-2020 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.            
 
From Mr. Smith, Our Physical Education and Health & Wellness Teacher
Happy New Year Bowen Families!
It’s been a fun and exciting first half of the year in Physical Education. Some highlights were:
●      Underhand / Overhand throwing
●      Body Management / Gymnastics
●      Obstacle course (the mountain!) & rope climbing
 
A few things to look forward to for the second half of the year:
●      Health and fitness Unit
●      Net games
●      Pedestrian safety
●      Color Day!
 
With more Winter and the snowy months ahead, please remind your children to bring sneakers on their class’ PE days.  Below are Bowen’s PE days by class.
 
K Sheehy:                     Tuesday/Thursday                               1 Donelan:                     Monday/Tuesday
K Paolillo:                     Monday/ Wednesday                1 Chapler:                    Monday/Tuesday         
K Bixby :                      Tuesday/ Thursday                   1 Noyes:                      Monday/Tuesday
 
2 Lee:                           Wednesday/Thursday              3 Brockmeyer:              Wednesday/ Friday
2 Dickerson:                 Wednesday/Thursday              3 Ferguson:                  Wednesday/ Friday
2 Cruz:                         Wednesday/Thursday              3 Napolitano Rever:      Wednesday/ Friday
 
4 Wiskowski/ Lloyd:     Thursday/ Friday                     5 Torres:                      Monday/ Friday
4 McClearn:                  Thursday/ Friday                     5 Malagodi/ Chapin:     Monday/ Friday
4 Cameau:                    Thursday / Friday                    5 Tagliaferri:               Monday/ Friday
                                                                                    5 Wong:                       Monday/ Friday
 
I look forward to the rest of the year, as well as working with some parent volunteers for Pedestrian Safety Day and Color Day!
Mr. Smith
 
Staff Update
  • Please join me in saying goodbye to Isaiah Aponte, our Lunch Manager.  We wish him well.
  • Please join me in welcoming Marisol Hidalgo to Bowen as our new Lunch Manager.
  • Next Week at Bowen
  • Monday
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day, No School
  • 51st annual City of Newton MLK Celebration, First Baptist Church
  • Tuesday
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  • Wednesday
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  • Thursday
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  • Friday
  • Bowen School Council Meeting, 7:30 a.m.
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  • Reminders - Upcoming Events        
  • 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 8: Winter walk and roll to school
  • 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 1:  Bowen School Council Meeting, 7:30 a.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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