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15 March,2019By: Diana Guzzi
Bowen’s Weekly Family Update
March 15, 2019
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Dear Bowen Families,
Spring is on its way!  A student shared, today, that she saw a flower on her way to school!  With the warm temperatures, a mud bowl has been created throughout the fields.  Let’s hope the water is absorbed quickly so that we can enjoy warmer weather mud free!  Thank you 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,
Diana
 
News You Need to Know
 
Thank You Bowen Family and Bowen PTO
I am excited to share that this winter the PTO approved the purchase of short throw projectors for grade level classrooms, as well as for the auditorium and art room.  This will allow staff to use technology more efficiently and will create more space in each classroom.  The district is currently processing the purchase and beginning to plan for the installation.  Thank you so much for your support and generosity! 
 
Spring Family and Teacher Conferences
The conference window for parents and guardians begins on Monday!  The expectation is that every family will attend a scheduled conference at some point over the course of the month, even if it falls slightly outside Newton’s window.  This is a great opportunity to reinforce the home and school connect, learn what your child is learning, and discuss their successes as well as areas for growth.
 
Join Us at the Bowen Community Forum
Please join me at the community forum meeting with the Superintendent and some School Committee members this Thursday, March 21 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.
 
Bowen Science Day - Sunday, April 7, 2019 – Final chance to register
Thank you everyone who has registered their child for Bowen’s Science Day! If your child has not yet registered, you may do so until this Sunday, March 17. Please sign up online at: http://tinyurl.com/BowenScienceDay2019Register.
After this date we can’t guarantee space (or a t-shirt!).
 
If your student is not sure what they want to work on yet, register anyway so we have space for them at the event. You may write “unsure” as the project; then take a look at the many resources available at http://bowenpto.org/scienceday/ for ideas! We can’t wait to see what the kids explore for this year’s event!
 
Please email any questions to scienceday@bowenpto.org.
 
Bowen's Book Fair and BAM Night (Books, Art, Music) – Wednesday, March 27
Volunteer to participate in this year's BAM Night!!!  We have received great response for volunteers during the day at the Book Fair.  Thanks so much to those of you who have signed up.  Now, we really need help in the evening.  We also are short on contributions to our Bake Sale.  Who can whip up a quick batch of cookies to donate?  Gooey brownies anyone?  Family recipes?  We appreciate any help you can give us and we really hope to see you there!
 
BAM Night Volunteers Needed!
Book fair:  Volunteers are needed to help kids select and purchase books, and to help with set-up/clean-up and with book and food sales during the event. Sign up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050d45acad28aa8-20191
Bake sale: Our bake sale has become an annual tradition during BAM night. Donate delicious baked goods on the day of the event to support the bake sale and Bowen school. No nuts please. All baked items can be dropped off any time during the day in the gym at the Book Fair or bring them to BAM night with you. Sign up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0d45aea72ca2fc1-book1
 
We appreciate your help to make the Bowen Book Fair and BAM Night a success!  If you have any questions, please contact Marcy Krasnow, 2nd grade mom, at makrasnow@yahoo.com.
 
Lost and Found
When visiting school over the next month for conferences please look through lost and found.  There is a lot of winter gear that has been collected.  We will be donating unclaimed items after conferences.
 
Next Week at Bowen

Monday
  • Teacher/Family Elementary Spring Conferences begin
  • Tuesday
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  • Wednesday
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  • Thursday
  • Community Forum - Superintendent and School Committee PTO meeting, 8:30 a.m.
  • Early Release Thursday, 12:30 dismissal
  • Friday
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  • Reminders - Upcoming Events        
  • March 26: 2nd grade Creative Arts and Science Program, Day in Ghana
  • March 27:  PTO Bookfair and BAM night
  • April 1: 5th grade ELA MCAS
  • April 3: 5th grade ELA MCAS
  • April 4: 3rd grade ELA MCAS
  • April 5: 3rd grade ELA MCAS
  • April 7: Bowen PTO Science Day, “BE” Curious
  • April 8: 4th grade ELA MCAS
  • April 10: 4th grade ELA MCAS
  • April 12: Bowen School Council, 7:45 a.m.
  • April 15 - 19: Vacation, No School
  • April 24: 1st grade field trip, Harvard Museum of Natural History
  • May 3: PTO International Potluck Dinner
  • May 6:  5th grade Math MCAS
  • May 7:  5th grade Math MCAS
  • May 7: K CAS program - Tidepools
  • May 8: 4th grade Math MCAS
  • May 9: Thursday Early Release, 12:30 dismissal
  • May 10: 4th grade Math MCAS
  • May 13: 3rd grade Math MCAS
  • May 14: 3rd grade Math MCAS
  • May 15: 5th grade Science MCAS
  • May 16: 5th grade Science MCAS
  • May 17: Bowen School Council
  • May 19:  Bowen PTO Spring Fling
  • May 23:  4th grade field trip, Lowell Mills
  • May 27: Memorial Day, NO School
  • May 29: 1st grade CAS program - Wingmasters
  • May 30: 5th grade CAS program - Origami
  • May 31: 4th grade CAS program - Rock Detectives
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