March 29, 2019
Announcements from the Principal
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29 March,2019By: Diana Guzzi
Bowen’s Weekly Family Update
March 29, 2019
Dear Bowen Families,
It was another busy and great week at Bowen as parents and teachers continued to meet for spring conferences.  I know both families and staff found the meetings to be most informative. We now begin the last third of the school year!  It was also exciting to see so many students and families purchasing books at the PTOs book fair, in addition to highlighting the arts, music and other talents at BAM night.  I would like to thank all of those parents who volunteered to host the book fair and make it such a wonderful community event.  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,
News You Need to Know
All School Assembly Summary
This month Kindergarten led our “All School Assembly” celebrating the month of March and Read Across America.  In honor of this month, they introduced the school to Elephant Gerald and Piggie, characters and stars of many books written by Mo Willems.  The kindergartners performed a scene from one of Mo Willems’ books and sang a song as Elephant Gerald and Piggie.  This school assembly was a wonderful way to end an exciting week celebrating books at Bowen.  
MCAS Testing Schedule
MCAS testing begins this Monday.  Please be sure to have your 3rd, 4th or 5th grader arrive to school on time, 8:20 a.m., after a restful night and healthy breakfast.  This will help ensure students are successful during this testing period.
Grade 3 English/Language Arts                       Grade 3 Math
Thursday, April 4th (9:00 a.m.)                                     Monday, May 13th (9:00 a.m.)
Friday, April 5th (9:00 a.m.)                                          Tuesday, May 14th (9:00 a.m.)
Grade 4 English/Language Arts                       Grade 4 Math
Monday, April 8th (9:00 a.m.)                                        Wednesday, May 8th (9:00 a.m.)
Wednesday, April 10th (9:00 a.m.)                                 Friday, May 10th (9:00 a.m.)
Grade 5 English/Language Arts                       Grade 5 Math
Monday, April 1st (9:00 a.m.)                                         Monday, May 6th (9:00 a.m.)
Wednesday, April 3rd (9:00 a.m.)                                  Tuesday, May 7th (9:00 a.m.)
Grade 5 Science
Wednesday, May 15th (9:00 a.m.)
Thursday, May 16th (9:00 a.m.)
Bowen After School Care Program (BASCP) 2019 - 2020
The Bowen After School Care Program (BASCP) application for 2019-2020 comes out on April 1. Providing care at Bowen since 1974, we offer unique educational opportunities through play and the opportunity to form lasting friendships. Our program is structured by grades and, throughout the afternoon, we provide each group with a range of choices including STEM activities, games, playground, crafts, time in the gym, and quiet time.
For many children, BASCP becomes an extension of their Bowen day – they are in space that is familiar, with friends, and continuing to learn. For parents, there are many benefits. BASCP offers child care dependability, care on early dismissal days (we open at 12:30 on early dismissal days), a sense of community for their children, and financial savings as compared to a nanny.  Learn more at and email to be on the application mailing list.
Crossing Guard Update
We would like to thank the crossing guards who have filled in at Jackson and Cypress this winter while Lorin Amendola was out on medical leave.  We are looking forward to welcoming Lorin back to the Bowen community on Monday!
Lost and Found - Last Call
Please take a look through lost and found.  All unclaimed items will be donated next week.  
Staff Update
  • Please join me in wishing Julie Swanson well as she pursues an opportunity in a related field of interest.  We appreciate the time she spent at Bowen as an Instructional Support Staff.
  • Please join me in welcoming Jen Burke to Bowen during the month of April.  She will be our PEHW teacher for three weeks while Alex Smith is home with a newborn who he is anxiously awaiting the arrival of any day.
  • Next Week at Bowen
  • Monday
  • 5th grade ELA MCAS
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • 5th grade ELA MCAS
  • Thursday
  • 3rd grade ELA MCAS
  • Friday
  • 3rd grade ELA MCAS
  • Reminders - Upcoming Events        
  • 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
  • April 26: 3rd grade Understanding Our Differences
  • 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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