Bowne-Munro Family Newsletter


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Spring Break Extension

If schools are not closed for any reason through Thursday, March 30th then Monday, April 10th will be a non-school day for students.

Lost & Found Items

We have many coats, sweatshirts, hats, and gloves in our Lost and Found.

Unclaimed items will be donated in April.
Remember to put your child's name on all personal items so they can be returned if misplaced rather than being placed in the Lost & Found.

Building Better Readers

Check out these videos for ways to support your reader at home.

Helping Parents Understand Spelling Development

Girls and Science

Fourth Graders Moving to Hammarskjold

Please view this information sheet that has important dates, helpful links and more information about HUES. Guidance for selecting electives and world languages is included and should be completed via the Parent Portal by March 31st. If you have any further questions please reach out to Mrs. Kaboski at

NJSLA Testing Dates for Grades 3 & 4

For the latest information on NJSLA testing, please read this letter from Dr. Boley, the Assistant Superintendent of Academics.

Testing dates:

Grade 3 NJSLA

ELA May 8-9, 2 Units x 75 Minutes

MATH May 15-17, 3 Units x 60 Minutes

Grade 4 NJSLA

MATH May 10-12, 3 Units x 60 Minutes

ELA May 18-19, 2 Units x 90 Minutes

PTA Updates

PTA Meeting

Monday, March 27, 2023 at 7:00 PM

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 837 4812 2365

Passcode: 255021

Yearbook Orders and Ad Sales

Order a yearbook for your child today! Yearbooks cost $25.

Fourth graders do NOT need to purchase a yearbook because they will be gifted to them at the Moving Up Ceremony in June.

Celebrate your Bowne-Munro graduate by purchasing an ad that will be published in the yearbook! Ads are for fourth graders only.

Ad pricing is $25 for a full page and $15 for a half page.

All sales will end on April 7th.

PTA School Store

The School Store will be OPEN if we can get volunteers to help out!
Complete the sign up HERE. We hope you can make it!
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Your participation as a PTA member will help support programing and activities that enhance every child's school experience at Bowne-Munro. Join today!

Health & Safety Reminders

As Flu season is upon us, here are a few reminders to keep you and your children healthy. We will be reinforcing good hygiene practices in school and hope that you can reinforce at home.

  • Flu symptoms can include fever, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, body aches, headache, chills, feeling tired and sometimes vomiting and diarrhea.
  • Flu vaccination is recommended for everyone 6 months and older every year.
  • Cover your coughs and sneezes.
  • Wash your hands often.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
  • Keep your child home from school for at least 24 hours after their fever is gone. (The fever should be gone without the use of a fever-reducing medicine.) A fever is defined as 100°F (37.8°C)* or higher.

2023-2024 Kindergarten Registration

Attention East Brunswick residents with young children!

Children who will be five years of age on or before October 31, 2023 are eligible for the East Brunswick Public School full-day kindergarten program for the 2023-2024 school year.

Please visit for information and registration instructions.

All required forms and additional information can be found on the website.

Incoming Kindergarten students must be registered by June 1, 2023 in order to participate in the June Kindergarten classroom visit and screening.

Matilda Jr.

Join the Churchill Junior High School’s Drama Club on Wednesday, March 29th and Thursday, March 30th at 7:00 PM on the stage at Churchill Junior High School as they tell the delightful story of a special little girl with an extraordinary imagination! Tickets are available at
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Chittick Alumni

This fall, our neighbors at Chittick School were gifted with Murray A. Chittick’s personal writing desk. They will be unveiling the desk and many other personal artifacts on Thursday, March 30. In conjunction with Dr. Moran, they are also curating an artifact museum to capture the time period that the school has been in existence. The museum will also be open the day of the event.

If you or any member of your staff/family/friend group are alumni of Chittick School we are asking for a short video (see flyer) highlighting a favorite memory of the school. These can be sent to

School Lunch - Share Table

The East Brunswick School District has resumed the use of Share Tables during meal service. The intent of the Share Table is to get food to our students that are food insecure. At the end of meal service, food at the Share Table will be turned over to the nurse’s office. Please feel free to share feedback and/or suggestions on this initiative that will hopefully have a positive impact on our students. Learn more about the Share Table initiative by watching this video.

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Students who do not have time to eat their breakfast in the cafeteria may pick up a breakfast upon arrival and eat it in their classroom.

Students that qualify for free or reduced-price meals can receive breakfast and lunch at no charge. Families may apply for free and reduced-price meals at any time during the school year. The application may be found in your child’s Parent Access account under the “Forms” tab. Please click here to enter Parent Access.

Please contact us at with any questions.

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Happy birthday to all who are celebrating in March!

Kindergarten: James P., Sophia A., Jonas B.

First Grade: Jacob T., Nour A., Anthony N., Fia F.

Second Grade: Krishang M.

Third Grade: Isabella M., Samantha P.

Fourth Grade: Aya A., Hadar S., Layla C., Charlotte L., Hunter L., Andrew K., Madelyn T.

Staff: Mrs. Lynch, Ms. Espada, Ms. Philhower

Community Pass

Community Pass is your resource for childcare, clubs, sports, field trips, program registration as well as completing payments for parking and any outstanding student fines.

Important Dates to Remember

3/27... PTA Meeting @ 7:00 via Zoom

4/3-4/7... Spring Break

4/13... PTA STEM Night 6:30-8:00

4/18... Report Cards Issued via the Parent Portal