Bowman News 32nd Edition

April 5, 2019

5th Grade Leadership Seminar

Each year, 5th students participate in “Leadership Seminar.” The students meet throughout the year to explore the concept of being a leader and other important life skills. The culminating activity is a “service learning project.” With the help of our staff, students identify things they have an interest in, form a small group and then develop a project that supports that idea. Some examples of what our students are working on are: videos of expected lunch/recess behavior, collecting coins for Sagam School scholarship fund, collecting socks & personal items for shelter, and….PAWS( Pet Awareness with Shelters). This student group is working to bring awareness and donations to the Northeast Animal Shelter. The following donations are being collected by grade:

  • K-1 New chew toys and paper towels

  • 2-3 Fleece blankets

  • 4-5 Cat litter and canned dog and cat food

Please do not bring in anything not on the list. Thank you for your support!


Don't Forget/FYI

Don’t forget...the 2019-2020 Bowman Student Placement Portal (https://forms.gle/wCV1hGaNnkvomsYJ9) is open until April 12th - 3:30pm.


Lost & Found: Any item remaining in our lost and found on Thursday, April 11th, will be donated.


LPS District News

Each year the Lexington Public Schools Visual Art Department organizes an

annual art exhibit. Work from each school in every grade is on display. This year the show will be up at the Lexington Public Schools Central Office, 89 Maple Street, from April 11-26, with viewing times from 8am- 4pm Monday-Friday. Opening night is Thursday, April 11th from 6:30-8pm.


PTA News

Last Friday night, Bowman Variety Show acts took to the stage! Thank you PTA for hosting and to the following organizers & volunteers: Allison Watts & Lora Mulone-Quinlan and to Farheen Owais, Sara Larsen and Asli Cakim who pitched in and helped out on the evening of the event.


PTA Math Nights are a wrap! Thank you very much to the following organizers and volunteers who pulled it all together: Kavita Ravi, Sarah Carter, Judy Perry, Taleen Gleeson, Lauren Avery

and Chloe Bui.


In honor of Earth Day, April 22nd, the PTA Green Team invites your family to participate in Reduce/Reuse/Recycle activities, one for each day of the week, starting April 22nd. It’s a chance for the Bowman community to think about all the ways our actions and decisions to dispose of or create waste can impact our planet. We hope you can find multiple ways to participate!


Marker Monday: Recycle old markers by bringing them to your class, to be collected by Mr. Curhan's students. Recycle old pens, mechanical pencils, and empty plastic tape dispensers by dropping them off at three possible locations: 1) in the bin in the Bowman lobby, 2) at the side door in the morning, if you're a walker/bus rider (a volunteer will collect your recyclables); 3) at morning rolling car drop-off (as usual, no need to park or get out of your car; drop off your kids and your recyclables at the same time! We’ll have volunteers on hand to help collect your recyclables.) We’ll send your recyclables to Terracycle.


Textile Tuesday: Repurpose old clothing, linens, shoes, even stuffed animals! Drop off textiles in the Bay State Textiles bin in the front parking lot. (Accepted items must be bagged.) Bowman gets $ for every ton donated! We’ll also have volunteers on hand at morning rolling car drop-off to help collect your recyclables. As usual, no need to park or get out of your car; drop off your kids and your recyclables at the same time!


Walking Wednesday: Reduce your fuel usage by walking or biking to school (and get some exercise and fresh air!).


Throwback Thursday: Recycle plastic bags and plastic film, including bread bags, dry cleaning bags, and more! Drop off your clean and dry bags at three possible locations: 1) in the bin in the Bowman lobby, 2) at the side door in the morning, if you're a walker/bus rider (a volunteer will collect your recyclables); 3) at morning rolling car drop-off (as usual, no need to park or get out of your car; drop off your kids and your recyclables at the same time! We’ll have volunteers on hand to help collect your recyclables.)


Food Container Friday: Reuse -- Bring your snack, lunch, and/or drink in reusable containers. Challenge yourself to avoid plastic bags or packaging.


Teacher Appreciation Week May 6-10th Bowman PTA has an exciting week planned for our teachers from goodies to potluck breakfast and lunch. We invite parents to show their appreciation and make this possible - please SIGN UP to help now! https://bit.ly/2GbqlIi

Parent/Guardian Outreach

Coffee with the Math Coaches...Parents and Guardians of Bowman students are invited to a "Coffee with the Coaches" on Thursday, April 11th from 8:45-945AM. Come and hear about how to foster a love of math by having everyday conversations with your child.


Community News

Thursday April 11th, 7-9PM, Intelligent Lives, a documentary by Dan Habib, with panel discussion after the film Lexington Venue, 1794 Mass Ave, Lexington. From award-winning filmmaker Dan Habib comes Intelligent Lives, a catalyst to transform the label of intellectual disability from a life sentence of isolation into a life of possibility for the most systematically segregated people in America. Intelligent Lives stars three pioneering young American adults with intellectual disabilities – Micah, Naieer, and Naomie – who challenge perceptions of intelligence as they navigate high school, college, and the workforce. Panelists include Melanie Perkins McLaughlin, M.Ed., Emma Fialka-Feldman, Dina Traniello, Ed.D., and Janet Sauer, Ed.D. Please see registration link for bios and more information on the film. Sponsored by LexSEPAC/SEPTA, Lexington Commission on Disability, the Lexington Human Rights Commission, the Cary Library, Temple Isaiah, TASH New England, and the Lexington Venue. RSVP: https://tinyurl.com/LexingtonIntelligentLives


Saturday, May 4th, noon-5PM, The William Diamond Junior Fife and Drum Corps will host a Fife & Drum Muster at the Minute Man Historical Park in Lexington. The event features a parade, colonial vendors, re-enactors and performances by 30 fife and drum corps from around the country. These uniformed musicians, representing different time periods in American History, will present our nation’s historical music in an outdoor concert. This free event is open to the public and is appropriate for all ages. For more information, please visit www.williamdiamondjrs.org, call 978-387-2949 or e-mail wd.fife.drum@gmail.com.

Save the Dates:

April 8th - 4th MCAS ELA

April 9th - 3rd MCAS ELA

April 9th - K/1st Grade Parents/Guardians Literacy Night @ 7-8pm

April 10th 3rd MCAS ELA

April 11th - Coffee with the Math Coaches @ 8:45-9:45am

April 12th - Bowman Writes submissions due!

April 15-19th - No School

April 22nd - Earth Day Week

April 22nd - 5th MCAS Math

April 23rd - 5th MCAS Math

April 24th - 4th MCAS Math

April 25th - Coffee with the Counselors @ 8:45-9:45am

April 26th - 4th MCAS Math

April 29th - 3rd MCAS Math

April 30th - 5th MCAS STE