Bowne-Munro Family Newsletter

September 22, 2023

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Reminder : No School on Monday, September 25th!

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Back to School Night

We are looking forward to welcoming parents/guardians to school to meet our teachers, hear about the curriculum, and see your child's classroom! Back to School Night will be on Tuesday, September 26th.

To alleviate parking problems and congestion, we are staggering presentation times.

Preschool, Kindergarten, Grade 1........ 6:00-6:45

Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4........7:30-8:15

Back to School Night is intended for adults only. Childcare will not be available. Please plan ahead to make arrangements for your children.

Important Emergency Contact Information!

If you haven't already done so, please take the time to update your child's emergency contact information. In the event of an emergency, a designated contact must be available to pick up your child within 20-30 minutes. You can designate your emergency contact(s) in the Parent Portal.

Click the button below to access the Parent Portal. If you need assistance, please contact our main office at 732-613-6810.

Parent Portal

All forms ahould be completed. If you haven't completed your child's forms please do so today! If you need help, contact the main office.

Arrival and Dismissal Procedures

We thank you for your cooperation in maintaining our procedures for arrival and dismissal!

Doors open at 8:55 and the school day begins at 9:00. Once the car loop closes, students must be walked in by a parent at the main entrance (with security) and they will be marked TARDY for the day.

Reminder: All students using the car loop should be prepared to exit the car on the passenger side. For maximum efficiency, please pull your car all the way up to the cones at the top of the car loop so we can unload as many cars as possible at one time.

Student dismissal for grades K-4 will be at 3:35. Out of respect for our staff, please be on time for dismissal. In the event of an emergency, please notify the main office about your delay.

Changes in Dismissal

Any changes in dismissal need to be put in writing and sent to the classroom teacher AND to our main office staff before 2:30 PM. Please remember to include: and on those emails in order to be sure that the message is received.

Please call the main office if you need emergency, last-minute support with dismissal. We are here to help.

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Join the Bowne-Munro Chorus

Do you LOVE to sing?

Third and fourth graders can sign up for Chorus using this LINK. The first meeting will be held on Thursday, September 28th at 8:05 AM.
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Club registrations are now available via Community Pass

Chorus with Ms. Maldonado... grades 3 and 4

Student Council with Mrs. Vidnansky... grades 3 and 4

Safety Patrol with Mr. Ciraco... grade 4 only

Math Club with Mrs. Marrone... grades 3 and 4

Garden Club with Mrs. Grant & Mr. Ciraco... grades 3 and 4

Dance/Fitness Club with Ms. Russo... grades K, 1 and 2

More information can be found at:

Directions to register on Community Pass

Click the button below.

Enter your username and password.


Select "Clubs/Activities 2023" from the drop down.

Follow the prompts to register & pay.

Late fees will go into effect on November 1st.

Community Pass

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

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enVision Math website

enVision Math information and resources for students and families can be found here!

Upcoming Events

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Dressing up for Spirit Week is always optional!

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PTA Updates

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Become a PTA Member! Click Here!

Your participation as a PTA member will help support programs and activities that enhance every child's school experience at Bowne-Munro. Join today!

District News

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Get ready to lace up those sneakers and don’t miss out on what is going to be an East Brunswick tradition for years to come! This fall, The East Brunswick Education Foundation will be hosting their inaugural 5K walk/run Bear Crawl and Kids Fun Run on November 19, 2023.

Get in those steps while meeting new neighbors, supporting school spirit, and helping to fund grants across the district! Website for race registration:

East Brunswick Public Library

The East Brunswick Public Library offers lots of programs and resources for students and families! Check it out!

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All students may pick up a breakfast upon arrival and eat it in their classroom.

The State of NJ Working-Class Families Anti-Hunger Act has expanded the number of families that may qualify for no-cost meals. Complete the application, found in your child’s Parent Access account under the “Forms” tab, at anytime.

Please contact with any questions.

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More information about our Child Nutrition Department or meal payment information can be found by visiting:

District Calendar for 2023-2024

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Happy Birthday to all who are celebrating in September!

Preschool: Michaela I., Riley J.
Kindergarten: Liam M., Gianna R., Robert C., Sofia P.

First Grade: James D., Brielle B., Zahonna B., Sarah B., Jofiel T.

Second Grade: Michael M., Joseph A., Andrew F., Ethan P., Logan H., Kyan A., Mackenzie M.

Third Grade: Jailany P., Joya M.

Fourth Grade: Jayse M., Zahraa A.

Staff: Mrs. Wilson, Mrs. Prusakowski, Mr. Joe G., Mrs. Gristina

Important Dates to Remember

9/25... NO SCHOOL

9/26... Back to School Night

............PreK, K, Gr. 1 @ 6:00

............Grades 2, 3, & 4 @ 7:30

10/2-10/6... Respect Week (Optional Spirit Days are listed above)

10/4... Walk to School Day (raindate 10/11/23)

10/10-10/13... PTA Scholastic Book Fair

10/16... Picture Day

10/16-10/20... Peace Week

10/20... PTA Halloween Evening Event

10/23-10/27... Theater Week Grades 1-4

10/24-10/27... Parent Teacher Conferences - 1:35 Dismissals