Bowman News

2nd Edition

Friday, September 6, 2019

Last year, under the direction of PE teacher, Ms. Scheer, along with a group of staff volunteers,

Bowman offered 4th and 5th grade students the opportunity to join the “100 Mile Club”. The goal of 100 Mile Club is to provide children with the opportunity to run 100 miles over the course of a school year. All running is supervised, takes place on our campus and is done before or after school. Parents/Guardians are responsible for getting students to school or arranging for them to stay after. When the weather impacts the running (rain, temperature or icy conditions), runners WALK the halls of Bowman.


This year, our plan is to expand the program and offer 100 Mile Club participation at all grade levels. The following schedule reflects who will run when:

  • Students in grades K-5 may run on Monday and Wednesday mornings - 8-8:30AM.

  • Students in grades 4th & 5th may run on Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons - 3:20-3:50PM.


In order to help us accommodate more students, we are looking for parent/caregiver volunteers. Anyone interested in learning about becoming a volunteer “coach” is invited to attend a 100 Mile Club meeting on September 17th at 8:15AM.


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PTA Potluck Picnic for tonight...POSTPONED!!

Welcome Back Family Potluck Picnic and NEW Teacher Experience Auction - Thursday, September 12th - 5pm Bowman Playground. Join the fun at the Welcome Back Family Potluck Picnic and NEW Teacher Experience Auction this year Friday, September 6 at 5pm at the Bowman Playground. Come connect with other Bowman families and support our PTA programs for the year. Please see http://bowmanpta.org for full details.

CHANGES in DISMISSAL - IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Please note that changes in dismissal should be for emergency or unavoidable situations only! It is very difficult for our staff and also our students when their schedule is changed each day unexpectedly. We would appreciate your cooperation in not changing your child’s dismissal unless absolutely necessary.


Save the dates...school

Big Backyard is a district-wide environmental education program that enriches the elementary school science curriculum through nature walks. The walks are designed to introduce children to many aspects of the natural world while also enhancing skills of scientific inquiry such as question formulation, observation, and deduction. Each class will go out on 1 to 3 nature walks during the school year. Classes explore the fields, woods, and wetland habitats surrounding the school and walks are led by trained parent/caregiver volunteers who follow carefully prepared curriculum guides. The orientation will be held on September 17th & 18th. Please see the following flyer for more information: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1h1JzSxudVh_XE4a55ArwcnyZzucQK2b8f__rvcdOdl4/edit


Back to School Curriculum Night - September 26th from 6:30-8pm

Don’t miss out on this (**adult only**) opportunity to visit Bowman, see the homeroom of your child, and hear what they will learn this year.

3rd-5th grade teachers will host (in classrooms)parents/guardians from 6:30-7:15pm

K-2nd grade teachers will host (in classrooms) parents/guardians from 7:15-8pm

More information to follow!

Save the Dates:

September 11th PTA Meeting @ 7PM Bowman Library

September 12th PTA Meeting @8:45AM Bowman

September 12th PTA Welcome Back Family Potluck Picnic & NEW Teacher Experience Auction @5PM

September 25th “Picture Day” (More information to follow!)

September 26th “Back to School Night” Adults Only

  • 6:30-7:15PM Back to School Night Grades 3-5

  • 7:15-8PM Back to School Night Grades K-2

September 30th No School/Rosh Hashanah