Get Your Family Fun On TODAY! It’s the Bowmore FUN-raiser Carnival!


The Bowmore FUN-Raiser Carnival is ready to roll today, Friday June 13, 3-7pm at Bowmore Schoolyard/Fairmount Park.


This family-friendly event features 4 huge inflatables, games, face painting, cake walk plus a bake sale, cotton candy, and popcorn for sale. Toss a pie-in-the-face at teachers and local community members, and capture some fun in our new photo booth. Dream Baskets Raffle is also happening.

Dinner is served with 4 food trucks on site. Food trucks accept cash at their windows (and all have made a generous donation to Bowmore Public School). Tickets are $20 for 25 tickets for inflatables and other attractions.


We aim to raise more than $5,000 from this event and every child from JK to Grade 8 will benefit with things like field trip buses, Scientists in the School, Prologue Theatre and other extras throughout the year.


This event is open to the community so please tell your friends and neighbours to join us for the fun!

Donations of cookies, cupcakes and treats for the Bake Sale and cakes for the Cake Walk are most welcome! To drop off please bring to the field at 3:00pm. Or there will be Carnival volunteers at the Bowmore Main Entrance from 8:15 – 8:30 Friday morning to receive your culinary masterpieces.

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Did you know that as per TDSB requirements, you now need to complete a TDSB-Police background check for most Bowmore volunteer positions? Haven’t got around to it yet? Here’s your chance. We’re holding our first Volunteer Police Check recruiting drive! Yay!

Here are 2 easy ways to get the paperwork done:

1) We’ll be collecting application forms (available in the school office) up until May 10th, 2014. You can drop your forms off at the School office (to Krista Baines or in the School Council mailbox) along with a cheque for the $15 processing fee. Please make cheques out to Bowmore School Council.
2) You can also drop your form or cheque off at the School Council Information/Pizza table at the Living and Learning Open House on Wednesday, May 7/14.

A scanned copy of the TDSB Police Check Form (UPDATED MAY 22) can be downloaded here. Please be sure to fill it out completely and accurately – they’re sticklers for detail – any forms with errors or missing info are returned. NOTE THAT IT MUST BE PRINTED ON LEGAL-SIZED PAPER!

Also, here is a handy guide to the process at Bowmore.


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May Bowmore Newsletter Now Online

newsAnother info-packed Bowmore newsletter is now available online.

Bowmore News May 2014




Did You Know?

Up-to-date calendar updates – INCLUDING THE 10-DAY CYCLES  – are always available online on our School Council website at Also, if you happen to be a Google Calendar user, the links for these dates will go straight to your own calendar when you click them if you choose!


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School Council Meeting Cancelled (Wednesday April 23)

meetingTomorrow’s School Council meeting (Wednesday, April 23) has been cancelled.  The minutes from last month’s meeting will be posted shortly.

Our Board Trustee, Sheila Cary-Meagher, will attend out next Council meeting (May 22, 2014) to answer questions regarding TDSB procedures and the changes coming to Bowmore (FDK and French Immersion).


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School Council Self-Nominations: We Need You!

SchoolSupportKey Executive Positions Available

Download Self-Nomination Form (PDF)

Are you thinking about joining School Council next year? School Council needs your help!
May nominations are for three positions on the Executive. To nominate yourself, Download Self-Nomination Form (PDF), fill it out and drop it off in the school office no later than May 9. Printed forms are also available in the school office.

Key positions for May elections:

Chair or Co-Chairs - Provide leadership and guidance to the Executive Committee and liaise with the Principal and Vice Principal on School Council related school matters. Responsibilities also include overseeing School Council initiatives and providing guidance and support to sub-committees, chairing School Council meetings (minimum of four per a year) including leading the development of meeting agendas, and representing School Council at various external TDSB meetings.

Treasurer - The Treasurer is responsible for maintaining the School Council financial records including issuing cheques, making bank deposits, preparing financial statements (including annual statement to TDSB) and bank account reconciliation. The Treasurer is a signatory on the bank account. The Treasurer also provides administrative support to School Council fundraising endeavours. Key candidate requirements include comfort with and basic understanding of bookkeeping and accounting principles.

QSP Chair and 2 Coordinators - Run one of Bowmore’s best fundraising campaigns! Our annual magazine fundraiser needs a Chair to organize and run this campaign, which normally runs in early October. You will do some planning in June and September to get organized.  This is a great opportunity for someone who does not have all year to volunteer, but can make a huge impact on our Council fundraising in a couple of weeks. This campaign usually raises about $10,000! A team of at least 3 people is suggested to make this fundraiser even easier.

In addition to these Executive Council roles, we are always in need of dedicated parent volunteers who can provide support in a variety of ways, including Pizza Lunch Volunteer, Movie Night Volunteer, Fundraising Volunteers and much more! Please think about your interests and time availability, and contact us at if you would like to discuss ways you can help. We have lots of ideas for ways parents can help at Bowmore!

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Bowmore Rocks! This Saturday, April 12!


Tickets are $20 each and will be on sale this Wednesday (April 9) in back of the school at the Peace Garden 8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m, Tickets are going fast! So come see us then or contact a ticket rep TODAY at  for a ticket delivery to your house!

If you can’t make it out to get your tickets on Wednesday, you can get them through the following parents:

Nancy Botelho
Brenda Daniels
Erin Keaney
Sharon Porter Donaldson
Lori Sears-Malik
Viviana Kohon
Lazy Daisy’s Cafe
or contact us at

Get your tickets now! We sell out every year! 
All money raised from Bowmore Rocks! go to support purchase of new technology for the school to provide 21st century learning for all Bowmore students.

Raffle Prizes Just Announced!!!
Check out this AMAZING array of Raffle Items (PDF), including a fabulous Blue Mountain Family Prize Pack, as well as fashion, art, sports and entertainment events, home decor, family outings and personal care. There’s something exciting for everyone! Tickets are only $5 for one ticket, or $10 for three tickets.

Silent Auction: Classroom Art Projects
Has your child told you they’re working on an art project for Bowmore Rocks?  Full list below!

Classroom Teacher Art Project
Mr Goldberg’s Grade 1 Class Portraits Poster
Ms. Torrence’s Grade 1/2 Class Canvas Painting
Ms. Hutchko’s Class Planter
Ms. K’s Class TBA
Ms. Mallette’s JK/SK Class Season’s Painting
Ms. Moodie’s Grade 1 Class TVA
Ms. Varga’s Grade 3 Class Dragon Fly Art
Ms. Kalogris’ JK/SK Class Animal Portraits
Ms. Obokata’s Grade 4/5 Class Puzzle Art
Mr. Comendador’s Grade 4 Class Art Mosaic Chair
Ms. Delaguila’s Grade 5 Class TBA
Ms. Jarvis’ Grade 6 Class Planter


Help us spread the word! Share this event with your Bowmore parent friends by email or via our Facebook page.

Tickets are $20/each, available from parent ticket agents in the schoolyard (see above), Lazy Daisy’s Cafe, at our schoolyard table on Wednesday morning, or by email at


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Bowmore “Make It” Fair!

bowmoremakeitfairlogoOn Saturday March 29, 2014 from 11 am – 3 pm in the senior gym, the Bowmore “Make It!” Fair will showcase Bowmore Road P.S. & area makers in all forms: from DIY electronics to craft hacking and beyond.  A day to share, learn, get inspired, and even buy kits to make at home.

“Make It!” Fair flyer

We need more Makers!
If you love DIY electronics, or have a passion for hacking your own craft projects, then the Bowmore “Make It!” Fair wants you!  Send us your project ideas, and let us know you can “Make It!” on March 29th!  Contact us at

For more info, see the “Make It!” Fair flyer, and keep up to date on new “Make It!” Fair info by liking our Facebook Page.

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