Bowmore Book Fair 2015


book fair logo Bowmore Book Fair 2015

Mon May 4 to Fri May 8
8:30 am – 4:00 pm

Room 103 in the senior school

Your child will have an opportunity to browse the book fair and complete their wish lists during the school day. If you wish to purchase a book for your child’s classroom, please find the teacher’s wish list posted in the book fair room.

The Family Event Night will be Tuesday, May 5th, 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm. When you visit the fair, fill out a ballot to win $25 of books for yourselves as well as your classroom.

Please join us in room 103 on Tuesday, May 5th at 3:15 pm and Thursday, May 7th at 12:00 pm for a book reading by Anne Marie Meyers, a Bowmore parent and author of “Up In The Air”.

You will be supporting your child’s teachers and library essentials with your book fair purchases. For more details, please see


Create a Crest: attached is a blank crest. We invite students to submit a crest unique to themselves. A winner from each grade level will be chosen. Remember to include your name, grade, and teacher. Each winner will receive a scholastic prize. Please return crests to teachers by April 29th to be considered for the contest.

Guess How Many: A stack of books will be on display at the book fair. Students can submit a guess and the winner(s) will receive a scholastic prize.

As you enter the front doors of the school, follow the book fair arrows to lead you to the senior school, room 103. We will see you there!

Download the Scholastic Flyers below:

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2015 Living and Learning Open House

This is an important notice regarding the Open House that was initially scheduled for May 5th. Bowmore will not be putting on the Living and Learning Open House this year. Please help us celebrate the wonderful things our students are doing by joining us for the Senior Concert and Talents Show on May 14th, the Junior Concert on June 3rd, and the Sound of Music musical from May 19th to 21st. We will also be able to celebrate Bowmore during the Bowmore Carnival happening on June 12th.


Details can be read in the letter sent by Bowmore staff.



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Bowmore 2015 Book Fair Is Coming!


Bowmore’s Book Fair this year will have more books than in years past, so there will be something for everyone: Preschool (Eng/Fr), Primary (Eng/Fr), Junior, Teen and Young Adult Fiction as well as your favourite posters, erasers and other little collectables.

Plan to shop with your family on TUESDAY, MAY 5th, as we will be open till 6pm.

4:00pm – 6:00pm*
Fill our a family draw ticket for a chance to win $25 in Scholastic books.

Help build your child’s classroom library.

Find your child the right book while helping us fundraise for our Library and Teachers. This is a great time to stock up on books for SUMMER reading!

MAY 4th & MAY 5th
All students will have a chance to visit the fair with their class and make a wish list.

Ann Marie Meyers, Up in the Air
“Ever since she can imagine, ten year old Melody has always wanted to fly”

Design a crest and enter for a chance to win a Scholastic prize. We will also use these crests to decorate the book fair room.

We look forward to seeing you there!

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Ministry of Education consultation on the TDSB

The Ministry of Education is consulting parents and holding meetings about the TDSB. Meetings run in various locations and dates/times; please see the link below for the list.
Ministry of Education Consultations on TDSB (dates and locations).

It is also possible to submit your opinions online at the same web site.

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Bowmore Track and Field Season Has Begun

Donche Burke & Susan Brewster would like to inform parents about the Track and Field season that they are organizing.

It is very important for all students to come to school fully equipped (i.e. shoes, gym clothing, sunscreen, water bottle,hat) and prepared to participate in continuous outdoor activity on the following date(s):

  • For Grades 4-6 Monday, April 27 – All day for track events and field events (Rain date Wednesday, April 29)
  • For Grades K-3 Monday, April – Races from about 9:30- 11:00 (Rain date Wednesday, April 29)

More information can be found in their Track and Field letter to parents.

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TDSB School Climate Survey

From the TDSB comes the following letter.


Dear Parents, Guardians, or Caregivers:

Re: School Climate Surveys for Students in Grades 7 to 12, Parents/Guardians/Caregivers, and School Staff As part of the Toronto District School Board’s (TDSB) effort to promote a positive school climate and prevent bullying, the TDSB is conducting surveys of students, parents/guardians/caregivers, and school staff every two years. The results will help schools and the TDSB find ways to promote a positive school climate and prevent bullying.

This spring (March to June 2015), students in Grades 7 to 12 and their parents/guardians/caregivers are invited to fill out the school climate surveys. The survey questions ask about bullying as well as relationships, school rules, safety, extracurricular activities, learning materials and technology, the classroom environment, teaching support, and student voice and participation. Please visit our website at to learn more about the surveys.

The school climate surveys are anonymous which means that no identifiable information will be collected, such as your child’s name or student ID. All completed survey responses are sent to the TDSB’s Research Department for processing, and the information is used for research and planning purposes only. All results are grouped and presented in a way that protects the confidentiality of all participants. No one in the school will come to know individual responses to the surveys.

Student Survey: Students complete the survey online at school. The survey takes about 20 minutes to complete. To support English language learners, translated versions of the survey are available. Special Education support will also be provided. The survey is voluntary, but we would like you to encourage your child to participate, so that we will have enough responses to plan and implement programs to improve the school climate and prevent bullying at our school.

Should you decide not to have your child participate in this survey, please complete the section at the bottom of the letter sent home and return it to your child’s teacher by May 1, 2015.

Our school will be administering the student survey from May 4, 2015 to May 15, 2015.

Parent/Guardian/Caregiver Survey: All parents/guardians/caregivers of Grades 7-12 students are invited to complete the TDSB’s Parent School Climate Survey. Parents may complete the survey online at home. The parent survey is available at The survey for parents is also available in paper copy in all the languages listed on the back of the letter sent home with your child. If you need a translated version, please request one from our school’s main office.

We thank you for your support!

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Summer school in the TDSB

From our counselor Kelley Miller-Caise:

The TDSB is offering summer school this year. Our area is not offering it, but students can apply to go to other programs directly with the site principal (listed on the link).

Bowmore Admin or Guidance will sign the forms.

All the programs focus on literacy / numeracy through involvement with either the arts, physical activities or STEM (science, technology, engineering and math).

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