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Subscribe to your favourite magazines & support Bowmore! Group # 3720844

Bowmore JR. & SR. Public School
Magazine and Photo Album Fundraiser 2014

Our QSP magazine fundraiser has returned starting on Wednesday, October 1st and ending Wednesday, October 15th! It’s that time of year to renew your magazine subscriptions and find new ones from the list of 600+ magazines and more digital magazines.  New this year you can purchase photo albums online and donations from this purchase go to the fundraising campaign.

We continue to support this campaign because $10 on average from every subscription or photo album we sell goes to support our school’s extra-curricular programs and more…

OUR GOAL THIS YEAR IS TO RAISE $32,000 gross sales for Bowmore Public School. We need an average of 3 subscriptions per family in order to reach this goal. Please remember that these make great gifts.

Where Do Our Fundraising Dollars Go?
The Bowmore Parent Council uses the funds collected from all our fundraising efforts to support the many wonderful programs and new initiatives such as:

  • Prologue – Art performers and workshops
  • Scientists/Artists in the Classroom – hands on learning
  • Computers and network connectivity in the classrooms
  • New kindergarten equipment for the play area
  • A new home economic program

To Show Your Support, It’s a Simple Click Away
We would like to encourage you to order online via http://www.qsp.ca You will save $1.00 processing fee for ordering online and your order is processed quicker.

Go to:  http://www.qsp.ca
Click on SHOP NOW button
Let’s get started!
Type in GROUP ID # 3720844
Please remember to add your Child’s First & Last Name, Teacher and Classroom #

Should you wish to order by cheque, please make cheque payable to BOWMORE SCHOOL COUNCIL and please add $1.00 for manual order processing fee to the total amount.

How Do We Put the FUN in this Fundraiser?
It’s Time to Come out of Hibernation and Celebrate! Learn about the prizes that your child can win!

On behalf of the BOWMORE SCHOOL COUNCIL we would like to thank you for your continued support.  Our school is a better school because of your efforts.

Thank you,
Bowmore School Council

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Curriculum Night September 18

Thursday, September 18, 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Starting at 5:30 pm in the Senior Gym

• Introduction by Lori McKay, Principal, in the senior gym
• Two opportunities to meet the teachers in their classrooms
• Food available to purchase from Parent Council

Join us and find the answers to the following:

  • What is my child’s teacher like as a person?
  • What is his/her teaching philosophy and style?
  • How will this teacher help my child thrive?
  • How can I be involved in my child’s education
    this year?
  • If I were a child, would I like being in this

5:30 – 7:30
(Families please gather in the Senior Gym at 5:30pm)
Bowmore School Council Soup Kitchen: Food and beverage will be available for purchase!
5:30pm – Welcome message from Principal Lori McKay – Introduction of teachers
5:45pm – QSP Presentation by the parent fundraising committee
5:55pm – Homeroom Teachers’ Presentation
6:15pm – Transition
6:25pm – Homeroom Teachers’ Presentation (siblings)
6:50pm – Rotary Teachers
7:10pm – Special Education Presentation
7:30pm – Good evening!

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Changes to TTC Photo ID Cards

Effective September 01, 2014 the TTC will no longer produce the student Photo ID card. As a result TTC will not be visiting Bowmore to take photos this year.

If your child is 13-15 years old, no ID is required, just have them pay the student fare.

Posters will be placed at the school and any additional information regarding student fares and the TTC photo ID policy can be accessed at their website, www.ttc.ca or by calling 416-393-4636.

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School Council Self-Nominations: We Need You!

Key Executive Positions Available

SchoolSupportBowmore School Council Self-Nomination Form 2014-15 September Elections (PDF)

Are you thinking about joining School Council this year? School Council needs your help!

September nominations are for key positions on the Executive. To nominate yourself, download this form, fill it out and drop it off in the school office no later than September 24. Printed forms are also available in the school office.

Key positions for September 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.
Secretary – The Secretary attends and takes minutes at each School Council meeting. The Secretary prepares these minutes for draft review before each subsequent meeting, and works with the Communications Coordinator to ensure their publication in approved form on the School Council website.

Fundraising Chair – The Fundraising Chair organizes fundraising activities, by coordinating and implementing a fundraising plan that is decided upon by School Council by the end of October. Funds raised in this role are key to student enrichment activities at Bowmore.

Ward 16 Representative – Attends Ward 16 Trustee meetings and reports on learnings at School Council meetings.

Communications Coordinator – Manages website, e-blasts, social media and School Council newsletter submissions. This role can be shared.

Members-at-Large – Contribute to BSC by actively participating in Council activities and initiatives; spearheading specific projects that enrich the Bowmore community. Roles may be developed depending on school needs and applicant’s interests and skills. Examples of such roles implemented to date include Movie Night Coordinator, Green Team Lead and Communications Support.

Download self-nomination form here

Volunteering is always welcome at Bomore! 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, QSP and Fundraising Volunteers and much more! Please think about your interests and time availability, and contact us at bowmoresc@gmail.com 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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The annual QSP magazine fundraiser will be held from Oct. 1-15 this year, and we look forward to another successful event! This is one of our biggest fundraisers, raising around $10,000 or more a year to pay for enrichment programs, field trip buses and more for our kids!

NEW THIS FALL – Customized photo products like photo books, calendars and cards are available too.  Now, you can order these types of products through our campaign and support our school at the same time. Plus dozens of new digital subscriptions are now available!

If you are anxious to order before our official campaign begins, you can support our school today by shopping online.  Just visit http://www.qsp.ca!  All early orders will count towards your child’s rewards.  Our new group online ID is 3720844.

Why not order a subscription for your child?  Kids love receiving mail and it’s proven that reading print benefits children far greater than reading material online. And magazines make great gifts and can be delivered anywhere in Canada.

Thank you in advance for your support.  We count on your participation!

Customer service is always available by calling QSP directly at 1-800-667-2536

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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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