Community notices

Please find attached a letter from Toronto’s Medical Officer of Health, Dr. David McKeown, with regards to the discovery of Blacklegged Ticks in the city. These ticks can be infected with the bacteria that cause Lyme disease. The ticks have been sent to the National Microbiology Laboratory in Winnipeg for further testing – a process that could take weeks. It’s important to note that the risk of Lyme disease in Toronto is low and the vast majority of ticks are not infected, but this letter is being sent out by Toronto Public Health as a precaution. Should you have any questions, please go to the TPH web site and the phone number listed in the letter. (Click on the image of the letter to download the PDF file.) Thank you.

Into the Woods

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Dream Basket Fundraiser


Continuing a Bowmore tradition, Bowmore classrooms are once again participating in the Dream Basket Fundraiser by collecting items to assemble in a basket. This year we’re trying something a little different. We are collecting donations and will divide them into the traditional Dream Baskets and into smaller Fun Boxes. We’re also trying out a few new themes. Baskets and boxes will be raffled off at the Junior Concert on June 3 and at the Bowmore Carnival on June 12. Funds raised will go to the new Kindergarten yard.

Each classroom has been assigned a theme and children are invited to contribute items by theme! Items can be big or small, but should be new. Alternatively if you wish to send cash, we can purchase the items for the baskets/boxes. Collection runs from May 13, 2015 to May 29, 2015.




4, 10, 24, 305, 306

Family Entertainment

Board games, card games, puzzles, activity and puzzle books, comics, dice games, computer games. Gift Cards are welcome.

14, 11, 202, 102, 105

Gourmet Chef/Entertaining

Cookbooks, table linens, aprons, tea towels, mixing bowls, baking tins, wooden spoons, whisks, rolling pin, cookie cutters, measuring cups, small kitchen appliances and gadgets, specialty oils and spices, wine. Gift Cards are welcome.

12, 8, 204, 301, 106

Toys Galore/Arts & Crafts

Books, paper, coloured pencils, glue sticks, beads, stickers, tattoos, markers, crayons, paint sets, craft kits, scrapbooking accessories, play-doh, clay, model kits, and, of course, toys. Gift Cards are welcome.

2, 20, 27, 107, 3


Pedicure/manicure supplies, candles, bath oils, soaps, bath items, music, hair supplies, lotions, slippers, robes. Gift Cards are welcome.

9, 19, 201, 31, 25

Latest and Greatest (Toys that are popular this year)

Pokemon, Minecraft, Disney Princesses/Frozen, LEGO, Minions, My Little Pony, other on-screen & book favourites. Gift cards are welcome.

5, 26, 208, 312

Sweets and Treats/Movie Night

Nut-free chocolate, licorice allsorts, caramels, gummies, candy floss, salty snacks. DVDs, popcorn, chips, pretzels. Gift cards are welcome.

13, 21, 209, 310

Fitness/Outdoor Fun

Sports items, yoga mats, Pilates balls, fitness DVDs, balls, frisbees, water toys, bubbles, kite, sidewalk chalk, beach shovels & buckets, other beach toys. Gift cards are welcome.

You can download this list via this flyer: Dream Basket and Fun Box Donation Flyer

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Prologue Children’s Festival in Young People’s Theatre on Monday May 25

On Monday May 25, Prologue invites you to break your family routine and enjoy a whimsical FREE family night at the Prologue Children’s Festival in Young People’s Theatre.

Have a bite with the kids in the surrounding restaurants and stretch your legs in the local playground before heading to Young People’s Theatre at 7 p.m., for a fun-filled night!

The 2-hour show, hosted by hilarious DuffleBag Theatre, will present five of the most spectacular performances in Prologue’s SCHOOL catalogue.

For additional details, click here:


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EQAO, Gr 7 – 8 Immunization, and STEM conference for parents

Three announcements from the TDSB and Toronto Public Health:

Please join us at the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Parent Conference taking place on Saturday June 6th, 2015 at Richview Collegiate Institute, 1738 Islington Ave, Etobicoke, ON M9A 3N2 from 9am – 2:30pm. The theme of the conference is “Empowering Parents to Inspire the Next Generation of STEM Professionals.”

The STEM Parent Conference will have 5 main areas of interest: Workshops, Expert Panel Discussion, Marketplace/ Exhibits, Creative Corner and Kidz Zone Child-minding.

Conference discussions will include: Coding, Aviation, Dinosaurs/ Archaeology and Paleontology, Engineering and Robotics, Making math fun, Breaking-down gender and media stereotypes, Lego Robotics, Alternative education pathways, STEM grades K-12, Youth in STEM, and much more…

While in Kidz Zone Child Minding, children ages 3-12 will also engage in fun STEM based activities such as: Science Exploration, Robotics, Aviation Consoles and more…

Here is a brief overview of the day:
09:00am -10:00am Registration with refreshments
10:00am -10:30am Opening remarks and Keynote
10:30am -12:30pm Workshops and Creative Corner
12:30pm – 01:00pm Lunch/ Exhibits
01:00pm – 02:20pm Panel and question period
02:20pm – 02:30pm Closing Remarks
02:30pm Thank You’s and Closing

Here is a list of the Expert Panelists.
1. Erica Lee Garcia, P.Eng. Engineers of Tomorrow Venture Lead Engineers Without Borders Canada (Technology Responding to Human Needs)
2. Antonio Santos, STEM, Central Coordinating Principal Teaching and Learning, Toronto District School Board ( STEM in TDSB – programs K-12 grades)
3. Nathan Stern, Community Project Coordinator, York University (Success pathways and Post Secondary education at York)
4. Susie Pan, Founder, Science Expo ( Youth in STEM)
5. Tracy Ross, Director of Membership, Actua (Codemakers and the Importance of Digital Literacy)


If you wish more information please do not hesitate to call us at 647-739-4663 or email us at

Thank you so much for your kind consideration and for your support of this initiative.

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Sound of Music Tickets Are Going Fast

From Mr Butters:

Less than a week until opening night of Sound of Music! Tickets are going fast and envelopes need to come back with ticket orders soon!  Tickets are also on sale in the lobby Thursday and Friday after school.

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Junior Ultimate Tournament and Right to Play

From Mr. Murtaugh:

Junior Ultimate tournament Thursday April 14th

Junior ultimate players will be attending the TSO concert in the morning on Thursday.  They will be back in time to begin their tournament in the afternoon.  The schedule is as follows:

12:30- 1:15 Gateway Vs Wilkinson
1:20 – 2:05 Bowmore Vs. Gateway
2:10 – 2:55 Bowmore Vs. Wilkinson
Parents are welcome to come watch.
Originally it was going to be a full day tournament and students would not be able to go to the TSO however one team had to pull out allowing us to fit in the TSO for the junior.
Right to Play House League Soccer is now over
Thank you to all the students who participated in House League soccer this year.  They all played with spirit and enthusiasm and we hope to build upon this inaugural season and continue next year.  As well, thank you to the Junior and Senior Leaders who coached and helped organise the games.  We were hoping to have one more week of soccer however we ran out of time.  There is so much going on at Bowmore this time of year that we can’t fit it into the schedule any longer.  We raised about $30 which will go towards Right to Play projects in developing countries giving children a safe place to play.

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ETFO Partial Withdrawal of Service Starting May 11, 2015

The below images can also be downloaded as a PDF file.

ETFO Work-to-Rule Letter-page1

ETFO Work-to-Rule Letter-page2

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