Community Announcements

The Bowmore Administration, Guidance Counselor, Parent Involvement Advisory Committee, and Trustee have several announcements to make.

From our Administration, the first file is about a study that is going to be conducted and the second & third files are about a change in the catchment area for Gifted-Intensive Support Programs for Northern Secondary School:

  • From October 2014 to May 2015, Statistics Canada will be inviting 7,000 families with children aged 4 -17 years to complete an interview in their home. At the same time, McMaster researchers will be conducting School Mental Health Surveys in 240 Ontario schools to help us learn new ways of promoting and addressing student mental health needs. 2014-OntarioHealthStudyNewsletter
  • Because the Gifted-Intensive Support Program at Northern Secondary School is significantly over capacity, the TDSB decided to make offers of placement to Northern Secondary School based on geography and the home address of the student regardless of the feeder school program. For students that reside in an area South of St. Clair, West of Bathurst and East of JaneStreet, offers of placement will be made for students to attend the existing Gifted-Intensive Support Program at Western Technical Commercial School during the Spring IPRC process. November 2014 Gifted Letter to Parents

From our Trustee, there will be a Ward 16 Meeting at Crescent Town Elementary School. Special guest Donna Quan, Director of Education. Ward 16 Council Meeting Flyer 11.3.2014

From our Guidance Counselor, Kelley Miller-Caise, we have two announcements:

  • Wed Nov 5, 2014. Bowmore. 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM. Information Night for Parents of Students with Special Needs in the TDSB Nov 5th Parent PD
  • Wed Dec 3, 2014. D. A. Morrison 6:30 PM. For grade 8 students transitioning to grade 9. myBlueprint parent flyer 2014

And from the Parent Involvement Advisory Committee (PIAC), they will be hosting their annual Parent Involvement Makes a Difference Conference on Sat Nov 15 from 8:00 AM to 3:45 PM. PIAC-meeting

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Movie Night Friday Oct. 17: Mr. Peabody and Sherman

mr_peabody__sherman_poster_5228BOWMORE MOVIE NIGHTS ARE BACK!

This month’s movie feature is  Mr. Peabody and Sherman

Doors open 6:00 pm,  Movie starts 6:30 pm
Junior Gym- enter through side door (under the bridge)

Suggested donation $2 per person
Pizza $2/slice   Juice $1

All money raised helps to support Bowmore student enrichment programs.
Don’t forget your camp chairs!

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School Council Meeting – Thursday October 9 – 6 pm

meetingBowmore School Council will be having its first meeting of the school year tomorrow, Thursday October 9 at 6pm in the Sr. Cafeteria. All parents are welcome to attend, vote, and discuss issues.

This will be a terrific opportunity to hear updates from our school principal, Lori McKay, about what lies ahead this school year.

Your participation matters! Every parent attending a meeting, whether or not they have an executive role on council, has an equal right to vote and participate. Come join us and make your voice heard!

AGENDA
Welcome and Call for New Business (2 minutes)

Approval of Minutes from May 2014 meeting (2 minutes)

Upcoming Dates (2 minutes) Tentative BSC meeting dates – 3rd week Nov, 3rd week Jan, 4th week Feb, 3rd week April, 3rd week May

Principal’s Report (Lori McKay) (10 minutes)

Treasurer’s Report (Martin Haardt) (20 minutes)
a. Review of 2013/14 Budget (attached to May 2014 meeting minutes)
b. Review of 2014/15 Budget
c. Vote on 2014/15 Budget Expenses

Fundraising and Community Activities (10 minutes)
a. New and ongoing Fundraising – Lori Malik (5 minutes)
b. Multicultural Potluck – Shelly Baboollal (5 minutes)
c. P.E.P. – Connie Crane (2 minutes)
Review and Approval of School Statement of Need (SSON) (5 minutes)

Positions still available on Council: (5 minutes)
Eco Team (to work with 3 school staff)
Volunteer Coordinator
Bake Sale Coordinator
Grant writing team

QSP Report – Jennifer Hermanson Peturson (5 minutes)

Movie Nights (Krista Nolan) (2 minutes)

Full-Day Kindergarten (FDK) Committee – Ruth Lee (10 minutes)

Adjournment

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Let’s Be Excited About Reading!

QSP

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

Highlights:
• 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
    classroom?

CURRICULUM NIGHT
AGENDA
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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