This Week’s Eblast

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In This Issue:

  • Pizza Lunch forms available online
  • QSP Kick Off this Wednesday
  • Construction alert: Walkway between buildings
  • ParticipACTION campaign in October
  • Reminder: No dogs or smoking on school property
  • Athletics Practice & Game Schedules now online!
  • 2 vital roles still available on School Council – Great opportunities!
  • Thanks for attending first council meeting: Next meeting Oct 24

Pizza Lunch Forms – Now Available Online!
What’s that? You didn’t get your kids’ pizza lunch forms in their backpacks? (How peculiar! That never happens!)

Have no fear, you can download the PDFhere and submit it with your cheque to your child’s teacher by Wednesday, October 2. (Now if your kid will only remember to hand it in!)

QSP Kicks Off Wednesday (October 2)

The QSP Magazine campaign is one of the biggest fundraising activities held at Bowmore. The kick-off assembly will be held on Wednesday, October 2 at a school assembly and packages with additional details will be sent home that day. Save your renewals or order new magazines for friends and family during the campaign (runs October 2 – 16) and qualify for fun prizes for your kids!If you can’t wait, order now at (use Bowmore group # 9141) and your kids will still be eligible for prizes!

Last year we raised over $12,000, putting the funds towards wonderful programs such as Scientists in the School, music enrichment and buses for school trips. This fundraiser is a terrific way to encourage reading while helping our school!
Look for a catalogue and more information to come home with your child on October 2.
QSP offers newsstand discounts on just about any magazine you or your family members read, like Owl, Chickadee, Chirp, Discover, Chatelaine, Reader’s Digest, Sports Illustrated, Runner’s World, Canadian House & Home, Fashion, Maclean’s, The Walrus…. and many more! Remember that magazines make great holiday gifts for family members and friends!
If you have any questions about QSP, please email us

Construction at Bowmore This Week
Construction on the walkway between the Bowmore senior and junior buildings will take place this Tuesday until Thursday.

Starting Tuesday students and caregivers will need to enter the schoolyard via the playground or by the tennis courts until Friday.

ParticipACTION Campaign Throughout October

As part of our Eco-Schools and Physical Activity commitment Bowmore P.S. will be joining with ParticipACTION Canada to focus on ‘Park the Car Campaign’ to educate families in the school community during the month of October about the value of daily physical activity.

Information about this national campaign will be shared at the Oct. 9 International Walk to School (iwalk) event. More details about this educational campaign can be found on ParticipACTION Canada’s website:

Reminder: No Smoking or Dogs on School Property

It is TDSB policy that dogs and smoking are not permitted anywhere on school property at any time. These signs will be placed throughout the school property in the near future. Please help us to look after the comfort and safety of our students by respecting these rules.

Bowmore Athletics Practice & Game Schedules Now Online!
We’re excited to announce that as part of School Council’s efforts to improve communications with our parent community, we are now able to post Bowmore practice & game schedules for the fall season online.

Huge thanks to Mr. Norris for his coordination and leadership in making this possible!

Two Vital Roles on Council Still Available
We have a great group of volunteers this year on School Council – thanks to all who submitted their applications. A notice announcing the names of our new executive members will be issued soon.

There are still two important roles to be filled. Note that these roles could easily be split between two or more people to make them easier to manage.

Fundraising chair(s) – Report to council on upcoming activities and the needs/progress of fundraising events, to work along side the “big event coordinators” to support their work, coordinate bake sales (2 events this year), and take the lead on organizing the “holiday gift basket” raffle that takes place at the Winter Concert. Gift basket items are collected from Bowmore families via the classrooms (each class has a theme), baskets (donated by Coxwell Home Hardware) then need to be assembled; there are always plenty of volunteers to help. Raffle takes place at the junior winter concert. One or two parents in this role will make the year run smoothly.
Volunteer coordinator(s) – Will help support fundraising and school council endeavors by scheduling volunteers to help with events. Historically many Bowmore families volunteer to help with fundraising and school council events, making recruiting relatively easy. One or two parents are needed to schedule and keep a list volunteers, as well as help the big event coordinators find as many volunteers as they need.
Interested parents can contact council for more information

Kick Off Meeting Last Week – Thanks for Coming Out!
School Council held our first meeting of the school year on September 26. We had a terrific turnout of interested parents who voted on some funding initiatives, got reports on School Council activities for the year and we heard from Principal Sambrook and Vice-Principal Kondilis-Minos about what lies ahead for Bowmore this year.

Mark your calendar! The next Council meeting will be held October 24 at 6 – 8 pm.This is a particularly essential meeting as we will be voting on the full fundraising plan for the year as well as the overall School Council budget to be submitted to the TDSB.

Every parent in attendance gets a voice at these meetings, and an equal vote. Please mark your calendar and plan to attend.

The commitment of our parent community is truly outstanding and helps to make Bowmore a magical place for learning!


Mark your calendar:
Oct 2 – QSP Kickoff Assembly
Oct 2 – Pizza Lunch forms due (Download PDF)
Oct 7 – X-Country Running Qualifying Meet (Ashbridges)
Oct 11 – PA Day
Oct 14 – Thanksgiving (no school)
Oct 18 – Pizza Lunch #1
Dec 12 – Junior School Holiday Concert


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