Category Archives: Bowmore

Council biweekly update May 28 – June 8, 2018

Volunteer & Donation Opportunities (email to learn more)

Snack Program – Thank you to everyone who responded to our call for volunteers! At this time, Snack Program would appreciate donations of paper towels and dish soap. Please leave at the office with “Snack Program” clearly marked.

Thursday May 31 – Monsieur Overby is looking for volunteers to help with the Family Fitness Event (registration, set up, take down, or station leader for either rotation). Please let him know, in person or by email, if you would be interested in committing to do so. Much appreciated!

Friday, June 22 Bowmore Carnival
Sponsorships! Time is running out to be a sponsor of our Bowmore Carnival. Our Carnival banner will be displayed at the front of the school and will list our sponsors. A tax receipt is available for donations over $25. If you would like to be included, please email

Volunteers needed! For carnival to run smoothly we need almost 100 parent volunteers to donate one hour of their time during the event! Volunteer positions include; setting up 2-3pm, ticket sales, supervision of various activities 3-7pm and tear down 7-8pm. Please email for more information and include the following details:

  1. your first/last name
  2. phone #
  3. any preference on the hour we schedule you for? (i.e. can only work after 5pm; gone by 6pm; etc.)


Bowmore News

A friendly reminder from the Health & Phys. Ed. offices!

We ask that you assist your children in coming to school prepared for outdoor activity.  On days with scheduled Phys Ed., students are encouraged to wear/bring:

  1. appropriate clothing (avoid dangling jewelry and flowing clothing)
  2. appropriate footwear for being active (not sandals or boots)
  3. a sun hat or baseball cap
  4. sunscreen
  5. a refillable water bottle

Parent and Teacher Survey Results
Thank you to all of you who took the time to participate in the recent Parent Survey. The results are in and will be used to build a budget proposal for next year. The results of the survey and the budget proposal will be presented at the next School Council Meeting on Wednesday June 6th.

Lost and Found
Claim your lost items at the Lost and Found table outside the Office. Boots, hats, sweaters, jackets, swimsuits and more! Pictures posted on

Hot Lunch Program Trial
The hot lunch trial has begun! Pre-ordered meals are distributed in the lunch rooms each Wednesday. Orders can be placed until Monday night for the following Wednesday. To view the menu and place an order, check out Read details here:

Current and Upcoming Events

Wednesday May 23 – June 11: Dream Basket Donations for Carnival  Families of students from each classroom are asked to donate something to an assigned Dream Basket to be raffled off at the Bowmore Carnival. List of baskets assigned to classrooms can be seen here:

Monday May 28 – Wed May 30: EQAO for Grade 3

Monday May 28 – Friday June 1: Bike to School Week

Tuesday May 29: Provincial Candidates Coffee @ Bowmore.
Trustee Sheila Cary-Meagher and Bowmore Rd. P.S. would like to invite you to have coffee with our Beaches-East York Provincial Candidates May 29th from 1:30 – 3:30pm. Fairmount Park Community Centre.

Thursday May 31: Family Fitness Evening (for grades JK to 3 only)
Students in JK – Grade 3 and their families are invited to join for some fun and physical activity, participating in activities such as soccer challenges, yoga, dance, fitness circuits.

May 31-June 2: Grade 8 Grad Trip

Friday June 1: Pizza Lunch

Tuesday June 5: Vision Zero Roundtable with Councillor McMahon
Join Councillor McMahon and Roger Browne, Project Lead for Vision Zero, to discuss what the City is doing, and how we can work together to improve trafic, pedestrian and cyclist safety in Ward 32. View the flyer

Wed June 6: “All Sorts of Sports”
Last day to register for Earl Beatty’s challenge

Wed June 6: Bowmore School Council meeting. 6 – 8pm
Parent and teacher survey results, and budget proposal, will be presented at this meeting. Pizza and babysitting are available. If you will be bringing children, please RSVP to so that we can arrange for enough supervision. Download the minutes from the last Council meeting via this link.

Thursday June 7: Grade 4-8 Track & Field Team Meet

Thursday, June 7: Staff Appreciation Lunch

Friday June 8: Last day of Read-a-thon. The class that reads the most books will win an Ice Cream Party! Read more here.

Friday June 8: PA Day – No School

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Change in Bowmore School Council Communications

Hi Bowmore Community,

Due to the low number of subscribers and views of the blog posts on this web site, we are moving to posting day-to-day descriptions and events only on Facebook. This site will continue to post copies of forms, minutes of meetings, and other content that is more static. We encourage anyone who is not currently on Facebook to consider joining because a lot of information is shared on the Bowmore School Council page. Council Facebook Page.

Facebook not your thing or you prefer emails? There’s a new option this year: per-classroom communication. Each class has one parent volunteer who forwards information from Council and the teacher. Those who sign up will receive this email once a week. If you are interested, please email and attach a copy of the consent form. If you do not sign up then you will not get the emails.

Some people choose to both follow Facebook and receive the classroom emails. It’s up to you.

If you have any questions or concerns please email us at

Thank you,
Bowmore School Council

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Map for the first day of school

The attached map outlines the general areas where each grade will line up on the first day of school. Teachers positioned in these areas will help direct students to their appropriate line-ups.

Click here for a zoom of the image

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September 1, 2017 · 9:35 pm

First Day Procedures from Bowmore Admin

Further to the note below:

If you have not already obtained your child’s class number please look for support staff wearing orange vests – they will have class list information to share. Teachers for grades 1 through 6 will be on the back paved area of the school and will all be holding up signs.

For new kindergarten parents, the play yards mentioned are both fenced in areas and located

  1. On Bowmore Rd just south of the main doors, and
  2. On the south end of the school.

Teachers will be in both play yards to assist you. As usual, the first day of school is always a busy time but these measures should help kids find out where they need to be.

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September 1, 2017 · 5:16 pm

Pizza and Subway lunches will remain on Fridays

For those who are interested, the results of the survey are in and a majority voted for Friday. Friday received more than twice as many votes (48) as the other four days of the week combined (20). “Doesn’t matter” had 5 votes.

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Welcome back, Bowmore!

In addition to the details included in the image below, parents may also phone the school during the hours posted to obtain class placement information. For those who are unable to connect with the school this week, support staff (wearing orange vests) will be available for questions on the first day of school.

Dear Bowmore Families, Welcome back to school! The office will be open for registrations during the week of August 28 - September 1, 2017. Please bring proof of residence in the Bowmore Community, immunization and birth certificate. Please note that the school will be closed during the hours of 6 A.M. to 1 P.M. on Wednesday August 30 due to construction work in the school ... Thank you for your co-operation. Class Placement Information will be shared onthe following days and during the following times: Thursday August 31 10:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M., 3:00 P.M. - 5:00 P.M. and Friday September 1 10:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M., 3:00 P.M. - 5:00 P.M. If the stated times are inconvenient, class assignments will be shared on the first day of school, Tuesday September 5, 2017. See you soon!

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Your opinion on Pizza & Subway Lunches?

Hope everyone is having a great summer. Our Pizza & Subway Lunch team is gearing up for the next school year and we thought we’d ask the school community a question. What day of the week would you like these lunches to take place on?


The poll has been published here and it will be open until midnight on August 25th.


Thank you for participating!


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