Category Archives: Council Business

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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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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Thank you from the Book Fair

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May 11, 2017 · 3:53 pm

Subway Lunch Order Forms due Thursday

Bowmore Subway Lunch 2017 Bowmore School Council, in partnership with the teachers and staff, invites you to participate in the Subway Lunch Fundraiser. Profits raised are used by the School Council to enhance student education by contributing to the cost of initiatives such as Scientists in the School, Prologue Theatre, technology and much more. The dates selected for the 2nd Subway Lunch is: Friday, April 7th. For Subway Lunch we offer 4 sub options and (250ml) regular or chocolate milk. Subs are served wrapped, include a complimentary fruit or vegetable and napkin. Students should provide their own plates, if desired. Please Note: No substitutions on sub choices will be accepted. With this notice, your child should also receive a Subway envelope along with the order form stapled to it. If you wish to participate, please complete the front of the envelope, include the Sub order form and return it with payment to your student’s teacher by Thursday, March 9th. Late orders CANNOT be accepted due to lead time needed by Subway. We accept cash or cheques made payable to “Bowmore School Council”. If you have multiple children in the school we would appreciate it if you could please fill out one envelope per child along with separate payment. If you have any questions please email or leave a note with the School Office Administration.

Please fill out both the Envelope (PDF) and the order form sent to Subway.

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Pizza Lunch orders due Mon Jan 23

The next round of Pizza Lunch orders were sent home and they are due Monday, January 23rd. If you have not received an order form home by now please reach out to your child’s teacher or download the order form from this web site. Pizza Lunch will take place on February 10th, March 3rd, May 5th and June 2nd. Please make sure your child’s name and classroom number are on the order form envelopes because last order session we had numerous forms come in with no student name or classroom written on them. Any questions please email

Please note the new School Cashless Program will not be available for this round of Pizza Lunch orders.

Thank you for supporting this School Council Fundraiser.

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School Council Meeting tomorrow

Free child care and pizza are available for tomorrow’s school council meeting. Hope to see you there!


Bowmore School Council Meeting

November 29th, 2016; 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM


  1. Opening words: Linda Taillefer ( 6:00 )
  2. Review of Agenda and Call for New Business (6:05 – 5 minutes)
  3. Approval of Minutes from October 2016 meeting (6:10 – 5 minutes)
  4. Treasurer’s Report (Michelle Aarts) (6:15 – 5 minutes)
  5. Fundraising Update (6:20 – 20 minutes)
    1. Lost and Found/ Book Drive ( Jennifer Hermanson )
    2. Pizza/Subway ( Sandra Gauldie )
    3. Multi Cultural Potluck follow-up (Shelly Baboolall)
  6. New Business (6:40 – 10 minutes)
  7. Principal’s Report (Lori McKay) (6:50 – 30 minutes)
  8. Clothing and Food Drive ( Linda Taillefer ) (7:20 – 20 minutes )
  9. Adjournment ( 7:40 )

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