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Pizza Lunch volunteering

Hello Parent Pizza Lunch Volunteers,
 
This year we’re trying to run pizza lunch differently. In the past we’ve used primarily parent volunteers and this year we’re delighted that more student volunteers are joining us! With more helpers we should be able to serve the food faster.
 
What does this mean to you? Parent volunteers will be assigned to a location like always, only this time some locations will have a student volunteer(s) as well. Some volunteers will hand out food, some will cross names off of the list, and some will direct the lines.
 
Anyone who wants to volunteer please email bowmoresc@gmail.com. Thank you for your support.
 
— The Pizza Lunch Team

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Reminder to renew your volunteer paperwork

Hello Bowmore volunteers!

The 2016-2017 Annual Offence Declaration form has been posted on our web site. Please fill it in, sign it, and take it into Bowmore’s main office to maintain your cleared status. If you’d like a refresher on the process, you can see it on the Police Background Check page.

 

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School Council Self-Nominations: We Need You!

SchoolSupportMay nominations are for three positions on the Executive. To nominate yourself, download this self-nomination form (PDF), fill it out and drop it off in the school office no later than Monday, May 16, 2016. Printed forms are also available in the school office.

Positions Available For May 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.

Treasurer – The Treasurer is responsible for maintaining the School Council financial records including issuing cheques, making bank deposits, preparing financial statements (including annual statement to TDSB) and bank account reconciliation. The Treasurer is a signatory on the bank account. The Treasurer also provides administrative support to School Council fundraising endeavours. Key candidate requirements include comfort with and basic understanding of bookkeeping and accounting principles.

QSP Chair and 2 Coordinators – Run one of Bowmore’s best fundraising campaigns! Our annual magazine fundraiser needs a Chair to organize and run this campaign, which normally runs in early October. You will do some planning in June and September to get organized. This is a great opportunity for someone who does not have all year to volunteer, but can make a huge impact on our Council fundraising in a couple of weeks. This campaign usually raises about $10,000! A team of at least 3 people is suggested to make this fundraiser even easier.

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School Council Self-Nominations: We Need You!

meetingSeptember nominations are for key positions on the Executive. To nominate yourself, download this self-nomination form, fill it out and drop it off in the school office no later than September 24, 2015. Printed forms are also available in the school office.

Key Executive Positions Available For September Elections

  • Chair or Co-Chairs – Provide leadership and guidance to the Executive
    Committee and liaise with the Principal and Vice Principals 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. Frequent computer access required. This role can be shared.
  • Eco Lead – Work closely with the school administration, teachers, and student green team to implement “green” initiatives (i.e. shoreline clean up, litter audits, litterless lunch and no-idling campaigns). Other responsibilities include: Assemble and coordinate parent Green Team, update parent council on green team activities, identify potential grant opportunities, develop content for the monthly school newsletter, help school to develop Eco-school binder and be present for audits.
  • 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.

Volunteering is always welcome at Bowmore! 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 one of the following:

We have lots of ideas for ways parents can help at Bowmore!

NO ONE CAN DO EVERYTHING, BUT EVERYONE CAN DO SOMETHING!

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Bowmore FUN-Raiser Carnival Friday June 12

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 Mark your calendar – The Bowmore Carnival will storm the field at Fairmount Park on Friday, June 12, 3- 7 pm.

We need more than 80 volunteers to sign up for one-hour shifts supervising bouncy castles, selling tickets, and supervising student volunteers selling cold drinks and fun food. Can you sign up for a 1-hour shift?

If you can volunteer, please email bowmorecarnival@gmail.com and include any preferences for time, location, and if you have a friend you want to volunteer with (we’ll do our best!).

Positions include:
– ticket sellers
– game and activity supervisors (bouncers, sponge toss, rock climbing wall, photo booth)
– fun food sellers
– face painters (looking for teens!)

If you have any specific requests (time, position, with a friend), tell us via email and we’ll do our best to accommodate.

Teens – you will get a certificate from us recognizing your community service hours earned at our event.

Confirmations will be sent out approximately 1 week prior. Please block off the date and let us know you can help – we need you!

Get up-to-the-minute updates about the Bowmore Carnival on our Facebook event page!

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Volunteer Background Check Fee Changes

TPS - Fee Change Notification - Let Oct. 27, 2014

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December 16, 2014 · 10:39 am

IMPORTANT INFO FOR ALL PARENT VOLUNTEERS:

Did you know that as per TDSB requirements, you now need to complete a TDSB-Police background check for most Bowmore volunteer positions? Haven’t got around to it yet? Here’s your chance. We’re holding our first Volunteer Police Check recruiting drive! Yay!

Here are 2 easy ways to get the paperwork done:

1) We’ll be collecting application forms (available in the school office) up until May 10th, 2014. You can drop your forms off at the School office (to Krista Baines or in the School Council mailbox) along with a cheque for the $15 processing fee. Please make cheques out to Bowmore School Council.
OR
2) You can also drop your form or cheque off at the School Council Information/Pizza table at the Living and Learning Open House on Wednesday, May 7/14.

A scanned copy of the TDSB Police Check Form (UPDATED MAY 22) can be downloaded here. Please be sure to fill it out completely and accurately – they’re sticklers for detail – any forms with errors or missing info are returned. NOTE THAT IT MUST BE PRINTED ON LEGAL-SIZED PAPER!

Also, here is a handy guide to the process at Bowmore.

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