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Information nights for grade 8 students choosing a high school

Need information on choosing a high school? The TDSB hosts open houses and information nights where you can learn about what’s available.

Our Itinerant Guidance Counselor, Tracie Lambers, has created a blog to inform parents and students about the options. http://guidancecorner.weebly.com/

They have also provided a PDF listing all of the information nights being hosted at various high schools in Toronto. TDSB Secondary School Information Evenings (PDF)

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Parenting Centre at Bowmore to relocate at end of June 2015

The Parenting and Family Literacy Centre at Bowmore Road P.S will be relocated, in September 2015, to another community where families have fewer resources and where it can align with the original service mandate established by the Ministry of Education.


Please see the attached PDF letter from the TDSB for details.

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ETFO Strike Action to Start Monday May 11

TDSB Director Donna Quan issued the following letter today. This letter is also available as a PDF.


ETFO Parent Letter Strike page 1ETFO Parent Letter Strike page 2

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Reminder: please complete two brief surveys by May 1, 2015

Bowmore School and Bowmore School Council would greatly value your opinions on these important upcoming matters. Please take a few minutes to complete the following two brief surveys. Both surveys need to be completed by May 1, 2015. Thank you.


Bowmore staff is revamping the Bowmore Code of Conduct to create “look fors” in each category so that there are clear, specific examples of the kind of positive behaviour expected from members of our Bowmore School Community. Please direct any questions to VP Ryan Naidoo.




Which areas do you think should receive Bowmore School Council (“BSC”) funds in the 2015-2016 school year?

We’ve received a few questions and comments so far, e.g. “What about drama?”, “It should be made clear that Science refers to Scientists in the Classroom.” The list of activities and resources can be read at http://www.bowmoresc.com/fundraising   Please direct any questions to bowmoresc@gmail.com.


Thank you!

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Bowmore 2015 Book Fair Is Coming!


Bowmore’s Book Fair this year will have more books than in years past, so there will be something for everyone: Preschool (Eng/Fr), Primary (Eng/Fr), Junior, Teen and Young Adult Fiction as well as your favourite posters, erasers and other little collectables.

Plan to shop with your family on TUESDAY, MAY 5th, as we will be open till 6pm.

4:00pm – 6:00pm*
Fill our a family draw ticket for a chance to win $25 in Scholastic books.

Help build your child’s classroom library.

Find your child the right book while helping us fundraise for our Library and Teachers. This is a great time to stock up on books for SUMMER reading!

MAY 4th & MAY 5th
All students will have a chance to visit the fair with their class and make a wish list.

Ann Marie Meyers, Up in the Air
“Ever since she can imagine, ten year old Melody has always wanted to fly”

Design a crest and enter for a chance to win a Scholastic prize. We will also use these crests to decorate the book fair room.

We look forward to seeing you there!

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Ministry of Education consultation on the TDSB

The Ministry of Education is consulting parents and holding meetings about the TDSB. Meetings run in various locations and dates/times; please see the link below for the list.
Ministry of Education Consultations on TDSB (dates and locations).

It is also possible to submit your opinions online at the same web site.

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TDSB School Climate Survey

From the TDSB comes the following letter.


Dear Parents, Guardians, or Caregivers:

Re: School Climate Surveys for Students in Grades 7 to 12, Parents/Guardians/Caregivers, and School Staff As part of the Toronto District School Board’s (TDSB) effort to promote a positive school climate and prevent bullying, the TDSB is conducting surveys of students, parents/guardians/caregivers, and school staff every two years. The results will help schools and the TDSB find ways to promote a positive school climate and prevent bullying.

This spring (March to June 2015), students in Grades 7 to 12 and their parents/guardians/caregivers are invited to fill out the school climate surveys. The survey questions ask about bullying as well as relationships, school rules, safety, extracurricular activities, learning materials and technology, the classroom environment, teaching support, and student voice and participation. Please visit our website at http://www.tdsb.on.ca/HighSchool/CaringSafeSchools/SchoolClimateSurveys.aspx to learn more about the surveys.

The school climate surveys are anonymous which means that no identifiable information will be collected, such as your child’s name or student ID. All completed survey responses are sent to the TDSB’s Research Department for processing, and the information is used for research and planning purposes only. All results are grouped and presented in a way that protects the confidentiality of all participants. No one in the school will come to know individual responses to the surveys.

Student Survey: Students complete the survey online at school. The survey takes about 20 minutes to complete. To support English language learners, translated versions of the survey are available. Special Education support will also be provided. The survey is voluntary, but we would like you to encourage your child to participate, so that we will have enough responses to plan and implement programs to improve the school climate and prevent bullying at our school.

Should you decide not to have your child participate in this survey, please complete the section at the bottom of the letter sent home and return it to your child’s teacher by May 1, 2015.

Our school will be administering the student survey from May 4, 2015 to May 15, 2015.

Parent/Guardian/Caregiver Survey: All parents/guardians/caregivers of Grades 7-12 students are invited to complete the TDSB’s Parent School Climate Survey. Parents may complete the survey online at home. The parent survey is available at https://eforms.tdsb.on.ca/lfserver/parentsurvey. The survey for parents is also available in paper copy in all the languages listed on the back of the letter sent home with your child. If you need a translated version, please request one from our school’s main office.

We thank you for your support!

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