Weekly News (prep for next week)

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House System
Extracurricular For Students
Volunteer Opportunities
Reminders (all sections)
Coming Events

House System

Way to go Bowmore! We collected over 1550 items for the Daily Bread Food Bank in December. Let’s keep the acts of kindness going in 2019!

Point tally as of Friday Jan 11:

house points jan 11

Go Earth, Air, Fire and Water!

Overview of the House System

View the table of classes and which house they’re in.



Kick off assembly for the Dance-a-thon is this Monday Jan 14 and pledge forms should be home by Wednesday. Challenging students to raise $25 each.

We are excited to announce that our school is hosting an Ultra Neutron School Fundraiser!

Throughout the school day on Friday Jan 25 every student will be invited to the Senior Gym to dance and support Science and Technology at Bowmore. The event will be DJ’d by Professor Jamz and the gym will be filled with spectacular lighting and the best kid-appropriate music. To reach our goal of $20,000, we are challenging every student to raise at least $25 for our Dance-A-Thon fundraising event, and there will prizes for your efforts! Pledges can be made online at professorjamz.com/bowmore or in person by cash or cheque. All pledge forms must be turned in by Wednesday Jan 23 to be eligible for prizes.

Prizes will be awarded for:

1. A pledge of any amount
2. Pledges of $25 or more
3. Classroom that raises the most pledges
4. Top 5 students who raise the most in K-3 and Gr 4-8
5. Top 3 students who raise the most for all grades


Snuggle Up and Read

Come join us Wednesday Jan 16 for our ‘Snuggle Up And Read’ literacy event for K-3 students at Bowmore, 6:00 – 7:00pm.

Please RSVP for the event here.

snuggle up and read flyer


Diversity Team Meeting

Bowmore School Council’s Diversity and Inclusion team is a brand new committee and we will be meeting Sunday Jan 20 at 11:00 am at The Workaround (2080 Danforth Avenue, NE Corner Danforth and Woodbine). We welcome the Bowmore Community, including care-givers of children who attend Bowmore.  Childcare will be provided upon request (limited spots available). To request childcare or info please contact Darryl or Marycarmen darrylpaulag@gmail.com or marycarmen.laravil@gmail.com.


Spelling Bee

Bowmore is hosting a Spelling Bee on Saturday Mar 23. Register for either the English or the French bee. Deadline to register is Jan 31. Online registration is encouraged:

English: www.spellingbeeofcanada.ca
French: www.epellemoicanada.ca



Beat the Winter Blues Concert

winter blues concert


Pizza Lunches

The order form for the second pizza lunch session (March – May) will be released in January whereby you can pay at that time. Alternatively, you may place the order for it now at http://bsc.schoolcouncil.net and either pay now or pay later when the orders are due. Please note that the Pizza Order deadline for lump sum payment for the 2nd session is Feb 15.


Michael Eisen Returns!

Mark your calendars! After rave reviews from the fall presentation we have invited author and international presenter, Michael Eisen, for a return visit on Wednesday Mar 6 at 6:45pm. He will touch on ways to help modern families build connections and harmony and create a culture of health and wellness. The presentation is targeted to families with children of all ages. More details will follow.


Bowmore Rocks

Book your sitters! Our annual 80’s themed parent’s night out, Bowmore Rocks, is coming on Saturday Apr 6 at the Royal Canadian Legion on Coxwell. More details in the coming weeks.

Extracurricular For Students

Junior and Senior Swim Teams

Starting up for 2019! Watch for permission forms coming home. Grades 3-5 will practice Tuesday & Thursday at lunch until the end of March. Grades 6-8 will practice will after school. Grades 4 + swim meet in March.


Coding and Robotics Club

For any grades 4 – 6 students interested in coding and robotics, we will start a weekly club on Wednesdays in Room 101 starting this week.

Volunteer and Donations

The Snack Program starts again tomorrow (Jan 14). We still need volunteers from 8:45 – 9:45am each morning. You don’t have to commit to every day – any time that can be volunteered is appreciated! Please email Bowmoresnack@gmail.com to help, or to provide feedback on the snack program.

The Pizza Lunch Team, some of whom have organized and delivered pizza lunch for 8+ years, will be stepping down after this year. To continue pizza lunches next year, new people need to volunteer to organize and run this event. The team needs approximately 5 people: 3 to organize throughout the year and 2 on pizza lunch days. Along with the 5 adult volunteers you will be assisted by 16-18 student volunteers on pizza lunch days. If anyone is interested in experiencing a pizza lunch behind the scenes, you are welcome to shadow any of the team to see what goes into it. Email bowmoresc@gmail.com to ask about shadowing or volunteering on pizza lunch.

No one can do everything, but everyone can do something! To find out what jobs work for you contact our volunteer coordinator at bowmoresc.vol@gmail.com.

Reminders (all sections)

Grade 8 High School Course selection

For any grade 8 families who haven’t had a chance to read the school’s January newsletter, please be aware of a note from our guidance counselor Ms Domenico:

Grade 8 High School Course selection through myblueprint (www.myblueprint.ca) will begin mid-January and into the first 2 weeks of February. Students will complete their course forms for all of their desired schools. These signed forms are returned to me and act as the “application” to that school. No other information is necessary. Please note that only 1/one course selection sheet is submitted to a TDSB school. The final deadline for these forms to be returned to me, and final decisions of destination are made, is Feb 22, 2019.

Please contact Susan Domenico with any questions or concerns. (susan.domenico@tdsb.on.ca)

Coming Events

Jan 14: Dance-a-thon Kick off assembly

Jan 14: Snack Program resumes

Jan 16: Snuggle up and Read Night

Jan 18: P.A. Day – No School

Jan 20: Diversity and Inclusion team meeting

Jan 22: Sight and Sound Clinic

Jan 24: Grade 7 info night (CORE and Extended)

Jan 25: Dance-a-thon

Jan 25: Movie Night

Jan 31: Family fitness night

Feb 1: Pizza Lunch

Feb 4: Kindergarten Online Registration begins

Feb 6: Beat the Winter Blues Concert

View the entire calendar at http://www.bowmoresc.com/calendar