Weekly News (prep for next week)

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House System
Allergy Awareness at Bowmore
Extracurricular For Students
Volunteer Opportunities
Reminders (all sections)
Coming Events


House System

Great spirit Bowmore. Keep it up!

Point tally as of Friday Mar 01:

House Points Mar 01 air 3857 first 3555 water 4206 earth 3919

Go Earth, Air, Fire and Water!

Overview of the House System

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

Allergy Awareness at Bowmore

Ms Korimsek’s Room 10 class displayed some posters in support of allergy awareness.

Allergy Tip of the Week

Allergy Tip #5: Children and adults should wash their hands before and after handling food and before and after eating food.

Teach your child to wash their hands before and after eating or before touching their eyes, nose or mouth.

Older children are better at hand-washing, but new issues come up as they as mature. For example, they may not think about the risks of sharing lipstick or kissing.

Source: Toronto Public Health, “Peanut Allergies in Schools“, page 3.

Source: Food Allergy Canada, “Cross-Contamination

Read more tips

Primary Coding Club

Our pilot Primary Coding Club has had an astounding response. Sign up is now closed. Due to numbers we have made a decision to offer four week sessions for the grades 2/3 and grade 1s.

Students in session 1, Feb. 28, March 7, March 21, and March 28, have been informed by their classroom teacher today.

We will be informing the other sets of students prior to March Break.

We are working on providing an expanded model to accommodate more students. That means your child may be offered a spot on Wednesdays in April (2/3) and May (grade 1).

Thank you for your support,
Primary Coding Club


Bowmore Rocks April 6 – Classroom Art

Stay tuned for sneak peeks of classroom art that will be auctioned off at Bowmore Rocks. So far, 19 of our amazing Bowmore teachers have volunteered to create a collaborative classroom masterpiece. Also big thanks to Bowmore art teacher Kara Del Aguila for volunteering her guidance and creativity!

Follow our Bowmore Rocks Facebook page for updates: Bowmore Rocks 2019 – A Night in Detention


March 1 was St. David’s day

St. David is the patron saint of Wales, and March 1 is celebrated as a patriotic and cultural festival by the Welsh in Wales and around the world.

People in Wales and those of Welsh origin celebrate the life of St David, and the Welsh culture on March 1 each year. Many people pin a daffodil or leek to their clothes.

Make sure you say happy St. Davids Day to Mr. Hopkin!


Look at Bowmore’s foyer this week


Extracurricular For Students

Jr Co-ed volleyball: If any students in gr 4-6 are interested in trying out for the Jr co-ed volleyball team, forms are available outside room 103 (Mme Froese’s room). Tryouts begin next Monday Mar 4 at 7:45 am. Please bring your tryout forms by that time. You can bring these directly to Mme Froese in room 103.


Badminton Tryouts: Grade 5/6 students Badminton Tryouts are on Monday and Tuesday. Hand in your forms to Mr. Rea ASAP.

Volunteer and Donations

Bowmore Rocks Call for Volunteers

It takes over 40 volunteers to make Bowmore Rocks happen. Please consider signing up for a short 45 minute shift, it is a great way to support the school and meet people. We need help with everything from decorating and taking tickets at the door, to helping with the silent auction and cleaning up.

If you are interested in volunteering, or if you have any questions, please email us at bowmoresc@gmail.com.


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)
Calling Grade 7 and 8 artists!

yearbook art contest

Michael Eisen Presentation: Helping modern families build connections

Bowmore School Council is happy to welcome back author and international presenter, Michael Eisen of the Youth Wellness Network.  Michael will be presenting a workshop on “Creating the Empowered Family: Restoring Connection and Harmony in the Modern Family”.  Michael visited us in October and his presentation had such great reviews that we have asked him back. His presentation will be similar to the last one but refreshed to make it interesting for second time attendees. His presentation is relevant to families with children of all ages.Michael Eisen Presentation – Creating the Empowered FamilyMarch 6, 20196:45-8:00 p.m. (doors open at 6:30)Bowmore Staff Room (2nd Floor of Elementary Wing)

Childcare will be made available based on RSVPs. If you are planning to attend, please RSVP to bowmoresc@gmail.com with number of attendees and number of children for childcare.

Sponsorships and Donations needed

We are beginning our search for sponsorships and donations for Bowmore Rocks and Bowmore Carnival. If there are any members of our community who are interested in supporting these events or know of an individual or organization that may be able to help, please reach out to bowmoresc@gmail.com for more information.

Coming Events

Mar 6: Michael Eisen presentation Learn more

Mar 6: Deadline for Cover Art Contest for the year book Learn more

Mar 11-15: March Break

Mar 23: Spelling Bee

Mar 29: Pizza lunch Check your order online at http://bsc.schoolcouncil.net

Mar 29: Wear your House Colours for House points! Which is your House Colour?

Mar 30: Parents as Partners Conference Learn More

April 6: Bowmore Rocks

April 9: School Council Meeting

April 10: PINK Day

April 13: Make-It Fair

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