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

House System

We will post the grand total of points in next week’s newsletter.

A shout out to Ms Parkins and Ms Crook’s classes for getting so many swimming points.

We are extending the deadline for the Kindness door decorating. Check out Room 9’s door – you can take a book – now that’s Kind! Room 202 also has their Kindness door done. Way to go!

FOOD DRIVE. Each non-perishable item for the Daily Bread Food Bank equals one point for the House. Our goal is for each team to surpass 1000 points, so please bring non-perishable food items between December 3rd and December 14th.

Go Earth, Air, Fire and Water!


Overview of the House System

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


Field trip pinnies have arrived! Last year the Kindergarten and Grade 1 teachers asked the Bowmore School Council to purchase pinnies for their young students to wear on field trips. The pinnies will make it easier for the teachers and students to identify their group on excursions outside the school.

Book Fair starts tomorrow! Wear your sweater or house colours to collect house points on Wed Dec 12. Book Fair Hours

Grade 4-6 Ski trip: Permission forms are due by Friday, December 14th. Forms received after the 14th will not be permitted as final numbers need to be given to the ski hill.

December 3 was the International Day or Persons with Disabilities. Since 1992, the United Nations has observed this day. This year’s theme is Empowering persons with disabilities ensuring inclusiveness and equity.

Extracurricular For Students

Grade 7/8 boys basketball: Next try out is Monday after school.

Grade 6 Scrabble: Sign up sheet outside room 105 at lunch. Please sign up!

Grade 7/8 Boys Basketball: Permission forms to be returned to Mme Brewster in 303 ASAP. First tryout on Wed after school, then Thursday after school.

Volunteer and Donations

Winter Concert Bake Sale: We need your help! The School Council is hosting a bake sale on Tuesday night during the Kindergarten and Grades 1-2 Winter Concert.

The only way this works is with your participation. Please consider baking something yummy this weekend and dropping off at the school during the day on Monday or Tuesday or bring to the performance that night (nut and sesame free please!). Home baked or store bought – we appreciate everything! Don’t forget to put your name on your containers.

Thank you for your help! All funds raised go to the Bowmore School Council to enrich our children’s education through various programs, activities and events.

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)

Bowmore Choir Gets a Celebrity Shout Out

Last week you saw Bowmore’s talented Intermediate Choir singing the Arkells’ song, “Knocking at the Door” on the CBC music class challenge. Following that coverage, the band itself recognized their amazing performance!

arkells tweet


School Council Meeting

At the most recent School Council Meeting, Bowmore parents and administration team discussed many topics including: allergy awareness, diversity and inclusion at Bowmore, lunch programs, Bowmore’s efforts to support the TDSB pillars of Wellbeing, Achievement and Equity, and other issues affecting our students and families. The Draft minutes from that meeting can be read in full here.


Boys Basketball: Grade 7 or 8 boys who would like to try out for the basketball team should sign up outside 303 Mme Brewster’s room.

Coming Events

Dec 3 – 14: Food drive for the Daily Bread Food Bank

Dec 10, 11: Drop off desserts, home baked or store bought, for the Winter Concert bake sale (nut & sesame safe)

Dec 10 – 14: Scholastic Book Fair. Book Fair Hours

Dec 11: Winter concert for kids in grades kindergarten to 2. Spirit Wear and baked goods sale.

Dec 14: Field trip permission forms due for the Grade 4-6 Ski trip. Late forms will not be accepted because the ski hill will have been notified of the number of children going.

Dec 24 – Jan 4: Winter break

Jan 7: First day back after Winter break

Jan 9: School Council meeting 6-8pm. Read Draft minutes of previous meeting

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