Saturday, November 28, 2009

Love Cookies??

Wed Dec 2, 6:30PM, our parent council meeting is also the site of a cookie exchange!

Please bring 2 dozen cookies.

We will sample some and exchange the rest, and discuss plans for Winterlude, fun/fundraising and more!

Friday, November 27, 2009

Let's Keep Celebrating!

The literature, the research, and the programs all say the same thing: 'when we work together we contribute to the success of our students'. Our multicultural potluck was a huge success because our families and our community gathered and we ate, danced, drew, listened, watched, played, volunteered, cooperated, laughed, and so much more, TOGETHER.

Immense thank yous to each and everyone of you who came out!
What amazing school spirit we have :-)

In the coming days we will post all the names of individuals, and businesses who helped us produce the event.


Next Council/ACTION TEAM Meeting:
Wednesday, December 2

All community members welcome.

Join us to brainstorm our upcoming special events: Holiday Concert raffle and bake sale, Winterlude...

If you, or someone you know would like to attend but requires an interpreter, please contact us as soon as possible so that interpreter services can be arranged.
Our email is: ''

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Parents Make a Difference

On Saturday, November 14 a few of our School Council attended 3rd Annual Parent Involvement Makes a Difference: The Power of Partnerships Conference - it included a revitalizing breakfast with our new Director of Education, and Keynote Address by Dr. Karen L. Mapp.

We are writing a report, and will share our findings and tips as soon as possible.
In the mean time, if you have questions or would like to see documentation from the event, please let us know and we'll make copies to share with you.

Our email:

Monday, November 16, 2009

Parent Engagement Survey

From the Desktop of Michelle Munroe, Central Co-ordinator Parent and Community Involvement, TDSB

The Ministry of Education has drafted a parent engagement policy. They have developed an on-line survey to get parents input/feedback on the survey. Please review the policy and respond to survey. This is a great opportunity to have input. Please share this with all your parent and community contacts.

You may access the draft policy and survey at:

Wednesday, November 11, 2009


Bowmore Parent Council in partnership with teachers and staff
invite you to participate in the
Eco-Friendlier Pizza Lunch Fundraiser.

Cheese pizza from Pizza Pizza and a complimentary apple will be offered only to those students who have submitted payment one week in advance.

PLEASE NOTE: Students should provide their own drink and plate as desired.

We accept cash or cheques made payable to
“Bowmore Home and School Association.”

Pizza Lunch Dates:
November 20, 2009
December 11, 2009
January 22, 2010
February 19, 2010

Price per slice: $2.50

If your child did not get an order form, of if you require an extra one, please let us know and we can email one to you:

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Parent volunteers are urgently needed from 11:20-Noon to distribute pizza.

All scheduled Parent Volunteers will receive a complimentary slice of pizza.

If you can volunteer for 40 minutes, please email us:

Thanks again for your continued support of our fundraising efforts for our kids.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Join our Multicultural Potluck Decorating Crew

We would be grateful if you would consider lending us official flags to decorate the dining tables and rooms on Multicultural Potluck night.

We'll happily borrow homemade flags or multicultural collages made by you and your child(ren). Email us and we'll arrange to pick them up:

Thank You! Danke! Merci! Gracias!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Extra! Extra! Read all about it!

Hot off the press!

This week's hard copy issue of Beach Metro Community news features Bowmore's Thriller performance! It's on page 24.

Their website update is in the works, check back for online pics too!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Calling all parents, caregivers & community

Please join us tomorrow, Wednesday, November 4, 2009
In the Staff Room for a Parent Council Meeting

Agenda will include an EQAO Overview, and a SMART Board presentation by Principal Lilian Hanson.

Psst, we have some fun door prizes!