Monday, March 28, 2011

April 16 - Save the Date (and the planet)!

- Community cleanup
- Recycling depot for batteries & small electronics

- Litterless Family Picnic
- Live music
- Bike tune-ups & safety clinic
- Kids' gardening workshop
- Book & Magazine Swap

Next Movie Night: TANGLED

Our next Movie Night:
TANGLED! Let your hair down!

WHEN: Friday, April 8 - 6 pm doors open / 6:30 pm movie starts
WHERE: Bowmore Junior Gym (use the side entrance, between the senior/junior buildings, under "the bridge")
Pizza, snacks and drinks will be sold for a modest cost.
Remember to bring camp chairs!

A wonderful and inexpensive family night out that supports enriched learning experiences at Bowmore.
Watch a preview:

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Get unplugged for Earth Hour!

This Friday March 25 at 2-3 pm, Bowmore's lights will be turned off and appliances and computers unplugged as our school joins in the TDSB-wide Earth Hour campaign.

Last year TDSB schools and offices reduced electricity use an impressive 23% for the Friday TDSB Hour, and 15.24% over the Earth Hour weekend.

Ask your kids what they did for Earth Hour at Bowmore, and enjoy a candlelit Earth Hour celebration with your own family on Saturday, March 26 starting at 8:30 pm.

Best of all, talk with your families about ways to "Go Beyond the Hour," by making thoughtful choices about how each of us can change our behaviours and take lasting action to protect our planet.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Stay in the loop!

We love keeping Bowmore families informed about all the exciting things happening at our school. This week, Bowmore School Council changed email providers, to give you more control over what information you receive.

To sign up or update your subscription to Bowmore School Council electronic news updates including the monthly newsletter, visit this link.

Please spread the word to other Bowmore families you know!

Friday, March 11, 2011

March Newsletter now online!

Happy March Break, Bowmore families!

This month's newsletter is now available (click here) and as usual you won't want to miss it!
Highlights include:
  • March break is March 14-18-- have fun!
  • Students raised over $1,000 for Free the Children's "Build a Well" Campaign, helping children in India.
  • Anti-Bullying events at Bowmore in March.
  • Announcing February's Eco Heroes: Mason B and Chris H!
  • Some shocking data from our waste audit... know what's in Bowmore's garbage? (Hint: it's not actually garbage.)
  • Students in grades 3-6 are busy polishing their genie lamps and drama skills for Bowmore's production of "Aladdin Junior," to take place in May
  • Information about fee-based "Mad Scientists" and Musical Theatre programs starting later this spring.
  • Information about Bowmore's free "PALS" tutoring program.
  • Congratulations to our Junior Girls' Volleyball team, Senior Hockey Team and all our budding athletes at Bowmore!
  • Library & Book Club news, including Bowmore's receipt of the TDSB "Just Read It" award!
  • Aboriginal theatre in-school performance of Drew Hayden Taylor's "Raven Stole the Sun" April 1.
  • Math Club fun... students in grades 3-8 are preparing for the Math Contest, can you compete?
  • Lots of opportunities for School Council volunteers, varying time commitments, including the vital Treasurer role. 
Other events coming soon:
  • Pizza Lunches: March 25, April 29, May 27.
  • PINK day at Bowmore (anti-bullying): March 28
  • Movie Night April 8 - "Tangled"
  • School Council Meetings: April 28 (mix n' mingle), May 12 (with voting).
  • Earth Day Family Picnic April 24 NEW DATE: APRIL 16
  • Scholastic Book Fair Evening May 4
And there's so much more to read about!