Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Movie Night This Friday - HOP!

Friday, April 20
Watch a video preview

DOORS OPEN     -  6:00 PM

WHERE: Junior Gym (side entrance, under "the bridge")

Bowmore movie nights are a fun, simple and inexpensive family night out. No cooking dinner! We sell pizza, juice and snacks for a modest cost, and free popcorn is courtesy of Ray Bernard, Royal LePage Estate Realty. Suggested donation of $2 per person. Bring your camp chairs & join us!

April Newsletter Now Online!

Here's the latest news about what's happening at Bowmore!
  • Beauty and the Best performances April 17 - 19
  • Anti-Bullying week activities last week
  • Anti-Bullying education for parents - do you know what SMART means? Ask your child! (Seek assistance, Make a plan, Assert yourself, Report, Talk about it)
  • Lunch time programs return to Bowmore: Mad Science, U Got Dance
  • Grade 8 students attended building careers event
  • Cyberbulling training from Toronto Police at Bowmore
  • Bowmore students to participate in national math contest April 18
  • Library news - return those overdue books!
  • Check out the Room 19 Social Studies projects on display at Gerrard-Ashdale library!
  • Scholastic Book Fair to return to Living & Learning event May 9!
  • EQAO testing (Gr 3 & 6) to take place May 23 - June 6
  • Story Planet Workshop in Mr. Goldberg's class (Rm 2)
  • Riverdale Collegiate string orchestra performed at Bowmore
  • Dental Brushamania at Bowmore April 3!
  • This month's Eco Hero - Clare G, who encouraged kids to pick up garbage by cutting her hair!
  • New teaching strategies explored in Kindergarten classes
  • Save the date: Living & Learning Open House & Senior Spring Concert May 9! (Calling all bakers too!)
  • Staffing planning begins for 2012 - 13
  • School Council allocations report - $11,500 so far and growing!
  • Free "Home Alone" family workshop May 23
  • Call for parent volunteers for Elections Ad-Hoc Committee
  • Call for Nominations - Chair/Co-Chairs, Treasurer, Secretary, QSP Coordinator - Elections in May
  • Breakfast Club for Parents - May 2
  • Student attendance & punctuality reminder
  • Last School Council meeting of year: May 17
Download Newsletter Here (PDF)

Self-Nominations Now Accepted for May Elections

Key Executive Positions on School Council 
Are you thinking about joining School Council next year? School Council needs your help! Elections in May are for key positions on the Executive. To nominate yourself, pick up a nomination form in the school office.

Other roles will be posted in September, for self-nominations and elections that month.

Here is a brief overview of the key positions for May elections: 

Chair or Co-Chairs - Co-chairs act as spokespersons for the School Council. Co-chairs provide leadership and guidance to the Executive Committee and liaise with the Principal and Vice Principal on School Council related school matters. Responsibilities also include overseeing School Council initiatives and providing guidance and support to sub-committees, chairing School Council meetings (minimum of four per a year) including leading the development of meeting agendas, and representing School Council at various external TDSB meetings. 

Treasurer - The Treasurer is responsible for maintaining the School Council financial records including issuing cheques, making bank deposits, preparing financial statements (including annual statement to TDSB) and bank account reconciliation. The Treasurer is a signatory on the bank account. The Treasurer also provides administrative support to School Council fundraising endeavours. Key candidate requirements include comfort with and basic understanding of bookkeeping and accounting principles. 

Secretary - The secretary attends and takes minutes at each School Council meeting. The secretary prepares the minutes for the subsequent School Council meeting for review. 

QSP Coordinators - The QSP Coordinators are responsible for the annual QSP magazine fundraiser for the school, which provides key funding for Bowmore student enrichment activities such as artists and scientists in the classroom. The Coordinators are responsible for the distribution and collection of all QSP related materials including forms, payments. The role is also responsible for awarding sale-related prizes to classrooms and children. 


Calling All Parents! We Need your Help for the Elections Ad-Hoc Committee!
Parent volunteers are needed to lead the Ad-Hoc Elections Committee (note: parents who participate on the ad-hoc elections committee are excluded from running for an Executive position). If you are interested in helping out with ad-hoc elections for May, please email us at bowmoresc@gmail.com

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Reminder: School Council Meeting Tomorrow (Thurs)

Please join us - all Bowmore parents are welcome, and everyone has a voice and an equal vote at meetings!
Thursday, April 12, 6-8 pm
2nd Floor Teachers' Lounge

  • We supply free pizza and childcare, to make it easy for you to attend!


-Draft Minutes: February 21, 2012

-Draft Bylaw: Conflict of Interest
-Draft Bylaw: Code of Ethics
-Draft Bylaw: Conflict Resolution