Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Parents' Breakfast Club & Afternoon Tea


All parents are invited to join us on Wednesday, June 6 at 8:15 - 9:15 for this school year’s final Parent Breakfast Club, or the Afternoon Tea at 12:45 – 1:45. Held on the first Wednesday of every month, this is a monthly opportunity to enjoy a cup of coffee, a treat and a chance to meet n' mingle with other parents, and share your thoughts and ideas with Council members (outside of the monthly meetings). Thanks to the generous support of Lazy Daisy’s Café, coffee is free!

As always, donations are gratefully accepted and will support Bowmore enrichment programs.

Final Movie Night Friday, June 8


June 8
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!

We're Fans of Learning & Teaching!

An ongoing issue at Bowmore has been high summer temperatures in our classrooms, particularly in west-facing rooms. We know that in May, June and September it can be difficult to learn and to teach, when temperatures in some classrooms can reach well into the 30's.

Two years ago, School Council used fundraising proceeds to purchase a number of fans for the hottest classrooms. Since that time, new classrooms have opened up at Bowmore and the heat has continued to rise school-wide. To address this issue in the short-term, a committee was re-struck at the May 2012 Council meeting (called the "Fan Club"), to assess which rooms are the hottest and purchase a sufficient quantity of fans.

We're pleased to report that thanks to a generous discount from Seabreeze Corporation, we were able to purchase 10 high-efficiency oscillating fans, meaning that we now have enough for at least one fan in every occupied classroom. Thank you to the amazing parent volunteers who sprang into action for our kids, during the hottest May on record!

However, we know that this need is far from over. Once again this year has been a scorcher already, and we can expect that this trend will continue into the foreseeable future. That's why we will be pursuing longer-term, more permanent and eco-friendly cooling and ventilation solutions with our Trustee and TDSB officials. Please email us at if you have suggestions or if you can help with advocacy or letter writing.

Bowmore Parents ROCKED the 80's!

With great people, great music, a packed dance floor, and fabulous silent auction items, we had the recipe for an awesome fundraiser on April 28 for Bowmore Rocks. And all that fun added up to some great enrichment for our children's school, raising over $4,000 for music programs and other enrichment activities at Bowmore!

Many thanks to all the parent volunteers who schlepped, sold, blew up balloons and solicited donations for the silent auction. Also thanks to the Royal Canadian Legion, Baron Byng Beaches Branch for its gracious hospitality. Thanks to everyone's support, we had a great night for a great cause.

And a HUGE thanks to our many sponsors who donated items for the silent auction (including our talented kids and teachers!). You'll see many small neighbourhood businesses in this list below - please remember to frequent these local businesses and be sure to thank them for supporting Bowmore!

Beach Studio
Beaches Dance & Music Studio
Beaches Swim School
Bellesmere Massage –
Deb Moran RMT
Career Fit Mom
Cody Party Supplies
Cuz of You Spa
Danforth Massage –
Gillian Hegge RMT
Delta Hotels
Andrew Duff
Easy Partners
Famous Indian
Flare Magazine
Fred’s Sports Ltd
From the Fridge Door
Grace Homes
Judith Taylor Designs
Jungle Cat World
Kala Kendor
Kevin Fox Photography
Ki Pilates Studio
Kitchen Queens
Legends Estates Wines
Jennifer Linton
Louise Linton
Sandy Lok
Lorraine Kimsa Young Peoples’ Theatre
Maharaja Fashions
Maharani Fashions
Malik Family
Marilyn Dennis Show
Monkey Magoo’s
National Ballet of Canada
New Handi
New Sunrise Restaurant
Nu Creations
Pegasus Studios
Pippins Tea Company
Public Mobile
Rang Home Décor
Regency Restaurant
Rose Reisman’s Personal Gourmet
Scarboro Music
Sonu Saree
Stella & Dot – Lori Wilson
Stella & Dot – Michelle Woods
Swag Sisters
Thirty Bench Winery
Today’s Parent
Tony Kaye Colour
The Unemployed

Also Thank You to our Wonderful Student Artists: Ms. Bohnen’s Class, Mr. Comendador’s Class, Ms. Davie’s Class, Mr. Goldberg’s Class, Ms. Jarvis’s Class, Ms. Jones’s Class, Ms. Korimsek’s Class, Ms. Mallette’s Class, Ms. Moodie’s Class, Ms. Varga’s Class, Ms. Scott’s Class

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

May Newsletter Now Online!


Here's the latest news about what's happening at Bowmore!

  •  EQAO Testing This Month (Gr 3 & 6) 
  • Grade/Class Planning for 2012-13
  • Flat Stanley Travels World!
  • Report from Bowmore Swim Team
  • Bowmore Speaks Up
  • National Math Contest
  • Library News
  • Jazz Band Fun
  • Gr 7/8 Math Olympics
  • Earth Day at Bowmore
  • April Eco Heroes - Congrats to Room 2 Students!
  • Recycle Used Batteries, Electronics and Other Items at Bowmore!
  • Grade 8 Students - Time to Begin Volunteer Hours!
  • Register for TDSB Summer Camps
  • QSP - Plan to Renew Your Subscriptions This Fall!
  • Swim to Survive Free Lessons for Kids & Adults
  • Track & Field Meet Report
  • Room 2 Book of Life Art Project to Show At Word On The Street!
  • Storytelling Assembly Review
  • Planning Summer Camps? Check Flyers in Front Hall
  • Reminder: Student Drop-Off Zone on Wrenson Road, Not Bowmore
Download Newsletter Here (PDF)


May 17 - Final School Council Meeting of the year

May 21 - Victoria Day (no school)

May 23 - At Home Alone – free workshop

May 23 - June 6 - EQAO (Gr. 3 & 6)

June 1 - PA Day – (no school)

June 6 - Parents Breakfast/Tea Club

June 6 - 8 - Grade 8 Trip

June 8 - Movie Night (Movie TBA)

June 12 - Volunteer Appreciation

June 15 - FUN-raiser BBQ

June 21 - Staff Appreciation Luncheon (food donations needed)

June 26 - Gr 8 Graduation

June 27 - Gr 6 Graduation

June 28 - Last day of school

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Final School Council Meeting This Thursday

Please join us!

The final Bowmore School Council meeting of the year will be 
Thursday, May 17 at 6 - 8 pm.

This will be an opportunity to meet the new School Council members, who were acclaimed at the spring elections. We will also be voting on three new bylaws, reviewing financial plans for 2011-12 and 2012-13, and voting on next year's fundraising events.

Download Agenda Here (PDF)

Documents To Be Reviewed At Meeting:
April Meeting Minutes (PDF)
Financial Report (PDF)
Bylaw - Conflict of Interest (PDF)
Bylaw - Conflict Resolution (PDF)
Bylaw - Code of Ethics (PDF)

Join us for free pizza, childcare, and an opportunity to make a meaningful difference at your child's school. Every Bowmore parent has a voice and a vote at School Council!

Previous minutes and financial reports are available on the School Council bulletin board outside the office, or online on this site (in the right-hand column).

Monday, May 7, 2012

Ward 16 Council Meeting

Tuesday, May 15 - hosted by Bowmore!

Bowmore Road Jr & Sr PS is pleased to host Trustee Sheila Cary-Meagher's next TDSB Ward 16 Council Meeting.

WHEN -  Tuesday, May 15, 2012
WHERE - Bowmore Road Jr & Sr PS, 2nd floor Teachers' Lounge

The theme for this meeting will be Community Use of Schools. To help us better understand how Ward 16 schools can become buzzing "community hubs", we will be joined by representatives from TDSB Community Use of Schools and Permit departments.

Hope to see you there!

Bowmore End of Year Fun-Raiser

Friday June 15,  4 - 7 pm
A fabulous party celebrating the end of another successful school year!

  • Inflatable jumpers
  • BBQ
  • Dunk Tank - dunk a teacher!
  • Snow cones & cotton candy
  • Come for supper  - stay for the fun!

More info to follow! 
If you can volunteer at the event, please email us at

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Living & Learning Open House May 9!

Please Join Us:

Wednesday May 9, 2012 - Bowmore Public School

Open House 5pm-6:30pm / Concert in Sr Gym 7pm-8pm
• Pizza dinner & baked items for purchase
• Senior School Concert
• Spirit Wear available for purchase
• Coleman camping gear to be raffled
• Raffle tickets 1/$2 and 3/$5
• Mad Science & U Got Dance workshops
• Student films
• Class displays and interactive activities
• Book Fair

Our popular BAKE SALE will take place at Living & Learning. Please bring your yummy NUT-FREE treats for sale to help support enrichment programs at Bowmore. Items can be dropped off at the school office any time that day. 

We need your help to set up and to sell pizza, baked goods and raffle tickets. If you can help that night, please email us at

Bowmore School Council fundraising enhances the TDSB curriculum by funding the following:

Scientists in the Class | Prologue Theatre | Buses | Athletic Uniforms | Athletic Equipment | Pool Equipment | New Music Instruments for Jr and Sr music programs.... and much much more!