April 9 - 13

posted Apr 14, 2017, 6:36 AM by Douglas Totten   [ updated Apr 14, 2017, 8:13 AM ]

This week marked what would traditionally be the end of 3rd quarter.  We believe this to be a great time for parents and their children to check grades on Infinite Campus (IC).  This helps ensure that students are fully aware of where they currently are and therefore what actions they may need to take.  More information on IC:  https://sites.google.com/a/bownet.org/bms-weekly-messenger/useful-info

Events
The BMS 19th Walk-a-thon is coming Friday, April 21!
 BMS Students and staff are busy raising donations from family and friends for Bow Welfare and Doctors Without Borders for this Walk-a-thon. Anyone wishing to make a donation can do so through April 21st! Participants will be walking throughout the day from 9:00 am -2:30 pm on the track between BES and BMS.
Together we can make a big difference!

Jan Eskeland & Terri George
Student Council Advisors


8th Grade (Sargent Camp)  

Reminder to all 8th grade parents that the Sargent Camp payments are due today.  If there is a question on balance owed please contact Mrs. Arndt at sarndt@bownet.org


New Outdoor Adventure Summer Camp, Camp 603


Run by Mr. Rider (BMS School Counselor), Camp 603 is great way for campers to experience the great outdoors. Launching this summer, Camp 603 provides campers the opportunity to experience everything New Hampshire offers. Through detailed and flexible programming, Camp 603 creates the unique opportunity for campers to hike NH mountains, shred the lakes with water sports like wakeboarding, waterskiing, and tubing, and explore the coastline of the Atlantic Ocean. Camp 603’s goal is to provide an experience that fills each day with life-changing experiences, promote lifelong friendships, and build individual's self-worth.  Great experience guaranteed!!! Camp 603 is licensed through the state of NH and is not affiliated with the Bow School District.

Camp 603 Website - https://www.camp603.com/


Contact Joe Rider for more information at Adventure@Camp603.com


Engineering Summer Camp
Camp is run by Mr. Edwards and will take place at BMS (and BHS on some days) from July 10 - 24.  More information and registration sheet: https://docs.google.com/a/bownet.org/viewer?a=v&pid=sites&srcid=Ym93bmV0Lm9yZ3xibXMtd2Vla2x5LW1lc3NlbmdlcnxneDoxZjNlZWU4ZWUwYzA1Y2Zm

BMS Morning Lax Club News
BMS Morning Lax Club has a new permission form for the spring season.  To continue to participate you must fill out a new form.  The forms are on the white table by the main office.  We hope to be heading outside soon so stay tuned for location updates in the weeks to come.  BMS Morning Lax Club is free and open to all students in 5th-8th grade.  Contact Mr. Rider if you have any questions.  Jrider@bownet.org 

April 3 - 7

posted Apr 7, 2017, 6:12 AM by Douglas Totten

Events

BMS ABOVE THE INFLUENCE WEEK April 10-14 (Sponsored by Peer Outreach)  


Above the Influence is a national campaign that encourages young people to be true to themselves not let negative influences pressure someone into doing things like drugs, alcohol, bullying or making unhealthy and unsafe choices.  Schools across the country have participated in activities to promote this campaign.  

BMS Peer Outreach students have decided that this is a very worthwhile and necessary campaign. They would like their peers to take some time to step back and evaluate what is important to them and to make some commitments to themselves - to be true to those values even when there is pressure to do otherwise in order to fit in.  

During the week of April 10, Peer Outreach students will offer a number of activities to students.  Many of the activities will ask students what they are above the influence of and what they stand for. This is an opportunity to come together as a community to show that we are above negative influences.

This is a wonderful opportunity for parents to have a discussion with their child about this important topic.  Thank you for your support of this very important campaign to keep our students safe and responsible!

Kate Estefan, Donna Ireland & Joe Rider, Peer Outreach Advisors

Jazz Night in Bow (April 12, 7:00 pm)
Our annual Jazz Night in Bow will be taking place on April 12, 7:00 pm in the BHS Auditorium.  This concert will feature the BMS Select Choir and BMS 7th/8th Grade Jazz Ensemble.  Students are asked to arrive for 6:30 in concert dress.  We will feature not only our middle school jazz ensembles, but also high school and the local Freese Brothers Big Band.  We hope to see you all there!

Engineering Summer Camp
Camp is run by Mr. Edwards and will take place at BMS (and BHS on some days) from July 10 - 24.  More information and registration sheet: https://docs.google.com/a/bownet.org/viewer?a=v&pid=sites&srcid=Ym93bmV0Lm9yZ3xibXMtd2Vla2x5LW1lc3NlbmdlcnxneDoxZjNlZWU4ZWUwYzA1Y2Zm

Bow Youth Football Registration Information (for Bow and Dunbarton)
Registration for the Bow Youth Football 2017 season will be held on Monday April 17 from 6-7:30 PM, and Tuesday April 18th from 6:30-7:30 PM at the Bow Memorial School Cafeteria.

Football is open to all players from Bow and Dunbarton entering grades 3 - 8 in the fall 2017.  The registration fee is $175 per player (Family Max. $350).  You are welcome to mail registrations to our mail box.  Our address:  Bow Youth Football, P.O. Box 1473, Concord, NH, 03301
Book Fair News 
There will be a Book Fair Wilderness to help get lost in a good book, coming April 10 - 14.    For more information on the exciting book titles and items available, along with a chance for parents and guardians to volunteer.    Hope to see you there!

BMS Expressions (Student Opportunity)  
Our literary magazine, BMS Expressions, provides students with the opportunity to share their written and artistic work with teachers, parents, and classmates. We welcome poetry, short stories, essays, artwork, cartoons, illustrations, and photography.  The magazine will be published in late spring.
If you would like to submit work, please email it or give it to Mrs. Romano or your LA teacher by Friday, April 21, 2017.

March 27 - 31

posted Mar 31, 2017, 12:59 PM by Douglas Totten


Events
Book Fair News 
There will be a Book Fair Wilderness to help get lost in a good book, coming April 10 - 14.    For more information on the exciting book titles and items available, along with a chance for parents and guardians to volunteer.    Hope to see you there!

BMS Expressions (Student Opportunity)  
Our literary magazine, BMS Expressions, provides students with the opportunity to share their written and artistic work with teachers, parents, and classmates. We welcome poetry, short stories, essays, artwork, cartoons, illustrations, and photography.  The magazine will be published in late spring.
If you would like to submit work, please email it or give it to Mrs. Romano or your LA teacher by Friday, April 21, 2017.

BMS Spring Sports
Spring Sports sign-ups are available by the office.  Blue parental Permission forms must be completed and turned in each season before tryouts.  Informational meetings for baseball and softball (grades 7 & 8) are on Friday the 31st and run from 3:15 to approximately 3:35. Students will need a ride home after the meeting. Tryouts will begin on April 3rd. Track (grades 6, 7 & 8) will not have an information meeting and will begin practices on April 3rd.  Track information sheets are on the table with the sign-ups.   Any questions please call the office.

March 20 - 24

posted Mar 24, 2017, 7:10 AM by Douglas Totten


Events
BMS Spring Sports
Spring Sports sign-ups are available by the office.  Blue parental Permission forms must be completed and turned in each season before tryouts.  Informational meetings for baseball and softball (grades 7 & 8) are on Friday the 31st and run from 3:15 to approximately 3:35. Students will need a ride home after the meeting. Tryouts will begin on April 3rd. Track (grades 6, 7 & 8) will not have an information meeting and will begin practices on April 3rd.  Track information sheets are on the table with the sign-ups.   Any questions please call the office.

Destination Imagination News 
Congratulations to all our BMS Destination Imagination teams on their outstanding performances at the Regional Tournament( Sunday, March 19) at Goffstown High School. It was an exciting day with over 75 teams competing! 

The Improv team (Whacky Walruses) placed second in their challenge and will now have the opportunity to compete at the State Tournament on Saturday, April 1. Best of luck Walruses!!

Here are the BMS DI teams:
  • The Whacky Walruses team (3-Peat Challenge/middle level) includes Emily V, Jacob M, Grace N, Meghan W and Madison K with Coaches Jenn McDaniel and Mark Vincent.
  • The Bow Wild Kids team (Vanished Challenge/elementary level) includes Emily D, Addy C, Liz C, Kendall C, and Cammie E with Coach Adam Storer.
  • The Invisible Messengers team (Top Secret Challenge/middle level) includes Belle B, Delaney K, Clara U, Noah S, Laura P and Autumn B with Coach Sara Blackburn.
PTO News
The PTO is sponsoring a dance for 5th and 6th graders of Bow and Dunbarton to help raise funds for the playground next Friday March 31 from 7-8:30. We need a couple brave volunteers to help at the dance and/or to donate water or sell snacks for the dance?  We will also need some parents to help sell dance tickets on WednesdayThursday and Friday.  Grade 6 lunch is 11:40-12:10 and grade 5 is 12:40-1:10.  Please use the Sign Up Genius below.  Thank you for your help. 

8th Grade News
Reminder to all parents of 8th grade students who have not turned in their paperwork for Sargent Camp that it is due by April 3 including a recent physical.  Money is due by April 15.  Questions about forms should be directed to Mrs. George.  We are still looking for volunteers.  If you can spare any time that week please get in touch with Mrs Garfield or Mrs Obolewicz.

Dartmouth College Engineering Evening
Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth will once again hold our annual Engineering Open House and Exposition on Friday, April 7th from 5:30-8:00pm at 14 Engineering Drive in Hanover.  This is a fantastic event for any age- we have guests anywhere from elementary school age to retired inventors, engineers and entrepreneurs.  This evening is open to all and free of charge.  More information:  http://engineering.dartmouth.edu/events/dartmouth-engineering-open-house-2017

Parents Opportunity

Do you know of anyone who might be interested in being certified as a Babysitter / Safe On My Own Instructor?

Bow Parks and Rec is looking to offer Babysitting (Ages 11-14) and possibly a Safe On My Own Course (Ages 9-11) for our Bow and Dunbarton communities.  These are valuable safety/informational programs specially designed for children who are old enough to be home alone and/or assume responsibility for siblings or other youngsters during parent absences.

​This is a paid position​

If interested please e-mail​ Anne-Marie Guertin, Bow ​Parks and Recreation Program Coordinator at ​aguertin@bownh.gov.

Annual Book Drive 
BMS students are invited to participate in the annual celebration of READ ACROSS AMERICA by participating in a book drive. BMS students will have the opportunity to share their love of reading by providing new picture books to donate to the Concord Hospital Family Health Center at Concord Hospital. Books are being collected for the entire month of March. For details about the Picture Books for Patients Book Drive:  https://docs.google.com/document/d/1UtBL_In4lDkx9c7LxzxGa1WjgC_s2jzXnlQZv9DloFs/edit?usp=sharing

March 13 - 17

posted Mar 17, 2017, 6:49 AM by Douglas Totten



Career Day News 
Career Day is being held today, March 17, for all 8th grade students. Students were able to learn more about specific professions that were of interest to them. Law, Police, ICU Nursing, Bookbinding, Energy & Oil Sales, Government Service and New Market Design were a few of the occupations available for students to attend. Bow Memorial would like to thank Bow Rotary, chaired by Dr. Cascadden, for their continued support of this event and community relations in securing the presenters. We appreciate all of the professionals that took the time out of their busy schedules to offer career exploration to our 8th grade students. It was a great day!

8th Grade News
Reminder to all 8th grade parents that Sargent Camp forms and payments are due ASAP.  Forms are due by April 3and money is due by April 15.  Any questions on medical forms should be directed to Mrs George and financial questions to Mrs Arndt.  We need more volunteers!!!  If you are able to spare anytime to come to Sargent Camp to volunteer please contact Mrs Garfield or Mrs Obolewicz.

ImPACT (Concussion Testing)  

The Bow School District is currently implementing a concussion management program and has acquired a software tool called ImPACT (Immediate Post Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing).  ImPACT is a computerized exam utilized in many sports programs to manage concussions by comparing pre and post injury testing.  ImPACT can be used to help diagnose concussions and inform treatment plans for head injuries.

With Spring Sports just around the corner, I will again be offering Tuesday morning ImPACT clinics at BMS with preregistration.  The dates will be March 21 and March 28. The times will be 7:45-8:30 AM before school.  There is also a possible option to set up an appointment during a study hall. The test takes an average of 35-40 minutes.

Student in grades 7-12 who play contact sports are strongly encouraged to have had an ImPACT test within 2 yearsprior to participation in their sport. Any students who wish to have a baseline test, should contact their school nurse to arrange a time during the school year for the test.  

ImPACT, a non-invasive test, is set up in “video-game” type format and takes about 45 minutes to complete.  It tracks information such as memory, reaction time, speed, and concentration.  Bow has contracted with Dr. William Storo, a concussion specialist at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Clinic, to evaluate the Baseline tests for validity and to advise the district on protocols.  The data for the test is housed by ImPACT and can be released to your own health care provider upon request.  If a concussion is suspected, the athlete will be required to re-take the test.  Both the baseline and post-injury test data will be reviewed by Dr. Storo, and tests will be used to inform treatment plans, return to play and “return to learn” school accommodations.

If you have any further questions regarding this program please feel free to contact me at direland@bownet.org

Annual Book Drive 
BMS students are invited to participate in the annual celebration of READ ACROSS AMERICA by participating in a book drive. BMS students will have the opportunity to share their love of reading by providing new picture books to donate to the Concord Hospital Family Health Center at Concord Hospital. Books are being collected for the entire month of March. For details about the Picture Books for Patients Book Drive:  https://docs.google.com/document/d/1UtBL_In4lDkx9c7LxzxGa1WjgC_s2jzXnlQZv9DloFs/edit?usp=sharing

March 6 - 10

posted Mar 10, 2017, 7:44 AM by Douglas Totten

We look forward to seeing people tonight at the School District Annual Meeting.  The meeting will start at 7pm at BHS.  

Events/Dates   
  • March 10:  Annual School District Meeting at BHS at 7pm  
  • March 14: No School (Election Day)  
  • March 14:  Bow School District Concert starting at 7pm (6:30 arrival for performing students) at BHS.  Please scroll down for more information.  
Student Council News
Bow Memorial School held an annual blood drive Tuesday evening and collected 27 units of blood.  Thank you to all who either donated baked goods for the drive or donated life saving blood.  

Pennies for Patients continues.  Student Council is collecting funds during lunches.  These monies will go toward research to prevent and treat blood cancers.  Our goal this year is $700 and anyone who donates more than $1 at a time will have their name posted on a paper blood drop that will be placed on the cafeteria wall.  

The Winni Dipp will be held March 12th to benefit Special Olympics.  Student Council voted to donate $100 to our team of faculty and staff from Bow Memorial School as they take the plunge to raise funds for this worthy cause.  Thank you to those of you who are willing to bare the icy water!  
Bow School District Concert (March 14, 7:00pm, BHS Gymnasium)

Our next concert is March 14, 7:00 pm at Bow High School.  We ask that all students arrive 30 minutes before the performance.  This concert will feature all concert bands (grades 5-8) and chorus (grades 5-8).  There is no string ensemble or jazz ensemble performance this night.  Please see all information listed below:

  • *Where: *Bow High School
  • *When:  *March 14th, arrival for 6:30 pm
  • *Who:  *Grades 5-8 band and chorus students
  • *Dress:  *Students will be asked to be in concert dress.  Boys in black pants, white dress shirts and ties.  Girls in black pants or skirt and white top (black or white dresses okay).  

ImPACT (Concussion Testing)  

The Bow School District is currently implementing a concussion management program and has acquired a software tool called ImPACT (Immediate Post Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing).  ImPACT is a computerized exam utilized in many sports programs to manage concussions by comparing pre and post injury testing.  ImPACT can be used to help diagnose concussions and inform treatment plans for head injuries.

With Spring Sports just around the corner, I will again be offering Tuesday morning ImPACT clinics at BMS with preregistration.  The dates will be March 21 and March 28. The times will be 7:45-8:30 AM before school.  There is also a possible option to set up an appointment during a study hall. The test takes an average of 35-40 minutes.

Student in grades 7-12 who play contact sports are strongly encouraged to have had an ImPACT test within 2 yearsprior to participation in their sport. Any students who wish to have a baseline test, should contact their school nurse to arrange a time during the school year for the test.  

ImPACT, a non-invasive test, is set up in “video-game” type format and takes about 45 minutes to complete.  It tracks information such as memory, reaction time, speed, and concentration.  Bow has contracted with Dr. William Storo, a concussion specialist at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Clinic, to evaluate the Baseline tests for validity and to advise the district on protocols.  The data for the test is housed by ImPACT and can be released to your own health care provider upon request.  If a concussion is suspected, the athlete will be required to re-take the test.  Both the baseline and post-injury test data will be reviewed by Dr. Storo, and tests will be used to inform treatment plans, return to play and “return to learn” school accommodations.

If you have any further questions regarding this program please feel free to contact me at direland@bownet.org

BAC Baseball and Softball (Bow and Dunbarton)  
Registrations for Baseball and Softball are still open for players age 8 - 16. Please visit  http://bowathleticclub.siplay.com/site/ to register your son or daughter today for evaluations / team assignments will be occurring the week of March 20th

Annual Book Drive 
BMS students are invited to participate in the annual celebration of READ ACROSS AMERICA by participating in a book drive. BMS students will have the opportunity to share their love of reading by providing new picture books to donate to the Concord Hospital Family Health Center at Concord Hospital. Books are being collected for the entire month of March. For details about the Picture Books for Patients Book Drive:  https://docs.google.com/document/d/1UtBL_In4lDkx9c7LxzxGa1WjgC_s2jzXnlQZv9DloFs/edit?usp=sharing

Sargent Camp (paperwork and bills)  
All Sargent Camp paperwork, including bills, went home with students on Thursday,  February 16.  Please turn in all paperwork to your child's homeroom teacher.  Medical forms are due by April 3 with students having had a recent physical, and final payment is due by April 15.  If you have questions about camp or scholarships please contact your child's homeroom teacher.  If your child will not be attending Sargent Camp, please email Mrs. Arndt sarndt@bownet.org as soon as possible.

Feb 20 - 24

posted Feb 24, 2017, 6:36 AM by Douglas Totten

We have had a great spirit week at BMS with a lot of excitement, school pride, and student and adult participation.  A big thank you to all who make this week possible.  During this week we had our annual talent show, here are a couple of quotes from the adults who watched it:  
  • That show was phenomenal from start to finish! What talented kids we have and thank you so much for giving them a venue to share what they can do outside of the academic arena! I couldn't stop smiling and cheering! 
  • Amazing performances!  I could tell a ton of work went into this!  I am so impressed with the wonderful talent we have in our community! 
  • I was AMAZED at the outstanding talent on display............not to mention the courage it took to get up there in front of the entire school to perform.  WOW !!!!!
  • There are schools where talent shows no longer take place, because the students in the audience have become so rude. BMS is a very special place to work because of our students who can be respectful and staff members who ensure that well-deserved courtesy is shown.
  • Truly- the Talent Show is my favorite assembly each year and this was no exception!  Brave kids, great audience, and NOT a "competition". That helps our students be willing to put themselves out there. Thanks to all who make this event happen.
Student talent and hard work was also on display for last Friday's Invention Convention.  For more information about this event including pictures and awards please click here:  http://bms.bownet.org/

Last but not least, we wish Wyatt Barrett the best as he competes for BMS in the State Spelling Bee at Capital Center of the Arts in Concord on Saturday, February 25.

Events/Dates   
  • Feb 27 - March 3:  No School (Winter Vacation)  
  • March 8:  Last day of specials rotation 5 ***This day was moved due to snow days
  • March 10:  Annual School District Meeting at BHS
  • March 14: No School (Election Day)  

Sargent Camp (paperwork and bills)  

All Sargent Camp paperwork, including bills, went home with students on Thursday,  February 16.  Please turn in all paperwork to your child's homeroom teacher.  Medical forms are due by April 3 with students having had a recent physical, and final payment is due by April 15.  If you have questions about camp or scholarships please contact your child's homeroom teacher.  If your child will not be attending Sargent Camp, please email Mrs. Arndt sarndt@bownet.org as soon as possible.

Lacrosse Club 
Lacrosse season is coming!  Join us to warm up those stick skills before trying out for a team this spring.  
Lax Club is a free indoor lacrosse club at BMS for all grades.  Students bring their sticks to develop stick skills and build game awareness.  The club meets every Monday and Friday from 7:15am-8:00am.  Students must get dropped off by a parent or carpool as buses do not run that early.  Students should request a permission form for the club at the main office or from Mr. Rider.  Check out the Facebook page for updates and cancellations, Bow Memorial Morning Lacrosse Club.

Fisher Cats Reading Challenge  
Fisher Cats Reading Challenge - BMS students were previously given information and forms to complete to participate in the Fisher Cats Reading Challenge. For students interested in participating, completed forms are due on or before Friday, March 17, 2017. Extra forms are available on a bulletin board by the gymnasium at BMS. For additional information see the following: https://sites.google.com/a/bownet.org/ashaw/home/fisher-cats-reading-challenge

Pictures Wanted!
Do you have fun pictures of your kids and their friends getting ready for school dances?  Action shots of your kids in sports?  Pictures from Band and Chorus concerts?  Pictures from other school activities?
You can submit them to the BMS Yearbook!  Here's how:

Directions for Replay It

Yearbook Photo Submissions

·     Install the app “Replay It"

·       Open App

·       Click on camera icon in upper right corner and select a picture(s) from your photo stream

·       Select Category (academics, clubs, events, sports, student life)

·       Tag : You can create a tag such as “basketball, drama club, etc.” or choose one which already exists

·       For the tag, choose “Add as New” or “Go” (if it already exists)

·       Check the “Done” box

·       Enter Name of student and select the grade level

·       Choose “Done”

**That’s it! Have fun!!

Feb 13 - 17

posted Feb 17, 2017, 8:04 AM by Douglas Totten




Events/Dates   
  • Feb 18:  Bow Public Safety Supporters Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser.  4:30 - 7:30 pm a the Bow Community Building.  $10 per adult, $5 for ages 4-12, and 3 and under is free.  Also join the firefighters and police for "sledding under the lights".  
  • Feb 20:  Early Release- dismissal of 1:10 (Teacher Workshop)
  • Feb 20 - 24:  Spirit Week.  Please scroll down for more information which will include the daily theme.  
  • Feb 22:  8th Grade Sargent Camp parent meeting at 6pm at BMS.  
  • March 8:  Last day of specials rotation 5 ***This day was moved due to snow days
  • Feb 27 - March 3:  No School (Winter Vacation)  
  • March 10:  Annual School District Meeting at BHS
  • March 14: No School (Election Day)  
Sargent Camp (paperwork, bills, and parent night)  
All Sargent Camp paperwork, including bills will be coming home with students on Thursday February 16.  Please turn in all paperwork to your child's homeroom teacher.

The parent meeting has been rescheduled for Wednesday February 22 at 6:00 in the chorus room at BMS.  Larry Chambers, school programs director, will be here to give an overview of the week as well as answer any and all questions.
BMS Large Group (7th and 8th Grade Concert Band)

Bow Memorial School will be participating in the 2017 Large Group Festival at Campbell High School on March 11, 2017.  All 7th and 8th grade band students are expected to participate in this performance.  Students will be performing prepared repertoire, sight read, and work with a clinician.  Our sight reading and warm up will start at 12:00 with the actual performance in the gym happening at 1:00.  After our performance, we will have a 15-20 minute clinic and then be on our way back to Bow.  We are currently scheduled to meet at BMS at 10:45, leaving at 11:00.  Below are the guidelines for the event.  

  

  • Where: Campbell High School, Litchfield NH
  • When: Saturday March 11th...meet at BMS for 10:45 am, buses will leave by11:00 am.
  • Dress: Boys and girls are expected to wear their concert dress.
Student Council News
Spirit Week is next week, 
February 20th - 24th.  Themes are as follows:
  • Monday :​Sports Day​
  • Tuesday: Cozy Day (sweats, etc. - No PJ's)
  • Wednesday - Crazy hair/Hat/Clash Day
  • Thursday- Twin/Character Day - Students choose. As always, we ask that everyone be an Upstander and invite others to join their group if they are choosing to go with Twin theme, to also open up having triples, quadurples, etc. 
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  • Friday - Color Day:    8th grade: black, 7th grade: white, 6th grade: blue,5th grade: red

Talent show participants should be practicing their acts.  The show will be on Thursday February 23rd
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​ 1:30-3:00 in the gym.​  A voluntary rehearsal will be held on Wednesday 2/22 right after school for all participants who would like to attend. 
The assembly on Friday afternoon will include the annual Knock-out tournament.  Two boys and two girls from each homeroom will be randomly selected from those wishing to participate.  So sign up if you would like to have a chance to become this year's Knock-out tournament champion. 

The annual blood drive will be held in the Bow Memorial School Cafeteria on Tuesday March 7th from 3:30-7:30 pm.  We encourage you to come join us to donate blood and save lives.  We also welcome baked goods if you would like to provide snacks for those who have donated that evening. Donations can be dropped off with Mrs. Eskeland or Mrs. George. 
Fisher Cats Reading Challenge  
Fisher Cats Reading Challenge - BMS students were previously given information and forms to complete to participate in the Fisher Cats Reading Challenge. For students interested in participating, completed forms are due on or before Friday, March 17, 2017. Extra forms are available on a bulletin board by the gymnasium at BMS. For additional information see the following: https://sites.google.com/a/bownet.org/ashaw/home/fisher-cats-reading-challenge

Feb 6 - 10

posted Feb 10, 2017, 6:14 AM by Douglas Totten

Events/Dates   
  • Feb 10:  7th/8th grade dance from 7:00 - 9:30pm  
  • Feb 13:  Parent information night for the eighth grade Sargent Center trip.  6:00 pm in the chorus room at BMS.  
  • Feb 17:  Invention Convention.  Please scroll down for more information.  
  • Feb 18:  Bow Public Safety Supporters Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser.  4:30 - 7:30 pm a the Bow Community Building.  $10 per adult, $5 for ages 4-12, and 3 and under is free.  Also join the firefighters and police for "sledding under the lights".  
  • Feb 20:  Early Release- dismissal of 1:10 (Teacher Workshop)
  • Feb 20 - 24:  Spirit Week.  Please scroll down for more information which will include the daily theme.  
  • Feb 24:  Last day of specials rotation 5***Due to snow days this day will be changed
  • Feb 27 - March 3:  No School (Winter Vacation)  
Student Council
The  dance is 
tonight,February 10th. The theme will be Valentines, and carnations will be sold for $1/each.   Peer Outreach will be selling water, and we ask that no beverages be brought to the dance from home.  The typical door prizes will be awarded.  

Talent show participants should be practicing their acts.  The show will be on Thursday February 23rd
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​ 1:30-3:00 in the gym.​

Spirit Week is February 20th - 24th.  Themes are as follows:

  • Monday :​Sports Day​
  • Tuesday: Cozy Day (sweats, etc. - No PJ's)
  • Wednesday - Crazy hair/Hat/Clash Day
  • Thursday- Twin/Character Day - Students choose. As always, we ask that everyone be an Upstander and invite others to join their group if they are choosing to go with Twin theme, to also open up having triples, quadurples, etc. 
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  • Friday - Color Day:  8th grade: black, 7th grade: white,6th grade: blue, 5th grade: red

The assembly on Friday afternoon will include the annual Knock-out tournament.  Two boys and two girls from each homeroom will be randomly selected from those wishing to participate.  So sign up if you would like to have a chance to become this year's Knock-out tournament champion. 

The annual blood drive will be March 7th.  Details will be forthcoming.  
8th Grade News 
BHS course registrations are due Friday February 10.

Deposits for Sargent Camp are due as soon as possible.  Please have your child bring in $50 (check made payable to BMS Student Activity Account) to Mrs. Arndt. ***If your not planning on having your child(ren) attend Sargent Camp please email Mrs Arndt this information.  All forms for Sargent Camp are now available on the grade 8 website or by clicking here https://sites.google.com/a/bownet.org/grade8/sargent-camp

If you are willing to volunteer please email Mrs Garfield or Mrs Obolewicz.  We need volunteers for many time slots ranging from a few hours to a full week.

Fisher Cats Reading Challenge  
Fisher Cats Reading Challenge - BMS students were previously given information and forms to complete to participate in the Fisher Cats Reading Challenge. For students interested in participating, completed forms are due on or before Friday, March 17, 2017. Extra forms are available on a bulletin board by the gymnasium at BMS. For additional information see the following: https://sites.google.com/a/bownet.org/ashaw/home/fisher-cats-reading-challenge

Invention Convention
The BMS Invention Convention will be held on Friday, February 17, 2017 from 8:00am - 10:45am in the cafeteria.  Students in all grades are welcome to participate. 


Bow Falcons Hockey 

Join us on Feb 17 from 7-11 PM at the Bow Community Building for a great time that is open to all 21 and older. Support the Bow Falcons hockey team and you can enjoy dancing, raffles, appetizers, a silent auction and a chance to get together with friends. Also we will be conducting a food drive for Hockey for Hunger so please bring a non-perishable food item and we will bring to Friendly Kitchen in Concord. Tickets are $30/person. Contact a Bow Falcons Hockey Team parent or e-mail bcorthell@bownet.org. You won't want to miss it!

Pictures Wanted!
Do you have fun pictures of your kids and their friends getting ready for school dances?  Action shots of your kids in sports?  Pictures from Band and Chorus concerts?  Pictures from other school activities?
You can submit them to the BMS Yearbook!  Here's how:

Directions for Replay It

Yearbook Photo Submissions

·     Install the app “Replay It"

·       Open App

·       Click on camera icon in upper right corner and select a picture(s) from your photo stream

·       Select Category (academics, clubs, events, sports, student life)

·       Tag : You can create a tag such as “basketball, drama club, etc.” or choose one which already exists

·       For the tag, choose “Add as New” or “Go” (if it already exists)

·       Check the “Done” box

·       Enter Name of student and select the grade level

·       Choose “Done”

**That’s it! Have fun!!


Jan 30 - Feb 3

posted Feb 3, 2017, 7:19 AM by Douglas Totten

Pinkham Gymnasium

Last Friday students (past and present), faculty, staff, administrators, board members, members of the public, and family came together to honor Mr. Pinkham and dedicate the gymnasium in his name.  It was an exciting time with positive student involvement, stories of what wakes Mr. Pinkham important to our community and individuals, and a heartfelt thank you by Mr. Pinkham.  For more information and great pictures:  http://bms.bownet.org/



Events/Dates   

  • Feb 6 - 10:  THINK Week sponsored by Peer Outreach.  Please scroll down for more information.  
  • Feb 10:  7th/8th grade dance from 7:00 - 9:30pm  
  • Feb 13:  Parent information night for the eighth grade Sargent Center trip.  6:00 pm in the chorus room at BMS.  
  • Feb 17:  Invention Convention.  Please scroll down for more information.  
  • Feb 20:  Early Release- dismissal of 1:10 (Teacher Workshop)
  • Feb 20 - 24:  Spirit Week.  Please scroll down for more information which will include the daily theme.  
  • Feb 24:  Last day of specials rotation 5
  • Feb 27 - March 3:  No School (Winter Vacation)  
Grades, Quarters, and Semesters (Rotation Quarter 2A, 4B??)
Our use of Infinite Campus (IC) can cause confusion in regards to how our year is broken up and the labels that accompany this.  As of this year we have three distinct time frames that classes are reported out on.  Specials (Art, Music, Health, ...) run a 22 or 23 day rotation, most core classes have grading reported out in two semesters, and some eighth grade math classes are now running on a full year grading period.  To enable this to work in IC we break our year into 8 segments which correlates with our 8 rotations for specials.  These are labeled as 1A, 1B, 2A, 2B, 3A, 3B, 4A, and 4B.  For classes that have grades reported out for two semesters we use 2B (first semester) and 4B (second semester) and our classes that have full year grading use 4B.  

Pictures Wanted!
Do you have fun pictures of your kids and their friends getting ready for school dances?  Action shots of your kids in sports?  Pictures from Band and Chorus concerts?  Pictures from other school activities?
You can submit them to the BMS Yearbook!  Here's how:

Directions for Replay It

Yearbook Photo Submissions

·     Install the app “Replay It"

·       Open App

·       Click on camera icon in upper right corner and select a picture(s) from your photo stream

·       Select Category (academics, clubs, events, sports, student life)

·       Tag : You can create a tag such as “basketball, drama club, etc.” or choose one which already exists

·       For the tag, choose “Add as New” or “Go” (if it already exists)

·       Check the “Done” box

·       Enter Name of student and select the grade level

·       Choose “Done”

**That’s it! Have fun!!


Peer Outreach (THINK Week)
Peer Outreach will host THINK week February 6-10. Activities will focus on how our words and actions should be TRUE, HELPFUL, INSPIRING, NECESSARY & KIND. We look forward to everyone's participation. For more information on the week, please visit:

Student Council (Spirit Week)
The next dance is 
February 10th. The theme will be Valentines, and carnations will be sold for $1/each.   Peer Outreach will be selling water, and we ask that no beverages be brought to the dance from home.  The typical door prizes will be awarded.  Tickets cost $5/each and will be sold during lunches from Wednesday, February 8th - Friday, February 10th.  

Talent show participants should be practicing their acts.  The show will be on Thursday February 23rd
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​ 1:30-3:00 in the gym.​

Spirit Week is February 20th - 24th.  Themes are as follows:
 
  • Monday :​Sports Day​
  • Tuesday: Cozy Day (sweats, etc. - No PJ's)
  • Wednesday - Crazy hair/Hat/Clash Day
  • Thursday- Twin/Character Day - Students choose. As always, we ask that everyone be an Upstander and invite others to join their group if they are choosing to go with Twin theme, to also open up having triples, quadurples, etc. 
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  • Friday - Color Day:​   (8th grade: black, 7th grade: white, 6th grade: blue, 5th grade: red)
The assembly on Friday (24th) afternoon will include the annual Knock-out tournament.  Two boys and two girls from each homeroom will be randomly selected from those wishing to participate.  So sign up if you would like to have a chance to become this year's Knock-out tournament champion. 

The annual blood drive will be March 7th.  Details will be forthcoming.  
8th Grade News 
Deposits for Sargent Camp are due as soon as possible.  Please have your child bring in $50 (check made payable to BMS Student Activity Account) to Mrs. Arndt. ***If your not planning on having your child(ren) attend Sargent Camp please email Mrs Arndt this information.  All forms for Sargent Camp are now available on the grade 8 website or by clicking here https://sites.google.com/a/bownet.org/grade8/sargent-camp

If you are willing to volunteer please email Mrs Garfield or Mrs Obolewicz.  We need volunteers for many time slots ranging from a few hours to a full week.

Invention Convention
The BMS Invention Convention will be held on Friday, February 17, 2017 from 8:00am - 10:45am in the cafeteria.  Students in all grades are welcome to participate. 

Lacrosse Club
Lax Club is a free indoor lacrosse club at BMS for all grades.  Students bring their sticks to develop stick skills and build game awareness.  The club meets every Monday and Friday from 7:15am-8:00am.  Students must get dropped off by a parent or carpool as buses do not run that early.  Students should request a permission form for the club at the main office or from Mr. Rider.  Check out the Facebook page for updates and cancellations, Bow Memorial Morning Lacrosse Club.

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