Dec 11 - 15

posted by Douglas Totten

EVENTS
  • Dec 25 - Jan 1:  No School (Holiday Break)
  • Jan 9:  School Spelling Bee starting at 9am (Snow Date of Jan 10)
  • Jan 24:  Last Day of Semester 1 (***Due to the 12/12 snow day this day was moved from 1/23 to 1/24*** This day may continue to change with any future school cancellations)  

BMS WEB PAGE
A reminder that we also use the BMS web page to update and share information.  A recent update includes photos from our recent winter concert.  http://bms.bownet.org/

STUDENT COUNCIL NEWS
  • Talent Show auditions will begin after the vacation.  Please encourage your student to sign up and to be practicing their acts.  We always enjoy a tremendous display of talents our students possess.  
  • We would like to take this opportunity to say "Thank you so much" to those who donated food to the food drive.  It was a great success.  Capital Region Food Program came today to pick up the generous donations.  We filled the van!  Thank you for supporting this worthy cause.  
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CELL PHONE USE TIP SHEET

Students who are currently in extra specials class of Digital Citizenship have been talking about cell phones and how they can be distracting.   The following is a tip sheet from Common Sense Education that includes suggestions and ways to start a conversation as a family if you choose to.    https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-mQBw7-DxMROUdhLUQwaF9HY2pnaVhyTmlQTE5GWkdvLXJF/view?usp=sharing

BMS BOOK CLUB

BMS students are invited to join this after-school book club on Thursdays, 3:15-4:15 p.m. We will pick a book to read and each week we will meet to discuss what we have read so far. There will be a snack, book discussion, and maybe even a few games! The BMS Book club is the middle school follow-up to Eager Readers which some students may have been a part of at BES. This club is sponsored by the Baker Free Library and run by Kate Kenyon. The book club will be held at BMS.  Questions? Feel free to email Kate at kate@bakerfreelib.org.

SAFETY EDUCATOR (Newsletter created by the Office of the State Fire Marshall)
Below is the NH State Fire Marshal's  Safety Educator newsletter. This monthly newsletter is in its 5th year of distribution is geared towards PreK-Gr8 families throughout the State.  The information provided is intended to bring awareness, and create conversations, on fire and life safety in a gentle and effective manner. https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-mQBw7-DxMRVmhmcXFhbVU3NjB1bWVidnFURmJ2NUZMU1dV/view?usp=sharing

Dec 4 - 8

posted Dec 8, 2017, 6:34 AM by Douglas Totten

EVENTS
  • Dec 8:  7th and 8th Grade Dance from 7:00 - 9:30.  Please see Student Council section for more information.  
  • Dec 25 - Jan 1:  No School (Holiday Break)
  • Jan 23:  Last Day of Semester 1 (This day may change with any school cancellations)  

STUDENT COUNCIL 
  • The "New Years in December"  dance is this Friday, December 8 from 7:00-9:30 in the cafe. Tickets are being sold during 7th and 8th grade lunches Dec. 6-8. At the dance Peer Outreach will be selling water for $1.00. Any student attending is encouraged to bring a food donation to enter three special Food Donation Raffles. Each donated food item will earn a raffle chance. Our regular door prizes will also be awarded throughout the evening.The 
  • Friends of Forgotten Children toy drive at BMS ended on Thursday, December 7. Thank you to all who donated!
  • The Capital Region Food Program food drive at BMS continues through Friday, December 15. Thank you for your donations, and keep them coming!
  • The Talent Show will be held Thursday, February 22, 2018. Talent show audition days and times will be posted on the Student Council bulletin board before Winter Break!
Jan Eskeland & Terri George

BOW REC CROSS COUNTRY SKI PROGRAM  
New from Bow Parks and Recreation for this winter is a Cross Country Skiing program for middle school age students.  Please use the following link to learn more and register if you are interested:   http://bownh.gov/Calendar.aspx?EID=2276

Nov 27 - Dec 1

posted Dec 1, 2017, 6:07 AM by Douglas Totten

EVENTS  


STUDENT COUNCIL
1. Toy Drive continues through Tuesday, December 5! All donations are welcome, including gently used clothing.
2. Food Drive continues through Friday, December 15! Please check those expiration dates, and no glass containers.
3. Seventh and Eighth grade dance is on Friday, December 8  in the cafe from 7:00-9:30
  • This dance will have a "New Year's Eve in December" theme! 
  • Tickets will be sold for $5.00 during lunches Wednesday, December 6- Friday, December 8
  •  All students attending this dance are encouraged to bring a food donation, as there will be 3 special food donation "Shopping gift card" raffle drawings. One raffle chance will be given per donation. 
  • The usual door prizes will also be awarded throughout the evening. 
  • Peer Outreach will be selling water for $1.00. 
4. The Talent Show is coming February 22! We encourage students to be thinking about this opportunity and preparing their acts! January audition days and dates will be posted on the Student Council bulletin board before the Holiday vacation break.


7th GRADE 

The 7th grade team has noticed an increase of students coming to class without school supplies, such as pencils with erasers and note paper.  While you are out and about shopping this holiday season, please take the time to stock up on school supplies for your kids.  It's a great time to take advantage of the sales!!  Your consideration is much appreciated by the 7th grade team.😊

Bow Memorial Winter Concert

The winter concert is an opportunity for parents to hear and enjoy their children’s participation in a performing group. The instrumental portion of the concert will begin at 6:30 PM and the chorus portion around 7:30 PM. This is a required performance for all string, band, and chorus students. Once your son or daughter has completed their part of the concert,  you are welcome to take them home.  

  • Date: Thursday, December 7, 2017

  • Instrumental Arrival Time: 6:10 PM

  • Chorus Arrival Time: 7:15 PM

  • Instrumental Performance Time: 6:30 PM

  • Chorus Performance Time: Around 7:30 PM

  • Dress: Boys-white shirt, tie, and black pants; Girls-white shirt/blouse, black pants or skirt

  • Location: Bow High School Auditorium


FAMILY & CONSUMER SCIENCES DAY
When will Family & Consumer Sciences Day take place? 
  • December 3rd to recognize AAFCS Founder Ellen Swallow Richards, first woman graduate of MIT, whose birthday is December 3rd.
What is Family & Consumer Sciences Day?
  • A specific opportunity to promote family and consumer sciences programs, tools, and professionals that support family mealtime.  We’ll ask families to make and eat a healthy dinner together on December 3rd.
  • To learn more, visit the attached link.  Be sure to take advantage of the Access "Dining In" Resources for great articles on the value of family mealtime.  

Nov 13 - 17

posted Nov 17, 2017, 6:18 AM by Douglas Totten


EVENTS  


STUDENT COUNCIL
1. The BMS Annual Toy and Food Drives have begun!
  •  The Toy Drive will run through Tuesday, December 5. All toys will go to the Friends of Forgotten Children Program. They also accept personal items, and new or gently used clothing donations. 
  • The Food Drive will run through Friday, December 15. All food items will go to the Capital Region Food Program.  
2. Thanksgiving Baskets -Student Council and the BEA are working together to provide four Thanksgiving baskets to Bow Welfare this year. 
3. Dance The December 8 dance for our 7th and 8th grade students will have a New Years theme!  Tickets will be sold for $5.00 during lunches Wed. Dec. 6- Dec. 8. Peer Outreach will be selling water  for $1.00. At this dance there will be a special food drive donation opportunity. For every food item donated at the dance, students will get a chance to win one of three special Target gift cards.  Door prizes will be awarded throughout the evening as well.

YEARBOOKS
Order your yearbook online!  This year's yearbook will only be available for purchase online so don't miss out!  Go to www.Jostens.com and enter Bow Memorial at the top of the page.  The ordering process is not only fast and easy but safe and secure as well.  Order yours TODAY!

BMS BASKETBALL IMPACT CLINIC (CHANGE in DATE)
The Basketball ImPACT Baseline Clinic has been moved to Monday 11/20 at 2:25PM (Study Hall). Students will hopefully be to practice on time. Please contact Mrs. Ireland, BMS Nurse< to sign your child up.

BOW MEMORIAL FIRST LEGO LEAGUE NEWS
It is that time of year again for the Bow Memorial First Lego League Teams to compete at the Bishop Brady Regional competition. They will be competing against approximately 20 teams from the area in a variety of categories. The categories they will be judged on are Project presentation, Teamwork, Robot presentation & Robot performance which will be based on this year’s FLL theme “Hydro Dynamics”. Both teams have been working extremely hard and put in a lot of time into the entire project.  Sonya DeLorie has been helping the teams prepare for the competition as part of her senior project. Good luck to both team this  Saturday

The Bow Wasps: Oliver D, Delaney K, Ali S, Courntey M, Emily V, Sudeshna C, Lex A, Shane E, Thomas S

 

The Bow Wildcats: Amelia S, Katie L, Ian S, Alexa W, Cole C


8th GRADE OPPORTUNITY (FOR NEXT YEAR AT BHS)

For more information on an Extended Learning Opportunutity (ELO) trip to Ireland during November of 2018 (yes, 2018):  https://docs.google.com/document/d/1KUMsnWLx7MXITkdsObfhwRpUBfflk5--K5iEGvSH-PA/edit?usp=sharing

NOVEMBER MUSIC DEPARTMENT NOTICES

Bow Christmas Tree Lighting

The Bow Memorial School choruses have been invited again this year to lead the Christmas caroling at the Bow Christmas Tree Lighting. This is a fun family event with cookies, hot chocolate, and a visit with Santa Claus. As this is a holiday weekend, this is not a required performance for chorus, but I would encourage all chorus students to participate.

  • Date: Sunday, November 26, 2017

  • Arrival Time: 4:45 PM

  • Performance Time: 5:00 to 5:15 PM

  • Location: Bow Gazebo


Bow Memorial Winter Concert

The winter concert is an opportunity for parents to hear and enjoy their children’s participation in a performing group. The instrumental portion of the concert will begin at 6:30 PM and the chorus portion around 7:30 PM. This is a required performance for all string, band, and chorus students. Once your son or daughter has completed their part of the concert,  you are welcome to take them home.  

  • Date: Thursday, December 7, 2017

  • Instrumental Arrival Time: 6:10 PM

  • Chorus Arrival Time: 7:15 PM

  • Instrumental Performance Time: 6:30 PM

  • Chorus Performance Time: Around 7:30 PM

  • Dress: Boys-white shirt, tie, and black pants; Girls-white shirt/blouse, black pants or skirt

  • Location: Bow High School Auditorium


Other BMS Performances

  • Bow School District Winter Recital-Wednesday, February 7, 2018 (Students with prior approval of Mr. Davis or Mrs. Giguere)

  • Large Group Festival-Saturday, March 10, 2018 at Goffstown High School (7th and 8th grade band only)

  • District Music Concert-Tuesday, March 20, 2018

  • Jazz Night-Wednesday, April 11, 2018 (Jazz Ensembles)

  • Bow Memorial School Spring Concert- Thursday, May 17, 2018

  • Town of Bow Memorial Day Celebration-Monday, May 28, 2018 (7th and 8th grade only)


Bow POPS

The Bow POPS is the support group for the performing arts in the Bow School District. All parents are encouraged to belong to this organization. They meet once a month in the Bow High School chorus room. The next meeting will be Wednesday, December 6, 2017.


Other District Music Events

  • Bow High School’s Winter Concert-Wednesday, December 13, 2017


HELLO BOW SCHOOL DISTRICT FAMILIES
The Craft Fair is this weekend November 17,18 and 19th.  We are still in need of volunteers to help with admission, raffle ticket and book fair sales. We also need additional BHS students to help with packing up on Sunday afternoon. Thank you for your help.  http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0b4fa9a829a2fe3-craft

SAFETY EDUCATOR (Newletter created by the Office of the State Fire Marshall)
Below is the NH State Fire Marshal's  Safety Educator newsletter. This monthly newsletter is in its 5th year of distribution is geared towards PreK-Gr8 families throughout the State.  The information provided is intended to bring awareness, and create conversations, on fire and life safety in a gentle and effective manner. https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-mQBw7-DxMRdUJ5V25xSDhuRXJlOU1YVUFlRU1pa21NalRF/view?usp=sharing

Nov 6 - 10

posted Nov 10, 2017, 5:57 AM by Douglas Totten

EVENTS  
ImPACT TESTING (Basketball and Cheerleading)  
Mrs. Ireland, the BMS Nurse, will be offering a Basketball ImPACT Baseline Clinic  Wed 11/15 at Study  and a Cheerleading ImPACT Baseline Clinc on Friday 11/17 at Study. This is for 7th and 8th grade team participants who have not taken this test. Students must turn in their Consent Forms prior to the Exams. Please contact Mrs. Ireland if you have questions. direland@bownet.org

COUNSELING DEPARTMENT NEWS
Follow the BMS School Counseling Department on Instagram for news, Peer Outreach and information! https://www.instagram.com/bowmemorialschoolcounseling/?hl=en

LACROSSE!!!
Mr. Rider runs a FREE lacrosse skills club at BMS on Tuesdays and Thursdays throughout the whole school year.  The club is designed for all skill levels from first time players to top level players.  Click Here for more information or Email Joe Rider directly jrider@bownet.org 

ANNUAL CRAFT FAIR (Help Needed) 
The PTO is requesting the help of many volunteers for the 38th Annual Craft Fair the weekend of November 17-19. This event has over 125 vendors and we need help from the Bow community to make this a success.  Follow the link below to sign up.   http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0b4fa9a829a2fe3-craft



Oct 30 - Nov 2

posted Nov 3, 2017, 7:34 AM by Douglas Totten

Reading for pleasure inside and outside of school has real and long-lasting benefits. It unlocks the power of information and imagination and helps kids discover who they are!

Our Scholastic Book Fair (https://bookfairs.scholastic.com/bookfairs/cptoolkit/homepage.do?method=homepage&url=bowmemorialschool) is a reading event that brings to school the books kids want to read. It’s a wonderful selection of engaging and affordable books for every reading level.  We hope you will make plans to visit our Book Fair as you continue to be involved in shaping your child’s reading habits.

  • Book Fair dates: Nov 6 – Nov 10
  • Shopping hours: Thursday, Nov. 11, 1:00 – 7:30
  • Special activities:    Book Basket Raffle, Cactus Pull, Guessing game

Before you visit the Book Fair, be sure to download the Book Fairs app to help you find the right books for your child.  For more information, visit: scholastic.com/apps/bookfairs.  And if you are unable to attend the Fair in person, we invite you to visit our online Book Fair at scholastic.com/fair. Our online Fair is available from Nov. 6  to Nov. 24.

We look forward to seeing you and your family at our Book Fair! Remember, all purchases benefit our school!

Sincerely, Joanne Allen and Janine Rousseau-Evans


EVENTS  

STUDENT COUNCIL NEWS
  • Red Ribbon Week was a fun and important week! Thanks to everyone for making it a great success!
  • Student Council and the BEA are teaming up to provide Bow Welfare with  4 Thanksgiving Baskets this year. Student council representatives who have volunteered to help to shop for the nonperishable food basket items should have them in to Mrs. George or Mrs. Eskeland byFriday, November 17!
  • The annual toy and food drives will run from Tuesday, November 14 through Tuesday, December 5th! Our toy drive donations go to Toys for Forgotten Children, and our food donations go to the Capital Region Food Program. Donation boxes will be in each BMS classroom, as well as the office.
  •  BMS Homerooms should set goals for both drives! Together we can make a big difference!
  • Next dance will be Friday, December 8!
SCHOOL COUNSELING NEWS
Follow the BMS School Counseling Department on Instagram for news and information on the department, Peer Outreach and more! Visit the website for more information: https://sites.google.com/a/bownet.org/bms-school-counseling/home or head to Instagram to follow: https://www.instagram.com/bowmemorialschoolcounseling/

LACROSSE!!!
Mr. Rider runs a FREE lacrosse skills club at BMS on Tuesdays and Thursdays throughout the whole school year.  The club is designed for all skill levels from first time players to top level players.  Click Here for more information or Email Joe Rider directly jrider@bownet.org 

ANNUAL CRAFT FAIR (Help Needed) 
The PTO is requesting the help of many volunteers for the 38th Annual Craft Fair the weekend of November 17-19. This event has over 125 vendors and we need help from the Bow community to make this a success.  Follow the link below to sign up.   http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0b4fa9a829a2fe3-craft


FAMILY MATH NIGHTS (SURVEY)

 We hope that you can take some time to fill out the following survey.  Your feedback will be valuable in how we move forward with future math nights.    https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd-LAym1i55FvbCyOHxSJDA3n8GkwPThfdFsMOOH3ZdXkDMDQ/viewform?usp=sf_link


If you were not able to attend, we wanted to provide the following link:  https://sites.google.com/a/bownet.org/bms-weekly-messenger/bms-math-articles.  We sent these articles out last spring and they contain information about math at BMS, growth mindset, types of questions we ask, and supporting math learning at home.  In these articles our goal was also to provide useful links.  One of these (https://docs.google.com/document/d/1BVdz7kU4xb2dhJwpZ-wX447MWJXqxwU8XH3t3SvNXMM/edit) is a list of questions that could help you guide your child(ren) when they are working at math at home.  


7th and 8th  BASKETBALL TRYOUTS

Students who are wanting to participate must signup at the main office and have a completed permission form into the office prior to tryouts.  Any student who has not turned in the permission form by the start of tryouts will not be able to participate until all forms are returned.  
  • The boys 7th and 8th grade basketball team will have tryouts on November 6 and 7th from 3:15-4:45pm in the BMS Gymnasium.  Practice will begin on November 13th, 3:10-5:00.  
  • The girls 7th and 8th grade basketball team will have tryouts on November 6 and 7th from 5:00 - 7:30pm in the BMS Gymnasium. 

"GET OUT AND WALK DAY" - SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 5

Bow High School - 1:30 Check in and 2:00 Start Time.  Join the Bow and Dunbarton School District Wellness Committees, in collaboration with Bow Parks & Recreation, for the 1st "Get Out and Walk Day" - Our way to promote and emphasize the importance of healthy habits, physical activity and build a sense of community.  
This 2 mile TRAIL route will begin and end at the Bow High School Track 

Age of attendees without parent/guardian -   Students up to and including 6th graders need to be with an adult and may be included on that adult’s registration form.  Students in grade 7 and up may participate with no adult but do need to have a registration form that a parent/guardian has signed.  
REGISTRATION FORM  ( https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-mQBw7-DxMRUnF0ejVQRWZuTDF6VXRHYVFkUDgxdE9aTTFJ/view?usp=sharing- Forms will be available at the event - Sunday, November 5th 

For cancellation notice, please check the Bow town website at: bownh.gov .  Parent/Guardian of SAU 67 students will get a notice from Dr. Cascadden by way of Parent Square


Oct 23 - 27

posted Oct 27, 2017, 6:27 AM by Douglas Totten

EVENTS  

FAMILY MATH NIGHTS

For those that could make one of our family math nights this week, thank you very much.  We appreciated having the time to talk with you and to provide opportunities for you to experience math the way your child(ren) do.  We hope that you can take some time to fill out the following survey.  Your feedback will be valuable in how we move forward with future math nights.    https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd-LAym1i55FvbCyOHxSJDA3n8GkwPThfdFsMOOH3ZdXkDMDQ/viewform?usp=sf_link


If you were not able to attend, we wanted to provide the following link:  https://sites.google.com/a/bownet.org/bms-weekly-messenger/bms-math-articles.  We sent these articles out last spring and they contain information about math at BMS, growth mindset, types of questions we ask, and supporting math learning at home.  In these articles our goal was also to provide useful links.  One of these (https://docs.google.com/document/d/1BVdz7kU4xb2dhJwpZ-wX447MWJXqxwU8XH3t3SvNXMM/edit) is a list of questions that could help you guide your child(ren) when they are working at math at home.  


7th and 8th  BASKETBALL TRYOUTS

Students who are wanting to participate must signup at the main office and have a completed permission form into the office prior to tryouts.  Any student who has not turned in the permission form by the start of tryouts will not be able to participate until all forms are returned.  
  • The boys 7th and 8th grade basketball team will have tryouts on November 6 and 7th from 3:15-4:45pm in the BMS Gymnasium.  Practice will begin on November 13th, 3:10-5:00.  
  • The girls 7th and 8th grade basketball team will have tryouts on November 6 and 7th from 5:00 - 7:30pm in the BMS Gymnasium.  


COUNSELING NEWS
The school counseling website has been updated! Please visit https://sites.google.com/a/bownet.org/bms-school-counseling/home for information on the school counselors, counseling workshops (i.e, specials) resources, Peer Outreach and more!

DESTINATION IMAGINATION 

The temperatures have begun to drop, the leaves are changing to bright yellows, reds, and oranges, and the Destination Imagination season is finally beginning! I am excited to bring back some of the teams that we had compete last year as well as bring in any prospective teams that are looking to solve problems, be creative, and most importantly, HAVE FUN!

We will be hosting a DI Information night on November 1st at BMS in Room A (Grade 6 Wing) where we will discuss what the DI program is, how to become involved, and we will have the opportunity to attempt a challenge similar to what teams would during a competition. Students in grades 5 - 8 and families interested in participation on a DI team are invited to attend.  nformation about the DI program and registration forms will be available. Information about Destination Imagination can be found at: www.nh-di.org.   

Questions or concerns? Contact Adam Storer at astorer@bownet.org

FALL SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR


PARENT TEACHER CONFERENCES

Parent-Teacher Conferences will be held on Thursday, November 9 from 1:30 - 8:00  and Friday November 10 throughout the regular school day. You may schedule a conference by calling the office at 225-3212 x 401.

The duration of each conferences is limited in an effort to accommodate as many parents as possible and still provide adequate time for discussion.  To respect parents schedules (including those who have booked for multiple children) we will look to keep the conferences running on schedule.  Any parent who is unable to schedule a conference during this time or finds that they needed more time, is more then welcome to schedule one throughout the school year.  

Many of our teachers work with students in multiple grades and/or multiple schools.  Please let the office know when you are calling if you would also like to meet with one of the following teachers and they will do their best to accommodate this:

  • A “Specials” teacher:  Math Specialist, Art, Music, Health, Computer Literacy, Tech Ed., Physical Education, FACS, Conflict Resolution, Transition, Project Alert, Decision Making, Chorus, Band,  and Reading Specialists (Mrs. Begley is available at BMS on Nov 9th)
  • The following foreign language teachers:  Ms. Jiang (available at BMS on November 10th), Ms. Khasanova (available at BMS  on November 9th), and Ms. Gridley (available both days)
  • A teacher that is shared between two grades:  Ms. Arndt or Ms. George

As always, the faculty is looking forward to meeting you and discussing your child’s academic progress.


"GET OUT AND WALK DAY" - SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 5
Bow High School - 1:30 Check in and 2:00 Start Time.  Join the Bow and Dunbarton School District Wellness Committees, in collaboration with Bow Parks & Recreation, for the 1st "Get Out and Walk Day" - Our way to promote and emphasize the importance of healthy habits, physical activity and build a sense of community.  
This 2 mile TRAIL route will begin and end at the Bow High School Track 

Age of attendees without parent/guardian -   Students up to and including 6th graders need to be with an adult and may be included on that adult’s registration form.  Students in grade 7 and up may participate with no adult but do need to have a registration form that a parent/guardian has signed.  
REGISTRATION FORM  ( https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-mQBw7-DxMRUnF0ejVQRWZuTDF6VXRHYVFkUDgxdE9aTTFJ/view?usp=sharing- Forms will be available at the event - Sunday, November 5th 

Oct 16 - 20

posted Oct 20, 2017, 6:57 AM by Douglas Totten   [ updated Oct 20, 2017, 7:01 AM ]



EVENTS  
PEER OUTREACH NEWS
Check out the Peer Outreach Page for information on Bullying Prevention Awareness Week, held October 2-6, and Red Ribbon Week, October 23-27! Peer Outreach meets every Friday at 8am and is open to students in all grades!


STUDENT COUNCIL NEWS
  • First dance is Friday, October 20 from 7:00-9:30 in the cafe. This will be a "Neon" dance. Students are encouraged to wear white or neon colored clothing. Peer Outreach will be selling bottled water for $1.00 , and door prizes will be awarded throughout the evening.
  • Next week is Red Ribbon Week. Student council purchased Red Ribbon Week bracelets for students and staff. These will be distributed  through homerooms and staff mailboxes on Monday, October 23. Wear and keep your bracelets all week, as they count on Friday for Dress Red Day!
  • Next Wednesday, October 25, student council representatives and chorus members will be visiting Presidential Oaks in Concord. Chorus will be singing to residents, and council members will be visiting and handing out homemade cards and carnations. We will return to BMS at 5:00 pm
  • Next Friday, October 27, student council will be hosting the annual Red Ribbon Week Autumn fest assembly in the gym from 1:45-3:00 pm. Dress Red Day grade level classroom winners will be announced, as will the total amount of students pledging to stay drug free. Any student who wishes to have a chance to participate in the assembly games should give their name to their homeroom representative.

PTO 5th & 6th DANCE (HELP NEEDED)

The PTO needs volunteers for the 5th & 6th Grade dance next Friday October 27 from 7-8:30pmat BMS.  We will need need 2 volunteers for sale of tickets to the dance during 5th grade lunch: Gr. 5 12:40-1:10

We are also looking for 5-6 volunteers for chaperones 7-8:30, d
onations of Water, cookies and snacks will also be needed.  If you are able to help please email Heather Wood at heatherwood.bow@gmail.com


FALL SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR

DESTINATION IMAGINATION

The temperatures have begun to drop, the leaves are changing to bright yellows, reds, and oranges, and the Destination Imagination season is finally beginning! I am excited to bring back some of the teams that we had compete last year as well as bring in any prospective teams that are looking to solve problems, be creative, and most importantly, HAVE FUN!

We will be hosting a DI Information night at BMS in Room A (Grade 6 Wing)  where we will discuss what the DI program is, how to become involved, and we will have the opportunity to attempt a challenge similar to what teams would during a competition. Students in grades 5 - 8 and families interested in participation on a DI team are invited to attend.  nformation about the DI program and registration forms will be available. Information about Destination Imagination can be found at: www.nh-di.org.  

Questions or concerns? Contact Adam Storer at astorer@bownet.org


PARENT TEACHER CONFERENCES

Parent-Teacher Conferences will be held on Thursday, November 9 from 1:30 - 8:00  and Friday November 10 throughout the regular school day. You may schedule a conference by calling the office at 225-3212 x 401.

The duration of each conferences is limited in an effort to accommodate as many parents as possible and still provide adequate time for discussion.  To respect parents schedules (including those who have booked for multiple children) we will look to keep the conferences running on schedule.  Any parent who is unable to schedule a conference during this time or finds that they needed more time, is more then welcome to schedule one throughout the school year.  

Many of our teachers work with students in multiple grades and/or multiple schools.  Please let the office know when you are calling if you would also like to meet with one of the following teachers and they will do their best to accommodate this:

  • A “Specials” teacher:  Math Specialist, Art, Music, Health, Computer Literacy, Tech Ed., Physical Education, FACS, Conflict Resolution, Transition, Project Alert, Decision Making, Chorus, Band,  and Reading Specialists (Mrs. Begley is available at BMS on Nov 9th)
  • The following foreign language teachers:  Ms. Jiang (available at BMS on November 10th), Ms. Khasanova (available at BMS  on November 9th), and Ms. Gridley (available both days)
  • A teacher that is shared between two grades:  Ms. Arndt or Ms. George

As always, the faculty is looking forward to meeting you and discussing your child’s academic progress.


STEEL MAT WRESTLING CLUB

STEEL MAT CLUB is now accepting registrations for our youth wrestling program.  The program is open to Bow and Dunbarton residents in 3rd  grade through 8th grade. The start date is November 20th at the Bow High School. Please Register at Steelclubnd@gmail.com . The mission of the Steel Mat Club is to develop and nurture young athletes’ self-confidence, skill and ability level while introducing them to a competitive individual sport. 


BOW  ANNUAL SKI & SKATE SALE
Volunteers are needed for the annual Bow PTO Ski & Skate Sale.  This event needs volunteers to help set up Friday October 20th and during the sale on Saturday October 21st.  ***If you volunteer, you can shop early***.  More info about volunteering and to sign up:  http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0a44a5ae2aaa8-annual.  More information about the event:  https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-mQBw7-DxMRSjdrNDFHdVBPRGFSajBzakJDZmk0TFlJdHlR/view?usp=sharing

BOW POPS
Introducing: Bow Pops Enrichment Awards – We need your support.  With donations from you, each year Bow POPS will award financial assistance to Bow students to help offset the costs of attending camps and other performing arts opportunities. For the informational flyer:  https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-mQBw7-DxMRZVFkR1dTZk0ydnUwRERXa1NaZ0J3MjVUVzZZ/view?usp=sharing  For more information:  bowperformingarts.com/bow-pops


"GET OUT AND WALK DAY" - SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 5
Bow High School - 1:30 Check in and 2:00 Start Time.  Join the Bow and Dunbarton School District Wellness Committees, in collaboration with Bow Parks & Recreation, for the 1st "Get Out and Walk Day" - Our way to promote and emphasize the importance of healthy habits, physical activity and build a sense of community.  
This 2 mile TRAIL route will begin and end at the Bow High School Track 

Age of attendees without parent/guardian -   Students up to and including 6th graders need to be with an adult and may be included on that adult’s registration form.  Students in grade 7 and up may participate with no adult but do need to have a registration form that a parent/guardian has signed.  
REGISTRATION FORM  ( https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-mQBw7-DxMRUnF0ejVQRWZuTDF6VXRHYVFkUDgxdE9aTTFJ/view?usp=sharing- Forms will be available at the event - Sunday, November 5th 

Oct 9 - 13

posted Oct 13, 2017, 12:35 PM by Douglas Totten

PARENT TEACHER CONFERENCES

Parent-Teacher Conferences will be held on Thursday, November 9 from 1:30 - 8:00  and Friday November 10 throughout the regular school day. You may schedule a conference by calling the office at 225-3212 x 401.

The duration of each conferences is limited in an effort to accommodate as many parents as possible and still provide adequate time for discussion.  To respect parents schedules (including those who have booked for multiple children) we will look to keep the conferences running on schedule.  Any parent who is unable to schedule a conference during this time or finds that they needed more time, is more then welcome to schedule one throughout the school year.  

Many of our teachers work with students in multiple grades and/or multiple schools.  Please let the office know when you are calling if you would also like to meet with one of the following teachers and they will do their best to accommodate this:

  • A “Specials” teacher:  Math Specialist, Art, Music, Health, Computer Literacy, Tech Ed., Physical Education, FACS, Conflict Resolution, Transition, Project Alert, Decision Making, Chorus, Band,  and Reading Specialists (Mrs. Begley is available at BMS on Nov 9th)
  • The following foreign language teachers:  Ms. Jiang (available at BMS on November 10th), Ms. Khasanova (available at BMS  on November 9th), and Ms. Gridley (available both days)
  • A teacher that is shared between two grades:  Ms. Arndt or Ms. George

As always, the faculty is looking forward to meeting you and discussing your child’s academic progress.


EVENTS  
STUDENT COUNCIL NEWS
  • During the month of September BMS raised $229.00 for the American Red Cross, and $212.58 for the Humane Society of the United States. These funds will go towards disaster relief. Well done BMS!
  • The 7th and 8th grade Neon Dance is October 20 in the cafe from 7:00-9:30. Tickets will be sold during lunches Wednesday, Oct. 18- Friday, Oct.20 for $5.00. Water will be sold  at this dance by Peer Outreach. Door prizes will be awarded.
  • Red Ribbon Week will be celebrated at BMS the week of  October 23-27
  • Wednesday, October 25 student council representatives and chorus students will be visiting Presidential Oaks in Concord from 3:30-5:00 pm. Anyone who would like to make a "Happy Autumn" card for students to hand out to  residents may do so. Please give all homemade cards to a student council representatives by Wednesday, October 25
  • The BMS annual Autumn assembly will be Friday, October 27  in the gym from 2:00-3:00. Student council representatives welcome student suggestions for game ideas. Game ideas due by Monday, October 16.
Happy Autumn! Jan Eskeland & Terri George

NEWS FROM EARLY ACT- POLIO FUNDRAISER
World Polio Day is on October 24th. Polio affects children ages five and under. There are still 3 countries in our world whose children are still contracting polio. The Rotary club and the Early Act Club want to help these countries get the number of vaccinations they need to finally eradicate polio once and for all. Next week through October 24th the Early Act Club will be collecting pennies for polio. Each homeroom will have a jar in their classroom to collect donations. Any little bit helps. Thank you in advance for your help.

BOW  ANNUAL SKI & SKATE SALE
Volunteers are needed for the annual Bow PTO Ski & Skate Sale.  This event needs volunteers to help set up Friday October 20th and during the sale on Saturday October 21st.  ***If you volunteer, you can shop early***.  More info about volunteering and to sign up:  http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0a44a5ae2aaa8-annual.  More information about the event:  https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-mQBw7-DxMRSjdrNDFHdVBPRGFSajBzakJDZmk0TFlJdHlR/view?usp=sharing

BOW POPS
Introducing: Bow Pops Enrichment Awards – We need your support.  With donations from you, each year Bow POPS will award financial assistance to Bow students to help offset the costs of attending camps and other performing arts opportunities. For the informational flyer:  https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-mQBw7-DxMRZVFkR1dTZk0ydnUwRERXa1NaZ0J3MjVUVzZZ/view?usp=sharing  For more information:  bowperformingarts.com/bow-pops

SAFETY EDUCATOR (Newletter created by the Office of the State Fire Marshall)
Below is the NH State Fire Marshal's  Safety Educator newsletter. This monthly newsletter is in its 5th year of distribution is geared towards PreK-Gr8 families throughout the State.  The information provided is intended to bring awareness, and create conversations, on fire and life safety in a gentle and effective manner. 
BAC BASKETBALL PROGRAM
Bow Athletic Club is now accepting registrations for our youth basketball program.  The program is open to Bow and Dunbarton residents in 1st grade through high school.  Evaluations of players begin as early as Sunday October 15th, so do not wait to register.   Registration to close October 15th. Failure to register before that date will result in a $25 late fee. To register go to: http://bowathleticclub.siplay.com/site/ and for more information, visit our website at: http://www.bowathleticclub.com or contact Bryce Larrabee (bryce_larrabee@trg.com).

"GET OUT AND WALK DAY" - SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 5
Bow High School - 1:30 Check in and 2:00 Start Time.  Join the Bow and Dunbarton School District Wellness Committees, in collaboration with Bow Parks & Recreation, for the 1st "Get Out and Walk Day" - Our way to promote and emphasize the importance of healthy habits, physical activity and build a sense of community.  
This 2 mile TRAIL route will begin and end at the Bow High School Track 

Age of attendees without parent/guardian -   Students up to and including 6th graders need to be with an adult and may be included on that adult’s registration form.  Students in grade 7 and up may participate with no adult but do need to have a registration form that a parent/guardian has signed.  
REGISTRATION FORM  ( https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-mQBw7-DxMRUnF0ejVQRWZuTDF6VXRHYVFkUDgxdE9aTTFJ/view?usp=sharing- Forms will be available at the event - Sunday, November 5th 

Oct 2 - 6

posted Oct 5, 2017, 12:38 PM by Douglas Totten

EVENTS  
  • Oct 6:  No School (NEA Day for teachers)
  • Oct 9:  No School (Columbus Day)  
  • Nov 5:  "Get Out and Walk Day"  please see information below 

BAC BASKETBALL PROGRAM
Bow Athletic Club is now accepting registrations for our youth basketball program.  The program is open to Bow and Dunbarton residents in 1st grade through high school.  Evaluations of players begin as early as Sunday October 15th, so do not wait to register.   Registration to close October 15th. Failure to register before that date will result in a $25 late fee. To register go to: http://bowathleticclub.siplay.com/site/ and for more information, visit our website at: http://www.bowathleticclub.com or contact Bryce Larrabee (bryce_larrabee@trg.com).

BMS COMPUTER CLUB
BMS Computer Club meets on Tuesdays 3:10-4:00 pm. in Mrs. Hall's Computer Literacy lab. It is open to all students in grades 5-8. Our first meeting will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017. Come join the fun!

BMS MATH TEAM
Do you enjoy math? If so, you are invited to join the BMS Math Team! Students in grades 5-8 participate in weekly practices and compete in a meet once a month against area schools. Practices are held on Thursday mornings, 8:00-8:30 in Mrs. Pribis's room (grades 5 & 6) and in Mrs. Hall's room (grades 7 & 8.) Our first meeting will be held on Thursday, Oct.5. Come join the fun!

"GET OUT AND WALK DAY" - SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 5
Bow High School - 1:30 Check in and 2:00 Start Time.  Join the Bow and Dunbarton School District Wellness Committees, in collaboration with Bow Parks & Recreation, for the 1st "Get Out and Walk Day" - Our way to promote and emphasize the importance of healthy habits, physical activity and build a sense of community.  
This 2 mile TRAIL route will begin and end at the Bow High School Track 

Age of attendees without parent/guardian -   Students up to and including 6th graders need to be with an adult and may be included on that adult’s registration form.  Students in grade 7 and up may participate with no adult but do need to have a registration form that a parent/guardian has signed.  
REGISTRATION FORM  ( https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-mQBw7-DxMRUnF0ejVQRWZuTDF6VXRHYVFkUDgxdE9aTTFJ/view?usp=sharing- Forms will be available at the event - Sunday, November 5th 


PANORAMA STUDENT SURVEY

This fall we will again be administering a survey to students asking for their feedback in the areas of sense of belonging, expectations and rigor, pedagogical effectiveness and grit.  This survey will take place in a class between October 16 and 27.


The data from this survey will be used to help us reflect on our program.  Students in grades 3-12 will participate in the survey.  Data will be reported out in aggregate form by building.  A percent of positive responses will be calculated for each of the four areas.  Student responses will be confidential.  The survey is designed so that there is no identifiable information between students’ responses and the resulting aggregate data.   


Garnering feedback from stakeholders in a formal manner is part of our strategic plan.  Family surveys and faculty surveys will follow in the spring.  Aggregate data from all of these surveys will allow us a wide angle look at our program.


We look forward to receiving feedback from our students.  If you do not want your student to participate in this survey please contact Doug Totten (dtotten@bownet.org) on or before October 11, to let them know that you are requesting your student not participate in the student survey.


Surveys can be found at the following link: http://dgage32.wixsite.com/sau-67-office-of-cia/services

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