June 19 - 22

posted Jun 22, 2017, 6:18 AM by Douglas Totten

As we finish another year at BMS we want to thank you for entrusting us with your children and for the partnership that is formed between home and school.  Each day we find reasons to be proud of our community and the individuals who make it up.  We believe this year has brought positive memories and learning to all.  We wish our students a great summer and we either look forward to welcoming them back or hope the best to those that are leaving BMS.  We also have many adults who are beginning new adventures outside of BMS.  

 

Thank you to Sara Wight who has been teaching here for the past three years and will be starting her travels out west this summer.  Including in those moving on, are six retirees.  We as a whole wish to thank them for the dedication, passion, and caring that they have shown both the adults and students of BMS and the community.  

 

We wish the best to: Wendy Wetterer, Cathy Martone, Marie McMillen, Katherine Haubrich, Christy Romano, and Anita Shaw!!!


Events
End of Year Report Cards
End of year report cards will be made available to view on Infinite Campus (IC) about a week after the end of school.  We will send out an email notifying you when they are ready to be viewed.  

Schedules for Next Year
Student Schedules for next year will be made available on Infinite Campus (IC) around the middle of August.  An email will be sent out when the schedules are finalized and available to be viewed.  

Infinite Campus- Parent Portal

Infinite Campus (IC) is our student information database which includes our grade book.  The parent portal is the part of IC that connects parents to their student(s) information, including grades, attendance, and assessment data.  The portal can be found by connecting to the district webpage (bownet.org) or by using the following web address: https://campus.bownet.org/campus/portal/bow.jsp 


If you have never signed in before and need your activation code please contact contact the main office (225-3212). Parents who have signed in before who are now having troubles should contact Roy Bailey through email, rbailey@bownet.org.  


Student Council News

The last dance on Friday, June 2 was a great success! We would like to thank all of our amazing parent chaperons. Without you we would not have our fun filled dances!

We would also like to thank  the members of the 2016-17 Student Council for an incredible year of fun, hard work, and excellent dedication to our school community! We wish our eighth graders all the best as they move up to Bow High! We will miss you.

Now that elections are over we would like to thank everyone who ran for next year's council. Campaign turn out and efforts were impressive.  Congratulations to  those who were elected to next years council. Rest up and enjoy your summer. Next yearwill be busy!

Happy Summer, Jan Eskeland & Terri George

June 12 - 16

posted Jun 16, 2017, 7:39 AM by Douglas Totten

Events
End of Year Report Cards
End of year report cards will be made available to view on Infinite Campus (IC) about a week after the end of school.  We will send out an email notifying you when they are ready to be viewed.  

Peer Outreach News
Peer Outreach students had their last meeting today with an end of the year party. 8th grade students passed on words of wisdom to the "underclassman", encouraging them to continue their involvement in Peer Outreach. 8th grade students were given "High School Survival Kits". Visit the Peer Outreach page to read some of the INSPIRING words shared!

BMS Fall Sports Info 
Sign up sheets 
​are out on the table next to the office
.  A new blue 
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Permission to Play
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 form MUST be filled out for EACH sport a student plays.  Be sure physicals are updated and our nurse has a copy.
​ See Mrs. Ireland if you have any questions.​
Informational meetings will be held for Soccer and Field Hockey on the first day of school.  This year we will hold these brief meetings (15 minutes
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during school hours (2:50pm) and students will take their bus home. 
X-Country will NOT hold an info meeting and will have an info letter sent home before their first practice.  The team members will be purchasing matching T-shirts as their uniform this year.
Any questions contact Liz Worth at 225-3212 x-418 until June 22nd or after August 25th.
GO WILDCATS!


BMS Annual Book Exchange -There's still time to participate!

BMS Annual Book Exchange - Books can be brought and exchanged Monday, June 19 between 8:45 - 3:00.. Thank you, volunteers, for helping with the book exchange!

More details:  https://docs.google.com/document/d/1TMkHwn7P_9GTUW4T4usQDxpyB5Ir5siBycF7NuuvlGc/edit?usp=sharing


Friends of the Baker Free Library Raffle
Nintendo Switch Raffle.  June 16 - July 15.  One ticket for $10 and three tickets for $25.  Available at the circulation desk at the Baker Free Library.  The money raised will go to support the museum pass program and other library events.  

Camp 603, A New Outdoor Adventure Summer Camp (Limited Seats Remaining)  
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


June 5 - 9

posted Jun 9, 2017, 7:02 AM by Douglas Totten   [ updated Jun 9, 2017, 7:03 AM ]



Events
For Fall Sports
For 8th graders only - BHS Fall sports information meeting will be held on Tuesday June 13th at 3:25pm @ BHS.  Any 8th grader planning on participating in a Fall sports program next year MUST attend.  For more info call BHS @ 228-2210.

For Bow Memorial Sports Fall 2017:
Sign up sheets will be put out Friday June 9th.  A new blue Permission to Play form MUST be filled out for EACH sport a student plays.  Be sure physicals are updated and our nurse has a copy.
Informational meetings will be held for Soccer and Field Hockey on the first day of school.  This year we will hold these brief meetings (15 minutes)during school hours (2:50pm) and students will take their bus home. X-Country will NOT hold an info meeting and will have an info letter sent home before their first practice.  The team members will be purchasing matching T-shirts as their uniform this year.
Any questions contact Liz Worth at 225-3212 x-418 until June 22nd or after August 25th.
GO WILDCATS!

Lunch Account Information 
At the end of the school year it is important to understand what happens with your lunch account balances. If you are continuing at the Bow Memorial school or heading up to Bow High School Your account balance will simply roll over to next school year and you don't have to worry about a thing.If you are leaving the district you must request to have any remaining funds mailed to you. You can email tcarbone@bownet.org or call 603-228-2210 x 316 and I will be able to assist you. on a final note, we do not allow charging the last few weeks of school. Your student must have an account balance or have cash on hand so they are able to pay for purchases. This does not apply to any student who may receive free meals.
Thank you for understanding and please call or email with further questions.
Tyfany Carbone, Food Service Director, Bow School District

Dunbarton Late Bus
 The last day of the Dunbarton late bus will be Friday June 9th.  

IS YOUR CHILD SCARED FOR HIGH SCHOOL?

 

Hello! My name is Shannon Murray and I’m a rising senior at Bow High School. For my senior project I am helping 8th graders transition into high school.

 

This project will include

  • Study Sessions at the Baker Free from 1-3 on Tuesday’s and Thursday’s

  • Visits to the High School to open lockers and locate classrooms

  • Question and Answer times with high school students

ASK YOUR KIDS! I presented to all 8th grade American History classes on Thursday June 1st.

 

Some students who have shown interest wrote the parent’s email for me to get in contact with. If you want your child involved in this opportunity, have them give their parent's email to Ms. Arndt by the week before school ends.

 *Any questions, please email me at shanmurray@bhs.bownet.org *


Music Department Events

Each year we put on our music banquet night.  This night allows us to talk with each other, relax, and reflect on our year.  We will have a slideshow of pictures of our students, as well as some awards for music students that went above and beyond this year.  This event is not a mandatory event to attend, but we hope to see you all there!

 

Music Banquet (Chorus, band, and strings in grades 5-8)

Date: Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Time: 6:30 pm - 7:30

Location: BMS Cafeteria and Gymasium

Food: Popcorn and drinks will be served.

Activities: Awards and slideshow

 

5th & 6th Canobie Lake Trip

Date: Friday, June 16, 2017

Departure Time: noon

Permissions Slips Due: Friday, June 9, 2017

Lunch: 6th graders will eat lunch during their normal lunch time at BMS. 5th graders need to bring a bag lunch or purchase a lunch at Canobie Lake Park.

Return to BMS: around 6 pm

 

8th Grade Transition Celebration

Date: Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Time: 5:30 pm

Location: BHS auditorium

Music: 8th grade chorus students will sing the National Anthem and I was Here as part of the celebration.


Peer Outreach News
On  June 2, BMS Peer Outreach students participated in a field day hosted by the Bow High School Peer Outreach Club. Team building, cooperation, games, and fun were all part of the day! 78 BMS students attended and had a blast! Visit the BMS Peer Outreach page for more information and pictures!

BMS Annual Book Exchange

BMS Annual Book Exchange - As a way to get "new" reading material in the hands of the students for summer reading, there will be a BMS Book Exchange. Collection days will be June 12, 13, 14 and 15. Exchange dates will be June 16 and June 19It would be helpful to have parent volunteers to help with the book exchange Friday, June 16 and Monday, June 19. Please contact Anita Shaw, ashaw@bownet.org, if you have time available on either of those days between 8:45 and 3:00.  


More details:  https://docs.google.com/document/d/1TMkHwn7P_9GTUW4T4usQDxpyB5Ir5siBycF7NuuvlGc/edit?usp=sharing



May 30 - June 2

posted Jun 2, 2017, 6:07 AM by Douglas Totten

Events
BMS EarlyAct Club News 
The BMS EarlyAct club recently held a bake sale at the Rotary Car Show. The money they raised will be used to help support the Wildcat Habitat project, as well as Heifer International. EarlyAct (like InterAct at the high school) is a service club supported through Rotary. This was the first year of the club here at BMS and we are looking forward to more members joining us in the fall.
Student Council News

1. The last BMS dance of this school year is this Friday, June 2 from 7:00-9:30 in the cafe. It will have a Hawaiian theme! Dance tickets will cost $5.00, and be sold during seventh and eighth grade lunches this Wednesday through Friday. Water will be sold at the dance for $1.00, and door prizes will be awarded throughout the evening. 

2. The Bow PD 8th grade Lock-In is this Friday, June 2 from 10:00 pm, through Saturday, June 3 at 5:00 am. It will be at the Concord YMCA. Tickets for this fun eighth grade event will be sold during eighth grade lunches this Wednesday through Friday. A parent signed permission form is required, and tickets cost $20.00 each.

3. BMS Council campaign week is Monday, June 5 through Friday, June 9. All candidates are encouraged to put up two posters, and may choose to hand out stickers or buttons during non-academic times. No other campaign materials are allowed. Speeches and voting in grades 5, 6 & 7 will take place June 8 or 9. Day and time will be determined at each grade level. Results will be announced at the end of the day Friday, June 9.

Looking for a way to thank that special teacher, bus driver... Bow Star Awards Info

If you are looking for a way to say thank you to a Teacher, Bus Driver or anyone else as the end of the school year approaches please consider giving the Recognition of a Bow Schools Foundation STAR award.  The recipient will receive a very nice certificate and your donation will benefit the Bow Schools through the BSF.  If you wish to learn more about this opportunity just click on the following link: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1spOBkClEOQsTPCaTsm4emVvaN0byevSRSZDQL2DImpI/edit?usp=sharing


NOTES FROM THE BMS NURSE

It has been a great school year and we are looking forward to Dunbarton students joining us again in the fall!  Summertime offers a whole lot of new adventures and a whole lot of taking precautions: bike helmets, life vests, sunscreen, bug repellent, staying hydrated, having fun while catching up on sleep and relaxation.

 

MEDICATIONS AND EMERGENCY PLANS FOR 2017/2018

The Nurse's Office needs updated paperwork annually on any students whose medical conditions may require treatment at school. FORMS are available at this time for download from the BMS Nurse website. Food Allergy Action Plans and Asthma Action Plans are typically provided by the prescribing physician along with the signing of the medication forms. Sometimes you may need to ask. Students who have Diabetes should get an updated Health Plan from their endocrinologist, along with medication permit forms signed for Insulin and Glucagon.

Don’t forget to pick up any medications from the nurse, if you haven’t already.  We can’t safely store medications here during the summer.

 

STUDENT  PARTICIPATION IN FALL SPORTS

Any student hoping to try-out or participate in a Fall Sport must have an updated Physical Exam (within the last 2 years) on file PRIOR TO THE START OF SCHOOL on August 30, 2017.  Most doctors’ offices do a nice computer print-out.

There is still room in the ImPACT Baseline Concussion Clinic on Tuesday June 13th. Email Mrs. Ireland at direland@bownet.org to sign up or for questions.

 

Entering SEVENTH GRADE

Physical Exams: Students entering 7th grade need an updated Physical Exam on file from within the last year per Bow District Policy.

NOTE: This is an impending policy change and students who met the one year physical exam requirement in 6th grade will be allowed a 2 year window and do not need to submit a new form.  

 

Immunizations: Tdap, HPV, and Meningitis vaccines are recommended at 11-12 years of age. 2017/2018 New Hampshire School Immunization Requirements  now require a record of receiving a Tdap (one time adolescent Tetanus/Pertussis Booster) prior to entrance into 7th grade. You can check your child’s Health Portal to be sure we have this information on file at school. Here is a link for the recommended immunization schedule. NH Immunization Schedule

 

I am in and out during the summer and check voice-mail and e-mail periodically. There will be summer secretary coverage in the main office to receive mail or paperwork. I will be returning full time along with the teachers on August 28th.

 

Have a Safe and Healthy Summer!

Donna Ireland, RN


May 22 - 26

posted May 26, 2017, 7:11 AM by Douglas Totten


Events
  • May 29:  No School (Memorial Day)
  • June 1:  Band and Chorus spring concert- please see below for more information  
  • June 2:  7th and 8th grade dance at BMS from 7 to 9:30pm.  Bow PD Lock-In for 8th graders directly follows the dance.  
  • June 22:  Early Release and last day of school (1:10 dismissal)  
  • June 23:  21st annual Falcons Booster Club Golf Tournament.  More info and to sign up:  http://www.bowboosterclub.com/
  • July 17:  Town of Bow- Medical / Mental Health Registration Event.  From 5:30pm to 7:30pm at the BHS Library.  More info:  https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-mQBw7-DxMRU3dsQmI2Vmh5REJDS1Foc3VDQU4xRDlTRXNV/view?usp=sharing 

Concert June 1, 2017


Our final concert of the year will take place on June 1 at 6:30 pm.  This concert will feature our grades 5-8 string ensemble, grades 7&8 jazz ensemble, grades 5-8 concert bands, as well as grades 5-8 choral ensembles.  Our students have worked extremely hard throughout the year and we are excited to show their work to you!  This concert will be starting earlier than previous concerts, as there are many performances throughout the evening.

 

When:  June 1, concert starts at 6:30

Where:  BHS Auditorium

Arrival time:  6:10 for all band and string ensemble members, 7:10 for all chorus members.

Dress:  Concert dress


BLACKSMITH (ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCY)

Bow PTO and grade 7 will be hosting Artist-in-Resident Blacksmith, Garry Kalajian on Tuesday, June 6 and Wednesday, June 7.  Mr. Kalajian will demonstrate the workings of a forge and anvil as well as share the traditional art of blacksmithing with each grade 7 social studies class. In addition he will be working with small groups of interested students on blacksmithing projects.  


Math- Summer Skills Sharpener
Students have been sent home with an order form for the Summer Math Skills Sharpener with.  If you would like to order a book through the school, the forms are due back by 6/2  to the math teachers. Copy of order form:  https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-mQBw7-DxMRU2hVUlhNTkV2SE0/view?usp=sharing

8th Grade Return (from Sargent Camp)
8th graders will be returning form Sargent Camp around 1:30 pm on Friday.  Students are free to leave as soon as they retrieve their luggage.  Please be sure your student picks up their medication prior to leaving BMS on Friday afternoon.   In the event that you can not arrange for your child to be picked up at 1:30 they may take the bus home but their luggage may not go with them on the bus.

New Outdoor Adventure Summer Camp, Camp 603 (Limited Seats Remaining) 

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

ImPACT Baseline Concussion Clinics

 

The Bow School District is continuing with a concussion management program for our students.  In order to better manage concussions sustained by our students, we have acquired a software tool called ImPACT (Immediate Post Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing).  ImPACT is a computerized exam utilized in many sports programs to help with the management of concussions. It is used to help diagnose and treat head injuries.

  • Student in grades 7 - 12 who play contact sports are strongly encouraged to have a baseline ImPACT test within 2 years prior to athletic participation and every 2 years thereafter.
  • ImPACT baseline test clinics are being offered this Spring at BMS on Tuesday mornings June 6th and June 13th for students who will be in grades 7, 8, or 9 in the Fall of 2017.
  • Students must PRE-REGISTER with the BMS Nurse, Donna Ireland, RN by email at direland@bownet.org to sign up for a time to take the test.
  • The attached Consent Form and Baseline Worksheet should be completed and given to the nurse prior to the the exam.​ Consent Form: https://docs.google.com/a/bownet.org/viewer?a=v&pid=sites&srcid=Ym93bmV0Lm9yZ3xibXMtd2Vla2x5LW1lc3NlbmdlcnxneDo3Nzk5NTIyMjY0OTJlMjRj 
  • 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. Tests will be used to inform treatment plans and school accommodations.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Donna Ireland, RN at direland@bownet.org​​

May 15 - 19

posted May 19, 2017, 8:43 AM by Douglas Totten


Events
  • May 29:  No School (Memorial Day)
  • June 1:  Band and Chorus spring concert
  • June 2:  7th and 8th grade dance at BMS from 7 to 9:30pm.  Bow PD Lock-In for 8th graders directly follows the dance.  
  • June 22:  Early Release and last day of school (1:10 dismissal)  
  • June 23:  21st annual Falcons Booster Club Golf Tournament.  More info and to sign up:  http://www.bowboosterclub.com/
Student Council News
The BMS 19th Annual Walk-a-thon was Thursday, May 4 on the school track. As a school community we raised a total of just over $4,000.!  We donated just over $2,000. to both Bow Welfare and Doctors Without Borders. Thank you to everyone who supported this year's very successful event!

BMS 7th and 8th Grade Dance will be Friday, June 2 from 7:00-9:30 in the cafe! We will be selling water for a dollar, and awarding door prizes throughout the evening. Tickets will be sold for $5.00 during lunches Wednesday, May 31 through 
Friday, June 2The Bow PD Lock-In for eighth graders directly follows the dance. It will be held at the Concord YMCA from 10:00 PM Friday, June 2, to 5:00 AM Saturday, June 3. Tickets are $20.00 each.

BMS Student Council essays are due Friday, May 19. Please turn your essay in to Mrs. George or Mrs. Eskeland in person or via Google Docs. Campaign week will be June 5- June 9. Speeches and voting in grades 5, 6 & 7 will be held either Thursday or Friday of that week.
6th Grade Greek Day
Greek Day in quickly approaching! It's scheduled for next Thursday, May 25th. We are still in need of parent volunteers to help facilitate the activities and make some wonderful Greek food. Many of you have already very generously signed up...thank you! If anyone has extra time and can sign up for an additional activity, we would greatly appreciate it!!

Please connect to the following SignUpGenius for more information and ways to volunteer and contribute:  http://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050b4ea8ad28a64-6thgrade

Bow Athletic Club (BAC) 2017 Soccer Program – Registration OPEN!

The Bow Athletic Club (BAC) is now accepting online registrations for their Fall 2017 Soccer program for Grades 1-8. Register today by visiting our online registration site at: http://www.sportssignup.com/Bow-Athletic-Club-Online-Registration.start.  For more information regarding our soccer program, visit our Soccer Page at: http://www.bowathleticclub.com/clubs/1537

Bow Athletic Club provides an opportunity for all children that want to play soccer, regardless of ability and experience. Play will be conducted for children from grades 1-8.  We strive to achieve the best balance of having fun and being competitive. Register online at www.bowathleticclub.com by July 14th


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

ImPACT Baseline Concussion Clinics

 

The Bow School District is continuing with a concussion management program for our students.  In order to better manage concussions sustained by our students, we have acquired a software tool called ImPACT (Immediate Post Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing).  ImPACT is a computerized exam utilized in many sports programs to help with the management of concussions. It is used to help diagnose and treat head injuries.

  • Student in grades 7 - 12 who play contact sports are strongly encouraged to have a baseline ImPACT test within 2 years prior to athletic participation and every 2 years thereafter.
  • ImPACT baseline test clinics are being offered this Spring at BMS on Tuesday mornings June 6th and June 13th for students who will be in grades 7, 8, or 9 in the Fall of 2017.
  • Students must PRE-REGISTER with the BMS Nurse, Donna Ireland, RN by email at direland@bownet.org to sign up for a time to take the test.
  • The attached Consent Form and Baseline Worksheet should be completed and given to the nurse prior to the the exam.​ Consent Form: https://docs.google.com/a/bownet.org/viewer?a=v&pid=sites&srcid=Ym93bmV0Lm9yZ3xibXMtd2Vla2x5LW1lc3NlbmdlcnxneDo3Nzk5NTIyMjY0OTJlMjRj 
  • 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. Tests will be used to inform treatment plans and school accommodations.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Donna Ireland, RN at direland@bownet.org​​

May 8 - 12

posted May 12, 2017, 7:02 AM by Douglas Totten


BMS Drama Production of "Once Upon A Mattress" at BHS at 7pm.  Our students on the stage and behind the scenes are very excited to show you the culmination of all their hard work.  We look forward to this night each year and wish them all well.  Thank you to all the adults who make this experience possible.  

Events
  • May 29:  No School (Memorial Day)
  • June 1:  Band and Chorus spring concert
  • June 22:  Early Release and last day of school (1:10 dismissal)  
  • June 23:  21st annual Falcons Booster Club Golf Tournament.  More info and to sign up:  http://www.bowboosterclub.com/
6th Grade Mythology Fair

MYTHOLOGY FAIR (THURSDAY, MAY 18, 1:45-2:45). Please come and support the 6th Grade and learn some really cool stuff about Greek mythology!

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Upcoming Music Dates
  • May 29:  Memorial Day Observance, Bow Gazebo (Grade 7&8 Band)
  • June 1:  Spring Concert, BHS Auditorium (All performing ensembles, concert starts at 6:30)
  • June 9:  Grade 7&8 Music Trip to Canobie (Departs at 12:00, back to BMS at 6:00)
  • June 13:  BMS Music Banquet (6:30 start...more information coming soon)
  • June 16:  Grade 5&6 Music Trip to Canobie (Departs at 12:00, back to BMS at 6:00)
*Students will be/have been receiving packets for these events with detailed information.  

School Counseling News  
The most recent issue of Middle Years can be found on the BMS Counseling page at: https://sites.google.com/a/bownet.org/bms-school-counseling/home/middle-years

Summer Girls Basketball Clinics (girls entering grades 5-8)
The Girls Basketball program at BHS is offering a summer bball clinic to girls entering grades 5-8 in July. Some info is below and attached. Thanks!  


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

6th Grade Greek Day

Greek Day is May 25th.  Please mark your calendar. We are looking for volunteers to make food and help with activities. Bridget Windsor and Mary Beth Vozzella will be organizing the day.  

Please connect to the following SignUpGenius for more information and ways to volunteer and contribute:  http://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050b4ea8ad28a64-6thgrade

You can also contact Ms. Perkins with questions (eperkins@bownet.org).

May 1 - 5

posted May 5, 2017, 6:44 AM by Douglas Totten

Events
  • May 5:  5th and 6th grade dance from 7:00 - 8:30 at BMS
  • June 22:  Last Day of School- Early Release (1:10 dismissal)  

Order Your Yearbook!

Student Council News

Staff Appreciation Week is May 1-5. All BMS staff members received a BMS water bottle and a Staff Appreciation Poem authored by Jack Roberge and Ben Berube. Thanks to everyone for all you do to make BMS a wonderful place to be and learn!

*The 19th Annual BMS Charity Walk-a-thon was held Thursday, May 4 from 9:00-2:30! What a beautiful day for an important community event! Student Council would like to thank all staff and students at BMS for a fantastic turnout of walkers and donations! All donations were designated for either Bow Welfare or Doctors Without Borders. Anyone wishing to still donate to either charity may do so until the end of the week! Give your donation to Mrs. George, Mrs. Eskeland, or the main office.  Donation totals TBA soon!

*Essays for next year's Student Council are due Friday, May 19. Give your essay to Mrs. George or Mrs. Eskeland. Campaign week and elections will be held the week of June 5.

*Dance to be held Friday, June 2, in the cafe from 7:00-9:30! Tickets will be sold during seventh and eighth grade lunches Wednesday, May 31 - Friday, June 2. Tickets cost $5.00. Water will be sold for $1.00 at the dance. Door prizes will be awarded throughout the evening.

*Bow Police Department "Lock In" for eighth grade students will directly follow the June 2 dance, and be held at the Concord YMCA from 10:00 pm - 5:00 am Saturday, June 3. This special and fun event can only happen with eighth grade parent volunteers and donations. Interested parents should contact Resource Officer Micheal Carpenter at:  mcarpenter@bownh.gov  

Thank you, Jan Eskeland & Terri George, Student Council Advisors

Peer Outreach
Last week, Peer Outreach students hosted ABOVE THE INFLUENCE WEEK. It was a great week where students focused on all things they are above the influence of. Positive and inspirational messages were highlighted throughout the week. For pictures of the week's events, please go to:


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


Panorama Family Survey: May 15-May 31 2017

Annually we seek input from our school community stakeholders regarding our academic program.  Families will receive an invitation to provide SAU 67 with feedback through a survey that will be emailed to the primary email listed for your student.  The survey subject line will read: Request for your feedback: SAU 67 Family Survey.    The data we collect will be shared back to the community in aggregate form by building. The survey will launch May 15 and conclude on May 31.  You can preview the survey questions at the following link: SAU 67 Family Survey  In addition to the family survey we survey students in grades 3-12 and faculty.  If you have questions please contact Don Gage, Director of Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment dgage@bownet.org

Bookfair News

Many thanks to all of you who supported the BMS Bookfair!   Students in library club; Liberty F, Maddy J, Adelle E-G, Alexia W, Louisa C,  Rachel T, Makayla W, Noah S, Gina C, Rizelle C, Aislyn R, Sage J, Amber B, Eve L; and parent volunteers, Kathy Topolosky, Beth Sloat, and Elaina Bussanmas assisted and helped make the fair successful.    


We sold nearly 100 books, and made $800 for the Library and Literacy funds. The top selling book (16 copies)  being Making Bombs for Hitler by Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch.   Seventy three students participated in a Literacy Link to help celebrate the fair, Poetry Month, and National Library Week.    Each student created a “black- out poem”, that was added to our Poet-tree.   Congratulations to those who created something extra special.   Submissions from the following grades earned a $5 gift certificate to shop at the fair:   grade eight had two winners shared by Connor R and Mariah H,  grade seven, Jonathan E, grade six Noah S, and the grade five winner was Emmett H.  Congratulations to  all students who participated.




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

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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.

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