Sept. 15, 2018

posted Sep 14, 2018, 7:45 AM by Douglas Totten


Morning Study
5 - 8 grade morning study is up and running every day from 8:00-8:30.   Each grade has a designated room.  Students will be picked up in the cafeteria at around 8:00  They should come prepared to work and ask questions.

Dunbarton Late Bus

For Dunbarton Families with students who are staying at BMS after school for athletics or other school-sponsored clubs or activities, a "late bus" is offered.  The bus picks up at the main entrance of the school each day at 5:35 pm (approximately).  The bus will bring students to Dunbarton Elementary School for 6:00 pm where parents will need to pick them up.  This is not a service that will return students to their homes or local bus stops. 


Fall is nearing and the Destination Imagination season is finally beginning! I am excited start another season with BMS and welcoming both prior participants and prospective members who like to solve problems, be creative, and most importantly, HAVE FUN!

We will be hosting a DI Information night on Wednesday, October 3rd at BMS in Room#38 (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.  More information about the DI program and registration forms will be available. Information about Destination Imagination can be found at:   

Questions or concerns? Contact Adam Storer at

Today (9/14) is the last day to order a yearbook for $22.  Yearbooks will continue to be available for purchase, however there will be a slight price increase.  Please visit to reserve your student's book today!
8th Grade Gunstock Field Trip (Tuesday September 25)
Please note- there are two things you must complete.  You have to do the permission form to allow your student to be transported to Gunstock AND you must complete the waiver from Gunstock (online only) to allow your student to participate in the activities offered.

Let your students homeroom teacher know if you have any questions.

Peer Outreach
There will be a Peer Outreach meeting at 8 on Friday, September 21 for all interested students in grades 5-8.
There are sign up sheets on the bulletin board by the Nurse's office. For questions or an early bus pass, see Mrs.Ireland, Mrs. Estefan or Mr.Rider. Looking forward to seeing new and returning members!

First Lego League

If you like Legos, working on a team, a challenge and problem solving You need to Join  the First Lego League!!!!!! There will an informational meeting on Monday September 17, 2018 in the Bow Memorial Technology Education Room #19 from 8:00 am-8:25 am. More info:

Science Club
Open to all students who are curious about what happens around them and want to go beyond the normal curriculum to investigate the natural world...and beyond.  Monday morning from 8 to 8:30 in Mr. Storer's room (room 38 in 6th grade wing).

September 7, 2018

posted Sep 7, 2018, 2:19 PM by Douglas Totten

Strings, Select Chorus, and Guitar Club (Days and Times)
Before school ensembles with Mr. Ciccarello will be starting up next week starting September 10th.  Monday will be Select Chorus, Tuesday will be 5th grade strings, Wednesday will be guitar club, Thursday and Friday will be 6th-8th grade strings.  Rehearsals will be from 7:50-8:30in the chorus room. If you are interested in joining any of these groups, please see Mr. Ciccarello before or during school.

Peer Outreach (Opportunity to Join)
Peer Outreach will hold its first meeting for all interested  8th grade students on Friday, September 14 at 8:00am. Peer Outreach is a club advised by Mrs. Estefan, Mrs. Ireland and Mr. Rider that focuses on building community, making healthy choices, school culture, and so much more!  First meeting for all students in grades 5-8 will be held on Friday, September 21.  All are welcome!

Lacrosse Club
Lax Club has started.  This year Lax Club will run Tuesday 7:15-8:30am, Wed/Thur/Fri 7:30-8:00am.  Parents must fill out a blue permission form.  Email Joe Rider with any questions.  

Math Club Starting Wednesday, September 26th in room 63.

Do you enjoy solving logic puzzles and problem solving with your friends? Come join us in math club on Wednesday mornings in Mrs. Gregoire’s room. This club is open to all students in grades 5-8 and is a non competitive fun way to explore math!

News from Early Act

Are you interested in helping others and community service? Early Act could be the club for you! The Bow Memorial School EarlyAct Club is co-sponsored by the Bow Rotary Club and the Bow Memorial School faculty and staff, all of whom provide support and guidance to the students. The Bow Memorial School EarlyAct Club will meet at least twice every month on Monday mornings, and complete numerous community service projects every year.  Through their work on projects, Early Actors will develop leadership skills, and learn the value of hard work.

Projects are chosen each year by the students. Projects have been both on the local level as well as internationally. Locally the students have made up bagged lunches and donated them to a local food pantry, volunteered at the Governor’s Easter Egg hunt, participated in a send off at the Manchester airport for veterans who fought in World War II and Korea. as well as ran a very successful book drive. Internationally students have raised money through bake sales and other events which have provided clean water filters, goats, cows, chickens, geese, and ducks for small scale farming, enabled a girl to go to school through Heifer International, and helped end polio worldwide. Any student who is interested in applying should fill out an application and submit it to Mrs. Gregoire. Applications can be found outside the main office or see Mrs. Gregoire in room 63. Meetings will begin on Monday, September 24th.

Online Payments 

The Bow and Dunbarton School Districts now accept online payments using a credit or debit card.  Processing fees for online transactions are added to the requested cost.  There is always the ability to pay via check and no processing fee will be charged.  Processing fees are rounded up to the nearest 50 cents.  We will notify you when this feature is activated. This is not a method for paying for school lunch.

Bow Athletic Club 2018-2019 Basketball Info

Bow Athletic Club is now accepting registrations for our 2018-19 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 10/14/18, so do not wait to register. Registration to close October 13th. Failure to register before that date will result in a $25 late fee (if space is available). To register go to: and for more information, visit our website at: or contact Bryce Larrabee (

At you should be able to find under the "Basketball" Tab everything you could ever wanted to know about BAC basketball including general information, frequently asked questions (which is very detailed), camps and clinics, etc.

Reminder -

BAC will be hosting free basketball skills and drills at Bow Memorial School (BMS) on Sunday nights (9/9, 9/16, 9/23 & 9/30). The girls (grades 3 through 8) will be from 5 to 6 pm at BMS, while the boys (also grades 3 through 8) will be 6 to 7 pm. There is no sign up for these events and players merely need to show up ready to play.

Players must bring their own basketball, sneakers and water bottle. Mouth guards are optional.

Typically, we will have several different stations that we will rotate the players through with an emphasis on developing or enhancing basic basketball skills (e.g. dribbling, rebounding, form shooting, passing, etc.).  We will not scrimmage.

June 31, 2018

posted Aug 31, 2018, 1:08 PM by Douglas Totten

We have had a great week here at BMS.  We enjoyed welcoming the students into the building and appreciate the positive energy that they bring.  This week each student has participated in activities around our school theme of Building Connections...Building Community.  We ended our day today with a whole school assembly in which we unveiled this theme to our students.  The students enjoyed this assembly and had times to show their school spirit with plenty of volume.  We will continue to promote a positive school culture this year in which students are known as individuals and feel connected to others and the school.  We look forward to a great school year!!! 

Each week we will look to send a Weekly Messenger out through Parent Square.  Our goals for this are to be informative yet concise enough that you can easily get the information that you need.  


June 18 - 21

posted Jun 21, 2018, 10:40 AM by Douglas Totten

The ending of each year always brings with it energy, excitement, and reflection.  We are proud of the learning that occurred this year and the focus on connection and application of skills and topics.  Our students have also grown in a broader sense which always seems to be accelerated at the middle school level.  As a community school we appreciate working collaboratively with you each year.  This year we will be saying good bye to several of our faculty members.   We thank and wish  Kay Graves, Rene Ouellete and Elaine Giguere well!  We also wish Katharine Deacon well as she leaves BMS for a year.  Thank you to our eighth graders for all their contributions to BMS!

Have a great summer!!!

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.  

Home Run Derby News
The 3rd Annual Hitting Cancer Out of the Park Home Run Derby was another HUGE success. Thank you to all who came out to support this event! Together we were able to raise over $3400. In honor of those that are fighting and / or have fought cancer all of these funds will go to the Lend Me a Hand Fund at Concord Hospital and the Kristen Evans Memorial Scholarship. We look forward to seeing you all again next year!

Invention Convention National News
After wining the Best in Grade for her "hearings" invention at the Northeast regionals, BMS fifth grader Kate Millerick competed at the National Invention Convention at the end of May.  Great work Kate!  We are proud of how well you represented BMS.  A little bit about the STEMIE:

This STEMIE Coalition-fueled National Invention Convention and Entrepreneurship (NICEE) event is an annual celebration of K-12 inventors and entrepreneurs from across the U.S. This far-reaching forum is the marquee event of The STEMIE Coalition. The event provides a live, in-person opportunity for youth inventors and entrepreneurs in grades 3-12 to display their critical thinking skills through inventing, innovating, and entrepreneurial activities.  NICEE 2018 is presented by United Technologies Corporation.

Each year, student “winners” from affiliate member youth invention and entrepreneurship competitions across the U.S. are invited to attend NICEE. The event acts as a U.S. national “finals” competition of local, regional, state and sectional invention competitions across the U.S. “Feeder” events will not only include invention conventions and entrepreneurship competitions across the U.S., but also science fair and engineering competitions wherein projects meet the submission requirements of the NICEE event. 

Kate Invention Convention

June 11-15

posted Jun 15, 2018, 6:35 AM by Douglas Totten

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.  

Student Council News
  • Our last meeting was held Tuesday, June 5.
  • Campaign week was June 4-8, and speeches and elections were held Friday, June 8. 
  • Thank you for every student who ran for next year's council! Congratulations to all who were elected to represent their peers next year. So many wonderfully qualified students ran for a few positions in each grade!
  • Mrs. George and Mrs. Eskeland would like to thank this year's Student Council for their outstanding commitment to their school, and community, and their hard work! 4. We wish everyone a fun, productive and relaxing summer​! 
  • See you in the fall!
Onward Bow!  Mrs. George & Mrs. Eskeland 

Library News
BMS Library checked out more than 6,230 books this year, which is approximately $200 saved per student.   We now have 170 books left to be returned.   Can you please assist your child in getting their books returned and lost ones paid for?  Checks can be made to BMS Admin Account.  Much appreciated.

It has been a great year in the library with a new Lego Wall, our 'Artist Chairs', new comfy furniture,  author visits from Cynthia Lord, Jordan Sonnenblick, (THANK YOU PTO!) along with student research projects and Digital Citizenship classes.   But most important of all, we welcomed Mrs. Sloat, our new BMS Library assistant.   Wishing you a wonderful summer and happy reading to all.   


Bow Athletic Club Soccer registration is now open for our Fall 2018 program providing soccer opportunity for children in grades 1-8!

Register today by visiting our online registration site:  
For more information regarding our soccer program, visit our Soccer Page:

Summer Learn to Row facts

June 4 - 8

posted Jun 8, 2018, 6:25 AM by Douglas Totten


Annual Music Banquet

Next Tuesday night will be our annual music banquet.  This is a night that we can honor some of our students and enjoy reflecting on all the accomplishments of our students for all their hard work.  We will provide popcorn and drinks to all.  There will be a few awards handed out, as well as a slideshow of our performances from the past year.  This is not an event where there is any requirement to play or perform, and we highly encourage families to join us if available.  Below is more information:

When: Tuesday, June 12, 6:30 pm

Where:  BMS Cafeteria and Gym

Who:  Any band, chorus, jazz band, string ensemble members and their families

We hope to see you all there!

Summer Opportunity
Check out CAMP 603 (!  Local Adventure Summer Camp run by Joe Rider.  Seats still available.  This camp is not affiliated with BMS.  Please contact Joe Rider via with any questions. 

May 29 - June 1

posted Jun 1, 2018, 6:14 AM by Douglas Totten

BHS Girls Soccer
There is a mandatory meeting for anyone interested in playing girls soccer for Bow High School next fall.  The meeting will take place on Tuesday, June 12 in the Auditorium at the High School from 3:30-4:30.  There will be valuable information regarding the summer training sessions and other prep work for the upcoming season.  Please be there.

May 21 - 25

posted May 25, 2018, 7:36 AM by Douglas Totten

There has been a correction on the arrival time for students.  The event will be starting at 3:30, so all band students should arrive by 3:00 at the gazebo on Knox Road.

Please let Mr. Davis know if there are any questions.

Lost and Found
Our lost and found is filling up again.  Please check with your students if you think it would be beneficial for them to look through (located in cafeteria) for a lost item.  

Student Council News
  1. Thank you again to our amazing BMS community for all the participation and support of our 20th annual charity Walk-a-thon! Together we raised $2,484., for Bow Welfare, and $1,515 for the American Red Cross!
  2. The last 7th & 8th grade dance will have a Hawaiian theme! It will be Friday, June 1, from 7:00-9:30 in the cafe.  Tickets will be sold during 7th & 8th grade lunches from Wednesday, May 30 through Friday, June 1. Water and mints will be sold at the dance, and there will be door prizes awarded throughout the evening! Come join the fun, and help us wish DJ Tim goodbye and good luck!
  3. Student council applications and recommendations are due by this Friday, May 25. Everyone who applies will hear back from Mrs. George and Mrs. Eskeland  by Wednesday, May 30. All approved applicants will run their campaigns during the week of Monday, June 4 - Friday, June 8. Voting will take place in 5th, 6th & 7th grades on Thursday or Friday of campaign week. Results will be reported out at the end of day Friday, June 8.
Onward Bow! Jan Eskeland & Terri George 


Please join us for our 3rd Annual Homerun Derby on Saturday, June 2nd at 4pm at Gergler Field in Bow where each division of homerun hitters will be awarded with the sought after pink wooden bat!

This event has such a great community showing  that we are onto year #3 and cannot wait to see all of you there.  Please grab your neighbors, family, and friends and join us for some dinner while also hitting cancer out of the ball park! 

For 2018 we will have 4 divisions:

  • Ages 10 and under
  • Ages 11 - 14
  • Women's Division
  • High School and Adult Division

Prizes will be awarded to each division and thanks to the Bow Rotary Club we will once again have the grill going!  We just ask that you please RSVP for this event so we can plan accordingly!  

Cost to enter is $10.00 for participants 10 years old and under and $20.00 for all others.  

All money raised through this event will be donated to two causes this year. We will continue our support of Breast Cancer patients in our community by donating to the Helping Hands Fund at the Concord Hospital Payson Center where funds for gas, medications, food, etc. are made available immediately to those needing a little extra help.  For tax deduction purposes Checks can be made payable to Concord Hospital Trust and in the memo line add "Lend them a hand fund"

Our 2nd donation will be made towards the Kristen Evans Memorial Scholarship. Kristen Evans lost her battle with cancer this year and in honor of Kristen her family has set up a scholarship that will be rewarded to a Bow High School senior. The criteria for this candidate is not based on academics but is based on kindness and what the student has done for our community. Kristen was one of the most kind, caring and giving members of our community and this scholarship is a great way to help remember the person she was. 

Cancer has touched many of our lives and the success of this event will hopefully make those currently fighting the battle feel supported.  

Please share this invite, spread the word and get the RSVP's rolling in as we take a swing against Cancer! 

May 14 - 18

posted May 18, 2018, 6:17 AM by Douglas Totten

Lunch Accounts

At the end of the school year it is important to understand what happens to 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 the next school year and you do not 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 or call ( / 603-228-2210 x 316, Tyfany Carbone) and I will 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 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 any questions.

Tyfany Carbone, Food Services Director, Bow and Dunbarton Schools

Bow Athletic Club Soccer Info

  • Bow Athletic Club Soccer registration is now open for our Fall 2018 program providing soccer opportunity for children in grades 1-8!

  • Register today by visiting our online registration site: 

  • For more information regarding our soccer program, visit our Soccer Page:

8th Grade Field Trips
Reminder for 8th grade parents to send in the remainder of the payment for the field trips.  The total cost of the field trips is $199.  Contact Mrs. Arndt if you are unsure of your balance.
Also please make sure you fill out the permission form for Gunstock that was sent previously on ParentSquare.  

Sixth Grade Greek Day

Sixth Grade Greek Day is next Thursday, May 24! Sign-Up Genius has been emailed and is also on Parent Square so please look for it and sign-up for a fun activity or to help with the Greek Feast. We are looking forward to a special day! Thank you to everyone who has already volunteered to help make this day a wonderful one for our students!

May 7 -11

posted May 11, 2018, 8:05 AM by Douglas Totten

  • May 17:  BMS Spring Concert- please scroll down for more information.  All are welcome!
  • May 28:  Memorial Day (No School)
  • June 21:  Last student day of school.  1:10 dismissal.  
Student Council News
1. Thank you to everyone who supported the 20th BMS Charity Walk-a-thon on Friday, April 20. As a school community we raised funds for Bow Welfare and The American Red Cross. We will have final totals to announce soon.
2. Happy Staff Appreciation Week! 
3. The last 7th & 8th grade dance will be Friday, June 1. This will be a Hawaiian themed dance. Door prizes will be awarded throughout the evening, and bottled water will be sold for a dollar.
4. A visit by student council advisers and executive board members to a BES  grade 4 team meeting is planned for early June!
5. Any BMS 5th, 6th or 7th grader interested in applying to run for next year's student council may get an application packet from Mrs. George or Mrs. Eskeland. All applications and related papers are due to council advisers by Friday, May 25. Campaign week will be June 4-8.

Onward Bow! Jan Eskeland & Terri George

8th Grade Field Trips
Reminder for 8th grade parents to send in the remainder of the payment for the field trips.  The total cost of the field trips is $199.  Contact Mrs. Arndt if you are unsure of your balance.
Also please make sure you fill out the permission form for Gunstock that was sent previously on ParentSquare.  

Grade 6 News
Grade 6: Greek Day Sign-Up Genius is being sent out this week! Please look for it! Thank you to Beth Sloat and Kate England! We're looking forward to our 20th celebration of Greek Day and need lots of parents to help make this day the success it has always been! Thank you in advance from the 6th Grade teams in Bow and Dunbarton! We're getting excited! 

2018 BMS Spring Concert

May 17, 2018

Bow Memorial School is excited to feature our Concert Bands, Jazz Band,  Grades 5/6/7/8 String Ensembles, and Choruses at our Spring Concert.

Date:  May 17, 2018

Place: Bow High School Auditorium

Arrival Time for Band and Strings: 6:10 pm for all Band, Jazz Band, and Grades 5/6/7/8 Strings

Arrival Time for Chorus: 7:10 pm

Performance Time for Strings and Bands: 6:30 pm

Performance Time for Chorus: around 7:30 pm

Concert Dress:

Boys--Black dress shoes, black dress pants, white button down shirt, and tie or bowtie

Girls--Black pants or skirts (knee length or longer), white top.

Dismissal:  When students have completed their portion of the concert, they are allowed to leave with a parent/guardian.

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