April 9 - 13

posted Apr 13, 2018, 6:14 AM by Douglas Totten

EVENTS/DATES

HEADS-UP SIXTH GRADE PARENTS
Greek Day is coming!! May 24! Mrs. Kate England, and Mrs. Beth Sloat are the parent organizers! Thank you to them in advance for taking on the organization for this very fun day! Please look for information after vacation. 

STUDENT COUNCIL NEWS
  • Congratulations BMS community! Together we collected $739.75 for Pennies for Patients!
  • The BMS 20th Charity Walk-a-thon will be next Friday, April 20. This community event Walk-a-thon begins at 9:00 am and goes to 2:30 pm. Student Council members will be down at the track for the day with Mrs. George and Mrs. Eskeland, and walking with grades throughout the day. However, they are responsible for their school work, and will be back in the building for assessments, presentations, specials, and lunch. Donation collection envelopes, sheets, and information have been handed out via homerooms.
  • Any staff member who would like a donation envelope may get one from Terri or Jan, or donate via a student who is participating.
  • The next and last BMS 7th & 8th Grade dance will be held Friday, June 1.
Onward Bow, Terri George & Jan Eskeland

April 2 - 6

posted Apr 6, 2018, 6:25 AM by Douglas Totten



EVENTS/DATES
Bow POPS Enrichment Fund Deadline April 30
The final chance to apply and receive an enrichment fund from Bow POPS is April 30th.  This fund is designed to help students pay for camps or musical activities that they would like to pursue.  Below is the link to the application.  If there are any questions, please feel free to contact me (Matthew Davis) or Bow POPS directly.

8th GRADE FIELD TRIP

Eghth Grade Parents:  Next Thursday, April 12, the grade will be traveling to Boston for our extended day field trip.  Please make note of the following details:

  • Morning Departure: Please make sure that your student arrives at school at 7:30 am.  We will be boarding the buses at 7:45 and will be departing school by 8:00 am.  We have a very full schedule and need to leave promptly. Unfortunately, late arriving students who miss the departure time will need to remain at school for the day.  

  • Evening Return: Please be at school at 8:00 pm to pick up your student.  If our time of return changes due to traffic or other delays, we will ask students to call or text you while we are enroute, with an updated estimated time of arrival.

  • Dress: Please make sure that your student is dressed appropriately for the conditions.  We will be outside for large portions of the day, rain or shine.  He/she should pack a sweatshirt or light jacket and a raincoat. He/she should also wear comfortable shoes suitable for walking a long distance.  If it is cold or rainy that day he/she should also pack a pair of gloves, a hat, and an extra pair of socks, otherwise pack light and don’t bring unnecessary items.

  • Food:  Please make sure that your student brings a water bottle, and either a bagged lunch or money to purchase a lunch.  A voucher for dinner is included with the trip, but each student is responsible for his or her own lunch.  The following items are not allowed on the motor coach please do not pack them: cans, glass bottles, small candies, gum, and nuts or nut products due to health and life safety concerns.


8th GRADE LOCK-IN

  • Friday May 18, 10PM through May 19, 5AM!!!!!! at the Concord YMCA
  • Stay Up All Night and Party with the 8th grade class.
  • SWIMMING, KARAOKE, PIZZA, DRINKS, SNACKS, GAMES, and more   
  • All 8th graders are invited to buy tickets during lunch on May 16 – May 18.
  • Tickets are $20 each (don’t forget your permission form)
  • Drop off is at 10PM and pickup starts at 4AM.


**Parents we are looking for volunteers and donations to help make this a huge success.  Feel free to email with questions or if you can volunteer: SRO Mike Carpenter mcarpenter@bownet.org

March 26 - 30

posted Mar 30, 2018, 12:27 PM by Douglas Totten

EVENTS
  • April 6:  7th/8th grade dance from 7:00 - 9:30pm
  • April 10:  8th grade parents/guardians BHS sports information night. 7:00 PM in the BHS auditorium. 
STUDENT COUNCIL NEWS

  • Pennies for Patients charity drive for Leukemia and Lymphoma Societies ends this Friday. Anyone wishing to donate during lunches, please do.
  • The dance on Friday, April 6 will have a black & white theme. It will be held 7:00-9:30 in the cafe. Tickets will be on sale April 4-6 during lunches.
  • The BMS Charity Walk-a-thon will be Friday, April 20 on the track between our schools. More on this soon.
  • Staff appreciation week is coming May 7-11.
Onward Bow! Jan Eskeland & Terri George

PARENT SQUARE
We are very excited to pilot a new form of communication at Bow Memorial. ParentSquare is designed to keep parents informed and facilitate participation at school. It provides a safe way for the school principal, teachers, staff, and parents to:
  • Send and receive school and class information

  • Share pictures and files

  • See calendar items

  • Sign up to volunteer

  • and much more . . . all in one centralized place!


ParentSquare Parent Videos :  https://parentsquare.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/203414049-For-Parents-Getting-Started-

Padres - Introducción a ParentSquare :  https://parentsquare.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/217213006-Padres-Introducci%C3%B3n-a-ParentSquare-


All school/grade level and classroom information will now be sent to your computer or phone via email and/or text or you can download the free App. 

The Help & Support question mark in the top right corner can help answer most of your questions. So join in! 


STUFFED ANIMAL DRIVE
A  BHS student is organizing a collection of stuffed animals to be donated to children in the Dominican Republic.  More info:  https://docs.google.com/document/d/1tavruCyFJT93Sw8OrR8x11HNhma68EVCrXE0lf5hbco/edit?usp=sharing


March 19-23

posted Mar 23, 2018, 6:24 AM by Douglas Totten

EVENTS
STUDENT COUNCIL
  • Pennies for Patients continues during lunches through the month of March. Please consider donating to this vital cause - Leukemia and Lymphoma Societies.
  • The next 7th and 8th grade dance will be Friday, April 6 from 7:00-9:30 in the cafe.
  •  The 20th BMS Charity Walk-a-thon will be Friday, April 20 on the track between BMS and BES. Students and staff will have the opportunity to collect funds to support Bow Welfare and another charity, to be determined soon. More coming about this in the near future.
  • The results of the student survey to vote for a grade level wing color are in. Grade 8 - blue, Grade 7 - red, Grade 6 - green, Grade 5 - orange! Thank you to all students who voted!
  •  Staff Appreciation week is coming May 7-11!
Onward Bow! Jan Eskeland & Terri George

5th and 6th AUTHOR VISIT
Fifth and sixth grade students will be visiting with  Newbery honor winning author, Cynthia Lord on Wednesday afternoon, April 4.     She is a New England author, born in New Hampshire, now living in Maine, and her middle school novels reflect on those experiences.   Most known for her Newbery Honor title, Rules,students have begun reading a choice of her books during their lunches.    

This is an optional suggestion for those who would like signed copies written by this special author. https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-mQBw7-DxMRc05OS1pUOGJLTFJJZ093TjV2SGhsbkZkLVVJ/view?usp=sharing

Please contact Mrs. Rousseau-Evans with any of your questions about her visit.

March 12 - 17

posted Mar 16, 2018, 10:04 AM by Douglas Totten

EVENTS
BOOK DRIVE

As a way to extend our love our reading to others, Bow Memorial School students will have an opportunity to share their love of reading with a book drive. We will be collecting new books for children of all ages. Perhaps your child has an absolute favorite read that they would like to pass on to others? These books will be donated to Friends of Forgotten Children in Concord, NH.

Those who participate in the book drive will be entered into a weekly raffle to win a gift certificate to Gibson’s Bookstore!


5th and 6th AUTHOR VISIT
Fifth and sixth grade students will be visiting with  Newbery honor winning author, Cynthia Lord on Wednesday afternoon, April 4.     She is a New England author, born in New Hampshire, now living in Maine, and her middle school novels reflect on those experiences.   Most known for her Newbery Honor title, Rules,students have begun reading a choice of her books during their lunches.    

This is an optional suggestion for those who would like signed copies written by this special author. https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-mQBw7-DxMRc05OS1pUOGJLTFJJZ093TjV2SGhsbkZkLVVJ/view?usp=sharing

Please contact Mrs. Rousseau-Evans with any of your questions about her visit.

DESTINATION IMAGINATION (DI) NEWS
Three out of four of the Bow Memorial School Destination Imagination Teams will be participating in the NH-DI Regional Competition at Goffstown High School this Saturday, 17 March. The Team Members have been working very hard and diligently over the past 6 months and will be going into the competition with hopes of moving on to states.

If you see a team member please wish them best of luck and congratulate them on all of their hard work!

7th GRADE NEWS
The 7th graders had loads of fun celebrating Pi Day on March 14th (3.14).  Pi activities were provided in all classes, including measuring the circumference and diameter of round food items and comparing the ratios to Pi, visiting classes to sing Pi carols, a Pi trivia contest, exploring Buffont's Needle, creating Pi Scapes while "seeing" how Pi goes on and on but doesn't repeat (so irrational!), and learning Pi vocabulary in Spanish!!  It was a fun day had by all.😀

2018 BOW SCHOOL DISTRICT CONCERT
Our annual BSD Concert is almost here!  We look forward to showcasing our band and chorus students this night.  All information is listed below.  If there are any questions, please email either Mr. Davis or Mrs. Giguere with any questions.
  • Where/When: Bow High School Gymnasium, March 20, concert starts at 6:30
  • Arrival for Students:  6:10, ready for warmups in band and chorus rooms
  • Who:  All 5th-8th grade band and chorus students (no jazz band or strings)
  • Dress:  Concert dress

March 5 - 9

posted Mar 9, 2018, 6:11 AM by Douglas Totten


EVENTS
  • March 13:  No School (Teacher Workshop Day)
  • March 20:  Bow School District Concert, please scroll down for more information.  
2018 BOW SCHOOL DISTRICT CONCERT
Our annual BSD Concert is almost here!  We look forward to showcasing our band and chorus students this night.  All information is listed below.  If there are any questions, please email either Mr. Davis or Mrs. Giguere with any questions.
  • Where/When: Bow High School Gymnasium, March 20, concert starts at 6:30
  • Arrival for Students:  6:10, ready for warmups in band and chorus rooms
  • Who:  All 5th-8th grade band and chorus students (no jazz band or strings)
  • Dress:  Concert dress
READING NEWS

BMS SPRING SPORTS SIGN UPS
Spring Sport Sign ups will begin Friday March 9th.  
Spring sports offered for grades 7 & 8 are: baseball, softball, lacrosse for boys and girls.
Track & Field is offered for grades 6-8.
All athletes must fill out a new blue "permission to play form". These can be found in the office.   Ones from prior sports seasons are not valid.
Any questions see Mrs. Worth in the front office. 

STUDENT COUNCIL NEWS
  • The Red Cross Blood Drive that was scheduled for Thursday, March 8 in the cafe from 3:15-7:30 has been canceled due to weather. 
  • March is Pennies for Patients month at BMS. During the month student council representatives will be collecting coin and cash donations during lunches for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Societies. Our school goal is $700.00.
  • The next dance for 7th and 8th graders will be Friday, April 6.
  • The BMS Annual Walk-a-thon is coming Friday, April 20. Students and staff will have the opportunity to raise money for Bow Welfare and another group. Representatives will be collecting ideas from their peers for the second charity to support. Anyone who raises $25.00 or more will receive a complementary BMS water bottle from council
Onward Bow! Jan Eskeland & Terri George


THE FRIENDS OF THE BAKER FREE LIBRARY’S: MARCH MADNESS BAG O’ BOOKS SALE

  • FOR $2 TAKE HOME A BAG** OF BOOKS 
  • CHILDREN’S, YOUTH, YOUNG ADULT, FICTION AND NON-FICTION - COME SEE THE GREAT SELECTION!
  • OPEN DURING LIBRARY HOURS IN THE FRIENDS BOOKSALE ROOM
  • MARCH 1ST - MARCH 31STat the Baker Free Library, 509 South St., Bow, NH
  • **priced using a standard plastic grocery bag**
STAYING CONNECTED WITH YOUR TEEN
The following is a non BMS sponsored workshop, we just wanted to pass along information about this opportunity to interested families.  5 session workshop for parents/caregivers of teens.  Thursdays March 15, 22, 29 April 5 and 12.  5:30 - 6:00 Free Dinner; 6:00 - 8:00 Program.  DINNER PROVIDED.  Boys&Girls Club, 55 Bradley St., Concord, NH.  Register:  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfIRZ3-miAN0Ij7ZyvB2tHmXVjiFoOZx9HoBpovSCsT6xXySA/viewform.  Questions and details:  Julie Yerkes: jyerkes.ti@gmail.com603-545-1046

About the program: 
Staying Connected with Your Teen engages caregivers of teens to develop important communication skills and family management practices proven to be helpful in promoting positive youth development and preventing negative outcomes in youth such as substance misuse, delinquency, and violence.

This is an opportunity for parents/grandparents/foster parents/ anyone taking on the responsibility of guiding our youth into a healthy adulthood to

  • Engage with other parents of teens and learn from each other, problem solve, create community and support

  • Enhance communication and family management practices

  • Decrease conflict within the home

  • Promote bonding during a time of independence

Feb 19 - 23

posted Feb 23, 2018, 7:34 AM by Douglas Totten

A big thank you to the members of student council and their advisors for planning a fun community-based spirit week.  It was great seeing so many kids display their talents yesterday and seeing the creativity our students and adults had with the theme days this week.  We look forward to a positive end of school today with our annual knockout (basketball) tournament.  We hope everyone has a great vacation week!

EVENTS
  • Feb 26 - Mar 2:  No School (Winter Break)
  • March 13:  No School (Teacher Workshop Day)

HEADPHONES/EARBUDS
There is a request, that parents replenish headphones/ earbuds and any other items from your student's  supply list which they will need to carry them through the rest of the school year.  In particular, the school's back-up supply of earbuds/headphones have been depleted, except for those used during testing.    Thank you.

READ ACROSS AMERICA WEEK AT BMS
Read Across America is March 2nd.    In the past, Dr. Seuss's birthday has been celebrated at BMS after vacation week. Stay tuned for some fun events!

BOW POPS ENRICHMENT AWARD
The Bow POPS are accepting applications for their enrichment awards.  The enrichment award are for students looking to participate in camps, lessons, or other musical experiences outside of the Bow School District.  Please use the link below to complete the application:


CAMP 603 
CAMP 603 is gearing up for the summer of 2018!  Camp 603 will be on display at the Parenting NH Camp Expo on March 3rd 10am-2pm at the Derryfield Country Club in Manchester.  Learn more about this local adventure based summer camp at www.camp603.com 
Mr. Rider owns and runs this camp independently from Bow Memorial School.  Please contact him directly with questions and registrations:  https://www.camp603.com/contact



Feb 12 - 16

posted Feb 16, 2018, 6:06 AM by Douglas Totten

EVENTS
  • Feb 16:  Invention Convention from 9:00 - 10:30am in cafeteria.  
  • Feb 19:  Early Release (Teacher Workshops).  Dismissal at 1:10pm
  • Feb 19 - 23:  Spirit Week- please see Student Council News for description of theme dress days    
  • Feb 26 - Mar 2:  No School (Winter Break)
TECH CHALLENGE- FINAL WEEK (WEEK 4)
Check out your environment...count how many people you see on their phones in a public place (grocery stores, restaurants, games, skiing)

STUDENT COUNCIL NEWS
  • Student Council voted to donate $100.00 to the BMS Winnie Dip Team! This supports the Special Olympics.
  • Students in grade 5-8 are asked to answer an online survey question in their email. They are voting for their  favorite color choice to represent their grade level. 
  • Spirit Week is Monday, February 19- Friday, February 23
  • Daily themes are: Monday - Sports Day, Tuesday - Cozy Day (No PJ's), Wednesday- Crazy Hair/Hat/Clash Day, Thursday - Twin/Emoji Day, Friday - Color Day (8th - black, 7th- blue, 6th - green, 5th red/pink).
  • Talent Show is Thursday, February 22 in the gym from 1:30-3:00.
  •  Knock Out Competition is Friday, February 23 in the gym from 2:15-3:00. Each homeroom will have 2 girls and 2 boys participating!: 
  • Student Council advisers are offering optional Talent Show rehearsals: Wednesday, 2/14 - (8:00-8:30) and (3:10-4:00), and Wednesday, 2/21 - (3:10-4:00)
  •  Coming March 8 - BMS  Red Cross Blood Drive in the cafe 3:30-7:30!
  • Coming March 5-30 - Pennies for Patients Campaign. We will raise money for Leukemia and Lymphoma Society during lunches all month!
BAND- LARGE GROUP LEARNING SESSION (7 and 8 BAND)
This year, 7th and 8th-grade band students will be going to BHS on Tuesday, February 20th to present our pieces to the BHS band, and their pieces to us.  During this process, our students are being graded and given comments on our performance, and we will do so for the high school.  This is an excellent learning opportunity for both groups and allows each band to be worked with by the teachers in the district to fix trouble spots or try anything new.  This process will take place from 11:10-12:45.  Because this will happen at and during their lunches, we ask that ALL STUDENTS PACK THEIR OWN LUNCHES FOR THE DAY.  ALL STUDENTS WILL BE EATING PRIOR TO THEIR NORMALLY SCHEDULED LUNCH BLOCK.  The students will be in charge of completing any missing assignments.  We will take care of all transportation to and from the high school.  

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to email Mr. Davis.

BOW POPS ENRICHMENT AWARD
The Bow POPS are accepting applications for their enrichment awards.  The enrichment award are for students looking to participate in camps, lessons, or other musical experiences outside of the Bow School District.  Please use the link below to complete the application:


CAMP 603
CAMP 603 is gearing up for the summer of 2018!  Learn more about this local adventure based summer camp at www.camp603.com
Mr. Rider owns and runs this camp independently from Bow Memorial School.  Please contact him directly with questions and registrations:  https://www.camp603.com/contact

Feb 5 - 9

posted Feb 9, 2018, 6:27 AM by Douglas Totten

EVENTS
  • Feb 9:  7 and 8 grade dance from 7 - 9:30pm at BMS
  • Feb 16:  Invention Convention from 9:00 - 10:30am in cafeteria.  
  • Feb 19:  Early Release (Teacher Workshops).  Dismissal at 1:10pm  
  • Feb 26 - Mar 2:  No School (Winter Break)
  • March 10:  7th/8th Band Festival at Goffstown HS.   

1. TECHNOLOGY CHALLENGE: WEEK 3
Choose a different activity, other than phone or electronic device, when bored.

2. STUDENT COUNCIL NEWS
  • The Valentine's Dance is this Friday, February 9 7:00-9:30 in the cafe. Tickets are $5.00 and will be sold this Wed. - Fri. during 7th & 8th grade lunches. Flowers and water will be sold at the dance for $1.00 each by student council. DI will be selling baked goods and mints at the dance to raise money for frames for the donated artwork for the elderly.
  • Spirit Week is February 19-23Monday - Sports Day, Tuesday - Cozy Day (no PJ's), Wednesday - Crazy Hair/Hat/Clash Day, Thursday - Twin/Meme Day, Friday - Color Day ( 8-black, 7-blue, 6-green, 5-red/pink).
  • The Talent Show is Thursday, February 22, 1:30-3:00 in the gym. There will be 3 optional rehearsals offered to participants. We encourage all participants to come to at least one rehearsal if possible. They will be held in the Chorus Room: Wednesday, February 14 (8:00-8:30), Wednesday, February 14 (3:10-4:00), and Wednesday, February 21 (3:10-4:00).
  • Knock Out Championship will be held Friday, February 23 in the gym from 2:00-3:00 pm. Each homeroom will be represented by 2 girls and 2 boys in the championship. Representatives are collecting names. 
  • March is Pennies for Patients month! Council members will be collecting for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Societies during lunches from March 6-30.
  • The BMS Red Cross Blood Drive will be held Thursday, March 8 from 3:30-7:30 in the cafe. Donor preregistration is advised. Council members will be donating baked goods and providing a movie/drawing station at the drive for donors' younger children.

3. 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, then select Bow Memorial Middle School from the options listed.  The ordering process is not only fast and easy but safe and secure as well.  The deadline for all orders is Friday, February 16.  Order yours TODAY!  Please email Kara Hinck with any questions: kahinck@bownet.org

Jan 29 - Feb 2

posted Feb 2, 2018, 7:48 AM by Douglas Totten

EVENTS
  • Feb 2:  Semester One report cards will be released in the afternoon on Infinite Campus (IC).  We will send out an email when this occurs.  
  • Feb 9:  7 and 8 grade dance from 7 - 9:30pm at BMS
  • Feb 19:  Early Release (Teacher Workshops).  Dismissal at 1:10pm  
  • Feb 26 - Mar 2:  No School (Winter Break)
  • March 10:  7th/8th Band Festival at Goffstown HS.   

1. TECHNOLOGY CHALLENGE: WEEK 2
Unplug for 2 hours during a weekend

2. STUDENT COUNCIL NEWS 
  • Student Council voted to donate $100.00 to the BMS Winnie Dip Team! This supports the Special Olympics.
  •  Coming soon - an online survey for all BMS students to take to have input into the color coding choice of their grade level. This is related to the updating of  the buildings room and wing identifications. Pretty awesome that students get a voice in this process. Be sure to voice your opinion and take the survey when it is made available. Your representatives will keep you posted!
  • February 9 is the 7th & 8th grade Valentine's Dance from 7:00-9:30 pm. in the cafe. Flowers and water will be sold at the dance for $1.00. Raffle prizes will be given out throughout the evening.
  • Spirit Week is Monday, February 19- Friday, February 23
  • Daily themes are: Monday - Sports Day, Tuesday - Cozy Day (No PJ's), Wednesday- Crazy Hair/Hat/Clash Day, Thursday - Twin/Emoji Day, Friday - Color Day (8th - black, 7th- blue, 6th - green, 5th red/pink).
  • Talent Show is Thursday, February 22 in the gym from 1:30-3:00.
  •  Knock Out Competition is Friday, February 23 in the gym from 2:15-3:00. Each homeroom will have 2 girls and 2 boys participating!
  • Coming March 8 - BMS  Red Cross Blood Drive in the cafe 3:30-7:30!
  • Coming March 5-30 - Pennies for Patients Campaign. We will raise money for Leukemia and Lymphoma Society during lunches all month!

3. 8th GRADE COURSE REGISTRATION SHEETS
Reminder to 8th grade parents that course registration sheets are due to the student's math teacher Friday, February 9, 2018.

4. BAC LACROSSE INFORMATION NIGHT

This is just a friendly reminder that the "Last Chance" Information Night is next Monday (2/5/18) form 6-7pm in Room 7 at Bow Memorial School.  This is a drop in event; so, please come any time during this hour to try on a uniform and or ask us questions.  Samples of uniform jerseys, shorts, shirts, and kilts will be on hand to determine your child's proper sizes. If you are wondering about equipment sizing or general lacrosse questions this is a great time to get answers.  There is no presentation.  

We are going to be hosting a gear night so those who need gear can get it at a great price.  If you have used lacrosse gear that you'd like to donate to us we will then sell it as a fundraiser to help offset the cost of the new uniforms and scholarships.  We will be collecting used gear that night.  Please bring your used gear that you'd like to donate to Dan Bennett.

5.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, then select Bow Memorial Middle School from the options listed.  The ordering process is not only fast and easy but safe and secure as well.  The deadline for all orders is Friday, February 16.  Order yours TODAY!  Please email Kara Hinck with any questions: kahinck@bownet.org


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