2017 Parent Conference Registration form.pdf2017 Parent Conference and AGM Flyer.pdf
The New Brunswick Federation of Home and School Associations is hosting the
80th Annual General Meeting and Parent Conference in Moncton on April 28 and 29.
This event is open to all and offers workshops on a variety of topics.
Information about workshops and registration can be found in the attached
documents or on our website at http://www.nbfhsa.org/agm.html. We hope to see
many of you at this event in April!
or send us a message via our website http://www.nbfhsa.org/contact-us.html
Dear Frank L. Bowser Families.
Santa's Gift Mart is happening
tomorrow. Your child should arrive at school with pre-made gift tags (one for
each family member that lives in their home), some shopping money (gifts vary
from .50 cents to two dollars) and a plastic bag for carrying their gifts home.
Thank you very much to everyone who
donated items to the Gift Mart. There is a wide selection of beautiful gifts
for all ages. Also, a huge thank you to
the many parent volunteers who helped collect gifts, set up tables and are
goint to help wrap the gifts. This activity would not be possible without the
donations and the help from each and every volunteer.
Finally, a huge thank you to our Home
and School executive for their continued commitment to making sure everything
runs according to plan.
We are so lucky to have such a
dedicated group of parents!
Don’t forget your gift tags, shopping
money and a plastic bag in the morning.
Mrs. Goobie and Mme. Cormier
Frank L. Bowser School
Please read the following information carefully as it concerns details about important events and activities for December.
Dec. 6th - PSSC Meeting -Our next PSSC Meeting will be held on Tuesday, December 6th at 6:30 pm. The front doors of the school will open at 6:15. All are welcome.
Dec. 9th - Report Cards -We are proud of our Frank L. Bowser Students and of how hard they have been working over the past three months! Report cards will be going home on Friday, December 9th. Along with celebrating your child’s success, strengths and next steps, we encourage you to help them set some academic goals for next term. Parental support is vital to ensuring optimal educational success. Please complete, sign and return the Parent/Student Response form with your child. Thank you for your interest in your child’s education as you work with them at home, volunteer at the school and support our financial endeavors.
December 15th – Santa’s Gift Mart -We are accepting donations for Santa’s Gift Mart. Please send in any new or gently used items, gift wrap, tissue paper, name tags etc. You can send these in with your child or drop them off at the main office. If you are able to volunteer for this event, please return the form sent home or contact the Home and School executive at email@example.com.
Dec. 7th to Dec. 20th - Fill the Bus Food Drive -Frank L. Bowser School is once again participating in the 17th Annual Fill the Bus Food Drive. We ask that students bring in non-perishable food items to help fill the shelves of our local food bank. Food bank usage is up and the need has never been greater. All donations of non-perishable food items go to our Riverview Food Bank serving our very own community.
Dec. 21st – Frank L. Bowser Annual Christmas Concert performances are scheduled for Wednesday, December 21st at 12:20 p.m. & 6:30 p.m. Be on the look-out for a notice with detailed information and 4 concert tickets (2 afternoon tickets and 2 evening tickets) for each family. You can expect this notice to come home on Thursday, December 8th with the youngest child in the family. The storm date for the concert is Thursday, Dec. 22nd.
Dec. 23rd- Christmas Carol Sing-a-long with Barry Williams– for all staff and students from 8:45-9:30am.
Dec. 23rd – Last Day for Students - Friday, Dec. 23rd will be a half day of school for all children. We will send dismissal information home once the bus schedules have been finalized. Tuesday, January 10th is the first day back for students.
It’s cold out there! Remember to send your child to school dressed for the weather and please slowdown in the Kiss and Drop area. Your child’s safety is our priority.
2016 Santa's Gift Mart Notice.doc
We love this event –
it’s almost time for...
Frank L. Bowser’s
“Santa’s Gift Mart”!
Frank L. Bowser's “Santa’s Gift Mart”
is a one day “sale” in our gymnasium (during school hours) where students
purchase gifts for their family members. These gifts are gently used and new
items that have been donated from families or community partners. The cost is generally between fifty cents to
two dollars each. Our wonderful volunteers help the children shop, wrap the
gifts and send them home ready to go under your tree! This is one of our
favourite events of the year and we are looking forward to our Santa’s Gift
Mart on Thursday, December 15th.
We need your help to make this day a success and
hope that you will consider helping in these ways:
your time: We will need lots of help to set up
for the sale on December 14th (or December 15th in case
of school closure on the 14th.) We will need a large number of
volunteers to help children shop and wrap presents on Thursday, December 15th
(or December 16th in case of school closure). If you can come for
the whole school day or for a just for a couple of hours, we would appreciate
701 and Criminal Record Check must be completed so that you can volunteer:
If you haven’t yet completed and submitted the required documents to the office
please do so as soon as possible. If you have questions about this, you can
contact the office.
or purchase items to use for wrapping:
wrapping paper, bubble wrap, tissue paper, tape, ribbon, bows, gift bags, boxes
(all shapes and sizes).
or purchase items that can be purchased by the children for their families:
In order to ensure that our students shoppers have a great selection of items
to choose from, we ask that families send in the number of gifts that their
child would purchase. We also ask that you send in gifts that would be suitable
to purchase for each family member. For example, if your child would be
shopping for parents, a teenager and a toddler, it would be helpful for you to
send in gifts that would be suitable for those family members. In particular,
we find that contributions for those wonderful men in our families can be fewer
in numbers and we would like to have some super gifts for those important
gifts to send in
for men – socks, ties, gloves, mugs, golf balls, gift cards (in a small
amount - $2-3) to buy a coffee, etc.
clothing (although ties are great)
with sharp edges/pointed ends
If you would prefer to contribute cash
or gift cards (Dollar Stores, Superstore, Canadian Tire, etc.) so that we can
do your shopping for you, we would be happy to receive those also.
Please do not hesitate to contact us
or send us a message through Facebook
(Frank L. Bowser Home and School) if you have any questions.
Thank you for helping us spread
A New Playground for FLB School
Frank L. Bowser, Parent School Support Committee (PSSC) would like to ask for
your support for an exciting initiative. A routine inspection of our playground
was completed during the last school year (2015-16) by Anglophone East School District
personnel. It has been deemed safe for current use, but the overall
recommendation is that the structure be replaced in the coming years. Our
playground has been well-loved over the past two decades but it is now time to
collaborate with our students, parents and community to plan for a new
We need your help to make
this a reality. A Playground Committee, separate from the PSSC, is needed to be the
driving force of this project. Our goal is to have a new structure in place for
the start of the 2018 school year, which means that we need to begin planning
volunteers are needed for the Playground Committee. A variety of talents and
skill sets are required, including:
Champion – Can you oversee the
committee and be the champion of this project?
Project Manager – Are you good at coordinating
projects, determining required tasks, and maintaining timelines?
Fundraising – Do you have a background
in capital campaigns or fundraising initiatives?
Communications and PR – Can you be the person who
knows how to deliver a message in just the right way?
Creative Ideas – Are you the person who
comes up with new ways of doing things and solving problems?
Team Player – Are you the dedicated
team member who works with a group to ensure that assigned tasks are completed?
Do you have a background in
engineering, law, health care, or other related areas that would be beneficial
to this project?
consider how you can be involved. We have an opportunity to make an incredible difference in the life of Frank
L. Bowser School and our community – but
we need your help to make it happen. If you are interested, or if you are
wondering if you could be of help, we would love to hear from you. Please fill
out the form below and return it to the school by, Thursday, November 24th; we will contact you
prior to a meeting to be scheduled in the New Year. All are welcome to attend the meeting and we
hope to see many parents there. If you have questions, please feel free to
think I could help in this way:
Thank You to all our Frank L. Bowser families and friends for your amazing contribution and support! Our 2016 Pedaling Penguins Spin-a-Thon
Fundraiser was a huge success!
The total amount raised was $7188.20!
Your generosity is very much appreciated.
Also a huge thank you to the following sponsors who donated prizes.
MacDonald’s Buick GMC
Mike’s Bike Shop
Town of Riverview
Thank You !
Frank L. Bowser Staff & Students
Pedaling Penguins Spin-a-Thon
Frank L. Bowser School Fundraiser 2016
The staff and students at Frank L.
Bowser School will be participating in “Pedaling Penguins Spin-a-Thon” in
support of our FLB School Fundraiser. This event is our way to raise money to
provide “extra” for the children attending FLB School. It is with these funds
that we are able to provide full school enrichment opportunities such as
performances, field trips, guest authors, and artists. Our target this year is
to continue to offer quality enrichment opportunities with a focus on staying
active and healthy living. As you can
see, the money from fundraising goes exactly where it should… back to the
children. In one form or another, each child will benefit from the money that
is raised through our Pedaling Penguins Spin-a-Thon Fundraiser.
On Tuesday November 1st, classes
brought their decorated stationary bike to a school-wide assembly and a
representative from each class introduced their bike to the school. This was the kick-off to our Pedaling Penguins
Spin-a-thon Fundraiser where the details of the fundraising campaign were
reviewed with all students.
K-5 1st Top Seller- a new bike from Mike’s Bike Shop
donated by MacDonald’s Buick GMC
K-5 2nd Top Seller- a Family Pool Party at the Riverview
Aquatic Centre for 20 people
3rd Top Seller- a Moncton Wildcats Family Package
including tickets and snacks
K-5 Top Selling Class- a Papa John’s Munch and Move Lunch
which includes a pizza lunch and gym
There are also two large stuffed
penguins that will be given away
based on a draw. For each $10.00 raised in sponsors, the student will have
his/her name put in a draw to be held at the end of the campaign. Every child
who participates in the campaign has a chance to win a penguin. Students can win only one prize.
The Spin-a-Thon will take place on November
16th and will involve students from each class taking turns spinning
as a team. On the back of this memo, there is a sponsor sheet for students to
keep track of their sponsors. With the help of an adult, students will have from Nov. 1st to Nov. 16th
to collect sponsors from family and friends. If
your child goes door-to-door to collect sponsors, please ensure that he/she is
accompanied by an adult. Preferred
method of submitting collected donations is to use School Cash-Online. 100% of
all donations made by sponsors go directly to the school.
Thank you for
supporting your child during this Spin-a-Thon Campaign!
WE APPRECIATE YOUR SUPPORT!
FRANK L. BOWSER SCHOOL
The spirit of volunteerism is alive and well at Frank L.
Bowser School. We are so fortunate to have the support of so many parents,
grandparents and local community members who are willing to dedicate time,
energy, and enthusiasm to our school.
The safety of students is our number one priority. If you
are currently volunteering in any capacity (including field trips) at FLB
School, or plan to do so in the near future, you are required to comply with
Provincial Policy 701: Policy for the Protection of Pupils (Policy 701) and submit a Criminal Record
Check. Volunteers must complete the online learning modules associated
with this policy, you can find the policy and questionnaire on the District
website under Parents, click on Volunteers, click on “How to apply” or, you can
refer to this website for information: http://web1.nbed.nb.ca/sites/ASD-E/hr/Pages/Policy-701.aspx.
The Policy 701 questionnaire is required annually. For your Criminal
Record Check you will need to bring the attached letter with you to the Codiac
RCMP detachment. Without this letter, there is a cost associated with the
request. This is a requirement only once every five years. Both of these
completed documents can be dropped off at the office to June Saulnier our
Thank you once again for your support. If you have any
questions about this policy or the implementation of it, please do not
hesitate to contact the school.
Yours in education,
Frank L. Bowser Mission
“Working Together With Mutual Respect to Achieve our Personal
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FLB Home and School Association School Clothing 2016
It’s school clothing time again! The Home and School Association is happy to offer you the option of purchasing school clothing with the Frank L. Bowser logo so that your child can show their school spirit! Clothing is available in both youth and adult sizes so entire families can show their FLB pride!
There will be volunteers at the school during the lunch hours on November 10 (for grade five students) and November 15 (for all students) with clothing samples so the children can try them on. We will send home a note indicating which size your child preferred. The option of personalizing hoodies with the student’s name on the sleeve is available. Additionally, we offer a special keepsake option for the grade five students; these hoodies will have "GRAD 2017" on the back. Order forms and payment should be returned to the school no later than Friday, November 18. Delivery is expected by December 9. Please read the order form below carefully for specific details and options.
New this year is the option to pay via School Cash Online. Please note that if you pay with School Cash Online, you still need to submit the order form to the school. Cash (exact amounts) and cheques (payable to Frank L. Bowser Home and School) will be accepted. If you have any questions, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
FLB - PAPA Johns Pizza Fundraiser Day .pdf
FRANK L. BOWSER (FLB)
PAPA JOHN'S PIZZA DAY FUNDRAISER
Frank L. Bowser School and Papa John's will be having a monthly fundraiser. Papa John's
will donate 20% of your order (min order of $25) back to Frank L. Bowser
School. This fundraiser will take place the 3rd Wednesday of every
month (except for the month of June).
The following are our scheduled Frank L. Bowser School/ Papa
John's fundraiser dates:
Frank L Bowser (FLB) Pizza Day is available at our 639 Mountain
Road, Moncton location only.
November 16, 2016
June 14, 2017
future reference visit http://www.pizzafundraiser.ca to get your Frank L. Bowser
Promo Code (FLB) and the dates of our PAPA JOHN'S PIZZA DAY
See the attached flyers with details and information on how to order online.
you place an order for $25 or more, the next day you will have 25 Papa points
which gives you a free 3 topping pizza.
Registration to K -poster.pdf
Notice to all parents/guardians,
We are asking for
your assistance in indentifying any potential Frank L. Bowser Pre-Kindergarten
students. You can help by letting
everyone in your neighbourhood know that Kindergarten registration for children
born in 2012, is now taking place at Frank L. Bowser School. We want to make every effort to get this
information out to all our potential Frank L. Bowser families so they may
benefit from all of the transition to kindergarten sessions (beginning with our
Kick-off to Kindergarten Parent Information Night on October 27th at
4:00 pm). If you know of any children,
in the Frank L. Bowser community that should be registered for the 2017-2018
school year, would you please pass this information on and encourage them to stop
by the school to register their child as soon as possible. We look forward to
hearing from them.
Thank you in advance for your assistance.
Kathy Goobie, Lisa Cormier and June
Frank L. Bowser School
Hot Lunch Program 2016-2017
We are very excited to bring back our Hot Lunch Program again this year! Hot Lunch service will commence on Monday, September 19th for the 2016 - 2017 school year. We will be serving a Chicken Popper Meal on Mondays, Subway Deli Meal on Wednesdays and Pizza Lunch on Thursdays. Papa John's and Subway are on the ASD-E approved hot lunch suppliers. All of their products are low in fat and have no fillers, additives, preservatives, msg or trans-fats.
Mondays Chicken Popper Meal: ONLY ONE SIZE OPTION - LARGE TICKET
- 5 Chicken poppers : 100% white chicken breast
- 1 garlic parmesan breadstick - 250ml milk 1% (white or chocolate)
- fresh fruit
Wednesdays Subway Deli Meal: ONLY ONE SIZE OPTION - LARGE TICKET
- ham and cheese deli bun with option of mustard, mayo, tomato & cucumber
- 250ml milk 1% (white or chocolate)
- fresh fruit
Thursdays Pizza : SMALL TICKET
- 1 slice of pizza with 100% beef topping and 100% mozzarella cheese
- 250ml milk 1% (white or chocolate)
- fresh fruit
- 2 slices of pizza with 100% beef topping and 100% mozzarella cheese
- 250ml milk 1% (white or chocolate)
- fresh fruit
At Frank L. Bowser School we use a ticket system to purchase Hot Lunch. Please note A price change this school year. If you have hot lunch tickets from last year, we will honor those tickets.
Small tickets cost $3.50 each or $35.00 per sheet (11 tickets for the price of 10).
Large tickets cost $4.25 each or $42.50 per sheet (11 tickets for the price of 10).
It is encouraged that you purchase tickets through School Cash-online. The online purchase needs to be made before 6:00 p.m. on Mondays. Your ticket orders will be printed Tuesday morning and tickets will be sent home in an envelope with your child.
HERE’S HOW TO REGISTER:
Step 1: Go to this website: https://district2.schoolcashonline.com
Step 2: Register by selecting the “Get Started Now” and following the steps
Step 3: After you receive the confirmation email, please select the ‘click here’ option, sign in and add each of your children to your household account.
If you are having trouble registering on-line, please call the school and we can assist you.
If you are purchasing with cash, send in the money on Tuesday mornings with your child’s name, classroom and what they want to purchase.
You can also purchase sheets with cash during Meet the Teacher Night, Parent/Teacher Nights and other designated evening events throughout the year. It is important to note that we do not accept cheques at Frank L. Bowser School.
On Hot Lunch days, if your child has forgotten a ticket, a notice will be sent home advising that a replacement ticket is required to cover the Hot Lunch that was provided for your child.
Frank L. Bowser’s Milk Program will continue this year. Milk is available every day at lunch for .50 cents (1% White or Chocolate Milk). Students can buy milk on a daily basis or you can use the online payment option to purchase a sheet of ten tickets for $5.00.
A few suggestions:
• Write your child’s name and class on each ticket and have an agreed upon safe place (in their book bag, agenda pouch, lunch box) for the ticket on hot lunch days.
• Try to have a few extra tickets on hand. When you notice that you only have a few tickets left that's the best time to place your order online so you are sure to have tickets on hot lunch days. If you have tickets left over at the end of the year, they can be carried forward to the next year. Grade 5 students can be reimbursed for unused tickets at the end of the year.
• Our hot lunch order is placed early in the morning. If your child will be late for school on a hot lunch day, you can help by calling the main office (856-3450) and leaving a message stating your child’s name, class and either small or large order.
If your child is intolerant or has an allergy to milk, a written note must be sent in to the office. A juice will be provided instead of milk for the year. Please note that this option is only for those who have an intolerance or allergy to milk
We are looking forward to another great year!
Lisa Cormier Heather Pineau
Vice – Principal Hot Lunch Co-ordinator
School Supply information for parents.pdf
Welcome back! Please see the attached document regarding school supplies for your child. The School Cash online website for payment is currently being updated for the new school year. It will be available to recieve your payments as soon as possible.
Thank you in advance.
We are looking forward to a great school year!
Hello Frank L. Bowser Families,
We have a very busy week ahead. Below are a few important items and dates to note as we go into the Easter long weekend.
1) The Dairy Queen Ice Cream Cake Fundraiser is back by popular demand. Be on the look-out for details in your child’s agenda or mail bag. More details to follow.
2) Report Cards were sent home on Friday. We hope you have had an opportunity to review the comments with your child, celebrate their progress and help them to set goals for the third and final term of this school year. Please sign and return the envelope. If you have any questions or concerns, your child’s teacher will be more than happy to discuss them with you. Your support and encouragement are very much appreciated and are critical to your child’s success.
3) Show and Share – student led conferences will be held on the evening of Wednesday, April 1st and the morning of Thursday, April 2nd. This is an opportunity for your child to share some of their work and/or demonstrate some of their learning skills and strategies. We ask that you return the appointment notice for the show and share conference with your child. If you have not yet made arrangements for an appointment, contact your child’s teacher.
3) There is no school for students on Thursday, April 2nd, due to the student-led conferences in the morning and professional development for teachers in the afternoon.
4) Wednesday, April 1st is our Hop-a-Thon for Muscular Dystrophy. Rather than collecting sponsors, we are encouraging all student to bring a Toonie to school on Wednesday to support this deserving cause. We appreciate your support as we continue to work to teach our students the importance of caring for others and making a positive change in our community. Thank you to our Home and School Association for donating the sales from last week’s popcorn day to the Hop-A-Thon for Muscular Dystrophy.
5) Frank L. Bowser Staff and Students will be dressing in blue to show their support for World Autism Awareness Day on Wednesday, April 1st. In an effort to raise awareness and educate others, students will be reading facts about autism in the morning announcements. Don’t forget to wear something blue.
Thank you for your continued support.
Mrs. Goobie and Mrs. Jonah
A reminder to all parents, that we will be celebrating Family Literacy Day on Tuesday, January 27th. Students are invited to dress up as their favourite storybook character and/or bring their favourite book to share with a friend.
Classes will be visiting the book fair Tuesday morning. All books will be sold for a dollar each. Don’t forget your money for the sale.
Thank you to all who donated books and thank you to the volunteers who will be coming in to help out with the sale. We are still looking for book donations. If you have any books (for students between the ages of five to eleven) to donate, they can be dropped off at the front office or sent in with your child. All donations will be very much appreciated.
Family Literacy Day is a national awareness initiative held to raise awareness of the importance of reading and engaging in other literacy-related activities as a family. Just 15 minutes a day can improve a child’s literacy skills dramatically. If you are looking for fun ways to engage your child in Literacy activities, see the attached documents and check out the ABC Life Literacy website at; www.abclifeliteracy.ca
Kathy Goobie Jane Jonah
Subject: E-mail Security Advisory
We have received reports of an on-going FAX SPAM e-mail event. If you receive a message from any school-related e-mail account with the subject line “You have received a new fax” which contains a ZIP file please delete the message.
Do not open or forward the e-mail message or attempt to open the attached file. Rest assured we are taking measures to address the situation.
Director of Communications
Education and Early Childhood Development