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May 03
No School for Student on Friday May 5th 2017

​This is a reminder that there is no school for students on Friday May 5th. Teachers will be attending the NBTA Subject Council Day. See you on Monday

May 03
Spring Fair - call for more volunteers

Frank L. Bowser School

Spring Fair - Saturday, May 13, 10 a.m. – 1 p. m.

Hello Frank L. Bowser Families,

Home and School Executive Team is busy planning the final details for one of the best FLB events of the year – Spring Fair. Thanks to those of you who have offered some time to volunteer at the fair.  It takes many hands to run this family event and more volunteers are needed.  You do not need to volunteer for the whole day, even just a 30 minute shift at a booth can help a GREAT deal.

There is also a need for cakes for the cake walk.  These can be dropped off at the school on May 12th. Your assistance at the Spring Fair will help us ensure this event is a success.

Please send us an email at or send a note in to the school.

Thank you

Home and School Executive


April 17
Spring Fair Notice to Parents.
November 29
Popcorn orders tomorrow and other items to note - Nov, 29/16

Hello Frank L. Bowser Families,

Thank you to all those who attended parent teacher meetings last week. This is a three-way relationship between you, your child and their teacher and by working together positively we can help your child achieve their full potential. The teachers consider themselves very fortunate to have such supportive parents.

Remember to bring your Looney for popcorn tomorrow.  If you are purchasing popcorn you will need your Looney to place your order tomorrow and the popcorn will be served on Thursday.

Also, tomorrow at 6:00pm is the deadline to order Chicken Pies. This is a Grade 5 fundraiser in support of their yearend trip to Camp Wildwood. Orders can be placed using the school cash online payment system. The Grade 5 students thank you in advance for your support.

Please be on the look-out for the second Santa's Gift Mart notice that will be going home tomorrow. If you are able to volunteer for this event please complete and return the bottom portion of the notice. Thank you to those who have already sent in items for the sale. Your generosity is what makes this such a successful Christmas shopping experience for our students.

Thank you and have a great evening.

Mrs. Goobie and Mme Cormier​

October 13
Calling all Kindergarten students entering school next Sept.

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 Saulnier

September 18
Reminders for the week of September 19th - 23rd, 2016

Hello Frank L. Bowser Families,

Just a few reminders for the up-coming week.

Monday, September 19th is the first day for Breakfast Club.  Breakfast Club is open Monday to Friday from 7:50 to 8:10am.  Students can enter the building through the quad doors and join their friends on the stage for a healthy bite to eat. It’s a great way to start the day!

Monday is also the first day for Hot Lunch. Papa John’s chicken poppers are on the menu. For this week only, you may send cash for tickets on Monday. Or, if you purchase ticket before 6:00pm Sunday evening, your child will receive their tickets in time for lunch tomorrow.  For the following weeks, Monday at 6:00pm is the cut-off time for online ticket sales and tickets are sold for cash on Tuesdays.  

There have been a number of forms sent home to you over the past two weeks of school. We ask that you return them as soon as possible. We count on the kindness and generosity of our volunteers to run these programs so if you are able to help in anyway, please indicate how you are able to help and return the form to the school.


Wednesday, September 21st at 6:30pm, will be our first Home and School public meeting. The front doors of the school will be open and the meeting will be held in the library. The PSSC elections will be held at this meeting. PSSC nomination forms are available at the office for your convenience.

Home and School Memberships are available for purchase at our website. They are $10.00 for a family membership and $7.00 for a single. This membership gives you a voice in any decision making that takes place at our meetings. Without a membership you cannot vote. We encourage you to take part and get involved. It’s a great way to show your support for your child’s school and their education.

Thank you for your continued support

Kathy Goobie and Lisa Cormier

September 05
Welcome Back - Information for the first day of school.

Dear Parents/Guardians,
Welcome back to a new school year. I hope you are as excited about the coming year as we are. Please see the attached letter for information regarding the first day of school or visit  the news section on our website at  
Tomorrow is a very exciting day for all grades one to five students. Kindergarten students have a staggered entry and should arrive on their assigned day. The playground is supervised beginning at  7:50am and the morning bell rings at 8:10 am. Get a good night's sleep and we will  see you smiling in the morning.
Mrs. Goobie and Mme Cormier
August 19
2016-2017 School Supply Information for Parents

​Dear Parents,

School Supply information for parents.pdfSchool Supply information for parents.pdf

Please see the attached document with information regarding school supplies for students at FLB School. For those returning students, this is the same letter that was sent home with your child in June. In an effort to maintain consistency for our FLB families, the school supplies for all Kindergarten to Grade 5 students will be purchased by the school administration. Parents will be responsible for purchasing personal items only. A school supply fee of $40.00 will cover the cost of your child's supplies for the school year as well as the cost of the student agenda.

Payment can be made using the school cash online service. Instructions are included in the attached document. Please note that cheques are no longer accepted as payment at FLB School. The website is currently be updated for the new school year. It will be available to take your payment soon.

We look forward to seeing you in September.

Mrs. Goobie and Mme. Cormier


December 15
Important information re- Christmas Concert, Fill The Bus food drive, and Papa John's Family Pizza Night

​Talk mail sent Dec. 15th, 2015

Dear Parents,
Important information regarding the Christmas Concert  
We look forward to putting on our best performance for you at our Annual Frank L. Bowser Christmas Concerts tomorrow.
The front doors will be open at 12:00 noon for the afternoon concert which begins at 12:20 and again at 6:00 p.m. for the evening concert which begins at 6:30. There is no cover charge for the concert however; there will be a donation box at the entrance to the gym.  All proceeds from your donations will go towards the development of our Art and Music Programs
Parents, do not forget your concert tickets at home! You will need them to get into the concert. Due to the high demand for tickets and the limited seating capacity we ask that you be respectful of this policy.  If you have tickets you are not using, would you kindly return them to the office so we can redistribute them. We still have a waiting list of people looking for evening concert tickets.
For the evening concert, children may be dropped off at the school at 6:10 p.m. Parent volunteers will be available in the Kiss and Drop zone if you wish to drop your child off, then go to park. The children will go directly to their classrooms while they wait to perform. They may be picked up in their classrooms after the concert (approx. 7:45 p.m.).
Thank you for making this a special time for all!
2) Don’t forget that tomorrow evening is Papa John’s family pizza Night. This could be an easy way to feed you family on concert night. Five dollars from your order goes to the school if you tell them you are from FLB and order the special.
3) Tomorrow is the last day for the “fill the bus campaign”. Please drop-off or send in any non-perishable food items to the front office. The bus will be along to pick up our donations tomorrow morning.
Thank you for your contribution to this worthy cause.
Mrs. Goobie and Mme Cormier
November 23
Home and School meeting, school clothing and Santa's gift mart

2015 Santa's Gift Mart Notice.pdf2015 Santa's Gift Mart Notice.pdf

Hello FLB families,
A reminder that there will be a Home and School meeting on Wednesday night at 6:30 in the conference room. We will be discussing upcoming events as well as planning for future purchases and initiatives. All are welcome to attend.
School clothing notices have been sent home with students and orders will be accepted until Friday, November 27th. A table will be set up at Parent Teacher interviews on Thursday night and Friday morning, or orders and payment can be returned to the school any time before that. A reminder to grade five parents that you will need to return the consent form to have your child's name included on the commemorative grade five clothing by Wednesday, November 25th.
Santa's Gift Mart is scheduled for Thursday, December 10th! Please mark your calendars for this event - it is one of our favourite days of the year! We will need many volunteers to make this event special and we hope to see lots of you there. A notice with information about this event is attached and a paper copy will be sent home with your child this week. A second notice will be sent out next week which will include the volunteer sign up form.
Please don't hesitate to contact us with any questions you may have by emailing or by messaging us on Facebook (Frank L. Bowser Home and School).

Thank you for your ongoing support!
~The FLB Home and School Executive~
November 03
Picture re-takes and donation for Poppy

Hello FLB Parents,

This is just a quick email to let you know that Picture Re-Take Day will take place on Monday, November 9th for any child who was absent on Picture Day or if your child requires a re-take. 
Also, we want to inform parents that the staff and students will be honoring our veterans on Tuesday, November 10th at our FLB Remembrance Day Assembly. We invite students to bring in a donation in exchange for a poppy that will be given to all students on this day.
Best Regards,
Kathy and Lisa
October 19
From Public Health -re Whooping Cough

​Due to an outbreak of Pertussis in Westmorland, Kent and Albert Counties, we have been requested by Public Health to distribute the attached letter to all students in Anglophone East School District.  


October 07
School-Wide Fundraiser - Spin-a-Thon
September 22
Popcorn Sale- bring your $1.00 tomorrow and Home & School/PSSC Elections on Thur. Sept 24th at 6:30 pm.

​Hello Frank L. Bowser Families,

This is just a friendly reminder to bring your Looney tomorrow if you plan to order popcorn. The popcorn order is placed on Wednesday and students receive their popcorn Thursday morning. A portion of the money raised this month will be used to help our school meet our 2015-2016 goal of $700.00 for our FLB Terry Fox run for cancer research. 
Also, don't forget about our Home and School public meeting and PSSC elections to be held this Thursday evening (Sept. 24th) at 6:30 pm.  The front doors of the school will be open at 6:15 pm for a meet and greet and the meeting will be held in the conference room across from the office. This meeting is open to all parents. We are hoping to see a lot of new faces and welcome any new ideas you may have to share.
If you are thinking about volunteering as a parent member for one of our PSSC vacancies, don’t hesitate to stop by the office to pick up a nomination form and/or to ask for more information. We currently have two spots available to fill our compliment of positions on the PSSC. There are no special skills or experience needed. It is a great way to get involved, to impact change and to take part in school improvement planning.   
Thank you once again for your support.
Kathy Goobie and Lisa Cormier
September 10
Meet the Teacher Night - September 16th, 2015

Hello Frank L. Bowser Parents.
Our Frank L. Bowser Curriculum and Meet the Teacher Night will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 16th at 6:30 pm. in the gymnasium of the school. You will also have a chance to meet the Frank L. Bowser Home and School executive and the returning PSSC members.  
The format of the evening will have a slight change from previous years in that there will not be a Home and School business meeting. The Home and School will host their first public meeting on Thursday, Sept. 24th at 6:30 pm.  All are welcome to attend. The PSSC elections for this school year will be held at the Home and School public meeting rather than at Meet the Teacher Night.
We are seeking nominations to fill positions on our PSSC. If you are considering this valuable opportunity and would like more information on the role of the PSSC, please do not hesitate to contact me and I would be happy to discuss this with you.
Hot Lunch Tickets and Milk tickets will be on sale at the front entrance of the school before and after you meet your child’s teacher on Sept 16th.  A friendly reminder that we do not accept cheques at FLB School, tickets are on sale for cash only. The preferred method of payment is through the School Cash Online service. 
Small tickets cost $3.00each or $30.00 per sheet (11 tickets for the price of 10).  
Large tickets cost $3.75 each or $37.50 per sheet (11 tickets for the price of 10).
The Home and School executive will also be selling memberships at the entrance to the gymnasium (cash only transactions). The cost is $7.00 for a single membership and $10.00 for a family. Payment for memberships may also be done using the School Cash online service.
We look forward to seeing you on Wednesday evening!
Mrs. Goobie and Mme Cormier
Mission Statement:
“Working together with mutual respect to achieve our personal best.”
September 10
Parent Newsletter -September 2015
May 17
Volunteer Tea - May 21st 2:30 - 3:30 pm Hope to see you there.

Calling all Volunteers!
Let us take this opportunity to say once again how valuable it is to have the many parents and grandparents who are willing to be of assistance in many ways at our school.  We could never tell you how important you are but would like to share a little by inviting you to join us on Thursday, May 21st from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. for our Volunteer Tea.  Come and join us in saying thank you to others as well as letting us say thank you to you.  We are meeting in our Staff Room for some food and conversation. 
 This is open to anyone who has volunteered in any way this year! See the attachment for further details.

Gratefully yours,
Kathy Goobie and Mrs. Jonah on behalf of the FLB Staff

April 24
Learning opportunities for Pre-Kindergarten Families
April 22
April/May Parent Newsletter
March 29
March 29th, 2015 - A busy week at FLB School
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.
4) 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.
5) 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.
6) 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
February 24
Reminders for the week of March 23-17th, 2015

Hello Frank L. Bowser Families,

Three reminders for the last week before the March Break.

1) Don't forget to bring you $1.00 for Popcorn tomorrow. We are collecting money on Wednesday for Popcorn Day which is the following day (Thurs. Feb. 26th). For $1.00 students can buy a bag of popcorn and have a chance to win one of two Webkinz.

2) Tomorrow is Pink Shirt Day at Frank L. Bowser School. All students are encouraged to wear Pink and take a stand against bullying behavior. We will be taking a pledge to stand together to encourage positive behavior with a focus on “Friendship”.  Frank L. Bowser School will be represented at the Town of Riverview Pink Shirt Day Rally at RHS. A group of FLB Choir students will be accompanied by some In- Harmony students under the direction of Mrs. Delaney. In an effort to make a positive change with positive actions, students continue to fill our Kindness Tree with snowflakes that record their random acts of kindness. Every student has added a link to the “FLB Friendship Chain” with their ideas of what makes a good friend.

3) Our Healthy Minds Luncheon is this Friday. A free lunch will be provided to all students on February 27th. The lunch will include a SUBWAY ham and cheese sandwich with lettuce, tomato and cucumber, (Mustard and Mayo on the side), an apple and a choice of white or chocolate 1% milk. No need to pack a lunch on this day unless you want to bring your own alternative. Your child may still have an apple and Milk even if they do not want the sandwich.

Thank you for your attention to the information above. All details are included in the Newsletter and posted on our webpage for your convenience.

Best Regards,

Mrs. Goobie and Mrs. Jonah​ 

February 22
February-March, 2015 Newsletter
February 09
Welcome to Kindergarten Event Invitation

February 9th, 2015


Dear Parent/Guardian of our Future Kindergarten Students:

          Most of you were able to join us in November for the "Kick-Off to Kindergarten" meeting.  You were presented with information and ideas to assist you in preparing your child for Kindergarten.  We are pleased to offer a follow-up session entitled “Welcome to Kindergarten”.  Your child will attend the follow-up session with you.  You will participate with your child in various activities led by a teacher.  In addition, your child will receive a bag of materials to be used by him/her as they prepare for entry in September. 


                         Date:  Thursday, February 19

                         Time:   4:00-5:00 p.m.

                Location:  Frank L. Bowser School Kindergarten classrooms

Please RSVP to this invitation by phone at 856-3450 or by email at . We need to know approximate numbers so we can prepare materials. We look forward to seeing you once again!  (This session is open to all parents and children, even if you were unable to attend the "Kick off to Kindergarten" event in November.)

Respectfully yours,

Kathy Goobie                                      Jane Jonah

Principal                                              Acting Vice Principal​

January 26
Family Literacy Day Activities -Tuesday, Jan. 27th 2015

​Hello Frank L. Bowser Families,
Tomorrow is National Family Literacy Day. We will be celebrating at Frank L. Bowser tomorrow January 27th with a book sale. Students are invited to dress up as their favourite storybook character and/or bring their favourite book to share with a friend. In the event of school cancellation due to the pending storm, we will celebrate the following day.

Also, don’t forget your money for the book sale. We have received a great selection of donated books for all grade levels. Classes will be visiting the book fair in the morning. All books are on sale for a dollar each.
Thank you to all who donated books and to the volunteers who help with the sale.
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;
Thank you for your continued Support.
Mrs. Goobie and Mrs. Jonah
December 18
Thank You and Next Home and School Meeting date
Dear Frank L. Bowser families,
The Home and School Association would like to thank the families of FLB for a wonderful Santa's Gift Mart. It was difficult to tell who was having more fun - the children or the volunteers! We hope that the gifts your children selected will bring a smile to your face. This event is successful every year because of the donations from Frank L. families. Thank you for sending in items to be purchased and supplies for wrapping. Thank you to those volunteers who came on Tuesday to set up and on Wednesday to help with the sale. We appreciate your time and efforts so very much. Thank you to the teachers, administrators and staff who collaborate to help make this event successful. This event raised over $2300 for the Home and School Association, but more importantly, it brought our school community together in a special way.
Our next meeting will be on January 14th at 6:30 in the conference room. Please join us to help plan Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week.
The FLB Home and School Executive wishes all families a very happy holiday season!
~Pamela Smith, Jeannette LeBlanc, Amy MacArthur, Kevin Lawrence, Michaela Walsh
December 18
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year - PJ Day tomorrow

Hello Frank L. Bowser Families,

In celebration of the last school day of year 2014, tomorrow is Pajama Day at Frank L. Bowser School.  
I would like to take this opportunity to thank our Home and School Executive for all the time and effort put into organizing our Santa’s Gift Mart. Also to all those who sent in donations of gifts and/or volunteered their time to help out at the sale. It was a huge success! We hope your family members enjoy the gifts your child picked out for them.
On behalf of the staff at Frank L. Bowser School we would like to wish you all a very happy holiday season. We look forward to seeing you back in the New Year (on Tuesday, January 6th) for another productive school term.  
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
Mrs. Goobie and Mme Cormier
December 11
Grade Five chicken Pies will be arriving on Tuesday, Dec 16th.

Hello Grade Five Parents,

The new date for picking up your Chicken pie orders is Tuesday, December 16th.  Smaller orders will be sent home with the students, afterschool. Students who have orders too big to carry, or for those who do not go right home afterschool, then the pies can be picked up between 2:30-5:30 p.m. at the front entrance of the school.
Thank you for your help in making the year end trip to Camp Wildwood a reality for all Grade 5 students.
December 03
Popcorn Day, Report Cards, Concert tickets, Fill the bus

Dear parents,
A few reminders for the week of December 2nd, 2015.
1) This Friday, December 5th is Popcorn Day. For one dollar students will receive a bag of popcorn and a chance to win a Webkinz pet. All proceeds from this month’s sales will go to support our FLB Breakfast Program.
2) Be on the lookout for your child's Report card which goes home on Friday. It's important that you take the time to review the report card with your child. Celebrate your child's successes and help them set academic goals for next term. Please sign the envelope and return it to your child's teacher.
3) Once again we will be participating in the District Fill the Bus Campaign. Donations of non-perishable food items will be collected over the next two weeks and would be very much appreciated. They will be distributed to our local food banks to support families in need for Christmas.
3) Christmas Concert tickets have been sent home with the youngest student from each family along with a detail information notice. If you have any unwanted tickets, please return them to the office as soon as possible so they can be redistributed to people on the wait list. A friendly reminder that you will need your tickets to get into the performance on concert day.
Thank you once again for your continued support.
Mrs. Goobie and Mme Cormier
November 20
Grade 5 Camp Wildwood Fundraiser - Chicken Pie Sales details and order form
November 17
Pre-Kindergarten EYEDA Assessments

Hello Pre-Kindergarten Parents,
This is a reminder that the Pre-Kindergarten EYEDA assessments are taking place at Frank L. Bowser School this Thursday, November 20th and Friday, November 21st. It is important that your child completes this assessment before entering Kindergarten in September. These assessments are by appointment. You were given an appointment time when you registered your child for Kindergarten. If you are unable to attend at your scheduled time, please call the school secretary to make other arrangements.
Looking forward to seeing you at FLB on Thursday or Friday.
Kathy Goobie         Lisa Cormier
Principal                  Vice Principal
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