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September 17
Happenings

Good morning from Frank L. Bowser School,

Here are just a couple of updates regarding the wonderful things happening here at Frank L. Bowser School.

Terry Fox Day is this Thursday September 19th.  The school will be doing a fundraising walk on Thursday morning weather permitting.  We are asking students to bring in a Toonie for Terry on Thursday if at all possible to help raise funds for this important initiative.

Hot Lunch tickets are now available through School Cash Online.  Tickets can be purchased a week in advance up until Mondays at 5:59 pm. This allows us to preorder what is needed for the specific meals on the days offered.  Hot Lunch will start this Monday September 23rd.  For this week only, if you have not bought tickets for Monday the 23rd and would like to, please send $5 cash with your child to school with a note indicating you would like to order for this Monday.  All orders moving forward should be made online. 

Home and School memberships will be available through School Cash Online by the end of the day today until the first week of October.  Memberships are $7 for a single membership or $10 for a Family membership.  Thank you in advance for being part of this important aspect of our school environment.

Thank you so much to the 56% of our parent population who have already completed the necessary school forms through School Cash Online.  175 students out of our 311 have the necessary information completed on-line.  It is Provincial Policy this year that all forms are completed through School Cash Online and we would appreciate anyone who has not already done so, to please complete this necessary task as soon as possible using the following link:

http://web1.nbed.nb.ca/sites/ASD-E/Pages/SchoolCashOnline.aspx

We are presently having new fountains installed here at our school with water bottle filling stations.  We are thrilled to be the recipient of the Medical Staff Community Donation from the Moncton Hospital Medical Staff Association.  This improvement would not have been possible without this generous donation.  Thanks specifically to Dr. Allison Leonard for her hard work in ensuring this possibility became a reality.

 Finally, please see attached an information bulletin and save the date reminder regarding an evening focused on Building Belonging as presented by the Riverview Family of Schools.

Thanks everyone and have a phenomenal week.​

June 05
playpark build

Good morning from Frank L. Bowser School.

The Playground build is upon us and it was amazing to see so many community members and professional groups come together in order to help build what will be a spectacular active learning space for our students and future generations to come yesterday.

Although we had a lot of hands helping yesterday, we experienced over a 30% no show rate of people who had signed up to join us at specific times throughout day and did not come.  We are also very light for sign ups this weekend and need more volunteers in any capacity what so ever.   Currently for Saturday we are at 161 volunteers of our 560 goal and on Sunday we have 71 volunteers signed up for a 300 goal.  Any help at any time throughout the week is greatly appreciated and there is a job for any and all individuals willing to help out.

 It was a sight to see yesterday with people of all ages, fitness levels, with various connections to the cause and what being involved means to them doing whatever needed to be done throughout a giant project area.  It really is an exciting time here at Frank L. Bowser School and all who joined us yesterday had a great time with those around them.  Please consider being part of this historic event and help us build what will be the most dynamic and diverse outdoor play space in all the land. 

Please feel free to share this message to any and all individuals in order to spread the word and thanks so much in advance for any time you are able to give to this important project.

In order to volunteer you can simply show up and present yourself to the volunteer tent as you enter the build site between eight in the morning and nine at night or sign up at: https://rebeccaschofieldpark.com/

 

May 27
Pick up and Drop off changes


 

Good morning from Frank L. Bowser School,

 

Our Playground Build is upon us and we have several changes in routine to share with you.

Our drop off went well this morning.  As you may have noticed there is temporary fencing surrounding the existing playpark.  The playpark will be coming down early this week and ground preparations will be taking place for our new park later on this week. 

 

We will be using the parking lot side of the school as our play area and pick up area for the next two and half weeks.

 

ARRIVAL

We ask that students who are walking from the Cleveland side of the school do not walk in the paved area in the front of the school as there is increased traffic in this area at the beginning of the day.  Students who arrive to school from this direction are to cross Cleveland with our crossing guard and walk around the playground side of the building to the back of the school. 

Students who bring their bikes to school can lock their bikes in the usual spot and again walk along the back of the school to reach the parking lot side.

Drop off in our drop off loops will remain the same however students will be walking behind the school to either the grassy area in the back of the building or the paved parking lot on the South side of the school.  Duty teachers will be spread out covering both the back of the school and the parking lot area. 

 

PICK UP

Pick up will also be on the parking lot side of the school for the next two and half weeks.  Kindergarten students will be dismissed out the doors at the end of the lower hallway closest to the shed.

 

Grade one, two, and three students will be dismissed out the next set of doors up, just outside the kindergarten classroom windows facing up hill.

The Grade Four and Five students will be leaving the upper hallway using the doors outside the music room facing the parking lot at the highest point, furthest away from the shed.  We again ask that students do not walk in front of the building after being dismissed as this is a high traffic area.

 

We are embracing this experience with our students and have been teaching black top games, wall ball, skipping, and hopscotch in our gym classes to prepare students to enjoy this new environment while the new playground is being built.  Each class group will also be provided with sidewalk chalk for them to explore their artistic side while outside if they so choose.  This is an exciting time for our school.  Please bear with us as while we navigate the changes to our everyday routine.  If there are ever any questions at all, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

May 22
Playpark update

Go Fund Me.pdfGo Fund Me.pdfGood morning from Frank L. Bowser School.

The time has come, it is our last week with our current playground.  Preparations are being made and the ground is being made ready starting next week to have the most phenomenal, state of the art, learning based play structure built here at Frank L. Bowser School between June 4th and June 10th. 

Our fifth-grade students have taken it upon themselves to take on their own initiative to support the build.  Tomorrow afternoon all three fifth grade classes will be running a designated circuit on our existing structure and measuring the distance run.  They will then calculate how far their grade level group ran in total.  Each student will receive a certificate of achievement which they will then take out in to the community seeking donations of snack food for the volunteers at the build.   This snack drive is an excellent way to provide some hands-on experiential learning for our oldest students and provide them a sense of ownership towards the project.  We thank you in advance for your support of them as they pursue their set goal of two hundred and fifty dollars of food donations per class.

Due to this drive we ask that the community please do not use the playpark between 12:30 and 2:30 tomorrow only.  We love that our community uses the playground during the day and are happy to host the regular group of students who play primarily between 1:30 and 2:30 each day.  We ask for your understanding for just this one day to allow a safe space for our ten and eleven-year-old students to run as fast as they can through the structure throughout tomorrow afternoon.  Thank you again in advance.

There is still time to support the building of the Rebecca Schofield All World Super Playpark.  We are still just over fifteen thousand dollars shy of our twenty-five-thousand-dollar community goal.  We are also still gathering as many volunteers as possible to take part in the build between June 4th and June 10th. Please the attached pamphlet for information on ways to donate or volunteer. 

Alternately you can visit the Go Fund Me Page at:

 https://www.gofundme.com/rebecca-schofield-play-park 

Or School Cash On Line at:

https://angloeast.schoolcashonline.com/

 

Thanks so much for the support of our wonderful community, we are so excited to have you be part of this experience in whichever way you can!

May 15
Final Fundraising Push
Go Fund Me.pdfGo Fund Me.pdf

Good morning from Frank L. Bowser School,

Our Playground Build is just weeks away!  Preparations are being made, pieces and parts are being ordered, some trucks are even on their way filled with bits and bops that will be formed together to construct what will without a doubt be the most well thought out and dynamic playground in all the land.

Years of effort have been put in to all aspects of this project.  Over this time fundraising efforts have raised hundreds of thousands of dollars in order to ensure the funds are available to design and implement an enormous community build effort before the students finish their school year.

A pamphlet went home last Friday with every student at Frank L. Bowser School outlining the need for volunteers and the final push in the fundraising efforts.  The same pamphlet is attached to this email. 

We have set a twenty-five-thousand-dollar community goal for the Go Fund Me page found at:

https://www.gofundme.com/rebecca-schofield-play-park

Just over ten percent of this goal has been raised over the last ten days by 27 individual donations.  It is our hope that with your help we will reach the amount by the time of the build.  Every little bit helps.  We have had enormous response from the Greater Moncton population as well as other donations coming in from all over the world.  We look forward to reaching this individual goal as the Frank L. Bowser School community.  No donation is too small, no effort goes unaccounted for.  Please help and give how and where you can, we collectively look forward to the benefits that this playpark will serve for decades to come.

Thanks in advance!

Jonathan Godbout

Principal, Frank L. Bowser School

 


 

May 13
No School Reminders

Good afternoon from Frank L. Bowser School,

This is a reminder that our current Kindergarten Students have been asked to stay home this coming Thursday May 16th as we will be welcoming our Pre Kindergarten students on that day for pre scheduled sessions for parents and students.

Also a reminder for all students that there will be no school Friday May 17th as it is the NBTA Branch Day for teachers in the morning and Professional Learning throughout the afternoon. 

There is also no School Monday May 20th in recognition of Victoria Day.

May 08
reminders

Good afternoon from Frank L. Bowser School.

Here are just a couple of reminders for the remainder of this week and next.

There will be a volunteer celebration tomorrow from 9:55 to 10:30 am in our gymnasium.  If you have volunteered in any capacity at our school, please join us tomorrow to be celebrated.  We cannot thank the wonderful team of people who embellish the educational experience of our students enough.  This is just a small gesture towards the wonderful team of parents and community members that make up this important aspect of the culture of Frank L. Bowser School.

Our Spring Fling is this Saturday, May 11 from 10am to 1pm. Please come out and make some FLB memories, enjoying carnival style games, prizes, canteen and BBQ. Some amazing items have been donated for the silent auction and there are three fantastic baskets available to be won in the raffle.

 

Admission is free, games can be played for 50 cents - $1.50 each, and cash or game coupons can be used at the canteen and BBQ. Some additional volunteers to help at the games and to send in cakes for the famous Cake Walk will be needed.  Please contact the Home and School Association if you have any questions or if you can volunteer at franklhomeandschool@gmail.com or via our Facebook page.

The event will happen rain or shine and it is open to the public so feel free to spread the word or invite a friend. All funds will go directly back into supporting teaching and learning at FLB; thank you for your support!

A reminder that there will be no school Friday May 17th as it is the NBTA Branch Day for teachers in the morning and Professional Learning throughout the afternoon. 

There is also no School Monday May 20th in recognition of Victoria Day.

April 29
Spring Fair Call for Volunteers

FLB Spring Fair Volunteer letter.pdfFLB Spring Fair Volunteer letter.pdf

Good morning from Frank L. Bowser School,

Spring has sprung and our Home and School are busily preparing for our Annual Spring Fair on Saturday May 11.  Please find attached a document outlining the need for Volunteers for this fantastic community event.  A paper copy will be sent home in your child's agenda either today or tomorrow as well.  

Please don't hesitate to contact the school, 856-3450, or the Home and School, franklhomeandschool@gmail.com, with any questions you may have.

April 10
H&S

Dear FLB families,

This is a reminder of the Home and School meeting this evening with guest speakers providing information on Cyber safety....what do I need to know as a parent? This is a question that many of us have asked ourselves.

Whether you are alarmed by internet pranks or simply have concerns about your child's safety when they are online, please attend this Home and School meeting tonight, April 10th at 6:00 at the school. Jenna Bamford, FLB's Guidance Counsellor, and Bryan Butler, retired RCMP Officer, have collaborated for next Wednesday's FLB parent presentation. Please join us to learn more about current topics on this issue, and what information is provided to FLB students as part of their safety curriculum. All are welcome; we hope to see you there!

Please feel free to contact us at franklhomeandschool@gmail.com or our Facebook page (Frank L Bowser Home and School) with any questions you may have.

April 04
Show and Share

Good morning from Frank L. Bowser School,

A reminder that we will be hosting Show and Share this evening and tomorrow morning.  The school will be open from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm tonight and from 8:30 am to 11:30 am tomorrow morning, Friday April 5th.  There will be NO SCHOOL for students tomorrow, April 5th

This event will be a form of Parent Teacher Interviews however your child is requested to attend.  Students have prepared a portfolio of samples of the wonderful work they do day to day at our school and will be looking forward to the opportunity to share with their loved ones.  Examples of student art work and other accomplishments are adorning the walls of our halls in order to further the celebration of the successes of each individual student who attends Frank L. Bowser School.  Although teachers will be available for short conversation regarding your child, we remind you that you are always welcome, anytime throughout the school year, to schedule a sit-down meeting with the individuals who teach and care for your children each day.   Classroom teachers have been in touch regarding how they would prefer to schedule a timeslot for you and your child to participate.  If you have not heard from your child’s individual homeroom teacher at this point, please call the school in order to seek clarification.  All of us at Frank L. Bowser School are very excited for the opportunity to host you in your child’s learning environment and share the wonderful things happening in our classrooms.

Lost and Found items will be displayed outside of the library in the lower hallway.  Any items that are not claimed will be donated to a local charity next week in order to make room for the last three months of the school year.

Members of our Playground Committee will be present at a table set up close to the office.  There will be information available as well as an opportunity to sign up to volunteer your time throughout the build happening from June 4th -June 10th.  Various time slots will be available to sign up for between 8am and 8pm each day.  Please stop by the table for a chat and to receive answers to any questions you may have regarding this very exciting initiative.

Finally, a reminder that the Home and School meeting scheduled for April 10th at 6pm will include guest speakers Jenna Bamford, FLB's Guidance Counsellor, and Bryan Butler, retired RCMP Officer who will be presenting on the issue of internet safety.

Please feel free to contact franklhomeandschool@gmail.com or the Home and School Facebook page (Frank L Bowser Home and School) with any questions you may have regarding the meeting on the tenth.

Thanks everyone and have a wonderful day today!

April 03
Internet Safety Information Session

Dear FLB families,

 

Cyber safety....what do I need to know as a parent? This is a question that many of us have asked ourselves.

 

Whether you are alarmed by internet pranks or simply have concerns about your child's safety when they are online, please attend this Home and School meeting on April 10th at 6:00 at the school. Jenna Bamford, FLB's Guidance Counsellor, and Bryan Butler, retired RCMP Officer, have collaborated for next Wednesday's FLB parent presentation. Please join us to learn more about current topics on this issue, and what information is provided to FLB students as part of their safety curriculum. All are welcome; we hope to see you there!

 

Please feel free to contact us at franklhomeandschool@gmail.com or our Facebook page (Frank L Bowser Home and School) with any questions you may have.

March 19
Show and Share

Good morning from Frank L. Bowser School,

This is a reminder that there is NO SCHOOL for students this Friday, March 22nd as it is a Professional Learning and Report Card Prep day for teachers.

We will be hosting a Show and Share evening and morning on April 4th and April 5th in a couple of weeks.  The school will be open from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm on Thursday April 4th and from 8:30 am to 11:30 am on the morning of Friday April 5th.  There will be NO SCHOOL for students on April 5th. 

This event will be a form of Parent Teacher Interviews however your child is requested to attend.  Students will have prepared a portfolio of samples of the wonderful work they do day to day at our school and will be looking forward to the opportunity to share with their loved ones.  Examples of student art work and other accomplishments will adorn the walls of our halls in order to further the celebration of the successes of each individual student who attends Frank L. Bowser School.  Although teachers will be available for short conversation regarding your child, we remind you that you are always welcome, anytime throughout the school year, to schedule a sit-down meeting with the individuals who teach and care for your children each day.   Classroom teachers will be in touch regarding how they would prefer to schedule a timeslot for you and your child to participate.  All of us at Frank L. Bowser School are very excited for the opportunity to host you in your child’s learning environment and share the wonderful things happening in our classrooms.

Finally, a reminder that the Home and School meeting scheduled for Wednesday March 20th has been rescheduled to April 10th at 6pm.

Thanks everyone and have a wonderful day today!

January 23
Program Choice Information Session

Good afternoon from Frank L. Bowser School,

Please note that the language program choice information session scheduled for earlier this week for parents of current Kindergarten students and Grade Five English Program students has been rescheduled for Wednesday, January 30th at 6:30 p.m. at Riverview Middle School.

There is a similar session taking place at Lewisville Middle School tonight at 6:30 and all are welcome. 

You can also access the information by using the link below and viewing the Power Point Presentation located under the GENERAL tab located under Program Options for September 2019.

https://www2.gnb.ca/content/gnb/en/departments/education/k12/content/anglophone_sector/fsle.html

Thank you and have a wonderful remainder of your day.

 

January 17
Book Sale Jan 24th

Dear FLB Families,

 

Family Literacy Day will be celebrated across Canada on January 27th and to celebrate his annual event, the Home and School Association will be hosting a book sale for students on Thursday, January 24.

 

During the school day, each class will have an opportunity to shop our selection of donated books, priced at $1.00 each. We would love it if every child would have a new book to read with their families on Literacy Day! Funds raised from the sale will be used to purchase reading materials for FLB classrooms.

 

In order to make this sale a success we are asking for donations of used books for the K-5 age group, in either French or English. In particular, if you or your friends have some chapter books that the older FLB students would enjoy, we would love to have them. Donations can be dropped off at the office or sent to school with your child.

 

Volunteers to help set up on Wednesday (the 23rd) after school or work at the sale on Thursday (the 24th) in the morning are needed. If you are available to volunteer, please contact us at franklhomeandschool@gmail.com or send us a Facebook message (Frank L Bowser Home and School Association).

 

Thank you in advance for your support!

 

-FLB Home and School

January 16
Home and School

Good morning FLB families,

 

This is a reminder of our Home and School meeting tonight, Wednesday, January 16 at 6:00. We are very pleased to have a guest speaker at our meeting; a dietician will be doing a brief presentation and Q and A session about school lunches. This will be a great opportunity to brainstorm some new - and healthy - lunch ideas!

 

We would love to see you at the school at 6:00 pm this evening. As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at franklhomeandschool@gmail.com or via our Facebook page (Frank L Bowser Home and School).

December 18
Concert Schedule

Good morning from Frank L. Bowser School,

Please be advised that our Christmas Concert will be rescheduled to this Thursday December 20th as our students will use tomorrow for rehearsal time for their performance.  Our day performance will start at 12:20 and our evening performance will start at 6:30, please be sure to present your tickets at the door.  Students can be dropped off using the old kiss and drop on Cleveland Ave at 6:00pm. 

 

A reminder to Grade 5 students to wear all black on Thursday and In Harmony students to wear their white shirts and dark pants.

Thanks in advance for your flexibility as we navigate through the winter weather and the cancellations. We look forward to seeing you at one of our performances on Thursday.

December 11
Gift Mart

Good afternoon from Frank L Bowser School

This is a reminder that Santa’s Gift Mart will be held on this coming Thursday, December 13th! During the school day, students will have the opportunity to shop for gifts and have them wrapped to bring home for their families.

An information sheet was sent home today with students who are youngest in their families with a few things to know about this event:

Donations for gift items, wrapping supplies (boxes, paper, tissue paper, gift bags, tape), or cash donations are still being accepted at the school, please ensure they are dropped off before our volunteers start to set up on Wednesday.

If you are planning on volunteering for this wonderful event, please ensure you park at the Masonic Lodge across the street from the school on Cleveland Avenue.

If you would like to volunteer on Thursday to help students to shop, or wrap their gifts and have not already contacted a member of the Home and School, please email them at franklhomeandschool@gmail.com.

December 04
School Newsletter for December

​Please find attached the School Newsletter for DecemberDecember Newsletter 2018.doc.pdfDecember Newsletter 2018.doc.pdf

December 04
Pappa John's free lunch and Wildcats Game

Good afternoon from Frank L. Bowser School,

This is just a quick note to let you know that we will be having a Free Pizza Lunch for ALL STUDENTS this Thursday, December 6th as a celebration of the success of our Clothing Drive Playground Fundraiser that took place at the end of October.  This celebration is provided by Papa John’s to celebrate the enormous amount of clothing and goods collected to donate to charity.

Papa John’s will be providing the choice to all students of:

1 or 2 slices of Pizza with 100% beef topping and 100% mozzarella cheese

Fruit

White Milk

Furthermore, please find information attached regarding a code you can use to receive a 20% discount on any Papa John’s order while supporting Frank L. Bowser School with 10% of the cost of your purchase.

Also, please be reminded that all students went home with a voucher last week for a free ticket to the Wildcats Game this coming Sunday, December 9th at 4pm.  Please find attached information regarding a Teddy Bear Toss and a Chuck the Puck Contest that will both take place at the game.  

ALL PROCEEDS WILL BENEFIT

The Rebecca Schofield All World Super Play Park2018 Wildcats Teddy Bear Toss_B.pdf2018 Wildcats Teddy Bear Toss_B.pdfPapa Fund - FLB 2018.pdfPapa Fund - FLB 2018.pdf

December 04
Fill the Bus

Good morning from Frank L. Bowser School,

 

“Over the past 18 years of Fill the Bus our schools in Anglophone East School District have raised in excess of 500,000 pounds of food for the food banks within our district or the equivalent of $1.5 Million…wow!!!”

 

The 19th Annual Fill the Bus School and District Campaigns will be getting underway this week and district buses will be picking up food items on Wednesday, December 19th.   Please consider participating once again this year as the need is tremendously high. No doubt you have seen the media coverage of the homelessness crisis facing our communities, you likely feel like “what can I do to help?” Well Fill the Bus 2019 can help ease some of the symptoms of this situation by bringing in the largest food offering ever.

 

Last year you helped raise thru the FTB campaign food donations of 28,545 lbs a total value of $71,363! 

 

All items can be dropped off at the table set up across from the school office.

 

Food Items Always Needed…

·         Canned goods including soups, fruit, vegetables, beans, etc.

·         Canned luncheon meats

·         Dried Pasta, pasta sauce, Macaroni and Cheese, Mr. Noodle, etc.

·         Cereal, oatmeal, granola bars

·         Instant pudding, apple sauce, peanut butter

·         Sugar, tea, coffee, juice, juice boxes

·         Baby food and formula

We look forward to another successful Fill the Bus campaign.

Thank you so much!

November 19
EYE DA Assessment Reminder

Good morning from Frank L. Bowser School.

This is just a reminder of the EYE DA assessments scheduled for this coming Wednesday November 21 throughout the day here at our school.  This assessment is for any student joining us in Kindergarten next year in September 2019.  This assessment is a very important part of the planning that goes in to ensuring your child has the most successful and positive start to their school career as possible.  If you are unable to attend at the specific time already given to you upon registration, please contact the school directly at 8563450. 

Furthermore, if you know of a family that has yet to register their child for Kindergarten next year in our area and has a child at the appropriate age, please ask them to contact the school as soon as possible.

Finally if there is a snow storm and school is cancelled on Wednesday the assessment will be rescheduled for a later date and you will be notified directly with a new date and time.

Thanks so much and please let your little one know how excited we are to see them at their school on Wednesday!

November 06
Remembrance Day

Good morning from Frank L. Bowser School,

We would like to thank everyone for their generous donations throughout the clothing drive last week.  We filled almost a complete transport truck trailer full of items we know are heading to a place that they will be appreciated for an entire second life.  All while raising funds for the re-building of the Rebecca Scofield All World Super Playpark.

On a similar note, thank you to all who joined us for our Pancake Breakfast on Saturday.  It was so wonderful to see so many community members braving the weather to support such a worthy cause.

On Thursday November 8th at 9:10am we will be holding our Remembrance Day Assembly in our Frank L. Bowser Gym.  All are welcome for this solemn gathering and we will be joined by several veterans and current service members. 

We are asking anyone in our parent community that is a veteran, current service member, or a member of a first responder service such as police officer, paramedic, fire fighter, etc. to join us in uniform if possible.  You presence would be very much appreciated and recognized.  This would further the learning and understanding for all students in attendance and give a real world, first hand example of the services and sacrifices made on a daily basis to ensure the safety and security of our entire community.

We are also asking any students who are part of a club or program that has a uniform to wear their uniform for the ceremony on Thursday in order to recognize their involvement.  We will also be looking for student members in uniform to take part in a colour parade as part of the flag bearing portion of the ceremony.

Finally a reminder that there is no school this Friday November 9th as it is professional development and report card preparation for teachers.  There is also no school on Monday November 12 in recognition of Remembrance Day.  Have a wonderful long weekend with your families!  

November 02
Buidling access

It has come to our attention that some parents of our youngest students are coming in to the building in the morning and accompanying their child to the Kindergarten Hallway before the beginning of class time. 

Please be reminded as per the Provincial Safe Schools Policy that any adult visitor coming to our building must first check in and sign in to our main office using only the main entrance doors at the front of the school.  While visiting a visitor tag must be visible at all times.  This is to ensure the safety and comfort of all our young learners at our school.

We appreciate you following this request in the future and please feel free to contact the School Administrative team if you require any further information regarding this or anything else regarding our environment or your child’s learning.

Have a wonderful weekend everyone!

 

October 29
this week at Frank L. Bowser

Hi there from Frank L. Bowser School!

We wanted to remind you that in accordance with the Provincial Healthy Foods Policy for Schools we ask that you keep nutrition in mind and our nut free environment if you are planning on sending in a class treat on Wednesday to the school.  We ask that you notify your child’s teacher so that they can plan accordingly and thank you on behalf of all of our students for your generosity.

After Wednesday we would again remind you that our school is nut free as many treats collected Wednesday night contain nuts or traces of nuts.  We also would like to remind you that the learning environments at Frank L. Bowser can be negatively affected by too much sugar being sent inside personal lunches and snacks.  A single treat is more than acceptable however a nutritious snack and lunch is recommended to ensure success in our learning objective.

On Wednesday Frank L. Bowser is taking part in a Wellness Day.  The structure of this day will be different than usual and students will be circulating through various stations focused on Wellness and Inner Health.  This is planned to be a spectacular day with a few of the activities taking place outside thus we ask that students are dressed for the weather on that day as it is forecasted to be a bit chilly.  We ask that students do not dress in costume on that day in order to respect the beliefs of all of our Frank L. Bowser families and have the focus remain on learning and a positive educational environment for all.

Finally we are having great success with our clothing drive and continue to accept donations in the foyer by the school office.  We have decided to celebrate the success of this drive by rewarding the entire school population at a future date rather than have a charitable campaign take on a competitive structure.  With this in mind we will not be keeping track of individual class involvement but look forward to celebrating the kindness and thoughtfulness of the community as a whole once the campaign comes to an end.   Also a friendly reminder that we will be looking for donations for our Santa’s Gift Mart in about a month and a half so please don’t clear out all your cabinets and storage bins just yet!

Please do not hesitate to contact the school if you have any questions pertaining to the information above or anything else revolving around the wonderful things happening at our fine school.

 

October 22
Important information about the week of Oct 22-26th

Good afternoon from Frank L. Bowser School,

The following contains important information regarding some happenings at Frank L Bowser School this week.

A reminder of the information session tomorrow at 4pm in the Frank L. Bowser Gym for all of our newest family members who have a student joining us for Kindergarten next year in September 2019.  The K Team will be sharing important information regarding the upcoming EYEDA testing scheduled for all students beginning Kindergarten in the fall along with other information and events taking place throughout this year designed to prepare our newest students for their first days of School in the fall.

Please find attached to this email information regarding our Frank L. Bowser Clothing Sale going on now until Oct 30. 

Also attached to this email is information regarding a Used Book Sale taking place this coming Wednesday Oct 24th at Frank L. Bowser School from 6 to 8 pm.  We are accepting book donations anytime over the next couple of days.  Books can be dropped off at the FLB office and are very much appreciated.

Popcorn will be for sale by our dedicated Home and School Volunteers Wednesday Oct 24th this week for one dollar a bag and will be delivered to students on Thursday.  Thanks to all involved in making this healthy treat possible for our students. 

Mitch Short the Deputy Chief of Fire Prevention joined us this afternoon for a Fire Drill.  He was very impressed with the process followed and the wonderful behaviour of all of our students during this important practice drill.

This week on Wednesday Oct 24th, we will be practicing our Lockdown Drill mandated by the Provincial Safe Schools Plan.  Students will be well informed before the drill by their classroom teacher.  The drill consists of students going in to a “Hold and secure” format in their learning environment away from window and doors and giving their attention to the educators in the room and remaining silent for a set period of time behind a locked classroom door.  All efforts are made to ensure that students are comfortable with this practice and are not frightened by the nature of the drill.  Please feel free to contact the school if you have any further questions about the nature of this practice and please speak to your child on Wednesday upon their return from the school day regarding how the drill went.

Following our Lockdown Drill we will be travelling to our Alternate Safe Place outside of our school as a full student population.  We will be heading out the back of the school, across Pine Glen Road and gathering at The Riverview Funeral Home and then heading back to continue our learning day.  This practice is weather permitting.

Finally, I want to thank the entire community for all the messages and well wishes during my absence at the beginning of the school year.  I would also like to thank publically the talented and dedicated team of educators we have here at Frank L. Bowser School that ensured the best educational experience possible for your children continued throughout my absence. 

Have an amazing week!

Jonathan Godbout

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September 26
Orange Shirt Day and Terry Fox Walk

 

Friday, September 28th at Frank L. Bowser School

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Orange Shirt Day and Terry Fox Walk on Friday, September 28th. Students are asked to wear orange and can bring a Toonie for Terry.

 

Home and School Memberships: Home and School memberships are available for purchase through School Cash Online until September 30. Family memberships are $10 and individual memberships are $7. Membership helps to fund both the local association and provincial federation, provides the opportunity to vote at meetings, and supports parent involvement and representation. Thank you for your support.

School Forms: At the beginning of each school year, specific sign off forms are required for each student. This year a new process is available to families to submit these forms.  The following forms are required to be completed for each student:  Computer Usage, Media Permission, Hold & Secure/Lockdown, Fair Notice, Bus Safety and Discipline Process using School Cash Online.  The forms are located by selecting the Items Option on the top left of the page.