Teacher & Staff Appreciation Week
May 3 – 7
Thanks to all of our wonderful teachers and supporting staff at Bowman! Please join us in celebrating our teachers this week in classrooms and on social media.
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BowmanPTA. We will create a post during teacher appreciation week on May 3 – encouraging you to post comments to thank our staff at Bowman!
- Twitter: Tweet your appreciation of our staff @CorduckJenny @BowmanLexPTA #ThankATeacher
- In your classrooms on Seesaw or Google Classroom.
Thanks to the staff appreciation team (Janice Patel, Rita Dulgarian, and Brandy Hartford) for putting together a “celebration in a bag” for the week with daily themes. Thank you to the student artwork provided for the “Thank You Thursday” card: Kiernan P, Ronan P, Alexa H, Atticus C, Omega H, Nick C, Ares B, Kat L, and Lincoln R!
For questions, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bowman Virtual Variety Show Coffeehouse
Please join us Friday, May 14 at 3:30 PM – on Zoom!
Bowman has talents!! Join us for this fun afternoon event and watch fellow students perform! Sports skills… dancing… magic… gymnastics… comedy… hula-hooping… comedy… juggling… martial arts… playing instruments… acting… etc.
The zoom link will be emailed prior to the event.
Bowman Kids Fun Run Coming Soon!
IN-PERSON event during school hours for ALL students (including RLA) on Thursday, June 3 and virtual event from May 22 – June 7.
Timeline of events:
- NOW: Customize your student’s personal Fun Run page and send it to your family and friends
to start sponsoring your running today: https://tinyurl.com/4djzeccw
- May 22 – June 7: Track your running or walking: https://tinyurl.com/rr4dnchz
- June 3: In-Person Fun Run for all students during school!
- June 7: Deadline to submit your stats at: https://forms.gle/ddPiFRaVBDCSCw8D8
Grade-level prizes for top fundraisers, and minutes! Please email email@example.com with any questions.
Volunteers Needed for Next Year
Some of our programs are in need of new organizers for next year! We have organizers who are graduating and we would love to get you up to speed before the year ends. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in joining any of these event/program organizing teams.
Big Backyard Volunteer Coordinators Needed at Bowman for 2021-2022: The BBY group is looking for two more coordinators to help ensure this amazing program runs easily next year. The coordinator would assist in training other parents during the school day periodically throughout the year, and helping to schedule walks, which takes place anytime online.
Bowman Broadside 2021-2022: The Broadside is published monthly on our website. You should be familiar with WordPress, and you will coordinate with the event organizers and communications team to gather content. This is a good position for one volunteer who can take charge and will require just a few hours each month.
The Insider’s Guide to Bowman 2021-2022: We are in search of a volunteer to help with updates to the Insider’s Guide. The guide is updated once a year in the Fall. Work in coordination with Bowman School administrators to make the updates. Our current organizer for this will be able to guide you through the process for the first year.
Bowman Book Swap and Stories Under the Stars 2021-2022: We need one or two additional volunteers to help organize one of the most beloved events at Bowman. This role will require organization and planning as well as coordination during the event.
Disco Bingo Event Coordinator for 2021-2022: Are you a party planner? Bingo Night is a fun-filled night for the whole family with teacher and student Bingo callers, a DJ, and prizes! Organizers focus on publicizing the annual event (Early April), obtaining prizes, and recruiting Bingo callers. Work in conjunction with the Class Basket Raffle organizers, for this fun-filled fundraiser evening. This is a good position for one or two volunteers. Our current organizer will be graduating soon and we’d love to pass this event on to a new team of volunteers.
Class Basket Raffle Coordinator for 2021-2022: We are in need of one or two parent volunteers to help with the Class Basket Raffle for the 2021-2022 school year and beyond. Raffle Baskets are usually on display in the school for two weeks, and the Raffle is held during Disco Bingo Night. Organizers communicate with room parents, create a signup for baskets, promote and sell raffle tickets before and during the event, and coordinate with Disco Bingo organizers on the evening of the event. This is an important fundraiser for the PTA and is ideal for a team of 2-4 volunteers.
Check the full list for more volunteer opportunities.
Math Team News
The Bowman Math Teams met virtually before school each week this year, with 15-20 students from each of 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades. The students participated in the Continental Math League, with five competitions for the 4th and 5th graders, and three for the 3rd graders. Students were given 6 problems and had 30 minutes to solve them independently. Each correct answer was worth 1 point and the top 6 scores became the team’s score.
3rd grade: There are 148 teams participating in this year’s CML Grade 3 Math. Bowman’s team scored 31/36 on the final test for a total across three tests of 98/108. They are in the top 9% in the country and #1 in New England, making them regional champions. Congratulations to Shlok M for a perfect score on the 3rd test, and also for scoring 17/18 across all 3 tests to become a regional individual champion.
4th grade: There are 77 teams participating in this year’s CML Grade 4 Math at the Pythagorean level (the higher of the two levels offered). Bowman’s team scored 34/36 on the final test for a total across five tests of 150/180. They are in the top 19% in the country and #2 in New England. Congratulations to Bennett S, Derek Y, Kevin Y, and Kiernan P who each had a perfect score on their final test.
5th grade: There are 80 teams participating in this year’s CML Grade 5 Math at the Pythagorean level (the higher of the two levels offered). Bowman’s team scored 35/36 on the final test for a total across five tests of 161/180. They are in the top 15% in the country and #1 in New England. Congratulations to Aditya I, Alice Y, Charles C, Jerry C, and Vivek A who each had a perfect score on their final test.
Thank you to all the students who participated this year for their hard work and for waking up early. Additionally, thank you to the parents who helped out this year – Andra, Andrew B, Andrew I, Divya, Feng, Ferdi, Ghouse, Harold, Hemonth, Mark, Nandini, Poornima, Sahar, Sumit, Yogi.
Virtual Disco Bingo Night & Class Basket Raffle Thanks!
Thank you to all of our students, families, teachers, and staff for coming to last night’s Virtual Disco Bingo Night & Class Basket Raffle event! Thank you to everyone who ordered tickets! The Class Basket Raffle made over $4,300. This important fundraiser will help pay for teacher and staff reimbursements, virtual field trips, teacher appreciation activities, and more this year! Thank you to our 5th-grade leaders – Siddarth Madiraju, Max Quattrochi, Henry Berker, and Sarver Daggett – for your excellent bingo calling. Thank you to Principal Corduck, Chrissy Ashness, and Brenda Barnes for all your support; and to the Bowman Bear for your excellent dance moves! An extra special thank you to all of the parent volunteers for reinventing the event this year – Lakshmi Ramanath, Brandy Hartford, Anne Norman, Lisa Premerlani, Christine Chang, and Rebecca Fagan Gorospe – we appreciate all the work you put into making it a huge success!
Passport to the World Thank You!
Thank you to the Yang, Venaktesh, Fares, Gleeson, and Dulgarian families for your AMAZING presentations in our April Passport to the World event! Thank you to 5th-grade leaders – Lincoln Rowan, Radhika Verma, Evelyn Radcliffe, and Vanessa Carson – for introducing all the presentations. A HUGE thank you to Ms. Glick, and many many thank you’s to all of our event organizers – Jackie Anderson, Natasha Zeb, Nayera Thabet, Anne Norman, Rebecca Fagan Gorospe – all of our 5th-grade volunteers, and especially to ALL of the participating families for making this year’s Passport to the World series a huge success.
Bowman Food Drive Thanks!
Thank you to everyone who donated to the Bowman Food Drive. We were so appreciative of the number of donations we received. We delivered 6 overflowing bins of food to the Lexington Interfaith Food Pantry to help serve families in Lexington and surrounding areas. Thank you for your contributions and for supporting this important organization! A huge thank you to Radha Badani and Carrie Rose for organizing this year’s food drive.
School Picture Day
Thank you to Michelle Andronaco for all your help coordinating and overseeing our school picture days this year! Our families thank you for making school photo day picture perfect for everyone!
Stop and Shop program has ended
The stop and shop A+ rewards program ended on 3/13/2021. Thank you to everyone who has participated in this program over the years, and a huge thank you to Sharon Huang for organizing this for Bowman for many years.