Welcome to the Bowen PTO! We are looking forward to a great year with our vibrant Bowen community. There are many programs, events and initiatives planned for the year that will enrich our student’s experience and enhance our Bowen community. We wholeheartedly invite you to participate in PTO activities throughout the year and thank you for taking the time to be involved. It is a sure way to put a smile on your child’s face.
Understanding our Differences
Thank you to all of the volunteers who helped with the 3rd, 4th and 5th grade Understanding our Differences programs in December. Our next programs will be in February and March, so please watch the newsletter for more information.
Mystery Dinner – February 2nd
Please join us for the Bowen Mystery Dinner on Saturday, Feb. 2nd: it’s an adults-only event for Bowen parents and staff, where the mystery is who you have dinner with! It’s a great way to meet other Bowen parents and staff members and connect with ones you already know. Please see the Bowen newsletter for more information and to buy your tickets.
Getting to School Safely this Winter – Tips from Safe Routes
We loved seeing so many people walk to school and join the PTO for coffee the week of Thanksgiving. Now that we have less sunlight and colder weather, we need to re-think how we get our kids to school safely. Here are some tips from Bowen’s Safe Routes to School Committee:
- Dress appropriately – warm coat, gloves, hat and boots are critical. Snow pants can also make a walking commute much more comfortable.
- Bring a light – if it’s darker when you’re walking, bring a bike light or even a flashlight so cars can see you. Be sure to only cross at crosswalks and use extra caution when walking by driveways.
- Report – use the 311 app to report areas that are not properly shoveled or plowed. And be sure your own sidewalks are plowed and free of ice and snow.
- Avoid the Blue Zone if possible – Cypress Street is even narrower in the snow. Try to avoid the Blue Zone, unless it’s absolutely necessary. Walk to school if possible, park on one of the streets nearby and walk, drop kids in a safe spot a few blocks away and have them walk with a buddy, or drop off and pick up on Langley Path, behind the school.
Bowen PTO Directory
The Bowen PTO Directory is now on-line! To access, please click the link below and enter your log-in information or download the MySchoolAnywhere app.