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Spring Raffle – Important Reminder

74497___gustavorezende___Kids_6_03Your last chance to get 5 free $2 raffle tickets for every $50 spent on raffle tickets ends this Wednesday.  If you need more time deciding what great prizes to enter a chance to win, don’t worry, raffle ticket sales continue throughout the week and end at 7PM at the end of the Spring Fling on Sunday May 21.  We will be collecting raffle tickets each day this week before and after school in the Bowen school lobby.

Lunch Lady Series Author Jarrett Krosoczka is coming to Bowen on June 5

Creative Arts + Sciences is thrilled to announced that best selling author/illustrator Jarrett J. Krosoczka will visit Bowen’s 2nd-5th graders on June 5th! Jarrett creates books with humor, heart, and a deep respect for his young readers. As Ms. Mason can attest, Jarret’s books are very popular in the library! We hope that this program will give students something to look forward to at the end of year and inspire summer reading.
During his visit to Bowen, Jarrett will speak to students about his personal experience, how he got started writing as a child, and his long road to becoming a successful author and illustrator. He’ll also give our students a writing and drawing lesson, touching on plot and character development as well as the importance of revision and perseverance. Jarrett’s presentations are lively, funny and inspiring.
Get excited! Consider borrowing some of Jarrett’s books from the library, or purchasing copies of your own. If you wish to buy one or more of Jarrett’s books, he will sign them during his visit to Bowen. You can find a copy of the Book Signing Form with directions at this link: .The book signing form will also be sent home in your children’s folders.
For more information about Jarrett, his books, and some fun activities to try at home, please also check out his website: and watch his family TedTalks:  and
Jarrett Krosoczka’s visit is part of Bowen’s Creative Arts + Sciences program, which is funded entirely by contributions to Bowen’s PTO. Thank you.  If you have questions about this program, please contact Lisa Butts ( or Elisa Friedman (

Thank you


Thank you to all of our volunteers this year and those that will volunteer over the next month!

Thank you – IPL Volunteers!!!

Thank you to everyone who attended the International Potluck Dinner on March 24th, and helped make the evening a festive celebration of Bowen’s diversity.
The PTO would like to thank Jennifer Lee, Beth O’Donnell, Alex Prozument, Alexandra Sedlovskaya, and Julia Wu for helping to coordinate the event, and Maria Arvelo and Mariana Korsunsky for heading the dessert and coffee room.  A huge thank you to the many parents who helped set up, serve food, and clean up in the gym and dessert room. Your generous help was very much appreciated!  Thank you to the talented students who graced our stage with their wonderful performances and parade of international outfits. Thank you to Ms. Amber Wenger for displaying the beautiful artwork of our 3rd and 4th graders.  Lastly, thank you to Ms. Guzzi, Ms. Back, and Mr. MacFadden for their help and support in making the event a success.

Thank you – Book Fair and BAM Night Volunteers

Thank you to everyone who “shopped” at our book fair or participated in our Books Art Music Night on March 15!  It was so much fun seeing everyone there and the kids had a great time showing off their many talents.

The PTO would like to give a special thank you to our parent coordinators for this event Marcy Krasnow, Radhika Mathews, Caroline Grogan, Elizabeth Stover, Sarah Welch, and John Fox for the hours they gave leading up to this event and during the event itself to make it happen.  We’d also like to thank Ms. Mason, Ms. Wenger and Mr. McFadden for taking the extra time to help us pull off the BAM!  There were many others who helped volunteer at the event or participated in the event to help make it special and we thank you for giving your time to the PTO.