January 25, 2020
Jan 25 - 2nd Semester/3rd Quarter Begins
Jan 26 - Bowditch PTSA General Meeting
Jan 28 - Parent Ed event by Parent Ventures
Feb 3 - Asynchronous Wednesday
Feb 4 - SMFCSD School Board Meeting
Please join us on Tue. Jan 26 for our PTSA General Association meeting, more details below. Please see below for the news for this week.
Have a great week!
The Bowditch PTSA
NEWS from the SMFC SCHOOL DISTRICT
JANUARY/FEBRUARY PARENT VENTURE EVENTS
Thursday, January 28, 2021, 5:00pm – 6:00pm - Digital Media and COVID-19: What Has Changed, What Hasn't, What's Next
Thursday, February 11, 2021, 5:30pm – 6:30pm - Helping Your Children and Teens Discover Their Purpose in Life
Please see this flyer for more information about all these events.
SMFCSD SEDAC Meeting (Special Education District Advisory Committee): Tuesday, January 26, 2021 from 7:00-8:30pm. All are welcome to attend.
Webinar Link: https://zoom.us/j/93480101930
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Webinar ID: 934 8010 1930
TEACHER APPRECIATION: The Bowditch teachers and staff are to be commended for the stellar job they are doing, considering the extreme nature of our ongoing circumstances. The PTSA traditionally thanks the staff during the winter with a luncheon. We still wanted to thank our teachers, so in lieu of the luncheon, each staff member received a thank you box either mailed to their home or for pick up. The box contained a reusable hot/cold travel mug, and a variety of hot drinks they can make and enjoy. The note written to them said: May your New Year… give you strength (coffee), be sweet (hot cocoa), and be peaceful (tea and honey). Thank you to all of your generous PTSA donations that allow for this to happen. ~Mrs. Stacy Ferrer
REFLECTIONS UPDATE: Thank you to the students who participated in PTA Reflections this year. In spite of the difficult times, we received many entries from our students where they expressed their creativity to this year's theme "I Matter Because...'. All entries were truly inspirational. Congratulations to students who won the Awards of Excellence and their entries moved to the district level: Kelsie F. (Dance Choreography), Anjali K. (Literature & Photography), Brit A. (Music Composition), Akbar B. (Visual Arts). We will share the results from the District when they become available. Once again, thank you for participating in PTSA Reflections. ~ Reflections Chair, Rachna Mittal
BOWDITCH CLUBS: Club information can be found at https://www.bowditchptsa.org/studentclubs
PICTURE DAY/MATERIALS DISTRIBUTION UPDATE: Due to San Mateo County being in the blue tier and under Stay-At-Home orders, picture day and any material distribution days are currently on hold. This includes the Bowditch library book pick-up/returns. We will let you know when Bowditch has the OK to proceed with these events.
BOWDITCH CAMPUS IS CLOSED: We are still having issues of vandalism and unauthorized people on campus grounds. Due to COVID-19, the Bowditch Campus is closed to students and the general public for the health and safety of our students and teachers. Teachers and staff may be on campus during the week from 7:30am-4:00pm. If you happen to see anyone on campus grounds outside of those times or the gates are open, please call the Foster City police at (650) 286-3300.
Add the Bowditch PTSA Calendar to your Google Calendar by selecting Google's 'Add a friends calendar' and use firstname.lastname@example.org.
Download a copy of the updated District Calendar here.
FACEBOOK: Join the Bowditch PTSA Facebook Group - Our Facebook group is a closed group and is a way for Bowditch Parents to connect. It is also a way for the PTSA to post last minute updates/changes, important reminders and information from the Bowditch community. Be sure to join so you get the latest scoop!
WHAT'S HAPPENING AT BOWDITCH
BOWDITCH PTSA GENERAL MEETING: Please join us for the Bowditch PTSA General Meeting on Tuesday, January 26 at 6:30pm to elect a Nominating Committee for the 21/22 Bowditch PTSA Board. If you are a PTSA member, please come out and vote. We need a minimum of 15 PTSA members to elect the committee. The full agenda can be seen here.
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JOIN the BOWDITCH PTSA BOARD in 2021-2022/23: The Bowditch PTSA is seeking interested parents to serve as members on the PTSA Executive Board for the 2021-2022/23 school year. A description of each board position from the California PTSA website can be found here. http://toolkit.capta.org/job-descriptions/ We hope you join us! Please contact Cat Bernard at with any questions.
YEARBOOKS: On behalf of the Yearbook class, I wanted to let you know that the 2020-2021 yearbook is now available for purchase! The team has been hard at work coming up with unique ideas for this year, so we can't wait to share it with you. Some highlights include school pictures with a small fun feature for the eighth graders, pictures of clubs/musical/pick up days, submitted photos from students and families, features of projects from various classes and interviews that the yearbook staff have been conducting.
To purchase, visit jostensyearbook.com and click "order your yearbook today" to select Bowditch.