June 1, 2021
June 2 - Parent Ed - CRM Part 1
June 9 - Parent Ed - CRM Part 2
June 10 - SMFCSD School Board Meeting
June 14 - 8th Grade Distribution/Virtual Promotion
June 15 - 8th Grade In-Person Promotion
June 15 - Last Day of School/End of 4th Quarter
Eleven more days of school to go - hang in there! Please see below for the news for this week.
Have a great week,
The Bowditch PTSA
NEWS from the SMFC SCHOOL DISTRICT
PARENT ED EVENTS:
Community Resiliency Model (CRM) Parent/Caregiver Training: Part 1
on Wednesday, June 2, 2021, 5:00pm – 6:30pm.
Community Resiliency Model (CRM) Parent/Caregiver Training: Part 2
on Wednesday, June 9, 2021, 2:00pm – 3:30pm
These two trainings are presented by Mary McGrath, SMCOE; Molly Henricks, SMCOE; Shana Karashima, SUHSD. The Community Resiliency Model (CRM)® is a mental health training for parents, caregivers, and community members to support families and their wider social network. The primary focus of this skills-based program is to re-set the natural balance of the nervous system in order to bring the body, mind, and spirit back into greater balance. The FREE, two-part training will focus on the six CRM wellness skills, as well as the neuroscience behind the model. Attendees are encouraged to attend both trainings, as Part 1 and Part 2 will each focus on three of the CRM wellness skills.
Questions? Contact Charlene Margot, MA, Co-Founder and CEO, The Parent Venture (The Parent Education Series), at , or Sheléne Peterson at .
SMFCSD SCHOOL BOARD MEETING: Please join the SMFCSD School Board Meeting on Thursday June 10 at 6:30pm. Zoom information and agenda can be found on the SMFCSD website.
WHAT'S HAPPENING AT BOWDITCH
BOWDITCH PTSA BOARD for 2021-22: Please join us in welcoming the new Bowditch PTSA Board for the 2021-2022 school year:
President - Lauren Mansfield
VP of Programs - Tao Wang
VP of Fundraising - Heidi Wallweber
VP of Membership - Daphne Wong
VP of Communications - Cat Bernard
Treasurer - Erik Bruchez
Financial Secretary - Emily Brandt
Auditor - Alison Proctor
Recording Secretary - Nina Farabee
Historian - Ilkay Baskan
Parliamentarian (appointed) - Joy Maxie
Also, a big thank-you to our outgoing board members Harpreet McDermott, Vinita Naik, Srini Venkat, Luanna Tang, and Divya Seshadri. Thank-you for all your hard work - you did an amazing job and Bowditch is lucky to have you as part of the community.
STUDENT COUNCIL for 2021-22: Congratulations to the Student Council Winners for the 2021-2022 school year:
7th Grade Officers are Emily M., Aaron X., Riho S., and Prateeksha P.
8th Grade Officers are Elaina L., Sasha B., Shreeya G., and Anila R.
Our Student Body Secretary is Aayushi K.
Our Student Body Treasurer is Evan W.
Our Student Body Vice President is: Sevara S.
And...Our Student Body Co-Presidents are: Zoe C. and Arav G.
Congratulations to Ms. Kristina Ayala, our Bowditch Art Teacher, whose art is on display at the County Office of Education. Learn more about Ms. Ayala and her art here.
8TH GRADE INFORMATION
See the Bowditch PTSA - 8th Grade Transition page for district details and important dates.
See the Bowditch PTSA - 8th Grade Promotion page for updates and fundraising for 8th Grade Promotion
8TH GRADE PROMOTION: Please see the Bowditch PTSA - 8th Grade Promotion page for details regarding the 8th Grade Virtual Ceremony and Distribution Event on Monday, June 14, 2021 and the 8th Grade In-person Walk for Promotion Event on Tuesday, June 15, 2021
FUTURE BEARCATS (San Mateo HS): If you are going to SMHS next fall and are interested in high school sports, please see the 9th Grade 2021 Athletics information on the SMHS website.
FOSTER CITY AYSO SOCCER: AYSO Fall Soccer Registration closes June 30. Don’t miss out! Fall Soccer will most likely return to the normal competitive program we know and love. Get more details and register at www.fcayso.org. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
RENEGADES BASKETBALL: Interested in Basketball summer camp with Coach Darick De Leon? Please see this flyer for more information or register at https://renegadesbasketball.club/coachdarick_camp.html.
NEW DISTRICT SUPERINTENDENT: At their May 20, 2021 meeting, the Board of Trustees appointed Diego R. Ochoa as the District’s new superintendent and approved his contract, effective July 1, 2021. Ochoa was selected after an exhaustive search conducted by McPherson & Jacobson, L.L.C. which included input from SMFCSD stakeholder groups on the characteristics desired in the next District leader. He succeeds Superintendent Dr. Joan Rosas who announced her retirement earlier this year. Ochoa’s 22 years of experience aligns with the needs and objectives of SMFCSD: He brings a strong background in curriculum, special education, innovative actions related to equity, student wellness and parent engagement, and knowledge of building school facilities. Please see the full message from the SMFCSD here.
BOWDITCH CLUBS: Club information can be found at https://www.bowditchptsa.org/studentclubs
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 the general public for the health and safety of our students and teachers. Teachers, staff and students 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 email@example.com.
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!