September 21, 2020
Sept 9-Sept 23 - Shirtable Apparel Donation Drive
Wed. Sept 23 - Measure X Community Meeting
Thur. Sept 24 - SMFC School Board Meeting
Fri. Sept 25 - Follow ‘Wednesday’ schedule
Mon. Sept 28 - Vacation Day (NO SCHOOL)
Thank-you to all the families who have donated so far! If you have not had a chance to donate yet, please visit Donate to the PTSA to learn how. We are asking for a donation of $225 per student. (All donations are tax deductible. Please check if your Employer offers ‘Corporate Matching’ to increase your donation. ) For more information about the PTSA, see the About the PTSA page.
Don’t forget the schedule change this friday! Also, Friday is a 2019-2020 Yearbook distribution day, the last day to submit the BUCC Spirit Slide and the Bowditch Musical Cast/Crew Interest form. See below for more details.
Have a great week!
The Bowditch PTSA
NEWS from the SMFC SCHOOL DISTRICT
School Board Meeting: Please join the SMFC Board of Trustees for a school board meeting on Thursday, September 23 at 6:30pm. Please see the district website for the agenda and information on how to join.
WHAT’S HAPPENING AT BOWDITCH...
Volunteer to help us win a YES Vote on Measure T: Contact Shari Countryman, Bowditch Site Volunteer Coordinator for Measure T at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn about the ways you can help, or go to:
Sign up for a phone banking team at yesont4schools.org/get-involved
(or contact Shari to schedule your own calling times)
Email your friends about Measure T at outreachcircle.com/FTK155
Request a lawn sign at yesont4schools.org/get-involved
Donate to our campaign at yesont4schools.org/donate
Endorse Measure T at yesont4schools.org/endorsements
See this Measure T flyer to learn about why this measure is so important for our school district.
Measure X Community Meeting: Please join us on Wednesday, September 23 at 5:00pm for a Measure X Community Meeting regarding the building projects at Bowditch. All are welcome to learn more about the construction and provide input. Please see this flyer for instructions on how to join us if you're interested in learning more.
Schedule for this Friday, September 25: On Monday, September 28, all SMFC schools will be closed for both teachers and students. To ensure students receive a balanced amount of instructional time within our Middle School block schedule, on Friday, September 25, all SMFC Middle Schools will follow our “Wednesday” schedule. The "Wednesday" schedule allows students to attend all of their class periods in one day.
The schedule for Friday September 25 is as follows:
Period 1: 8:20am
Period 2: 9:00am
Period 3: 9:35am
Period 4: 10:10am
Period 5: 10:55am
Period 6: 11:30am
Period 7: 12:05pm
BUCCS got SPIRIT: The Bowditch Student Council is working hard to get some SPIRIT going during DL. We created a Google Classroom called: "Bowditch BUCCS got SPIRIT" Please use this code to join 4qvxtfv. See this flyer for information on how to create your introductory slide. Thank you, Deb Freesmeier & the Student Council
Bowditch’s After-School Musical: Is your student interested in participating in this year's after-school musical either as a performer or working with theatre tech? Please have them fill out this linked School Musical Interest Form using their school account by Friday, 9/25. This will help us select a show with the best opportunities for our interested students. And look out for more information in the next few weeks! Thanks - Krystal Burndon.
If you still need to pick up your copy of the 2019-2020 Yearbook, they will be available to pick up this Friday September 25 from 1:30pm to 3:30pm in the Bowditch parking lot (please remember to wear a mask and remain socially distant). If you are still interested in purchasing last year's book, please message Ms. Launer email@example.com
There WILL be a yearbook this year. Ms Launer is the teacher for the yearbook elective class. The yearbook itself may be smaller (and less expensive) than past years but the details are still being worked out. Information regarding this year's yearbook will be sent out later this month. If you have great ideas for the yearbook, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org
PTA REFLECTIONS GOES VIRTUAL:
SUBMISSIONS DUE NOVEMBER 4TH, 2020 - Do you enjoy art, music, and dance or have an interest in writing, producing films, and taking photos? Then join us and have fun unleashing your inner artist with PTA Reflections! This year’s theme, “I Matter Because…,” calls for your own unique interpretation through the arts. Given the impact of COVID-19, student participation in the arts, particularly in arts programs like Reflections, is now more important than ever to help them process their thoughts and feelings.
This year, we will be accepting student entries through the Virtual Student Entry Form, which includes uploading your child’s artwork virtually. The link to the virtual student form and official rules will be posted at our Bowditch PTA website soon. For questions, please reach out to PTA Reflections Chair, Rachna Mittal at email@example.com.
Last few days for the Shirtable Apparel Donation Drive for Fire Victims: Please consider supporting Shirtable, a non-profit organization run by former Bowditch students. Please see this flyer or visit Shirtable.org for more information. Use this form to inform the organization of your donation, then drop off your donation in a plastic bag with your name inside. The donation box will be in the Bowditch parking lot until September 23rd. Items accepted are gently used shirts, sweaters, jackets, pants, shorts, socks, scarfs and hats. Unfortunately, Shirtable will be unable to provide tax-deductible receipts at this time, as they are still in the process of filing with the IRS.
PTSA Membership Drive: Thank-you to everyone who has joined the Bowditch PTSA to date! Click HERE to become a member today. (Memberships are $10) By joining the Bowditch PTSA, you get connected to the school, discover great resources for parents and students, tap into a network of people to discuss issues about helping our children thrive, and share your voice. If you have any questions, please email Daphne Wong at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bowditch Library Curbside PickUp: Bowditch Library Now Has Curbside PickUp! Please see this flyer for instructions. Questions? Reach out to our Bowditch Librarian, Ms. Alfonso on SchoolLoop message "Jennifer Alfonso-Punzalan," or email email@example.com.
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!
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