JUNE 1, 2020
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SMFC SCHOOL DISTRICT NEWS
Superintendent Coffee Chats - We hope you can participate in a "Virtual" Coffee Chat with Dr. Joan Rosas over the next month. After a brief District update, she will offer time for Q & A. Due to COVID-19, all Spring 2020 Coffee Chats will be open to SMFCSD community members remotely via Zoom. You can listen by phone or by Zoom; Joining by Zoom enables you to ask questions during the Q & A. This is the last of the Coffee Chats and will be held on Tuesday June 2, 2020 from 7:00pm-8:00pm. Please refer to the SMFCSD Website for instructions on how to join the zoom meetings.
Distance Learning Reminder - On Tuesday June 2 and Wednesday June 3, 2020, teachers have been scheduled to return to their classrooms to retrieve personal items and close their classrooms. The campus will continue to be closed to all students and families. Teachers will not be available for distance learning on the days they are at school.
The week of June 8th has been designated for students and families to return to school to retrieve personal items and to drop off texts/novels/musical instruments/sports uniforms. Please stay tuned for a schedule with specific directions. For more information, please refer to the email from Principal Morgan on Friday May 29, 2020.
Bowditch's First Ever Digital Talent Show - Calling All Bowditch Performers! Film yourself doing one of your special talents (singing, acting/storytelling, dancing, gymnastics, magic, slam poetry, stand up comedy, visual art, spoken word, making/creating something, yoga poses, tiktok dances, tricks, etc). Acts can be 1-3 minutes long & students can submit up to 3 videos. You can submit group entries as long as they are filmed safely (following shelter-in-place regulations) and I get permission emails from the parents/ guardians of all students involved. Deadline for entries is Tuesday, June 2, 2020. Entries should be uploaded to the Bowditch-only FlipGrid https://flipgrid.com/1d71a593. Don't forget to send a parent permission email from a parent's email address to BowditchPerformingArts@gmail.com. Ms. Burndon will not allow videos to be visible until she receives a permission email. See this flyer for more information.
Founder's Day - Please join us for Virtual Founder's Day on Wednesday June 3, 2020 at 2:30 pm via Zoom. Bowditch Middle School PTSA would like to recognize people who have made significant contributions to the well being of children or families within our Bowditch community. Please join us in celebrating these outstanding individuals during a Virtual Founder’s Day ceremony. Please see Bowditch website for how to join the Zoom meetings.
8th Grade Updates -
8th Grade Promotion Refunds - Refunds of money paid during OSS are in the process of being mailed, so be on the lookout. Your prompt deposit of the check is much appreciated so that we can complete our accounting prior to the end of June. If you have not supplied us with your address yet please email your name and address to email@example.com.
8th Grade Panoramic Photo - The 8th Grade Class took a Panoramic Photo in January. If you have already ordered a photo, please know that Lifetouch could not mail them out due to Shelter in Place requirements. You can expect to receive your photo once Lifetouch has reopened. This photo will be in the Bowditch Yearbook, but if you are interested in purchasing a copy separately you can still call Lifetouch customer service at 1-800-736-4753 and place an order for a copy over the phone.
Foster City Photo Ops - The Foster City Rec Dept has created photo ops in Leo Ryan Park to congratulate the class of 2020. 8th graders are welcome to use these to take photos. There is no schedule, and hopefully they are lasting in this weather! Feel free to visit for a photo, please remember the social distancing norms when visiting.
Hillsdale High School Bound Students - Please “Save the Date” for these virtual Principal Coffee Chat's and join other new parents to meet HHS administrators, counselors and learn more about the school and Foundation. Information session to be followed by smaller breakout Q & A groups via zoom. They will be held on Tuesday, June 10th at 5:30 PM and Thursday, June 11th at 8:30 AM. More details can be found on the Hillsdale High School website along with Zoom login information.
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Teacher Appreciation - This week the PTSA will be celebrating the Bowditch teachers and staff. Each teacher will receive a "swag bag". Thanks to your generous donations and your submissions of pictures and videos for the slideshow. Please use this link to view it https://youtu.be/YIukq8DZ1SY. Thank you Bowditch teachers and staff for everything you do for our school.
Library Books - This is a friendly reminder to read and hold onto your library books and textbooks until given directions by the district and/or school. For now, you can check your library account by going to Follett Destiny.
1. Go to smfcsd.follettdestiny.com
2. Click on "Middle Schools," and this drops down a menu of schools. Click on your school's name.
3. Click on "Log In" in the upper right-hand corner.
a. User Name is your Google user name WITHOUT the @smfcsd.me.
b. Password is your Google password.
4. Click on the "My Info" tab to see your library account and see what books you have checked out (library books and/or math textbooks).
Please e-mail Ms. Alfonso at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions about your library account. Tutorial to get onto Destiny: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1FUYV_s94JbBpUynkrKzwD1p2gt0jRHdC/view?usp=sharing
Foster City AYSO - Online pre-registration for the FC AYSO Fall Soccer Program is now open. Please join our wait-list to let us know your kids want to play soccer again! No $ down, no commitment ... but we need to know you are interested in participating in the safest program we can put together. Also seeking volunteer coaches and referees to sign our interest form. Please go to www.fcayso.org to pre-register for Fall now.
SHARE YOUR CHILD'S SUCCESS
Congratulations to Ethan Guo, Julien Bergeron-Palmer, and William Guo (also know as The ATOMS), all 6th grade students at Bowditch, placed 1st in the State of California in eCYBERMISSION, a National Competition by the Army Educational Outreach Program, This was an extracurricular activity that they did between mid November through February. Their project was called Stormwater Runoff: Preventing Trash and Pollutants from Getting Into SF Bay.
Tue. June 2 - Digital Talent Show Entries Due
Tue. June 2 - Superintendent Coffee Chat
Wed. June 3 - Founder's Day
Wed. June 17 - Bowditch Virtual 8th Grade Promotion
Wed. June 17 - 4th Quarter Ends
Wed. June 17 - LAST DAY OF SCHOOL
PANDEMIC-EBT Food Benefits - Due to COVID0-19, children who receive or are eligible for free or reduced-price meals at school can receive a one-time payment of $365 per eligible child to help families in California buy food when school is closed. P-EBT benefits will arrive in the form of a card — use it like a debit card for food and groceries. Please see the SMFCSD Website for more information and how to apply.
Free Meal Program - SMFCSD Child Nutrition Services is offering a free meal program to all kids and teens 18 and under from Monday March 16 - Friday, May 1, 2020. No paperwork necessary. Please see this flyer (English) or this flyer (Spanish) for more details.
Bowditch and SMFCSD Calendars -
Online version: https://www.bowditchptsa.org/calendar
Tip: You can add the Bowditch PTSA calendar to your google calendar by selecting Google's 'Add a friend's calendar' and use email@example.com
Bowditch FAQs - You can find answers to important questions here
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Share Your Child's Success - Did your child have any recent successes ? In keeping with the community spirit, we would love to feature any achievement of your kids that can be shared with all. Please send your stories to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Log Your Volunteer Hours - Have you volunteered at Bowditch this week? Please take a moment to log your volunteer hours here.
Have a great week!
The Bowditch PTSA