NOVEMBER 18, 2019

Hello Bowditch Community,

Come to the Superintendent Coffee Chat this Tuesday morning at 8:30am in the media center for a chance to discuss issues with Superintendent Rosas. Hope to see you there! Please see below for this week's updates.


Mon. Nov 18 - Reflection's Submission Deadline
Tues. Nov 19 - Superintendent Coffee Chat at Bowditch
Wed. Nov 20 - Hillsdale High School Exchange Concert
Thurs. Nov 21 - Bowditch Book Club Meeting
Fri. Nov 22 - Reflection's Judging
Wed. Nov 27- Fri. Nov. 29 - Thanksgiving Break - NO SCHOOL
Sat. Nov 30 - Math Kangaroo Registration Deadline
Tues. Dec 3 - Bowditch Winter Concert - Orchestra and Choir
Wed. Dec 4 - Bowditch Winter Concert - Band
Thur. Dec 12 - Holiday Toy Drive Ends
Fri. Dec 13 - Hillsdale Mall Holiday Choir Performance


Washington D.C. Trip - It is not too late to sign-up! If your student is in 8th grade and is interested in going on the Washington D.C. trip, please email Ms. Launer at

Bowditch Garden - Work on the new Bowditch garden has started! The Eco club is going to be working on the garden at lunch  and after school on Mondays and Wednesdays. If you are interested in helping out with the garden or if parents have any garden supplies they would like to donate, please contact Ms. Smolen at or on SchoolLoop.

Math Kangaroo Contest 2020 - Math Kangaroo in a fun & educational international math contest. It helps develop problem solving, reading comprehension & critical thinking skills. The contest will be held on Thursday, March 19, 2020 in the Foster City Community Center. Registration deadline is Saturday, November 30, 2019. Please see this flyer for more details.


Scripps Spelling Bee - About 60 students participated in the Bowditch Spelling Bee 2019 written rounds. Students had to write the correct spelling, including punctuation, for 35 words (30 words from their study list and 5 words from outside the list, including vicissitude and connoisseur). 34 students qualified for the oral rounds. Those who finished in the top 30 will advance to the oral rounds to be held at the gym on Wednesday, December 11, 2019.


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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

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Bowditch Middle School PTSA

1450 Tarpon St, Foster City, CA  94404


Thank-You Bowditch Families! Part of your donations to the Bowditch PTSA went to fund new books for the library. Some of these books are on display below. Ms. Jennifer Alfonso-Punzalen and the students would like to pass on their appreciation. It is wonderful to see the donations in action. Right in the students hands!


Reflections Deadline Extended - All PTA Reflections entries are due in the school library by end of day Monday November 18, 2019. Entry forms are available online here or in the office. Any questions- please reach out to

Superintendent Coffee Chats - See this flyer for a list of the Superintendent Coffee Chats for November. The coffee chat at Bowditch Middle School will be on Tuesday November 19, 2019 from 8:30am-9:30am in the Bowditch Media Center.


Foster City Library presents San Francisco Shakespeare Festival’s Macbeth - on Thursday, November 21, 7:00-8:00pm at the Foster City Library. "Something wicked this way comes!" After a trio of witches prophecy that Macbeth will become King of Scotland, his wife, Lady Macbeth, spurs him into doing the heinous work that will ensure the prediction will come true...but at what cost?.

Shakespeare's compelling drama, Macbeth, will be staged by San Francisco Shakespeare Festival's touring troupe! All are invited to attend the hour-long performance which concludes with the cast members taking questions from the audience. Please join us for the performance.


Bowditch Book Club - Get your copy of Skyward at the library. Next meeting is on Thursday,
November 21. You don't need to have read Skyward by then!


Bowditch Winter Concerts - The Bowditch Music Department is proud to present our Winter Concerts

Hillsdale High School Exchange Concert - on Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at 7:00pm at Hillsdale High School, 3115 Del Monte St., San Mateo. The Bowditch Symphonic Band will join Abbot Middle School and the HHS's Wind Ensemble and Chamber Strings Orchestra for a night of songs and community spirit. Please come out and support Bowditch, the concert is free.

Winter Concert: Orchestra and Choir - on Tuesday, December 3, 2019 at 6:30pm in the Bowditch Gym. More details to follow next week.

Winter Concert: Band - on Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at 6:00pm at the Bayside Performing Arts Center, 2025 Kehoe Avenue, San Mateo. This evening will feature music from multiple genres. Groups performing are 6th Grade Band, Concert Band, Symphonic Band, Jazz Ensemble, Jazz Band. Tickets are $10 prepaid, $15 at the door. See this order form to order tickets. (Please make checks payable to Bowditch Middle School)

Hillsdale Mall Holiday Choir Performance - on Friday, December 13th from 6:00pm-7:30pm. The choir will be performing holiday songs and other songs they have worked on in the past quarter. The performance will be held at Hillsdale Mall right in front of the Nordstrom Court.


AYSO Soccer Clothes/Equipment Drive - Do you have any old soccer uniforms or equipment (including those banner frames) lying around your house that your kids have outgrown? AYSO is hosting a community-wide drive to collect gently used soccer clothing and equipment next weekend, Sat/Sun November 23-24. Please bring donations to Sea Cloud Park between 9 am and 2 pm near the playground area. Donations will benefit Soccer without Borders in Oakland, a group serving immigrant and refugee children. Go to for detailed information on which items we are collecting - Peninsula Club items are also welcomed. Thank you in advance!

Holiday Toy Drive - The Bowditch Student Council is hosting a Holiday Toy Drive in partnership with Samaritan House. Help local children in need have a Happy Holiday by donating a new toy or gift card.

They are collecting brand new, unopened toys for kids, ages seven and up. $25 dollar Target or Amazon gift cards are recommended for teens.

Partner with friends to purchase higher quality toys. For example, you and two friends can go in together and purchase a $50 dollar TOY. For every donation, students will receive a ticket for a chance to win a mile pass, a homework pass, or a “front of the lunch line” pass.

Their goal is to reach 250 donated toys by December 12th.  Let’s do this Bowditch. Let’s sprinkle some joy on those less fortunate than us. Please drop off your donations to the Office, the Media Center, or Room 44.


Foster City Youth Softball - Registration Now Open! We invite girls ages 5-12 with all different levels of experience to come join a team. Represent Foster City in the Peninsula League
The 12U Bandits were undefeated and were 2018 Spring Peninsula League Champions! The 10U Heat were 2019 Spring Peninsula League Champions! The 8U Flash were 2019 Fall Peninsula League Champions! For more information and to register go to Registration ends January 15, $25 if you register before December 15th, 2019.

Play Ball! Foster City Little League Baseball registration is now open for the 2020 Spring Season. Boys and Girls ages 4-14 are welcome to play. Register at or contact with questions.


Play Ball! Foster City Little League baseball registration is now open for the 2020 Spring Season.  Boys and Girls ages 4-14 are welcome to play. Register at or contact with questions.

Bowditch Middle School
1450 Tarpon Street, Foster City CA 94404
 Tel: 650-312-7680
Attendance Line: 650-312-7687
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