MARCH 9, 2020

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See below for current news:


Bowditch Boys and Girls Soccer Try-Outs - There is an informational meeting Tuesday, March 10th at 3:30pm on the Bowditch Soccer field bleachers. Parents are allowed to attend, but it is not required. Try-outs begin Monday, March 16 at 4:00pm at Sea Cloud park, S3.

For those who are interested in trying out for Bowditch Soccer, you must have a parental consent and release form filled out and signed by your parents or guardian, also have the back for academic clearance completed and return to coach or AD at the DAY OF TRYOUTS.

You can pick up these forms at the front office or in Ms. Launer’s room (room 11). Ms. Launer will be available to answer any question regarding after school sports and also to hand out consent forms, if needed. 6th graders are encouraged to tryout for the team. If you are still playing Basketball, please inform us of your desire to tryout after the Basketball playoffs. Please see this flyer for more details. Questions please contact Ms. Launer on SchoolLoop or at


8th GRADE FAMILIES OSS - Congratulations for the great turnout at One Stop Shop (OSS) last Wednesday evening! 300 families showed up to hand in OSS Forms & money. Big THANK YOU to all the Volunteers who made the evening go so smoothly and helped us finish in record time!

For those of you who were unable to attend OSS. Please drop off your forms and money (exact change or check) to the Bowditch Office no later than close of business this Friday, March 13, 2020. We will not accept payment after that point, as we are ordering the Great America tickets, and want to release unused promotion ceremony seats to families that need additional tickets. For questions email

8th Grade Transition to High School - There was a Spring High School Student Orientation presentation from each high school on Monday March 2. Your student should have received a packet from the high school to which they are currently assigned. Please note that the March 12 Open House at all the high schools has been CANCELLED. Programming events are still being held at this time.

For PROGRAMMING and other important dates, please refer to the High School Transition webpage on the Bowditch PTSA site. Please also see this flyer regarding Programming Night in Spanish for Hillsdale High School students.


Bowditch Family Game Night - Per district guidelines, this event has been postponed at this time.

Founder's Day - Per district guidelines, this event has been postponed at this time. 

Bowditch PTSA Board Slate for 2020-2021 - The Bowditch PTSA Nominating Committee met on February 4, 2020 to consider all eligible candidates for the Academic 2020-2021 term of office. On behalf of the nominating committee, we present the following slate of officers for the Association’s consideration:

President: Harpreet McDermott
VP of Programs: Tao Wang
VP of Fundraising: Vinita Naik
VP of Communications: Lauren Mansfield
VP of Membership: Daphne Wong
Treasurer: Luanna Tang
Financial Secretary: Divya Seshadri
Recording Secretary: Heidi Wallweber
Historian: Ilkay Baskan
Auditor: Srini Venkat

The election will be held on Tuesday March 24, 2020 at 3:10 pm at the Bowditch PTSA General Meeting. Please be advised that this meeting might be postponed. Stay tuned for further updates.


Screening of the film Escalation - Hillsdale HS PTSO is sponsoring a a presentation by One Love Foundation on Tuesday, March 17th from 7:00pm-8:30pm in the Hillsdale High School New Science and Language Building, Room 808.. It will consist of a showing of the film Escalation (40-minute film, rated PG-13) followed by a guided discussion. Join the the One Love Foundation, the HHS Wellness Center and the PTSO in this to talk about the differences between healthy and unhealthy relationship behaviors, and how you and your loved ones can be empowered to trust your gut and act when you feel something is off. Please RSVP here for this free event. See this flyer for more information.

Family Scouting Comes to Foster City - New Scouts BSA Troop for girls aged 11-18 is currently recruiting for Spring 2020. Join us for an open house March 18, 2020 at 7:15pm in the Foster City Recreation Center, Gull Room. Please see this flyer for more information.


Congratulations Nick Sharma! Nick Sharma, a 7th grade Bowditch student, ran the 10K in the San Francisco 5K/10K Polar Plunge, benefiting the Special Olympics. He won 1st place in the under-17 age group.


Tue. March 10 - Bowditch Soccer Information Meeting
Fri. March 13 - Staff Professional Development Day - NO SCHOOL

Mon. March 16 - Bowditch Soccer Tryouts start

Tue. March 17 - HHS and One Love Parent Ed Night
Tue. March 24 - Bowditch PTSA Board Elections and General Meeting
Fri. March 27 - End of 3rd Quarter


2L Soda Bottles Needed - 7th Grade Science Classes are in need of 2 Liter Plastic Soda (Drink) Bottles for an upcoming project. The bottles need to be see-through (ideally clear). Bottles can be dropped off in the office, or students can give them to Mr. Mooney, Ms. Koyanagi, or Mr. Bryan (Rooms 18, 19, and 20) throughout the month of February and early March until we have 300 bottles.

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The Bowditch PTSA

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