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First day of school is Monday, August 18, 2014.

WELCOME BACK

Hello Bowers Families,

Summer is winding down and soon the school will be abuzz with learning and fun. I hope you have all had a great summer and had some fantastic learning experiences. We just wanted to give you some insight into the wonderful things that will be continuing and beginning this year.

First of all we want to welcome Mrs. Sarah Castaneda to our Bowers staff. She will be teaching 5th grade this year with Mrs. Obico. Mrs. Casteneda comes from Scott Lane and has been teaching for over eight years. She is an amazing teacher and a great new addition to our staff. We also have a few new Special Ed instructors who we will introduce at our Back to School Night introductions on Tuesday, August 25 at 6pm in the cafeteria.

HERE OUR SOME OF OUR PLANS FOR THE 2014 – 2015 SCHOOL YEAR

 Field Trips: Each grade level will commit to a minimum of two field trips for the 2014-2015 school year. Most of our teachers have already booked the 49ers Tour and Lab in the new 49ers LEVI Stadium as a start. We want our students to go on rich learning experience that are curriculum based and enhance our students learning experience.

Things we are continuing this school year.

Our Monthly (slightly Modified by weeks) Home/School Connection (Homework) will continue this year. The goal of this is to connect your homes to your students learning at school. This Home/School Connection will be slightly different this year. Look for a more detailed explanation at Back to School Night.

Project Cornerstone is continuing this year. We also plan on starting the Spanish Los Dichos - Project Cornerstone program also.

Project Revive Play - our recess support program developed in conjunction with the recreational therapy department at SJSU will also continue.

New/adjusted for 2014/2015

UNIFORMS will be monitored more strictly this year. A Stricter Uniform Policy with Loaner Uniforms in classrooms for students not in Uniform –more details will be in your school handbook. (this came from parents in Site Council)

Monday Flag Salute facilitated by Principal  – Teacher will be using this time to collaborate for student success. The first few Flag Salutes teachers will attend but after that we will need parents help getting Kindergarten and 1st grade classes to the playground. We are looking to give our Student Council a greater role in leading the flag salute as well as make it a learning time.

We are happy to announce Free Dress Days on the last Friday of the Month (see Calendar for specific days)

New Art teacher for all grades to begin in September. We will welcome Norine Hendricks to our fold.

2014 - 2015 HANDBOOK AND CALENDAR

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IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER

August 12 - 14 - Proof of Residency and First Day Packet Pick Up - 9am-2pm

August 18 - First Day of School - 8:15 - 2:16/2:41 - Kindergarten Orientation Day 8:15 - 10:35

August 25 - Book Fair in Room 3

August 26 - Back to School Night 6pm Introductions in Cafeteria - Class Meetings 6:15 - 7pm

August 19 - Sept. 5 - Kindergarten 8:15 - 11:46

Sept. 1 - Labor Day - No School

Sept. 8 - Kindergarten All Day begins 8:15 - 2:16

Sept. 22 - Teacher In-Service - No School

Today: 9/2/14

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Hello Families,

School Loop Parent Registration

Registering for your free School Loop account is easy and only takes a couple minutes. You will need your child’s student ID number to complete the registration form. If you need assistance, please contact the office at 408-423-1100.

Instructions are on the link below:

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