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January 23
Program Choice Information Session

Good afternoon from Frank L. Bowser School,

Please note that the language program choice information session scheduled for earlier this week for parents of current Kindergarten students and Grade Five English Program students has been rescheduled for Wednesday, January 30th at 6:30 p.m. at Riverview Middle School.

There is a similar session taking place at Lewisville Middle School tonight at 6:30 and all are welcome. 

You can also access the information by using the link below and viewing the Power Point Presentation located under the GENERAL tab located under Program Options for September 2019.

https://www2.gnb.ca/content/gnb/en/departments/education/k12/content/anglophone_sector/fsle.html

Thank you and have a wonderful remainder of your day.

 

January 17
Book Sale Jan 24th

Dear FLB Families,

 

Family Literacy Day will be celebrated across Canada on January 27th and to celebrate his annual event, the Home and School Association will be hosting a book sale for students on Thursday, January 24.

 

During the school day, each class will have an opportunity to shop our selection of donated books, priced at $1.00 each. We would love it if every child would have a new book to read with their families on Literacy Day! Funds raised from the sale will be used to purchase reading materials for FLB classrooms.

 

In order to make this sale a success we are asking for donations of used books for the K-5 age group, in either French or English. In particular, if you or your friends have some chapter books that the older FLB students would enjoy, we would love to have them. Donations can be dropped off at the office or sent to school with your child.

 

Volunteers to help set up on Wednesday (the 23rd) after school or work at the sale on Thursday (the 24th) in the morning are needed. If you are available to volunteer, please contact us at franklhomeandschool@gmail.com or send us a Facebook message (Frank L Bowser Home and School Association).

 

Thank you in advance for your support!

 

-FLB Home and School

January 16
Home and School

Good morning FLB families,

 

This is a reminder of our Home and School meeting tonight, Wednesday, January 16 at 6:00. We are very pleased to have a guest speaker at our meeting; a dietician will be doing a brief presentation and Q and A session about school lunches. This will be a great opportunity to brainstorm some new - and healthy - lunch ideas!

 

We would love to see you at the school at 6:00 pm this evening. As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at franklhomeandschool@gmail.com or via our Facebook page (Frank L Bowser Home and School).

December 18
Concert Schedule

Good morning from Frank L. Bowser School,

Please be advised that our Christmas Concert will be rescheduled to this Thursday December 20th as our students will use tomorrow for rehearsal time for their performance.  Our day performance will start at 12:20 and our evening performance will start at 6:30, please be sure to present your tickets at the door.  Students can be dropped off using the old kiss and drop on Cleveland Ave at 6:00pm. 

 

A reminder to Grade 5 students to wear all black on Thursday and In Harmony students to wear their white shirts and dark pants.

Thanks in advance for your flexibility as we navigate through the winter weather and the cancellations. We look forward to seeing you at one of our performances on Thursday.

December 11
Gift Mart

Good afternoon from Frank L Bowser School

This is a reminder that Santa’s Gift Mart will be held on this coming Thursday, December 13th! During the school day, students will have the opportunity to shop for gifts and have them wrapped to bring home for their families.

An information sheet was sent home today with students who are youngest in their families with a few things to know about this event:

Donations for gift items, wrapping supplies (boxes, paper, tissue paper, gift bags, tape), or cash donations are still being accepted at the school, please ensure they are dropped off before our volunteers start to set up on Wednesday.

If you are planning on volunteering for this wonderful event, please ensure you park at the Masonic Lodge across the street from the school on Cleveland Avenue.

If you would like to volunteer on Thursday to help students to shop, or wrap their gifts and have not already contacted a member of the Home and School, please email them at franklhomeandschool@gmail.com.

December 04
School Newsletter for December

​Please find attached the School Newsletter for DecemberDecember Newsletter 2018.doc.pdfDecember Newsletter 2018.doc.pdf

December 04
Pappa John's free lunch and Wildcats Game

Good afternoon from Frank L. Bowser School,

This is just a quick note to let you know that we will be having a Free Pizza Lunch for ALL STUDENTS this Thursday, December 6th as a celebration of the success of our Clothing Drive Playground Fundraiser that took place at the end of October.  This celebration is provided by Papa John’s to celebrate the enormous amount of clothing and goods collected to donate to charity.

Papa John’s will be providing the choice to all students of:

1 or 2 slices of Pizza with 100% beef topping and 100% mozzarella cheese

Fruit

White Milk

Furthermore, please find information attached regarding a code you can use to receive a 20% discount on any Papa John’s order while supporting Frank L. Bowser School with 10% of the cost of your purchase.

Also, please be reminded that all students went home with a voucher last week for a free ticket to the Wildcats Game this coming Sunday, December 9th at 4pm.  Please find attached information regarding a Teddy Bear Toss and a Chuck the Puck Contest that will both take place at the game.  

ALL PROCEEDS WILL BENEFIT

The Rebecca Schofield All World Super Play Park2018 Wildcats Teddy Bear Toss_B.pdf2018 Wildcats Teddy Bear Toss_B.pdfPapa Fund - FLB 2018.pdfPapa Fund - FLB 2018.pdf

December 04
Fill the Bus

Good morning from Frank L. Bowser School,

 

“Over the past 18 years of Fill the Bus our schools in Anglophone East School District have raised in excess of 500,000 pounds of food for the food banks within our district or the equivalent of $1.5 Million…wow!!!”

 

The 19th Annual Fill the Bus School and District Campaigns will be getting underway this week and district buses will be picking up food items on Wednesday, December 19th.   Please consider participating once again this year as the need is tremendously high. No doubt you have seen the media coverage of the homelessness crisis facing our communities, you likely feel like “what can I do to help?” Well Fill the Bus 2019 can help ease some of the symptoms of this situation by bringing in the largest food offering ever.

 

Last year you helped raise thru the FTB campaign food donations of 28,545 lbs a total value of $71,363! 

 

All items can be dropped off at the table set up across from the school office.

 

Food Items Always Needed…

·         Canned goods including soups, fruit, vegetables, beans, etc.

·         Canned luncheon meats

·         Dried Pasta, pasta sauce, Macaroni and Cheese, Mr. Noodle, etc.

·         Cereal, oatmeal, granola bars

·         Instant pudding, apple sauce, peanut butter

·         Sugar, tea, coffee, juice, juice boxes

·         Baby food and formula

We look forward to another successful Fill the Bus campaign.

Thank you so much!

November 19
EYE DA Assessment Reminder

Good morning from Frank L. Bowser School.

This is just a reminder of the EYE DA assessments scheduled for this coming Wednesday November 21 throughout the day here at our school.  This assessment is for any student joining us in Kindergarten next year in September 2019.  This assessment is a very important part of the planning that goes in to ensuring your child has the most successful and positive start to their school career as possible.  If you are unable to attend at the specific time already given to you upon registration, please contact the school directly at 8563450. 

Furthermore, if you know of a family that has yet to register their child for Kindergarten next year in our area and has a child at the appropriate age, please ask them to contact the school as soon as possible.

Finally if there is a snow storm and school is cancelled on Wednesday the assessment will be rescheduled for a later date and you will be notified directly with a new date and time.

Thanks so much and please let your little one know how excited we are to see them at their school on Wednesday!

November 06
Remembrance Day

Good morning from Frank L. Bowser School,

We would like to thank everyone for their generous donations throughout the clothing drive last week.  We filled almost a complete transport truck trailer full of items we know are heading to a place that they will be appreciated for an entire second life.  All while raising funds for the re-building of the Rebecca Scofield All World Super Playpark.

On a similar note, thank you to all who joined us for our Pancake Breakfast on Saturday.  It was so wonderful to see so many community members braving the weather to support such a worthy cause.

On Thursday November 8th at 9:10am we will be holding our Remembrance Day Assembly in our Frank L. Bowser Gym.  All are welcome for this solemn gathering and we will be joined by several veterans and current service members. 

We are asking anyone in our parent community that is a veteran, current service member, or a member of a first responder service such as police officer, paramedic, fire fighter, etc. to join us in uniform if possible.  You presence would be very much appreciated and recognized.  This would further the learning and understanding for all students in attendance and give a real world, first hand example of the services and sacrifices made on a daily basis to ensure the safety and security of our entire community.

We are also asking any students who are part of a club or program that has a uniform to wear their uniform for the ceremony on Thursday in order to recognize their involvement.  We will also be looking for student members in uniform to take part in a colour parade as part of the flag bearing portion of the ceremony.

Finally a reminder that there is no school this Friday November 9th as it is professional development and report card preparation for teachers.  There is also no school on Monday November 12 in recognition of Remembrance Day.  Have a wonderful long weekend with your families!  

November 02
Buidling access

It has come to our attention that some parents of our youngest students are coming in to the building in the morning and accompanying their child to the Kindergarten Hallway before the beginning of class time. 

Please be reminded as per the Provincial Safe Schools Policy that any adult visitor coming to our building must first check in and sign in to our main office using only the main entrance doors at the front of the school.  While visiting a visitor tag must be visible at all times.  This is to ensure the safety and comfort of all our young learners at our school.

We appreciate you following this request in the future and please feel free to contact the School Administrative team if you require any further information regarding this or anything else regarding our environment or your child’s learning.

Have a wonderful weekend everyone!

 

October 29
this week at Frank L. Bowser

Hi there from Frank L. Bowser School!

We wanted to remind you that in accordance with the Provincial Healthy Foods Policy for Schools we ask that you keep nutrition in mind and our nut free environment if you are planning on sending in a class treat on Wednesday to the school.  We ask that you notify your child’s teacher so that they can plan accordingly and thank you on behalf of all of our students for your generosity.

After Wednesday we would again remind you that our school is nut free as many treats collected Wednesday night contain nuts or traces of nuts.  We also would like to remind you that the learning environments at Frank L. Bowser can be negatively affected by too much sugar being sent inside personal lunches and snacks.  A single treat is more than acceptable however a nutritious snack and lunch is recommended to ensure success in our learning objective.

On Wednesday Frank L. Bowser is taking part in a Wellness Day.  The structure of this day will be different than usual and students will be circulating through various stations focused on Wellness and Inner Health.  This is planned to be a spectacular day with a few of the activities taking place outside thus we ask that students are dressed for the weather on that day as it is forecasted to be a bit chilly.  We ask that students do not dress in costume on that day in order to respect the beliefs of all of our Frank L. Bowser families and have the focus remain on learning and a positive educational environment for all.

Finally we are having great success with our clothing drive and continue to accept donations in the foyer by the school office.  We have decided to celebrate the success of this drive by rewarding the entire school population at a future date rather than have a charitable campaign take on a competitive structure.  With this in mind we will not be keeping track of individual class involvement but look forward to celebrating the kindness and thoughtfulness of the community as a whole once the campaign comes to an end.   Also a friendly reminder that we will be looking for donations for our Santa’s Gift Mart in about a month and a half so please don’t clear out all your cabinets and storage bins just yet!

Please do not hesitate to contact the school if you have any questions pertaining to the information above or anything else revolving around the wonderful things happening at our fine school.

 

October 22
Important information about the week of Oct 22-26th

Good afternoon from Frank L. Bowser School,

The following contains important information regarding some happenings at Frank L Bowser School this week.

A reminder of the information session tomorrow at 4pm in the Frank L. Bowser Gym for all of our newest family members who have a student joining us for Kindergarten next year in September 2019.  The K Team will be sharing important information regarding the upcoming EYEDA testing scheduled for all students beginning Kindergarten in the fall along with other information and events taking place throughout this year designed to prepare our newest students for their first days of School in the fall.

Please find attached to this email information regarding our Frank L. Bowser Clothing Sale going on now until Oct 30. 

Also attached to this email is information regarding a Used Book Sale taking place this coming Wednesday Oct 24th at Frank L. Bowser School from 6 to 8 pm.  We are accepting book donations anytime over the next couple of days.  Books can be dropped off at the FLB office and are very much appreciated.

Popcorn will be for sale by our dedicated Home and School Volunteers Wednesday Oct 24th this week for one dollar a bag and will be delivered to students on Thursday.  Thanks to all involved in making this healthy treat possible for our students. 

Mitch Short the Deputy Chief of Fire Prevention joined us this afternoon for a Fire Drill.  He was very impressed with the process followed and the wonderful behaviour of all of our students during this important practice drill.

This week on Wednesday Oct 24th, we will be practicing our Lockdown Drill mandated by the Provincial Safe Schools Plan.  Students will be well informed before the drill by their classroom teacher.  The drill consists of students going in to a “Hold and secure” format in their learning environment away from window and doors and giving their attention to the educators in the room and remaining silent for a set period of time behind a locked classroom door.  All efforts are made to ensure that students are comfortable with this practice and are not frightened by the nature of the drill.  Please feel free to contact the school if you have any further questions about the nature of this practice and please speak to your child on Wednesday upon their return from the school day regarding how the drill went.

Following our Lockdown Drill we will be travelling to our Alternate Safe Place outside of our school as a full student population.  We will be heading out the back of the school, across Pine Glen Road and gathering at The Riverview Funeral Home and then heading back to continue our learning day.  This practice is weather permitting.

Finally, I want to thank the entire community for all the messages and well wishes during my absence at the beginning of the school year.  I would also like to thank publically the talented and dedicated team of educators we have here at Frank L. Bowser School that ensured the best educational experience possible for your children continued throughout my absence. 

Have an amazing week!

Jonathan Godbout

FLB School Clothing letter 2018.docxFLB School Clothing letter 2018.docxUsed Book Sale October 2018.pdfUsed Book Sale October 2018.pdf

September 26
Orange Shirt Day and Terry Fox Walk

 

Friday, September 28th at Frank L. Bowser School

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Orange Shirt Day and Terry Fox Walk on Friday, September 28th. Students are asked to wear orange and can bring a Toonie for Terry.

 

Home and School Memberships: Home and School memberships are available for purchase through School Cash Online until September 30. Family memberships are $10 and individual memberships are $7. Membership helps to fund both the local association and provincial federation, provides the opportunity to vote at meetings, and supports parent involvement and representation. Thank you for your support.

School Forms: At the beginning of each school year, specific sign off forms are required for each student. This year a new process is available to families to submit these forms.  The following forms are required to be completed for each student:  Computer Usage, Media Permission, Hold & Secure/Lockdown, Fair Notice, Bus Safety and Discipline Process using School Cash Online.  The forms are located by selecting the Items Option on the top left of the page.