Curriculum Enrichment

Curriculum Enrichment

Arts Created Together (ACT) Programming
Contacts: Nitya JayGitanjali SrivastavaSusan London

ACT Chairs collaborate with Principal and staff to find and schedule arts enrichment program for each grade’s curriculum. There are school wide presentations as well as an additional presentation per grade. These programs are funded 100% by the PTA.

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Big Backyard
Contacts:  Victoria Moule, Ming TregayDanielle OlivierLori Wright

The BBY program is a series of curriculum based nature walks developed to provide hands-on learning in science and social studies.  Parent volunteers are needed to support classroom teachers in coordinating resources and leading small groups of students on specific walks.  Volunteers are instructed on how to lead the specific walk with the help of a written guide and walk-through training.  No experience needed.

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Bowman Book Swap & Ice Cream Social
Contacts: Lisa EllsworthHien NguyenSisy Thomas

Students donate their gently used books during Book Collection Week and receive tickets to redeem for “new” books at the Book Swap. Volunteers help with book collection and sorting prior to the event, and with set up, clean up, and processing tickets on the evening of the Book Swap.

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Bowman Writes Magazine ***Volunteers Needed***
Contact: TBD

The Bowman Magazine is put together almost entirely by students.  The editors (4th grade students who are learning computer skills) are led by Julie Selhub, a fourth grade teacher.  The 4th graders arrange the layout of stories, poems, articles, puzzles, comics and other submissions written or drawn entirely by Bowman students.  Bowman students of all grades see their work and their friends’ work in the magazine.

Bowman Writes Magazine 2013 Submission Flyer

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Chess Club ***Volunteers Needed***
Contact:  TBD

Participants play in 3 categories: Beginner (no or limited prior experience), Intermediate (clear understanding of the rules and some playing experience) and Advanced (children will be placed in this category only after passing ability test).

Intermediate and Advanced players will have lessons with chess master on alternating weeks, while Beginners will have lessons with parent volunteers.

To make our club a great learning experience, we NEED more parent volunteers, ideally those who can commit for the duration of the entire session. You do not need to know how to play chess.

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Educational Garden
Contact: TBD

The educational garden is located on the east side of the Bowman.  Volunteers plant and tend the school garden throughout the year for use in grade specific projects.

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Family Math Nights
Contacts: Lisa Ellsworth, Sarah Carter, Judy PerryKavita Ravi

Parent-child fun filled evening of math games held once a year for each grade. Parents help set-up grade appropriate math games in the school cafeteria. Parents do not need to be math gurus to participate!

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Hour of Code ***Volunteers Needed***
Contact:  TBD

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Museum of Science Traveling Programs
Contact: TBD

Museum of Science professional educators bring the excitement of the museum to Bowman.  The teachers for each grade choose a program specifically designed to reinforce curriculum.  Examples of the presentations and interactive programs include Animal Adaptations, Night Sky, Observing Electricity & Magnets, and Motion: Force & Work.  The programs provide a fun, educational experience for the students.

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Science Fair
Contact: Lackshmi KatragaddaraKarla NashRoshni Jagadeesan

The Science Fair is an annual opportunity for grade 2- 5 students to create and display projects and experiments. The Science Fair, usually scheduled for Spring, is organized by parents.  Click here for more information.

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Youth Exploration in Science Club (Y.E.S.)
4th Grade Contacts:  Beth Briggs
5th Grade Contacts:  TBD

The 4th & 5th Grade Y.E.S. (Youth Exploration in Science) Club meets weekly, over a three-month period, after-school providing students the opportunity to explore the world of science through a series of hands-on activities.  The program involves high school and parent volunteers with small group settings in which to experience the variety of physical, earth and life science areas.

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