Curriculum Enrichment

Curriculum Enrichment

Arts Created Together (ACT) Programming
Contacts: Susan London, Liza Leventhal-Byers

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 Tregay, Lori Wright,  Karin Ornstein

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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BOKS (Building Our Kids Success)
Contacts:  Jess Quattrocchi, Paul Quattrocchi

BOKS (Building Our Kids Success) is a physical activity program for elementary and middle school children developed by moms and sponsored by The Reebok Foundation. Several studies establish that moderate to vigorous physical activity stimulates brain function and creates the physiological conditions for students to be ready to learn. BOKS prepares children for a day of learning and is an important step in helping children to appreciate the benefits of exercise and establishing healthy choices that will last a lifetime. Parents and teachers report that children participating in the program seem to be more alert in class on BOKS mornings, have increased self-confidence and have increased their levels of physical activity between 80 to 120 minutes a week.

The daily program consists of a warm-up, a quick stretch, timed running, relay races and many other fun team oriented games. The goal of BOKS is to keep the children moving and having fun. All classes end with a cool down and a quick nutrition talk about making smart choices and then the children transition to class.

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Bowman Book Swap & Ice Cream Social
Contacts: Sisy Thomas, Hien Nguyen, Melinda Nasardinov

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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Family Math Nights
Contacts: Kavita Ravi, Sarah Carter, Judy Perry, Taleen Gleeson, Lauren Avery, Chloe Bui

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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Science Fair
Contact: Karla Nash, Mairin Schreiber, Roshni 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.) **Volunteers Needed***
4th Grade Contacts:  TBD
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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