School Support

School Support

5th Grade Activities
Contact:  Vijaya Nelavelli

5th grade parents collaborate with 5th grade teachers to plan activities such as a field day, a yearbook, class t-shirts, and the Moving On ceremony and party. Parents also work with students to coordinate the annual Spagetti Dinner to help defer the costs of Nature’s Classroom.

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Hospitality
Contact:  TBD

Bowman PTA organizes various hospitality events throughout the year, such as coffee for the Principal’s monthly coffee event, small appreciation events for teachers and staff, etc.

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Landscape Coordinator
Contact: TBD

Bowman parents improve and maintain the grounds around the school building by weeding, pruning, raking, etc.

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Library Volunteers
Contacts:  Wendy Berteskas, Monica MahoneyRebecca Fagan Gorospe

Newcomers and experienced volunteers are welcome – and needed! Training is available. It’s a fun and relaxing way to get to know the students and staff, while providing a valuable service to your child’s class. You can help once a week or once a month, your choice!

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Lost & Found Coordinator
Contact:  Wendy Betsekas

The Lost & Found is located next to the door leading out to the back playground area. Labeled items are returned to students; unclaimed items are donated to area charities, such as Cradles to Crayons.

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METCO Family Friends
Contact: Sarah Wolfson

METCO (Metropolitan Council for Educational Opportunities) is a voluntary integration program that provides a suburban public school education for African-American, Hispanic and Asian students from Boston.  The Family Friends program creates matches between Lexington and Boston families.  Each student in the METCO program is paired with a student from Lexington and once a month on Thursdays, the children have a playdate at the home of the Lexington child.  For more information, visit the Lexington METCO Program website.

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Playground Equipment
Contact: Matt Snyder

The PTA provides outdoor toys for use during recess.  Items include jump ropes, balls, and hula hoops.  These items need to be replaced periodically, and the coordinator works with the School Support Personnel to ensure adequate supplies.

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Room Parent Coordinator
Contact:  Judy Perry

Liason between PTA and Room Parents who help facilitate classroom to home communication, recruit volunteers for PTA events and work with teachers to plan class celebrations.

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Room Parent Creativity Blog Coordinator
Contact:  TBD

This blog is a way for Bowman Room Parents to share creative ideas for class party activities, class raffle basket themes and Teacher Appreciation gifts. Help us grow this Room Parent resource. Do you have something you’d like to share? If you have an activity, theme or gift that worked well (and photos), please email to the coordinator.

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Room Parent
Contact:  Varies by homeroom

Coordinate volunteers for the Big Backyard, organize class baskets, plan class parties, welcome new families; and assist teachers with other class events/activities.

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Safe Routes to School
Contact:  Matt Snyder

Help us cut down on traffic congestion and get some exercise by walking, biking, or scootering to school.  Promote ‘walk to school’ days and advocate anti-idling and less traffic at our schools.

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School Photos
Contact:  Michelle Andronaco

Picture day takes place annually in the Fall and includes student and class photos.  Coordinators and Volunteers help organize students, comb hair and straighten collars.

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Site Council
Contacts:  Melissa Abraham, Amy Selinger, Seth Moeller, Alison Stevens

The role of the School Council is to advise the Principal, especially in creating and evaluating the School Improvement Plan.  As the Council works with the Principal on matters concerning the school as a community, members of all Bowman community constituencies are invited to convey ideas and concerns to any council member.  These can be brought before the School Council for discussion.

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SEPAC Liason
Contact:  Kathy CunninghamLisa O’Brien

The Special Education Parent Advisory Council is a mandated organization under the current Massachusetts Special Education Regulations and is tasked with”advising the district on matter that pertain to the education and safety of students with disabilities; meeting regularly with school officials to participate in the planning, development, and evaluation of the school district’s special education programs”.

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Staff Appreciation Week
Contacts:  Andrea Re, Anne Richtarik

The PTA organizes breakfast and other events during one week in May to show how much we appreciate all that the teachers and staff do for our children throughout the year.