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Bowmore Road Junior and Senior Public School

Bowmore Family Update - December 3rd

This week has been a busy one at Bowmore with the Junior and Senior girls basketball teams playing in tournaments, various clubs and teams continuing, and a very well attended Community Drum Social and Feast on Thursday evening. A big thank you to the UIEC (Urban Indigenous Education Centre) for their support in co-organizing and making this event a big success. Unfortunately, it was also a week where the police issued a news release based on a suspicious and concerning incident impacting our school community. We continue to be in communication with Toronto Police about the incident, and will provide any updates as we receive them. 

The following are some important updates, including a call out for parent/caregiver involvement in school based committees. 

Call Out for Parent/Caregiver Committee Involvement

Bowmore Road Jr. and Sr. P.S. has a number of school committees that are looking for parent/caregiver input and involvement. These include:
  • Safe and Accepting Schools Committee
  • Health and Safety Committee
  • School Improvement Plan Committee
  • 100th Anniversary Committee

You can read a description for each committee role on the link below. If you are interested in helping out and contributing to the school community by joining one of these committees, there is an option to express your interest in the form. Note that only a few members are needed on each committee, and we will do our best to represent the diversity of the Bowmore parent/caregiver community. 

Call out for Committee Involvement

Intermediate Choir 

We are very excited to share the Intermediate Choir’s video submission to this year’s CBC Music Class Challenge. Every fall, CBC Music in association with MusiCounts, the charity of the Juno Awards, launches the Canadian Music Class Challenge, a contest to engage music classes across the country with Canadian music. Music educators from across Canada are challenged to teach their students a Canadian song from a list, create a video of the performance, and send it in for a chance at winning great prizes and a whole lot of love and recognition from the CBC! This year, we chose “Back In Your Head" by Tegan and Sara. Please enjoy our rendition of this popular song here

In other news, the Intermediate Choir is very excited to have been invited to sing at this year’s Riverdale Share Concert at the Danforth Music Hall on Sunday December 4th at 3pm. The Riverdale Share Concert is a diverse holiday celebration held every December in Toronto’s vibrant Riverdale neighbourhood to raise funds and food for local charities. Tickets can be purchased at The Big Carrot or Treasure Island Toys on the Danforth $25 (no fee) or Ticketmaster $25 (plus fees). 

Ms. Prince and Mr. Sekdorian

Bowmore's 100th Anniversary 

Bowmore Road Jr. and Sr. Public School is turning 100 years old, and it is time to celebrate! Come and "Dance Through the Decades" on Saturday, June 10th, 2023. All students, staff, families, former students and former staff are welcome to celebrate this milestone! Save the date, spread the word, and stay tuned for more details! 

Holiday Community Day at Riverdale Collegiate Institute

Riverdale Collegiate Institute is hosting a Holiday Community Day on Saturday, December 10th, from 11:00 to 3:00. Activities will include a Charity Thrift Store and Bake Sale, Henna hand painting, cookie decorating, Tales for Tots, Dreidel playing, face painting, ping pong, a LEGO station, Robotics demonstration, free hot chocolate, and more! You can read more about the Holiday Community Day here