Bowmore Road Junior and Senior Public School

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Bowmore Carnival is back: Thursday, September 26th 2024.

Save the date and, even better, Volunteer!

We are trying to do as much of the upfront planning and organizing before the end of this school year. And, to make this event a success, we need volunteers like you. Currently we are looking for volunteers to lead specific stations:

 

Bowmore Nutrition 

Dear Bowmore Families,

We hope this message finds you well. As we navigate through another school year, we find ourselves in a position where we must humbly ask for your help! 

The student nutrition program benefits from government grants; however, these funds only partially cover our operating costs. We rely on the generosity of our community to bridge the gap. While contributions are entirely voluntary, any donation you can make is invaluable in sustaining this essential service.

Here’s a snapshot of the program’s impact and needs:

- We operate a snack program for 174 days annually, serving 1025 students.

- Daily operating costs range between $820 and $1050.

- The annual budget is approximately $174,000, with government grants covering $80,000.

- This leaves a shortfall of $94,000 for the school year.

In the past, we've been fortunate to have a surplus, largely due to additional funding during COVID-19 closures. However, these reserves are depleting, and we find ourselves in need of your generosity more than ever.

Contributions can be made through School Cash Online or via the Toronto Foundation For Student Success (TFSS) at the following link, where you will receive an official tax receipt. We also encourage you to share the TFSS link with extended family and friends who might be willing to support our program.

Your support means the world to us and to the students who benefit from the program. Thank you for considering this request and for being a valued part of the Bowmore community.

*NEW* Direct to TFSS – Website Donation Procedure

For donations made through the TFSS website for your school SNP:

Donations can be made to your SNP through the TFSS donation page here: https://tfss.ca/donate/schoolsites-snp /OR scan the Online Donation QR Code

1.     Choose the option either a one-time donation or a recurring donation (this will recur indefinitely until notified)

2.     Select your donation contribution

3.     Choose the school from the drop-down

4.     Complete the donor information, as this will be shown on the tax receipt

5.     Once all is confirmed, “Give Securely” will prompt payment information

6.     Enter payment information.

 

Many Thanks

The Nutrition Team

 

 

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Student-Focused Sharing Circles at Bowmore

The UIEC, as part of our ongoing Aanse work to enhance conditions for First Nations, Métis and Inuit students, will be conducting Student-Focused Sharing Circles at all of the Aanse Focus Schools. We’re excited to engage in this work at Bowmore in collaboration with you. I’ve attached an Informed Consent Letter that has detailed information for students and caregivers. Student-Focused Sharing Circles Tentative Start date: December 15, 2023. Please reach out to the office if you haven't received a Participation Form.

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Bowmore Indigenous Caregivers Circle

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 INDIGENOUS GIRLS GROUP - The next meeting is Wednesday, November 29, 2023.  If you haven’t signed up yet, please get in touch with the office for more information. 

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