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Children First 
Ms. Cosmeus
Instructor: Ms. Cosmeus   
Welcome to Ms. Cosmeus' Superhero Training Academy.

We train the best and the brightest.  We learn until we can work independently.  Our reward is the fact that we work hard and see our achievements.
 
Announcements
SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR!
The Scholastic Book Fair will end this Friday. Please bring any money so you can purchase a book of your choice. Books range from $5 to $20.
READ ACROSS AMERICA SHOW TOMORROW!
The Bowser Annual Read Across America show is tomorrow, Thursday, March 30, 2017 at 9 a.m. See you there!
CAREER DAY PRESENTERS NEEDED!
Please fill out and send in all Career Day forms by March 30. Please encourage all family members and friends who would make great presenters. Career Day will be on Friday, May 19, 2017.
POTENTIAL SCHOOL CLOSING!
There is a strong possibility that school will be closed on Tuesday. Please listen for announcements of school closings. Please check the district website for up to date information.
S.T.E.M. FAIR PROJECTS!
Guidelines will be sent and ideas will be sent home Monday.
Get a jump start with some science project ideas here. Engineering, Technology and Math Projects are welcome.
http://www.parenting.com/gallery/easy-science-fair-projects-kids?page=0



PENNIES FOR PATIENTS!
Our Annual Pennies for Patients fundraiser has officially begun. This is a worthy cause to help children who have leukemia.
BLACK HISTORY MONTH PROJECT!
Black History Month project reports were assigned individually. Please research and complete. All reports are due on Friday, February 3, 2017.
HALF-DAY WEDNESDAY!
Tomorrow, January 25, 2017 is a half-day! Dismissal is at 12:25 p.m. Please pick up your child on time. .
OPPOSITE DAY IS ON WEDNESDAY!
Tomorrow is Opposite Day! Please dress in opposite manner. Teachers dress as students and students dress as teachers.
CHOCOLATE ROSE SALE!
Chocolate Rose Sale monies must be turned in by Monday, January 30 to Ms. Itzcovitz (the gym teacher).
SCHOOL CLOSED ON MONDAY!
Enjoy Dr. Martin Luther King's Birthday. You may want to take advantage of this day as a day of service.
School closed on Monday, January 16, 2017 for Dr. Martin Luther King Day. School will reopen on Tuesday, January 17, 2017.
HALF-DAY FRIDAY!
Friday, December 23, 2016 will be a half-day dismissal before our winter break. Dismissal time is 12:20 p.m.
PICK UP MEDIEVAL TIMES ORDERS!
Please pick you Medieval Times Fundraiser orders. All orders are in. You can pick them up in the main office.
HALF-DAY WEDNESDAY!
On Wednesday, December 14, 2016 students will have a half-day session of school for a staff inservice. Dismissal time is at 12:25 p.m.
HOLIDAY GIFT SHOP!
The Holiday Gift Shop will be open at Bowser Elementary from December 12-16. Students can make purchases from $1 - $7. Items can be purchases for grandparents, aunts, uncles, siblings, or themselves.
SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR!
The Scholastic Book Fair will continue next week please send in the money for purchases with your child. Most books start at around $5.
PICTURES WITH SANTA!
Pictures with Santa Claus and Mrs. Santa can be taken on Tuesday, December 13, 2016. The cost will be $5 per picture. If you want a combination picture with siblings. Please write on the form that you would like a combination picture and siblings teacher so we can coordinate.
CANDY IS IN FROM FIRST FUNDRAISER!
Please collect all candies as soon as possible. FYI, You can pick them up on Monday.
MOVIE MATINEE!
Movie Matinee will be on Thursday, Nov. 17 from 2:45 - 5:00 P.M. Please Pre-Pay with exact change. Parents must make arrangements for their child's pick-up.
ANNUAL FOOD DRIVE!
Please send in canned goods for our annual food drive. The second grade can donate peanut butter and jelly, canned soups, spaghetti O's and raviolis.
SIX FLAGS GREAT ADVENTURE READING!
Your child has a chance to win a free ticket to Six Flags Great Adventure this summer. Students must complete 6 hours of independent reading that must be logged in on sheet. Must be turned in by February 23, 2017.
SEND IN ALL PERMISSION SLIPS TOMORROW!
Send in all permission slips by tomorrow, November 1, 2016.
PAINT THE TOWN PINK!
Our Paint the Town Pink Walk is on Friday, October 28, 2016. Please sign permission slip to allow students to walk around the neighborhood. We are also collecting donations for the Susan G. Komen Foundation.
MID-QUARTER NOTICES!
FYI, Mid-Quarter Notices have posted online. Please check Parental Portal.
MEDIEVAL TIMES FUNDRAISER!
Today, a fundraiser was sent home to win a trip to Medieval Times. If your child sells 14 items they will win a trip to Medieval Times.
SEND IN YOUR BOX TOPS!
Please send in your BoxTops! We will collect them for our school.
WEAR PINK AND PURPLE FRIDAY!
Wear pink and purple to celebrate Breast Cancer Awareness!
HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH REPORT!
Hispanic Heritage Month Report is due tomorrow, Thursday, October 20, 2016.
LITERACY/ MATH WORKSHOP
On Wednesday, October 19, 2016 from 4-6 p.m, join Bowser for Literacy and Math Workshop for K-2. Come and learn about all the ways to help your child. Refreshments will be served.
HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH REPORT!
Students have been assigned an Hispanic Heritage Month Report Due on October 20. Please turn it in first thing in the morning and place it in my black tray.
FUNDRAISER MONEY!
Fundraiser monies will be collected starting tomorrow.
SCHOOL CLOSED ON MONDAY!
School will be closed October 10, 2016 for Columbus Day. School reopened on Tuesday, October 11, 2016.
SELL, SELL, SELL!
Our school fundraiser is still going on. Sell as much as you can.
SEND IN YOUR BOX TOPS!
Don't forget to collect and send in your Box Tops!
RESPECT WEEK!
RESPECT WEEK!
Monday - Favorite team Jersey!
Tuesday - Dress in your favorite sweats tomorrow!
Wednesday - Pajama Day!
Thursday - Wear your favorite BOWSER tee shirt!
Friday - Wear your most unique outfit!

ORDER GYM UNIFORMS NOW!
Order gym uniforms for your children. Please return the yellow form with the correct size and quantities to Ms. Itzcovitz, gym teacher. Last day to order is October 17. Exact change only.
SAVE THE DATE!
SAVE THE DATE!
On October 19 from 4-6 p.m. Literacy and Math workshops will be held for parents in children from K-2.
DRESS DOWN DAY!
Tomorrow, Friday, September 30, 2016 is Dress Down Day where you favorite college shirt/apparel.
SCHOOL FUNDRAISER IS BACK!
Bowser School is going to need your help. We started our annual fundraiser that will allow to pay for trips and student activities. We started our school fundraiser yesterday. Don't forget to sell, sell, sell. Reminder: please do allow children to sell door to door.
BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT!
Back to School Night is Wednesday, September 28, 2016 at 5:30 p.m.m - 7:00 p.m.
BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT!
Back to School Night is Wednesday, September 28, 2016 at 5:30 p.m.m - 7:00 p.m.
DISTRICT DISCIPLINE HANDBOOK!
The District Discipline Handbook has been sent home with your child. Please cut off the back page and send it signed.
SEND IN YOUR BOX TOPS!
We are collecting Box Tops this year. Please send in all Box Tops with your child. Collect from your family members as well! :)
SEE YOUR CHILD'S GRADES ONLINE!
Parents please make sure after signing up for Parental Focus (ONLINE GRADEBOOK) that you come into the main office and verify your account. Please bring valid ID. This will allow you to see your child/children's grades throughout their time at East Orange School District.
HOMEWORK POSTED!
Please check what your child should be doing for homework on my webpage. Please click on Previous Homework and scroll down.
THEATER WORKSHOP REGISTRATION!
You can sign up your child for acting, dance, voice, or creative writing classes. Classes Begin, Saturday, October 1 & Monday, October 3. Register Early. The flyer has been sent home with your child.
SIGN UP NOW!
Sign up for ClassDojo and Remind so we can communicate throughout the entire school year!
SCHOOL SUPPLIES!
Please send in all of your school supplies and signed forms.

NO SCHOOL TUESDAY!
School will be closed tomorrow, Tuesday, September 13, 2016. Students return Wednesday.
WELCOME BACK!
September 6, 2016

Dear Parent(s) Guardian(s),

Welcome back to a new school year. I hope you have shared an enjoyable summer together! I look forward to working with you to support and enrich your child's academic growth, and making it an enjoyable and successful year together.

Parents, please sign up for the Focus Parent Portal as we will no longer use paper report cards or warning notices.

Being prepared for the school is the step in the right direction, so let's begin talking about school supplies. Your child will need the following:
-class begins at 8:10 and dismissal is at 2:35 P.M.
-a bookbag
-7 marble notebooks (no binders or spiral notebooks please!)
-2 sturdy plastic pocket folders
-sharpened pencils (at least 4 in the bookbag daily)

Your child will be receiving homework each night, therefore he/she will need to keep certain supplies at home (PLEASE DO NOT SEND THESE ITEMS TO SCHOOL!)

-a dictionary -a pack of loose leaf paper -extra pencils -crayons/markers -scissors -a ruler
-an eraser -a sharpener -a glue

Now let's talk about expectations, classrooms rules, consequences. It is very important that your child adhere to the following:

-come to school prepared each day (bookbag, homework folder, homework assignment, projects, and in complete uniform)
-homework is given daily and it is to be turned in on time and in neat condition.
-read at least 15-25 minutes each day. If possible, with a parent or older sibling present.
-please sign and return all test papers, and check your child's homework daily.
-school and classroom rules must be obeyed always.
-a note is required upon returning to school whenever a child is out sick.
-visit the public library at least twice a month
-bring two boxes of tissues and two bottles of hand sanitizer for the school year. They will be shared among all students.

Consequences for failure to complete assignments and for behavior problems will be as follows.

-First: a verbal warning
-Second: in class detention plus a phone call or message home
-Third: a parent conference
-Fourth: possible suspension

If you would like to meet with me, please refer to your child's schedule to make an appointment or send me a note via ClassDojo or Remind. I would be more than happy to meet with you. I am available Monday through Friday from 11:05 – a.m. to 11:47 a.m. look forward to meeting each and everyone of you at our "Back To School Night."

Sincerely,

Ms. Cosmeus

END OF THE YEAR!! IMPORTANT!
Report cards were sent home today. NO HOMEWORK. End of the Year party is on Monday.
MOVIE MATINEE!
Movie Matinee is this Thursday, May 19. Please send in any permission slips!
PICTURE DAY!
Picture Day is Friday, May 20. Please send in cash only and please do not wear green.
COOKIE DOUGH FUNDRAISER!
Don't forget our fundraiser! Sell! Sell! Sell! We need to see who will win the grand prize of $100 for selling the most cookie dough.
MOVIE MATINEE!
On Thursday, May 20, Bowser Elementary will be show the movie: HOME. It will be a Movie Matinee and will show 2:45 - 4:45 p.m. Please preorder all food items. If your child is attending, please sign the permission slip and send in exact change if possible, so they can order food.
FUNDRAISER!
Don't forget we our school fundraiser. We are selling cookie dough! The highest selling student wins $100.
HALF-DAY TOMORROW!
Tomorrow, Wednesday, May 11, 2016 is a half-day for students. Please pick up your child at dismissal at 12:25 p.m.
PLEASE TAKE YOUR ONLINE SURVEY!
Bowser Elementary School is interested in your use of technology. Please take some time to complete the survey the form has been set home. It will take approximately 10-12 minutes.

Please visit the link to complete the survey:
http://dl.njtrax.org/131210
The PASSWORD IS: Turkey137


PICTURE DAY!
Picture Day is May, 20, 2016. Please see your child's SAVE THE DATE Flyer for more details.
WEAR GREEN ON FRIDAY!
On Friday, Bowser Elementary will be celebrating Earth Day! Please wear green with us to celebrate.
THURSDAY LAST DAY OF AFTERSCHOOL!
Thursday, April 28 will be the last day for the afterschool program.
SCIENCE FAIR PROJECTS ARE DUE!
Science Fair Guideline Packets were sent home today. Please let me know if you need any assistance. The science fair projects are due right after our Spring Break.
SCIENCE FAIR PROJECTS DUE!
Science Fair Guideline Packets were sent home today. Please let me know if you need any assistance. The science fair projects are due right after our Spring Break.
FRIDAY IS THE SHOW!
Our Show is on Friday, April 1, 2016. It will begin approximately at 9:00 a.m.
NO SCHOOL FRIDAY!
NO SCHOOL FRIDAY!
School will be closed on Friday, March 25, 2016. School reopens on March 28, 2016.
SPECIAL ACTIVITY
Please bring in 2 uncracked, boiled eggs so we can dye them tomorrow. Place them in a small cup with a napkin if needed.
READ ACROSS AMERICA SHOW!
Our Read Across America has been moved to Friday, April 1st.
NEED TO GET TO 1ST PLACE
Go on Tenmarks and complete Jam Sessions. Tenmarks can be downloaded to your smartphone.
NEED TO GET TO 1ST PLACE
Go on Tenmarks and complete Jam Sessions.
NEED TO GET TO 1ST PLACE
Go on Tenmarks and complete Jam Sessions.
NEED TO GET TO 1ST PLACE
Go on Tenmarks and complete Jam Sessions.
NEED TO GET TO 1ST PLACE
Go on Tenmarks and complete Jam Sessions.
PICTURES WITH THE EASTER BUNNY
Take Pictures with the Easter Bunny for $5 on Monday.
HALF-DAY TOMORROW
Tomorrow, March 16, 2015 will be a half-day of school. Dismissal time is at 12:25 p.m.
PRACTICE YOUR LINES!
Our Read Across America show is coming up. Please practice your lines.
PENNIES FOR PATIENTS!
Pennies for Patients drive is still going on. Please send in your change. The fundraiser will end on March 4, 2016.
MOVIE MATINEE RESCHEDULED!
This Wednesday's Movie Matinee has been rescheduled for March 2, 2016. Please take note if you signed up already you don't have to fill out another permission slip.
PENNIES FOR PATIENTS DRIVE!
Pennies for Patients! Please send in donations. We have one former student and two current students who are battling with cancer. Your donations would be greatly appreciated.
BLACK HISTORY MONTH
This month is Black History Month! We will be doing Black History Month Moments which will take part during social studies. We will discuss Black History and Current Events. All students will be assigned a project for Black History. Look out for details.
PENNIES FOR PATIENTS!
Our annual Pennies for Patients Fundraiser Drive starts today. Students are encouraged to collect pennies, loose change, and monetary cash donations to help in our fundraiser to battle childhood cancers. The class that collects the most will earn a pizza party!
HALF-DAY WEDNESDAY!
On Wednesday, January 13, 2016 students will have a half-day session of school for a staff inservice. Dismissal time is at 12:25 p.m.
HOLIDAY PARTY!
Tomorrow is our Holiday Party. Please text me if your sending in any items. One generous parent is donating pizza! Another generous parent is donating plates and cups!
MOVIE MATINEE!
On Monday, December 21, 2015 Bowser Elementary will host the movie, Inside Out, between 2:45 - 4:45 pm. All monies are due on Friday, December 18, 2015. Please look for the orange flyer.
PICTURES WITH SANTA!
If you would like to take make-up pictures with Santa, please send in $5 with your child. The last day to take pictures with Santa is tomorrow.
HALF-DAY WEDNESDAY!
Tomorrow is a half-day! School dismissal time is 12:25 p.m.
HISPANIC HERITAGE SHOW TOMORROW!
Tomorrow, Friday, December 4, 2015, we have our Hispanic Heritage Month Show. It will run from about 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Feel free to join us if you have the time.
SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR!
The Scholastic Book Fair will start today Monday, November 30, 2015 and last until Friday, December 4, 2015. Please send in monies if you would like your child a book or books. A book fair catalog has been sent home.
KATYDIDS SALE IS STILL ON!
Bowser School is having their KatyDid's fundraiser. Please share with your friends and neighbors.
THANKSGIVING BREAK- SCHOOL CLOSED!
School will be closed on Thursday, November 26 & Friday, November 27 for the Thanksgiving break. School will re-open on Monday, November 30. Have a safe and enjoyable holiday.
HALF-DAY WEDNESDAY!
Wednesday, November 25, 2015 is a half-day. Dismissal is at 12:45 p.m. School will be closed on Thursday, November 26 & Friday, November for the Thanksgiving break. School will re-open on Monday, November 30.
SCHOLASTIC BOOK ORDERS!
The November 15. Scholastic book order deadline is extended until this Friday!

SPELLING DEFINITIONS
Don't forget Spelling Definitions for Wednesday night.
FOOD DRIVE!
Bowser Elementary's Student Council is sponsoring its annual Food Drive. The food drive began November 9 and ends November 20th. Please send all non-pershiable foods you are donating with your child. Thank you for your support.
SCHOOL CLOSED WEDNESDAY!
In honor of our nation's veterans, school will be closed on Wednesday, November 11, 2015. Please take the time to think a veteran. Enjoy your VETERAN'S DAY!
AFTER SHOOL PROGRAM
Please return the after-school program sign-up sheets. Please message me if you need another copy.
SCHOOL CLOSED TOMORROW AND FRIDAY!
School will be closed Thursday, November 5th and Friday, November 6th. School reopens on Monday, November 9, 2015.
TENMARKS & XTRAMATH
Assignments are now available on TenMarks and XtraMath. These are perfect work to keep your child's mind sharp over our break!

Ms. Cosmeus
HALLOWEEN PARADE
Halloween Parade is this Friday, October 30, 2015. If the weather permits, we will take a walk around the stadium.
Costumes are not to be worn in school. Please send in costumes to change and a proper layer of clothes underneath the forecast is 61 degrees on Friday.
TRIP RESCHEDULED FOR MONDAY!
Dear Parents:

Our trip to the pumpkin farm has been rescheduled for Monday, November 2, 2015. Please sign the new permission slips that were sent home today. The permission slips are by Friday.

Have a great day,
Ms. Cosmeus

VISION SCREENING (10-29)
The class' vision will be checked on Thursday, October 29. Please make sure your child brings in glasses if they wear them to have a proper screening.

Thanks
PERMISSION SLIPS!
Please have all permissions turned in by Monday, October 26, 2012 for those students who received one.
SCHOOL CLOSED MONDAY!
School closed Monday, October 12, 2015 for Columbus Day!
PICTURE DAY!
Picture Day is October 8, 2015! All orders can be paid for in cash or money order. Forms will be sent on Monday, October 5, 2015...A reminder is going home tonight.
SIGN HOMEWORK
Please SIGN all HOMEWORK assignments!
Thank you,
Ms. Cosmeus
SCHOOL CLOSED TOMORROW!
School is closed tomorrow due to an Administrative's Day. See you Friday!
BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT!
Well, it's that time of year...BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT will begin on Wednesday, September 30, 2015 at 5:30 p.m.

We'll be great to see you there!

Ms. Cosmeus
WELCOME BACK!!!
Welcome Back!


I hope you had a great summer! School starts Tuesday, September 8, 2015. See you soon.

Ms. Cosmeus
Second Grade Teacher
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