Bowmore Presents: It’s Bigger than Hip-Hop

Please see information below for this great session from Bowmore school’s Social Justice and Equity Committee on Thursday, January 28th.

Join Hip-Hop scholar Dr. Francesca D’Amico-Cuthbert and Hip-Hop artist and educator Marcus Singleton as they discuss the cultural, educational, and commercial impact that Hip-Hop culture has on these institutions. We will also give a brief history of Hip-Hop and how it transformed from a culture to a commercialized commodity. We will also discuss the importance of utilizing Critical Hip-Hop Pedagogy within school and classroom settings in order to better understand social identities in context, youth culture, and racialized specialties.  

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January SAC Meeting

Just like nearly everyone these days with almost everything, we are late in sharing details about our first school advisory meeting of the year. Please join us this Wednesday evening, from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM on Zoom. We will be speaking with Superintendent Marc Sprack and will also be meeting our new acting Principal, Eleni Tsakmakas.

We hope you will join us (and it’s okay if you’re late).

Topic: January SAC Meeting
Time: Jan 20, 2021 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Meeting ID: 923 9048 6286
Passcode: 006876
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Pencil crayon drawing of vague people figures holding hands. Photo by Gerd Altmann

Hats, Mitts, Tees, and a Missing Boot

Outerwear lending library

Winter is coming and our outerwear lending library is organized, labelled and fully running within our school! We want to give a big thank you to everyone who contributed to our first round of donations last month.

The priority of the library is to permanently outfit any student in need of outerwear and to lend items to students when their clothes are forgotten, lost or wet. If your child could benefit from any of the winter clothing items in the library, please reach out to the school or the SAC.

We will be hosting a second donation drive in January to fill gaps in smaller sizing, specifically JK to Grade 3. Further information on dates and drop off locations to follow after the December break, so stay tuned for that if you’re able to contribute.

Last call for spirit wear

There’s still a little time to order your Earl Haig spirit wear!

Short- and long-sleeved tees, hoodies and crew neck sweatshirts are available in a variety of colours. All items feature the NEW Eagles logo! And $8.50 of every $100 ordered by our community will be donated back to the school.

Place your order by Saturday, December 19 at midnight to make sure you don’t miss out!

Lost and found

If you missed our Lost + Found outdoor table last week and are still hoping to find something currently lost, please don’t hesitate to reach out to your child’s teacher or the main office if there’s a specific stray item that you are looking for. Covid is upending many things, including school lost and found collections, but teachers and the school admin will do whatever they can do to help reunite kids with their missing things.