News & Updates
Registration is now open for Bowman PTO's 4th Annual Golf Tournament/Dinner & Auction. This year's event will be held at the Ridge Golf Course on Sunday, April 30th. Individuals, foursomes, and dinner/auction attendees can purchase tickets on the Bowman PTO website. Don't delay, registration closes on April 24th!
Purchase tickets here: http://bowmanschoolpto.weebly.com/golf.html
This year’s endeavor is to raise money for our new Community Multipurpose Center which will include a Gymnasium, Band & Choir Rooms and a separate Media Center. The Ackerman Charter School District, using reserves and financing will begin construction this spring. When completed there will be an amazing new structure and expanded parking with greater ease for ingress and egress. However, there is much to be done to outfit it. Score boards to bleachers, audio & video systems, projectors to flexible furniture, we need it all. Your donations would help support this major undertaking.
For additional information, visit the Bowman PTO's website at http://bit.ly/bowmanpto
See you on the green!
In our ongoing effort to best serve our students and families, we are seeking responses to our 2016-17 LCAP questionnaire. The input of our parents is important for us in decision making as we move forward. We want and respect your feedback to the questions in the survey. Working together with our parents, we will be better able to provide the very best educational experience for your children.
Each family needs to complete the survey only once, and should take approximately 10 minutes to complete. Survey responses must be completed by Friday, March 3rd.
Three (3) completed survey respondents will be entered to win a $5 gift card to a local merchant. All surveys responses are anonymous and will not be connected to names entered into the gift card drawing.
Parents and guardians will be sent the questionnaire link to their personal email address on file. If your email address has recently changed, please contact the school office to update our records. If you did not receive the email with the questionnaire link, please check your spam folder and then contact the office for further assistance.
Kelly Graham- Superintendent/Principal
What is LCAP?
The Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) is an important instrument for measuring our progress as a high-performing school district, and we want to illuminate this process as Bowman works to meet new state requirements.
The LCAP is a requirement of the changes to state funding made by the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF). The LCFF is the state’s new funding formula for education that provides decision-making power to local education agencies, empowering districts to act based on the needs they see for their students.
In simplest terms, the LCAP is LCFF’s vehicle for transparency and engagement. It is the way that school districts are expected to share performance data, needs, actions, and anticipated outcomes that guide the use of available LCFF funding.
Bowman is now accepting applications for in-district Kindergarten and Transitional-Kindergarten (TK) students for the upcoming 2017-18 school year. Applications may be picked up and submitted to the school office. For additional information, please contact Julia Reid at email@example.com.
The updated School Accountability Report Card, also known as SARC, is now available on our website. To view Bowman's most recent SARC, please visit our SARC webpage located under the "Our School" heading or at the following URL: http://www.ackerman.k12.ca.us/school/school-accountability-report-card-sarc
For more information about our school's SARC, please visit CDE's A Parent's Guide to the SARC website.
Bowman students are learning how to code! This week is Computer Science Education Week, where schools across the country are encouraged to spend an hour (or more) learning computer science skills. Our students from Kindergarten through middle school have been working on various Hour of Code activities, such as learning computational thinking with Kodable to programming Propeller microcontrollers in C. Thank you to our amazing teachers to take another step towards the 21st century classroom!
Check out Code.org for a collection of follow-up activities you and your child can do at home: https://code.org/learn
We are proud to present this quick video on what's to come here at Bowman Charter School. The parking lot and drop off areas will be completed by August 2017, and the multipurpose building is estimated to be ready for students by January 2018. Please support both the BEF Octo-BEF-fest and the PTO Golf Tournament - funds raised at both events will enhance this exciting project!
See the riders of the National Veterans Awareness Ride as they circle through Bowman's pickup loop on Wednesday, May 18th. Thank you veterans! Video courtesy of Good Day Sacramento.
Bowman Charter School is proud to support Placer County nonprofits in this year's Big Day of Giving. For more information, see the attached flier or visit bigdayofgiving.org.