Backpack Express--February 19, 2020

Upcoming Events

  • Morning Chess:  There is a new session of morning chess beginning February 26th and running on Wednesday mornings for 6 weeks. To register, please complete the form and return with a check made out to the PTO to the school office. Registration is limited and on a first-come, first-served basis. Please see the flyer for more details. 

  • BINGO:  Save the date for family BINGO night Wednesday March 11th from 6:00-7:00 pm at Sowams School. More information will be sent home soon.

  • PTO Play Tickets:  Tickets to the Arts Alive and Sowams School production of Pinocchio are now available to purchase. The performances of the play are Friday, February 28 at 6:30 pm and Saturday, February 29 at 12:30 pm.  You may purchase tickets by clicking here.  Please see the flyer for details.

  • PTO Extended Day:  Extended Day registration is now closed. Classes are scheduled to begin next week on Tuesday, February 25 and Thursday, February 27. Volunteers are needed for both sign-outs and during the classes. You can sign up to volunteer on the PTO website, under "available sign-ups". You must have a PTOffice login and password to access the sign-ups and you must have an up to date BCI to volunteer.

Other Bits of Information

  • Background Checks:  Background checks need to be updated every two years in order to volunteer in our school and district.  It is two years from the date on the check submitted. This means, your background check could expire in the middle of the school year.  Once the background check expires, you will no longer be able to volunteer until you have an updated background check submitted to the district.  If you are unsure when your background check expires, please email Anita DiMatteo ( to find out.

  • Breakfast:  Sometimes mornings can be difficult and your child may not eat breakfast before coming to school.  If that’s the case, your child may purchase breakfast at school for $1.00 (reduced price is $0.40).