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Child Care Options

posted Nov 30, 2016, 9:01 AM by Martha Hickey

A list of Child Care options for our students.

Holiday Safety Educator

posted Nov 14, 2016, 10:48 AM by Martha Hickey

smoke detectors, carbon monoxide detectors and more

Craft Fair

posted Nov 10, 2016, 2:45 AM by Martha Hickey

We feature over 125 of New England’s finest artisans of pottery, glass, woodworking, quilting, jewelry, foods and so much more.

We also offer a craft raffle and a scholastic book fair.

All proceeds go directly into the Bow School System.

Bow Parks & Rec

posted Nov 10, 2016, 2:42 AM by Martha Hickey

Parent Safety Education & Bully Prevention Night

posted Nov 10, 2016, 2:25 AM by Martha Hickey

This is a great opportunity for the school to home connection giving families the knowledge to effectively answer their child’s questions on these topics.

We hope to see you there!

Keeping BES safe is our top priority! 

2017 Learn To Ski & Ride Program

posted Sep 29, 2016, 10:04 AM by Ann O'Brien

Bow Parks & Recreation is excited to offer a Learn to Ski & Ride Program at Pats Peak Ski Area, Henniker NH.

This five (5) week program is being offered to those who are 6 by 1/1/17, Grades 1-12

PROGRAM DAY/DATES : WEDNESDAYS; January 4, 11, 28, 25, February 1 (Make-Up if needed will be February 8)

LESSON TIME: 4:30-5:30 pm BES Students (grade 1*-4)| 5:30:6:30 pm BMS/BHS Students (grade 5-12)

* must be 6 by 1/1/17 and in first grade

*If you are considering purchasing equipment before the start of the program do NOT register for rentals. Rentals can always be added to the registration but NOT removed.
**Helmet NOT included with Rental. See Helmet information under Peak Perks on page 2.

REGISTRATION On line registration is quick, easy and helps to prevent delays due to errors or missing information!
  • Simply logon to www.patspeak.com and click the Register Here for Learn to Ski & Ride Program found on the home page.
  • Enter username “BOWREC” for BMS/BHS Students or “BOWRECELEM” for BES Students
  • Enter password “BOWGIE” *Username & Password are case sensitive

REGISTRATION DEADLINE For any registrations received ON or AFTER November 16, a late fee of $25.00 will be applied.

BES/BHS Students
Parents are responsible for transporting their children to/from Pats Peak.
Parents are responsible for their children during the lesson time at Pats Peak.
Bow Parks & Recreation offers a Ski Bus to/from Pats Peak
The Ski Bus will depart from Bow Memorial School parking lot at 3:25pm and return to the school by 7:15pm

TO REGISTER simply complete a Bow Rec Registration Form and submit to the Bow Rec Office with cash or check.
  • Registration opens on October 4 *Space is limited, register early! When the program is full, participants will be wait listed.
  • Bow Recreation Registration Form can be found at 
  • COST: Bow Residents $60.00 | Non-Bow Residents $65.00
  • Deadline to register is November 14 *If we do NOT meet our min. for busing by November 14. The Ski Bus Program will be canceled and
  • Refunds will be given. Parents will then be responsible to transport their child to/from Pats Peak.

Lift/Lesson $160.00 Lift/Rental** (intermediate/strong skier or rider; Level 5+) $160.00
Lift/Lesson/Rental** $205.00 Existing Season Pass Holder (only) /Lesson $110.00
Lift Only (intermediate/strong skier or rider; Level 5+) $105.00 Practice Makes Perfect Season Pass/Lesson $419.00

Parent Frequent User Card (good for 5 Adult/All Mtn, 8 hr weekday ticket) $160.00
Parent Ticket available day of program $34.00
Café’ Card valued at $40.00 $33.00
Smith Helmet Purchase $50.00
Scott Goggle Purchase $25.00
Mittens Purchase (black only) $20.00

Pats Peak offers affordable rental packages for the program or the entire season. Helmet Rental (5 week series + Pats Peak Bonus Day) $30.00; Seasonal Equipment Rental $229.00
Not sure if your child will need rentals? Pat’s Peak will allow you to sign up for rentals at a later date for no extra fee :-)

The NH Ski & Ride Bonus Day continues to be a tradition of the Pats Peak Learn to Ski & Ride Program. Valid February 27, 2017 to end of Season 2017. To redeem your Pats Peak Bonus Day, bring your program tag to the Snowsports School Desk to be validated and receive your FULL DAY/ALL LIFT ticket. To redeem Cranmore or Gunstock bonus day, students MUST bring their Pats Peak program tag AND applicable mountain voucher to any Cranmore or Gunstock Ticket window to be validated and to receive their ALL DAY/ALL LIFT Jr ticket.

Students who wish to participate in the Pats Peak Learn to Ski & Ride Program, but are unable to join our prescheduled
program for any reason, have the option to register for the Pats Peak Learn to Ski & Ride Open Program.
• This is for individual sign-ups (juniors ages 6-17 (must be 6 by 1/1/17 and in first grade).
• Five (5) week series.
• Students register online.
• Session 1 students select one day: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday.
• Students choose 2:30 pm or 5:30 pm lesson time.
• Space is limited. – No bus transportation
Open Program registration login information can be obtained by emailing snowsportschool@patspeak.com or by calling (603) 428-3245. Information can also be found at www.patspeak.com/ski_ride.htm.

Sorry, Pats Peak has a NO REFUND, no exchange policy on programs, rentals or perks. Pats Peak will not refund the cost of the program to students who decide to participate in other activities (such as basketball or cheerleading) after enrolling in the
program. If the parent/student is unsure if they are going to make a winter club/sports team or not, we will accept applications for the program after the deadline date for an additional fee of $25.00. If there is a question as to whether a student needs rentals or not, we suggest rentals be added at later date for the original cost of the rental.
The only exception to this policy may be if a student has a qualifying medical issue that keeps the student from participating
in the program for the rest of the season (short term illness such as a cold does not qualify). A pro-rated refund may, at Pats Peak discretion, be issued in the form of a gift card that can be used only for services or goods at Pats Peak. A signed doctors note (indicating date of incident) and program tag must accompany the medical refund request within 10 days of incident. There is a $10.00 processing fee on all medical refunds. These exceptions can take 2-4 weeks for processing.

A chaperone is an essential part of the Pats Peak Learn to Ski & Ride Program. A chaperone does not need to be a skier or
rider to participate; however, they must be at least 21 years old. Chaperones will be responsible to sign-in each night with
the Bow Parks & Recreation Program Coordinator. Chaperones with a valid chaperone tag can receive rental equipment at
no charge. Chaperones that assist on the hill will be issued a chaperone tag. The tag is their valid lift ticket. Chaperone tags
are only valid the days our program runs. If interested in chaperoning please call the Bow Recreation Office at 603-228-2222.
Anne-Marie Guertin, Bow Recreation’s Program Coordinator, will be present at Pats Peak from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Chaperones
will also be at Pats Peak. Look for the Bow Recreation table in the main lodge if you need assistance.

Questions regarding Bow Recreation, please call 603-228-2222, email Program Coordinator, Anne-Marie Guertin @ parksrec@bow-nh.gov, or visit our website at www.bow-nh. com
Questions about the ski area Pats Peak call 603-428-3245 and ask for the Snowsports Office; e-mail info@patspeak.com, or visit their website at www.patspeak. com

From the Garden

posted Sep 29, 2016, 3:43 AM by Martha Hickey

The 'Cool Cucumbers' started our BES gardens this past spring and things are growing!  Thanks to volunteers, this project continues this fall with hopes to expand the program.

Kidstuff Coupon Book

posted Sep 23, 2016, 10:52 AM by Martha Hickey   [ updated Sep 23, 2016, 10:53 AM ]

The PTO is having a fundraiser for our school.  Please consider participating in this way to support our school.  If families wish to purchase a Kidstuff Coupon Book, send in a check for $25 & keep the book. If families don't wish to purchase/participate in this fundraiser, please send the book back to school. 

Some incentives...kids can sell additional books to family/friends. There are multiple states to choose from for out of state family/friends. For every 5 books sold, the student would earn a free book! Please see the paperwork in the bag coming home tonight.

This fundraiser begins today.  Checks can be sent in anytime prior to October 12th.  That is when the program ends.  
If you have any questions please contact our PTO President - Bianca at bowptopres@gmail.com.

Message from the Fire Marshall

posted Sep 23, 2016, 10:49 AM by Martha Hickey   [ updated Sep 23, 2016, 10:50 AM ]

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