Creative Arts and Sciences

Bowen’s Creative Arts and Science Committee (CASC) is part of a city-wide program delivering high-quality presentations that support grade-level curricula and enrich our students’ learning experience. Through CASC’s programming, students get to meet best-selling authors, conduct hands-on science experiments, explore American history, apply mathematical concepts and experience a broad range of cultures through dance, music, storytelling and more.
Each year, committee members work with Bowen’s faculty and administrators to select, organize and schedule programs for each grade level.  Typically, the Committee brings three programs to every classroom.  In addition, CASC presents a Concert Series—one outstanding performing arts program that tours all of Newton’s elementary and middle schools. Often, these performers have played at major national and international venues.
In 2020-21 CASC’s programs will be online and will be benefitting all students affiliated with Bowen, including those in the hybrid and DLA models.
CASC is comprised of parent volunteers and is funded entirely by your donations to the Bowen PTO. The presentations are selected from an approved list of over 200 programs that have been carefully evaluated for quality and alignment with curricula.  Programs include scientists, engineers, naturalists, authors, illustrators, poets, artists, dancers, singers, cultural programs—and more.
We’d love to have your help!  The Creative Arts and Sciences Program is a vital part of our children’s educational experience, but it can only happen with the help and support of our Bowen community. If you are interested in helping to enrich our children’s education, there are several options.
  • Join the Committee. Parents who wish to become involved in planning and implementing these programs are welcome. To learn more, please e-mail the committee chair, Karen Rizner —
  • Attend an event.  Parents are typically welcome to attend all school programs and classroom presentations, however this will not be possible in 2020-21.  Watch the PTO newsletters for details about upcoming events.
  • Contribute to the PTO.  All Creative Arts & Sciences programs are funded by your generous contributions to the Bowen PTO.
Remember, your support is essential—thank you!