Welcome to Hammett Bowen, Jr. Elementary School

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Welcome to Hammett Bowen Jr. Elementary School's website. Our students, staff, and parents work as a team to assure that our students are successful. We will continue to strive for excellence. Our vision at Hammett Bowen is to provide an educationally rich environment where each individual of the school is valued, respected, and encouraged to reach his/her fullest potential as a productive citizen.

At Hammett Bowen, our mission is to create a safe and supportive environment that embraces the cultural and educational diversity of students and staff; while promoting an environment where learning is valued, nurtured, and where stakeholders are motivated to do their personal best. Self-discipline and high expectations will be reflected in all aspects of the school community; in behavior, student work, and meaningful relationships that are built between students, families, and the staff. Hammett Bowen Jr. Elementary is a model for a strong school and community program dedicated to educating the whole child.

See the Newsletter link under "Parent's Corner" menu at the top.

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Click here to read the Parent Handbook.

Click here for kindergarten registration information.



Don't forget our PTO fundraising partner, Shoparoo! With the FREE Shoparoo app, all you have to do to help us support our school is take pictures of your grocery receipts with your phone! This includes ANY grocery store, supercenter, club store, dollar store, drug store, convenience store, beauty supply store, pet supply store or toy store!! WOW, you can help us raise money by simply taking a picture of those receipts! How easy is that??? Hammett Bowen receives a donation for EVERY grocery receipt picture taken using the free Shoparoo app! Lets all get together and help support our school!

Just follow these steps:

  1. Download the free Shoparoo app from the Apple App Store of from Google Play Store
  2. Open the app and choose our school as your cause
  3. Take those pictures of your grocery receipts!
  4. To help us raise even more money, invite your friends, other parents, extended family to participate!

Thanks for helping our PTO help our school!

Federal and state laws require all public school districts to annually compile School Public Accountability Reports. The NCLB-SPAR report contains information about the progress of Florida’s public schools.  In addition, the report details how well our district and schools are meeting the federal requirements of NCLB. This report also reflects our progress toward meeting State Standards.

To see our school's report card, see the School Public Accountability Report (SPAR):


Click here to read the Parent Handbook

Another great way to get information about Hammett Bowen Jr. Elementary School is to join our e-mail list! Click here to join!

Notice to Parents and Guardians

There are safety procedures regarding visitor/volunteer sign-in. A computer system in the front office requires visitors/volunteers to enter his/her name and choose a reason for being on campus. The system then automatically prints out a name badge. You MUST show a current picture ID when signing in. Keep this information in mind when visiting and please allow for the extra time needed when signing in. Also, remember that visitors are required to sign out through this system, since it keeps track of each visitor's time spent on campus. Thank you for your patience!

School Safety

Hammett Bowen Elementary School is concerned about safety - bus safety, parking lot safety, playground safety, grounds safety, and personal safety. Please don't be offended if we ask you to park in a different location, walk inside the crosswalk, or show a picture ID when picking up a child. We all have to show our children we are concerned about safety issues.

Additionally, parents are not allowed to walk their children to class in the morning or pick them up at the classroom at the end of the school day. Walkers who are met by parents are to be picked up at the west side of the school on the sidewalk area and must have a school issued card with them in order to get their child. Parents must remain in the car line with a school-issued pick-up card visible through their front windshield. These cards are available at the front desk.

Parents, this is just a reminder that students can arrive at 7:20 AM. We are serving breakfast until 7:40 AM. Those who arrive after that will not be able to eat breakfast, so please be on time. Students who are car riders in the afternoon need to be picked up no later than 2:30 PM. Thank you again for your assistance.

We're bragging on our Bears! Check out the Brag Board to see what our teachers and students are up to!

The Marion County School Library Media Programs have created a website with suggested lists of "great reads" for our K-12 students. Access the Children's Page by clicking on the link below.
Marion County Public Library Children's Page

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Registration for the Parent Portal continues. You must register at your child's school and provide a valid photo ID to the Portal Registration Clerk. The school will provide you an account number and PIN on a printout with instructions on how to activate your account from the Internet. For more details about the Parent Portal, please click on the following links:

Welcome Page to the Parent Portal

Account Activation to the Parent Portal

FAQ / Parent Resources about the Parent Portal

Current News Stories

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  • 8-14 Orientation 8:30am to 10:00am
    8-17 First Day for Students 7:45am

    Student Day: 7:45AM - 2:05PM
    Breakfast Served: 7:20-7:40AM
    Teacher Day: 7:05AM - 2:50PM
    Early Release Time: 12:05PM
    Office Hours: 7:00AM-3:30PM
    Breakfast and Lunch: Free for all children
    Adult Lunches: $2.75

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