Dear McKelvie Families ~
If you are looking for something to do this weekend, consider attending Bedford’s Old Town Day and/or the first annual Art Jam Bridge Fest on Saturday. Both events will be a wonderful opportunity to connect with friends, support the community, and celebrate all that is New Hampshire. This week’s notes are below:
Lost and Found
Found items are stored to the right of the stage in the cafeteria. Please encourage your children to check the shelves and hangers for any lost items. Small items such as jewelry and eyeglasses are kept in the Main Office. Any items LABELED WITH FIRST AND LAST NAME will be returned to homerooms. Please label all school supplies, clothing, sports equipment, and lunch/snack gear.
Please do not drive behind the buses when they are parked at McKelvie for afternoon pickup. This is a considerable safety concern. License plates will be recorded and reported to the Bedford Police.
Unless specifically requested by the classroom teacher, we respectfully ask that forgotten items such as homework, gym clothes, and non-essential items remain at home. Classrooms have been inundated with interruptions and we are trying to curtail those. :) Necessary items such as glasses and teacher requested items are, of course, encouraged!
Just a reminder that student cell phones need to remain off during school hours. We have over 100 phones in the school and they can be accessed with teacher permission at any time. Thank you!
Piano Accompanist Needed
If you or someone you know might be interested in accompanying the McKelvie chorus, please contact Rebecca Coughlin at email@example.com. This position comes with a stipend.
From the Library
There continues to be a steady stream of library users here at McKelvie! It is wonderful seeing the students access all that the McKelvie Library has to offer. Just one of the great new additions to our library this year is access to digital subscription magazines. Be sure to have your child show you the magazines available via EBSCO's Flipster. There are 8 subscriptions that are accessible via the Flipster icon located on the "Digital Resources" tab from the library homepage. Be sure to check the 8 titles out!
Congratulations to our 3rd "Golden Ticket" winner! Click HERE to see Kaitlyn, the book she checked out and her prize. Happy reading, Kaitlyn!
Destination Imagination - Registration Closes 9/29
Destination Imagination is a fun academic program that teaches creativity, problem-solving, collaboration, critical thinking, and management skills through project-based Challenges. These are key skills that all businesses (and colleges) are looking for – the ability to identify challenges and solve them, while leveraging the talents on your team. Designed to complement K-12 education, we offer seven new academic Challenges in the fields of STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics), fine arts, service learning, and early learning. In solving a challenge, students learn the creative process from imagination to innovation and the skills needed to thrive in school, their careers and beyond. Teams can be made up of 2-7 members and must have an adult Team Manager i.e. - a parent or two. We need volunteers and we will train you! The 2017-18 registration is open thru Friday, September 29th. For more info, check out www.nh-di.org; Bedford DI on Facebook, or contact our district coordinator, Marie Russell at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Registration link https://goo.gl/forms/jIdyNwvAp24wVnFt2
Special Education Parent Focus Group
The district is looking to expand the parent volunteers in the Special Education Parent Focus Group, a formal partnership between special education parents and the school community. Parent participants represent each of the schools and encompass all grade levels. Meetings are held monthly on the third Wednesday from 9-10 AM at the SAU office. Discussion and activities support family engagement and improvements in the district special education initiatives. Please contact Chris Lassonde, Director of Special Services (email@example.com). We would love to have more parents join us!
Bedford Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
Please join us as we recognize the Inaugural Class of the Bedford Hall of Fame. The ceremony will take place on Homecoming Day - Saturday, October 21st at 2:00 PM - in the Bedford High School Dining Commons. For more information, and to order tickets, please click HERE.
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Meadow Farms Gifts, Wrap and More
Our popular Gifts, Wrap & More fundraiser is underway. Brochures, with ordering details, should have come home with elementary students last week. Families, students, and staff at McKelvie, RAL and BHS will be able to order online via this link McK-RAL-BHS Ordering Link
All orders are due by Monday, 10/2 and product will direct to your home. 40% of sales are donated back to our schools!
Wonder What The PTG Is And What We Do?
Check us out at Bedford Olde Towne Day on Saturday, September 23rd from 10am-3pm. Learn more about school programs and community events sponsored by the PTG, meet our Bulldog, and see how you can be involved.
Support the PTG
Our support drive is under way and if you’d like to make a donation to the PTG you can do so via PayPal by visiting our website www.bedfordptg.org. Donations via check can be made out to Bedford PTG and returned to school with students in the PTG support envelops that have been sent home. With your support we are able to put over $65,000/year in programs and events into our schools!!
Meet the Principals Event
You are invited to join the PTG and the Principals from all six schools at our annual "Coffee with the Principals" event on Wednesday, September 27th from 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. at BCTV (10 Meetinghouse Road). This is a great opportunity to hear what each school has in store for the year. There will be a Q & A following the presentation. Light refreshments will be served and your young children are welcome to attend.
Looking To Volunteer
Volunteer forms were sent home with students in grades K - 8. Please be sure to return these forms in order to receive notifications of volunteer opportunities in your school. Volunteer forms can be downloaded from the PTG website. Bedford High School volunteer opportunities are available by contacting Andrea Ahlstrom via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. PTG volunteers logged over 23,000 hours last year, earning each of the six schools the Blue Ribbon Award for excellence in volunteering. We'd love to have you join us!
New To Bedford?
The PTG will host a welcome for all new families to Bedford. This open house style event will take place on Wednesday, October 4th at the Bedford Town Library at 9:30am or 6:30pm. Families new to the district will be receiving invitations in the mail. Representatives and/or Administration from all 6 schools will be on hand. Families can learn about school events/programs and town happenings. Light refreshments will be served and your children are welcome to attend. If you have any questions or would like to attend this event please contact Aneesa Fallon at email@example.com
School Sponsorship Opportunity - 10/6 deadline
This year marks the 11th anniversary of the Intermediate School's Move-a-thon. If you own a business or know someone who does, we are seeking business/corporate sponsors this year. Attached is an informational letter and a sponsorship form. If you are interested or have questions, please contact one of our outstanding committee members (listed below).
Cindy Detscher - firstname.lastname@example.org
Liz Purnell - email@example.com
Jen Cassidy - firstname.lastname@example.org
Lisa Wolfinger - email@example.com
Jen Theodore - firstname.lastname@example.org
Jen Spector - email@example.com
Kristen Wenzel - Kristen.Wenzel@comcast.net
Sarah Lacroix - firstname.lastname@example.org
Jodi Parsons - email@example.com
Jen Asdot - firstname.lastname@example.org
McKelvie Intermediate School
108 Liberty Hill Road
Bedford, NH 03110
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