Dear McKelvie Families ~
Have you ever made breakfast for 100? Well - thanks to the efforts of our students, Mrs. Asdot and I made pancakes for the students in the Conner, Oliveira, Francis, & Parnell homerooms. These kids were super thankful and very gracious. They were also REALLY hungry! Anyway, it was a terrific way to start our day. Special thanks to Mrs. Roy, Mrs. Gould, Mrs. Parsons, and Ms. McGinty for helping out (Do you really think the two of us could pull this off alone?). Below are the notes for this week:
Mr. Fournier's MAT Challenge
This is the last weekend to collect sponsors for the Move-A-Thon. Ask your neighbors, family, and friends to support this year's Move-A-Thon. We are excited to announce that if our school raises $40,000 in the Move-A-Thon, Recycled Percussion will come to our Move-A-Thon assembly and include Mr. Fournier in their drumming performance. Let's get moving and raise funds!
Students can start bringing in their Move-A-Thon equipment on Monday. If you take the bus, for this event only, Move-A-Thon equipment can come in on the bus. If your child is riding their scooter, ripstick or skateboard they must wear a helmet to participate. Rollerblading has additional safety requirements. For a full list of equipment needed for Track Activities (i.e. scooter, ripstick, Skateboard, and Rollerblading) click HERE.
National Distinguished Principal
A HUGE thank you for the McKelvie community supporting me as I traveled to DC last week. Click HERE to see a photo of the NDP’s from every state.
Reminder that intramurals for Quarter 1 end during the week ofOctober 23rd. Intramural descriptions for Quarter 2 will be posted on Wed, October 25th, and signups begin on Friday, October 27, at 5pm and will remain open until filled or Friday, November 3, at 3pm, whichever comes first.
From the Library
The library continues to be a busy place with students and staff! Be sure to click HERE to see Ms. French (one of our PE teachers) reading a professional text during her plan block. Please be sure to notice the new addition to our library! The Yogibo MAX was donated by a friend of Tammy Kiesewetter, who works for Yogibo. The students love to read and relax in this amazing donation. HERE is an image of 6th grade students using the Chromebases working on a book project.
BeBOLD Speaker Series
Dr. Carolyn Morgan will be presenting her “Growing Resilience Program” at the Bedford Public Library on Monday, October 30th from 7pm to 8pm. Click HERE for more info.
Red Ribbon Week
Next Monday though Friday we will be promoting Red Ribbon Week. The Red Ribbon Campaign is a national program providing drug awareness and prevention. We will have daily, age-appropriate announcements and activities relating to helping students make healthy choices and staying drug and alcohol free. For more information, check out RedRibbon.org
Bedford Goes Red
Join the Bedford Community and support our efforts in battling addiction. Let’s light up our homes and businesses in red between 10/23 - 10/31. Click HERE for more information.
Pat’s Peak Ski Program
This is a five-week Learn to Ski or Snowboard series for students in grades 1-8. The program runs Friday, January 5, 12, 19, 26 and February 2. Rentals are available. You must provide your own transportation. To sign up: www.patspeak.com/LTSR . Select "Learn to Ski and Ride".
Login info: 3:30 PM lessons: bedford3302018 or 4:30 PM lessons: bedford4302018
Registration deadline will be November 15th. Contact Kim Ahnen at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 918-0110 with any questions. Join the Bedford NH Pats Peak Ski and Ride 2018 Facebook page for more information.
Grade 6 Art Club
A HUGE thank you to the McKelvie Art Club for painting our district’s Bull Dog! Click HERE to see the work of: Seated from left to right: Angelina Czoschke, Autumn Patrick, Adelynne Bunie, Ashley Medeiros, Caitlin Fitzgerald, Court McCombs, Annika Saarinen, Standing from left to right: Madeline Campbell, Elif Cakir, Gianna Tennant, Maya Park, Sam McGovern, & Andrew Sorvillo!
Spirit Week: October 23rd - 27th
The week of the Move-A-Thon will be Spirit Week at McKelvie. For our students and families that like to plan ahead, our spirit days will be the following:
Monday - McKelvie School Colors Day (wear Blue and Yellow)
Tuesday - Sports Theme Day (wear your favorite team's colors or jersey)
Wednesday - Wear Red Day (in recognition of "National Red Ribbon Week" also October 23-27)
Thursday - [MOVE-A-THON Day] - wear your MAT shirt or bright orange.
Friday - Rest and Recover Day (wear your comfiest sweats or rock your coolest pajamas)
Suicide Prevention Training:
Bedford School District professionals will be conducting a suicide prevention training, open to all community members, on Thursday, October 26th, 5:30-8:30 at BHS. Please contact Zanna Blaney at email@example.com with any questions regarding this workshop.
From the PTG
It’s getting to be that time of year for buying gifts and the Bedford PTG is here to help with our ANNUAL GIFT CARD FUNDRAISER! A gift card is the perfect gift for any occasion! For every gift card you buy, a percentage of the value of the card is donated by the sponsoring retailer to our schools while 100% of the value of the card that you purchased is available for you to spend! Order forms will be sent home with children in grades K-8 on October 20th. For those students attending BHS, or for those who would like to download an order form please click here, Gift Card Order Form. For more information about this program, click here Gift Card Program. HAPPY SHOPPING!
Amazon smile! Speaking of buying gifts, did you know that every time you buy on Amazon, you can support the Bedford PTG? Simply visit https://smile.amazon.com/ and select “Bedford NH PTG” as the organization that you’d like to support. Now, every time you shop at smile.amazon.com, Amazon will donate a percentage to the Bedford PTG.
SAVE THE DATE - COFFEE WITH SUPERINTENDENT CHIP MCGEE - Thursday, November 2nd 9:30 – 10:30am. Join us at BCTV (10 Meetinghouse Road, Bedford), with our special guest Superintendent Chip McGee, for a brief overview of current happenings in the district followed by a Q&A. Light refreshments will be served and your children are welcome to attend.
PTG NIGHT OUT AT PANERA BREAD - The Bedford PTG would like to announce our new monthly event which will take place on the first Thursday of each month beginning November 2nd 4-8pm. If you choose to dine at Panera at Colby Court, a percentage of the proceeds will be donated back to the Bedford School District. A hardcopy of their flyer must be turned in and electronic versions not accepted. You can find a copy of the flyer here: Panera Flyer
MARK YOUR CALENDARS!! - Our annual Ski and Skate Sale will take place on Saturday, November 18th from 9AM-2PMat Bedford High School. Drop off items for consignment onFriday, November 17th from 5PM - 8PM. Visit our Ski and Skate Sale page to find out more information.
HELP THE PTG - Help the PTG continue to bring exciting programs/speakers to our schools like Eyes on Owls, Abenaki Story Tellers, T.I.G.E.R. Anti-Bullying performance, Ed Gerety Youth Speaker, and Chris Herren Motivational Speaker. These events cannot happen without the support from parents and teachers in the Bedford community. There is still time to help, simply click on the PayPal link at www.bedfordptg.org to make a donation or send in a check payable to Bedford PTG in an enveloped marked “PTG Support” with your name, email address and child’s school. Bedford PTG appreciates your support.
Have a great weekend,
McKelvie Intermediate School
108 Liberty Hill Road
Bedford, NH 03110
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