Dear McKelvie Families ~
I am looking forward to Sunday at 3:05pm - and I know many of our students are too (Patriots vs. Jaguars)! I hope that every family enjoys a terrific weekend together. This week’s notes are dense, so take your time and check out everything we’ve packed into them. Happy Friday!
New Last Day of School
As of today, we have a total of five days to make up. As a result, our new last day of school is Wednesday, June 20th.
Intramural descriptions for Quarter 3 are posted on the McKelvie website under Intramurals>Q3 Intramural Offerings or by clicking the link below. Signups begin today, January 19th, at 5pm and will remain open until filled or Friday, January 26th, at 3pm, whichever comes first. All intramurals will start during the week of January 29th and run until the week of March 26th. Click HERE to register.
Important Information to Parents: We offered Soccer and Wrestling during Q1 and Q2; however, the coaches are unavailable to offer these sessions during Q3. Intramural offerings are determined each quarter based on facilitator/coach availability and each has its own maximum number of students. Please make sure that you submit only ONE registration per intramural per student as the registration forms are set up to shut down when the session maximum has been reached.
Student Council is pleased to announce its annual school-wide talent show, McKelvie's Got Talent! The show starts at 6pm on Wednesday, January 24th. Treats from the snack shop will be sold for $1.00 but admission is free! You won’t want to miss this fun event!
McKelvie Maskers Auditions
Auditions for the McKelvie school play will be Thursday, Feb 15th and
Friday, Feb 16th, 3:30-5:30. We will be performing Into the Woods Jr. Please prepare a song (preferably a Disney, choral or showtune) and be prepared to dance! Please see Mrs. Coughlin's website to sign up to audition. Questions can be directed to our Director, Nate Sawyer or
New Rock Wall at McKelvie!
A BIG thank you to Bedford First Kids Trust for funding a climbing wall at McKelvie! Thank you, also, to Mr. Chapman and Ms. French for incorporating new skills and activities in Physical Education. Click HERE to see some climbing kids!
School District Dialogue
Community members are invited to a School District Dialogue hosted by Bedford School Board members. The event is on Tuesday, January 23
at the Bedford Town Library from 6-8 p.m. in the Richmond Room. Come share your thoughts, feedback, questions or concerns.
All School Read
We are excited to introduce this year's R.E.A.D. project book pick to our students and parents. Starting Friday, February 2nd we will be reading the book, As Small As An Elephant as an entire school. For a preview of the book, watch the book trailer HERE.
In the book, 11-year-old Jack's life gets turned upside down when his unpredictable mother leaves him on a camping trip and Jack must embark on a journey from Acadia National Park to find his way back home. Here you will find a list of full text reviews if you'd like to take a look.
Since its inception 4 years ago, the R.E.A.D. project has sought to expose students to Reading for Enjoyment and Accepting Differences. We look forward to another successful year in this endeavor! During the R.E.A.D. project, all students will be divided into small groups of 10-12 students and will have the opportunity to have this book read to them by a McKelvie staff member for 30 minutes at the end of the school day. The R.E.A.D. project runs from 2/5 through 2/12 with a kick-off assembly on 2/2.
After reviewing the information on the R.E.A.D. project or the book Small As An Elephant, should you have any questions or would request that your child not participate in this book reading, please contact McKelvie Guidance Department at 472-3951 ext. 22219.
We are excited to share the R.E.A.D. project with McKelvie students this year and look forward to welcoming the author, Jennifer Richard Jacobson, to our school in March.
From the Library
Last Friday, the Allen, Mail, Waldman Pod came to the library for a book character red carpet event. Mrs. Mail announced, with commentary, each character as they "strutted" the red carpet. This anticipated event was a success! Snacks and drinks were served. The costumed book characters introduced themselves, talked to the hosts, and asked questions after walking the red carpet. The hand shaking and verbal manners were impressive. Books that the students created book talks for were displayed on the library tables. Many students have come to the library to check out the books that their peers book talked. Click on Pic. 1, Pic. 2, Pic. 3 and Pic. 4 to see the transformed library and some of the costumed teachers and students! What a great event to encourage reading!
“The Slippery Slope to Substance Abuse” - Join us on Monday, January 29th from 7pm to 8pm at the Bedford Library! Teen Challenge will be presenting their stories. Students and parents welcome.
From the PTG
Panera & PTG – Take a night off from cooking and join us at our Bedford PTG Night at Panera on Thursday, February 1st. Bring your Panera February Flyer anytime between 4-8pm to the Panera at Colby Court and enjoy a night out.
PTG Night at the Monarchs – On Saturday, January 20th at 6:00pm come join the Bedford PTG and the Manchester Monarchs as we host our Marvel Superhero and Villains Night! Participate in our HIGH-FIVE TUNNEL and celebrate your favorite Marvel character! Ticket sales are online only. To order tickets, please visit MONARCHS TICKETS. If you have any questions, please contact Amy Dion at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Principal Winter Reading Night – Dress in your PJ’s, bring a blanket and come listen to all the Bedford Principal’s read you a story. This fun filled event will be held on January 25th at the McKelvie Intermediate School cafeteria. Be sure to bring your admission ticket to enter our book raffle!
Barnes and Noble Days with Bedford PTG – January 26th - 28th join us at the Barnes and Noble Manchester location! Come and look at the many art projects from all Bedford Schools, listen to the performance by the McKelvie music department and listen to stories read by Bedford’s elementary teachers. For more information and to view the schedule of events, please visit Bedford PTG Barnes & Noble.
Yankee Candle – Our Yankee Candle fundraiser is coming soon! The sale starts February 2nd and 40% of sales go back to the PTG! Visit Bedford PTG Yankee Candle for more information and be on the look for the full color brochures coming home soon (K-6) or in the front offices at Lurgio and BHS.
Have a GREAT weekend,
McKelvie Intermediate School
108 Liberty Hill Road
Bedford, NH 03110
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