Dear McKelvie Families ~
One more week until Spring Break. If you have a chance, please stop by our Lost and Found to collect those winter coats, hats, gloves, and other miscellaneous items! They will be donated during break. Below are this week’s notes:
Morning Drop Off
Please reduce your speed when dropping off in the morning. We have received several complaints that cars are driving too fast.
School Play - Save the Date
Under the direction of Nate Sawyer and Musical Director Rebecca Coughlin, the McKelvie Drama Club will be performing Into the Woods, Jr. Performances are May 4th @ 7pm and May 5th @ 1pm and 6pm. Tickets will be $7 each. Ticket sales will begin next week - more information to come.
GIRLS SOFTBALL: Mondays, 3:30-4:30pm, starting Monday, April 30th, and running through Monday, June 11th. (Min participants:20 Max participants: 26 - Please note: if we do not have at least 20 girls, we will not be able to run this intramural.) Click HERE to register.
Save the Date! May 18th is Grandparents’ Day at McKelvie. This generally takes place from 9:30am until 11:30am. More information to come.
Student Council Spirit Day
Student Council is hosting Freaky Friday on April 20th. Students are encouraged to wear funny, non-matching clothes. Dress code applies. Questions can be directed to Student Council Advisors’ Mike Brown (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Carolyn Mail (email@example.com).
We will begin offering a grab and go breakfast for students starting May 2nd. Meals will be available for sale between 7:45am and 8:20am in the Cafe (for Before School Program) and then at 9:40am when students enter the building. Questions can be directed to Cyndi Parker at firstname.lastname@example.org. Click HERE for details.
Book Fair Thank You
An ENORMOUS thank you to all of the volunteers who helped at this year’s Book Fair. Thanks to your support and their efforts, the PTG had $11,268.05 in gross sales!
Please keep those box tops coming in! We are always collecting! Questions can be directed to Stephanie Richard at Spare111778@aol.com.
Grade 6 Art Club
A BIG thanks to our Art Club students for their spring mural. Click HERE to see their smiling faces. Front: Ayeza Shah, Nicolette Rago, Aparna Thandapani, Ella Dakos, Lily Justic, Nicki Basur, & Aidan Sevigny. Standing in Back: Grace Krueger, Kaylee Snyder, Faye Shaughnessy, Maggie Roberts, Nicole Fletcher, Megan Carroll, Sharon Boucher, & Will Helmke
From the Library
Today we wrapped up the annual Great Stone Face Voting at McKelvie. Students had an opportunity to vote for their favorite Nominee out of 20 selected by children's librarians throughout the state! Students voted by Google Form. The McKelvie winner will be announced on Monday and the New Hampshire statewide winner will be announced in May. Stay tuned!
April break is approaching quickly! The library is looking for photos of where books went over break. I would love to have photographs of books with their readers to display in the library windows with the caption "Oh, The Places Our Books Go!" This can be as simple as snapping a photograph with a McKelvie reader and book in a comfy spot at home in Bedford to a McKelvie reader and book on a beach in the tropics. Email the picture with your child's name and the location to email@example.com. I will print and display all of the pictures I receive! Thank you in advance for participating! I can't wait to see where books travel over break.
Faculty Basketball Game - SAVE THE DATE
The Community Action Team (CAT) is hosting our 5th annual staff basketball game to benefit Children's Hospital at Dartmouth (CHaD)!
Friday, May 11, 2018
Doors @ 6:00
Game @ 6:30
Bedford High School Gym. More information to come.
Bedford DI Rocked at the Destination Imagination State Tournament
Bedford DI took home 9 of the top spots at the State Destination Imagination tournament in Bedford High School on
April 7th. Teams had already presented at regional tournaments in Hampton, Swanzey and Goffstown to qualify for States. Teams presented solutions to challenges in many areas of STEM, as well as arts and community services projects. Team SSSSAM won 1st place in the Project Outreach challenge for their
recycling efforts in the McKelvie cafeteria. McKelvie Intermediate had an additional 3 teams who placed 2nd; The 5 Leaf Clovers, The Mindblowers, and Animal Brigade. Teams are now organizing many fundraisers to help offset the cost of getting to the Global Finals in Knoxville, TN next month and appreciate
Destination Imagination - Shoes, Bags & Belt Drive Starts Monday
Bedford DI are having a special drive through Ecosmith Recyclers. From now until May 25th, you can donate all your old shoes, bags and belts (any condition) in the marked boxes in our school lobby. This items must be placed in a special blue bag. This is a great way to get your spring cleaning under way, while helping raise funds for the teams heading to Global Finals in Knoxville, TN. Reminder, clothing, fabrics, stuffed animals etc can always be donated in the bin in the parking lot. We appreciate your support. For more info, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
From the PTG
COLOR BLAST SUNDAY JUNE 3RD 9:30AM - Don’t miss your chance to get in on the colorful fun. This year our route is shorter and great for everyone in your family! Click here to register and visit our Color Blast Fun Run website for event details including sponsorship and volunteering opportunities. Registerby Friday, May 4th to take advantage of our reduced pricing and purchase a Color Blast t-shirt and swag bag including drawstring bag, sunglasses, bandana, and your own color bag to throw at the start of the race!
SCHOOL SUPPLY KIT PROGRAM UPDATE - Due to unforeseen circumstances with our supplier, PTG will be unable to offer pre-purchased school supply kits to families for 2018/19 school year. Teachers will still provide supply lists that families can utilize to shop on their own for supplies before the start of the school year.
Please note that we will be working on finding an alternative and we hope to re-introduce this program next spring for 2019/20 school year supplies. Thank you for your understanding as we continue to work to find the best supplier to meet Bedford School District’s needs.
FISHER CATS DISCOUNTED TICKETS - Join the PTG for a fun family afternoon with the Fisher Cats on May 20th. Arrive early for the High Five Tunnel and stay late to run the bases.
Click HERE for more information and to order tickets. Return order form with check payable to NH Fisher Cats to school by May 11th. Tickets will be available at the Will Call window on 5/20.
Enjoy the weekend,
McKelvie Intermediate School
108 Liberty Hill Road
Bedford, NH 03110
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