Dear McKelvie Families ~
We had Pi day with the 6th grade students this week. Our Math Excel students taught their peers the concept of Pi. As is tradition, successful understanding of the concept ended with a piece of their favorite pie. A BIG thank you to Mr. Donahue for organizing this wonderful activity!
Last Day of School now June 20
The Superintendent announced at Monday's Board Meeting that the last day of school for students is June 20 (as of now). He had a conversation with the NHDOE about the two days we missed school due to the Halloween wind storm this year. Given the circumstances of the storm and our school calendar, we will not have to have students make up those two days at the end of the year.
Spring Food Drive - Community Action Team
Next week, March 19 - 23, the Community Action Team will be collecting food items to benefit the Bedford Food Pantry. While the students have decided on themed days based on the greatest areas of need, we will gratefully accept any donation. Questions can be directed to either email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for your support!
*Monday - Macaroni and Cheese
*Tuesday - Tuna
*Wednesday - Juice
*Thursday - Crackers
*Friday - Free Choice
School Safety Update
On Thursday, March 29th @ 6pm in the Cafe, Superintendent McGee and McKelvie School Administration will be sharing several updates regarding the safety and security of the Bedford School District. They will explain our District Emergency Operations Plan including the Parent Emergency Plan portion. They will discuss recent improvements and answer questions. We hope you can make it.
Animal Rescue League Donations
Girl Scout Troop 12566 is collecting toys for rabbits, hamsters, cats, and dogs as well as hand soap and sanitizer and baby food for kittens. There is a box outside the main office. The collection lasts until the end of April.
This past December 6th, 2017, a viewing of Screenagers was sponsored by IGYB (I've Got Your Back), 8th grade student Hannah Guillemette's anti-bullying and kindness movement. IGYB is happy to offer a 2nd viewing of the condensed student version of the film (47 minutes) on April 4th, 2018 from 6-8 pm in the St. Elizabeth Seton activity center/gym. A parent and student Q&A session hosted by McKelvie School Counselors Priscilla McGinty and Jodi Parsons will follow. Click here for informational flyer.
McKelvie Book Fair
We are PAWS-ITIVELY thrilled to announce that McKelvie will be holding the Spring Book Fair: Paws for Books on the following dates:
Monday 4/2: 8:30-5
Tuesday 4/3: 8:30-6:30
Wednesday 4/4: 8:30-5
Thursday 4/5: 8:30-6:30
Each classroom will be invited to the book fair to come and create a wish list of books they would like to purchase. Also, students will be allowed to buy books during lunch as well as their WIN time provided he/she has a note.
In addition to that, we would love to have staff and students send in a picture of their pet to school to display on a bulletin board outside the book fair entrance. PLEASE INCLUDE the student name and/or staff name and name of the pet. ALL PICTURES MUST BE RECEIVED BY FRIDAY, MARCH 23RD.
KidsVote - RESULTS
A HUGE thank you to the McKelvie kids who voted on Tuesday. The results are below:
If you could select a superpower, which one would you choose?
Invisibility - 41%
Flying - 34%
Super Speed - 19%
Super Strength - 6%
A reminder that conferences will be offered during 3rd quarter. Information on dates and times will come from your child’s teacher.
CONGRATULATIONS to DI Team SSSSAM on their 1st place finish at DI Regionals in Hampton on Saturday. They now advance to States in Bedford next month, The team members are: Sofia DiStefano, Sam Boisvert, Saanvi Shetty, Sravya Kambham, Mahith Narreddy, & Annika Saarinen
From the Library
A big thank you to the students, parents/guardians, and staff members who were able to attend the rescheduled McKelvie Meets @ the Movies event. Thank you also to the McKelvie Student Council for helping with the movie promotion. I think all would agree that the Disney production of A Wrinkle in Time was a great modern interpretation of the 1963 Newbury Award winner! There were numerous differences so it was interesting to compare the movie and the book.
Our 6th "Search Slip" raffle was held for the month of February. The "Search Slips" are filled out with the title of the book, the author's last name, and the call number. This is done when students are looking for a book using the online catalog. The student then has an opportunity to write his/her name on the back of the "Search Slip" and enter a monthly raffle! February's raffle winner was from Ms. Francis' homeroom. Neel Majmundar received a $5.00 gift certificate to a local ice cream establishment. Congrats!
Beginning on Monday, April 9th, during National Library Week 2018, students will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite Great Stone Face Nominee. Students statewide, in grades 4-6, have an opportunity to vote. Students are encouraged to read two or more of the 20 nominees before voting. Click HERE to access a Google Slides presentation of the 20 nominees. Students at McKelvie will have access to a Google Form voting ballot to cast their vote. The McKelvie winner will be announced on Monday, April 16th. The statewide winner will be announced during the month of May. Happy reading!
Have a great weekend!
McKelvie Intermediate School
108 Liberty Hill Road
Bedford, NH 03110
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