Dear McKelvie Families ~
Tonight was the Winter Concert for McKelvie! It was AMAZING! A HUGE thank you to everyone who attended. I’m always in awe at how hard our students work and the positive attitude in which they put forth the effort (most of the time). Thank you to our entire community for supporting our school. I am grateful. Below are this week’s notes:
“Ship” Names - This is a new one you should know about (new to us, that is).
There are groups of students (particularly in 6th grade) connecting boys and girls by combining their names. A good famous example is that Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie = Brangelina. While innocent seeming at first, there are many students seeking guidance and school administration because they are afraid that this will happen to them. As you know relationships between adolescents is a challenge at this age. We are encouraging students to self advocate if this happens to them. However, keeping you in the loop will also assist us in maintaining sensitivity between our students.
McKelvie & First Lego League
Congratulations to the following students who participated in a competition at Merrimack High School in November: Mishka Allam, Jatin Balasubramani, Sunny Kovvuri, Shruthi Sriram, & Abhinav Vadali! Click HERE for a great pic!
The McKelvie Select Chorus
A HUGE thank you to the McKelvie Select Chorus for singing at the Crèche, Carol and Cookie event at the Church of Latter Day Saints in Manchester. Click HERE for a photo of the group.
Move-a-thon Police Ride to School
Congratulations to the McKelvie students below who received their police ride to school! Click on their name to see the photo!
Grade 6 Art Club
A BIG shout out to the following students for painting a winter scene near our library:
Sam McGovern, Andrew Sorvillo, Gianna Tennant, Ashley Medeiros, Annika Saarinen, Adelynne Bunie, Court McCombs, Maddy Campbell, Elif Cakir, Caitlin Fitzgerald, Angelina Czoschke, Maya Park, Autumn Patrick & Ava Vikstrom. Click HERE for a great shot of the students!
From the Library
We have a new 1,000 piece challenge in the McKelvie Library! Click HERE to see some students working collaboratively to piece together the state of New Hampshire!
We recently purchased 11 popular fiction audio titles that can be checked out via Destiny Discover. These titles include: The Crossover, Almost Home, Because of Mr. Terupt, The City of Ember, Flying Lessons & Other Stories, Scar Island, Fish in a Tree, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Rules, Out of My Mind, & A Long Walk to Water.
These are single user copies, just as print books are, however the audio is not too robotic and those who have discovered these seem to be enjoying them. These are just the audio (no text) but some have found listening and following along with a print version is helpful. You can download an app via the App Store and the Google Play Store which will allow you to listen to the audio version via a phone, iPad, Kindle, or Nook. Click HERE for further info. Students can check out these titles directly once they are logged into their Chromebooks and their Destiny account. The audiobook loan period is currently 2 weeks just as print books are.
I also want to remind the McKelvie community of Flipster. This is the platfrom we use for our digital periodicals. The link is on the Digtal Resources tab via the McKelvie Library site. These are the 8 digital magazines that we subscribe to. These digital periodicals include: Discover (Science), Sports Illustrated Kids, Boys' Life, Cobblestone (History), Dig into History (History), Discovery Girls, Muse (Science, technology & Arts), & National Geographic Kids. There is a moblie app that can be downloaded for Flipster as well.
From the PTG
We are excited to announce that McKelvie will be offering another Holiday Book Fair this December. The fair will include a large selection of award winning children's books and young adult books with a wide range of topics such as science, sports, fiction, fun trivia, mystery and science fiction. Click HERE to see the AWESOME entrance to the fair!!! Thank you to Karen Sorvillo, Janine Muir, & Jen St. Hilaire!
Our hours of operation are:
Tuesday 12/12 : 8am-5pm
Wednesday 12/13: 8am-5pm
Thursday 12/14: 11am-6:30 pm
Students will be able to purchase books, posters, etc. during lunchtime and free periods. We hope to see you at the Holiday Book Fair.
GIFT CARD FUNDRAISER THANK YOU - The Bedford PTG would like to thank all those who supported our gift card fundraiser. The second and final round of orders will be delivered next week.
AmazonSmile! Did you know that every time you buy on Amazon, you can support the Bedford PTG? Simply visit AmazonSmile 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.
Softball Winter Clinics - GIRLS ONLY
Winter clinics for softball will begin on Saturday, January 13th and continue weekly through mid-March. The workouts will be held at St. Elizabeth Seton from 11:00AM to 12:30PM. Anyone interested in learning the sport of softball is invited to attend no matter what skill level you have. The clinics include throwing, fielding, pitching, catching and hitting drills. Please make sure to bring a bat, glove, sneakers and plenty of water. There is no charge for the clinics and they are conducted by the Bedford High School Softball team. Donations to the team will be accepted but are not mandatory. For additional information contact BHS Varsity Softball Coach Jay Brewster @ 603-377-0439 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Enjoy the snow this weekend,
McKelvie Intermediate School
108 Liberty Hill Road
Bedford, NH 03110
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