Friday, June 22, 2018

6.22.18



Dear McKelvie Families ~

It has been two days since the students have departed and the building is quiet. However, the number of maintenance projects going on will be in full swing starting next week. As a result, there will be a different kind of busy for us!

I would like to end the year with a Ted Talk that I sent out at the start of the year. I wonder if your child has moved along this continuum as a result of their year of learning? Click HERE for this 6 minute video. It’s a good watch, regardless.

Lost & Found
Items have been bagged and are ready to be donated on Friday, June 29th. If you would like to search for an item, the bags will be available next week Monday-Thursday outside the Main Office.

Grade 6 Chromebook Purchase - 32 students left!
Click HERE for the steps that need to be taken for your child to access a Chromebook for 7th grade. From personal experience, this is a great deal and VERY easy!

From the Library
Help your child(ren) prevent the "summer slide" by visiting the McKelvie Library homepage! Click HERE to visit the "Summer Reading" tab. You will find OPTIONAL summer reading opportunities, a link to the Bedford Public Library catalog, helpful reading websites, as well as an informative "summer slide" infographic from Scholastic. Remember summer reading is reading for FUN. Enjoy!

Congratulations to our 10th "Search Slip" winner of the 2017-2018 school year! Shannen Holohan from Mrs. Thornton's class had her slip drawn on Monday afternoon. All of the "Search Slips" from June were collected and hers was drawn. Shannen received a $5.00 gift certificate for a cool, sweet treat!

Thank you to all of the first McKelvie Summer Book Swap participants! There were numerous participants that donated books to the swap and as a result were able to choose 1-2 books. These students are able to get a jump start on summer reading! Congratulations to Theodore Burdick! His ticket was drawn from all of the summer book swap tickets that were issued when books were donated.

Click HERE to see Shannen and Theodore on the last day of 6th grade with their prizes from the library!

FACS End of Year News!
The FACS Ultimate sandwich unit provides the opportunity to incorporate newly learned nutritional guidelines, food preparation techniques, and technology skills in an innovative way. Every 6th grade student was asked to create a unique food innovation and design a poster. Over 350 sandwiches were reviewed and the top ten chosen by our sponsor at Chipolte in Bedford NH.

Honorable mention: Ryan Leshner,Taylor Guibord, Thomas Braga, Lana Mccarthy, Paige Zimmerman, Steele Lambert, Shruthi Sriam
3rd place winner and a $10 gift card - Lauren Prothuru - “The Italian “
2nd place winner and a $10 gift card -Juanita Ariza - Brie Cheese and Apple Sandwich

The 2017-18 Ultimate Sandwich Winner and $25 gift card - Matt Kellar - “ A Breakfast Delight” When asked why this sandwich was chosen… it was because the design was straightforward, colorful, bold, healthy and well balanced.
Congratulations to all the winners.

Have a GREAT summer,

Michael Fournier
Principal
McKelvie Intermediate School
108 Liberty Hill Road
Bedford, NH 03110
603.472.3951 (W)
603.472.4503 (F)
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Friday, June 15, 2018

6.15.18


Dear McKelvie Families ~

This is the last Friday of the academic year and I am in awe at how much your children have grown. This is not just true academically, but physically as well. It is a privilege to watch them grow day in and day out. Just a reminder that next week is a short three days. For future planning, click HERE for the 2018/19 calendar.


Also - A Happy Father’s Day to all you dads out there!


Last Day of School
June 20th. Dismissal at 1:15 sharp. No After School Program. No After School Activities.

Grade 5 Field Day & Chucksters - IMPORTANT
Due to the hot weather, humidity, and potential for thunderstorms, we have MOVED both Field Day and Chucksters to TUESDAY, June 19th.

Lunch Changes
MONDAY: (ALL Students!)
Chicken Patty on a w/g Roll (Crispy OR Spicy)
Fresh Romaine Caesar Salad
Seasoned Sweet Corn
Fresh Broccoli Trees
Baked Chips
Fresh Fruit
Fruit Cup
Milk

TUESDAY: (1/2 6th grade only)
Personal Pan Pizza
Fresh Baby Carrots
Seasoned Sugar Snap Peas
Fresh Fruit
Fruit Cup
Milk

Reading Street Books - A Momento
As you may know, McKelvie will be implementing two new Reading Programs next year. In keeping with School Board Policy DN, we are in the process of re-homing our current reading materials. If your child (or neighbor) would like to keep a copy of their Reading Street textbook, please contact your child’s teacher. We will send them home.

From the Library
ALL McKelvie Library materials were due on Wednesday, June 13th! Please have your child log into his/her Destiny library account to make sure all items are turned in. Your help with this is appreciated!

Help your child(ren) prevent the "summer slide" by visiting the McKelvie Library homepage! Click HERE to visit the "Summer Reading" tab. You will find OPTIONAL summer reading opportunities, a link to the Bedford Public Library catalog, helpful reading websites, as well as an informative "summer slide" infographic from Scholastic. Remember summer reading is reading for FUN. Enjoy!

If your child brought in a book or books for the McKelvie Summer Book Swap, please remind him/her to come to the library with this issued ticket(s) on Monday or Tuesday of next week! There are some great books to select from. Thank you to all of the participants. This swap has helped to keep bookshelves at home current!

Destination Imagination Says Thank You!
Bedford DI would like to thank everyone for their support during their recent fundraising efforts to help cover the cost of getting 8 teams to Global Final in Knoxville, TN. The blue bag shoe drive is over, but you may continue to drop your shoes and clothing donations in the Ecosmith bins, in any school parking lot, 356 days a year.

Bedford Education Foundation
SAVE THE DATE
BEF Fall Gala Celebration
Honoring Bedford Schools' Champion, Bill Greiner
Featuring musical performances by the Ross A. Lurgio Jazz Band
We will be selling individual tickets as well as tables!
Date: Saturday, October 20, 2018
Location (new local venue): Noah's, 379 South River Road, Bedford
The Bedford Education Foundation welcomes the energy of new volunteers! Please be in touch by sending an email to info@befnh.org for more information about volunteering with the foundation or attending the upcoming event!

From the PTG
PTG COORDINATOR OPPORTUNITES FOR 2018/19:
Looking for some great opportunities to volunteer next year? The PTG has several district level positions available…

District Gift Wrap Coordinator-Work with PTG VP Fundraising and our current Gift Wrap supplier (Meadow Farms) to set up and organize the fundraiser. Coordinate with school level coordinators the distribution, collection and processing of order forms.

Elementary Level Opportunities Reaching Kids (O.R.K.) Coordinator -Responsible for coordinating the O.R.K. programming (such as Eyes On Owls, Tanglewood Marionettes & Bat Presentations) at Memorial, Peter Woodbury, AND Riddle Brook elementary schools. Track programing and budget, ensure payment delivery, and communicate within and between all 3 elementary schools.

District Book Fair Coordinator - Work with school level coordinators and Scholastic to organize the Spring book fair. Keep school coordinators informed of budgets and other book fair details. Assist with book fair deposits to bank. Prior book fair experience helpful but not necessary.

Have a GREAT weekend,

Michael Fournier
Principal
McKelvie Intermediate School
108 Liberty Hill Road
Bedford, NH 03110
603.472.3951 (W)
603.472.4503 (F)
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Friday, June 8, 2018

6.8.18


Dear McKelvie Families ~

Next week is our last full week of school. I have been grateful for the cooler weather given how late we are going in June. I know that these last days can be stressful. My hope is that we maintain a routine that keeps kids focused and engaged. Thank YOU for all that you do to assist and affirm these efforts on our behalf. Below are this week’s notes:

McKelvie Needs a Secretary
If you or someone you know is interested in a School Secretary position, please click HERE to apply. This is a full time, full year (yes, summers) position. Position starts with 2 weeks paid vacation and twelve paid vacation days.

Last Day of School
June 20th. Dismissal at 1:15 sharp. No After School Program. No After School Activities.

Homework Club
Last Day of Homework Club is Wednesday, June 13th.

Student Council Hosts Movie Night
The McKelvie Student Council is hosting The Black Panther on Wednesday, June 13th from 3:30pm to 6pm. Tickets are $2 with snacks and drinks at $1 each. Click HERE for more information. Permission slip required

Music & Technology Make an Impact
A huge thank you to Heather Noonan and the PTG for bringing award winning composer, producer, and recording artist Brent Daniels to McKelvie for a 5th grade Music Technology Show. Brent taught the students about the relationship between different technologies we have access to and the creation of music with sounds. With the help of our 5th grade volunteers, Brent composed an original song that kept students and adults singing and humming for the rest of the day!

Grade 6 Science Fair
Click HERE to see Mrs. Ouellette and her students as they prepared to present their Science Fair Projects. Both students and teachers worked hard to put together this day!

Grade 5 Guest Speaker
Throughout the last few weeks, NH Fish and Game, has visited all fifth grade classes to do a presentation on the Wonders of Wildlife in wetlands to help us prepare for the Estuary field trip. For a photo of the Mazzella/Facques pod enjoying this hands on presentation click HERE.

Bedford Police Open House
The BPD will be hosting an Open House on Tuesday, June 12th from 6pm to 8pm at the Safety Complex. Click HERE for more information.

From the Library
Calling back all McKelvie Library Materials! It is that time of the school year when all library materials need to be turned in. Your child knows how to access his/her library account to see what is checked out. ALL materials are due back this Wednesday, June 13th! Thank you in advance for your help with this!

A "Lunch and Learn" session will be held on Friday, June 15th for all interested 5th & 6th grade students. Carla Ferreira, Assistant Librarian at the Bedford Public Library Children's Department, will be here to discuss the summer reading program as well as the opportunity to become a Jr. Librarian. She will be holding 4 sessions during lunch times. Interested students wil be allowed to carry their lunch from the cafeteria or bring their lunch to the library to listen and learn! We hope to see many readers at this event!

This year on Monday, June 18th and Tuesday, June 19th, we will be holding our first ever Summer Book Swap! This will help update bookshelves at home and keep kiddos reading over the summer! On Thursday, June 14th and Friday, June 15th, students will be able to bring in 1-2 gently used, grade level appropriate books to have at the swap. In exchange for the books, the students will receive a blue ticket for each book brought in for the swap. Beginning on Monday, June 18th, students can come with their blue tickets to exchange it/them for a book or two! This will hopefully get them excited about reading over the summer months! Thank you in advance for your support as we try our first McKelvie Summer Book Swap.

From the PTG
BEDFORD PTG COLOR BLAST FUN RUN/WALK THANK YOU - The Bedford PTG Color Blast was an amazing success and we want to extend a huge thank you to all of the participants as well as the many volunteers who made the event outstanding! Check out our FACEBOOK page for some great pictures.

BHS PARKING SPACE RAFFLE! $10 Donation Per Entry. The PTG is raffling off TWO prime guaranteed parking spaces in the top lot for the 2018-2019 school year. You must have a valid license and a vehicle sometime during the 2018-2019 school year to be eligible to WIN! Simply fill out the number of entries you'd like to make and return the form with cash or check payable to “Bedford PTG” to BHS school office by June 13th. Winners will be notified before the end of the year.

*All funds raised through this raffle support programming & events in Bedford schools*
Raffle form

PTG COORDINATOR OPPORTUNITES FOR 2018/19:
Looking for some great opportunities to volunteer next year? The PTG has several district level positions available…

District Gift Wrap Coordinator-Work with PTG VP Fundraising and our current Gift Wrap supplier (Meadow Farms) to set up and organize the fundraiser. Coordinate with school level coordinators the distribution, collection and processing of order forms.

Program Research Coordinator-Help the PTG find new educational and enriching programs to bring into our schools. PTG funds author visits, artists, singers, performance groups, animal encounters and so much more. We are always looking for new ideas to possibly bring to our schools and students. We are looking for someone to help us research and find these exciting opportunities.

Elementary Level Opportunities Reaching Kids (O.R.K.) Coordinator -Responsible for coordinating the O.R.K. programming (such as Eyes On Owls, Tanglewood Marionettes & Bat Presentations) at Memorial, Peter Woodbury, AND Riddle Brook elementary schools. Track programing and budget, ensure payment delivery, and communicate within and between all 3 elementary schools.

District Book Fair Coordinator - Work with school level coordinators and Scholastic to organize the Spring book fair. Keep school coordinators informed of budgets and other book fair details. Assist with book fair deposits to bank. Prior book fair experience helpful but not necessary.

If you are interested in any of these roles or would like more information please emailbedfordnhptg@gmail.com

YEAR IN REIVEW WITH SUPERINTENDENT MCGEE - If you were not able to attend our Year in Review with Superintendent McGee, you can watch the presentation by following this link Bedford PTG Meeting with Chip McGee, Superintendent of Schools 5-30-18

PTG THANK YOU…As we close out another school year, the Bedford PTG would like to extend our appreciation and thanks to all of our volunteers who selflessly give their time, talents and donations to support our events throughout the school year. It is due to our amazing volunteers that we can provide so many enriching programs to Bedford students.

Have a GREAT weekend,

Michael Fournier
Principal
McKelvie Intermediate School
108 Liberty Hill Road
Bedford, NH 03110
603.472.3951 (W)
603.472.4503 (F)
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Friday, June 1, 2018

6.1.18


Dear McKelvie Families ~

Today is June 1st and the reality of summer has arrived! I think it is a group effort to keep our eyes on the ball and remain productive for the month. The teachers have many lessons and field trips as well as end-of-year activities planned. We will be working hard to keep focus on academics (with some fund sprinkled in, of course). Below are the notes for this week!

Last Day of School
June 20th. Dismissal at 1:15 sharp. No After School Program. No After School Activities.

Homework Club
Last Day of Homework Club is Wednesday, June 13th.

Student Council Hosts Movie Night
The McKelvie Student Council is hosting The Black Panther on Wednesday, June 13th from 3:30pm to 6pm. Tickets are $2 with snacks and drinks at $1 each. Click HERE for more information. Permission slip required.

McKelvie Kitchen News
The kitchen has some new & exciting lunches on the menu next week so come down and check them out!

BBQ Day, Tuesday June 5th - BBQ chicken drumsticks, our own homemade corn bread and homemade potato salad, fresh steamed corn on the cob, watermelon and milk.

Build Your Own Burrito Bowl, Friday June 8th - This popular lunch is back! Fill your bowl with brown rice, Tex-Mex flavored chicken, cilantro lime black beans, homemade pico de gallo, sliced avocado, some additional veggie options to choose from, fresh fruit and milk.

From the Library
Congrats to 6th grader Ally Churbuck from Mrs. Allen's homeroom! She was the 9th "Search Slip" winner for the month of May. Ally had her "Search Slip" filled out correctly and entered it into the monthly drawing. She won a $5.00 gift certificate to put towards a treat at a local ice cream establishment. Enjoy a cool treat, Ally!

We are going to hold our first annual Summer Book Swap for students @ the McKelvie Library on June 18th & 19th. Be thinking of 1 or 2 gently used, grade level appropriate, books that you might be able to send in. Stay tuned for further information coming next Friday.

A "Lunch and Learn" session will be held on Friday, June 15th for all interested 5 & 6 grade students. Carla Ferreira, Assistant Librarian at the Bedford Public Library Children's Department, will be here to discuss the summer reading program as well as the opportunity to become a Jr. Librarian. She will be having 4 sessions during lunch times. Interested students will be allowed to carry their lunch from the cafeteria or bring their lunch to the library to listen and learn!

BHS Girls’ Basketball Clinic
The BHS girls’ basketball team will be hosting a series of skills clinics on Thursday evenings in July. (The first one is actually on June 28th.) The clinics are for any girls entering 3rd through 9th grade and no basketball experience is required. Please see THIS FLYER for more information.
Have a GREAT weekend,

Michael Fournier
Principal
McKelvie Intermediate School
108 Liberty Hill Road
Bedford, NH 03110
603.472.3951 (W)
603.472.4503 (F)
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Tuesday, May 29, 2018

5.29.18



Dear McKelvie Families ~

We had an OUTSTANDING Memorial Day Assembly Thursday morning. With Friday and Monday off for our students, we designed a program that included: military songs, Memorial Day poems, essay award winners, guest speakers, and the presentation of Taps. Special thanks goes out to Mrs. Wickham, Mrs. Coughlin, Mrs. Poisson, Mr. Robinson, and Michelle Van Valkenburg (guest speaker).

Grade 6 Chromebook Purchase - ACTION ITEM
Click HERE for the steps that need to be taken for your child to access a Chromebook for 7th grade. From personal experience, this is a great deal and VERY easy!

McKelvie Stock Market
Congratulations to our future investors in the stock market! Nick Boucher, Natalie Denon, Gaby ElChalfoun, and Maggie Roberts were honored this week at Fidelity Investments in Merrimack. They earned a banner, t-shirts and certificates in recognition of winning the Middle School division of the Stock Market Game. We are very proud of them! Click on THIS picture to see our entrepreneurs!

Student Council Hosts Movie Night
The McKelvie Student Council is hosting The Black Panther on Thursday, June 14th from 3:30pm to 6pm. Tickets are $2 with snacks and drinks at $1 each. Click HERE for more information. Permission slip required.

McKelvie Essay Winners
Congratulations to our finalists in the Veteran's of Foreign Wars essay contest! Sunny Kouvvuri, Liam Kenny and Audrey Purnell placed lst, 2nd and 3rd with their essays titled America's Gift to My Generation. Each student earned a certificate and a medal . Click to see a photo of Sunny receiving his plaque from John McIntear of the Bedford VFW at a school-wide assembly.​

From the Library
Congratulations to Emma Ciruso who found a "Golden Ticket." Emma and her friends were looking at art books when it was found! Click HEREto see Emma, her "Golden Ticket" and her prize. Happy book shopping, Emma!

We are going to hold our first annual Summer Book Swap for students @ the McKelvie Library on June 18th & 19th. Be thinking of 1 or 2 gently used, grade level appropriate, books that you might be able to send in. Stay tuned for further information.

Bedford Education Foundation/Chipotle Fundraiser
The BEF is hosting a fundraiser at the Bedford Chipotle on Tuesday, May 29th from 4pm to 8pm. Bring THIS flyer with you.

Have a GREAT weekend,

Michael Fournier
Principal
McKelvie Intermediate School
108 Liberty Hill Road
Bedford, NH 03110
603.472.3951 (W)
603.472.4503 (F)
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Friday, May 18, 2018

5.18.18



Dear McKelvie Families ~

Today was Grandparent’s Day and it was FANTASTIC! It was such a pleasure to watch so many grandparents attend this event. The school was abuzz with excitement as the students were able to introduce and show off their families to teachers and friends. A BIG thank you to everyone who helped.

Grandparents’ Day Thanks!
A HUGE shout out to Denise Roy, Alyssa O’Neil, Laurie Wallace, Carrie Ware, Karen O’Rourke, Darcy Durbin, & Kerri Ahn for helping out! We could NOT have had this event without their help!

NO SCHOOL
Just a reminder that there is NO SCHOOL on Friday, May 25th (Teacher Workshop Day) and NO SCHOOL on Monday, May 28th in observance of Memorial Day. And - the LAST day of school is Wednesday, June 20th.

Student Council Spirit Day - Date Change
Beach Day has been changed from Thursday, May 24th to Wednesday, May 23rd.

Faculty Basketball Game
The Community Action Team would like to THANK McKelvie Staff and Teachers for donating their time and sweet basketball skills to this year's McKelvie Staff Basketball Game. Through the support of McKelvie Staff, Teachers and Families we were able to raise $2,204.00 from this event. We are pleased to donate these funds to CHaD through a donation to the 6 Bedford High School football players that have been selected to play in the CHaD East-West All-Star Football Game.

More information regarding the CHaD East-West Football Game can be found HERE.

From the Library
It was wonderful to see the special Grandparents/Friends visiting our school today! The library was a busy place, as these important people came to see our space and how it is different from the school libraries that they attended!

The Great Stone Face Award winner has been announced! During National Library Week (April 9th-13th) students at McKelvie Intermediate School, along with others in grades 4-6 across the state, participated in this vote! The statewide winner was announced yesterday! The winner of the 2018 Great Stone Face Award is... Ghosts by Raina Telgemeier. This is the 3rd year in a row that a graphic novel has been selected by the students of NH. This book received 1,304 votes out of the 5,937 votes cast by 4th-6th graders. Be sure to check this title out!

From the PTG
COFFEE WITH SUPERINTENDENT CHIP MCGEE- Join the Bedford PTG for a “Year in Review” with Superintendent McGee onWednesday, 5/30 starting at 9:30am at BCTV (10 Meetinghouse Rd – behind the Town Hall). This is a great opportunity to ask any questions you have about the Bedford School District. Children always welcome to attend.

COFFEE WITH THE PRINCIPALS VIDEO LINK – If you were not able to attend our Coffee with the Principals event, you can watch the presentation by following this link, https://tinyurl.com/PTG-Mtg-with-Principals5-15-18

BHS GRADUATION SEAT RAFFLE!!!The PTG is raffling off FOUR sets of four seats in the front two center rows of the bleachers. These seats will be reserved just for you. Winners will also receive one reserved parking space on campus! $20/Entry or 6 Entries for $100 Winners will be drawn & announced on June 11th. Simply fill out the number of entries you'd like to make and return with cash or check payable to “Bedford PTG” to BHS school office by JUNE 8th.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1oYjxy2vUcO3SCOk_i0JuyvSHPssxYdOq/view?usp=sharing

*All funds raised through this raffle support programming & events in Bedford schools*

BHS PARKING SPACE RAFFLE!!! $10 Donation Per Entry The PTG is raffling off TWO prime guaranteed parking spaces in the top lot for the 2018-2019 school year. You must have a valid license and a vehicle sometime during the 2018-2019 school year to be eligible to WIN! Simply fill out the number of entries you'd like to make and return with cash or check payable to “Bedford PTG” to BHS school office by June 13th. Winners will be notified before the end of the year.

*All funds raised through this raffle support programming & events in Bedford schools*

Raffle form

Now Accepting Bedford School District “HALL of FAME” Nominations
The Bedford School District has been recognized as one of the most exceptional school districts in the state. This recognition and distinction would not be possible without the many citizens, educators, students and volunteers that over the years have built, maintained and enhanced the mission and the values of our school district. We invite you to nominate individuals who exemplify the spirit of our district along with those who have gone above and beyond in making Bedford an extraordinary school district in all aspects. Please go to the Bedford Hall of Fame link here found on the BHS homepage for details and nominate someone who should be recognized for their contributions! Nominations for this year’s class will be accepted through July 15, 2018.

Our inaugural class 2017 included: William Greiner, Dennis Pope, Anne Remus, Tim Mayes, William Whitmore, & Susan Mullen

In Previous News…

Chromebook Raffle
The BEF will be raffling off 2 Chrome books at 6th to 7th Grade Info Night. Raffle tickets will be sold at 6th to 7th Grade Info Night on May 24, 2018 and raffle winners will be selected during the evening program. Raffle tickets are $25/each or 5 tickets for $100. All proceeds benefit the BEF. Questions can be directed to Brit Munsterteiger at brit.munsterteiger@gmail.com

Destination Imagination - Shoes, Bags & Belt Drive Thru End of May
Bedford DI are having a special drive through Ecosmith Recyclers. From now until May 30th, you can donate all your old shoes, bags and belts (any condition) in the marked boxes in our school lobby. These items must be placed in a special blue bag, but we can do that for you. 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 bedfordrocksdi@gmail.com

Have a great weekend,

Michael Fournier
Principal
McKelvie Intermediate School
108 Liberty Hill Road
Bedford, NH 03110
603.472.3951 (W)
603.472.4503 (F)
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Friday, May 11, 2018

5.11.18

Dear McKelvie Families ~

TONIGHT is the Faculty Basketball game!  If you enjoy watching grown adults attempt to be athletic, this is your event!  Each year this event is so fun and successful that we have to hold it at Bedford High School.  Doors open at 6pm and the “game” starts at 6:30. Don’t think less of me after you see me play!

Happy Mother’s Day
Happy Mother’s Day to all of our wonderful moms out there!  You are appreciated and LOVED!

Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week
A HUGE thank you to the Bedford PTG and the McKelvie community for putting together a wonderful week for our teachers.  Whether it be the luncheon, popcorn bar, or a coffee cart, the faculty and staff are SO GRATEFUL! Special thanks goes out to Heather Noonan, Stacy Norris, and Anne Mikol!

Chromebook Raffle
The BEF will be raffling off 2 Chrome books at 6th to 7th Grade Info Night.  Raffle tickets will be sold at 6th to 7th Grade Info Night on May 24, 2018 and raffle winners will be selected during the evening program.  Raffle tickets are $25/each or 5 tickets for $100. All proceeds benefit the BEF.  Questions can be directed to Brit Munsterteiger at brit.munsterteiger@gmail.com

Destination Imagination - Shoes, Bags & Belt Drive Thru End of May
Bedford DI are having a special drive through Ecosmith Recyclers.  From now until May 30th, you can donate all your old shoes, bags and belts (any condition) in the marked boxes in our school lobby.  These items must be placed in a special blue bag, but we can do that for you. 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 bedfordrocksdi@gmail.com

Grandparents’ Day
McKelvie is hosting Grandparents’ Day on May 18th from 9:30am to noon.  Click HERE for all the information you need!

From the Library
The library remains a busy place despite the warm weather! We have numerous book clubs coming to use the space to read, discuss, and jot! It has been a true pleasure to check in with them and listen to them read. Many classes have been using the library for resouces to develop a New Google Site that they created with the help of, Susan Cavanaugh, our Technology Integrator. There are classes that have come in to create various types of poetry including blackout poetry and book spine poetry. Click HERE to see an example of book spine poetry. Chess, checkers, Jenga and Connect Four are popular during recess times. As always, the space is used for book shopping! New books are added to our collection on a regular basis and are often highly sought after. Many books do not even hit the shelves before they are requested or checked out by students! Destiny Discover (our search interface) is being highly used.

Click ​​HERE to see Bailey, Miss French's certified emotional support dog, visiting last Friday during recess times. What a treat!

Mid-Afternoon at the Movies
On Wednesday, May 16th Bedford DestInation will be hosting a showing of “The Greatest Showman.” Click HERE for details.

Food Drive
McKelvie is working with the Bedford Food Pantry to help collect food items that are most needed by families.  Every other month we will be collecting 1 food item. For the month of May, that item is TUNA.  If you are able, please bring in tuna until Friday, June 1st.  We will have a box for donations in the office hallway.  Thank you so much for supporting this very worthy cause, which supports Bedford families.

Student Council Spirit Days
Thursday, May 24th - Tropical Day (participant receive a FREE lei)
Friday, June 2nd - Twin Day, Dress like your friend

From the PTG
HAPPY STAFF APPRECATION WEEK - A BIG SHOUT OUT to all the amazing staff that work in the Bedford School District! Thank you to all the teachers, administrative support staff, custodial staff, kitchen staff, nurses and paraprofessionals that all contribute to making our schools great!!
BEDFORD PTG COLOR BLAST FUN RUN/WALK  SUNDAY, JUNE 3RD, 9:30AM  Over 630 runners registered, don’t miss your chance to get in on the colorful fun. REGISTER NOW …Registration closes Thursday, May 24.
Have you signed your kids up to run and are planning to be there to cheer them on? We could use your help as avolunteer!   Click here for volunteer opportunities.
Check out our website for our new shorter 2 mile course and all things Color Blast!
DISTRICT YEAR IN REVIEW COMMUNITY MEETINGS - Join the Bedford PTG for two upcoming community meetings, first with Principals from all six of our schools on the Tuesday, 5/15 and then with Superintendent McGee on Wednesday, 5/30. Both meetings will be held at BCTV starting at 9:30AM.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR STAND BY ME - Lurgio Middle School is hosting the 29th year of Stand By Me onFriday, May 18th @ SNHU. This event, for all seventh grade students and their parents/guardians, is in need of volunteers to help the day run smoothly. Since 7th grade families are participating in the event we are looking for volunteers from other grades to help. Various shifts and volunteer opportunities available, please click HEREfor more information and to sign up to volunteer.

Have a great weekend,

Michael Fournier
Principal
McKelvie Intermediate School
108 Liberty Hill Road
Bedford, NH 03110
603.472.3951 (W)
603.472.4503 (F)
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