Friday, September 11, 2015


Dear McKelvie Families ~

I hope this email finds you well on this solemn remembrance of 9/11.  Aside from our flag at half staff, the school day ran as normal.  However, that does not change the fact that many of us remember exactly where we were that September day.  As I look across the sea of children in our care, I am hopeful for a more peaceful world as they grow.  Below are important notes for this week.

PTG Membership Envelopes
If you have not had a chance to fill out and return your PTG Membership information, please do so.  The PTG contributes AMAZING programs to our school! Questions can be directed to Sue Jennato @

McKelvie School Picture Day
Thursday, September 24th is school picture day.  Both individual and class pictures will be taken between 9am and 11am.

We are excited to announce that all staff and students will be participating in a whole school read each morning (9-9:30) from September 28 through October 9!  This year we will read the novel Fish in a Tree by Lynda Mullaly Hunt.  ​​Students do not need the book to ​​participate ​​as teachers will be reading aloud. However, if your child would prefer to be able to follow along, ​​feel free to purchase the book as we will not provide copies for each student. ​​ Please help make this program a success by getting your child to school on time so that he or she does not miss any of the read aloud​​.  We highly encourage you to click HERE to learn more about the READ Project! Questions can be directed to Lee Webb at

Math and Reading Support
Permission slips for our support programs in math and reading will go out to families of invited students next week in the mail.  We have the opportunity to provide extra help several times each week to many students!  Please return your permission slip as soon as possible.  Questions about Math Support can be directed to Maria Rocco (, Math Tutor.  For reading questions, contact Lee Webb (, Reading Specialist. Both can be reached at 472-3951 x2249.  

Grade 5 Parent Night
Monday, September 28th from 6pm to 7:30pm.  Click here to view the invitation.

Shopping Rewards
It's that time a year again to help earn money for our school. There are several ways to do this. It's easy, just clip box tops or labels for education on participating products such as soup and goldfish bags and send them into your school. Other ways to earn money for our school are Hannafords Rewards and Target Rewards. At Hannaford, buy 4 participating products and you will get 3 reward dollars for the school. Take the reward certificate and drop it in the provided box with the school's name before you leave the store. At Target, you can link your credit or debit REDcard on the Target website for the school and every time you use them 1% is given back to the school.  Questions can be directed to Stephanie Richard at

BEF Fall Fundraiser - Shake it Up for Education
Featuring Performances by the BHS Cast of Shake it Up!
Live Auction
Friday, November 6, 2015, 7 PM @ Manchester Country Club
For more information about BEF please check our our website,
For tickets to this FUNdraiser, please go to:

Bedford Crotched Mountain Ski Program
Attention Skiers and Riders!  Registration for the Bedford School District Crotched Mountain Ski and Ride program is now OPEN!
Check out Crotched’s website,, and navigate over to Groups & Clubs, then click on School Programs. After logging on (using BSD Ski & Ride Club as the club name and bsdmember as the password), you can click on “go shopping” to see the options offered this year. Options include the 7-pass program, for children ages 6 – 18 and/or for adults, kids programs, junior racing, and season passes. Rentals and lessons are also available!
IMPORTANT! Season Pass prices increase Monday, October 12, 2015!
School Passes increase October 31, 2015!
The Bedford School District Crotched Mountain Ski and Ride program is available to anyone interested! Our program’s designated night is Fridays, beginning the first Friday after New Year’s and running for 5 consecutive Fridays. Your passes will be available for pick up in December, just in time for gift giving!  For more information, contact Isabelle Grenier at  

Joppa Hill Farm News
The Educational Farm at Joppa Hill ( is offering two great opportunities for families to experience the fun and challenge of life on the Farm.

Sept 20 (2-4PM):  Preserve the Fall Harvest! Learn how to make and preserve pickles (dill and bread & butter) and bring home a jar!  All material provided. Donation: $10 per family or $5 per individual. Reserve your space by phoning 472-4724, or email to

Sept 27 (2-6 PM) Fall Fair *   Games!  Food!  Music!  Hay Rides!  Pony rides!  Bake Sale!  Good times with good people!    *Rain date: October 4

After School Care
If you are seeking quality after school care or simply need an option in the case of an emergency. please register your child for New Morning School's Program housed here at McKelvie.  Click here for registration.

Halloween Costume Exchange
Bedford Girl Scout Troop 10569 is hosting a Costume Exchange at  Bedford Old Town Hall on Saturday, October 3rd from 9am to 2pm.  Click here for more information.

In Previous News...

Volunteer Orientation
McKelvie's Volunteer Orientation is scheduled for Thursday, 10/1 at 9:30am...we hope to see you there.

Have a great weekend,

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