Friday, October 2, 2015


Dear McKelvie Families ~

Have you heard?  Each year I am asked to do something a little over the top as a way of motivating kids.  I've been slimed, dunked, and silly-stringed (is that a verb?).  This year, I have been asked to jump out of a plane.  I am not kidding!  So - if the school hits $40K (last year we made 46), the kids will get to watch a video of me participating in a tandem jump. It makes me wonder if $39,999 would be a win-win for everyone!  I will keep you updated. Yikes!

Move-A-Thon - ACTION ITEM  
This event is our school's only fundraiser.  The students move for one hour here at school on 10/22.  Registration is going on now, if you have not registered your child for an event, please do so at this link.

Now is the time for your student to start asking family and friends for sponsors!.  Our school is raising money to purchase additional Chromebooks for student use and to create an outdoor learning space in our McKelvie courtyard.  Last year McKelvie students raised over $40,000!!  This year if we reach $40,000.00  Mr. Fournier and other McKelvie faculty are going to jump out of a plane (and we will show the video to the students). 

The sponsor sheet can be accessed at this link or additional copies are available at the school's main office.

Polite & Right Raffle Winners

World Smile Day
A big thank you to Sari Stein's late great grandfather for giving us the smile for World Smile Day.

If you viewed the moon last Sunday, it was likely a very cool experience.  Have you considered what it might have looked like over Boston?  Well, thanks to the talent of former McKelvie student, Sam Carkin (yes, Mrs. Carkin's son), we have an incredible picture for you to see.  You do NOT want to miss this.  Click here.

Floppy the GIANT bunny
Last year, Marie Hamill shared with me that she has a pet named Floppy.  Floppy is no ordinary pet - he is a HUGE bunny rabbit.  Earlier this week, Marie brought the bunny to school (with her dad) to introduce to me.  Click here to check out Floppy!

McKelvie & the Deerfield Fair
Congratulations to the following students who are participating in the Art Show at the Deerfield Fair!
Grade 6 = Christy Elliott & May Zheng
Grade 5 = Nolan Arnold & Thea Sarajlic

Destination Imagination - Registration is Closing 
Anyone interested in participating on a DI team this year, should register before Wednesday, October 7th. Please email our coordinator, Marie Russell at, if your child is interested in this program.  
You can find more info on or 

The McKelvie FCCLA is off to a great start. Our 2015-2016 NH FCCLA theme "Shoot for the Stars with FCCLA" will be showcased at the NH Fall Rally Leadership conference in October. Members are also using the national theme "Empower Me" in their year long STAR events.

The Southern NH Skating Club 
is starting its first of 3 sessions this weekend for their Learn To Skate Program! It is for all ages and all levels of figure and hockey skating. These lessons are offered 3 days -Sat, Sun, & Mon each week at 2 locations (JFK Coliseum & St. Anselms College). Join in the fun of this wonderful New England activity and be a part of a Christmas show as well as a March Skate Review! It is fun for the entire family! For information and details:
Call: 485-6144

Bedford Basketball League
Sign ups for BBL are now in process.  Click here to learn more and register.

Coffee with the Principals
On Thursday, October 8th, Bedford Principals will be giving an update at BCTV starting at 9:30am.  The program lasts approximately 90 minutes and is recorded to be played on BCTV.  There is no specific theme - just what is happening at the schools. Questions can be posed at the end.  Questions can be directed to Greg Girard at

Science NECAP - Grade 5 Only
Last spring, forth grade students participated in the Science portion of the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP).  The results are now in.  If your child was in Bedford last spring, they will receive a copy of the report in their VIP folders.  Click here to see the letter of explanation.

Mother-Daughter Service Opportunity
The National Charity League Inc, Southern NH chapter is currently in the midst of their membership drive for their year starting this spring.  This is a mother-daughter philanthropic group focused on developing leadership skills through cultural development and community service.  The organization is in its 4th year in our area and is made up of moms and their daughters in grades 7-through 12.  It has grown to almost 200 members! Right now, there is space for current 6th, 7th and 9th graders.  Please consider attending one of the upcoming information nights on October 14th at the Bedford Safety Complex at 6pm or November 17th at the Bedford library at 6 pm.  Bring your daughter so you can both hear all about our dynamic program!  You can email the VP membership, Jo-Anne Johnson at with further questions.

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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