Friday, October 23, 2015


Dear McKelvie Families ~

This week our school community experienced a loss.  Bill Moeckel, father of 5th grade student, Kate Moeckel, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday morning. Both Jennifer and Kate Moeckel have demonstrated amazing strength during this difficult time.  As a school, we are planning a food drive in memory of Bill on behalf of the family.  We will be sending out more information next week.  In the meantime, please keep the Moeckel family in your prayers.  Click here for Bill's obituary.

Calling hours are Sunday 1 to 5 p.m. at Lambert Funeral Home and Crematory, 1779 Elm St., corner of North Street, Manchester.  Graveside committal prayers are Monday at 11 a.m. at Bedford Center Cemetery, Church Street, Bedford.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the NH Food Bank, 700 E. Industrial Park Dr., Manchester, NH  03109. 

Polite & Right Raffle

McKelvie Hosts the Bedford School Board
Next Monday, October 26th, the Bedford School Board will hold their meeting in the McKelvie Library.  The meeting begins at 7pm.  All are welcome.

Move-A-Thon Parent Committee
A HUGE thank you to the following parents who have spent countless hours preparing for Thursday's event: Amy O'Connell, Caryn Butts, Liz Purnell, Jen Cassidy, Jen Theodore, Becky Guibord, & Lisa Wolfinger!  We are GRATEFUL!

Move-A-Thon Teacher Committee
A HUGE thank you to the following teachers who have spent countless hours preparing for Thursday's event: Pam Robert, Naomi Beyer, Deb Ouellette, Sarah Stank, Liz Allen, Danielle Mazzella, Lisa Smith, Sean Donahue, Kim Draper, Diane Zahn, Dawna Cote, Jeremy Opitz, Susan MacMillan, Carolyn Mail, Colby Boppel, Lisa Steere, Mike Brown, Billy Chapman, Nancy Caron, Priscilla McGinty, and Leanne Gould.  THANK YOU!

AM Drop Off
It has come to my attention that AM Drop Off can be hectic and that families have had their cars "clipped".  I know having to wait in line can be frustrating, but being safe must be our first priority.  To make things more efficient, please make sure your child is completely packed and ready to exit the car upon drop off.  Open the door, give a quick kiss, and off they go.  If you need to write a note, discuss after school plans, tie a shoe, or just chat, please park your car and take your time.

Picture Retakes
A reminder that picture retakes are being held Monday, October 26th.  Students will need their original pictures to turn back in that day.

Make Life Sweeter Candy Drive
Beginning the Monday after Halloween (November 2) until the end of the school day on Friday (November 6) with the help of a BHS student, we will be conducting a week-long post-Halloween candy drive. All of the collections will be donated to the New Horizons Soup Kitchen in Manchester. New Horizons gratefully uses these donations as dessert when they serve the homeless, and they also pass it along as a night-time treat to those homeless guests staying in the shelter. The goal of the drive is to make life a little sweeter for those less fortunate. All donations can be placed in the marked box outside the office which will be collected at the end of the school day on Friday.

Bedford PTG 2015 Holiday Gift Card Fundraiser
Finish your holiday shopping early this year by purchasing gift cards through the Bedford PTG to provide support for ALL the Bedford schools with no additional cost to you!

How does it work? For every gift card you buy, a percentage of the value of the card is donated to ALL our schools while 100% of the value of the card that you purchased is available for you to spend!

Order by Monday, November 9, 2015 for Pre-Thanksgiving and Hanukkah delivery and by Friday, December 4th, 2015 for Pre-Christmas Delivery.

Order forms were sent home with your children. Extra forms are available at Any questions, please contact Tammy Goldstein at

Drug & Alcohol Prevention - Education & Discussion
Wednesday, October 28, 2015 - 6:30 - 8:30pm
Ross A Lurgio Media Center

Tym Rourke - NH Charitable Foundation & Chair, Governor's Commission on Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention, Treatment, and Recovery (and Bedford resident) 
Mary Forsythe Taber - Executive Director, Makin' It Happen Coalition for Resilient Youth
Donna LaRue - Youth Counselor, Lurgio Middle School & Bedford High School

Tym and Mary will talk about what is happening in NH and HOW they know what is happening. They will answer questions and lead discussion about what we can do as parents and a community.

Also in attendance:
Chief Bryfonski, Bedford Police Department
Bill Kassler, Chair, Bedford School Board and parent
Terry Wolf, State Representative and parent
Local pediatricians

Note: The presentation is for adults. All parents and community members are welcome.

In Previous News...

Mid-Afternoon Movie - 10/29
Student Council invites you to October’s Mid-Afternoon at the Movies when we will be showing the movie “HOME.”  This event will be held in the McKelvie Cafeteria from 3:30 - 5:30, and pizza and drinks will be available for those who order ahead of time.  Click here for the flyer with complete information and to print out a permission slip/order form. Orders, payment and permission slips are due to your homeroom teacher by Friday, October 23rd.

6th Annual Witch Way to the 5K! Please consider joining the Ross A. Lurgio Middle School for the 6th annual Witch Way to the 5K on Saturday, October 31, 2015, Halloween day! The kids 1K race starts at 9:30am and the adult race begins at 10am at Lurgio Middle School. For more information, visit - registration is now OPEN!

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:

Holiday Craft Fair
Bedford High School proudly hosts a Holiday Craft Fair on Saturday, November 7, 2015 from 9:30-3pm at BHS.  Get a head start on holiday shopping or treat yourself to handmade goods from talented crafters and motivated vendors.  There will be over 90 vendors and plenty of seasonal treats!

Ski Program - Pats Peak​
Bedford students in grades 1 – 12 are invited to take advantage of discounted ski/snowboard lessons at Pat’s Peak Ski Area in Henniker, NH.  This parent run program is geared to give kids the opportunity to learn to ski and snowboard at a ski area perfect for all levels.  This five-week Friday night program includes 1-hour lessons and free ski time until closing each week and costs less than the price of a regular lift ticket.  Discounted lift tickets are available for students who do not need lessons.  The 2016 Bedford Ski Program begins on Friday, January 8th and runs for 5 weeks.  Go to  Click on “Learn to Ski & Ride Program”, “Register Here”.  The username for the 3:30 lesson is bedfordski330 and for the 4:30 lesson the username is bedfordski430.  The password is “carpool”.  More details are available  Please contact Carolyn John at if you have questions.

Ski Program - Crotched Mountain
Attention Skiers and Riders!  Registration for the Bedford Crotched Mountain Ski and Ride program is OPEN!
To get your discounted lift passes to a mountain full of great skiing, 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.
IMPORTANT! Season Pass prices increase Monday, October 12, 2015!
Club Passes increase October 31, 2015!
The Bedford 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  

​Recreational Basketball​
This is a friendly reminder that the 2015-2016 Recreational Basketball is NOW open for registration for Boys and Girls in grades 1st through 8th.  Bedford Recreational Basketball focuses on FUNdamentals of basketball and learning through game play.  This is a great way to keep busy during the winter and allow your child to learn the great game of basketball!  To register go to:  We look forward to seeing everyone on the court!  Also be sure to check your email regarding our “clinic series” that will be hosted on Saturdays leading up to the season!  Once registered you will receive emails on clinic schedule and times.

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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