Friday, October 9, 2015


Dear McKelvie Families ~

Is it me or are the weeks just flying by?  I can't believe it is Friday again!  We completed our All School Read today and the kids were amazing.  We are fortunate to have such wonderful students and families.  I, for one, am grateful.  Below are this week's updates:

Polite & Right Raffle Winners
Grade 5 = Ava Boll & Emily Stabell 
Grade 6 = Evan Perry & Madison Riso
*Note: Our google domain was down today, so I will include this week's picture later in the week.  My apologies as the picture was very cute!

Columbus Day Observance
A reminder that there is NO SCHOOL on Monday, October 12th in observance of Columbus Day.

Substitute Opportunity
Have you ever thought about subbing, but have not been brave enough to take the plunge? Well, it's time to take that plunge.  We are looking for people who can be confidential, patient, kind, and follow a lesson plan.  AND - do that in a supportive environment with amazing students.  If you are interested, click here and start your application process.  We will even do our best to have the interview at McKelvie.

Holy Chorus, Batman!
The McKelvie Chorus is the BIGGEST it has ever been!  We have 112 singers this year.  Click here to see all of them - well, almost all of them.  There are 22 missing.  Not to worry, there will be other pictures.

Lions and Tigers and Bears, Oh My!
Yes - there was a bear sighting on Wednesday around the noontime hour in the vicinity of McKelvie.  As a result, we called PWS, RAL, & BHS to notify them and ran indoor recess. Additionally, we contacted Animal Control.  The students and staff were perfectly safe, but I like to make sure that you are in the know when these types of situations occur.

A HUGE thank you to everyone who participated in the Chipolte event on Wednesday.  Can you believe we earned $800?  Wow.  I guess that's one step closer to me stepping out of a perfectly good plane. :)

The Move-A-Thon is coming October 22nd!  This fun, fundraising event is our school's only fundraiser.  We appreciate your support as we raise money to purchase items to enhance our student's learning experience at McKelvie.  

This is a great weekend to have your children reach out to family and friends for sponsorships.  Our principal has kindly been coerced to throw himself out of an airplane if our students raise $40,000.00 - every little bit helps us reach our fundraising goal!

We do offer FANTASTIC prizes to our students to reward their fundraising efforts.  For the top 5 fundraisers at each grade level they can choose from:  a limo ride home from school, a Go Pro Camera, a Chromebook, a suite at the Harlem Globetrotters, or a suite at the Manchester Monarchs.  

For every $10 in pledges a student raises, they earn the chance to win a prize from a raffle basket of their choice.  These baskets include:  a ride to school in a police car, golf passes, pizza party pass, Launch passes, movie tickets, indoor rock climbing passes, ski passes and many more.  Look for more information to come out regarding prizes!!

Move-a-thon Volunteers Needed
We are looking for some additional volunteers for the Move-A-Thon!  Take a moment to sign up and help out at this event on 10/22 (rain date of 10/23).  The Volunteer Sign up link is HERE for 5th Grade and Here for 6th Grade.

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
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Crotched Mountain Ski and Ride program is OPEN!
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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. 
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IMPORTANT! Season Pass prices increase Monday, October 12, 2015!
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Club Passes increase October 31, 2015!
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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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