Sunday, November 1, 2015


Dear McKelvie Families ~

Thank you for your patience in receiving this week's note a couple of days late.  This week's is absolutely packed with information, so you might want easy access to your calendar and a cup of coffee.

The kids did it!  They exceeded the goal of $40K and the jump became a reality! Joining me in jumping out of a plane were: Mr. ChapmanMrs. CleghornMrs. RamseyMrs. GouldMrs. BeyerMrs. BergeronMiss Robinson, & Mrs. Parnell. The kids will view the video during an Assembly on Friday (they get prizes that day too) and I will add the video to Friday's notes as well.  In the meantime, click here to see my life-altering world view!

On Tuesday, November 3rd, there is NO SCHOOL for students.  The teachers, however, will participate in a Teacher Workshop Day.

Polite & Right Raffle Winners
Grade 5: Seth Berry and Emily Walsworth
Grade 6: Sydney Ellis and Nick Purnell
Congratulations!  Picture next week!

Report Cards
A quick reminder that the quarter ended on Friday 10/30.  Report Cards will be sent home this coming Friday, November 6th.  Note: McKelvie is exploring the option of moving to electronic report cards.  More information to come. 

Parent/Teacher Conferences
Conferences run from 11/9 to 11/20.  However, teachers and parents typically find mutually convenient times.  If you have not had the opportunity to schedule a time, feel free to email the teacher directly.  

Student Council Theme Days - ACTION ITEM
Friday, November 6th = Move-A-Thon t-shirts
Friday, November 13th = Dress like your future career, "What do I want to be when I grow up?"

The Bill Moeckel Food Drive - ACTION ITEM
To honor the life of Bill Moeckel, Kate (daughter) and Jennifer (spouse) Moeckel are partnering with McKelvie and the NH Food Bank to give to others.  Please join our entire McKelvie family with a drive that helps others and honors the memory and life of Bill Moeckel.  Click here for the participation flyer.

McKelvie Jazz Band Auditions
Jazz Band Audition Music and audition sign up information will be available to students beginning Monday, November 2nd. Students who are involved in band are welcome to audition. In addition, students who privately study guitar, bass guitar, upright bass and piano are welcome to audition. Please email Mrs. Wickham at with any questions. 

Real World Learning in 5th grade
A BIG thank you to 5th grade student Emma Spector and her dad, Dr. Andrew Spector for teaching a lesson on "Ear Anatomy."  Click here to see Dr. Spector in action.  Click here to see Emma and her dad.  Way to go, Mrs. Kelly for having a featured guest speaker!

Q2 Intramural Offerings - ACTION ITEM
November 9th – January 22nd, 2016
Sign-ups for second quarter intramurals will be held from October 30 at 4 PM - November 8th at 3 PM.  You will be able to sign up on the McKelvie website under the intramural tab.  Space is limited so be sure to sign up.  Any questions, please contact

McKelvie Snack Shop
Starting on Wednesday, November 4th, the snack line at McKelvie will open.  I have listed the guidelines below.  Questions can be directed to Cyndi Blinn at or 472-3961 ext. 2218
* Snack Shop will open each day after the lunches have been served, providing there is enough time.
* Purchases are LIMITED to ONE item only, however they can purchase both an ice cream and a Fruit Roll-Up, as the Fruit Roll-Up is an item they can bring home if they do not have enough time to eat it before heading to class/recess.
* ALL purchase are CASH ONLY!!  Also...NO bills over $5, as we will not be able to make change.

Keeping Safe on the Internet
On Thursday November 5 from 11:00 to 12:30 in the Bedford Public Library there will be apresentation for parents on how to keep your kids safe on the internet.  It will be put on my Nate Lindstad of the Manchester Police Department.

Epi-Pen Recall
Parents - As a courtesy, our school nurses have asked all principals to pass this announcement along to parents. S
anofi US is voluntarily recalling ALL Auvi‑Q® (epinephrine injection, USP)
​  The​
 products have been found to potentially have inaccurate dosage delivery.
​  More details can be found here.​

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, November 6th.

Move-A-Thon Pictures
A BIG thank you to Jo Smith (Headshots Photography) for taking pictures at our 9th Annual Move-A-Thon.  If you were not able to attend and want to check out some pictures, click here.  The password is move.

School Supply Survey
The PTG is looking for feedback on offering families the option of purchasing school supplies online.  The survey will take approximately 3 - 5 minutes to complete.  Click here to participate.  We value your feedback.  Thank you!

The Southern NH Skating Club 
is starting Session 2 of 3 November 7th for their  Learn To Skate Program! It is for all ages and all levels of 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 

Shorty's Fundraiser 
Join the PTG at Shorty’s in Bedford throughout the day on Thursday, November 5th to celebrate “Half Way to Cinco de Mayo”.  Shorty’s will be offering happy hour prices all day long. Let your server know you support the PTG and drop your receipt at the hostess stand. The PTG will receive a portion of the proceeds on all take out and eat in orders (alcoholic beverages excluded) that get put into the box. ole!
State of the District
The PTG is hosting “The State of the District with Superintendent Chip McGee” on Thursday, November 5th from 6:30-8p.m. at BCTV. This informative presentation will be followed by a Q&A from the audience. If you have a question you’d like answered feel free to send an email to Greg Girard at, all responses will be anonymous.
Bedford PTG Holiday Gift Card Fundraiser
The holidays are just around the corner, are you looking for the perfect gift for a friend, neighbor or teacher?  The PTG Gift Card sale is now underway.  We have lots of retailers including local businesses such as The Purple Finch, Canvas Roadshow, T-Bones, Zin Zen Yoga, Copper Door and Wicked Good Butcha!  How does it work? For every gift card you buy, a percentage of the value of the card is donated by the sponsoring retailer to our schools while 100% of the value of the card that you purchased is available for you to spend!  Click here to download an order form today. ORDERS DUE: Monday, November 9, 2015 for Pre-Thanksgiving/Hanukkah Delivery. ORDERS DUE: Friday, December 4, 2015 for Pre-Christmas Delivery.

 Stand By Me at Lurgio is about to celebrate it's 27th year
For those of you who are unfamiliar with Stand By Me, it is a program for Ross A. Lurgio 7th grade students and their parents.  It is run by parent volunteers with support from the Lurgio Middle School staff and the Bedford community.   This day long off campus event, set for May 20th, offers a variety of workshops given by community leaders, motivational speakers, educators, authors and more for students and parents to participate in.
Volunteers (especially those without 7th graders) are needed to help plan this hugely successful event.  If you're interested in learning how you can help, please join us at the next Stand By Me committee meeting on Thursday, November 19th, at 9:15 at Lurgio. For more information you can visit or email Lisa Nash at  or Sue Jennato at
Save the Date: Annual Bedford Ski and Skate Sale
Sale event-Saturday, November 21 from 9:00am-2:00pm
Equipment Drop off-Friday, November 20 from 5:00pm-8:00pm
Check out for more details.

Have a great night!

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