Friday, January 15, 2016


Dear McKelvie Families ~

I just love your kids.  They have kept me on my toes all week.  From candid comments about my beard to their opinion on outdoor versus indoor recess, they are truly invested in the here and now.  They certainly keep us young!  Thank you for sharing them with us and for your continual support.  Below are this week's updates:

Polite & Right Raffle Winners
Grade 6: Marlee Gallin & Drew Dickson
Grade 5: Nathan Gordon & Ava Weld

Just a reminder that there is no school on Monday, January 18th in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Winter Clothing Drive
Cleaning your closet?  The Community Action Team is currently accepting donations of gently used winter coats and snow pants.   Items can be dropped off in the box outside of the main office.  All items will be donated to local organizations to help keep others warm this winter. Questions can be directed to Michael Crowell ( or Jodi Parsons (

What Freedom Means to Me
Congratulations to Lucky Kovvuri for placing in the top 3 winners of the Patriot's Pen essay contest. The local chapter of  Veterans of Foreign Wars sponsored this youth essay competition for students in grades 6-8. The theme of this year's essay  was "What Freedom Means to Me."

Yearbook Orders - ACTION ITEM
It is now time to order your child's McKelvie Yearbook - $22.00.  There are several ordering options for you.  Click here for more information. Questions can be directed to Mrs. Kelly at or Ms. MacMillan at

Wednesday's A-J Traffic Jam
If you thought that Wednesday's pick up was particularly hectic, you are not wrong!  Our sincere apologies.  Memorial School held their chorus rehearsal here that afternoon and inadvertently asked parents to pick up their children at 3:15pm. Rest assured, this will be resolved for future events.

Duty Coverage 
I would like to extend a HUGE thank you to those volunteers who have helped to cover duties for our teachers.  Believe it or not, this makes an incredibly positive impact on our school and the planning that takes place for the students.  Thank you!  You can volunteer by emailing Sarah McCarthy at

Bedford Food Pantry
The Food Pantry at Bedford Presbyterian Church is a newly established resource for those in our community who are facing hunger or food insecurity.  The Food Pantry is a 501(c)3 organization that is a well-coordinated effort between 5 area churches, local organizations including the Bedford Lion's Club, the Boy Scouts, and individuals and families in Bedford. The Food Pantry is located at  Bedford Presbyterian Church, 4 Church Road, Bedford, and is available to all Bedford residents.  The Food Pantry will open Saturday, January 16th, and will be open on the 1st and 3rd Saturday, and the following Monday, of each month. Hours are Saturdays, 9:00 - 11:00 am, Mondays, 5:30 - 7:00 pm. If you, or someone you know in Bedford is struggling with food insecurity please call Bedford Presbyterian Church, 472-5841

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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