Friday, January 22, 2016


Dear McKelvie Families ~

It's amazing what we can accomplish in a 4-day week.  As I walked through classrooms this week, I was amazed at what the students had been accomplishing.  I feel like I have crammed 5 days of work into 4 - and I suspect the kids feel that way too!  So - enjoy the weekend.

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Quarter 2
Quarter 2 ends today.  Report Cards will go home on Friday, January 29th.  Please note that we are going to pilot "digital" reports cards next quarter.  More information to follow.

Q3 Intramurals- February 1 – April 1, 2016
Sign-ups for third quarter intramurals will be held from January 22nd at 3PM - Sunday, January 31st 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

Student Council Theme Day
Friday, February 5th has been named "Retro Day" - students can wear clothes from their favorite decade!

Deliberative Session Feb. 2nd at 7:00 p.m. BHS Theater
All voters in Bedford are urged to 
​come to t
he Bedford School District Deliberative Session on Tuesday, February 2 at 7:00 p.m. at the Bedford High School Theater. This is when the community either affirms or revises the School Board’s proposed budget for 2016-17 (The budget is presented in the School District Warrant.). The proposed budget is $68.3M, a 3.9% increase over this year. The increase is primarily because of personnel, health insurance benefits, and significant building maintenance.  
​Voting on the warrant is 
on Tuesday, March 8 from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m
​ at the Bedford High School gymnasium​
.  If the proposed budget is voted down, the default budget would be $2.3M lower.  Additional information
​ ​
can be found here.

Locker Decorations
For the most part, decorating lockers is a fun experience for kids.  However, we need to tighten things up a little.  Please know that students will not be allowed to decorate lockers in the morning, before school, without the express consent of one of their teachers.  Students must be supervised and it is important that a faculty member is aware of and able to do so.  Thank you!

PTG Presents: The 2016 Barnes & Noble Day Bookfair
Beat the cold weather and join us January 29th and January 30th at the Barnes & Noble at 1741 South Willow Street, Manchester for a warm and delightful family outing complete with incredible artwork by Bedford Students from ALL 6 schools, musical performances by the McKelvie 5th and 6th grade Chorus, and story time by Bedford’s finest principals, vice principals and teachers all while you shop for books, movies, toys or even while you grab a treat!  
Be sure to mention BEDFORD PTG at the time of any of your purchases to help earn money for our schools!  Click here for a flyer.
Shop online starting January 27th, 2015 and use Bookfair ID# 11706355

Grade 5 Fire Safety Lessons
Students in 5th grade have been learning to make sure they have working smoke detectors, carbon monoxide detectors, and have developed a personalized escape plan for their homes in the event of the fire.  This is terrific dinner conversation.

Family & Consumer Science
McKelvie FACS students practiced their measuring and baking skills in lab this week. Students explore working with dry, liquid, and sticky ingredients during their buttermilk biscuit lab. Click here to view Manny Colon kneading his dough. 

Geography Bee - Tuesday, January 26th @ 9:30am
Congratulations to the following students who have qualified for our school-wide Geography Bee: Scott Senatore, Olivia Keys, Dylan Vilela, Andrew Zimmerman, Jack Dermody, Pranav Rohit, Parker Bromley, Jack Kasiecki, Grace VanValkenburg, & Ryan Prendible

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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 (

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

2016 McKelvie Musical
The McKelvie Drama Club is pleased to announce that this year's musical will be You're a Good Man Charlie Brown under the direction of Nate Sawyer. Auditions will take place after school on Wednesday, February 3rd and Thursday, February 4th. Please click here for more information and to sign up for an audition. Questions can be directed to Nate at

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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