Friday, January 29, 2016


Dear McKelvie Families ~

In this week's update, you will learn about a new advocacy group in our town: BeBOLD: Bedford Building Our Lives Drug Free.  As an active member of this board, and in partnership with school, town, state, and national organizations, I am proud to announce that we are hosting a summit for you.  This summit is intended to help parents understand and be aware of a NH public health issue.  The face of those who access gateway drugs has changed.  Please join me on Tuesday, March 16th at McKelvie at 6:30pm for what I expect to be a terrific forum.  

Polite & Right Raffle Winners

BeBOLD: Start the Conversation - Save the Date - March 16, 2016
There is a new advocacy group in town and they are on the move.  BeBOLD, along with the Bedford School District, Bedford Parent Teacher Group, and McKelvie Intermediate School are hosting a summit specifically designed for parents of 5th and 6th grade students.  Click here for more information.

Q2 Report Cards
Just a reminder that quarter 2 report cards are going home today.  We will be sending out more information in the coming weeks regarding digital report cards for the 3rd and 4th quarters.

Last Call for Box Tops
Our next collection due date is February 16th.  If you could have them delivered to the school by then, that would be terrific.  There is a box outside the Main Office. Questions can be sent to Stephanie Richard at  Thank you!

Labels for Education
When you send in your labels for education, please include BOTH the points and the black bars too.  Both are needed for redemption.  Questions can be sent to Stephanie Richard at  Thank you!

McKelvie's Geography Bee Winner
Congratulations to the 5th and 6th grade participants of McKelvie's annual geography bee. Our 2nd place winner was Scott Senatore and McKelvie's new Geography Bee champion for 2016 is Ryan Prendible.  All the competitors are to be commended for their  knowledge of geography, as well as their courage to be up on stage!  They are pictured here: in the front row-Grace VanValkenburg, Olivia Keys, Scott Senatore, Dylan Vilela and in the second row-Parker Bromley, Pranav Rohit, Ryan Prendible, Andrew Zimmerman and Jack Dermody. Click here for a great pic!

Yearbook Club Photos
We will be having Yearbook Club photos on Thursday, February 11th in the morning.  Club photos cannot be made up.  Aside from illness, having your child in school that day will make sure all of our students are represented.  Questions can be directed to Mrs. Kelly at

FCCLA Sewing Club
Congratulations to the January McKelvie Sewing Club for completing their awesome PJ Pants. Check out their fabulous fashion forms here.
Members include: Kayla LeBlanc, Eliana Enners, Ava DuBois, Bryn Schneider, Kianna Harlow, Faith Guttman, Sabrina Tipping, Sophia MacDonald, and Ellie Tynan.

PTG Shorty's Night
Thursday, February 4th – PTG Night at Shorty's in Bedford-Mention the Bedford PTG to your wait staff and Shorty's will donate a portion of your bill to the PTG (take out, eat in…all day long).

Deliberative Session Feb. 2 at 7:00 p.m. BHS Theater
All voters in Bedford are urged to come to the 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
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Gymnasium. If the proposed budget is voted down, the default budget would be $2.3M lower.  Additional information
can be found here.

"Babysitting" for the Deliberative Session
The Bedford High School National Honors Society students will be available to watch children for parents who wish to attend the Deliberative Session on February 2.  Students will be available in the Bedford High School Library.  Thank you NHS!  

Educational Farm at Joppa Hill
The First Annual Snow Ball will take place at LaBelle Winery on Feb 13, 2016, 7-10PMto benefit Bedford's Educational Farm at Joppa Hill. Featuring a live band, hearty hors d'oeuvres, cash bar, and silent auction, this event is your chance to spend a romantic evening out and also support the Farm. Tickets are $75 per person and can be purchased by visiting or calling Drew Cline at 661-8383.

In Previous News...

PTG Presents: The 2016 Barnes & Noble Day BookfairBeat 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
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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