We made it! A big thank you to everyone who helped to make this a great week. Between Tech Ed Open House, the BMX Assembly, and the Ice Cream Making experiment in Mrs. Mueller's class, we accomplished a great deal.
My sincere wishes for a restful and family-filled break. Safe travels for those going near and far! See you on Monday, February 29th.
Polite & Right Raffle Winners
Assistant Principal Pope Moving On
Congratulations to Kathy Pope who was recently named Principal of Sanbornton Central School in SAU 59. Kathy will remain in Bedford until June 30th and begin her new role on July 1st.
McKelvie Art Teacher Excels
Congratulations to Mr. Mike Flint, McKelvie Art teacher! Mr. Flint earned his MFA from the Vermont College of Fine Arts. Mr. Flint is a talented painter. Click here to see what he accomplished through his program.
Tech Ed Open House
Thanks to all for who came to the Tech. Ed. open house; a good time was had by all!
Parents visiting the the 6th grade classes helped build their wind powered cars and some even got to test them out on the track with the fan!
Students in fifth grade taught their parents how to draw 3D rubric cubes using isometric graph paper, and enjoyed designing and building prototypes of roller coasters!
Click on the link to check out the pictures of:
Master roller coaster designers Jill Seichter and Evan Cibotti
Rube Goldberg designers Ryan Sullivan, Brendan Thornton and Kiera Gardiner
Wind Car designer Sam Rogge and his dad
Student Council Lip Sync Showdown
The student council will be hosting a Lip Sync Showdown on Thursday, March 24th at 6pm. Auditions will be held on Wednesday, March 9th. Students will need music, printed lyrics and a permission form found on the Student Council web page.
A BIG thank you to the Bedford PTG for our assembly on Thursday. While the kids LOVED the event, the adults indicated that the message was a little muddled. We will be proving feedback to the company after vacation. Click here for a fun picture.
PTG at Manchester Monarchs
Come join the PTG at Max’s Superhero Birthday Party at the Manchester Monarchs onSaturday, March 12th at 7p.m. Look for Batman, Superman and other heroes, even come dressed up as your favorite! Kids will have a chance to participate in the “high five tunnel” to cheer on the Monarchs players as they take the ice (just let us know on your order form). The first 4,000 fans will get a superhero bobblehead! Tickets are priced at the reduced rates of $20/adult and $15/children under 12. Click here to download an order form and return to your school office by Friday, March 4th. Contact Lisa Nash with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Community Enrichment Program
The Bedford School District offers evening adult enrichment courses to the Bedford Community. Courses include Watercolor Painting, Languages, Ceramics, Photography and more. Our spring term classes will be posted in a few weeks and you are encouraged to visit our web page Bedford School District/Community Enrichment Program for our course schedule. We are always looking for new instructors! If you have a skill or interest that you would like to share please contact the program’s Coordinator, Susan Sambrano by email : email@example.com or by phone: 603-714-4395.
This week McKelvie received a check from Target in the amount of $1,242.65! Thank you to everyone who participates in these rewards! Clearly, they add up!
In Previous News...
BeBOLD: Start the Conversation
I have yet to hear a parent tell me that they expected their kids to try drugs. As a result, I encourage you to attend our meeting on Wednesday, March 16th from 6:30pm to 8:00pm at McKelvie. This evening is specifically designed for parents of 5th and 6th grade students. We would like to open this event up to 4th grade parents too. However, it is for YOU first. Please RSVP here.
Social Media Alert
I have been overwhelmed this week with information regarding student use of Social Media. Of particular concern is when someone poses as another student and posts negative information. Please click here for a non-Bedford story that could easily impact our school.
Instagram Account - IMPORTANT
If your child is following an Instagram Account called, mckelviecouples22, please unfollow immediately. It has been reported that this site has been posting destructive messages. We are working to have the site taken down.
Monarchs with the Bedford PTG
Come join the PTG at Max’s Superhero Birthday Party at the Manchester Monarchs on Saturday, March 12th at 7p.m.. Look for Batman, Superman and other heroes, even come dressed up as your favorite! Kids will have a chance to participate in the “high five tunnel” to cheer on the Monarchs players as they take the ice (just let us know on your order form). The first 4,000 fans will get a superhero bobblehead! Tickets are priced at the reduced rates of $20/adult and $15/children under 12. Click here to download an order form and return to your school office by Friday, March 4th. Contact Lisa Nash with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bedford School District Vote
All voters in Bedford are urged to vote on Tuesday, March 8 from 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM at the Bedford High School gymnasium.
These are the key issues to be decided:
• OPERATING BUDGET: The proposed operating budget is $68.3M, a 3.9% increase over this year. The increase is primarily due to personnel, health insurance benefits, and significant building maintenance. If the proposed budget were voted down, the default budget would be $2.3M lower.
• SIDEWALK: There is separate article to fund the construction of a sidewalk along Nashua Road from the Bedford High School lower parking lot to the Department of Public Works parking lot. The cost would be $234,000.
• CAPITAL RESERVES: There are two separate articles about our unused capital reserve funds. One article would discontinue them. The other would re-purpose those same funds for a building maintenance reserve. The total amount as of June 30, 2015 was $478,518. Together, these two articles would have no tax impact.
• Additional information can be found here.
The total estimated tax impact of a "yes" vote on all articles would be $0.66 per thousand, which would be an increase of $198 for the year on a $300,000 home.