Friday, March 25, 2016


Dear McKelvie Families ~

This was an incredibly busy week at McKelvie.  As you will notice from my lengthy notes, we have a lot going on.  Feel free to save these to read over a cup of coffee!  For those of you who celebrate, I hope you have a wonderful Easter weekend!  I look forward to seeing the kids back on Monday morning...

Polite & Right Raffle Winners
Grade 5:  Christian Barker, Buchanan Field

Q4 Intramurals- April 4 – May 26, 2016
Sign-ups for fourth quarter intramurals will be held from March 25 at 3:30 PM - Sunday, April 3rd 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

Smarter Balanced Practice Testing - Action Item Grade 6
Grade 5 students will be taking a quick tour of the Smarter Balanced Assessment site on Monday (3/28) and Tuesday (3/29).  Please have your 5th grade student bring in a set of earbuds for Monday & Tuesday.  We do have a few to borrow if your child does not have a set.  They will be sent home not later than Wednesday (3/30). A small ziplock bag with their name written in sharpie is recommended.

World Language Week Wrap-up at McKelvie School 
For the “Identify the Flags Contest” outside the cafeteria.  We had a lot of entries, with 7 entrants who had them all correct.  We entered their names in a drawing, and the overall winner was Nicholas Gibson.  For the “Guess the Number of Flags in a Jar”. The correct answer was 2,260.  The winner who had guessed the closest with the number of 2,222 was  Chris Luders. To see a photo of Nicholas and Chris please click here

The homeroom winners for the World Language Week Trivia/Theme Days were.
 6th grade:  Mrs. Ramsey
 5th grade: Mrs. Opitz
Thank you to everyone who participated.

We would like to thank all the businesses and parents who helped to make World Language Week a success. Donations were received from Fresh Market, Hannaford Supermarket, Harvest Market, Panera Bread, Pizza Bella, Yanni's Pizza, and Irish treats from the PTG

McKelvie's FIRST Annual Recital
A HUGE thank you to the Music Department and all of the students who participated in Wednesday's Recital Night.  The evening was TERRIFIC!  Click here to see a group photo of the participants. Thank you to the participants for a great evening: Taylor Hatem, Taylor Oster, Alexa Allen, Michelle Yu, Kara Pulsifer, Ally Garron, Emma Malayandy, Hiba Babar, Lily Mooney, Grace Van Valkenburg, Avi Goldman, Noah Goldman, Camden Cilley, Emma Watts, Sophie Watts, Kendall Kerr, Sean Guillory, Kenzy Bibawi, Alexia Crisologo, Owen Bresnahan, Ava Weld, Vivian Robinson, Dylan Fanburg, Kira Abdelsayed, Ava DuBois, Erika Adler, Mackenzie McCarthy, Elsie Munsterteiger, Garrett Konieczny, James Wang, Sydney Buffet, Julina Li, and Ginny Fitzgerald.

McKelvie Art Club Paints Window Mural!
Thank you to the following 6th grade students for painting our Spring Mural:  From left to right on the back row: Eli O'Brien, Noah Rey, Lindsey Pelletier, Richa Thapa, Kate Bagley, Ryan Prendible, Max DiGiovanni, & Katelyn NealFrom left to right on the front row: Sydney Gagne, Morgan Dias, Molly Crowder, & Nolette PerryClick here to see the kids and part of their work.

Community Action Team Endeavor
Your Coins to Benefit NH's Children in Hospitals! Starting Monday, March 28th, through Friday, April 8th, the Community Action Team (CAT) is collecting "coins" to benefit NH's Hospital for Children at Elliot.  Monies will be collected on the following schedule:
Monday - Pennies
Tuesday - Nickels
Wednesday - Dimes
Thursday - Quarters
Friday - Any monies

The goal of CAT is to make a hospital stay a little more comfortable for children in NH.  Elliot Hospital has a wish list of items that would provide comfort and distraction to children who are facing surgery or hospitalization (Wish List).  Through the student's donations CAT will be purchasing items on the hospital's wish list.  If you have any questions about this drive, please contact CAT Advisors Michael Crowell ( or Jodi Parsons (

Clothing Drive April 4th-8th
McKelvie will be participating in a clothing drive with Schoola ( Schoola collects pre-loved women's and children’s clothes, preps and sells them online, and gives 40% of the proceeds back to McKelvie. Donate clean clothing in like-new condition from April 4th -  8th. To be sure McKelvie gets credited for items sold please label your donation bags with the stickers that should have come home with students. Questions can be directed to Sue Jennato at

PTG Scholastic Feelin’ Groovy Book Fair
The PTG “Feelin’ Groovy-Peace, Love and Books” Book Fair will be at McKelvie April 4th – 7th. We will be open Monday/Wednesday til 5:30 and Tuesday/Thursday til 7pm in room 1. We will kick things off with a Tie Dye Spirit Day on Friday, April 1st and wrap it up Hippie Day on Friday, April 8th. Students will all have an opportunity to preview the book fair during the week with their class and create a "wish list" of books they like.  Parents are welcome any time during fair hours to come to shop for great books. There will also be a "classroom wish list" for each teacher on display at the fair.  If a parent/student wants to purchase and donate a book to a teacher’s classroom they can do so at the fair.  Be sure to check out the 1960’s Dance Off competition going on between some staff members!

Camp Invention Summer Camp
Does your child like to take things apart, and design, color and create? Are you interested in unlocking your child's potential this summer?  Camp Invention, EPIC (click for video) may be a great fit.  McKelvie Middle School will once again be hosting camp June 20 - 24 from 8 am - 3:30 PM. Camp Invention is the only nationally acclaimed summer enrichment day experience for children entering grades 1 - 6 led by NH certified teachers with a staff ratio of 1:8!!  Camp cost is $250, but there is an Early Spring $25 discount.  Click here to register online, or here to view our paper flyer.  If you have any questions, please contact the director, Courtney Cheetham at 

Spotlight on Special Education in Bedford
Are you the parent or guardian of a child who accesses special education services in Bedford?  Join us for an informational session to learn about special education services in our Bedford schools!  Meet representatives and gain insight into the different programming at each school through this panel presentation. Tuesday April 19th6:00-7:30 p.m. at the SAU Board Room, 103 County Road.  RSVP to Robin Palis or 472-3755 (option 2).

Community Enrichment Program
Time is running out to register for our Spring Community Enrichment Classes!  We still have room in our "Conversational Italian I for Beginners" and our two Photography classes: "Photography Basics II" and "Photo Editing Basics; Quick and Easy Fixes for your Photographs". Don't miss out on the fun -Register now by clicking here or more information!

Illusionist Show @ BHS
The Bedford High School DECA chapter will be hosting the magical spectacular, The Magic of Lyn. The show’s award winning illusionist, Lyn Dillies, has toured all around the country and is bringing her 85 minute act to the BHS Theatre at 7:30 PM on April 9th. Tickets will be $10 when ordered directly from a DECA student attending ICDC, $15 online here and $15 at the door. We will also be offering a VIP package special for the kids which includes a light up magic wand paired with a magician’s cape customized with your child’s name on it for $15. All proceeds from the event will go toward funding DECA students to compete at the International Career Development Conference (ICDC) in Nashville at the end of April.  We can’t wait to see you there!

Volleyball Clinic - April Break
Courtney O’Connell, a senior who plays for the Varsity Volleyball team at Bedford High School, is hosting a volleyball clinic from April 25-27 for girls in grades 5-8 for her senior project.  The camp is about improving on fundamental volleyball skills and learning more about the game, with appearances from college and club coaches! Click on the link to sign up!!

Happy Easter,

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