Friday, April 15, 2016


Dear McKelvie Families ~

It has been such a pleasure seeing so many families walking the halls of McKelvie!  I hope that parent conferences have been helpful and positive.  We think your kids are terrific and want to make sure they are gaining all of the knowledge and skills necessary to grow.  Below are my notes from this week:

Polite & Right Raffle Winners
Also pictured: Alisha Juneja

McKelvie Author Visit! - Action Item
Author Lynda Mullaly Hunt will be coming to McKelvie on Monday, May 16th.  While she is at McKelvie she will be signing her books Fish In a Tree and One For The Murphy's.  If you would like to purchase a book for this purpose, the order form is attached HERE.  Order forms and money are due back to your child's homeroom teacher on or before Friday, April 22, 2016.  If your child already has a copy of one of these books, information will be provided at a later date on where to bring there books so they can have it signed.

Smarter Balanced Starts Monday - Grade 6
If your child is in the following classrooms, they will have SBAC testing all of next week: Burke/Boppel/Thornton, Crowell/Geddes/Steere.  We have 3 requests:
- Students will need a pair of earbuds Monday – Friday.  The teachers will keep them safe.
- Please make sure your child has a healthy breakfast
- A good night’s rest is also helpful
The assessment is not meant to add anxiety.  Students should simply do their best and know that we are behind them 100%.

Report Card Reminder
Just a reminder that when you log into the Parent Portal, there is a button on the left that reads "Report Card."  If you click on this icon, a pdf version of your child's report card will be generated to print for your records or sports teams.

Destination Imagination - Shoes, Bags & Belt DriveBedford DI are having a special drive through Ecosmith Recyclers.  From now until May 15th, you can donate all your old shoes, bags and belts (any condition) in the marked boxes in our school lobby.  This is a great way to get your spring cleaning under way, while helping raise funds for the Lurgio team heading to Global Finals in Knoxville, TN.  Remember, clothing, fabrics and stuffed animals can always be donated in the bin in the parking lot.  We appreciate your support.
Perspectives on BullyingParenting New Hampshire Magazine is hosting an educational forum on Tuesday, April 19ththat will bring together experts, parents and educators to discuss different perspectives on bullying.  The guest speaker and panel will discuss the different types of bullying, who is at risk, NH’s anti-bullying law, and support and resources available for children and parents.  For more information, go to
In Previous News...

Spanish Summer Camp
Students entering 2nd grade-8th grade will be exposed to Spanish in fun immersive language environment on July 11th-14th from 8:00am-11:30am at Bedford High School.  There will be different themes each day taught by highly trained and certified teachers with teenaged team leaders. Students will be in appropriate age and ability groupings.  No Spanish experience is required.  Email Laura Chenette at with questions or to register, spaces are limited.

Parent Involvement Survey
If your child receives special education services, you are being asked to complete a survey about the district's efforts to involve parents in improving services and results for children. Paper surveys are in the mail complete with a pre-paid return envelope. If you prefer, you can go to and complete the survey online. Surveys must be completed by May 13th. Your opinions are very important, and we hope you share them. 

Bedford Schools Water Supply
Concerns about the water supply have been in the news recently.  We want to make sure everyone on our community knows that none of the water supplying the Bedford Schools comes from the Merrimack Village Water DistrictManchester Water Works supplies Peter Woodbury and Memorial. Pennichuck Water Works supplies McKelvie, Lurgio, Bedford High School, and Riddle Brook through a Manchester water source. 

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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