Friday, April 22, 2016


Dear McKelvie Families ~

Last Friday, the McKelvie Chorus performed at Fisher Cat Stadium.  As you can imagine, I am so proud of them and all of the students at McKelvie.  While it is my role to facilitate quality learning for your children, I feel as though they teach me more than I could have ever fathomed. Click here to hear our kids sing.

Polite & Right Raffle Winners
5th grade:  Cole Wolfinger, Anna Smith
6th grade:  Olivia MacDonald, Tyler Beekman

Smarter Balanced 
Monday, May 2nd - Grade 6
If your child is in the following classrooms, they will have SBAC testing all of next week: Allen/Mail/Waldman, Oliveria/Ouellette/Rushia, Mueller/Ramsey.  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%.

Spring Break
Just a reminder that there is NO SCHOOL the week of April 24th.  We will return on Monday, May 2nd

Math Excel - ACTION ITEM
Information regarding 5th grade Excel Placement can be found on the Mathematics Placement Page on the McKelvie website.  If interested, permission slips can be printed and should be returned to your child's math teacher by Wednesday, May 11.  Excel testing will take place on the morning of Friday, May 13.

McKelvie's Got Talent Show
Auditions - Monday, May 9th, 3:30 - 4:30 in the cafe
Student Council is pleased to invite you to this year's annual school-wide talent show! The Talent Show will be held on Wednesday, June 8th from 6:00 to 8:00 pm, with doors opening at 5:45. Ice cream sundaes and root beer floats will be available for $3.00.  Tickets for those treats will be available upon arrival.  The participants for this much-anticipated show always work very hard, and get very excited to put on a great show!  We hope you can join us!  Those interested in auditioning should click here for the permission slip/audition form!

Teacher Appreciation Week
May 2nd- May 6th is Teacher Appreciation Week.  We have a great week planned to show our appreciation for the wonderful teachers and staff at McKelvie.  We need your help to make it all happen.  Click on this link to see what you can do....
Thanks in advance!

You're A Good Man Charlie Brown
McKelvie students have been working hard to prepare for this spring's production, You're a Good Man Charlie Brown.  There will be 3 performances of the show,  Friday, May 6th at 7 pm andSaturday, May 7th at 1pm and 6pm.  Tickets are $5/per person.  Ticket order forms and show information can be found HERE.

Destination Imagination - Shoes, Bags & Belt Drive until May 15th
Bedford 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.

National Drug Take-Back Day  
Saturday, April 30th. Click here for information and locations.

In Previous News...

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.

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. 

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