Friday, April 8, 2016


Dear McKelvie Families ~

I am so proud of the kids who took the Smarter Balanced Assessment this week.  They were OUTSTANDING!  Thank you to everyone for helping us pull this off - there are a lot of moving parts.  If your child shares that they are mentally exhausted, you can certainly believe them!  Once again, this week's note is chock full of information:

Polite & Right Raffle Winners

6th Grade Parents - Action Item!
It is time to register your 6th grader for 7th grade!  Please click HERE for a description of course offerings at the middle school, and for directions to log into Powerschool to register for your student's classes at Lurgio. 

Book Fair a HUGE Success
Thank you to everyone who shopped the PTG Book Fair.  Early numbers show $13,314 gross.  Way to go!

Coins for Kids
Mr. Donahue & Mrs. Stank want to recognize their class for the HUGE efforts they put into the Coins for Kids drive.  Click here to see Zach & Ben Nguyen!

Smarter Balanced Starts Monday
If your child is in the following classrooms, they will have SBAC testing all of next week: Lovering/Kelly, Facques/Mazella, & Cleghorn/Hayward.  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%.

Q3 Report Cards - ACTION ITEM
This is it!  Our first attempt at digital Report Cards.  If all goes according to plan, simply log into the Parent Portal and click on the Report Card (left column) .  It should generate a pdf.  NOTE: Teachers usually have a "preview" day to look at paper copies to check for errors.  If your child's report card has an error, please notify their teacher.  Clerical mistakes can be easily fixed.

FCCLA Spring Conference
Congratulations to Mrs. Trudel and her FCCLA Team.  They returned today from their Spring Conference.  Those in attendance were: Evan Perry, Jacob Sevigny, Sophie Figler, Amelia Magay, Ava Weld, Emily Walker , Raquel DeLeo, Alisha Juneja, Leigh Rudduck, Kendall Kerr, Michelle Yu, Lucky Kovvuri, Lillian Wade, & Kayleigh Robillard.  A BIG thank you to our chaperones too: Mrs. DeLeo, Mrs. Magay, Mrs. Figler, Mrs. Sevigny, Mrs. Rudduck, Mrs. Perry

PTG Scholastic Feelin’ Groovy Book Fair
If you were unable to attend the Scholastic Book Fair at McKelvie this week or if you just want to keep shopping, visit the Book Fair online at The online Book Fair is available through Saturday, April 16th.Find an expanded selection of books for the whole family. All orders ship to McKelvie for FREE and each purchase benefits our school. Books will be delivered to your child after April vacation. Thanks for your support.

Math Placement Web Page
As a resource for McKelvie families, our Curriculum Coordinator for Math and Science K-8, has developed a web site to assist with math placement questions. This can be accessed under Academics on the McKelvie web page. 

World Language Poster Contest
The five winners from McKelvie School whose posters are being sent to the state poster contest for World Language Month sponsored by the New Hampshire Association of World Language Teachers are Chelsea Ongjoco, Alejandra Kotsinyan, Olivia King, Fiona Gillis, and Christy Elliott. Best of luck to these students in the state competition! Please see the attached photo of these winners and their posters.

Bake-Off at Bedford High School
The Bedford National Honor Society will be hosting a "Bake-Off" on Monday, April 11, from 2:35 to 5:30 in the BHS Library. Bakers are invited to enter their dessert goods for $2. Non-bakers are also invited to attend and may sample all of the entrees for a $5 fee. All proceeds will be donated to the Joe Dambach Memorial Fund. The winner of the competition will receive a cookbook from the Barefoot Contessa. If you are interested in entering the competition, please register using the attached form:
Any questions or concerns may be addressed to either Megan Pemberton ( or Anli Zhang ( We hope to see you there!

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. 

Hannaford Helps Schools
A BIG thank you to families who participated in the HHS program.  We earned $252.00.  Click here to see the check.

BEEP 2016-2017 Enrollment - Spots still available!
Bedford Early Education Program  (BEEP) continues to accept registrations for the 2016-2017 School Year.  We still have space available in some of our 3 and 4 year old classrooms for 2, 3 or 4 days a week.  Please contact Roberta Keane, BEEP Coordinator at (603) 627-1776 x3216 or

Community-Wide Substance Abuse Discussion on Sunday April 10
You are invited to an important event entitled "It’s Time to Break the Silence!"  This community-wide discussion will be held at the Bedford Presbyterian Church on Sunday, April 10 from 6:30-8:00 PM. This is an opportunity to discuss drug and alcohol abuse and share ways to address these serious challenges.  Parents, teens, and youth from 4th to 12th grade are invited.  For more info contact John Sawyer at or 603-472-5841.

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. 

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New Morning Open House
New Morning Schools is pleased to invite you to our IMAGINE Program Open House, Monday April 11th, 4:30-7 PM at 23 Back River Road, Bedford.  Please stop by and explore our newly expanded space which will house our club based enrichment before and after school programs, vacation and summer camps.  Just for coming to our Open House each family will be entered in a raffle for a free week of camp for one child!

Have a great evening,

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