Friday, May 20, 2016


Dear McKelvie Families ~

This week has been a whirlwind of activity at McKelvie and all around the district.  This is the time of year I find it a challenge to keep up with everything!  Between our Spring Concert, Band Info Night, Visiting Author Lynda Hunt, and Grandparent's Day, there was certainly a lot to do!  As a result of increased activity and expectations, it's typical for kids to be excited and anxiety to increase.  Know that we are aware of this and are working hard to maintain a calm, consistent, and normal (as can be expected) routine for the school.  With June 15th being our last day, it will be here before we know it!

World Language Poster Contest
Chelsea Ongioco, a 5th grader at McKelvie School has won the state poster contest sponsored by the New Hampshire Association of World Language Teachers. She competed against 4th, 5th, and 6th graders throughout the state of New Hampshire and won $50.00. Congratulations to Chelsea! Please see the photo of Chelsea with her award winning poster.

Essay Contest Finalists
Congratulations to the finalists in Bedford Historical Society's Essay Contest - Ava Dubois, Lola Kotsinyan, Julina Li, Maria Lim, Peter Meconi and Annabel Pothuru. The third place winner was Kiersten Stewart, 2nd place was awarded to Ava Weld and  the first place author was​ Emma LaFleur.  These fifth-grade students researched and wrote historical fiction pieces about Bedford. Click here for a great pic!

Rainbow Cloud
The 5th grade students wanted me to share this photo with you.  It was taken during their recess.  A BIG thank you to Tami Bohan for capturing the image!

Field Day/Mel's
Both 5th and 6th grades will have their end-of-year special events on Friday, June 10th.  Grade 5 will have Field Day at McKelvie and 6th grade will go to Mel's Funway Park in Litchfield.

In Previous News...

5th to 6th Placement ACTION ITEM
A reminder to families that we are in the beginning stages of gathering information on placement.  If you have concerns or additional insight, please send along an email or letter for the placement team to review.  Please do not request specific teachers.  Teacher assignments will be published via the Parent Portal in early August.  Enjoy a stress-free June and July!

K-Z Parent Pick Up - REMINDER
A reminder that if you are picking up your child at the Canopy, please pull ahead. Leaving large spaces between your car and the next causes a traffic jam on County Rd.  Also - if you arrive at 3:25, it is smooth sailing.

How To Keep Kids Off Drugs
OnWednesday, June 1st from 6:30pm to 9:00pm, Michael Nerney will be presenting "Why Adolescents Love Risk-Taking, and How We Can Help Manage It." Click here for more information.

New Morning School – Vacation Day Camp
New Morning School’s IMAGINE Program will be open on May 27th in order to accommodate parents during the district’s upcoming Teacher Workshop Day.  For more information, please click on the link below.

Important Traffic Note – BHS and McKelvie
Beginning Monday, May 16th, the intersections of Liberty/County & County/Nashua will become 4-way stops.  Click here to read more information from the Superintendent.

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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