Friday, May 27, 2016


Dear McKelvie Families ~

On Thursday morning, the students participated in our annual Memorial Day Assembly.  There were patriotic songs, original poems by student authors, and two guest speakers.  The students learned why we celebrate Memorial Day and the meaning of Taps.  I must tell you that your kids were OUTSTANDING.  They were respectful, thoughtful, and made a wonderful impression on our guests.  I hope that you enjoy this wonderful Memorial Day Weekend.

Polite & Right Winners
Grade 5:     Jill Seichter & Dylan Vilela
Grade 6:     Alieu Taal & Zach Nguyen

Homework Club
The last day of Homework Club will be on Thursday, June 9th.

Chromebook Program - Grade 6
Click here for important information regarding Lurgio's Chromebook Program for your rising 7th grade student.

Summer Math Clinic - Grade 5 Only
If your child received an invitation to attend our Summer Math Clinic, please return the permission slips.  Questions can be directed to Ginny Kemp at

School Supply Kits
Pre-Order your child’s school supplies for next year through the Bedford PTG and SchoolKidz, a Staples Company. Order forms for students entering Kindergarten through 8th grade will be going home with your student in the next week (Riddlebrook 1st and 4th grade not included). This year we are offering pre-packaged grade level specific supply lists, name brand supplies at competitive prices and online ordering (no shipping fees). All supplies will be delivered directly to your students homeroom, clearly labeled, ready to go on the first day of school. Click here for more information.

Coffee with the Superintendent
Please join the Bedford PTG at our last coffee with Superintendent Chip McGee and School Board Chairperson, Bill Kassler on Thursday, June 2nd at BCTV @ 9:30a.m.. There will be a short presentation followed by a Q&A. This is a great opportunity to hear what’s happening at the district level and ask questions. Light refreshments will be served and your young children are welcome to attend. Email your questions ahead

For Parents about Kids
The PTG is proud to bring back Michael Nerney, international lecturer and teenage risk behavior specialist, to present “Risky Business: Why Adolescents Love Risk Taking and How We can help Manage It”. Join us in the BHS Theater on Wednesday, June 1st at 6:30p.m. for this must see presentation. 

PTG Raffle
Families of current and entering High School Students, the PTG has a few raffles happening that you may be interested in… We are raffling two Chromebooks at $10/ticket; we have two parking spaces (1 for a rising junior and 1 for a rising senior) at $25/ticket and, in conjunction with the Bedford Education Foundation, we are raffling off 4 sets of 4 seats for graduation seating. There are lots of chances to win and the prizes make great gifts this time of year! For tickets or more information please contact Anna Raike, or Sheila Heald at

Four Way Stops on County Road to Continue
he intersections at Nashua Road and County Road in front of
​ ​
Bedford High School and 
 Liberty Hill Road and County Road in front
​ ​
of McKelvie School 
​will remain
 4-way stop intersections
​ through the end of the school year.  On
 May 25, Bedford
 Police Department
​ met with the school district,
Department of Public Works and our engineering consultant
​ and decided to extend the temporary change.  More information can be found at the Bedford Police Department website.

Tree Clearing and Other Summer Construction Projects
The Bedford School District completes significant maintenance projects every summer.   McKelvie is having an older section of roof replaced and getting an upgrade to two student bathrooms in need of replacement.  At Peter Woodbury, the parking lot is being replaced and traffic flow is being reconfigured.  You may notice this project in late June or early July when the trees in front of Peter Woodbury are removed to make way for the expanded parking lot. 

Social Media: A Predator's Playground
On April 4, the Bedford Police Department's Detective Matt Fleming presented Social Media: A Predator’s Playground to the community.  Here is the video link in case parents want to watch.  Social Media: A Predator's Playground Presented by the NHICAC and the Bedford Police Department, Bedford High School, April 4, 2016

Friends of Aine Kid’s Try-athlon - August 14, 2016​
Registration is now open for the 4th Annual 
Friends of Aine Kid’s Try-athlon to be held on Sunday, August 14, 2016. The only event of its kind in the area, the kid’s try-athlon is designed specifically for children ages 4-15 years, in memory of Aine Phillips, who was a student at Riddle Brook School. Beginning at the Bedford town pool and ending at the Bedford High School, participants ages 4-10 years will swim 25 yards, run 1/2 mile and bike 1 mile. Older participants ages 11-15 will swim 50 yards, run 1 mile and bike 2 miles. Official race times for all participants are recorded by Millennium Running. At the finish line, families are invited to enjoy music, a jump rope event, face painting, concessions, raffle prizes and more! The Friends of Aine Foundation is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization and was established in Aine’s memory to help grieving children. For more information, to make a donation or to register, please visit
In Previous News...

5th to 6th Placement 
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 
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.

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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