Friday, May 6, 2016


Dear McKelvie Families ~

During this Teacher Appreciation Week, we have been overwhelmed with the generosity and kindness of students, parents, community, and the Bedford PTG.  Teachers were surprised with a Parfait Cart, Chair Massages, Staff Luncheon, Staff Breakfast, and a treat from TCBY.  WOW!  A HUGE thank you to our many volunteers with special thanks to Sue Jennato, Sarah McCarthy, Christy Vigue & Brit Munstertiger!

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

You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown- FAMILY EVENT
TONIGHT is our opening performance at 7pm!  Tickets are $5 per person or $20 per family.  Come on out and see a fun play and support our young actors!  There are two follow up performances on Saturday at 1pm and 7pm.  See you there!

Spring Flowers
If you have noticed spring flowers in the front of the building, they are courtesy of Vivian Law.  A BIG thank you to Vivan who keeps our front entrance looking good even though she does not have any children at McKelvie!

3rd Annual Faculty Basketball Game
"Swishes for Wishes", our third-annual staff basketball game, is happening next Friday, May 13th!  Click here for more information and to reserve your tickets!" Questions can be directed to Michael Crowell ( or Jodi Parsons (

Principals Year in Review
Join the Parent Teacher Group and our School Principals at BCTV on Monday, May 9th @ 9:30 – 10:30a.m. to hear about "The Year in Review” followed by a Q&A. Have a question for the principals? Email us at:

McKelvie Author Visit
Monday, May 16th, author Lynda Mullaly Hunt will be coming to McKelvie.  Ms. Hunt is the author of our all school reads, Fish In a Tree and One of for the Murphy's.  There will be an opportunity for students to have their copies of either of these books signed.  Send the book in to school, prior to May 16th, labeled with your child's name.  Questions can be directed to Jodi Parsons (  Thank You to the Bedford Education Foundation for the funding to make this visit possible.

 Volunteer Opportunities-McKelvie Open PTG Coordinator Roles
McKelvie is looking for several PTG event coordinators for the upcoming 2016/17 school year. PTG Support Coordinator-Champion the PTG support drive in the fall. Collect, input (via google spreadsheet), and process/deposit all donations. Help promote PTG at McKelvie or District wide events. Gift Card Coordinator-Organize the Gift Card Fundraiser at McKelvie. Distribute materials, collect, process and deliver orders.
Grandparent/Senior’s Day Coordinator-Work with main office on coordinating this event. Recruit volunteers, assist with set-up, execution, and clean-up.
Scholastic Book Fair Co-coordinator-Co-execute the book fair at McKelvie. Duties include planning, decorating, set-up, recruiting volunteers and working the fair (during and after school hours). These are all McKelvie specific roles and training will be provided. Please email Sue Jennato ( by Friday 5/13, if you have interest in any of these roles.

Substance Abuse Talk 7PM Tuesday May 10 Bedford Public Library 
Timothy Rourke, Director of Substance Use Disorders Grant making and Strategic Initiatives, will be speaking.  It is a community event sponsored by the Bedford Republicans.  The topic is as follows: NH’s heroin epidemic, what the state is doing to address it, and what parents and members of the community should be doing to combat the problem.

Bedford PTG - Grade 6 Parent Volunteers
The Bedford PTG would like to let you know that we are looking for volunteers to help in the following positions at Ross A. Lurgio Middle School:

VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR :  This position is responsible for assisting the PTG Liaison for Lurgio in planning and executing a variety of events
Anyone interested in taking on the role of Volunteer Coordinator at Lurgio next year (2016-2017), please contact Sally Thomas (

MEMBERSHIP/SPONSORSHIP COORDINATOR: This position is responsible for the collecting of sponsorship money donated by parents at RAL as well as creating a database of names to be given to the District Coordinator.  From time to time, this person is responsible for assisting the PTG Liaison and the Volunteer Coordinator in executing events.  Anyone interested in taking on the role of Sponsorship Coordinator at Lurgio next year (2016-2017), please contact Lynne Natale ( ).

The role of volunteering is ever so important in what we do as an organization. The opportunities at Ross A. Lurgio are not as frequent, but they are equally important in making a difference for our children and our school district.  We hope you will join us!

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.

Parent Involvement Survey
If your child receives special education services, you are being asked to complete asurvey 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 surveyonline. Surveys must be completed by May 13th. Your opinions are very important, and we hope you share them. 

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.   
Girls Inc Book Drive
Please consider bringing in new or gently used books to benefit Girls Inc in Manchester. Girls Inc is a great foundation that that supports girls in New Hampshire and gives them a positive environment to grow, learn, and become better people. This book drive will help support the IB C.A.S. (Creativity, Action, and Service) Project of Paige Wallat, Anna Bogursky, and Lilly Heald from Bedford High School. The class that brings in the most books gets an ice cream party, so let’s get collecting and help Girl’s Inc!

Happy Mother's Day!

Michael Fournier
McKelvie Intermediate School
108 Liberty Hill Road
Bedford, NH 03110
603.472.3951 (W)
603.472.4503 (F)
"Like" us on Facebook!
BeBOLD Board Member

No comments:

Post a Comment