Friday, September 30, 2016


Dear McKelvie Families ~

Fall has arrived!  Just a quick reminder that students will need to start wearing layers (hoodies or jackets) to school.  As the weather gets colder, the students seem to like the outdoors less and less.   As a result, wearing layers will help to keep them warm at recess.

It was a fast, but terrific week at McKelvie.  Below are this week’s updates:

MSN Names McKelvie Top School
A big thank you to the families who saw a recent MSN report on McKelvie being named a top school in NH.  Click HERE for the article.  

Astronaut to Visit McKelvie
We have been given an AMAZING opportunity to have Dr. Lee Morin, a NASA Astronaut, give an assembly to the students at McKelvie on October 13th.  Dr. Morin grew up in Manchester, NH and graduated from West High School and UNH, before becoming an astronaut.   He travelled in space on the STS-110 Atlantis, worked on the International Space Station, and performed spacewalks.

Before School Program - Reminder
A reminder that access to the Before School Program is for students who have registered for a $65 fee.  If you elect not to participate, drop off is no earlier than 8:20 at the front.  Please do not drop off by the playground.

Destination Imagination
Registration Closing Thursday, October 6th, 2016. Anyone still interested in participating in Destination Imagination this year must register their child by Thursday, October 6th with our DI Coordinator.  To learn more about the program and how to provide your child with this enrichment opportunity, please contact  Marie Russell at

World Language Club
The World Language Club has been meeting in September and have completed a bulletin board about "Why Learn a World Language.  Check out their bulletin board on the second floor and read the reasons the students came up with as to why it's important to learn another language. Click HERE for their group photo!

PTG & Shorty’s
YOU’RE INVITED to join the PTG at Shorty’s in Bedford on Thursday, October 6th! On the first Thursday of every month the Bedford PTG will receive 15% of all sales, beverages included, dine in or take out, all day long. Simply print or show them this flyer or just let them know to give a copy of your receipt to the hostess.

A Message From PTG
Help the PTG continue to bring exciting programs to our schools like TIGER (Theater Integrating Guidance, Education, and Responsibility) Anti-Bullying Presentation coming in October for McKelvie students. This powerful and exciting program is designed to help children, schools, parents, and communities deal proactively and positively with social issues and concerns facing children in schools today. These programs cannot happen without the support from parents and teachers in the Bedford community. There is still time to help, simply click on this link to make a donation via credit card or PayPal, or send in a check payable to Bedford PTG in an enveloped marked “PTG Support” with your name, email address and child’s school. Bedford PTG appreciates your support.
DID YOU KNOW that the PTG receives 40% of the sales from our Gifts, Wrap & More Fundraiser? You will find quality wrapping paper, delicious snacks, gifts, gadgets and more through Meadow Farms. This fundraiser ends Monday, October 3rd and ALL proceeds go right back into our schools. Click Here to start shopping. If you’d like to support the PTG but don’t need wrapping paper feel free to make a straight donation at

In Previous News…

School Sponsorship Opportunity - 10/1 deadline
This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Intermediate School's Move-a-thon.  If you own a business or know someone who does, we are seeking business/corporate sponsors this year.  Attached is an informational letter and a sponsorship form.  If you are interested or have questions, please contact one of our outstanding committee members (listed below).
Cindy Detscher -
Liz Purnell -
Jen Cassidy -
Lisa Wolfinger -
Jen Theodore -
Jen Spector -
Jodi Parsons -
Jen Asdot -

Chipotle & McKelvie Team Up - Save the Date!
  • 10/12/2016
  • 4:00pm-8:00pm
  • 99 S River Road Unit 4, Bedford, NH 03110
  • More details to follow

Ecosmith Recycle Bins for Destination Imagination
Did you know that every school in the district has an Ecosmith Recycle Bin?  This is a great way to donate/recycle old clothes, while helping raise funds for our teams who advance to Global Finals each year.  You can put any kind of fabrics in these bins, towels and stuffed animals too.  Ripped shirts and pants with holes are fine, as well as well worn shoes.  Bedford DI greatly appreciates your continued participation in this program.

Hannaford Helps Reusable Bag Program
Hannaford Bedford stores on Kilton Road and Jenkins Road will donate $1.00 for every blue “Hannaford Helps” reusable bag purchased to the Bedford PTG, for the entire month of September!

Bedford Education Foundation
The Bedford Education Foundation Fall Fundraiser
Friday November 4, 2016
Manchester Country Club
Tickets available at
$50 for community members and $25 for faculty and staff in Bedford
Don’t miss this fantastic evening out for a great cause
For more information or for sponsorship opportunities please email

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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