Friday, October 14, 2016


Dear McKelvie Families ~

You may have heard that the students want me to swim with sharks if they meet our Move-a-thon goal of $40,000.  Unfortunately, I am going to take a pass on this for now.  Click HERE to see why.

Polite & Right
5th Grade: Alex Grudinskas & Matthew Kellar
6th Grade: Alexia Crisologo & JP Frongillo

Italian Ice Winners
Congratulations to Mrs. Francis’ homeroom for being the top fundraising class in 5th grade so far.  Click HERE to see their happy faces.  Also - congratulations to Mrs. Ouellette’s homeroom for being the top fundraisers for 6th so far!

Chipotle Results - WOW!
A HUGE thank you to everyone who supported our Chipotle event on Wednesday!  McKelvie earned $2011.13 in just four hours!  

Dr. Lee Morin - Astronaut Visit
We had an outstanding assembly on Thursday.  Dr. Lee Morin spent 50 minutes presenting a slide show to our students.  The slides included the International Space Station, his spacewalks, and the work he is currently doing on the Orion Project.  Dr. Morin (who, btw, was accepted to NYU’s MD/PhD Program) also answered student questions and provided insight into the future of NASA.  

Grade 5 Science NECAP Results
Families of 5th grade students will be receiving their child’s Science NECAP scores via USPS in the next day or two.  This assessment was administered in the spring of your child’s 4th grade year.

From the Library
The 6th "Golden Ticket" has been located! Congratulations to Paige Zimmerman, a 5th grade student here are McKelvie. She came to the library looking for a book on Tuesday, October 12th. Not only did she leave with a great read but she also received a $5.00 gift card to put towards a new book at Barnes & Noble. Keep on reading, Paige! There are only 4 more "Golden Tickets" left.

Many classes have come into the library to discuss "Good Fit" books and to book shop. Be sure to ask your child if his/her class has come to the library to talk about how books and shoes are related. Many of the books on the tables next to the various sized shoes are new acquisitions. It has been a pleasure to help connect students to books! Here is a picture of what classes have found when they walk into the library find a "good fit" book.

T.I.G.E.R. Presentation sponsored by PTG
T.I.G.E.R. (Theater Integrating Guidance, Education, and Responsibility) is a powerful and exciting collaboration between the Integrated Arts and  Counselor Education graduate programs at Plymouth State University.  T.I.G.E.R. is a professional theatre company designed to help children, schools, parents, and communities deal proactively and positively with social issues and concerns facing children in schools today. T.I.G.E.R. will be performing at McKelvie on October 20th for all students.
GIFT CARDS are back!
Gift giving and every day shopping is easy when you order Gift Cards through the PTG. We are excited to offer gift cards to locally owned businesses along with a wide variety of local and online retailers. There is NO expiration date on the gift cards and you receive the FULL value of the gift card while the retailers will give a portion of the sale to the Bedford PTG (see order form for details). Order by November 2nd for pre-Thanksgiving delivery and order by November 30th for pre-Christmas delivery. Order forms will be going home with students K-8 and are available to download at
Save the Date and please join the Bedford PTG along with guest speaker, Superintendent Chip McGee, at BCTV (10 Meetinghouse Road, Bedford) on Thursday, November 3rd at 6p.m.. At this community event Mr. McGee will be speaking on important topics such as enrollments, current budget drivers/priorities, and academic performance. There will be discussion and Q&A, light refreshments will be served, and your children are welcome to attend.
Ski and Skate Sale
The annual Ski & Skate sale will be held on Saturday, November 19th, 2016 at BHS. More information to come.

In Previous News…

Move-a-thon 2016 - It’s Coming Soon!
We have 20 days until the 10th Annual Move-A-Thon.  This LONG weekend is a great time to ask family and friends to sponsor you as you MOVE to raise money for our SCHOOL.  Our school goal is raise $40,000 this year!!  Proceeds from the Move-A-Thon will be used to create an outdoor learning space for students - we look forward to creating an inviting courtyard space for our students to use.  Click HERE to see what we are looking to improve.  Click HERE to see the design!

BeBOLD & McKelvie Guidance Join Forces
Please join us for “Continue the Conversation” on Tuesday, October 25th from 6:30pm to 7:30pm at McKelvie.  Our special guest speaker is Diane Vaccarello, owner and therapist at Bedford Family Therapy.  Diane will be focusing on how to speak with children about drugs and alcohol as well as its impact on the preadolescent brain.  Mrs. Vaccarello will be joined by Sara Cassin, Health Educator and McKelvie School Counselors, Priscilla McGinty and Jodi Parsons.  Target audience: Parents of children in grades 4-6.

Bedford Skis Crotched Program
Registration is now open!  Go to for information about the options available.  "CMBEDFORD" is the User Name and "bsdmember" as the Password (both are case sensitive).  Rentals, lessons, and adult passes are available.  The program begins Friday, January 6, 2017, and the deadline to purchase 5+2 passes is November 15, 2016.  Contact Isabelle Grenier at with any questions.

Pat’s Peak Ski Program
Bedford students in grades 1-8 are invited to take advantage of discounted ski/snowboard lessons at Pat’s Peak Ski Area in Henniker, NH. This five week Friday night program includes 1 hour lessons and free ski time – under the lights until the 10PM closing time. Discounted lift tickets are available for students who do not need lessons. Included in the program is a free bonus day at Pat’s Peak, Gunstock, and Cranmore to be used from February 27 th to the close of the 2017 season. The 2017 Bedford Ski Program begins on Friday, January 6 th and runs for 5 weeks. The choice of lesson times are 3:30 – 4:30PM or 4:30 – 5:30PM. Parents are responsible for providing transportation or arranging carpools. Easy Online Registration is available at Click on “Learn to Ski & Ride Program” and “Register Here”. The username for bedford330 and bedford430 for the 4:30 lesson. The Password is patspeak17. More details are available at Visit our table at the Bedford Ski and Skate Sale. Contacts – Kim Ahnen – & Martha Cronin –
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.

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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