Friday, October 21, 2016


Dear McKelvie Families ~

It’s time to start thinking about sending your kids to school as a superhero on Monday.  Mrs. Asdot and I plan on being Clark Kent and Supergirl.  And - while you are thinking about costumes, the students CAN dress up on Halloween so long as they do not use gorey masks, blood, or weapons.  Below are this week’s updates.

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.

This is the LAST weekend to get those pledges in!  Click HERE to see our list of prizes! Students can begin bringing in their equipment (yes, it can go on the bus).

Pancake Breakfast Winners!
Congratulations to the homerooms of Miss Parolin & Mrs. Geddes for bringing in over $1200.oo this week (combined).  Mrs. Asdot and I will be making them a pancake breakfast!  Next week, we will have new homeroom winners.

Spirit Week - NEXT WEEK!
Monday - Superhero Day
Tuesday - Sports Day
Wednesday - McKelvie Colors (blue & yellow)
Thursday - Move-a-thon: Wear neon blue shirts
Friday - PJ Day (dress code applies)

TIGER @ McKelvie
A HUGE thank you to the PTG for funding the Tiger Program.  Thursday’s program taught our students to: T: Tell An Adult, I: I Can Say No, G: Get Help, E: Have Empathy, R: Show Respect.  Click HERE to see our Tiger performers!

School Pictures
School pictures will be sent home next week.  A reminder that retakes are on November 7th.  Students must bring originals back when getting their picture retaken.

Community Action Team (CAT)
A BIG thank you to all of our student CAT members who cleaned up the McKelvie school yard this week.  Click HERE to see their good work AND the beautiful foliage!  Photo courtesy of Mr. Donahue.

FCCLA Update
Click HERE for a September update from Mrs. Trudel and FCCLA.

From the McKelvie Library
Have you ever heard from your child, "Mom and Dad I need help finding information for a project!" If you have ever heard this, be sure to visit the McKelvie Library's Digital Resources page. By navigating to the McKelvie homepage and clicking on the "Library" tab, you will then see a tab titled "Digital Resources." If you scroll down, each of the resources has a link next to the resource image. The Username (ID) and Password for all of these resources will be the same. The Username: mckelvie (not case sensitive) & Password: 03110. We have many relevant, appropriate, and current resources that are available to you remotely. These resources include articles, eBooks, videos, and images. Many of the resources also will "read" to you. This is a great feature for the population of students who are auditory learners. Do not forget to have your child cite his/her sources using the MLA format and as always be sure to check in to see what your child is viewing online!

In Previous News…

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.

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 –

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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