Friday, October 28, 2016


Dear McKelvie Families ~

This has been a fast-paced and full week at McKelvie.  Monday night was a school board presentation on our Astronaut visit, Tuesday was our “Continuing the Conversation” forum, Wednesday was the Move-a-thon, and Thursday was a pancake breakfast for 50. I think I’m going to sleep in on Saturday!  Below are this week’s updates:

McKelvie Move-a-thon
An ENORMOUS thank you to all of you who helped support our Move-a-thon.  Special thanks go out to our parent committee: Lisa Wolfinger, Liz Purnell , Jennifer Theodore , Jen Spector, Cindy Detscher , Jen Cassidy & Alyssa Zink.  Final numbers will be revealed at the November 22nd assembly along with a surprise by Mrs. Asdot and me!

Q2 Intramurals: November 7– January 20, 2017
Sign-ups for second quarter intramurals will be held from October 28 at 4 PM November 6th at 3 PM.  You will be able to sign up on the McKelvie website under the intramural tab.   Space is limited so be sure to sign up.  Any questions, please contact

MAT Pancake Breakfast
Congratulations to Mrs Geddes and Miss Parolin.  Both  classes earned a pancake breakfast this morning.  Also - a BIG thank you to Mrs. Roy, Mrs. Parsons, Ms. McGinty, and Mrs. Rocco for helping us pull this off!  Click HERE and HERE for pics.

Make Life Sweeter Candy Drive
With the help of a BHS student, we will be conducting a week-long post-Halloween candy drive. All of the collections will be donated to the New Horizons Soup Kitchen in Manchester.  New Horizons gratefully uses these donations as dessert when they serve the homeless, and they also pass it along as a nighttime treat to those homeless guests staying in the shelter.  The goal of the drive is to make life a little sweeter for those less fortunate.  All donations can be placed in the marked box outside the office, starting the day after Halloween until the end of the school day on Monday, November 7th.

Mathematical Olympiads
Two McKelvie moms are working with the school on a volunteer basis to continue our Mathematical Olympiads Club.  Click here for more information.  To register, click here.

Continuing the Conversation
A HUGE thank you to those who attended this event on Tuesday night.  BCTV did tape the event and will add it to their programming soon.  Also, Diane Vaccarello did an outstanding job.  For a quick reference, below are 5 steps parents can do to empower their children to make positive choices:
#1  Manage Your Own Emotions (parents and children, model management)
#2  Decrease Over-Parenting
#3  Allow your Children and Teens to Fail
#4  Encourage Sleep
#5  Make Small, Sustainable Changes

Community Action Team - Animal Rescue League of New Hampshire
For our first project this year, the Community Action Team (CAT) has decided to host a drive to benefit the Animal Rescue League of New Hampshire in Bedford.  The students are looking for any pet-related donations that will be used to benefit the dogs, cats, and small animals that are being helped by this organization.  A list of needed items can be found here, on their website.  We will be collecting these items between Monday, 10/31 and Friday, 11/4 and there will be a box across from the main office for the collection.  The students thank you in advance for your help!

Just a reminder that Trick or Treat in Bedford is Monday, October 31st from 6pm to 8pm.  Also - McKelvie students CAN wear costumes to school on Monday so long as they adhere to: no blood,  gore, masks, or weapons.  Dress code applies.  Note: Other than a treat for snack or lunch, please do not have students bring candy to school.

Q1 Grades Close
Just a reminder that grades close today for quarter 1.  Digital Report Cards will be available by 5pm on November 4th.  Report Cards can be accessed using the Parent Portal.  If you do not have one, click HERE.

Mrs. Steere’s 6th Grade Science Super Heros
Mrs. Steere’s classes have been working on the Periodic Table.  The students have been very excited about this work.  Click HERE to see the table.  Click HERE to see the Superheros!

Bedford Jr. Bulldogs Football and Spirit Association
Congratulations to the following McKelvie students: Evan Cibotti, Ethan Kemp, Cal McAuliffe, Alex Moore, Ethan Healy, Ben Nguyen, Ryan Rankins, Kieran Rice, Aidan McMonigle & Parker Bromley, From our Cheer teams: Mika Berman, Kayla LeBlanc
Sophia Macdonald, Jillian Seichter & Emily Stabell. Also Sophia Macdonald was awarded a $500.00 scholarship in recognition for all of her volunteering and extra-curricular activities.

BHS Theater Company
Bedford High School Theatre Company presents "The Drowsy Chaperone" November 10th, 11th and 12th @ 7 PM November 13th @ 2 PM November 18th and 19th @ 7 PM
Tickets are $12 for Adults, $10 for Seniors (65+) and $5 for Students. Tickets can be purchased online at or at the door.

From the PTG
GIFT CARD orders for pre-Thanksgiving delivery are due November 2nd! Print your order form here.
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.
Please join the Bedford PTG along with guest speaker, Superintendent Chip McGee, at BCTV (10 Meetinghouse Road, Bedford) on Thursday, November 3rd at 7:30p.m..
At this community event Mr. McGee will be speaking on important topics such as enrollments, current budget drivers/priorities, academic performance as well topics you bring with you! Light refreshments will be served at 7:30 with the presentation to begin at7:45p.m. There will be discussion and Q&A, and your children are welcome to attend.
PTG and Shorty’s
Join the PTG at SHORTY’S in Bedford before or after our community meeting at BCTV on Thursday November 3rd, or grab some food for take-out. Mention the PTG or show this flyer and we will receive 15% of the total sales (including beverages), good on dine-in and take-out all day long.
The annual Ski and Skate sale will be held on Saturday, November 19th, 2016 at BHS. For more information about this anticipated annual event click here. Interesting in volunteering at this event? Email Maria Rocco at

In previous News…

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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