Friday, November 18, 2016


Dear McKelvie Families ~

Next Tuesday is a BIG day.  Not only is it the last day of school before Thanksgiving, but it is also the BIG REVEAL.  Mrs. Asdot and I will be performing our choreographed dance routine to Justin Timberlake’s “Can’t Stop This Feelin’.”  A HUGE thank you to Miss Victoria and BYPC for sponsoring our dance lessons these last several weeks.  Not to worry, we will be posting the video in the next edition of Principal Notes.  This week’s updates are below.

Homework Club
As a reminder there is NO HOMEWORK Club on 11/21 & 11/22

McKelvie Grade 6 Band Students go to UNH!
A BIG thank you to Mrs. Coughlin, Miss Heinrichs and the 6th grade band students for representing McKelvie and Bedford at UNH’s Music Festival today.  Click HERE to see their pic!

McKelvie Jazz Band Auditions!
If you are interested in playing in Jazz Band this year, the audition music is ready. Audition music is available for band instruments, guitar, bass, piano, and percussion, which is drum set and bells. Please visit the band room to pick up your materials. More information about auditions and rehearsals can be found on Mrs. Wickham's website. Please email Mrs. Wickham ( with any questions.

Farm to Table Club - NEW!
Are you looking for new ways to help your children actively learn about socially relevant issues? The Combating Food Insecurity Curriculum: Action from Our Farms to Our Communities to Our Tables offers service learning projects, student presentation activities and student entrepreneurship planning tools that address issues of food insecurity and hunger. Click HERE to learn more and sign up.

A Note from the Library
Our McKelvie School Library is a great place to research, read, and relax! Be sure to click on HERE to see a short slideshow of students doing all of the above in our library space!

McKelvie Holiday Book Fair
Give the Gift of Reading…stop by the McKelvie Scholastic Holiday Book Fair 11/28 – 12/1. Parents and students are welcome any time during fair hours to come shop for great books.
The fair will be open:
Monday 11/28  - 8am-5:30pm
Tuesday 11/29  - 8am-7pm
Wednesday 11/30  - 8am-5:30pm
Thursday 12/1  - 8am-7pm
You can also shop online starting Tuesday 11/29 thru Wednesday 12/7. Any online orders will be shipped to the school and delivered to your children at no cost, before Winter Break. Visit McKelvie Book Fair Webpage for more information.

SNHU Youth Day
The SNHU men’s and women's basketball teams will have a game on Dec 30th during the holiday break.  The women's team starts at 1:30pm and the men’s team starts at 3:30pm. We will have a special performer during halftime. Any child 12 years or younger will get in for free.

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Ski & Skate Sale
THIS SATURDAY at BHS, 9 a.m. - 2p.m.!! Get all your winter gear and delicious baked goods for the holidays, November 19th at our annual Ski & Skate sale. Consignors, volunteers and bakers wanted. Gear drop-off is Friday, November 18th 5p.m. - 8p.m. @ BHS.
Holiday Gift Card
Did you miss the first round of GIFT CARD ordering? Gift cards are perfect for any occasion and there is still time to order!! Orders are due November 30th. Simply print your order form and return, with payment, to school with your student. Gift cards will be delivered the week of December 12th.
Manchester Monarchs Night
It's STAR WARS NIGHT at the Manchester Monarchs on Saturday, December 3rd, at 6p.m.. Join the PTG for a community night out at the Monarchs while enjoying discounted ticket prices, family fun, and even get your picture taken with your favorite Star Wars characters! Orders are due Monday, November 28th.
**Proceeds from this event will support the "Fan Clubs" at BHS and RAL.

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Cold Weather
Just a reminder that students should wear layers to school with the expectation that they will go outside for recess.  Coats, hats, and mittens/gloves are encouraged.  We use +/-20° (including wind chill) to make the call for indoor/outdoor recess.

Lost & Found
Our Lost and Found is beginning to look like a clearance rack.  If your child has lost articles of clothing (especially sweatshirts) please stop by and check it out. We also have a wide variety of water bottles - all waiting for a home. All items will be donated to a social service agency over Winter Break.

Yearbook - NOTICE
Please be aware that the Yearbook Club will be using photos of all students for our 2016/2017 yearbook.  If you do not want your child's photo in the yearbook, please email one of our advisors, Susan Cavanaugh ( or Deb Kelly ( Otherwise, every child gets in the yearbook.

Reading Trials
For over a decade, Bedford 5th and 6th grade students have been using Reading Street as the primary resource to teach the English Language Arts Curriculum.  Given our focus on Columbia’s Writing Project, we are exploring other programs that might dovetail reading and writing more smoothly.  As a result, your child may experience other Reading Programs under the direction of the classroom teacher.  As always, questions can be directed to your child’s teacher, our Reading Specialist (, or Curriculum Coordinator (

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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