Friday, December 2, 2016


Dear McKelvie Families ~

I want to acknowledge that this is a busy - and sometimes trying - time of year.  As a school, we have so many activities, initiatives, and events for kids and their families.  While we always welcome participation, we see these as a menu of options rather than an obligation to participate.  Whether it be the Book Fair, Toys for Tots, Food Drives, or School Clothing, do not feel obligated to take part in each event.  We are grateful to be part of a kind and generous community!  Below are this week’s notes:

Move-a-thon Winners
Congratulations to our MAT Raffle Winners!  Click HERE to see who won.

Yearbook Cover Contest
The Yearbook Club is conducting its annual cover design contest for the front and back covers of the 2016/17 yearbook!  All submissions will be published in the yearbook; however, only one sixth and one fifth grade design will be selected for the front and back covers.  Submissions should be dropped off in the Guidance Office no later than Friday, December 9th.  Click HERE for details.

Toys for Tots
The Community Action Team is collecting new, unwrapped toys for the annual Toys for Trots Drive.  Toys can be dropped off at in the bins located across from McKelvie's main office.  Toys will be collected until December 16th. Thank you for your support of this holiday drive.

From the  McKelvie Library
In the MIS Library we had our third Search Slip Drawing ! These slips are filled out when students use the online catalog to search for books. Frannie Baldi, in Mrs. Stank's homeroom, had her name drawn. Congratulations to Frannie. She received a $5.00 gift certificate for a sweet treat from a local ice cream shop. Enjoy!

Thank you to the wonderful PTO members who helped to set up, host, and breakdown the Scholastic Holiday Book Fair! Here is a picture of a few of the members who graciously donated their time to help give the gift of reading to McKelvie and their families!

McKelvie Holiday Book Fair-Online Extension ‘til Tuesday 12/6
Didn’t have a chance to stop by McKelvie’s Holiday Book Fair or maybe couldn’t find what you were looking for…the online fair is available through Tuesday, 12/6 and offers an expanded selection of books for the whole family.
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 to start shopping.
PTG Thank You
We’d like to take a moment to thank you for your continued support of our programs and events. With your participation in our different fundraisers we are able to fund enriching activities for students K-12 including visiting authors, musicians, live animals, artists, anti-drug and anti-bullying programs, and so much more!  To learn more about the Bedford PTG visit

In Previous News…

Portal Grades vs. Email Updates
If you receive email updates on your child’s grades and have noticed that they did not match the PowerSchool portal, you were not imagining things!  There was a setting that we had to adjust.  This glitch should now be solved!

Grade 6 Families - Save the Date!
6th to 7th Registration Night: March 21, 6PM in the RAL Media Center
6th to 7th Parent Move Up Night: May 25, 6PM in the RAL Dining Hall

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.

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.

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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