Thursday, December 22, 2016


Dear McKelvie Families ~

This week’s update is filled with some pictures and good news notes.  I wish all of you a Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, and Happy Holiday!  I look forward to our return to school on Tuesday, January 3, 2017!

Lost & Found
A quick reminder that all items in the Lost & Found will be donated over Winter Break.  Feel free to stop by and check out the selection.  Items will be held here until December 30th.

McKelvie Spelling Bee Winner!
Congratulations to all the participants of the 10th annual Spelling Bee! On Tuesday, seventeen  fifth- and sixth-grade students  competed  on the stage in front of families and classmates. The runner-up was Abhinav Vadali from Mrs. Kelly's class.  Joseph Mendenhall, a student in Mr. Donahue's class, is McKelvie School's winner. He will represent our school at the statewide spelling bee in Concord in February. Good luck to Joseph!

From the Library
Season's Readings from the MIS Library! I just wanted to take a moment to wish you all a happy and healthy holiday season. Cherish the time with your family and child(ren) and enjoy all the magic that the holidays bring. Be sure to take some time to curl up with a good book! Here is a picture looking into the library from the hall. Remember, reading is a gift that lasts a lifetime!
Warmly, Mrs. Cote 📚

New McKelvie Signage
After receiving feedback that finding the Main Entrance can be a challenge, we finally installed a sign at McKelvie!  A BIG thank you to Guidance Secretary, Leanne Gould for acting as “Project Manager” for us.  Click HERE or drive by to check it out! Funds from last year’s school directory were used to help make this happen.

Fire Truck Ride to School
Congratulations to  Nathaniel Barrett and Dylan Vilela on their Fire Truck ride to school this week.  Also - a HUGE thank you to our Bedford Fire Department for partnering with us!  Click HERE to see their photo.

Bottle Flipping - A Science Lesson
A BIG thanks to Mrs. Kelly for making a lesson out of this national craze!  How much water is better to get the bottle to land correctly.  Click HERE to see this COOL video.  Watch to the end!

Holiday Spirit
Great minds think alike.  Check out how Ellie Ludwig and Mrs. Kelliher dressed for Wacky Day.  Click HERE to see the pic.

Ski NH Snow Passports
4th and 5th grade students are eligible for a passport booklet containing vouchers for lift tickets and trail passes in New Hampshire.  Click HERE for more information.

Parent Portal Quirk
When students/parents log into the PowerSchool portal, the achievement grade (Q1-Q4) for Success and Support classes displays as a zero; however, the actual grade is blank as students are not being graded on achievement in these classes. Unfortunately, this is a feature of the software that cannot be modified. When the report card is printed/viewed, the achievement grade will show as a blank.

From the PTG
Happy Holidays from the Bedford PTG! Have a safe and wonderful vacation.
See you in 2017!

In Previous News...

Earbud Purchase Option
With the introduction of 1:1 Chromebooks this year, students were asked to bring in a pair of inexpensive headphones/earbuds to leave at school. Because many students have forgotten to bring them in, they will now have an option to purchase a pair of inexpensive earbuds (similar in quality to what you would purchase on a plane) from the library for $1.

Community Event
SAVE THE DATE: January 19th, 2017, 6p.m. - 8p.m. in the Lurgio Middle School Media Center. Retired NH Supreme Court Chief Justice John Broderick will present “Mental Health: A Little Knowledge Can Go a Long Way”. Chief Justice Broderick is leading a statewide campaign to bring mental illness out of the shadows. He will share his own story and will lead a discussion on ways to address this important issue here in Bedford. Space is limited, please come early. The PTG is proud to be co-sponsoring this event with the Bedford School District and BeBOLD.

Grade 6 Families - Save the Date!
6th to 7th Registration Information 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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