Friday, June 23, 2017

6.23.17

Dear McKelvie Families ~

It has been four days since the last day of school and I continue to smile as I think about the student growth and maturity that took place this school year.  It is definitely a different feel with the students on vacation, but I suspect they are each enjoying the well-earned down time.  This will be your last Principal Note of the year.  Enjoy your summer!

Polite & Right Raffle Winners
Congratulations to: Ethan Christerson, Ryan Berge, Sydney Davidson, & Nikki Basur.  Click HERE to see their picture!

McKelvie Yearbook
We have ONE yearbook left for sale.  It is in the Main Office and is $25.  First to respond gets it.

McKelvie Drummer Meets Local Celebrity
Congratulations to Byron Dupris who met Justin Spencer from Recycled Percussion  at the Best of NH Party at Fisher Cat Stadium.  Click HERE to see their picture.

Supply Lists
There are supply lists on the McKelvie web site for rising 5th and 6th grade students only.  Students going into 7th need to contact the Lurgio Middle School.  If you purchased a supply pack from the PTG, you are all set and have nothing to do! Supply kit coordinator is Sally Kellar.  She can be reached at sallykellar@yahoo.com.

From the Library
Thank you very much for helping your child(ren) remember to bring their McKelvie Library book(s) back as we wrap up the school year. All of the old favorites, as well as new titles, will be available for checkout when school begins in August.

Help your child(ren) prevent the "summer slide" by visiting the McKelvie Library homepage! Click HERE to visit the "Summer Reading" tab. You will find OPTIONAL summer reading opportunities, a link to the Bedford Public Library Catalog, helpful reading websites, as well as an informative "summer slide" infographic from Scholastic. Remember summer reading is reading for FUN. Enjoy!

Have a GREAT summer,

Michael Fournier
Principal
McKelvie Intermediate School
108 Liberty Hill Road
Bedford, NH 03110

603.472.3951 (W)

Friday, June 16, 2017

6.16.17

Dear McKelvie Families ~

One day left.

Report Cards
4th Quarter Report Cards are now available on the Parent Portal in Power School.

Last Day of School
A reminder that Monday, June 19th is the last day of school.  Students will be dismissed at 1:15pm.  There is no After School Program.

Lost & Found
Please check out our Lost and Found.  All items will be donated to a social service agency when school lets out.

The McKelvie Clean-up Crew!
A BIG thank you to this group of students who consistently helped to pick up the school grounds!  Click HERE to see a great pic of these boys: Colby Pederson, Noel Paramenter, Jackson Carr, Ethan Christerson, Camren Raymond, Kolton Blaisdell, & Tyler Bozek!

Have a GREAT weekend,

Michael Fournier
Principal
McKelvie Intermediate School
108 Liberty Hill Road
Bedford, NH 03110

603.472.3951 (W)

Friday, June 9, 2017

6.9.17

Dear McKelvie Families ~

We are in the home stretch.  Next week is our last full week and will be chock full of events and activities meant to solidify learning, celebrate accomplishments, and round out the end of a successful year.  It is my sincere hope that your child’s experience at McKelvie has been a positive one.  Navigating the ups and downs of growing up is normal, but we always want more ups than downs!  Below are this week’s notes:

Information

Last Day of School
Just a reminder that the last day of school is Monday, June 19th.  Students will have lunch and be dismissed at 1:15pm.  There is no after school program on the last day.

Smarter Balanced
Remember when you child participated in the Smarter Balanced Assessment in May?  We are sending the results home today.  There will be a cover letter from me along with a score sheet for math and one for English Language Arts.  If you find yourself wanting to know more, click HERE for a myriad of resources.

5th & 6th Grade Field Days
A reminder that both Chucksters and Field Day will take place next Thursday, June 15th.  Questions regarding these activities can be directed to your child’s teacher.

From the Library
All borrowed school library materials were due back to the McKelvie Library by today, Friday, June 9th. Please have your child(ren) take a moment to check his/her library account. If they are unable to do this, please have them come to the McKelvie Library to get assistance. We are happy to help. If your child(ren) have materials out, we are looking forward to seeing the material(s) in the library return box Monday. Thank you very much!

Lost & Found
Please check out our Lost and Found.  All items will be donated to a social service agency when school lets out.

Celebration

PTG COLOR BLAST 5K Fun Run/Walk
The first annual Bedford PTG Color Blast 5k was an amazing success and we want to extend a huge thank you to all of the participants as well as the volunteers who made the event outstanding!
PTG THANK YOU…
As we close out another school year, the Bedford PTG would like to extend our gratitude and thanks to all of our volunteers who selflessly give their time to support our events throughout the school year.  It is due to our amazing volunteers that we can provide so many enriching programs to Bedford students.

In Previous News…

Last Day of School
Just a reminder that the last day of school is Monday, June 19th.  Students will be dismissed at 1:15pm.  There is NO after school program that day.

Have a GREAT weekend,

Michael Fournier
Principal
McKelvie Intermediate School
108 Liberty Hill Road
Bedford, NH 03110

603.472.3951 (W)

Friday, June 2, 2017

6.2.17

Dear McKelvie Families ~

A BIG thank you to everyone who participated in our Science Fair today.  It was terrific to see so many families stop by and support our young science minds!  We are now in the home stretch - the end is near.  It is my hope that patience and perseverance are a mainstay during our last two weeks.  Below are the notes for this week:

Information

Student Council Talent Show!
The talent show will be held on Wednesday, June 7th at 6:00 pm.  Doors will open at 5:45, and tickets for ice cream sundaes and root beer floats will be available for $3.00 each, to be served during intermission.  Bottled water will be available for $1.00.

From the Library
Congratulations to our May Search Slip winner! Anna Tenn's Search Slip was drawn from the many slips that were entered into our May raffle. Click HERE to see Anna, her Search Slip, and her prize. Enjoy a sweet treat, Anna!  We are looking to get all borrowed school library materials back into the McKelvie Library by Friday, June 9th. Any help with this is appreciated!

BHS Girls Basketball Clinic
If your daughter is interested in a girls basketball clinic this summer (hosted by the BHS Girls Basketball Team), click HERE to learn more. For questions, contact Sue Thomas at sue_thomas@comcast.net

Tween Trek at Joppa Hill Farm
Ages 10-13 June 8th
4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Guided Hike for Middle Schoolers! Bring your step tracker or camera and enjoy nature with friends.  Learn about hiking and do a 1.75 mile hike!
$3 suggested donation

Annual Friends of Aine Kid’s Try-athlon
​T​he 5th Annual Friends of Aine Kid’s Try-athlon will be be held on Sunday, August 13, 2017. The only event of its kind in the area, the kid’s try-athlon is designed specifically for children ages 4-15 years, in memory of Aine Phillips, who was a student at Riddle Brook School. Beginning at the Bedford town pool, participants ages 4-10 years will swim 25 yards, run 1/2 mile and bike 1 mile. Older participants ages 11-15 will swim 50 yards, run 1 mile and bike 2 miles. We are pleased to announce that this year Millennium Running will be our event partner. At the finish line, families are invited to enjoy music, jump roping, an obstacle course, water games, face painting, concessions, raffle prizes and much more! Friends of Aine is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization. All proceeds from this event go toward support for grieving children. For more information, to register, volunteer or to make a donation, please visit www.friendsofaine.com or www.facebook.com/friendsofaine.

In Previous News…

BHS Celebrates a Decade
Come to Bulldog Stadium on Saturday, June 3rd and celebrate Bedford High School's 10 year anniversary! "Bulldogfest" is a free event open to the entire community that will feature BHS alumni that are now professional musicians, food trucks, artist vendors, face painting, lawn games and even Joppa Hill! Whether it's raining or shining that day, be at BHS to celebrate 10 Years of Awesome!

Special Education Update
The NH Special Education Procedural Safeguards Handbook was recently updated to reflect changes in the 3/25/17 revisions to the NH Rules for the Education of Children with Disabilities. Click here for a copy or contact your child's case manager for a paper copy. Additional information can be obtained through the Parent Information Center here.

Last Day of School
Just a reminder that the last day of school is Monday, June 19th.  Students will be dismissed at 1:15pm.  There is NO after school program that day.

Homework Club
The last day for Homework Club will be on Thursday, June 9th.

PTG COLOR BLAST 5K Fun Run/Walk
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED - Want to participate in the Color Blast 5K without “doing" the 5K? We invite you to join our team of volunteers to help make this a great community fun run/walk, we  guarantee- it’s going to be a blast! Click here to view and sign up for volunteer opportunities.
School Supply Kits…Orders Due By June 9th
Take the hassle out of BACK TO SCHOOL SUPPLY shopping. the Bedford PTG is partnering with SchoolKidz, a Staples Company, to offer pre-ordered, grade level specific, school supply kits for students. Kits are available for students enteringgrades K-8. Order forms will be coming home in backpacks by May 19th. You can also order online at www.shopttkits.com and enter the account number below for the school your child will be at in the fall.
NOTE: When ordering, be sure to select the kit for the grade your child will be entering in the fall. All orders are due byJune 9th. Kits will be delivered directly to your child’s classroom prior to the first day of school. Please contactbedfordnhptg@gmail.com with any questions.
McKelvie  88671 (to order a 6th grade kit)
Lurgio  34344 (to order a 7th grade kit)
Account codes for elementary schools:
Memorial  88603
Peter Woodbury  88602
Riddle Brook  17033

Have a great Memorial Day weekend,

Michael Fournier
Principal
McKelvie Intermediate School
108 Liberty Hill Road
Bedford, NH 03110

603.472.3951 (W)

Monday, May 29, 2017

5.16.17

Dear McKelvie Families ~

On Thursday, we had our annual Memorial Day assembly.  I must say that the students were OUTSTANDING!  I was so proud of them and all of the faculty who helped to put together this meaningful assembly.  Special thanks to our student leaders: Charlie Cariello, Jacob Redmen, Dara Brown, Hannah Duffy, Ayeza Shah, Sofia Destefano, Sean Guillory, and Matthew Santorsa!

Information

BHS Celebrates a Decade
Come to Bulldog Stadium on Saturday, June 3rd and celebrate Bedford High School's 10 year anniversary! "Bulldogfest" is a free event open to the entire community that will feature BHS alumni that are now professional musicians, food trucks, artist vendors, face painting, lawn games and even Joppa Hill! Whether it's raining or shining that day, be at BHS to celebrate 10 Years of Awesome!

Special Education Update
The NH Special Education Procedural Safeguards Handbook was recently updated to reflect changes in the 3/25/17 revisions to the NH Rules for the Education of Children with Disabilities. Click here for a copy or contact your child's case manager for a paper copy. Additional information can be obtained through the Parent Information Center here.

Last Day of School
Just a reminder that the last day of school is Monday, June 19th.  Students will be dismissed at 1:15pm.  There is NO after school program that day.

Homework Club
The last day for Homework Club will be on Thursday, June 9th.

Looking for a Great Summer Read?
The students in Mrs. Ramsey & Mrs. Mueller's pod have created book trailers to help students find their next great read!  Click here to watch what these sixth grade readers and writers think about some of the newest books as well as some old classics!

Camp Invention
Does your child like to take things apart, and design, color and create? Are you interested in unlocking your child's potential this summer?  Camp Invention may be a great fit.  This year's camp will be held at McKelvie Middle School July 10 - July 14 from 8:30 am - 3:00 PM. Camp Invention is the only nationally acclaimed summer enrichment day experience for children entering grades K through 6th Grade taught by certified teachers. Here's a sneak peek at what's in store for this years camp. https://youtu.be/9OiFeEzgJwA. Click here to register online, or here to view our paper flyer.  If you have any questions, please contact the director, Courtney Cheetham at cheethac@gmail.com

Celebration

Polite & Right Raffle Winners
Congratulations to Madison Burnett, Owen Piotrowski, Ben Chandonnet, & Sophia Rodriguez!  Click HERE for a great picture of our winners!

In Previous News…

Student Council Talent Show!
The talent show will be held on Wednesday, June 7th at 6:00 pm.  Doors will open at 5:45, and tickets for ice cream sundaes and root beer floats will be available for $3.00 each, to be served during intermission.  Bottled water will be available for $1.00.

PTG COLOR BLAST 5K Fun Run/Walk
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED - Want to participate in the Color Blast 5K without “doing" the 5K? We invite you to join our team of volunteers to help make this a great community fun run/walk, we  guarantee- it’s going to be a blast! Click here to view and sign up for volunteer opportunities.
REGISTRATION - If you missed the online registration, don’t worry, day of registration will be open prior to the race from8:00am – 9:30am at BHS/RAL campus.  Mark your calendar, Sunday June 4th @ 10am for a fun, family event!
School Supply Kits:
Take the hassle out of BACK TO SCHOOL SUPPLY shopping. the Bedford PTG is partnering with SchoolKidz, a Staples Company, to offer pre-ordered, grade level specific, school supply kits for students. Kits are available for students enteringgrades K-8. Order forms will be coming home in backpacks by May 19th. You can also order online at www.shopttkits.com and enter the account number below for the school your child will be at in the fall.
NOTE: When ordering, be sure to select the kit for the grade your child will be entering in the fall. All orders are due byJune 9th. Kits will be delivered directly to your child’s classroom prior to the first day of school. Please contactbedfordnhptg@gmail.com with any questions.
McKelvie  88671 (to order a 6th grade kit)
Lurgio  34344 (to order a 7th grade kit)
Account codes for elementary schools:
Memorial  88603
Peter Woodbury  88602
Riddle Brook  17033


5th to 6th Grade Placement
Click HERE to see this year’s placement letter.  Student placement will be announced in mid-August via the Parent Portal and with printed lists at McKelvie.

6th to 7th Grade Placement
Ed Joyce, principal of Lurgio, has sent out a note about the 6-7 transition process to all parents of 6th grade students. If you did not receive it directly from Mr. Joyce, please click here to read the letter.

Have a great Memorial Day weekend,

 Michael Fournier
Principal
McKelvie Intermediate School
108 Liberty Hill Road
Bedford, NH 03110
603.472.3951 (W)