Dear McKelvie Families ~
My family and I traveled to the midwest for the holidays this year. While away, we watched the NH temperatures drop. Now that we have returned, I’m not sure the numbers on the thermometer prepared us for feeling this cold! I hope that you (and your pipes) stay warm and dry. Click HERE for a quick Science lesson on what happens to boiling water on the top of Mount Washington!
Just a reminder that we are back in full swing on Tuesday, January 2nd. In the meantime, below are a few updates - some of which were pre-holiday news.
New Last day of School
To help families keep up with the last day, we are currently scheduled to end school on Monday, June 18th. This, of course, will change if there are any more snow days.
Cold Weather Alert
Just a reminder that it is winter in NH. As such, students should be ready to go outside for recess. For planning purposes, we use 20 degrees as an approximate guide (wind chill is considered). Students are encouraged to wear hats, gloves, and boots.
McKelvie Places FIRST in Stock Market Game!
McKelvie students make winning investments! Congratulations to a team of sixth-graders who have shown the world just how much they know about business, the global economy and investing. Nicholas Boucher, Maggie Roberts, Gabriella ElChalfoun and Natalie Denon have won first place in the middle school division of the Stock Market Game. Given a hypothetical $100,000 their investing strategies earned the greatest return on their portfolio. They will be honored at Fidelity Investments in Merrimack on May 21st. Click HERE to see a great pic.
What are those Numbers in the Windows at McKelvie?
Parents may have noticed that classrooms across the district now have numbers posted in their exterior windows. Those signs are a part of the Bedford School District Incident Command System (ICS). ICS is the nationwide emergency planning protocol established by the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The numbers would allow emergency responders to quickly identify classrooms from outside of the building.
Spelling Bee Winner
Congratulations to Adithya Puninchittaya for being McKelvie’s Spelling Bee Champion! Adithya will represent our school on February 24th in Concord at the State Spelling bee. Congratulations also go out to those who were in the Bee representing their classes: Brady Visaggio, Jake Harding, Paige Gilroy, Pablo Salazar, Yosif Ali, Elena Doughty, Yash Veerkar, Aidan Sevigny, William Lu, Anna Tenn, Sid Jadav, Mishka Allam, Sunny Kovurri, Colin Johnson, Natalie Denon, Ella Dakos, Anna Johnson, Richie Black, Sarah Ray, Joseph Mendenhall, & Leah Boone
Move-a-thon Police Ride!
Congratulations to Kelseigh O'Neil with her friend Grace Krueger for being MAT winners. Click HERE for a pic.
Select Chorus Sings at Carlyle
A BIG thank you to the Select Chorus for performing at Carlyle Place last week! Click HERE to see those signing faces!
Grade 5 Snow Passports
Click HERE to see a sale on snow passports for 4th and 5th grade students.
Pinata for Families In Transition
Jack Hinton, RJ Proulx, Carter Crowley, Theo Burdick, Jenna Riccio, and Ayeza Shah from the CAT team just finished a month long project of making a piñata for the Families in Transition birthday parties. They worked every week and did a great job. Click HERE for a photo of the students with their penguin piñata!
From the PTG
HAPPY HOLIDAYS from BEDFORD PTG. Have a Wonderful Vacation.
PTG NIGHT AT PANERA BREAD – Start the New Year off with a night off from cooking and stop by Panera at Colby Court on Thursday 1/4, between 4-8pm, a percentage of the proceeds will be donated back to the PTG. A hardcopy of their flyer must be turned in and electronic versions not accepted. You can find a copy of the flyer here
COMING IN JANUARY …Marvel Night at the Monarchs Game, Principal Winter Reading Night, Barnes and Noble Days, and Yankee Candle! Stay tuned for more details.
Winter clinics for softball will begin on Saturday, January 13th and continue weekly through mid-March. The workouts will be held at St. Elizabeth Seton from 11:00AM to 12:30PM. Anyone interested in learning the sport of softball is invited to attend no matter what skill level you have. The clinics include throwing, fielding, pitching, catching and hitting drills. Please make sure to bring a bat, glove, sneakers and plenty of water. There is no charge for the clinics and they are conducted by the Bedford High School Softball team. Donations to the team will be accepted but are not mandatory. For additional information contact BHS Varsity Softball Coach Jay Brewster @ 603-377-0439 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
See you in the New Year!
McKelvie Intermediate School
108 Liberty Hill Road
Bedford, NH 03110
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