Friday, January 13, 2017


Dear McKelvie Families ~

It feels like we have hit a heat wave recently.  I hope this has not interrupted your winter sledding and ski activities.  I must say that I have enjoyed the warm-up!  As usual, your children are doing incredible things at McKelvie!  I will be highlighting specifics in the next few weeks.  Below are the notes for this week:

Just a reminder that there is NO SCHOOL on Monday, January 16th in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Craftworkers’ Guild Award Winners
Congratulations to Mr. Flint and Ms. Lemear on being recipients of $500 and $200 grants (respectively) for their work with McKelvie students.  We are proud of their work!
Click HERE to see Mr. Flint
Click HERE to see Ms. Lemear

FCCLA Carnation Sale
The McKelvie FCCLA is once again taking orders for Valentine carnations.
Info: Colors: Pink, Red, or White
Prices: $1.00 per flower, pre-pay to your homeroom teacher
Week: Jan 30th - Feb 3rd, you will get them on Valentine’s Day
Questions: Mrs. Sue Trudel (

Student Council Food Drive
The McKelvie Student Council is proud to support the New Hampshire Food Bank.  This year we will be hosting a food drive the week of January 23rd.  Each day we will target a valued item. We certainly accept all non-perishable food items regardless of the theme of the day.  We appreciate your support and generosity.  
Monday, Jan. 23rd = Mac & Cheese
Tuesday, Jan. 24th = Tuna
Wednesday, Jan. 25th = Peanut Butter
Thursday, Jan. 26th = Personal Care Items
Friday, Jan. 27th = Juice (no glass please)
Questions: Mr. Mike Brown ( & Mrs. Carolyn Mail (

Lego Donations Needed
Donations wanted PLEASE. The McKelvie Library is looking for LEGOS (not DUPLO). Any clean, gently used LEGOS would be appreciated. If you can donate, have your student drop them off in the library. These LEGOS will be put to good use. Questions can be directed to Julie Cote @

Community Event
Please join us on 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 must see event with the Bedford School District and BeBOLD.
Upcoming Monarchs Game
The next Community Night at the Manchester Monarchs will take place on Saturday, January 21st at 6p.m.. Enjoy discounted ticket prices in a family friendly atmosphere as the Monarchs take on the Elmira Jackals. Students can participate in the high-5 tunnel and the first 3,000 fans in attendance get a free bobble-head. Click here for order form.
Stand By Me Opportunity
The Stand By Me Event Planning Committee will be meeting on Thursday, January 19th at the RAL front office from 9:15 - 10:30. You do not need a 7th grader to be a part of this committee. For more information on Stand By Me please visit:

In Previous News...

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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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