Friday, January 20, 2017


Dear McKelvie Families ~

Thank you for being gracious with me sending out that last minute Jersey Day idea.  I debated for a minute or two, then decided it was worth the risk! :)  Also - I had the opportunity to attend the John Broderick presentation on Thursday evening.  It was a very good message about mental illness and the 5 signs to look for.  Did you know that 50% of those with mental illness show symptoms by the age of 13?  Click HERE to learn more.  This week’s notes are below:

Q3 Intramurals- January 30 – March 31, 2017 - ACTION ITEM
Sign-ups for third quarter intramurals will be held from January 20th at 4:00 PM - Sunday, January 29th at 3 PM.  You will be able to sign up on the McKelvie website under the intramural tab.   Space is limited so be sure to sign up.  Any questions, please contact

McKelvie Maskers (Drama Club)
This year, McKelvie will be performing Alice in Wonderland under the direction of Nate Sawyer and Becky Coughlin.  Audition information as well as performance dates will be published next week.

Geography Bee Finalists!
Congratulations to the following students who were finalists in the school Geography Bee: Pranav Rohit, Sam O’Leary, Charlie Zink, Benjamin Nguyen, Kiaben Kennedy, Pablo Salazar, Limenwa Kennedy, Tracy Xie, Mathias Wrede, & Nick Boucher

Gordon Korman Author Visit
We are thrilled to announce that amazing children's author Gordon Korman will be coming to McKelvie on Monday, March 6!  He will be offering one presentation for each grade level, and will spend the rest of the day interacting with students and staff and working with small groups.  In addition, there will be an after school book signing and presentation with Mr. Korman.  The afternoon presentation will be different content from the day time assemblies.  In addition, we will offer pre-sale of Mr. Korman's books.  Stay tuned!  More information will be coming...

In conjunction with Mr. Korman's visit, next month we will begin our whole-school read of Mr. Korman's book Masterminds. Students gather in small groups for thirty minutes a day to enjoy and grow from a read aloud experience.  For more about this project, follow this link.  

Questions?  Please contact, Lee Webb, Reading Specialist, at

From the Library
Thank you to all of the McKelvie families who donated Legos! They will be put to good use soon.

Is is too early to think about spring and baseball? McKelvie was registered to participate in the 2016-2017 Fisher Cats Reading Challenge presented by Velcro companies!

Look for the bookmark/form coming home with your child and promote pleasure reading! On the perforated bookmark, there is a spot for your child to write 5 reading level appropriate book titles. Follow the instructions on the form. After mailing the form in the 2 FREE tickets will be mailed to the address you list! There is a $3.00 processing fee ONLY if additional tickets are PURCHASED.

If you have any questions I can be reached at If your child needs a form, please have them come to the MIS Library. Reading and baseball make a great team!

PTG 5K Color Fun Run
Bedford PTG is excited to be planning our first ever 5K Color Run. If you’d like to be involved with planning this fun event please contact Kim Beekman at Lots of volunteers will be needed to put together this exciting run! Our next team meeting will be Friday January 27th, at Lurgio in the Conference Room at 11:15am.

In Previous News…

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 (

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:

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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