Friday, February 10, 2017


Dear McKelvie Families ~

Over the last year, I have noticed a consistent increase in the volume of information in my weekly notes.  As a way to better help manage their readability, I’m going to try incorporating three sections: information, celebration, & previous news.  My hope is that this will allow you to prioritize what is of most importance to you and your family.  Feedback is welcome.  Below is this week’s pilot:


Last Day of School
As of today, the NEW last day of school will be Friday, June 16th.  For each snow day added, another day is added to the end of the school year.

Club Photos - UPDATED
A photographer will be here on the morning of Thursday, February 16th, to take club photos for the yearbook. If your child is a member of a club this year, please make every effort possible to have him/her present and on time so they won't miss the photo. We also will be taking individual photos of students who either missed the original/retake picture days or are new to the district since November 7th.

McKelvie Grandparents’ Day
Mark your calendars, we have moved Grandparent’s Day to Friday, May 19th as to not conflict with Peter Woodbury.  More information to come.  Questions  can be directed to Denise Roy (

Box Tops for Education
It’s that time of year again - please turn in your box tops to McKelvie.  We have to get them in by February 17th. Questions can be directed to Stephanie Richard @

Pennies for Patients
The Community Action Team (CAT) is kicking off their February Drive,  "Pennies for Patients."  We are collecting your loose change to benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS).  CAT will be sending home containers for student coin collection or students can simply bag up their coins and drop them off in the container outside the Main Office.  Thank you for joining with CAT to help LLS find cures for blood cancers and to improve the quality of life for patients and their families.  We will be collecting for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society until Friday, 2/24.
Lurgio Players Present - Beauty and the Beast
Please join us as the Lurgio Players proudly present Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” on Friday, February 10 at 7:00 p.m. and Saturday, February 11 at both 2:00 and 7:00 p.m. in the BHS Theater. Ticket prices are $7 for adults and $5 for students, and can be purchased at the door or online at We hope to see you there!


A Special Thank You
We would like to send out a HUGE thank you to the Bedford PTG and the Bedford Men's Club for their incredible support!  Due to their contributions, we are able to bring author Gordon Korman to McKelvie on March 6 for daytime presentations and small group work with the students, and for an afternoon community event.  We are extremely grateful for these two groups for making this possible!  Our previous author visits have had a tremendous impact on the students, and we believe that this one will too!

National School Counseling Week
A BIG thank you to Jodi Parsons and Priscilla McGinty for their work in celebrating the services that are brought to students through School Counseling.  With two snow days and two delays, they have had to work extra hard.  Check out this CUTE picture of Ms. McGinty sharing her frustration with Clinical Psychologist, Dr. Carol Houde.  

Service Dog Visits McKelvie Library
Today in the MIS Library we had a special visit from Ellen Smith's certified service dog, Major. It is our hope to have Major visit the library on Fridays during recess. This photo captures Ava Carpenter, Reegan Murpy, Sofia Di Stefano, and Madison Burnett speaking to Mrs. Smith about Major and all he does to help her and her family. Stay tuned as Major will be returning and listening to students read in the library!

In Previous News…

Gordon Korman Community Event - Save the Date
We are getting closer to our visit by author Gordon Korman on Monday, March 6!  We are delighted that the acclaimed author of this year's whole school read, Masterminds, will be coming to McKelvie to work with students during the day and for a community presentation.  Follow the links for a flyer about the event and a book pre-order form.  Order your copies for Gordon to sign on the day that he is here!  Forms and payment are due Friday, February 17.  

Questions? Contact Lee Webb, Reading Specialist at or Jodi Parsons, Guidance Counselor at

Yankee Candle Fundraiser
Announcing an exciting new fundraiser…. Yankee Candle is here!! Enjoy the same quality candles in a variety of scents and other great products from Yankee Candle while 40% of the sales go back to the PTG. Families K-6 will be receiving a color brochure in backpacks this week; Lurgio and BHS families can find brochures in the front offices or simply shop online using this link (and feel free to share the link with family and friends that enjoy Yankee Candle, anywhere in the US). Yankee Candles make great gifts for any occasion and are made right here in New England. Online orders will be shipped directly to the purchaser and shipping is free on purchases over $100. Due to the fragile nature of the products, any paper orders will need to be picked up at McKelvie in March (pick up date and times to be announced).
The PTG 5K Color Run/Walk is Coming!

Yearbook Orders
The easiest way to order: online by going to Simply click on "Buy Your Student's Yearbook" in the upper left corner and then select our school.  Note: there is no extra charge for ordering your yearbook online. Important: If you choose to order any "photo gifts", they should be set up to ship to your home address, as the school will not be handling those orders.

If you wish to pay with cash or check, order forms were sent home with students on Friday, February 3rd.  Complete the order form and have your student return the form and payment to his/her homeroom teacher.  Checks should be made payable to McKelvie Intermediate School.

The PTG 5K Color Run/Walk is Coming!

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

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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