Friday, February 17, 2017


Dear McKelvie Families ~

We had four full days of school this week, so I think we are heading in the right direction!  As a reminder, we do have school on President’s Day, but are one week away from February break.  I recommend that your child check Power School to make sure they are up-to-date on their assignments.  It is always a great feeling to leave for break with nothing on their academic plate!  On to this week’s update:


Faculty Basketball Game
My office has been queried several times in the last few weeks regarding the McKelvie Faculty Basketball game.  By POPULAR demand, we have scheduled our game for Thursday, May 11th @ 6pm BHS.  More information to come later.

Yankee Candle Update
NOTICE: Due to school cancellations and snow delays, the FINAL due date for Yankee Candle paper order forms will be MONDAY, FEBRUARY 20th. Yankee Candles make great gifts for any occasion and are made right here in New England. Online ordering is available through February 24th (group code #999965479). Online orders will be shipped directly to the purchaser and shipping is free on purchases over $100. The PTG receives 40% of all sales and that goes right back into our schools.
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).


Polite & Right Raffle Winners!
Congratulations to the following students who won this week’s raffle: Sydney Sanuth,
Luke Karr, Seth Berry,  & Timmy Gleason.  Click HERE for a pic of our winners.

McKelvie Futsal Contenders!
On February 17-20, three McKelvie students will be competing in the US Futsal National Tournament in New Century, Kansas. Sari Stein and Araceli Cloutier, both sixth-graders, and Martha Lord, a fifth-grader, have been playing together for FutsalNH for over three years. Click HERE for a great pic!

In Previous News…

Bedford Food PantryItems Needed for Children
Food Insecurity is a growing concern across the nation and right here in our own backyard.  Nearly 350 adults and children in Bedford qualify for food stamps and more than 167 families in Bedford meet the income standards for the government’s free school lunch program.
In light of these numbers, the Bedford Food Pantry has started a new program, School Lunch Plus, to provide students in Bedford who face food insecurity two lunches each weekend (with complete privacy/anonymity).  In order to provide two lunches for each student in need, the Food Pantry is looking for donations of these specific items.  
If you are able to donate these items (these are ongoing donations), please bring them by the Bedford Food Pantry at the Bedford Presbyterian Church, 4 Church Road, Bedford, NH.
Parents/guardians, please contact the school guidance counselor or school nurse if you would like your child to participate in this program.

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

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!

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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