Friday, March 24, 2017


Dear McKelvie Families ~

As you know, spring brings a deluge of information from the schools regarding the end of one year and the start of another.  I will do my best to keep you in the loop with current, accurate, and timely updates.  It is not always easy to keep up, but I will make it as stress-free as possible!  Below are this week’s notes:


6th to 7th Grade Registration
The Middle School sent out a communication today regarding next Tuesday.  Starting next Tuesday evening (3/28), 6th grade parents will be able to register their students for 7th grade classes (Recommendations will be viewable that evening).  There is an information session on Tuesday, March 28th at 6pm in the Media Center at Lurgio School regarding Course Selection.  Questions can be directed to Ed Joyce (

Last Day of School
For planning purposes, the last day of school is Monday, June 19th.  We will have a Move-Up Day for students on that day (This is where students visit the next grade’s teachers).

Q4 Intramurals- April 3 – May 25, 2017
Sign-ups for fourth quarter intramurals will be held from March 24 at 3:30 PM - Sunday, April 2rd 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

Community Presentation - Ed Gerety
The Bedford PTG is proud to co-sponsor an upcoming community presentation featuring professional speaker Ed Gerety. Ed Gerety, one of the top professional youth speakers in the country, will be doing a 60 minute program for parents and their child focusing on how you can work together in your families to help your child reach their full potential, have the right mindset, and achieve their goals. This program, geared to middle school families, will take place on April 11th in the BHS Theater 6:30 - 7:30p.m. Save the date for this energetic and inspiring program!  

STEM Event for Girls
A STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) Event will be taking place on April 12th after school (3:30 - 5:00). Amber Guilherme, a senior from Bedford High School, will be offering this one night only event that will introduce participants to different aspects of STEM by creating different stations to work/play at in small groups. Students can stay after school with parents' permission to attend this event. No prior knowledge about STEM is required. The event will have a maximum of 20 students. Click HERE to register.

McKelvie Reading Trials Parent Feedback
During the first part of 2017, language arts teachers have been conducting reading "trials" - implementation of a unit from a reading program other than Reading Street.  We would like to hear adult feedback about your child/children's experience(s) as part of these trials.  Students have had the opportunity to give feedback through their own survey and through interactions with adults.  Follow this link to access the survey by Monday, March 27. Questions can be directed to Lee Webb, McKelvie Reading Specialist, at, or Checker Hansen, Bedford Language Arts Curriculum Coordinator, at Thank you for your participation!


Destination ImagiNation
Congratulations to all the Bedford DI teams who participated in the Goffstown Regional Tournament last weekend. DI-elites and 5 Friends 1 Thought represented McKelvie, along with 6th grader, Aamit Kancherlapalli who was on a Lurgio team. Team 5 Friends 1 Thought placed and will advance to the State Tournament in Bedford High School on April 1st, along with 6 other teams from Bedford DI.  We are so proud of these kids and would like to thank the Team Manager's who worked so hard coaching these kids all season.   For more information on what DI is all about, please check out

In Previous News…

2017-18 ​Calendar
As families start planning for next year, we thought it would be helpful to share the 2017-18 School Calendar. The first day of school for students is Tuesday, August 29

Bedford High School ​Graduation set for June 10
We are proud to announce that the students in the class of 2017 at Bedford High School will be graduating on June 10, 2017.

PTG ColorBlast 5K Registration is OPEN
The PTG is excited to announce that registration for our first annual ColorBlast 5K Run/Walk is open! Register today and mark your calendar, Sunday, June 4th @ 10:00am, for a super-fun, family event! Not a runner? That’s OK. You can walk, skip, hop, twirl, dance or stroll your way through six color stations along the 5K route that starts at Lurgio Middle school on the BHS/RAL campus. Be sure to wear white for maximum color affect (you will be blasted with food safe colorful powder). All funds raised from this event will go back into our schools!
We are looking for volunteers and sponsors for this great event. If you or your business are interested in sponsoring the event or volunteering, please contact us at, or for more information please visit This event is presented by Derry Medical Center.
PTG Scholastic Happy Camper Book Fair…Coming Soon:
The PTG Book Fair will be at McKelvie April 3rd -6th. We will be open Monday/Wednesday til 5:30 andTuesday/Thursday til 7pm in room 1.
To keep with the “Happy Camper-S’more Fun with Books” theme, we will kick things off with a Camping Spirit Day on Monday, April  3rd. More details to come…

Monarchs Fan Appreciation Night
Join the PTG at FAN APPRECIATION NIGHT as the Manchester Monarchs take on the Elmira Jackals on Saturday, April 1st at 6p.m.. Students can high-five the Monarchs players as they enter the ice. Click here to download your order form and return to your school office by March 27th. This is a great night for groups, teams and families to get discounted ticket prices and enjoy the end of the hockey season.

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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