Friday, April 7, 2017


Dear McKelvie Families ~

This week was our annual Scholastic Book Fair, sponsored by the PTG.  I must say that our volunteers did an AMAZING job transforming a dated classroom into a special place for kids, parents and teachers to browse.  A HUGE thank you to Lori Cibotti, Sue Jennato, Regina Dixon, Janine Muir, & Karen Sorvillo!  These ladies are simply amazing. On to this week’s notes:


Q3 Report Cards
Please know that Quarter 3 Report Cards are available via the Parent Portal in PowerSchool.

6th to 7th Grade Registration - ACTION ITEM
All current 6th grade parents need to register their child for 7th grade classes.  The portal will be open until April 14th.  Click HERE for more information.

Ecosmith Recycling
Ready for spring cleaning?  If so, bag up those belts, shoes, & bags!  There are boxes and blue bags located in the lobby of each school.  All proceeds go to Bedford’s Destination Imagination teams going to Globals.  Click HERE for more information.  Questions can be directed to Marie Russell at

Mid-Afternoon at the Movies
McKelvie Student Council would like to invite all students to join us for an after school viewing of the movie Sing on Wednesday, April 19th.  The show will start at 3:30 and run until 5:30 pm.  There is no charge for the movie, but snacks are available for a small fee.  Italian ice, water, and Capri Sun can be ordered ahead, or students may bring a snack to enjoy during the movie.  All proceeds will go to benefit Student Council activities. Click HERE for the permission slip.

Q3 Excessive, Tardy, Dismissal Letters
As you know, each quarter we send out letters to families of students who have in excess of 6 tardies, absences, or dismissals.  We do keep track of illnesses and circumstances that are beyond the control of a family, but do not always know in every case.  Please keep this in mind if you receive one and your family has a special circumstance.

Lizzy and Katy Obukhov Memorial Amphitheater Fundraiser - Friday & Saturday Manchester Community Theatre Players will present the New Hampshire premiere of Yours, Anne a musical work, based on “Diary of a Young Girl” by Anne Frank.  March 31st to April 9th.  Yours, Anne is the first official fundraiser for the Bedford Children’s Foundation, which is raising money to design and build the Lizzy and Katy Obukhov Memorial Amphitheater in Bedford, NH.  Not only is this fundraiser in honor of former RBS student, Katy Obukhov, it also stars another former RBS student, Ella Weintraub.

Smarter Balanced State Assessment - Coming in May
We will begin our testing when we return from April vacation.
Week of May 1 - 6th grade testing
Week of May 8 - 5th grade testing
We have 3 requests:  
  • Students will need a pair of earbuds Monday – Friday. The teachers will keep them safe.
  • Please make sure your child has a healthy breakfast.
  • A good night’s rest is also helpful.
The assessment is not meant to add anxiety.  Students should simply do their best and know that we are behind them 100%.

Fidget Toys at School
Fidget toys have always been a tool that teachers use for kids that have a hard time focusing during class.  These types of toys, however, have now come into the mainstream and are popular among our kids.  While we always want kids to have what they need to learn, we also want to make sure these toys are not a distraction to peers.  If your child has one and does not need it (but thinks it’s fun), please help us help them to play with them at a time other than class.  Thank you!

Martial Arts Class
A martial arts class will be taking place in the gym on April 18th after school. This is the second class after a great turnout the first time. Michael Lipari, an instructor from Bedford Martial Arts Academy, is offering a class that will test a new style of learning using animated tutorials to assist in instruction. Students can stay after school with parents' permission to take these classes. They will learn a small number of American Kenpo techniques as well as a basic Kenpo mentality by working with each other and learning from examples given. These lessons are meant for students with no martial arts experience and who did not take the previously offered class. There will be approximately 10 students in the class. Click HERE to register.

PTG Scholastic Happy Camper Online Book Fair:
Didn’t have a chance to stop in the book fair at McKelvie this week? You can shop online at through Saturday, April 15th. All purchases benefit our schools and your order will be shipped free to McKelvie and delivered to your child.
PTG COLORBLAST 5K Fun run/walk, Sunday, June 4th @ 10:00a.m.
Register today and mark your calendar 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. Register before May 5th and add a race kit to your cart! For $10 your race kit will include a white Color Blast t-shirt in your size, a pair of sunglasses to keep the powder out of your eyes, and an individual packet of colored powder to use at the starting line “color explosion”, all in a reusable drawstring bag (there may be a few additional surprises in your kit). 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.
YANKEE CANDLE Online Ordering Available:
Due to parent interest we have reopened our Yankee Candle sale for online ordering only. Get your Easter and Mother’s Day online exclusive gifts shipped direct. Shipping is free on orders $100 or more and 40% of sales go back to the PTG. Online ordering is available through June 1st. Group Code #999965479


Catholic Medical Center & American Heart Association
A BIG thank you to CMC and the AHA for providing McKelvie with a student-centered “Hands-On CPR” class.  Click HERE to see our students with CMC Dr. Capparelli!

CONGRATULATIONS to our very own “5 Friends 1 Thought” who placed first at the Destination Imagination State Finals at Bedford High School last weekend.  The team took on the Service Learning Project called Ready, Willing and Fable .  Although they qualified to compete at the Global Finals in Knoxville, TN at the end of May, they have chosen to opt out.  McKelvie is so proud of these 5 girls: Natalie Denon, Kayla Gibson, Teagan Jeffers, Rebecca Mello, & Milena Whitney.

Congratulations, also, to Aamit Kancherlapalli whose team Eat Your Greens came in Second in the Vanished challenge.  He and his team will be competing in Global Finals in May.

From the Library
Next week we will be honoring National Library Week 2017 by voting for our favorite Great Stone Face Nominee. Students statewide, in grades 4-6, have an opportunity to vote. Students at McKelvie will have access to a Google Form voting ballot to cast their vote. The McKelvie winner will be announced during the week of April 17th. The statewide winner will be announced after May 5th.

Click HERE to see our 7th search slip winner! Devlyn McDonald in Mr. Facques' homeroom was selected as this month's winner. Thank you for filling out a library Search Slip. Congratulations and enjoy your sweet treat, Devlyn!

Hannaford Helps Schools
A HUGE thank you to those families who participated in the Hannaford Helps Schools Program.  McKelvie received a check this week for $399.00!  Those funds will be used to support our student activity account.  Thank you!!

In Previous News…

Community Presentation-Ed Gerety, top professional youth speaker
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. Ed has been a part of the Lurgio Middle School Stand By Me program from its beginning and his programs have always received rave reviews. 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!

Yearbook Orders - ACTION ITEM
The deadline to purchase a 2016/17 yearbook is approaching quickly. Yearbooks are only $23 and can be ordered online or through the order form that came home with your student. Online order details can be found on the Yearbook Club page under the Order Info tab. Order deadline is Wednesday, April 12th, so order yours today! Questions can be directed to Susan Cavanaugh ( or Deb Kelly (

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.

Have a great weekend,

Michael Fournier
McKelvie Intermediate School
108 Liberty Hill Road
Bedford, NH 03110
603.472.3951 (W)
603.472.4503 (F)

"Like" us on Facebook!

No comments:

Post a Comment