Friday, May 12, 2017


Dear McKelvie Families ~

There are SO MANY amazing things happening at McKelvie right now!  Last evening was our Faculty Basketball game, tonight and tomorrow is the school play, Alice In Wonderland, and Sunday is Mother’s Day.  I am so proud of our school and students right now - it is simply an amazing community!  Below are this week’s notes:

Alice In Wonderland
TONIGHT at 7pm is the opening show!  Tickets are $5 each or $20 for a family.  If you can’t make it tonight, join us on Saturday at 1pm or 6pm.  This is going to be a fun musical!

Hoops for Hounds
A HUGE thank you to our Community Action Team for last evening’s event.  We raised over $3000.00 to help those families in need of a service dog.  Also - a HUGE thank you to Jodi Parsons and Michael Crowell for their leadership in organizing this event!

BeBold Speaker Event
Do you or your child have a sports injury and need pain medication?  Do you know what questions your doctor should be asking you about pain medications and pain management?  What kinds of substance abuse cases are our Doc’s seeing especially involving teens?  Is alcohol or marijuana a problem?  Has anything changed regarding pain meds and management?  YOU need to know this information to keep you and your family healthy and safe.  Learn about these topics and more at BeBOLD’s (Bedford - Building Our Lives Drug-free) monthly Speaker Series Event on Monday, May 22nd from 7-8pm at the Bedford Public Library in the McAllaster Room.  

The three panelists include:
  • Kevin Desrosiers, MD, Adult Intensive Care Physician and Medical Director of Performance Improvement for the Elliot Health System.
  • Greg Baxter, MD, Emergency Medicine, Senior VP of Medical Affairs & Chief Medical Officer of Elliot Health System.
  • Steve Loosigian, DO, Director of the Hospitalist Program and President of Medical Staff at Elliot Health System.

Bicycle Rodeo
The Bedford Police and Fire Departments will be hosting their annual Bicycle Rodeo on June 3 from 10:00 to 2:00 in the parking lot of the Bedford Mall. Police and Fire Department personnel will be on hand to provide bicycle and motorcycle demonstrations while educating participants about bicycle safety.

Destination Imagination
The Bedford DI Global Finals teams are hosting a fundraiser at Chipotle next Tuesday, May 16th.  Chipotle will be donating all day from when they open at 11am.  Be sure to tell the cashier you are there for the fundraiser. No flyer required.  Thank you for your support.

From the Library
The Great Stone Face Statewide winner is... Roller Girl by Victoria Jamieson! This graphic novel is a 2016 Newbury Honor winner and has been extremely popular with our McKelvie readers! There were a total of 93 schools who participated (including McKelvie) with 5,857 votes cast! Roller Girl received 695 votes. A Night Divided by Jennifer A. Nielsen came in 2nd place with 684 votes and in 3rd place statewide was Pax by Sara Pennypacker. This titled received 655 votes. The 2017-2018 Great Stone Face List was just released and we are in the process of acquiring the nominees now for our McKelvie Library!

PTG COLORBLAST 5K Fun run/walk- Volunteers Needed
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED - Want to participate in the Color Blast 5K without “doing" the 5K? We invite you to join our team of volunteers to help make this a great community fun run/walk, we can guarantee- it’s going to be a blast! Click here to view and sign up for volunteer opportunities.
COMMUNITY MEETING with Superintendent McGee:
Join the PTG and Superintendent Chip McGee for our annual "Year in Review" community forum on Tuesday, May 23rd @ 9:30 at BCTV (10 Meetinghouse Road). There will be discussion and Q&A following a brief presentation. This is a great opportunity to hear about district highlights from the school year! Light refreshments will be served and your young children are welcome to attend. Email Lisa Nash at with your questions and topic suggestions.

PTG Community Night at the New Hampshire Fisher Cats-Due Date Extended
We’re excited to invite you to a PTG Community Night at the New Hampshire Fisher Cats as they take on the Portland Sea Dogs on Thursday, May 25th at 6:35p.m.. Atlas Fireworks following the game and no school on Friday! Join us for some great family fun at the ballpark!! Tickets are only $9/per person (regularly $12/pp). To order tickets, download order form and return to your school office by Wednesday, May 17th.
School Supply Kits:
Take the hassle out of BACK TO SCHOOL SUPPLY shopping. the Bedford PTG is partnering with SchoolKidz, a Staples Company, to offer pre-ordered, grade level specific, school supply kits for students. Kits are available for studentsentering grades K-8. Order forms will be coming home in backpacks by May 19th. You can also order online at and enter the account number below for the school your child will be at in the fall.
NOTE: When ordering, be sure to select the kit for the grade your child will be entering in the fall. All orders are due by June 9th. Kits will be delivered directly to your child’s classroom prior to the first day of school. Please with any questions.
McKelvie  88671 (to order a 6th grade kit)
Lurgio  34344 (to order a 7th grade kit)


Essay Contest Winners!
Congratulations to the finalists in the Bedford Historical Society's annual essay contest!  Fifth-grade Writers' Group students wrote essays about "How My Ancestors Have Impacted My Life".  Allison Seidel, Maggie Roberts, Caitlin Fitzgerald, Nick Ferrari, Kaylie Tennant and Jack Toolin earned honorable mention certificates. Lindsey Healey earned 3rd place, Hannah Duffy earned 2nd place and Ella Navarro earned lst place. The students shared their essays and were honored at a celebration on May 9th. Click HERE to see their smiling faces!

In Previous News…

Math Excel Testing - ACTION ITEM
Excel Math placement testing will be occurring soon.  If you are interested in having your 5th grade student take this assessment, please click this link to learn more about the Excel program and to download the permission slip.  All slips are due back to their math teachers by Wednesday, May 17th.

5th to 6th Grade Placement
Click HERE to see this year’s placement letter.  Student placement will be announced in mid-August via the Parent Portal and with printed lists at McKelvie.

6th to 7th Grade Placement
Ed Joyce, principal of Lurgio, has sent out a note about the 6-7 transition process to all parents of 6th grade students. If you did not receive it directly from Mr. Joyce, please click here to read the letter.

Student Council Talent Show!
Student Council is pleased to announce its annual school-wide talent show.  Tryouts for this year’s highly-anticipated show will be Tuesday, May 16th from 3:30 to 5:00.  Accepted acts will be posted on the cafeteria doors by lunch-time on Friday, May 19th.  A dress rehearsal for the show will be held in the cafeteria on Tuesday, June 6th from 3:30 - 5:00 pm. The show is Wednesday, June 7th at 6 pm.

The talent show will be held on Wednesday, June 7th at 6:00 pm.  Doors will open at 6:45, and tickets for ice cream sundaes and root beer floats will be available for $3.00 each, to be served during intermission.  Bottled water will be available for $1.00. Click HERE for the permission slip.

Camp Invention
Does your child like to take things apart and design, color and create? Are you interested in unlocking your child's potential this summer?  Camp Invention may be a great fit.  This year's camp will be held at McKelvie School July 10 - July 14 from 8:30 am - 3:00 pm. Camp Invention is the only nationally acclaimed summer enrichment day experience for children entering grades K through 6th taught by certified teachers. Here's a sneak peek at what's in store for this year’s camp.  Click here to register online, or here to view their paper flyer. You can save $15 by registering on or before May 1st with the promo code DISCOVER15.  If you have any questions, please contact the director, Courtney Cheetham at

Happy Mother’s Day ~

 Michael Fournier
McKelvie Intermediate School
108 Liberty Hill Road
Bedford, NH 03110

603.472.3951 (W)

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