Friday, May 19, 2017


Dear McKelvie Families ~

There are exactly 19 days left of school!  This year has simply flown by and I am amazed at how quickly it passed.  There are numerous  activities and events between now and the end of the year. I will continue to keep you informed about each of them.  It continues to be a pleasure to watch the extraordinary growth of your kids - they are terrific!  Below are the notes for this week:


Spring Concert Tonight!
Join us at the BHS Theater tonight for our Spring Concert.  The chorus starts at 6:30pm and the band begins at 7:30pm.  Admission is free.

BeBOLD Speaker Series
A reminder that on Monday, May 22nd from 7pm to 8pm are three Bedford MD’s to talk about NH’s drug and alcohol crisis.  Click HERE for the details.

Grandparents’ Day
Wow! If you came by McKelvie this morning, you saw that we had a FULL house of grandparents.  It was an amazing morning sponsored by both the school and the Bedford PTG. A BIG thank you to Denise Roy, Becky Coughlin for their efforts.  Also - I would like to recognize the following parents for volunteering/donating for this event: Kara Tynan, Jennifer Williams, Amanda Underwood, Donna Braga, Elise Johnson, Alyssa O’Neil, Joya Shaheen, Barbara Hardy, Kristin Koziol, Janine Muir, Julianna Mendedhall, Amy Bodoh, Karen Sorvillo, Heidi Stabell, Michelle Pearse, Cindy Deutscher, Gretchen Lord, Sue Russell, Traci Pulsifer, Lauri Carroll, Lisa Sutton, & Elizabeth McGovern

Memorial Day Speaker Needed - HELP WANTED
Each year McKelvie holds a Memorial Day Assembly where the students learn about the importance of Memorial Day.  If you or someone you know might be willing to speak to our students, please contact me.  The talk usually takes between 3-5 minutes and is a personal reflection on what Memorial Day means to them.

Teacher Workshop Day
Next Friday, May 26th is a Teacher Workshop Day.  As a result, there is NO SCHOOL for students that day.

Student Council Talent Show!
The talent show will be held on Wednesday, June 7th at 6:00 pm.  Doors will open at 5:45, 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.

From the Library
McKelvie Reads A Lot! This Lego creation was put together by various students that come to the McKelvie Library. This is just a friendly reminder to have your child(ren) check their Destiny Library account. Your child(ren) can do this easily to see what is checked out, when their library material(s) are due back, as well as what holds have been placed and their status. Just head to the MIS Library webpage, click on the tab "Library Online Catalog," have your child(ren) log in using their student ID number and password, and then have them click on the "My Info" option at the top of the page. This will give them the details they need regarding materials checked out or on hold.


McKelvie Art Club Mural
A BIG thank you to Mr. Flint and the Art Club students for their beautiful mural!  Our student artists include: Zach Nguyen, Sam Ward, Ben Meisner,  Ava Constantine, Alexia Crisologo, Owen Piotrowski, Elise Piotrowski, Chloe Knight, Maya Malatesta, Henry Lewek, Anna Wolf, & Mika Berman. Click HERE to see their work.

In Previous News…

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED - Want to participate in the Color Blast 5K without “doing" the 5K? We invite you tojoin our team of volunteers to help make this a great community fun run/walk, we  guarantee- it’s going to be a blast! Click here to view and sign up for volunteer opportunities.
Still plan to run…Online pre-registration for this fun, colorful event will be open until May 25th.  REGISTER TODAY and mark your calendar, Sunday June 4th @ 10am for a fun, family event!
PTG COMMUNITY MEETING with Superintendent McGee:
Join the PTG and Superintendent Chip McGee for our annual "Year in Review" community forum onTuesday, 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.

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 students entering 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 contact with any questions.
McKelvie  88671 (to order a 6th grade kit)
Lurgio  34344 (to order a 7th grade kit)
Account codes for elementary schools:
Memorial  88603
Peter Woodbury  88602
Riddle Brook  17033

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.

Have a great weekend,

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

603.472.3951 (W)

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