Friday, June 9, 2017

Principal's Notes - June 16

Dear Memorial Families,
Thank you for an awesome year with your children. We wish our fourth graders and their families the very best as they move on. We wish everyone a safe and fun-filled summer!
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NEW NEWS


Guidance Message
Words of the Month for June: Fairness and Cooperation
Week of June 12:
June 14: Review of all Words of the Month/Character Traits.  Phrase of the day: “Character is defined as what we do when we think no one is looking.”  It is what we do when no one is looking that counts.  It takes a long time to grow into a person with all the character traits.  Peacemaker Challenge: Keep practicing all the words of the month to become a peacemaker.
June 16: Final words. Peacemaker Challenge: Spread peace wherever you go and have a safe, healthy and fun summer!

Last Day
Just a reminder that Monday, June 19th is the last day of school. Dismissal is at 12:20.

Found
In the front lobby, a tan Oticon hearing aide and shoe was found. Please contact the main office if you lost a hearing aide.

Fourth Grade Play
A very special thank you to Kristian Carson, Lisa Haynes, Leslie Fredette and the fourth grade team for the work they did to make "Robin Hood, The Musical" come to life. The fourth grade actors/actresses were phenomenal.

Medication Pick Up Reminder
Dear Parents:
Please remember to pick up your child's medication in the health office by the last day of school.  Medications that are not picked up will be discarded.
If your child will need medication at school next school year they will require a new doctor's order for each new school year.  Please feel free to email or call with any questions. 
 It has been a pleasure to be the school nurse at Memorial School.  
Have a wonderful, relaxing and healthy summer!
Thanks,
Anna Cook
School Nurse

Fourth Grade Clap Out
On Monday, June 19th our last day of school, we will clap-out our fourth graders as they board buses to attend step-up day at McKelvie. We encourage fourth grade parents to join us in the lobby for the clap-out. Clap out will be around 9 AM.

Girls' Basketball Clinic
The BHS girls basketball team will be hosting a series of skills clinics on Thursday evenings in July. (The first one is actually June 29th.) The clinics are for any girls entering 3rd through 9th grade and no basketball experience is required. Please click here for the attached flyer.

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PTG NEWS
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The first annual Bedford PTG Color Blast 5k was an amazing success and we want to extend a huge thank you to all of the participants as well as the volunteers who made the event outstanding!

As we close out another school year, the Bedford PTG would like to extend our gratitude and thanks to all of our volunteers who selflessly give their time to support our events throughout the school year.  It is due to our amazing volunteers that we can provide so many enriching programs to Bedford students.

Enjoy the summer!
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REMINDERS 
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Fundamentals of Coding for Fourth Graders
Mitchell Marchand, a former Bedford student, has developed an application that builds ios applications while teaching the fundamentals of coding. He is running several area summer camps for students entering grades 5-12, one here in Bedford at the high school. Students will learn to code while building their own apps downloadable to the app store.  Here is the link for the flyer:  https://devkitapp.com/bedford

Registration is now open for the 5th Annual Friends of Aine Kid’s Try-athlon

​T​he 5th Annual Friends of Aine Kid’s Try-athlon will be be held on Sunday, August 13, 2017. The only event of its kind in the area, the kid’s try-athlon is designed specifically for children ages 4-15 years, in memory of Aine Phillips, who was a student at Riddle Brook School. Beginning at the Bedford town pool, participants ages 4-10 years will swim 25 yards, run 1/2 mile and bike 1 mile. Older participants ages 11-15 will swim 50 yards, run 1 mile and bike 2 miles. We are pleased to announce that this year Millennium Running will be our event partner. At the finish line, families are invited to enjoy music, jump roping, an obstacle course, water games, face painting, concessions, raffle prizes and much more! Friends of Aine is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization. All proceeds from this event go toward support for grieving children. For more information, to register, volunteer or to make a donation, please visit www.friendsofaine.com or www.facebook.com/friendsofaine.

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 Intermediate 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 grade taught by certified teachers.  Here's a sneak peek at what's in store for this year’s camp. https://youtu.be/9OiFeEzgJwA.
Click here to register online, or here to view our 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 cheethac@gmail.com 



IMPORTANT DATES
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June 19 - Fourth Grade Clap Out (9:00 AM)
June 19 – Last Day of School (Dismissal at 12:20 PM)

Thanks,
Pam 

Friday, June 2, 2017

Principal's Notes - June 2nd

Dear Memorial Families,
Field Day was a great success ... great weather, and most importantly wonderful volunteers ... Thank YOU!!! Special thanks to Taylor Scull who organized this incredibly fun day for grades 1 through 4. Kindergarten had their day today, great weather and wonderful volunteers. We are so fortunate.  
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NEW NEWS


Guidance Message
Words of the Month for June: Fairness and Cooperation
Week of May 29:
June 2: Fairness Phrase of the day: “Fairness is making sure all are treated with the kindness and respect they deserve.”  Fairness is giving everyone a chance to have it their way when playing and listening to all ideas when working together. Peacemaker Challenge: Listen to everyone’s ideas and give everyone a turn to decide what to play.

Field Day Pictures
Please help us if you took pictures at Field Day. You can certainly put your child's picture on social media but request that you do not put pictures of groups of students. Many families do not want their child's picture on social media and we do not have permission to do that.

Bicycle Rodeo - June 3 from 10:00 to 2:00
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.

Special Education Update: 
The NH Special Education Procedural Safeguards Handbook was recently updated to reflect changes in the 3/25/17 revisions to the NH Rules for the Education of Children with Disabilities. Click here for a copy or contact your child's case manager for a paper copy. Additional information can be obtained through the Parent Information Center here.

Bulldog Fest
Come to Bulldog Stadium on Saturday, June 3rd and celebrate Bedford High School's 10 year anniversary! "Bulldogfest" is a free event open to the entire community that will feature BHS alumni that are now professional musicians, food trucks, artist vendors, face painting, lawn games and even Joppa Hill! Whether it's raining or shining that day, be at BHS to celebrate 10 Years of Awesome!

Fundamentals of Codding for Fourth Graders
Mitchell Marchand, a former Bedford student, has developed an application that builds ios applications while teaching the fundamentals of coding. He is running several area summer camps for students entering grades 5-12, one here in Bedford at the high school. Students will learn to code while building their own apps downloadable to the app store.  Here is the link for the flyer:  https://devkitapp.com/bedford

Registration is now open for the 5th Annual Friends of Aine Kid’s Try-athlon

​T​he 5th Annual Friends of Aine Kid’s Try-athlon will be be held on Sunday, August 13, 2017. The only event of its kind in the area, the kid’s try-athlon is designed specifically for children ages 4-15 years, in memory of Aine Phillips, who was a student at Riddle Brook School. Beginning at the Bedford town pool, participants ages 4-10 years will swim 25 yards, run 1/2 mile and bike 1 mile. Older participants ages 11-15 will swim 50 yards, run 1 mile and bike 2 miles. We are pleased to announce that this year Millennium Running will be our event partner. At the finish line, families are invited to enjoy music, jump roping, an obstacle course, water games, face painting, concessions, raffle prizes and much more! Friends of Aine is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization. All proceeds from this event go toward support for grieving children. For more information, to register, volunteer or to make a donation, please visit www.friendsofaine.com or www.facebook.com/friendsofaine.

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PTG NEWS
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Bedford PTG Color Blast 5k Registration – 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!

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.
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 www.shopttkits.com and enter your school’s account number. 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 bedfordnhptg@gmail.com with any questions.

Memorial  88603
Peter Woodbury  88602
Riddle Brook  17033
McKelvie  88671
Lurgio  34344
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REMINDERS 
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School Supplies List
Each child should have a supply list in their backpack today for the 2017 - 2018 school year.
You can order the School Supply Kit or purchase the supplies on your own. If you chose to order a kit, you order it online or complete the form and send it back to your child's teacher.
June 9th is the last day to order.

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 Intermediate 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 grade taught by certified teachers.  Here's a sneak peek at what's in store for this year’s camp. https://youtu.be/9OiFeEzgJwA.
Click here to register online, or here to view our 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 cheethac@gmail.com 

First Annual Greater Manchester, NH PMC Kids
Please come and Ride the First Annual Greater Manchester, NH PMC Kids Ride on June 4, 2017 from 9:00 AM – Noon, at St. Anselm College.  Bring your bikes and helmets and ride to Cure Cancer. A full morning of entertainment is planned with special guests arriving for all the fun.  Register online at www.kids.PMC.org and choose to ride in the Greater Manchester NH Kids Ride. This year’s ride is in honor of Emma Bechert, a 14 year old Bedford resident who lost her life to cancer. Emma was a PMC Kids rider.



IMPORTANT DATES
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June 7 – BHS Senior Send Off/Clap Out
June 16 – Kindergarten Recognition
June 19 - Fourth Grade Clap Out (9:00 AM)
June 19 – Last Day of School (Dismissal at 12:20 PM)

Thanks,
Pam 

Friday, May 26, 2017

Principal's Notes - May 26th

Dear Memorial Families,
Please remember our Veterans this Memorial Day ... those who are serving, those who have served and those who we have lost.
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NEW NEWS


Guidance Message
Words of the Month: Honesty and Patience

Week of May 22:
May 24: Phrase of the Day: “Have patience with all things, especially with yourself.”  It is important to be patient with ourselves when something is difficult, or when we make a mistake.  We need to remind ourselves that everyone makes mistakes and they are for learning.  Peacemaker Challenge: Be patient with yourself, next time you make a mistake.  Erase your mistake and try again.  Remind yourself that things are hard when we are first learning them, but they get easier, if we just keep trying.

Volunteers Needed for Field Day 2017!
This year Field Day will be held on Thursday, June 1st (rain date is Thursday, June 8th).  This fun-filled day is quickly approaching and we are in need of some enthusiastic volunteers to help facilitate all the activities planned. Please click on one of the links below, and feel free to help out at both sessions if you have children in both age groups.
As always, we appreciate the time and effort you put into helping out at Memorial!

Morning Session 3rd & 4th Graders

Afternoon Session 1st & 2nd Graders


Bicycle Rodeo - June 3 from 10:00 to 2:00
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.

Special Education Update: 
The NH Special Education Procedural Safeguards Handbook was recently updated to reflect changes in the 3/25/17 revisions to the NH Rules for the Education of Children with Disabilities. Click here for a copy or contact your child's case manager for a paper copy. Additional information can be obtained through the Parent Information Center here.

Bulldog Fest
Come to Bulldog Stadium on Saturday, June 3rd and celebrate Bedford High School's 10 year anniversary! "Bulldogfest" is a free event open to the entire community that will feature BHS alumni that are now professional musicians, food trucks, artist vendors, face painting, lawn games and even Joppa Hill! Whether it's raining or shining that day, be at BHS to celebrate 10 Years of Awesome!

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PTG NEWS
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Bedford PTG Color Blast 5k Registration – 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!

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 - 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 lisa@eight-stars.com with your questions and topic suggestions.


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 www.shopttkits.com and enter your school’s account number. 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 bedfordnhptg@gmail.com with any questions.

Memorial  88603
Peter Woodbury  88602
Riddle Brook  17033
McKelvie  88671
Lurgio  34344
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REMINDERS 
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School Supplies List
Each child should have a supply list in their backpack today for the 2017 - 2018 school year.
You can order the School Supply Kit or purchase the supplies on your own. If you chose to order a kit, you order it online or complete the form and send it back to your child's teacher.

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 Intermediate 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 grade taught by certified teachers.  Here's a sneak peek at what's in store for this year’s camp. https://youtu.be/9OiFeEzgJwA.
Click here to register online, or here to view our 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 cheethac@gmail.com 

First Annual Greater Manchester, NH PMC Kids
Please come and Ride the First Annual Greater Manchester, NH PMC Kids Ride on June 4, 2017 from 9:00 AM – Noon, at St. Anselm College.  Bring your bikes and helmets and ride to Cure Cancer. A full morning of entertainment is planned with special guests arriving for all the fun.  Register online at www.kids.PMC.org and choose to ride in the Greater Manchester NH Kids Ride. This year’s ride is in honor of Emma Bechert, a 14 year old Bedford resident who lost her life to cancer. Emma was a PMC Kids rider.



IMPORTANT DATES
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May 23 – Grade 4 McKelvie Band Presentation 
May 26 – Workshop Day (NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS)
May 29 – Memorial Day Observance (NO SCHOOL)
June 1 – Field Day – (Rain Date – June 8)
June 7 – BHS Senior Send Off/Clap Out
June 16 – Kindergarten Recognition
June 19 - Fourth Grade Clap Out (9:00 AM)
June 19 – Last Day of School (Dismissal at 12:20 PM)

Thanks,
Pam 

Friday, May 19, 2017

Principal's Notes - May 19th

Dear Memorial Families,
It certainly feels like we skipped spring and went right into summer! The children have done a great job staying focused in a very warm building. Thank you to the many families who supported our Book Fair this week.
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NEW NEWS


Guidance Message
Words of the Month: Honesty and Patience

Week of May 15: Patience
May 17: Patience means we wait.  We need to wait our turn, and wait until others are done speaking before we speak.  We also need to wait for things to happen.
Peacemaker Challenge: Pay attention to the times you need to be PATIENT during the day...and BE PATIENT.  The sooner you learn to be PATIENT, the happier you’ll be!


May 19: Phrase of the Day: “Have patience. All things are difficult before they become easy.”  When we are learning something new, it is often difficult. But if we persevere and have patience, sooner or later it will become easier to do. Peacemaker Challenge: Keep trying and be patient when something is hard.  Remind yourself of the phrase for the day.

Volunteers Needed for Field Day 2017!
This year Field Day will be held on Thursday, June 1st (rain date is Thursday, June 8th).  This fun-filled day is quickly approaching and we are in need of some enthusiastic volunteers to help facilitate all the activities planned. Please click on one of the links below, and feel free to help out at both sessions if you have children in both age groups.
As always, we appreciate the time and effort you put into helping out at Memorial!

Morning Session 3rd & 4th Graders

Afternoon Session 1st & 2nd Graders


Scholastic Book Fair
Book Fair news: Thank you to everyone who visited the Book Fair this week.  If there are more books you want to order, the Online Book Fair is still open until Wed., May 24!  Go to scholastic.com/fair.  The Online Book Fair also has the wish list for the Memorial Elementary school library.  Free shipping of your order to our school.  When your order arrives, it will be delivered to your child's classroom. Through your generosity we raised over $1700 to purchase books for the library and classrooms ... thank you!!!

4th to 5th Grade Band Information Night
The McKelvie Music Department will be touring the elementary schools on Tuesday, May 23rd. There will be a Band Information Night on Wednesday, May 24th at 6:00pm in the McKelvie Cafeteria. There will be information for parents regarding sign-ups and instrument rentals, and instruments for students to view and hold. Please email Christa Wickham at wickhamc@sau25.net with any questions.

Bicycle Rodeo - June 3 from 10:00 to 2:00
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.


BeBold Speaker Event - May 22 at 7pm
On behalf of BeBOLD, the school district is pleased to share this invitation: 
Bedford, NH. (May 3, 2017):  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.
This presentation, followed by a question and answer session, will be moderated by Chief John Bryfonski, Bedford Police Department and BeBOLD Vice President.

Destination Imagination heads to Global Finals
Good Luck to the Bedford teams heading to Global Finals in Knoxville, TN next week.  These 4 teams have been relentlessly fundraising over the last few weeks and are so thankful for all your support.  We would also like to thank their mentors and team managers, who volunteered their time to facilitate these kids since last September. We wish them well in Knoxville.
The Mind Blowers, PWS
Maulik Dhakal, Anica Ahdi, Rhea Dogra, Malini Ahdi (Team Manager), 
Haley Hall, Aaria Ahdi, Carter Crowley
Eat Your Greens, RAL
Xavier Forcier, Ava Durow, Linda Jacobs (Team Manager) Aamit Kancherlapalli, Sarah Jacobs, Roisi Russell, Marie Russell (Team Manager) Aleeza Shah, Reagan Rick
The Sit Down Comedians, RAL
Taylor Suozzo, Scott Anderson, Owen Bechert, Carly Blaine, Mandy Bechert (Team Manager) Abby Guerette, Kim Blaine (Team Manager)
olDIes, BHS
Marie Russell (Team Manager) Maddy Schneider, Natalie Anderson, Alec Dalton,
Aish Deva, Niamh Russell, Amanda Poza, Emma Jacobs


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PTG NEWS
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Bedford PTG Color Blast 5k Registration – Online pre-registration for this fun, colorful event will be open until May 25th.  REGISTER TODAY and mark your calendar, Sunday June 4th @ 10amfor a fun, family event!

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 - 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 lisa@eight-stars.com with your questions and topic suggestions.


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 www.shopttkits.com and enter your school’s account number. 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 bedfordnhptg@gmail.com with any questions.

Memorial  88603
Peter Woodbury  88602
Riddle Brook  17033
McKelvie  88671
Lurgio  34344
_________________________________________________________________________

REMINDERS 
________________________________________________________________________

School Supplies List
Each child should have a supply list in their backpack today for the 2017 - 2018 school year.
You can order the School Supply Kit or purchase the supplies on your own. If you chose to order a kit, you order it online or complete the form and send it back to your child's teacher.

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 Intermediate 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 grade taught by certified teachers.  Here's a sneak peek at what's in store for this year’s camp. https://youtu.be/9OiFeEzgJwA.
Click here to register online, or here to view our 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 cheethac@gmail.com 

First Annual Greater Manchester, NH PMC Kids
Please come and Ride the First Annual Greater Manchester, NH PMC Kids Ride on June 4, 2017 from 9:00 AM – Noon, at St. Anselm College.  Bring your bikes and helmets and ride to Cure Cancer. A full morning of entertainment is planned with special guests arriving for all the fun.  Register online at www.kids.PMC.org and choose to ride in the Greater Manchester NH Kids Ride. This year’s ride is in honor of Emma Bechert, a 14 year old Bedford resident who lost her life to cancer. Emma was a PMC Kids rider.

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

Bedford Food Pantry – Items 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. 



IMPORTANT DATES
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May 23 – Grade 4 McKelvie Band Presentation 
May 26 – Workshop Day (NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS)
May 29 – Memorial Day Observance (NO SCHOOL)
June 1 – Field Day – (Rain Date – June 8)
June 7 – BHS Senior Send Off/Clap Out
June 16 – Kindergarten Recognition
June 19 - Fourth Grade Clap Out (9:00 AM)
June 19 – Last Day of School (Dismissal at 12:20 PM)

Thanks,
Pam