Friday, April 20, 2018

Principal's Notes 4/20/18

Principal’s Notes
April  Messages
Peace Message: Perseverance
Brain Message: There's a Difference Between Not Knowing and Not Knowing Yet!

Small/Tall Dance May 4th
Memorial School's 2nd Annual Small/Tall Dance will be on Friday, May 4th from 6:30 - 8:00pm at the Manchester Community Church, across the street. Each Memorial School student (small) may invite one adult (tall) to join him/her for a evening of fun dancing. Please RSVP no later than Monday, April 30th. Each "couple" is $5.00. Envelopes will go home on Monday. Please fill them out and include the payment. Checks should be made out to Memorial School. Hoping to see you on May 4th!

Grandparents Day
On May 10th our school will be filled with joy as our children's grandparents and senior citizen friends come to visit. A special time is planned that will include light refreshments and a choral performance by Memorial 3rd/4th grade chorus.
Guests will also have a classroom visit and a tour of the school.

To register your guests, please complete this form and return to your child’s teacher by May 4th.   
General Guest Registration form – May 10th 9:00-11:00:
General Guest Registration

AM BEEP Registration Form – May 10th 9:00-9:30
AM Beep Registration


To register any guests to visit in the Afternoon Beep or Afternoon Kindergarten
program, please complete this form by May 4th.
Afternoon Kindergarten/Beep Registration form - May 10th 12:00 start:
Afternoon K & BEEP Registration

We are asking for your help and generosity to make this event a success.
The volunteer/donation sign up genius will follow later.
Many thanks,
Elise Johnson, Amy Ward, and Danielle Brimblecom
PTG Grandparents’ Day Coordinators


4th to 5th Grade Band Information Night
The McKelvie Music Department will be touring the elementary schools on Tuesday, May 22nd. There will be a Band Information Night on Wednesday, May 23rd 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 wickhamc@sau25.net with any questions.


Parent Coffee with the Facilitators
Join Special Educator Facilitators, Matt Munsey, Dan Mitchell, Pam Ilg, and Beth Purcell for a Parent Information Coffee on Wednesday, May 9th from 8:30- 9:30 at the SAU Office 103 County Rd. The topic of the discussion will be transitioning from the Elementary Schools to McKelvie. Please come with your questions and for good conversation and company.

Ecosmith - Shoes, Bags & Belt Drive
Bedford DI is having a special drive through Ecosmith Recyclers. From now until May 25th, you can donate all your old shoes, bags and belts (any condition) in the marked boxes in our school lobby. These items must be placed in a special blue bag. This is a great way to get your spring-cleaning under way, while helping raise funds for the teams heading to Global Finals in Knoxville, TN. Reminder, clothing, fabrics, stuffed animals etc. can always be donated in the bin in the parking lot. We appreciate your support. For more info, contact bedfordrocksdi@gmail.com

Thinking AheadThinking ahead to next year’s Invention Convention we are asking for any donations that our students can use. Specifically things like domino’s, hot wheel tracks and cars are great for the Rube Goldberg projects. Questions can be directed to Mrs. Schmitt at schmittc@bedfordnhk12.net

Student Placement
As we move into the final quarter of the school year, we are starting to think about class placement for 2018/19. Please read THIS LETTER, which outlines the process.

Student Surveys
Teachers will be administering the spring edition of Tripod Survey following April Vacation. For more information, please read THIS LETTER.

Lost and Found
With the change of seasons we are seeing an increase in the number of items in our Lost and Found. If you are missing anything please ask your child to check the Lost and Found. Items not picked up by April vacation will be donated and no longer available. Thank you.

Bedford PTG
COLOR BLAST REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!!! Come out for a colorful day of fun in support of the Bedford PTG and the Bedford School District! Our 2018 Color Blast is scheduled for Sunday,June 3rd at 9:30AM. Click here to register and visit our Color Blast Fun Run website for event details including sponsorship and volunteering opportunities.

INTERESTED IN GETTING MORE INVOLVED WITH PTG AND BEDFORD SCHOOLS?
PTG has some exciting District and Board positions open for next school year (2018/19). Open roles include District Support, Gift Wrap, School Supplies, and Co-Barnes and Noble; along with shadows for 2 Board roles, Treasurer and VP Publicity. If you have interest in any of these roles or would like to learn more please email bedfordnhptg@gmail.com by April 9th.


YANKEE CANDLE - ONLINE EXTENSION UNTIL MAY 15TH - Thank you to all who participated in the Yankee Candle Fundraiser. If you missed it, no need to worry! We are extending the fundraiser online until May 15th. Candles make a great gift for Easter, Mother's Day or any fun Spring gathering! Click here and enter 999965479 in the Group # Box to shop.*** 40% of sales go back to our schools! ***

​​Important Dates
  • April 23-27 Spring Vacation
  • May 4- Memorial’s Small/Tall Dance
  • May 10- Grandparents Day
  • May 10- Memorial’s Spring Concert
  • May 15- Spirit Day- Beach Day Theme
  • May 24- Wear your Patriotic colors as voted during the KidVote 
  • May 25- District Workshop Day no school for students
  • May 28- No school for observance of Memorial Day 
  • June 3- PTG Color Blast Fun Run
  • June 5- Memorial School Field Day
  • June 12- 4th Grade Play
  • June 19- Kindergarten Recognition Day 9:00am in the cafeteria for both the AM and PM classes.
  • June 20- Tentative last day of school

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Principal's Notes 4/13/18

Principal’s Notes
April  Messages
Peace Message: Perseverance
Brain Message: There's a Difference Between Not Knowing and Not Knowing Yet!

Student Placement
As we move into the final quarter of the school year, we are starting to think about class placement for 2018/19. Please read THIS LETTER, which outlines the process.

Student Surveys
Teachers will be administering the spring edition of Tripod Survey following April Vacation. For more information, please read THIS LETTER.

Small/Tall Dance May 4th
Memorial School's 2nd Annual Small/Tall Dance will be on Friday, May 4th from 6:30 - 8:00pm at the Manchester Community Church, across the street. Each Memorial School student (small) may invite one adult (tall) to join him/her for a evening of fun dancing. Please RSVP no later than Monday, April 30th. Each "couple" is $5.00. Envelopes will go home on Monday. Please fill them out and include the payment. Checks should be made out to Memorial School. Hoping to see you on May 4th!


Destination Imagination State Tournament at BHS
Bedford DI Teams had an excellent tournament with all 10 teams placing in the top 4. Nine of those teams will go on to represent Bedford at Globals in Knoxville, TN.

Congratulations to 3rd grader, Evan Bruno. from Mrs. Johnson's class. Evan is a member of team Animal Brigade at McKelvie. Teams are now organizing many fundraisers to help offset the cost of getting to the Global Finals in Knoxville, TN next month and appreciate your support.



Ecosmith - Shoes, Bags & Belt Drive Starts Monday
Bedford DI is having a special drive through Ecosmith Recyclers. From now until May 25th, you can donate all your old shoes, bags and belts (any condition) in the marked boxes in our school lobby. These items must be placed in a special blue bag. This is a great way to get your spring-cleaning under way, while helping raise funds for the teams heading to Global Finals in Knoxville, TN. Reminder, clothing, fabrics, stuffed animals etc. can always be donated in the bin in the parking lot. We appreciate your support. For more info, contact bedfordrocksdi@gmail.com
DI of the Storm from Bedford High School, took 1st place in the Project Outreach challenge,Inside Impact. This group of freshman were successful in getting the yes vote for the warrant article on the ballot, to replace the styrofoam trays with compostable trays in the Bedford school cafeterias. They were also given the Torchbearer's Award.
"This award is given for Project Outreach projects that have had an extraordinary impact in and beyond their local community."

Lost and Found
With the change of seasons we are seeing an increase in the number of items in our Lost and Found. If you are missing anything please ask your child to check the Lost and Found. Items not picked up by April vacation will be donated and no longer available. Thank you.

Spring Fling Thank you
Once again the annual Spring Fling was a huge success. We continue to marvel over the overwhelming generosity, enthusiasm, and support from our Memorial families and the community. We are fortunate to have such dedicated, committed volunteers, and some new members join our committee. Our delicious dinner was provided by Luisa’s and salad by the Puritan Backroom. Harvest Market donated the beverages.

Your continued support help us provide our students with quality educational opportunities. Your participation has impacted our school community by providing us with a sense of community that helps make Memorial flourish.

Managing Anxiety and school
This workshop is presented by Lynn Lyons. Lynn is a well-regarded therapist and speaker who specializes in anxiety in children. She will be speaking locally on Monday, April 16th (6:30-8:30 PM – Souhegan High School Auditorium). Her topic will be: Managing Anxiety at School and Home: Strategies to Interrupt the Worry Cycle. This event is open to the public. For more information on Lynn, please visit her website. http://www.lynnlyonsnh.com/

Bedford PTG
COLOR BLAST REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!!! Come out for a colorful day of fun in support of the Bedford PTG and the Bedford School District! Our 2018 Color Blast is scheduled for Sunday,June 3rd at 9:30AM. Click here to register and visit our Color Blast Fun Run website for event details including sponsorship and volunteering opportunities.

INTERESTED IN GETTING MORE INVOLVED WITH PTG AND BEDFORD SCHOOLS?
PTG has some exciting District and Board positions open for next school year (2018/19). Open roles include District Support, Gift Wrap, School Supplies, and Co-Barnes and Noble; along with shadows for 2 Board roles, Treasurer and VP Publicity. If you have interest in any of these roles or would like to learn more please email bedfordnhptg@gmail.com by April 9th.YANKEE CANDLE - ONLINE EXTENSION UNTIL MAY 15TH - Thank you to all who participated in the Yankee Candle Fundraiser. If you missed it, no need to worry! We are extending the fundraiser online until May 15th. Candles make a great gift for Easter, Mother's Day or any fun Spring gathering! Click here and enter 999965479 in the Group # Box to shop.*** 40% of sales go back to our schools! ***

Strings Program Coming to Memorial School
Our 3rd and 4th graders will have the opportunity for free after school lessons as part of our Strings Program. Instruments such as violin, viola, cello, and bass would be possibilities of choices to learn. This program will run on Tuesday afternoons for 6 weeks beginning May 1st. Thank you to the Manchester Community Music School who enabled this to happen. Click HERE for more information.

2018-19 School Calendar
The School Board has approved the 2018-19 School Calendar. Please note that there is a substantial change for 2018-19. The district will shift from tracking days to tracking hours. As a result, the last day of school for 2018-19 will be no later than June 14 and could be as early as June 7. The first five snow days, if needed, will be made up by students at the end of the year. Any snow days beyond five days will not need to be made up by students. This should bring some more predictability to the end of the year for families.

Important Dates
  • April 19- 8:00am Community Council
  • April 20- Spirit Day- Theme is Crazy Socks Day!
  • April 23-27 Spring Vacation
  • May 4- Memorial’s Small/Tall Dance
  • May 10- Grandparents Day
  • May 10- Memorial’s Spring Concert
  • May 15- Spirit Day- Beach Day Theme
  • May 24- Wear your Patriotic colors as voted during the KidVote 
  • May 25- District Workshop Day no school for students
  • May 28- No school for observance of Memorial Day 
  • June 3- PTG Color Blast Fun Run
  • June 5- Memorial School Field Day
  • June 12- 4th Grade Play
  • June 19- Kindergarten Recognition Day 9:00am in the cafeteria for both the AM and PM classes.
  • June 20- Tentative last day of school

Friday, April 6, 2018

Principal's Notes 4/6/16

Principal’s Notes
April  Messages
Peace Message: Perseverance
Brain Message: There's a Difference Between Not Knowing and Not Knowing Yet!

BINGO Night
It was great seeing so many of you at BINGO Night.  Over $190 worth of books were given away to all our winners.

Spring Book Fair
A HUGE thank you to everyone who visited and supported the Book Fair this week. We are excited to have many new books for our school library and classrooms! If there are more books you want to order, the Online Book Fair is still open until Wed., April 11. Go to scholastic.com/fair. Free shipping of your order to our school. When your order arrives, it will be delivered to your child's classroom.

From the Counselor’s Office
This month, students will learn about perseverance and the importance of sticking with tasks, even when they are difficult. Psychologist Angela Duckworth has found that the hallmark to high achievement in all domains is a “blend of passion and perseverance”, which she calls grit (Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance, by Angela Duckworth). Students will learn that perseverance leads to brain growth and success. They will hear about various people who persevered through difficult times, in order to reach their goals. To further our teachings of growth mindset, we will reframe the struggles, frustration and difficulties of trying something new, as an expected piece of the learning and growing process. Students will learn the neuroscience behind growth mindset; that our brains grow when we learn from mistakes, persevere, and do hard things. Therefore, they may not know something now, but they just don’t know it YET. By emphasizing the process of learning and teaching students to expect struggle, we can encourage them to try new and hard things, thus leading to greater success.
For more information on growth mindset and student success, visit:

Strings Program Coming to Memorial School
Our 3rd and 4th graders will have the opportunity for free after school lessons as part of our Strings Program. Instruments such as violin, viola, cello, and bass would be possibilities of choices to learn. This program will run on Tuesday afternoons for 6 weeks beginning May 1st. Thank you to the Manchester Community Music School who enabled this to happen. Click HERE for more information.

Imagination State Tournament at BHS
Bedford DI is excited to welcome teams from across the state to the Destination Imagination State Tournament at Bedford High School this Saturday, April 7th. Over 100 teams will bring their solutions to STEM challenges, including the Arts and Community Service projects. Bedford DI has 10 teams who advanced. Everyone is welcome to come support the hometown teams. Admission is FREE! For a full tournament schedule see http://nh-di.org/nh/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/2018-State-Tournament-Schedule.pdf


Stand By Me presents Dr. Robin Bruck
A free presentation for Parents and Community Members

Stand By Me is proud to present Dr. Robin Bruck from the NH nonprofit group called Personal Responsibility Organization. Dr. Bruck will present techniques that will help:
  • Manage worry and stress
  • Decrease conflict
  • Increase teamwork and cooperation
  • Increase motivation
This free community presentation for parents and students will take place Monday, April 9 from 7-8 PM in the BHS Theater. Click here to learn more.

Bedford PTG
COLOR BLAST REGISTRATION
NOW OPEN!!! Come out for a colorful day of fun in support of the Bedford PTG and the Bedford School District! Our 2018 Color Blast is scheduled for Sunday,June 3rd at 9:30AM. Click here to register and visit our Color Blast Fun Run website for event details including sponsorship and volunteering opportunities.
INTERESTED IN GETTING MORE INVOLVED WITH PTG AND BEDFORD SCHOOLS?
PTG has some exciting District and Board positions open for next school year (2018/19). Open roles include District Support, Gift Wrap, School Supplies, and Co-Barnes and Noble; along with shadows for 2 Board roles, Treasurer and VP Publicity. If you have interest in any of these roles or would like to learn more please email bedfordnhptg@gmail.com by April 9th.

STAND BY ME COMMUNITY PRESENTATION - PTG is a proud sponsor of Lurgio’s Stand By Me program. All families are invited to the Stand Tall and Stand Together kick off presentation at BHS theater on Monday, April 9th at 7pm. Click HERE for details.

YANKEE CANDLE - ONLINE EXTENSION UNTIL MAY 15TH - Thank you to all who participated in the Yankee Candle Fundraiser. If you missed it, no need to worry! We are extending the fundraiser online until May 15th. Candles make a great gift for Easter, Mother's Day or any fun Spring gathering! Click here and enter 999965479 in the Group # Box to shop.*** 40% of sales go back to our schools! ***

2018-19 School Calendar
The School Board has approved the 2018-19 School Calendar. Please note that there is a substantial change for 2018-19. The district will shift from tracking days to tracking hours. As a result, the last day of school for 2018-19 will be no later than June 14 and could be as early as June 7. The first five snow days, if needed, will be made up by students at the end of the year. Any snow days beyond five days will not need to be made up by students. This should bring some more predictability to the end of the year for families.

Gsuite Information for Parents
Some of our parents have asked for an explanation of our Gsuite, the tools within Chrome our students now use for much of their school work​. Our technology teachers​ have developed this Gsuite Information for Parents.
For parents/guardians who are interested in seeing the work of their child, just ask your son/daughter to log in with their account or provide you with their password to showcase the work completed.

School Safety Update 
On Tuesday April 10th from 6:00-7:00pm at Memorial School, Superintendent McGee and Principal Schappler will be sharing several updates regarding the safety and security of the Bedford School District. They will explain our District Emergency Operations Plan including the Parent Emergency Plan portion. They will discuss recent improvements and answer questions. We hope you can make it.

Important Dates
  • April 10- 6:00pm Parent Meeting to discuss school safety
  • April 19- 8:00am Community Council
  • April 20- Spirit Day- Theme is Crazy Socks Day!
  • April 23-27 Spring Vacation
  • May 4- Memorial’s Small/Tall Dance
  • May 10- Grandparents Day
  • May 10- Memorial’s Spring Concert
  • May 15- Spirit Day- Beach Day Theme
  • May 24- Wear your Patriotic colors as voted during the KidVote 
  • May 25- District Workshop Day no school for students
  • May 28- No school for observance of Memorial Day 
  • June 3- PTG Color Blast Fun Run
  • June 12- 4th Grade Play
  • June 20- Tentative last day of school

Friday, March 30, 2018

Principal's Notes 3/30/18

Principal’s Notes
March  Messages
Peace Message: Optimism
Brain Message: Mistakes are opportunities for learning
March is Music in our Schools Month

2018-19 School Calendar
The School Board has approved the 2018-19 School Calendar. Please note that there is a substantial change for 2018-19. The district will shift from tracking days to tracking hours. As a result, the last day of school for 2018-19 will be no later than June 14 and could be as early as June 7. The first five snow days, if needed, will be made up by students at the end of the year. Any snow days beyond five days will not need to be made up by students. This should bring some more predictability to the end of the year for families.

Spring Book Fair
Our Spring Book Fair is up and running. Thanks to all the volunteers who came in to make it look so wonderful. We will be offering a new feature from Scholastic at our Spring Book Fair called- eWallet.
You can now establish an eWallet for your student(s) to use at the book fair.
(One eWallet per student - they cannot be transferred or shared.)

Read the attached information to see how eWallet works and how to establish an account.

Bingo Night
Grab your Dabbers! Memorial School Book Fair Bingo Night is coming Wednesday, April 4th from 4:30-6:00pm. Win in Bingo and win a book, there will be lots of of opportunities for everyone.

​​Strings Program Coming to Memorial School
Our 3rd and 4th graders will have the opportunity for free after school lessons as part of our Strings Program. Instruments such as violin, viola, cello, and bass would be possibilities of choices to learn. This program will run on Tuesday afternoons for 6 weeks beginning May 1st. Thank you to the Manchester Community Music School who enabled this to happen. Permission slips will be sent home next week. 

Screenagers - Wednesday April 4 at 6 PM
In case you missed it or want to bring your spouse or friend, there will be another viewing of Screenagers. It is on Wednesday April 4th at 6 PM at St Elizabeth’s in the Gym. The McKelvie guidance team will be hosting this event. 

Gsuite Information for Parents

Some of our parents have asked for an explanation of our Gsuite, the tools within Chrome our students now use for much of their school work​. Our technology teachers​ have developed this Gsuite Information for Parents.
 ​For parents/guardians who are interested in seeing the work of their child, just ask your son/daughter to log in with their account or provide you with their password to showcase the work completed.

School Safety Update
On Tuesday April 10th from 6:00-7:00pm at Memorial School, Superintendent McGee and Principal Schappler will be sharing several updates regarding the safety and security of the Bedford School District. They will explain our District Emergency Operations Plan including the Parent Emergency Plan portion. They will discuss recent improvements and answer questions. We hope you can make it.

Bedford PTG
COLOR BLAST REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!!! Come out for a colorful day of fun in support of the Bedford PTG and the Bedford School District! Our 2018 Color Blast is scheduled for Sunday,June 3rd at 9:30AM. Click here to register and visit our Color Blast Fun Run website for event details including sponsorship and volunteering opportunities.
INTERESTED IN GETTING MORE INVOLVED WITH PTG AND BEDFORD SCHOOLS?
PTG has some exciting District and Board positions open for next school year (2018/19). Open roles include District Support, Gift Wrap, School Supplies, and Co-Barnes and Noble; along with shadows for 2 Board roles, Treasurer and VP Publicity. If you have interest in any of these roles or would like to learn more please email bedfordnhptg@gmail.com by April 9th.
YANKEE CANDLE - ONLINE EXTENSION UNTIL MAY 15TH - Thank you to all who participated in the Yankee Candle Fundraiser. If you missed it, no need to worry! We are extending the fundraiser online until May 15th. Candles make a great gift for Easter, Mother's Day or any fun Spring gathering! Click here and enter 999965479 in the Group # Box to shop.*** 40% of sales go back to our schools! ***
PANERA & PTG Take a night off from cooking and join us at our Bedford PTG Night at Panera (Colby Court) on Thursday, April 5th anytime between 4-8pm. Be sure to bring your Panera Flyer with you.

Important Dates

  • March 30- End of Quarter 3
  • April 2-6 Memorial’s Scholastic Book Fair
  • April 4- BINGO Night from 4:30-6:00pm in the school cafeteria
  • April 10- 6:00pm Parent Meeting to discuss school safety
  • April 20- Spirit Day- Theme is Crazy Socks Day!
  • April 23-27 Spring Vacation
  • May 4- Memorial’s Small/Tall Dance
  • May 10- Grandparents Day
  • May 10- Memorial’s Spring Concer
  • May 15- Spirit Day- Beach Day Theme
  • May 24- Wear your Patriotic colors as voted during the KidVote 
  • May 25- District Workshop Day no school for students
  • May 28- No school for observance of Memorial Day 
  • June 3- PTG Color Blast Fun Run
  • June 12- 4th Grade Play
  • June 20- Tentative last day of school

Friday, March 23, 2018

Principal's Notes 3/23/18

Principal’s Notes
March  Messages
Peace Message: Optimism
Brain Message: Mistakes are opportunities for learning
March is Music in our Schools Month

Spring Fling 2018 
It’s here!! Tonight from 5:00-8:00pm we open our doors for our Annual Spring Fling. Look forward to seeing many of you shortly.

Spring Book Fair
Volunteers are still needed! There will be class visits, a Teacher Preview morning,
and a Bingo Game Night. Students will need help finding books (especially the younger grades) and completing their Student Wish List. Please click on the Sign Up Genius link.
www.SignUpGenius.com/go/508094AA8A822A0FA7-2018
We will also be offering a new feature from Scholastic at our Spring Book Fair called- eWallet.
You can now establish an eWallet for your student(s) to use at the book fair.
(One eWallet per student - they cannot be transferred or shared.)

Read the attached information to see how eWallet works and how to establish an account.

​​Gsuite Information for Parents
Some of our parents have asked for an explanation of our Gsuite, the tools within Chrome our students now use for much of their school work​. Our technology
​teachers​ have developed this Gsuite Information for Parents.

For parents/guardians who are interested in seeing the work of their child, just ask your son/daughter to log in with their account or provide you with their password to showcase the work completed.

Jessica Lahey Event on 3/28
You DO NOT want to miss next Wednesday’s event with author, Jessica Lahey! She will be speaking to parents, teachers, and students on how to manage stress, anxiety, and ways to increase positive decision-making. Click HERE to learn more.

Strings Program Coming to Memorial School
Has your child been interested in learning a string instrument? We are excited to start an afterschool program this spring in conjunction with the Manchester Community Music School that will enable your child to receive free lessons here at Memorial School. More information on this will be coming home soon.

School Safety Update
On Tuesday April 10th from 6:00-7:00pm at Memorial School, Superintendent McGee and Principal Schappler will be sharing several updates regarding the safety and security of the Bedford School District. They will explain our District Emergency Operations Plan including the Parent Emergency Plan portion. They will discuss recent improvements and answer questions. We hope you can make it.

BHS Prom Fundraiser Part 2:
If you would like to pre-order a box of Krispy Kreme donuts please follow this link: Krispy Kreme Prom Fundraiser Orders can be picked up before or after school Friday, March 30th at BHS or at March Madness in the BHS gym on Saturday, March 31.

Bedford PTG
COLOR BLAST REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!!! Come out for a colorful day of fun in support of the Bedford PTG and the Bedford School District! Our 2018 Color Blast is scheduled for Sunday,June 3rd at 9:30AM. Click here to register and visit our Color Blast Fun Run website for event details including sponsorship and volunteering opportunities.

THE PTG AND BeBOLD PROUDLY PRESENT: Jessica Lahey (author of The Gift of Failure) “Parenting So that Children Can Succeed” on Wednesday, March 28th from 7-8:15pm at BHS Auditorium.

Jessica Lahey will provide insight on how to raise kids who are happy and healthy and less likely to turn to destructive coping strategies, including ways to prevent childhood addiction. Lahey will also share research on the most effective ways to parent and support the psycho-social and emotional needs of our children. Additionally, she will outline risk factors, explain which positive interventions can overcome those risk factors, and offer parents and teachers actionable, useful tools for raising happy, resilient children who will be less likely to turn to unhealthy behaviors when faced with the increasingly toxic stress and anxiety they face at home, in school and in our society. This event is open to all parents/guardians.

The 45-minute presentation will be followed by a 30-minute question and answer session.

SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR IS COMING – Scholastic Book Fair Paws for Books takes place April 2nd-6th.

YANKEE CANDLE - ONLINE EXTENSION UNTIL MAY 15TH - Thank you to all who participated in the Yankee Candle Fundraiser. If you missed it, no need to worry! We are extending the fundraiser online until May 15th. Candles make a great gift for Easter, Mother's Day or any fun Spring gathering! Click here and enter 999965479 in the Group # Box to shop.*** 40% of sales go back to our schools! ***

AMAZON SMILE PROMOTION - Whether your shopping for yourself or for someone else, did you know that every time you buy on Amazon you can support the Bedford PTG? Simply visit AmazonSmile and select “Bedford NH PTG” as the organization that you’d like to support. Now, every time you shop at smile.amazon.com, Amazon will donate a percentage to the Bedford PTG. Amazon is TRIPLING THE DONATION AMOUNT to 1.5% when customers make their FIRST eligible smile.amazon.com purchase from now until March 31st. For additional details about the promotion, visit the promotion detail page.

PANERA & PTG – Take a night off from cooking and join us at our Bedford PTG Night at Panera (Colby Court) on Thursday, April 5th anytime between 4-8pm. Be sure to bring your Panera Flyer with you.

Important Dates

  • March 17- Destination Imagination Tournament at Goffstown High School
  • March 20-Spirit Day- Theme is Disney, show off your love of Disney
  • March 23- Memorial Spring Fling 5-8pm
  • March 30- End of Quarter 3
  • April 2-6 Memorial’s Scholastic Book Fair
  • April 4- BINGO Night from 4:30-6:00pm in the school cafeteria
  • April 10- 6:00pm Parent Meeting to discuss school safety
  • April 20- Spirit Day- Theme is Crazy Socks Day!
  • April 23-27 Spring Vacation
  • May 4- Memorial’s Small/Tall Dance
  • May 10- Grandparents Day
  • May 10- Memorial’s Spring Concert
  • May 15- Spirit Day- Beach Day Theme
  • May 24- Wear your Patriotic colors as voted during the KidVote 
  • May 25- District Workshop Day no school for students
  • May 28- No school for observance of Memorial Day 
  • June 3- PTG Color Blast Fun Run
  • June 12- 4th Grade Play
  • June 20- Tentative last day of school