Friday, June 15, 2018

Principal's Notes 6/15/18

Principal’s Notes


June Messages
Peace Message: Courage
Brain Message: I Got This!


End-of-the-Year Information
We ask that you please read THIS LETTER for important information as we end our school year.



4th Grade Musical
Congratulations to the students, staff, volunteers who helped make this year’s performance so successful.

Reading Materials
After many years of successful implementation of the Reading Streets Reading Program our Kindergarten classes at Memorial are going to be moving on to Reading Wonders program in the 18-19 school year. In order to make room for our new Reading Wonders materials we are taking Reading Street materials out of our kindergarten classrooms. If anyone is interested in having any Kindergarten Reading Streets Materials for home use with their student these materials are available for you to have. Simply let your child's teacher know and they will be sent home on the last day of school.



High School Seniors Visit Memorial
Our 4 year old BEEP class showed their excitement as the High School seniors arrived to visit Memorial this past Wednesday. Staff enjoyed seeing their former students and hearing about their future plans. We wish all the graduates the very best.


PTG News/Information
THANK YOU…As we close out another school year, the Bedford PTG would like to extend our appreciation and thanks to all of our volunteers who selflessly give their time, talents and donations 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.

BEDFORD PTG COLOR BLAST FUN RUN/WALK THANK YOU - The Bedford PTG Color Blast was an amazing success and we want to extend a huge thank you to all of the participants as well as the many volunteers who made the event outstanding! Check out our FACEBOOK page for some great pictures.
PTG COORDINATOR OPPORTUNITIES FOR 2018/19:
Looking for some great opportunities to volunteer next year? The PTG has several district level positions available…

District Gift Wrap Coordinator-Work with PTG VP Fundraising and our current Gift Wrap supplier (Meadow Farms) to set up and organize the fundraiser. Coordinate with school level coordinators the distribution, collection and processing of order forms.

Program Research Coordinator-Help the PTG find new educational and enriching programs to bring into our schools. PTG funds author visits, artists, singers, performance groups, animal encounters and so much more. We are always looking for new ideas to possibly bring to our schools and students. We are looking for someone to help us research and find these exciting opportunities.

Elementary Level Opportunities Reaching Kids (O.R.K.) Coordinator -Responsible for coordinating the O.R.K. programming (such as Eyes On Owls, Tanglewood Marionettes & Bat Presentations) at Memorial, Peter Woodbury, AND Riddle Brook elementary schools. Track programing and budget, ensure payment delivery, and communicate within and between all 3 elementary schools.

District Book Fair Coordinator - Work with school level coordinators and Scholastic to organize the Spring book fair. Keep school coordinators informed of budgets and other book fair details. Assist with book fair deposits to bank. Prior book fair experience helpful but not necessary.

Color Blast Co-Coordinator: Get in on the Colorful Fun and be part of planning this amazing community event!! This is intended to be a shared role and is supported by a committee. The Color Blast Coordinator is responsible for the overall organization and execution of the PTG Color Blast Fun Run/Walk Fundraiser. Overall duties include organizing meetings, ensuring committee is on task, assisting as needed with specific event tasks; like registration, sponsorship, and expense tracking. you are interested in any of these roles or would like more information please email bedfordnhptg@gmail.com

SAVE THE DATE for the Bedford Education Foundation!!!
BEF Fall Gala Celebration
Honoring Bedford Schools' Champion, Bill Greiner
Featuring musical performances by the Ross A. Lurgio Jazz Band
We will be selling individual tickets as well as tables!
Date: Saturday, October 20, 2018
Location (new local venue): Noah's, 379 South River Road, Bedford

The Bedford Education Foundation welcomes the energy of new volunteers! Please be in touch by sending an email to info@befnh.org for more information about volunteering with the foundation or attending the upcoming event!

Bedford Police Department Open House
Please click HERE for information.

Accepting Bedford School District “HALL of FAME” Nominations
The Bedford School District has been recognized as one of the most exceptional school districts in the state. This recognition and distinction would not be possible without the many citizens, educators, students and volunteers that over the years have built, maintained and enhanced the mission and the values of our school district. We invite you to nominate individuals who exemplify the spirit of our district along with those who have gone above and beyond in making Bedford an extraordinary school district in all aspects. Please go to the Bedford Hall of Fame link here found on the BHS homepage for details and nominate someone who should be recognized for their contributions! Nominations for this year’s class will be accepted through July 15, 2018. 
Our inaugural class 2017 included:
  • William Greiner
  • Dennis Pope
  • Ann Remus
  • Tim Mayes
  • William Whitmore
  • Susan Mullen

2018/19 School Calendar
The school calendar for next year can be found HERE.

Important Dates
  • June 12- 4th Grade Play
  • June 19- Kindergarten Recognition Day 9:00am in the cafeteria for both the AM and PM classes.  Last day of school for both Kindergarten and K-Plus.
  • June 20- 4th Grade "Clap Out" 9:00am/Move-Up Day/Last Day of School, dismissal 12:20pm
  • August 27- Meet and Greet
  • August 28- First Day of School

Friday, June 8, 2018

Principal's Notes 6/8/18

Principal’s Notes


June Messages
Peace Message: Courage
Brain Message: I Got This!


End-of-the-Year Information
We ask that you please read THIS LETTER for important information as we end our school year.

4th Grade Play
Our 4th graders have been busy rehearsing for their musical taking place June 12.  The performance will be held across the street at the Manchester Christian Church at 6:30pm on Tuesday, June 12. 

Health Office Notice
I would like to remind parents to pick up all medications from the Health office before the end of the school year. Medications cannot be stored at school over the summer; any medications that are not picked up will be discarded.

As a reminder, updated physician’s orders and parent permission forms are required at the beginning of school year. Feel free to pick them up now for next school year (they can also be downloaded from the school website). Also, if your child will be moving on to McKelvie, a current physical and up-to-date immunization record are required upon entry.

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to call me at 627-1776 extension 23204 or you can email me at cooka@sau25.net.

I hope you have a wonderful summer!

Sincerely,

Anna Cook

PTG News/Information
BEDFORD PTG COLOR BLAST FUN RUN/WALK THANK YOU - The Bedford PTG Color Blast was an amazing success and we want to extend a huge thank you to all of the participants as well as the many volunteers who made the event outstanding! Check out our FACEBOOK page for some great pictures.

BHS PARKING SPACE RAFFLE! $10 Donation Per Entry. The PTG is raffling off TWO prime guaranteed parking spaces in the top lot for the 2018-2019 school year. You must have a valid license and a vehicle sometime during the 2018-2019 school year to be eligible to WIN! Simply fill out the number of entries you'd like to make and return the form with cash or check payable to “Bedford PTG” to BHS school office by June 13th. Winners will be notified before the end of the year.

*All funds raised through this raffle support programming & events in Bedford schools*

Raffle form

PTG COORDINATOR OPPORTUNITIES FOR 2018/19:
Looking for some great opportunities to volunteer next year? The PTG has several district level positions available…

District Gift Wrap Coordinator-Work with PTG VP Fundraising and our current Gift Wrap supplier (Meadow Farms) to set up and organize the fundraiser. Coordinate with school level coordinators the distribution, collection and processing of order forms.

Program Research Coordinator-Help the PTG find new educational and enriching programs to bring into our schools. PTG funds author visits, artists, singers, performance groups, animal encounters and so much more. We are always looking for new ideas to possibly bring to our schools and students. We are looking for someone to help us research and find these exciting opportunities.

Elementary Level Opportunities Reaching Kids (O.R.K.) Coordinator -Responsible for coordinating the O.R.K. programming (such as Eyes On Owls, Tanglewood Marionettes & Bat Presentations) at Memorial, Peter Woodbury, AND Riddle Brook elementary schools. Track programing and budget, ensure payment delivery, and communicate within and between all 3 elementary schools.

District Book Fair Coordinator - Work with school level coordinators and Scholastic to organize the Spring book fair. Keep school coordinators informed of budgets and other book fair details. Assist with book fair deposits to bank. Prior book fair experience helpful but not necessary.

If you are interested in any of these roles or would like more information please email bedfordnhptg@gmail.com

YEAR IN REVIEW WITH SUPERINTENDENT MCGEE - If you were not able to attend our Year in Review with Superintendent McGee, you can watch the presentation by following this link Bedford PTG Meeting with Chip McGee, Superintendent of Schools 5-30-18

PTG THANK YOU…As we close out another school year, the Bedford PTG would like to extend our appreciation and thanks to all of our volunteers who selflessly give their time, talents and donations 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.

Bedford Police Department Open House
Please click HERE for information.

BHS Girls’ Summer 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 on June 28th.) The clinics are for any girls entering 3rd through 9th grade and no basketball experience is required. Please see THIS FLYER for more information. 

Accepting Bedford School District “HALL of FAME” Nominations
The Bedford School District has been recognized as one of the most exceptional school districts in the state. This recognition and distinction would not be possible without the many citizens, educators, students and volunteers that over the years have built, maintained and enhanced the mission and the values of our school district. We invite you to nominate individuals who exemplify the spirit of our district along with those who have gone above and beyond in making Bedford an extraordinary school district in all aspects. Please go to the Bedford Hall of Fame link here found on the BHS homepage for details and nominate someone who should be recognized for their contributions! Nominations for this year’s class will be accepted through July 15, 2018. 

Our inaugural class 2017 included:
  • William Greiner
  • Dennis Pope
  • Ann Remus
  • Tim Mayes
  • William Whitmore
  • Susan Mullen
Special Education Parent Involvement Survey 2018
Do you have a student with an IEP? Please complete the New Hampshire Department of Education’s annual Parent Involvement survey! Paper copies are in the mail to you, or you can complete the survey at www.NHParent.com by June 15, 2018. Share your feedback! Your responses help us continue to improve. Thank you for your time and participation!

2018/19 School Calendar
The school calendar for next year can be found HERE.

Important Dates
  • June 12- 4th Grade Play
  • June 19- Kindergarten Recognition Day 9:00am in the cafeteria for both the AM and PM classes.
  • June 20- 4th Grade "Clap Out" 9:00am/Move-Up Day/Last Day of School, dismissal 12:20pm
  • August 27- Meet and Greet
  • August 28- First Day of School

Friday, June 1, 2018

Principal's Notes 6/1/18

Principal’s Notes

June Messages
Peace Message: Courage
Brain Message: I Got This!


From the Counselor’s Desk...
This month, we will review our lessons of the year, about peace and growth mindset. Students will learn that it takes courage to have a growth mindset. It takes courage to try new and challenging things, to take risks in our learning, and to be willing to fail. It takes courage to struggle and to stay in the struggle, until we reach success. And, it takes courage to admit our mistakes and learn from them. Study after study on grit and growth mindset have concluded that teaching students these traits, and praising them for their hard work and perseverance, rather than the finished product, builds resilience and profoundly impacts achievement. When students understand that struggle, mistakes, challenges and failure are the fabric of learning and growing their brains...they got this!

Suggested Summer Reading for Parents/Guardians:

The Gift of Failure: How the Best Parents Learn to Let Go So Their Children Can Succeed, by Jessica Lahey.

May you and your family have a safe, relaxing and healthy summer. Thank you for sharing your children with us!

Field Day 2018
Field Day is scheduled to take place on Tuesday, June 5th. (Rain Date: Wednesday, June 13th).
Students will be outside for ~2hrs engaging in an array of fun-filled physical activities. Please help to ensure your child is prepared for the event with appropriate clothing and sun/bug protection. We strongly encourage that all personal belongings are well labeled with your child’s name.

Recommended Field Day Checklist:

      _____Sneakers/Tennis Shoes            _____Shorts
      _____Class Color T-Shirt                    _____Hat
      _____Water Bottle                              _____Small Bag with a Change of Clothes 
                                                                            (just in case!)                                                                _____Sunscreen*                               _____Bug Spray*


*Please note that we ask sunscreen and insect repellent be applied at home. If you have any related questions or concerns you may contact our school nurse, Anna Cook - cooka@sau25.net.

We are looking forward to the fun of Field Day!!
Thank you for your support.
Sincerely, Taylor Scull, Physical Education Teacher
scullt@sau25.net

Field Day Helpers Needed!
Hello Memorial Families. 
Field Day volunteers needed to help facilitate & make sure activities run on time. Come enjoy a few hours with your child(ren) while they participate in this fun event.

Please click one of the links below (or both) to sign up. 



Thank you so much for all you do to help out at Memorial School, your time is greatly appreciated.

Barbara Hardy and Danielle Brimblecom
Volunteer Coordinators

5th Grade Band Information and Sign Up
If you missed the McKelvie Band Information Night on Wednesday, May 23rd, please click here to view the information and the sign up form. Please email Christa Wickham at wickhamc@sau25.net with any questions.

Thank you very much!
Christa Wickham
Music Educator
McKelvie Intermediate School
Mrs. Wickham's Website

BHS Girls’ Summer 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 on June 28th.) The clinics are for any girls entering 3rd through 9th grade and no basketball experience is required. Please see THIS FLYER for more information.

Bedford PTG
BEDFORD PTG COLOR BLAST SUNDAY, JUNE 3RD9:30AM at the BHS campus

VOLUNTEER VOLUNTEER VOLUNTEER! If you’re not participating in the fun run/walk, you can still come and be part of our Color Blast event! Click here for volunteer opportunities. Don’t miss your chance to get in on the colorful fun! All event information can be found on our website

BHS GRADUATION SEAT RAFFLE!!! The PTG is raffling off FOUR sets of four seats in the front two center rows of the bleachers. These seats will be reserved just for you. Winners will also receive one reserved parking space on campus! $20/Entry or 6 Entries for $100 Winners will be drawn & announced on June 7th. Simply fill out the number of entries you'd like to make and return with cash or check payable to “Bedford PTG” to BHS school office by JUNE 6th. 

*All funds raised through this raffle support programming & events in Bedford schools*

Grad Seat Raffle Form

BHS PARKING SPACE RAFFLE!!! $10 Donation Per Entry The PTG is raffling off TWO prime guaranteed parking spaces in the top lot for the 2018-2019 school year. You must have a valid license and a vehicle sometime during the 2018-2019 school year to be eligible to WIN! Simply fill out the number of entries you'd like to make and return with cash or check payable to “Bedford PTG” to BHS school office by June 13th. Winners will be notified before the end of the year.

*All funds raised through this raffle support programming & events in Bedford schools*

Raffle form 

Accepting Bedford School District “HALL of FAME” Nominations
The Bedford School District has been recognized as one of the most exceptional school districts in the state. This recognition and distinction would not be possible without the many citizens, educators, students and volunteers that over the years have built, maintained and enhanced the mission and the values of our school district. We invite you to nominate individuals who exemplify the spirit of our district along with those who have gone above and beyond in making Bedford an extraordinary school district in all aspects. Please go to the Bedford Hall of Fame link here found on the BHS homepage for details and nominate someone who should be recognized for their contributions! Nominations for this year’s class will be accepted through July 15, 2018. 

Our inaugural class 2017 included:
  • William Greiner
  • Dennis Pope
  • Ann Remus
  • Tim Mayes
  • William Whitmore
  • Susan Mullen
Spring has finally arrived! 
Are you a runner, a walker, a stroller ...? One of our 1st graders in an ambassador for Easter Seals NH and has a team looking for participants, Team Elliott. 

Join us at the 19th Annual Easter Seals NH Eversource Run/Walk 5K on Thursday, June 7, 2018 in the evening! It's a fun night with family and friends in downtown Manchester. 

Use the link above to register. Follow the simple directions and on the information page where you put in all your personal information you'll see a big gray box, that's where you will choose Team Elliot in the join a team drop down!

Special Education Parent Involvement Survey 2018
Do you have a student with an IEP? Please complete the New Hampshire Department of Education’s annual Parent Involvement survey! Paper copies are in the mail to you, or you can complete the survey at www.NHParent.com by June 15, 2018. Share your feedback! Your responses help us continue to improve. Thank you for your time and participation!

2018/19 School Calendar
The school calendar for next year can be found HERE.

Important Dates
  • June 3- PTG Color Blast Fun Run
  • June 5- Memorial School Field Day
  • June 6- BEEP Picnic
  • June 12- 4th Grade Play
  • June 19- Kindergarten Recognition Day 9:00am in the cafeteria for both the AM and PM classes.
  • June 20- Last day of school, dismissal 12:20pm

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Principal's Notes 5/24/18

Principal’s Notes

May Messages
Peace Message: Patience
Brain Message: A Goal Without a Plan is Just a Wish


Memorial Day Remembrance
We had a beautiful morning to be outside with everyone paying tribute to some of our Bedford veterans buried at the St. Hedwig Cemetery. After placing flags in the ground our students gathered to sing Proud to be an American, by Lee Greenwood. 

We reminded our students that our school was named by the town of Bedford to pay tribute to all the soldiers who lost their lives during time of war. 
It was a very nice remembrance and our students did a fantastic job.

Please click here to see some pictures and to watch the video.

Field Day Helpers Needed!
Hello Memorial Families. 
Field Day volunteers needed to help facilitate & make sure activities run on time. Come enjoy a few hours with your child(ren) while they participate in this fun event.

Please click one of the links below (or both) to sign up. 


Thank you so much for all you do to help out at Memorial School, your time is greatly appreciated.

Barbara Hardy and Danielle Brimblecom
Volunteer Coordinators

Now Accepting Bedford School District “HALL of FAME” Nominations
The Bedford School District has been recognized as one of the most exceptional school districts in the state. This recognition and distinction would not be possible without the many citizens, educators, students and volunteers that over the years have built, maintained and enhanced the mission and the values of our school district. We invite you to nominate individuals who exemplify the spirit of our district along with those who have gone above and beyond in making Bedford an extraordinary school district in all aspects. Please go to the Bedford Hall of Fame link here found on the BHS homepage for details and nominate someone who should be recognized for their contributions! Nominations for this year’s class will be accepted through July 15, 2018. 

Our inaugural class 2017 included:
  • William Greiner
  • Dennis Pope
  • Ann Remus
  • Tim Mayes
  • William Whitmore
  • Susan Mullen

Tick Management
Now that spring has really arrived, our students are spending more time outside - both at home and at school. Mostly that is a great thing. At the same time, we need to be thinking about safety.

In particular, I am writing to you about tick management. Here are a few items I want to share with the community on the subject. 
The most effective measure for limiting ticks on our property is keeping grass cut short and removing leaf litter since that is where they prefer to live. 


We are also providing selective tick treatments on district properties based on recommendations from our pest services contractor. This is the same approach the town of Bedford is using for sports fields.

Families can find additional recommendations for tick bite prevention and treatment in this excellent New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Resources notice.

Of course no approach will eliminate every potential risk. That is why we ask families to help. Please remind your children to avoid tick-infested areas such as overgrown grass, brush, and leaf litter, to use an insect repellent when spending time outdoors, and to do daily tick checks after being outdoors.

As always, thank you for trusting us with the care of your children.

Sincerely,
Chip McGee, Superintendent of Schools


Spring has finally arrived! 
Are you a runner, a walker, a stroller ...? One of our 1st graders in an ambassador for Easter Seals NH and has a team looking for participants, Team Elliott. 

Join us at the 19th Annual Easter Seals NH Eversource Run/Walk 5K on Thursday, June 7, 2018 in the evening! It's a fun night with family and friends in downtown Manchester. 

Use the link above to register. Follow the simple directions and on the information page where you put in all your personal information you'll see a big gray box, that's where you will choose Team Elliot in the join a team drop down!

Special Education Parent Involvement Survey 2018
Do you have a student with an IEP? Please complete the New Hampshire Department of Education’s annual Parent Involvement survey! Paper copies are in the mail to you, or you can complete the survey at www.NHParent.com by June 15, 2018. Share your feedback! Your responses help us continue to improve. Thank you for your time and participation!

Bedford Police Bike Rodeo
The Bedford Police Department will be hosting their annual Bike Rodeo on Sunday May 27th, 2018 from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm. It will be located in the upper parking lot of the Bedford High School, 47 Nashua Road. This event is free and is open to all ages and abilities. Kids will be given the opportunity to have their helmets checked and ride through obstacle courses. Immediately after the Bike Rodeo those interested may ride their bikes during the Memorial Day parade with members of the Bedford Police Department bicycle unit starting at 1:00 pm. The parade route will start at the Bedford High School and end at McKelvie Intermediate School. Please join the members of the Bedford Police Department for this family fun event. 

Food Drive
Memorial School is working with the Bedford Food Pantry to help collect food items that are most needed by families. Every other month we will be collecting 1 food item. For the month of May, that item is Saltines. If you are able, please bring in a box of Saltines until Friday, June 1st. We will have a box for donations in our front hallway. Thank you for supporting this worthy cause, which supports Bedford families.

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

Bedford PTG

BEDFORD PTG COLOR BLAST SUNDAY, JUNE 3RD, 9:30AM at the BHS campus

VOLUNTEER VOLUNTEER VOLUNTEER! If you’re not participating in the fun run/walk, you can still come and be part of our Color Blast event! Click here for volunteer opportunities. Don’t miss your chance to get in on the colorful fun! All event information can be found on our website

COFFEE WITH SUPERINTENDENT CHIP MCGEE- Join the Bedford PTG for a “Year in Review” with Superintendent McGee on Wednesday, 5/30 starting at 9:30am at BCTV (10 Meetinghouse Rd – behind the Town Hall). This is a great opportunity to ask any questions you have about the Bedford School District. Children always welcome to attend.

COFFEE WITH THE PRINCIPALS VIDEO LINK – If you were not able to attend our Coffee with the Principals event, you can watch the presentation by following this link, BCTV Principal Meeting

BHS GRADUATION SEAT RAFFLE!!! The PTG is raffling off FOUR sets of four seats in the front two center rows of the bleachers. These seats will be reserved just for you. Winners will also receive one reserved parking space on campus! $20/Entry or 6 Entries for $100 Winners will be drawn & announced on June 7th. Simply fill out the number of entries you'd like to make and return with cash or check payable to “Bedford PTG” to BHS school office by JUNE 6th. 

*All funds raised through this raffle support programming & events in Bedford schools*

Grad Seat Raffle Form

BHS PARKING SPACE RAFFLE!!! $10 Donation Per Entry The PTG is raffling off TWO prime guaranteed parking spaces in the top lot for the 2018-2019 school year. You must have a valid license and a vehicle sometime during the 2018-2019 school year to be eligible to WIN! Simply fill out the number of entries you'd like to make and return with cash or check payable to “Bedford PTG” to BHS school office by June 13th. Winners will be notified before the end of the year.

*All funds raised through this raffle support programming & events in Bedford schools*


2018/19 School Calendar
The school calendar for next year can be found HERE.

Important Dates
  • 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- Last day of school, dismissal 12:20pm

Friday, May 18, 2018

Principal's Notes 5/18/18

Principal’s Notes

May Messages
Peace Message: Patience
Brain Message: A Goal Without a Plan is Just a Wish

Bicentennial Essay Contest

The NH State House hosted a statewide Essay Contest that asked students write about the NH Statehouse and its meaning today. We are very proud to have 2 of our Memorial students recognized as the top 2 finishers in the South Central Region. Congratulations to Madeline Cole who finished 2nd and Colin McCarthy who finished 1st. Those essays were then submitted to the state where Colin finished in second place at the state level. He was recognized at a ceremony with the Governor on Wednesday at the Statehouse. Excellent job by both of our 4th graders.

Now Accepting Bedford School District “HALL of FAME” Nominations
The Bedford School District has been recognized as one of the most exceptional school districts in the state. This recognition and distinction would not be possible without the many citizens, educators, students and volunteers that over the years have built, maintained and enhanced the mission and the values of our school district. We invite you to nominate individuals who exemplify the spirit of our district along with those who have gone above and beyond in making Bedford an extraordinary school district in all aspects. Please go to the Bedford Hall of Fame link here found on the BHS homepage for details and nominate someone who should be recognized for their contributions! Nominations for this year’s class will be accepted through July 15, 2018. 

Our inaugural class 2017 included:
  • William Greiner
  • Dennis Pope
  • Ann Remus
  • Tim Mayes
  • William Whitmore
  • Susan Mullen

Tick Management
Now that spring has really arrived, our students are spending more time outside - both at home and at school. Mostly that is a great thing. At the same time, we need to be thinking about safety.

In particular, I am writing to you about tick management. Here are a few items I want to share with the community on the subject. 
The most effective measure for limiting ticks on our property is keeping grass cut short and removing leaf litter since that is where they prefer to live. 


We are also providing selective tick treatments on district properties based on recommendations from our pest services contractor. This is the same approach the town of Bedford is using for sports fields.

Families can find additional recommendations for tick bite prevention and treatment in this excellent New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Resources notice.

Of course no approach will eliminate every potential risk. That is why we ask families to help. Please remind your children to avoid tick-infested areas such as overgrown grass, brush, and leaf litter, to use an insect repellent when spending time outdoors, and to do daily tick checks after being outdoors.

As always, thank you for trusting us with the care of your children.

Sincerely,
Chip McGee, Superintendent of Schools


Spring has finally arrived! 
Are you a runner, a walker, a stroller ...? One of our 1st graders in an ambassador for Easter Seals NH and has a team looking for participants, Team Elliott. 

Join us at the 19th Annual Easter Seals NH Eversource Run/Walk 5K on Thursday, June 7, 2018 in the evening! It's a fun night with family and friends in downtown Manchester. 

Use the link above to register. Follow the simple directions and on the information page where you put in all your personal information you'll see a big gray box, that's where you will choose Team Elliot in the join a team drop down!

Special Education Parent Involvement Survey 2018
Do you have a student with an IEP? Please complete the New Hampshire Department of Education’s annual Parent Involvement survey! Paper copies are in the mail to you, or you can complete the survey at www.NHParent.com by June 15, 2018. Share your feedback! Your responses help us continue to improve. Thank you for your time and participation!

Bedford Police Bike Rodeo
The Bedford Police Department will be hosting their annual Bike Rodeo on Sunday May 27th, 2018 from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm. It will be located in the upper parking lot of the Bedford High School, 47 Nashua Road. This event is free and is open to all ages and abilities. Kids will be given the opportunity to have their helmets checked and ride through obstacle courses. Immediately after the Bike Rodeo those interested may ride their bikes during the Memorial Day parade with members of the Bedford Police Department bicycle unit starting at 1:00 pm. The parade route will start at the Bedford High School and end at McKelvie Intermediate School. Please join the members of the Bedford Police Department for this family fun event. 

Food Drive
Memorial School is working with the Bedford Food Pantry to help collect food items that are most needed by families. Every other month we will be collecting 1 food item. For the month of May, that item is Saltines. If you are able, please bring in a box of Saltines until Friday, June 1st. We will have a box for donations in our front hallway. Thank you for supporting this worthy cause, which supports Bedford families.

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

Bedford PTG

BEDFORD PTG COLOR BLAST REGISTRATION CLOSES MAY 24TH! REGISTER NOW

Our event is scheduled for SUNDAY, JUNE 3RD, 9:30AM at the BHS campus – Over 680 runners registered, don’t miss your chance to get in on the colorful fun.

Have you signed your kids up to run and are planning to be there to cheer them on? We could use your help as a volunteer! Click here for volunteer opportunities.

Check out our website for our new shorter 2 mile course and all things Color Blast!

COFFEE WITH SUPERINTENDENT CHIP MCGEE- Join the Bedford PTG for a “Year in Review” with Superintendent McGee on Wednesday, 5/30 starting at 9:30am at BCTV (10 Meetinghouse Rd – behind the Town Hall). This is a great opportunity to ask any questions you have about the Bedford School District. Children always welcome to attend.

COFFEE WITH THE PRINCIPALS VIDEO LINK – If you were not able to attend our Coffee with the Principals event, you can watch the presentation by following this link, https://tinyurl.com/PTG-Mtg-with-Principals5-15-18

BHS GRADUATION SEAT RAFFLE!!! The PTG is raffling off FOUR sets of four seats in the front two center rows of the bleachers. These seats will be reserved just for you. Winners will also receive one reserved parking space on campus! $20/Entry or 6 Entries for $100 Winners will be drawn & announced on June 7th. Simply fill out the number of entries you'd like to make and return with cash or check payable to “Bedford PTG” to BHS school office by June 6.

*All funds raised through this raffle support programming & events in Bedford schools*

Raffle form

BHS PARKING SPACE RAFFLE!!! $10 Donation Per Entry The PTG is raffling off TWO prime guaranteed parking spaces in the top lot for the 2018-2019 school year. You must have a valid license and a vehicle sometime during the 2018-2019 school year to be eligible to WIN! Simply fill out the number of entries you'd like to make and return with cash or check payable to “Bedford PTG” to BHS school office by June 13th. Winners will be notified before the end of the year.

*All funds raised through this raffle support programming & events in Bedford schools*

Raffle form

2018/19 School Calendar
The school calendar for next year can be found HERE.

Important Dates
  • May 24- Wear your Patriotic colors as voted during the KidVote 
  • May 24- All School, Walking, Memorial Day Field Trip
  • 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- Last day of school, dismissal 12:20pm