Peace Message: Kindness and Gratitude
Brain Message: We Love a Challenge!
Memorial Community Council
Date Change due to scheduling conflicts; we will be meeting on Friday December 1st at 8:00am. This is an opportunity to sit with administration and a teacher representative to discuss community issues and how they relate to the school. Please feel free to join us if you are available.
Memorial Lost and Found
With the changing weather I am sure many of you are looking for coats and sweatshirts for your children, please look here. Our Lost and Found is full. Also, if your child has brought home coats or sweatshirts by accident that are someone else's, please have them return the items back to school. Items tend to be picked up after recess or lunch and at times get mixed up.
The Memorial Book Fair opens THIS Monday, November 27. Early open hours (at 7:30 a.m.) on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday! Open late on Thursday during Family Fun Night.
Lasso a Great Book for the Holidays! If you want to get a head start on your holiday shopping or have relatives who can't make it to the physical book fair, you can access the school's Online Book Fair starting Wed., Nov. 22 (during Thanksgiving Break) at scholastic.com/fair. The Online Book Fair closes on Tues., Dec. 5 and these orders will be shipped to the school and delivered to your child's classroom before Winter Break.
WHAT IS VAPING?
November 27 from 7 - 8 pm at the Bedford Public Library
Bedford Police Chief John Bryfonski, Officer “Spike” Donahue and Officer Danielle Nightingale, School Resource Officers at Bedford High School/Ross A. Lurgio Middle School and McKelvie Intermediate School respectively, will give you the facts about vaping. Can you smell it? Can people vape marijuana? Can people vape other substances? What does a vape look like? Where do people get vapes? Is it legal for kids to vape? In addition, Dr. Joseph Hou, Pulmonologist at Catholic Medical Center, will also provide clinical information on vaping. Is it addictive? Is it harmful? How does it affect young people? How does it compare to smoking? The 40 minute presentation will be followed by a 20 minute question and answer session. Get your questions about vaping answered!
HAPPY THANKSGIVING FROM THE PTG - We wish you all a Wonderful Thanksgiving Holiday. We are thankful for the amazing support we receive from families, staff, and the community.
GIFT CARD FUNDRAISER – ORDERS DUE 11/29 A gift card is the perfect gift for any occasion! Purchasing gift cards through the PTG provides support for the Bedford schools with no additional cost to you! Final order due date is Wednesday November 29th. To download an order form please click here… Gift Card Order Form For more information about this program, click here… Gift Card Program. HAPPY SHOPPING!
MANCHESTER MONARCHS DISCOUNT TICKETS - Join the PTG at the Manchester Monarchs Ugly Sweater Holiday Game on Saturday, December 9th, at 6pm as they take on the Royals. Special discounted ticket price of $15 for child or adult! Kids will have a chance to participate in the “high five tunnel” to cheer on the Monarchs players as they take the ice. Click HERE for order form and return to your child’s school by Friday, 12/1.
SCREENAGERS: Growing up in the Digital Age Documentary - Join us for a special screening on Wednesday, December 6th 6-8pm at Lurgio. Following the movie there will be a panel of staff and guidance for a discussion and Q&A session.
Are you watching kids scroll through life, with their rapid-fire thumbs and a six-second attention span? The film SCREENAGERS…explores struggles over social media, video games, academics and internet addiction. Through poignant, and unexpectedly funny stories, along with surprising insights from authors, psychologists, and brain scientists, SCREENAGERS reveals how tech time impacts kids’ development and offers solutions on how adults can empower kids to best navigate the digital world and find balance. Visit ScreenagersMovie for more information.
PTG NIGHT AT PANERA BREAD – Take the night off from cooking and stop by Panera at Colby Court on Thursday 12/7, between 4-8pm, a percentage of the proceeds will be donated back to the PTG. A hardcopy of their flyer must be turned in and electronic versions not accepted. You can find a copy of the flyer here: Panera December Flyer
AmazonSmile! 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.
In conjunction with our Kindness and Gratitude month, we will be conducting our annual "Stuff the Turkey" Food Drive. The drive will begin on Monday, November 6 and will end on Friday, December 1. Proceeds will go directly to the Bedford Community Food Pantry at Bedford Presbyterian Church. We greatly appreciate any canned or boxed donations you are able to give. Items such as canned proteins (meats, fish, vegetables, etc.), pasta, rice, peanut butter, jelly, rice, flour, sugar and cereal, are especially needed. If you would like to join us in helping our Bedford pantry, please send the items into school with your child. If you have any questions, please contact Lisa Pleat, X-23206. Thanks for helping us support Bedford families!
Memorial Spirit Wear
You can order Memorial School clothing online! Please go to www.bedfordwear.com. Click Schools in the menu bar, and select Memorial School. An order typically takes 7-10 business days to be delivered. As a bonus 10% of profits come back to the school.
- November 22-24-No School, Thanksgiving Recess
- November 27-December 1- Scholastic Book Fair
- November 30- Family Fun Night
- December 1- Memorial Community Council, 8:00am
- December 1-Last Day for our Stuff the Turkey Food Drive
- December 7- Ellis Island Day- Grade 4
- December 19- Spirit Day! Pajama Day
- December 20- BEEP Playdate from 3:00-4:30pm at Nuthin’ But Good Times
- December 25-January 1- School Vacation
- January 2- Students return to school
- January 11- Winter Chorus Concert 7:00pm
- January 15- No School, Martin Luther KIng Jr. Day observance
- January 23- Spirit Day! Dress like a teacher (Teachers will dress like a student)