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Just a couple of reminders…
- When dropping your child off in the morning please do your best at pulling up to the car in front of you as to clear as many cars off Old Bedford Rd. as possible.
- If you have a child in grades K-4 and are arriving late you may get caught up in the BEEP carpool line. Please park your car and walk your child in to the building where you can sign them in for the day. Thank you!
If you would like to be part of our monthly Community Council meetings to discuss school issues and events we are planning our meetings for the last Tuesday of each month. Our next meeting will be Tuesday January 30th from 8:00-9:00am. We look forward to seeing you there.
Snow Day Lunch Information
Some parents across the district have asked if there is a rule of thumb when determining the lunch menu on the day following a snow day. There is no rule as the menu for that day is dependent upon what was on the menu the day of the snow day, what prep the kitchen had to do, and what fresh produce the kitchen had ordered. Therefore, our district’s Food Service Director (Emily Murphy) has decided to provide an announcement on the SAU’s website (www.sau25.net) in the District News box, which will detail, by school, what the hot lunch offering will be the day following the snow day. This information will be available the day of the snow day.
As you look forward to making appointments for your children please keep in mind that our required NH State testing will be taking place during the months of April and May for our 3rd and 4th graders. Our 3rd graders will begin testing in Language Arts during the week of April 9th and then again the week of May 7th for Math. Our 4th graders will be testing during the first weeks of May.
Thank you in advance for your efforts to have your children present, well rested and with a good breakfast during these testing times.
We have had 4 snow days this year making our tentative last day of school Tuesday June 19th.
The Community Enrichment Program of the Bedford School District offers adults the opportunity to take fun and educational classes in a variety of areas.
Courses for the Spring term of Community Enrichment are posted! Please join us for Introduction to Italian, Fused Glass Workshop, Elements of Art or Introduction to Photography!! Course descriptions and registration information are listed here: https://goo.gl/1byvaY
PTG Night at the Monarchs – On Saturday, January 20th at 6:00pm come join the Bedford PTG and the Manchester Monarchs as we host our Marvel Superhero and Villains Night! Participate in our HIGH-FIVE TUNNEL and celebrate your favorite Marvel character! Ticket sales are online only. To order tickets, please visit MONARCHS TICKETS. If you have any questions, please contact Amy Dion at email@example.com.
Principal Winter Reading Night – Dress in your PJ’s, bring a blanket and come listen to all the Bedford Principal’s read you a story. This fun filled event will be held on January 25th at the McKelvie Intermediate School cafeteria. Choose between two session times 4:30pm or 6:30pm on the flyer that came home in your student’s back pack or if you need another, please click PWRN Flyer. Registrations must be returned to your teacher by Friday January 12th.
Barnes and Noble Days with Bedford PTG – On January 26th & 27th join us at the Barnes and Noble Manchester location! Come and look at the many art projects from all Bedford Schools, listen to the performance by the McKelvie music department and listen to stories read by Bedford’s elementary teachers. For more information and to view the schedule of events, please visit the Bedford PTG website.
Champions for Children - Once again, the New Hampshire School Administrator's Association is seeking nominees for the "Champions for Children Award Program". Last year, Bedford nominated Greg Uliaz as our District Champion. Greg was later selected as the South Central region winner and was recognized at the State-wide breakfast along with his family.
Nominees are individuals who have given distinguished service to children over the past year. To nominate a Bedford Champion, please complete this short form no later than January 31, 2018.
Kindergarten and First Grade Registration
Registration packets will be available for parents to pick up at school starting on Monday, February 5th between 7:15 am and 3:15 pm. Return your completed forms along with your child’s birth certificate, two (2) proofs of residency, a current copy of your child’s physical and immunizations to the school between Friday, March 2nd and Thursday March 8th. A child must attain his/her fifth birthday on or before September 30th, 2018 to be eligible for kindergarten. A child must attain his/her sixth birthday on or before September 30th, 2018 to be eligible for first grade.
New Hampshire law requires all new students to present an up-to-date record of immunizations upon admission to school. In addition, record of a physical exam, done no more than one year prior to entrance, is required.
Each of the three elementary schools provides a fee based extended day Kindergarten program. Information about this program will be available at the district website www.sau25.net.
- January 15- No School, Martin Luther KIng Jr. Day observance
- January 19- End of Quarter 2
- January 23- Spirit Day! Dress like a teacher (Teachers will dress like a student)
- January 25- Principals Winter Reading Night, McKelvie School Cafeteria
- January 26- Report Cards available for viewing in PowerSchool
- February 5- Kindergarten Registration packets available for pick up
- February 26-March 2- School Vacation
- March 2-8- Completed Kindergarten registration forms to be returned