Friday, December 18, 2015

Principals" Notes - December 18th

Dear Memorial Families,
Wow …. what a busy week! The third graders presented their Native American projects to families this week. What incredible talent. We had a very successful fundraiser at Panera’s … thank you to all of our families who participated. Check out our Facebook page and the School News page to see photos of Mr. Eagle and goings on at Memorial School.  


Guidance Messages
Week of December 14:
December 15: Phrase of the day: “Anger is only one letter short of Danger”.  If we do things when we  are very angry, we might break the Anger Rules.  The Anger Rules state that it's okay to be angry, but it's not okay to hurt ourselves, others, or property.  Anger that breaks the Anger Rules is called Dirty Anger.  When we cool off and wait for our anger to decrease or subside before acting, we don't hurt others, and have Clean Anger.   
December 18: Phrase of the Day: “Life is full of choices.  Choose carefully.”
We can make choices that are good for us and others, or ones that hurt ourselves and others. When we control our anger and other feelings, we make positive choices and feel proud.  

“Stuff the Turkey” - Monday is the last day!
Please help us help those in need by donating non-perishable goods to our food drive. This year all the food collected will go to a local food pantry. We are hoping to generously stock it for our Bedford families. The children have been so excited seeing the boxes be filled.


Parking Spaces
We have some good news!  On a temporary basis, parents and visitors are again allowed to park in the informal spots in front of Memorial.  A big thank you to the Town of Bedford Department of Public Works and the Police Department for allowing this flexibility.  The small amount of soil and new grass should not be a problem, but it may be a little muddy on wet days (as it was before, of course).  A team from the Department of Public Works, the Police Department and the School District will be working together in the meantime to figure out a plan for the future.

Ski Program - Pats Peak​
Bedford students in grades 1 – 12 are invited to take advantage of discounted ski/snowboard lessons at Pat’s Peak Ski Area in Henniker, NH.  This parent run program is geared to give kids the opportunity to learn to ski and snowboard at a ski area perfect for all levels.  This five-week Friday night program includes 1-hour lessons and free ski time until closing each week and costs less than the price of a regular lift ticket.  Discounted lift tickets are available for students who do not need lessons.  The 2016 Bedford Ski Program begins on Friday, January 8th and runs for 5 weeks.  Go to  Click on “Learn to Ski & Ride Program”, “Register Here”.  The username for the 3:30 lesson is bedfordski330 and for the 4:30 lesson the username is bedfordski430.  The password is “carpool”.  More details are available at  Please contact Carolyn John at if you have questions.​

Recreational Basketball​
​This is a friendly reminder that the 2015-2016 Recreational Basketball is NOW open for registration for Boys and Girls in grades 1st through 8th.  Bedford Recreational Basketball focuses on FUNdamentals of basketball and learning through game play.  This is a great way to keep busy during the winter and allow your child to learn the great game of basketball!  To register go to:  We look forward to seeing everyone on the court!  Also be sure to check your email regarding our “clinic series” that will be hosted on Saturdays leading up to the season!  Once registered you will receive emails on clinic schedule and times.​


November 20 - December 21 - “Stuff the Turkey” Food Drive (Ends Monday)
December 24 - January 1 - Holiday Recess
January 18 - No School ( Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
February 9 - No School (Primary)


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