Friday, March 18, 2016

Principals' Notes - March 18th

Dear Memorial Families,
We are looking forward to seeing you tonight!! The baskets are plentiful and beautiful in the gymnasium and the cafeteria is all decked out for dinner. You can still purchase raffle tickets tonight. We are so excited to see all our families!


NEW NEWS


Guidance Messages
Week of March 21:
March 22: Phrases of the Day: “ The expert in anything was once a beginner.” and  “If you fall, get up and try again.”  Even famous football players were not good at it when they just started.  To be good at something, we must practice and keep trying.


March 25: Phrase of the Day: “You may never make a discovery if you are afraid to make a mistake. Only those who do nothing make no mistakes.   Thomas Edison is said to have made 1000 mistakes before inventing the light bulb.  Each mistake helped him learn what he needed to change and brought him closer to his discovery.  Mistakes are for learning.


Spirit Day - Wednesday, March 23rd
Please help your children show their spirit by dressing like a teacher for the day. Teachers will be dressing like students!


Smarter Balanced Testing - Grade 3 Parents
Grade 3 students start state testing on the morning of Thursday, March 24th. Please make sure they get a good night’s sleep, a healthy breakfast and are at school on time. We are all encouraging your child to do their best and we appreciate your help and support.


Opt in to Text Messages
If you have not signed up for text messages from the District's School Messenger system, you still can!  Just text "yes" to 68453.


2016-17 Calendar ​
​The Bedford School Board has approved the 2016-17 School Calendar.  It can be found here.​


Our Promise to Nicholas Foundation
Please consider supporting the Promise to Nicholas Foundation and their efforts to raise money for Batten’s Disease research. Their annual Easter Egg Hunt is on Saturday, March 26th. Please click here for more information.


Free Bedford Wrestling Clinic - March 25 & March 26
All students in grades 1 through 8 are encouraged to participate in a FREE wrestling clinic hosted by the Bedford High School coaches and wrestlers. Bobby Heald, two-time NH State Champion and New England place finisher, will run the clinic as part of his senior project. Admission is free. The clinic will take place in the Lurgio Gymnasium on Friday, March 25 from 6PM-8PM and on Saturday, March 26 from 9AM-11AM. If you have any questions, please contact Coach Chris Como at cscomo23251@yahoo.com
Camp Invention
Does your child like to take things apart, and design, color and create? Are you interested in unlocking your child's potential this summer?  Camp Invention, EPIC (click for video) may be a great fit.  McKelvie Middle School will once again be hosting camp June 20 - 24 from 8 am - 3:30 PM. Camp Invention is the only nationally acclaimed summer enrichment day experience for children entering grades 1 - 6 led by NH certified teachers with a staff ratio of 1:8!!  Camp cost is $250, but register before 3/21/16 for a $25 discount.  Click here to register online, or here to view our paper flyer.  If you have any questions, please contact the director, Courtney Cheetham at cheethac@gmail.com


From the Border to Our Corner - A Law Enforcement Perspective on Substance Abuse
On behalf of the Bedford Police Department, we are pleased to let parents know about a screening of a video produced jointly by FBI and DEA entitled “Chasing the Dragon” concerning the many aspects of substance abuse. ​The screening w​ill be followed by a round table discussion and Q and A from audience.   Panelists will include Bedford Police Chief Bryfonski; NH Senator Kelly Ayotte; DEA Special Agent in Charge, Jon DeLena; FBI Special Agent in Charge, Scott O’Donnell; NH State Police Chief, Robert Quinn; and President, NH Chiefs of Police, Robert Cormier.
  • DATE:    March 24, 2016
  • TIME:    7 PM – 9 PM (doors open at 6:30 PM – space is limited)
  • PLACE:  SERESC (Southeastern Regional Education Service Center)
  • ​29 Commerce Drive, Bedford NH 03110​


BEEP 2016-2017 OPEN ENROLLMENT!
Bedford Early Education Program  (BEEP) is now accepting registrations for the 2016-2017 School Year.  We have space available in many of our 3 and 4 year old classrooms.  Please contact Roberta Keane, BEEP Coordinator at (603) 627-1776 x3216 or keaner@sau25.net.



REMINDERS


Health Message - Important
From School Nurse, Rachel Higgins:
I've seen many children with nausea, vomiting and fevers this week. Please make sure that your child is symptom free before returning to school. Fever free means without the use of medication.
It is also important that you report any infections to the school nurse. If your child is diagnosed with a streptococcal infection, I need to be made aware. I have several children and families that I need to inform because of health issues.
Spring seems to have arrived early. If your child suffers from spring time allergies it is time to start their allergy medication if you haven't done so.


Community Enrichment Program
The Community Enrichment Program of the Bedford School District offers evening adult enrichment courses to the Bedford Community. Our Spring Courses are now listed and we are offering Conversational Italian for Beginners as well as our popular Ceramics and Photography. Click here to view our course descriptions.
We are always looking for new instructors! If you have a skill or interest that you would like to share please contact the program’s Coordinator, Susan Sambrano by email : sambranos@sau25.net  or by phone: 603-714-4395.

IMPORTANT DATES


March 18 - Spring Fling
March 27 – Easter
April 1 – End of Quarter 3
April 4-7 – Book Fair
April 4-15 – Parent/Teacher Conferences
April 22-30 – Passover
April 25-29 – Spring Vacation


Thanks,
Pam  

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