Friday, March 25, 2016

Principals' Notes - March 25th

Dear Memorial Families,
THANK YOU to all our families for making Spring Fling such a wonderful night. We hope you had as much fun as we did!
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NEW NEWS


Guidance Messages
Week of March 28:
March 29:  Phrase of the Day: “You are not finished when you lose.  You are finished when you quit.” Review of this month’s words: Courage and Perseverance.

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.

Important Announcement-  Online Report Cards for Quarter 3
We are excited to announce that beginning this quarter, we will be publishing student report cards online in the PowerSchool Parent Access Portal.  As a district, we are continuously working to improve efficiency, reduce costs and provide more timely reporting to parents.
For quarter 3, parents will receive a printed hard copy of the report card in addition to online access to the report card. The final quarter 4 report card will be published online only. You will notice that the report card format has changed. The new improved design has been simplified and you will be able to print a copy of the report card directly from the PowerSchool Parent Portal.
If you do not already have a PowerSchool Parent Portal account, we urge you to create one as soon as possible. If you already have an account, no further action is required. A letter will be sent home in the near future that provides the information needed to create your PowerSchool account and link your account to your child. Once your account is setup, you will continue to use this same account each year to access your child’s information.

BHS Senior Project
Hello, my name is Maryam Abdi. I am a senior at Bedford High School. My Senior Project deals with children, and how media affects children’s lives. I would like to ask parents with children from grades one, two and three if they would fill out the following survey about their children's media habits. I am doing this survey so I can compare a small sample of students from the Bedford School District to a larger survey that was taken from my research. Thank you for reading this.
Here is my link to the survey: http://goo.gl/forms/6WikFKx41W
Thank you for your time and help. I really appreciate it,
Maryam

Spotlight on Special Education in Bedford
Are you the parent or guardian of a child who accesses special education services in Bedford?  Join us for an informational session to learn about special education services in our Bedford schools!  Meet representatives and gain insight into the different programming at each school through this panel presentation. Tuesday April 19th, 6:00-7:30 p.m. at the SAU Board Room, 103 County Road.  RSVP to Robin Palis palisr@sau25.net or 472-3755 (option 2).

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

The Magic of Lyn hosted by BHS DECA chapter
The Bedford High School DECA chapter will be hosting the magical spectacular, The Magic of Lyn. The show’s award winning illusionist, Lyn Dillies, has toured all around the country and is bringing her 85 minute act to the BHS Theatre at 7:30 PM on April 9th. Tickets will be $10 when ordered directly from a DECA student attending ICDC, $15 online at http://goo.gl/PUmYr1 and $15 at the door. We will also be offering a VIP package special for the kids which includes a light up magic wand paired with a magician’s cape customized with your child’s name on it for $15. All proceeds from the event will go toward funding DECA students to compete at the International Career Development Conference (ICDC) in Nashville at the end of April.  We can’t wait to see you there!
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


REMINDERS


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.

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.​

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 27 – Easter
April 1 – End of Quarter 3
April 4-7 – Book Fair
April 4-15 – Parent/Teacher Conferences
April 20 - 5:30pm - 7:00pm - Top Secret Science (Save the Date!)
April 22-30 – Passover
April 25-29 – Spring Vacation

Thanks,
Pam  

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