Friday, June 3, 2016

Principals' Notes - June 3rd

Dear Memorial Families,
Happy June!!! The school year is fast coming to a close. We had a great Field Day this week. Special thanks to Jean Mazzarella for organizing the day and to all the parents that volunteered to make Field Day so special for our students.


Guidance Messages
Words of the Month for June: Fairness and Cooperation
June 3: Fairness Phrase of the day: “Fairness is making sure all are treated with the kindness and respect they deserve.”  Fairness is giving everyone a chance to have it their way, listening to all ideas, choosing fair teams, and playing by the rules.

School Supplies for School Year 2016 - 2017
Pre-Order your child’s school supplies for next year through the Bedford PTG and SchoolKidz, a Staples Company. Order forms for students entering Kindergarten through 8th grade will be going home with your student this week. This year we are offering pre-packaged grade level specific supply lists, name brand supplies at competitive prices and online ordering (no shipping fees). All supplies will be delivered directly to your students’ homeroom, clearly labeled, ready to go on the first day of school. Click here for more information and online ordering codes.

Spirit Day - June 7th
Show your spirit … dress up for Holiday Day! Please join us in some kind of holiday outfit on Tuesday, June 7th.

Four Way Stops on County Road to Continue
​T​he intersections at Nashua Road and County Road in front of Bedford High School and ​at​ Liberty Hill Road and County Road in front of McKelvie School ​will remain 4-way stop intersections through the end of the school year.  On May 25, Bedford Police Department met with the school district, ​the Department of Public Works and our engineering consultant and decided to extend the temporary change.  More information can be found at the Bedford Police Department website.

Tree Clearing and Other Summer Construction Projects
The Bedford School District completes significant maintenance projects every summer.   McKelvie is having an older section of roof replaced and getting an upgrade to two student bathrooms in need of replacement.  At Peter Woodbury, the parking lot is being replaced and traffic flow is being reconfigured.  You may notice this project in late June or early July when the trees in front of Peter Woodbury are removed to make way for the expanded parking lot.

Social Media: A Predator's Playground
On April 4, the Bedford Police Department's Detective Matt Fleming presented Social Media: A Predator’s Playground to the community.  Here is the video link in case parents want to watch.  Social Media: A Predator's Playground Presented by the NHICAC and the Bedford Police Department, Bedford High School, April 4, 2016

Friends of Aine Kid’s Try-athlon - August 14, 2016​
Registration is now open for the 4th Annual Friends of Aine Kid’s Try-athlon to be held on Sunday, August 14, 2016. The only event of its kind in the area, the kid’s try-athlon is designed specifically for children ages 4-15 years, in memory of Aine Phillips, who was a student at Riddle Brook School. Beginning at the Bedford town pool and ending at the Bedford High School, participants ages 4-10 years will swim 25 yards, run 1/2 mile and bike 1 mile. Older participants ages 11-15 will swim 50 yards, run 1 mile and bike 2 miles. Official race times for all participants are recorded by Millennium Running. At the finish line, families are invited to enjoy music, a jump rope event, face painting, concessions, raffle prizes and more! The Friends of Aine Foundation is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization and was established in Aine’s memory to help grieving children. For more information, to make a donation or to register, please visit or

Spanish Summer Camp
Students entering 2nd grade-8th grade will be exposed to Spanish in fun immersive language environment on July 11th-14th from 8:00am-11:30am at Bedford High School.  There will be different themes each day taught by highly trained and certified teachers with teenaged team leaders. Students will be in appropriate age and ability groupings.  No Spanish experience is required.  Email Laura Chenette at with questions or to register, spaces are limited. Please click here for more information.   

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 Intermediate School will, once again, be hosting camp June 20 - 24 from 8:00 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!!  Click here to register online, or here to view our paper flyer.  If you have any questions, please contact the director, Courtney Cheetham, at


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


June 13th - Grade 3 Barbeque (12:00)
June 14th - Kindergarten Recognition (9 - 10:30)
June 14th - Grade 4 Ice Cream Social
June 15th - Grade 4 Clap - Out ( 9:00 - All parents are welcome!)
June 15th - Last Day of School (Dismissal at 12:20)


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