Friday, March 10, 2017

Principal's Notes - March 11th

Dear Memorial Families,
I hope you have had the opportunity to see our new sign. Special thanks to Spring Fling for raising the funds to make the sign a reality!
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NEW NEWS


Guidance Message
Word of the Month: Friendship
Week of March 6:
Tues., March 7: Courage means we do things that we are afraid to do, as long as they are right and safe. Peacemaker Challenge: Do things you are afraid of, as long as they are good to do, and safe.
Wed., March 8: Introduction to the word Perseverance, when we keep trying and don’t give up. JK Rowling’s manuscript was rejected 12 times before Harry Potter was published.  Peacemaker Challenge: Keep trying when something is hard.

Please Vote next Tuesday - March 14
All eligible citizens are urged to vote in the Bedford School District and Town Council Elections.  They will be held on March 14, 2017 from 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM in the Bedford High School Gymnasium.  The Town Meeting is the next night, March 15th, in the Bedford High School Theater at 7:00 PM.  HERE is the Bedford School Board’s Voter Guide, and HERE is the information for filing an absentee ballot for those unable to be present on the day of the vote.


KidVote 2017 (Sponsored by Bedford PTG)
Bedford School District students will have an opportunity to cast a vote during our School/Town Voting Day on Tuesday, March 14th.  At Memorial, students will vote for their top five choices for Spirit Days for the 2017-2018 school year.


Spring Fling - March 31st
We are looking forward to you joining us for our annual Spring Fling. It is our one fundraising event for the school year and just a great time. We could use your help with Family Baskets. Wouldn’t your children love to help you choose a theme for a fun-filled family basket for this year’s Spring Fling family event? Please consider this way to contribute to our annual fundraising efforts. Your donations are greatly appreciated! 100% of the proceeds for this event go directly towards enhancing the students and families here at Memorial. Another way to help are Business Donations.  Each year we discover how many wonderful resources we have right here in our own school community. Do you own, or know of, or work for a business that would be willing to donate to this worthy cause? Don’t worry, you do not  have to do any work…just provide us with the business name and a contact, and we will do the leg work for you! Thanks and looking forward to seeing you on March 31st.

Art Supplies Donation (BHS Senior Project)
As part of her Senior Project, Julie Vyhanek, a student at Bedford High School, is accepting new/lightly used art supplies to be used at the Elliot Hospital for Art Therapy.  A donation box will be placed in our main floor hallway if you would like to contribute.  Please click here for more information about her project.




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PTG NEWS
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PTG News/Information

Reminder... if you shop at Amazon.com please consider selecting the Bedford PTG through smile.Amazon.com and Amazon will donate a portion of the sale to us. All discounts and Prime still apply. 
Registration for our first annual Color Blast 5K Run/Walk will open soon. Save the date for June 4th at 10:00a.m. (Kids 1K Color Blast at 9:30) at Lurgio Middle School/Bedford High School complex.

 VOTING DAY for school and town elections is Tuesday, March 14th at BHS, 7a.m. - 7p.m.. Please Vote!
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REMINDERS 
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Kindergarten and 1st Grade Registration (2017 – 2018)
You may pick up registration packets starting Monday, February 6th, and return them by Thursday, March 9th.  K+ packets will be available on Wednesday, February 15th.  A $525 deposit is required with the K+ registration.

  • A child must attain his/her 5th birthday on or before September 30, 2017 to be eligible for kindergarten.
  • A child must attain his/her 6th birthday on or before September 30, 2017 to be eligible for first grade.
Kindergarten students who are currently enrolled at Memorial (or anywhere in the district) do not need to register for 1st grade.

B.E.E.P. 2017/2018 Open Enrollment
For information about our district’s Early Education Program (located at Memorial School) for preschool-aged students, please click here.

Bedford Food Pantry – Items Needed for Children
Food Insecurity is a growing concern across the nation and right here in our own backyard.  Nearly 350 adults and children in Bedford qualify for food stamps and more than 167 families in Bedford meet the income standards for the government’s free school lunch program. 
In light of these numbers, the Bedford Food Pantry has started a new program, School Lunch Plus, to provide students in Bedford who face food insecurity two lunches each weekend (with complete privacy/anonymity).  In order to provide two lunches for each student in need, the Food Pantry is looking for donations of these specific items.   
If you are able to donate these items (these are ongoing donations), please bring them by the Bedford Food Pantry at the Bedford Presbyterian Church, 4 Church Road, Bedford, NH.
Parents/guardians, please contact the school guidance counselor or school nurse if you would like your child to participate in this program. 



IMPORTANT DATES
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March 14 - District Workshop Day
March 31 - Spring Fling
March 31 - End of Third Quarter
April 3-14 – Parent/Teacher Conferences
April 7 – Official Report Cards available on Power School
April 10-18 – Passover
April 14 – Good Friday
April 16 – Easter

April 24 - 28 - Spring Vacation


Thanks,
Pam 

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