Friday, February 16, 2018

February 16, 2018

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PWS PrinciPal’s News
PWS Families,
The week before the week before vacation is always a fun and exciting week in an elementary school. Our third and fourth grade students are busily preparing their work for next week’s Inventive Thinking Showcases. Meanwhile, our second graders participated in experiments about temperature while our first graders and Kindergarteners celebrated the 100th Day of School.

Please be sure to check out the new theme of our welcome bulletin board when you come to visit us next. There are some great pictures celebrating the Olympics and our Family Fun Night. Thank you to our PTG volunteers who continue to make this board look wonderful. We certainly are having a Gold Medal Year.

Next week will be our annual spirit week. Even though Monday is President’s Day and many businesses are closed, we have school. Here is a list of the themes for each day next week:

Monday, 2/19- Sports Day-support a favorite team, or wear clothes from your own sports team
Tuesday, 2/20- Teacher/Student swap day-students dress like teachers and the teachers will dress like students
Wednesday, 2/21- Wacky Wednesday-fun clothes, crazy hair, mismatched socks...how will you be wacky?
Thursday, 2/22- Character Day-dress as a character from a favorite book or movie
Friday, 2/23-Pajama Day-come to school dressed in your comfortable clothes. Please remember to wear shoes, not slippers, and be prepared for outdoor recess

Have a great weekend,
Cheryl Daley (Principal)
Dan Mitchell (Assistant Principal)


Upcoming Dates to Remember
Monday, February 19
Grade 3 Inventive Thinking Day
Parent Visitation, 1:30pm - 2:00pm
Tuesday, February 20
Grade 4 Inventive Thinking Day
Parent Visitation, 9:30am - 10:00am
Monday, Feb. 26- Friday, March 2
February Vacation


News from PWS
A note about attendance
We have reached a place in the school year where absences are starting to mount.  A reminder that absences beyond 10 days require a note (i.e, medical, bereavement) in order for them to be considered excused.  District procedure is to send home a 10-day and 15-day absence letter to families.

From the Superintendent
No Announcements at this time.

From the PTG
PANERA & PTG
Take a night off from cooking and join us at our Bedford PTG Night at Panera (Colby Court) on Thursday, March 1st anytime between 4-8pm.  Be sure to bring your Panera Flyer with you.  
COLOR BLAST 2018 COMMUNITY EVENT
Save the date Sunday June 3rd! Get Ready for the Most Colorful, Fun-Filled Day of Your Life as PTG hosts another Color Blast Fun Run. Registration opens soon. Stay tuned for more exciting details.
STAY CONNECTED to PTG
Please visit our PTG WEBSITE and be sure to “like” our  FACEBOOK PAGE to see all the exciting things happening at our schools. Thank you for your support!

From the Community
Bedford Early Education Program  (BEEP) is accepting registrations for the 2018-2019 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 x23216 or keaner@sau25.net.

BEEP  is a regular early childhood program  providing the opportunity for typically developing three and four year old children and children identified as having special needs to learn and play together.  We believe active participation and concrete learning experiences make learning more meaningful for the children and best serve their development and learning.  All the children are provided a multi-sensory learning environment in which they utilize all senses in learning new concepts.  Language development and social skills are emphasized throughout the integrated curriculum.  Implementation of specialized intervention within natural situations occurs without disrupting the curriculum and educational routines of the classroom.

Staff:
Classrooms are staffed by certified educators with a background in early childhood and special education.  In addition, our staff includes a licensed speech and language pathologist, a speech assistant, licensed occupational therapist, occupational therapy assistant, licensed physical therapist, classroom assistants and a program coordinator.  Educational consultants are available as needed.  Throughout a BEEP day, each classroom has a teacher and assistant at all times, and other therapists and paraprofessionals may join the classroom periodically.
Programs:
·Classroom programs for 3 and 4 year olds are provided two, three, four, or five days a week for 2 ½ hours a day.
·The Intensive Needs program offers the opportunity for an individualized self-contained, or partially self-contained program..
·For more specifics, contact the BEEP Program Coordinator.
Class Times:
Morning session:  8:10 to 10:40 am
Afternoon session:  11:40 to 2:10 pm

Contact us:
Bedford Early Education Program  (BEEP)
Memorial School
55 Old Bedford Road
Bedford, New Hampshire 03110
603-627-1776 X23216


Repeated News & Messages
Snow Day Lunch Info./Announcements
Some parents across the district have asked if there is a rule of thumb when determining the lunch menu on the day following a snow day.  There is no rule, as the menu for that day is dependent upon what was on the menu the day of the snow day, what prep the kitchen had to do, and what fresh produce the kitchen had ordered.  Therefore, our district’s Food Service Director (Emily Murphy) has decided to provide an announcement on the SAU’s website (www.sau25.net) in the District News box, which will detail, by school, what the hot lunch offering will be the day following the snow day.  This information will be available the day of the snow day.

Community Enrichment
Courses for the Spring term of Community Enrichment are posted! Please join us for Introduction to Italian, Fused Glass Workshop, Elements of Art or Introduction to Photography!! Course descriptions and registration information are listed here: https://goo.gl/1byvaY

Friday, February 9, 2018

February 9, 2018


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PWS PrinciPal’s News
PWS Families,

Thank you to everyone that came out and made our annual Family Fun Night a huge success. It is a great event and so nice to see everyone enjoying a special night out. Congratulations to all of the winners of baskets and teacher prizes. I am sure the students are very much looking forward to experiencing the sliming and soaking of their principal and assistant principal! A special thank you to Mrs. Manning, the PWS Events Committee, our many parent volunteers, our high school volunteers and community sponsors for making this event possible. Together we were able to raise close to $7,000 to support and make PWS an even better school and community.

Your child may come home and talk about the bit of excitement we had today. We lost power to a small part of our building this morning. The SAU maintenance team and Eversource responded quickly and got us back to full power in no time. The kitchen wasn’t affected, so luckily it didn’t interrupt any lunches.

Have a great weekend,
Cheryl Daley (Principal)
Dan Mitchell (Assistant Principal)


Upcoming Dates to Remember
Monday, February 19
Grade 3 Inventive Thinking Day
Parent Visitation, 1:30pm - 2:00pm
Tuesday, February 20
Grade 4 Inventive Thinking Day
Parent Visitation, 9:30am - 10:00am
Monday, Feb. 26- Friday, March 2
February Vacation


News from PWS
A note about attendance
We have reached a place in the school year where absences are starting to mount.  A reminder that absences beyond 10 days require a note (i.e, medical, bereavement) in order for them to be considered excused.  District procedure is to send home a 10-day and 15-day absence letter to families.

From the Superintendent
No Announcements at this time.

From the PTG
YANKEE CANDLE
Yankee Candle fundraiser started February 2nd and ends February 16th .
Renowned for their quality and true-to life scents, Yankee® candles are America’s Best Loved gift to give and get! Full color brochures came home in backpacks (K-6) or are available in the front offices at Lurgio and BHS. Visit Bedford PTG Yankee Candle for more information and to order online to have it ship directly to your home, 40% of sales go back to the schools!
COLOR BLAST 2018 COMMUNITY EVENT
Save the date: Sunday June 3rd!
Get Ready for the Most Colorful, Fun-Filled Day of Your Life as PTG hosts another Color Blast Fun Run. Stay tuned for more exciting details.
STAY CONNECTED to PTG
Please visit our PTG WEBSITE and be sure to “like” our  FACEBOOK PAGE to see all the exciting things happening at our schools. Thank you for your support!

From the Community
No Announcements at this time.
Repeated News & Messages
Snow Day Lunch Info./Announcements
Some parents across the district have asked if there is a rule of thumb when determining the lunch menu on the day following a snow day.  There is no rule, as the menu for that day is dependent upon what was on the menu the day of the snow day, what prep the kitchen had to do, and what fresh produce the kitchen had ordered.  Therefore, our district’s Food Service Director (Emily Murphy) has decided to provide an announcement on the SAU’s website (www.sau25.net) in the District News box, which will detail, by school, what the hot lunch offering will be the day following the snow day.  This information will be available the day of the snow day.

Community Enrichment
Courses for the Spring term of Community Enrichment are posted! Please join us for Introduction to Italian, Fused Glass Workshop, Elements of Art or Introduction to Photography!! Course descriptions and registration information are listed here: https://goo.gl/1byvaY

Friday, February 2, 2018

February 2, 2018



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PWS PrinciPal’s News

Dear PWS Families,
If you like to get your weather reports from a rodent, it looks like we are in for another six weeks of winter. We have no doubt though that we are all resilient enough to make it through. One way to survive this winter will be to join us  for our Annual Family Fun Night coming up this Thursday. While the pre-order period has passed you will still be able to buy raffle tickets at the door. We always look forward to this fun, family event. Below you will find a way to participate even if you are not able to join us. This year we are asking any family that is interested to make and send in a family flag. We are looking forward to adding this extra special touch to the Olympic theme.

Have a great weekend, stay warm, and “Go Pats!”

Have a great weekend,
Cheryl Daley (Principal)
Dan Mitchell (Assistant Principal)


Upcoming Dates to Remember
Thursday, Feb. 8
4-5:30 PM
6-7:30 PM
Family Fun Night
Monday, February 19
Grade 3 Inventive Thinking Day
Parent Visitation, 1:30 - 2:00
Tuesday, February 20
Grade 4 Inventive Thinking Day
Parent Visitation, 1:30 - 2:00
Monday, Feb. 26- Friday, March 2
February Vacation


News from PWS
Family Fun Night Family Flags
Fami
PWS prides itself with diversity and we are excited to hang the different country flags of all the PWS families at our Family Olympic Games.  If you are interested, please send in your flag no later than Tuesday, February 6th.  Your flag should be on a regular size sheet of white paper (8.5x11) and either printed or colored with crayon/markers.  Your family name should be in the center, along with the country.  All flags will be hung in the PWS hallways for Family Fun Night.  We will be needing lots of USA flags too. If your family cannot attend our Family Olympics, we would still love to hang your flag.  If anyone has any questions, please email Mrs. Russell, russellm@bedfordnhk12.net.  Flags will be hung vertically, like this one:

We are all busy getting ready for Family Fun Night next week. It's going to be so much fun, as it is every year!  There are a few items to note as the date approaches.
-There are 2 sessions on February 8th:
Session 1 is 4:00-5:30
Session 2 is 6:00-7:30
-Tickets purchased in advance will NOT be sent home with students.  You can pick your pre-purchased tickets up that night at the designated tables.

-Order forms will no longer be accepted. Didn't pre-purchase tickets? No worries! You can buy raffle/basket tickets that night. However, food tickets are not available to purchase that night.  The reason for this is that we needed to order all food/drinks prior to February 8th in order to have enough.

-If you ordered a t-shirt, your child will be sent home with your order next week.
Finally, a big thank you to all the parents and teachers who have volunteered their time for this event. You are what makes this night so successful!  Also, thank you to our sponsors (Coke, TCB Agency, Sweet Ginger 2, Blake's, Vachon Dental and Silvia Homes) for donating funds/goods.

From the Superintendent
Bedford School District Deliberative Session February 6​
All registered voters in Bedford are invited to participate in the Bedford School District Deliberative Session on Tuesday, February 6, 2018 at 7:00 pm in the Bedford High School Theater. Voters will discuss the Bedford School Board's Warrant, which included the proposed budget and a special article that would authorize an Energy Efficiency Feasibility Study of all six schools in the district. There is also a Citizen’s Petition Warrant Article regarding school lunch trays. The voters will either affirm or revise the School Board Warrant at this meeting. For reference, here is the full budget webpage.

Student Handbooks
Over the course of this fall, the Bedford School District made several additions to our student handbooks.
​​-Notice of Rights under the Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment (PPRA)
-Teaching about Human Sexuality
-Volunteers in the Bedford School District
-Use of Personal Vehicles for School Business
-Student Use of Electronics on Buses (in ​the ​Transportation ​H​andbook)
​-The handbook for each school can be found on the school website under School Info.

Last Day Update
We have had five school cancellations this year so the current last day of school is Wednesday, June 20.

From the PTG
THANK YOU From PTG
Thanks to everyone that came out to enjoy stories read by our Principals and Assistant Principals at Principal Winter Reading Night and to those that stopped by Barnes and Noble last weekend to listen to story time with staff from our elementary schools, enjoy an amazing art show, and hear the sounds of singers and musicians from our schools.
YANKEE CANDLE
Yankee Candle fundraiser starts February 2nd and ends February 16th .
Renowned for their quality and true-to life scents, Yankee® candles are America’s Best Loved gift to give and get! Full color brochures should have come home in backpacks (K-6) or are available in the front offices at Lurgio and BHS. Visit Bedford PTG Yankee Candle for more information and to order online to have it ship directly to your home, 40% of sales go back to the schools!
COLOR BLAST 2018 COMMUNITY EVENT
Save the date Sunday June 3rd! Get Ready for the Most Colorful, Fun-Filled Day of Your Life as PTG hosts another Color Blast Fun Run. Stay tuned for more exciting details.
STAY CONNECTED to PTG
Please visit our PTG WEBSITE and be sure to “like” our  FACEBOOK PAGE to see all the exciting things happening at our schools. Thank you for your support!

From the Community
No News at This Time
Repeated News & Messages
Snow Day Lunch Info./Announcements
Some parents across the district have asked if there is a rule of thumb when determining the lunch menu on the day following a snow day.  There is no rule, as the menu for that day is dependent upon what was on the menu the day of the snow day, what prep the kitchen had to do, and what fresh produce the kitchen had ordered.  Therefore, our district’s Food Service Director (Emily Murphy) has decided to provide an announcement on the SAU’s website (www.sau25.net) in the District News box, which will detail, by school, what the hot lunch offering will be the day following the snow day.  This information will be available the day of the snow day.

Community Enrichment
Courses for the Spring term of Community Enrichment are posted! Please join us for Introduction to Italian, Fused Glass Workshop, Elements of Art or Introduction to Photography!! Course descriptions and registration information are listed here: https://goo.gl/1byvaY

Friday, January 26, 2018

January 26, 2018



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PWS PrinciPal’s News
Dear PWS Families,

Thank you to everyone who attended our annual PTG Principals’ Winter Read Night. It was an enjoyable event for all involved. Events like this remind us how special it is to work in a town like Bedford. We continue the celebration of reading tomorrow at Barnes and Noble as part of the PTG Barnes and Noble Days. We will be reading at 12:00 and 12:15. We hope to see you there to help support our PTG.

As winter goes on and weather plays a factor, we have noticed an increase in parents dropping their children off at the front of the building. We want to take this time to remind you of a few things: 1. Please use the back parking lot for student drop off until the flag goes out at 7:55. 2. If you have missed parent drop off and need to use the front entrance then you must park your car and walk your child into the front entrance. If it is 8:00 you must also sign your child in, since they are now considered tardy.

Finally, 2nd Quarter Report Cards are now available for viewing. If you log on to the Parent Portal you should be able to view your child’s progress. If you don’t remember how to access the Parent Portal here are directions.

Have a Great Weekend,

Cheryl Daley, Principal
Dan Mitchell, Assistant Principal

Upcoming Dates to Remember
Friday Jan. 26- Sunday Jan. 28
Barnes and Noble Days
Thursday, Feb. 8
4-5:30 PM
6-7:30 PM
Family Fun Night


News from PWS
Peter Woodbury's Annual Family Fun Night is taking place on Thursday, February 8, 2018.  This year's theme is Family Olympics A Night of Games and Activities.

Things to know:
  • The night is divided into two sessions: 4-5:30 and 6-7:30.
  • Families can purchase pizza, water, ice cream, book walk, 50/50 raffle, basket raffle and teacher raffle tickets.  Order forms have been sent home.
  • Plenty of free games and activities will be taking place throughout the building. 
  • Each classroom picks a basket theme and supplies a basket for the night. Your child's classroom teacher will be in touch about this. 
What we need now:

From the Superintendent
Bedford School District Deliberative Session February 6​
All registered voters in Bedford are invited to participate in the Bedford School District Deliberative Session on Tuesday, February 6, 2018 at 7:00 pm in the Bedford High School Theater. Voters will discuss the Bedford School Board's Warrant, which included the proposed budget and a special article that would authorize an Energy Efficiency Feasibility Study of all six schools in the district. There is also a Citizen’s Petition Warrant Article regarding school lunch trays. The voters will either affirm or revise the School Board Warrant at this meeting. For reference, here is the full budget webpage.


Last Day Update
We have had five school cancellations this year so the current last day of school is Wednesday, June 20.



From the PTG

Panera & PTG
Take a night off from cooking and join us at our Bedford PTG Night at Panera on Thursday February 1st.  Bring your Panera February Flyer anytime between 4-8pm to the Panera at Colby Court and enjoy a night out.  Thanks for supporting your Bedford PTG!
Barnes and Noble Days with Bedford PTG
THIS WEEKEND! January 26th - 28th join us at the Barnes and Noble Manchester location!  Go to Bedford PTG Barnes & Noble to see  the schedule of events.  Come and look at the many art projects from all Bedford Schools, listen to the performance by the McKelvie music department and listen to stories read by Bedford’s elementary teachers.  A percentage of your Barnes & Noble purchases will benefit our schools!
Yankee Candle
Our Yankee Candle fundraiser starts February 2nd!  Full color brochures will come home in backpacks (K-6) or are available in the front offices at Lurgio and BHS. Visit Bedford PTG Yankee Candle for more information and to order online to have it ship directly to your home, 40% of sales go back to the PT
From the Community
Dear Parent/Guardian:

Some students at Lurgio Middle School have come up with an idea to help support elementary age children as they learn to navigate the ZONES  of Regulation (as part of the Bedford NH guidance curriculum K-4).
Their idea is to organize and host a community event, where together, older students mentor younger students and their families, during the sing-a-long portions of a Disney favorite. We plan on showing the Disney movie “Frozen” as part of a leadership activity for the Students Against Destructive Decisions Club and students in the Life of a Lion Program. Please register attendees by clicking here.  Be sure to indicate the adult(s) who will supervise your child.
Space is limited and registration is encouraged.  Water and popcorn will be available.  Feel free to bring your own snacks!

"FROZEN"
What:   The Disney movie “Frozen”
When:   January 26 630pm-830pm
Where:   Lurgio Cafeteria

Who:   Elementary School Students accompanied by their parents

Meet the Bedford Boys and Girls Hockey Teams
The Bedford Bulldogs Boys and Girls Varsity Hockey Teams will hold a Meet and Greet Tomorrow Evening. Click on the link for more information.
Repeated News & Messages
Snow Day Lunch Info./Announcements
Some parents across the district have asked if there is a rule of thumb when determining the lunch menu on the day following a snow day.  There is no rule, as the menu for that day is dependent upon what was on the menu the day of the snow day, what prep the kitchen had to do, and what fresh produce the kitchen had ordered.  Therefore, our district’s Food Service Director (Emily Murphy) has decided to provide an announcement on the SAU’s website (www.sau25.net) in the District News box, which will detail, by school, what the hot lunch offering will be the day following the snow day.  This information will be available the day of the snow day.

Community Enrichment
Courses for the Spring term of Community Enrichment are posted! Please join us for Introduction to Italian, Fused Glass Workshop, Elements of Art or Introduction to Photography!! Course descriptions and registration information are listed here: https://goo.gl/1byvaY