Friday, January 12, 2018

January 12, 2018



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PWS PrinciPal’s News
PWS Families,
This week we were graced with two wonderful performances. First, on Wednesday the 75 members of the Fourth Grade Chorus put on a wonderful show for our delight. Special congratulations go to Mrs. Curran and the chorus for this great event. Then on Thursday, Mrs. Stallone’s second grade class performed a theatrical version of Jan Brett’s The Mitten. Mrs. Stallone and her class worked very hard for this excellent performance. It is events like these that remind us of what a special place Peter Woodbury School is. Speaking of special Peter Woodbury community events, remember to mark your calendars for February 8 so you don’t miss our annual Family Fun Night.

Have a Great Long Weekend,
Cheryl Daley (Principal)
Dan Mitchell (Assistant Principal)

Upcoming Dates to Remember
Monday, January 15
No School- Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Observed
Thursday, January 25
PTG Principals’ Winter Read
(Session 1- 4:30 PM; Session 2- 6:30 PM)
Thursday, Feb. 8
4-5:30 PM
6-7:30 PM
Family Fun Night


News from PWS
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.

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 will come home soon.
  • T-Shirts are now available for purchase.
  • 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:
  • Parent Volunteers - please use this Sign Up Genius Link to sign up for what works for you
  • Corporate sponsors to help offset the t-shirt costs. If you are interested in this, please use this form.

From the Superintendent
Last Day Update
We have had four school cancellations this year so the current last day of school is Tuesday, June 19.

From the PTG
PTG Night at the Monarchs
On Saturday, January 20th at 6:00pm come join the Bedford PTG and the Manchester Monarchs as we host our Marvel Superhero and Villains Night! Participate in our HIGH-FIVE TUNNEL and celebrate your favorite Marvel character! Ticket sales are online only.  To order tickets, please visit MONARCHS TICKETS.  If you have any questions, please contact Amy Dion at amye731@gmail.com.    
Principal Winter Reading Night
Dress in your PJ’s, bring a blanket and come listen to all the Bedford Principal’s read you a story.  This fun filled event will be held on January 25th at the McKelvie Intermediate School cafeteria.  Choose between two session times 4:30pm or 6:30pm on the flyer that came home in your student’s backpack or if you need another, please click PWRN Flyer.  Registrations must be returned to your teacher by Friday January 12th.  
Barnes and Noble Days with Bedford PTG
On January 26th & 27th join us at the Barnes and Noble Manchester location!  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.  For more information and to view the schedule of events, please visit the Bedford PTG website.

From the Community
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
Repeated News & Messages
Girls on the Run
The girls on the run program is in need of coaches for the Spring Session. The session begins in March with the 5K Final event taking place in May. There will be four coach training sessions that will take place prior to this. If you are interested please let Mr. Mitchell know by phone or email.
More information can be found HERE


Friday, January 5, 2018

January 5, 2018

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PWS PrinciPal’s News
PWS Families,
Well the weather certainly made for an interesting week. We are glad that we did get a few partial days and at least one whole one as well. The kids were certainly full of energy and excitement, whether it was the snow or their vacations, we are not sure. Believe it or not, our Family Fun Night is only one month away. Please plan on joining us on February 8.  More information will be coming home in the next few weeks.
As we mentioned a few weeks back, we will be participating in an ongoing drive to help support the Bedford Food Bank. They have asked that every other month the schools collect a specific item that will support them with their weekend food bags to support Bedford students. For the month of January, Peter Woodbury School will be collecting small 15oz. cans of fruit to support this cause. A bin will be placed in the lobby for any donations. We thank you in advance for your support and generosity.
Cheryl Daley (Principal)
Dan Mitchell (Assistant Principal)


Upcoming Dates to Remember
Wednesday, Jan. 10 7:00 PM
Fourth Grade Winter Chorus Concert
Thursday, Feb. 8
Family Fun Night

News from PWS
Message from Mrs. Daley
It is so great to be back to PWS!  I want to thank everyone for their support over the last eight weeks!  I am glad to be back to the students’ and staffs’ smiling faces and love of learning!

Family Fun Night 2018

Peter Woodbury's Annual Family 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 will come home soon.
  • T-Shirts will be available for purchase soon as well.
  • 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:
  • Parent Volunteers - please use this Sign Up Genius Link to sign up for what works for you
  • Corporate sponsors to help offset the t-shirt costs. If you are interested in this, please use this form.


From the Superintendent
What are those Numbers in the ​Windows?
Parents may have noticed that classrooms across the district now have numbers posted in their exterior windows. Those signs are a part of the Bedford School District Incident Command System (ICS). ICS is the nationwide emergency planning protocol established by the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The numbers would allow emergency responders to quickly identify classrooms from outside of the building.


From the PTG
Welcome back and Happy New Year!
PTG Night at the Monarchs – On Saturday, January 20th at 6:00pm come join the Bedford PTG and the Manchester Monarchs as we host our Marvel Superhero and Villains Night! Participate in our HIGH-FIVE TUNNEL and celebrate your favorite Marvel character! Ticket sales are online only.  To order tickets, please visit MONARCHS TICKETS.  If you have any questions, please contact Amy Dion at amye731@gmail.com.    
Principal Winter Reading Night
Dress in your PJ’s, bring a blanket and come listen to all the Bedford Principal’s read you a story.  This fun filled event will be held on January 25th at the McKelvie Intermediate School cafeteria.  Choose between two session times 4:30pm or 6:30pm on the flyer that came home in your student’s back pack or if you need another, please clickPWRN Flyer.  Registrations must be returned to your teacher by Friday January 12th.  
Barnes and Noble Days with Bedford PTG
Save the date for our event to be held January 25th – 28th at the Barnes and Noble Manchester location.  More information coming soon!
Champions for Children
Once again, the New Hampshire School Administrator’s Association is seeking nominees for the "Champions for Children Award Program".  Last year, Bedford nominated Greg Uliaz as our District Champion.  Greg was later selected as the South Central region winner and was recognized at the State-wide breakfast along with his family.
Nominees are individuals who have given distinguished service to children over the past year.  To nominate a Bedford Champion, please complete this short form no later than January 31, 2018.


From the Community
No New Information at this Time
Repeated News & Messages
Box Tops for Education Program Update
The fall collection numbers are in, and the PWS community raised $1,175. Thank you to everyone for supporting our school. Congratulations to Mrs. Beecher’s classroom for collecting the most Box Tops across all classrooms!
·         The website always has fantastic raffle opportunities to earn Box Tops dollars – we encourage you to create a login at www.btfe.com and enter the raffles on behalf of PWS.
·         New graphs will be posted on the Box Tops Bulletin Board in January that will include the December collection numbers. There are a few classrooms that are closing in on Mrs. Beecher’s totals, so keep clipping!


Girls on the Run
The girls on the run program is in need of coaches for the Spring Session. The session begins in March with the 5K Final event taking place in May. There will be four coach training sessions that will take place prior to this. If you are interested please let Mr. Mitchell know by phone or email.
More information can be found HERE


PWS School Store
We are excited to announce that the school store will open on November 8th. Fourth grade Student Council members operate the school store as a fundraiser. The store will be open to students in grades 2-4 every Wednesday morning from 7:30 am - 8:00 am (morning bus drop off). It will be located in the gym. Please click HERE for more information about the store.


Science and Math Volunteers
Have you ever considered volunteering with the BEST Science Activities or with Australian Math tasks? If so, John Boucher, our district K-8 Math and Science Coordinator, will be holding training sessions for parents who would like to volunteer. If you are interested, please follow the link to sign up for trainings.

Friday, December 22, 2017

12/22/2017

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PWS PrinciPal’s News
PWS Families,

Well vacation started a bit earlier than we had all expected. I hope that you all enjoyed the extra day of rest and relaxation. From all of us to all of you, we wish you a wonderful vacation and Holiday season. We will see you again in 2018, where we are sure the students will be ready to learn and excited to share their vacation stories with all of us.


Have a Great, Restful, and Relaxing Vacation,
Dan Mitchell (Assistant Principal)

Upcoming Dates to Remember
Monday Dec. 25-
Monday Jan. 1
Holiday Break
Wednesday Jan. 10 7:00 PM
Fourth Grade Winter Chorus Concert
Thursday Feb. 8
Family Fun Night


News from PWS
Thank You from the New Hampshire Food Bank
Dear Peter Woodbury School,
On behalf of all of us at the New Hampshire Food Bank and those we serve, thank you for collecting food to help the NH Food Bank serve those in need. The total weight of the food you donated was 3,261, which amounts to approximately 2,717 meals for the hungry.
Your donation not only helps put meals on the tables of the 10% of individuals in our state who don't know when or where their next meal will come from, but you also help take potentially difficult decisions off someone's plate. For that, we are truly grateful.
Each and every day, people across New Hampshire are forced to make tough choices. Heat or eat. Lights or dinner.Rent or a meal. While many of us may never have to consider these choices, thousands of New Hampshire residents grapple with these types of difficult decisions. A few meals for a family in need might be what it takes for them to keep the lights on, heat their home, make rent or get important medical care.
With the help of so many incredibly generous donors, like you, we were able to provide 12.7 million pounds of food to over 425 food pantries, soup kitchens, senior centers, children's programs, and other human service agencies throughout the state in 2016. Your investment in our organization not only helps provide the critical resource of food and programming to our neighbors in need, it also strengthens our continued focus on finding ways to end the cycle of hunger.
Please know how much we appreciate your gift. We are truly indebted to individuals and businesses who, like you, unselfishly give of their resources, time and talents to help us strive for a food secure New Hampshire - and for that we are truly grateful.
Warmly,
Nancy Mellitt
Director of Development
For more information about the New Hampshire Food Bank,
visit www.nhfoodbank.org or www.facebook.com/nhfoodbank

From the Superintendent
What are those Numbers in the ​Windows?
Parents may have noticed that classrooms across the district now have numbers posted in their exterior windows. Those signs are a part of the Bedford School District Incident Command System (ICS). ICS is the nationwide emergency planning protocol established by the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The numbers would allow emergency responders to quickly identify classrooms from outside of the building.



From the PTG
HAPPY HOLIDAYS from BEDFORD PTG. Have a Wonderful Vacation.
PTG NIGHT AT PANERA BREAD
Start the New Year off with a night off from cooking and stop by Panera at Colby Court on Thursday 1/4, between 4-8pm, a percentage of the proceeds will be donated back to the PTG. A hardcopy of their flyer must be turned in and electronic versions not accepted. You can find a copy of the flyer here
COMING IN JANUARY
Marvel Night at the Monarchs Game, Principal Winter Reading Night, Barnes and Noble Days, and Yankee Candle! Stay tuned for more details.

From the Community
No New Information at this Time
Repeated News & Messages
Box Tops for Education Program Update
The fall collection numbers are in, and the PWS community raised $1,175. Thank you to everyone for supporting our school. Congratulations to Mrs. Beecher’s classroom for collecting the most Box Tops across all classrooms!
·         The website always has fantastic raffle opportunities to earn Box Tops dollars – we encourage you to create a login at www.btfe.com and enter the raffles on behalf of PWS.
·         New graphs will be posted on the Box Tops Bulletin Board in January that will include the December collection numbers. There are a few classrooms that are closing in on Mrs. Beecher’s totals, so keep clipping!

Girls on the Run
The girls on the run program is in need of coaches for the Spring Session. The session begins in March with the 5K Final event taking place in May. There will be four coach training sessions that will take place prior to this. If you are interested please let Mr. Mitchell know by phone or email.
More information can be found HERE

PWS School Store
We are excited to announce that the school store will open on November 8th. Fourth grade Student Council members operate the school store as a fundraiser. The store will be open to students in grades 2-4 every Wednesday morning from 7:30 am - 8:00 am (morning bus drop off). It will be located in the gym. Please click HERE for more information about the store.

Science and Math Volunteers
Have you ever considered volunteering with the BEST Science Activities or with Australian Math tasks? If so, John Boucher, our district K-8 Math and Science Coordinator, will be holding training sessions for parents who would like to volunteer. If you are interested, please follow the link to sign up for trainings.