Friday, February 21, 2014

Friday, February 21, 2014

Hello PWS Families,

It has been an exciting week at PWS.  I was watching Kindergarten students each share something interesting with the class in 30 seconds.  If you have a Kindergarten child or have ever had one that likes to talk you know that this task is nearly impossible.  Here are some shares they stated,  "I made a snowman out of marshmallows", "I have a french braid which, means my aunt who did it is french." and "I am going to tell you about all the things I am going to do over vacation."

Thank you for coming to our Math and Literacy Night!  It was great to see so many families participate in this event!

The Invention Convention was on Monday for 3rd grade and some 4th graders.  It was a another event that showed how the work of the students, parents and staff at PWS can make amazing things happen.  I think you would agree in the fact that we have some current and future inventors in our school.

Grade 3 Invention Winners
Maxine More-Loom Tastic Elastic Stand
Madison Papik-Cleaning Critters

Special Category/Sport Safety                             Medical Award
Camden Woods- Hockey Eyes Helper                    Vanessa Chen-Extraoodi Walker

Grade 3 Rube Goldberg-Tie
Virginia Fitzgerald-Hitting All the Notes
Kayla Stoll-Gives a Dog Food and Water

Grade 4 Invention
Cam Ruddock-Sled Magic

Special Category-Sports Safety                           Medical Award
Cam Wilding-The Goalie Guard                            Drew Dickson-Med Buddy

Rube Goldberg
Owen Tranchemontagne and Quinn Hinsley-Ball Throw

 Spelling Bee Winner
Our PWS Winner of the Spelling Bee is Molly Hughes.  She is going to the state spelling bee on March 1st in Concord.  Good luck Molly! 

4th Grade Parents
This year administration and parents are going to try and put together a diversity/cultural day committee of fourth grade parents.  The first committee meeting will be March 5th at 12:00.  Please join us if you are interested in being a part of this.  This year we are going to start off small but plan to make it more of a school wide event in the future.

PTG Shorty's Night
Shorty's Night is March 6th.  If you get dinner or take out, part of the proceeds go to Bedford PTG.
Thanks for continuing to support the PTG.

Family Fun Night
The PWS Family Fun Night is being changed from April 3rd to April 10th.  This will be the same time as the book fair.  It's going to be a fun filled night so please mark your calendars.

Lynn Lyons
Parents, Staff and Community Members Lynn Lyons LICSW, will be coming to McKelvie Intermediate School Cafeteria to have a book talk on 'Anxious Kids, Anxious Parents'.  This will take place on Tuesday, March 18th from 6:30 PM-8:00 PM.  Lynn is great presenter that bring anxiety into perspective.

BHS Visitation
Some Peter Woodbury First graders were lucky to have Bedford High School students read to them in Spanish.  This was a wonderful collaborative event.

Get Away Gear
Just a reminder that we have changed our PWS Wear and Gear sight. The new site is  Prices have been reduced. 

Have a wonderful vacation,
 Cheryl Daley          Dan Mitchell
Principal                Assistant Principal


Friday, February 14, 2014

Friday, February 14, 2014

Hello PWS Families,

Happy Valentine's Day!  Hopefully children got time to play and enjoy the snow day yesterday!  Today, students were ready to be back at school.  Students came in with smiles ready for the day.   One boy was talking about how his mom made him wear red!  Students were walking down the hall trying to balance snow gear, Valentine boxes and backpacks. 

Parenting New Hampshire's Summer Camp & Program Expo
This Expo brings together representatives from over 50 traditional day, overnight, abroad, sports, dance, arts and educational camps in New Hampshire and beyond. The Summer Camp & Program Expos are free to the public and will be held at two convenient locations in Nashua and Manchester.
These interactive events allow parents and their children the one-on-one opportunity to speak directly with camp representatives about their summer camps and programs.  Parenting New Hampshire's Summer Camp & Program Expos will be held from 10am - 1pm at the following dates and locations:
March 8, 2014 - The Derryfield Country Club  625 Mammoth Road, Manchester, NH
March 15, 2014 - The Courtyard Marriott  2200 Southwood Drive, Nashua NH

YMCA Camp Foss and Camp Mi-Te-Na 
Camp Mi-Te-Na, in its 101st year, and Camp Foss, in its 91st year, have been providing boys and girls between the ages of 8 and 15 a home away from home where they can have a great time, be themselves, and develop self confidence, independence, and decision making and team building skills in a fun, safe setting.

We know it is a little bit early but we want to remind all students and parents that Town Elections, including the School Warrants is on March 11th.  In addition, the students will have the chance to vote on what to name our school mascot, the penguin.   

Just a reminder that Invention Convention is this Monday.  Students and parents can drop off projects starting at 7:30 am.  Parent visitation is between 10:30 am-11:10 am.  

We are working hard to teach the students that recycling is important.  Please help us reinforce this message at home.  As always, we appreciate your cooperation.

We wish you a wonderful weekend,

Cheryl Daley               Dan Mitchell
Principal                      Assistant Principal

Friday, February 7, 2014

Friday, February 7, 2014

Hello PWS Families,

It was so great to celebrate the 100th Day of School with so many students this week. Of course Mother Nature had her say; whether it was Thursday or Friday, we have passed the 100 day mark. It is amazing to think how fast the year is going and how many memories we have already made.

Barnes and Noble Book Fair

Just a reminder that the book fair is taking place tonight and tomorrow at the Barnes & Noble at 1741 South Willow Street, Manchester. Join us for a warm and delightful family outing complete with musical performances, story time, and Destination Imagination all while you shop for books, movies, toys, and more!  Be sure to bring a flyer, available at, and provide it with your purchase to help earn money for our schools!

Mrs. Daley and Mr. Mitchell will be reading tomorrow at 11:45. We hope to see many of you there for this great, fun fundraiser.

Shop online February 5th – 11th, 2014 by using Bookfair ID# 11158961 and the Bedford PTG will receive a percentage of the sales to be used to help support our schools!

PWS Gear

We wanted to remind you that PWS gear is still available to purchase. We have samples hanging in our lobby and even more options on line. The website has changed to  Be sure to select the PWS tab to see all the wonderful items and place your order.

Math and Literacy Night

We would like to take this opportunity to invite all families to this year's Math and Literacy Night on February 20 from 5:45 pm-7:00 pm. This night is a great opportunity to come to school and experience some of the engaging ways that students experience and learn math and literacy here at PWS. We hope to see you all that evening.

Invention Convention

This year's Annual Invention Convention will be held on Monday, February 17 from 8:00-11:00 AM in the cafeteria. Set up will begin at 7:30 AM and take down will be at 11:10 AM. All families are invited to see the wonderful inventions created by our talented students starting at 10:30. 

Have a wonderful weekend,

Mrs. Daley                   Mr. Mitchell

Monday, February 3, 2014

Deliberative Session/Babysitting Available

Hello PWS Families,
We wanted to remind you about the deliberative session tomorrow evening.  We hope you can attend.

Babysitting Services for Deliberative Session
If you would like to attend the Bedford School District's Annual Deliberative Session tomorrow night (Tues., Feb. 4th), but you are in need of child care, the Bedford High School chapter of the National Honor Society will be providing babysitting services.  You can drop your child off (and sign him/her in) at the BHS Media Center beginning at 6:30 PM.  The meeting starts at 7PM in the BHS Theater.  If you have specific questions about the babysitting service, please call the high school at 310-9000.  For more information regarding the school district's budget proposal, please click on the following link.

Thank You,

Cheryl Daley            Dan Mitchell
Principal                  Assistant Principal