Friday, June 13, 2014

Friday, June 13, 2014

Hello PWS Families,

Did your children tell you yet?  Mr. Mitchell shaved his beard today.  It happened this afternoon at our All School Meeting and the students loved it! The Bedford Public Library came to visit as well to tell us about their Summer Programs.  Please remember to read always!

This week the fourth graders continued the tradition of going to the Flume.  The rain held off and everyone returned with smiles.  It was a successful trip!  In addition, McKelvie administration and guidance counselors came over to answer questions the fourth graders might have about McKelvie.  The fourth graders at PWS are ready for the new adventures that lie ahead!

We got to see our Kindergarteners practice for their recognition day at an All School Meeting this week.  They all had smiles and shared some patriotic and Kindergarten songs with the school.  They are ready for the "real thing" next week. It was endearing to look into the audience at the All School Meeting and watch the previous Kindergarten students mouthing the words.

We are getting to the end of the year and have a couple important reminders.

  • Field day is this Monday.  Please remember to have your child dress in their class color.
  • Kindergarten Recognition is on June 18th at 9:00 a.m.  If students are in K-Plus they can stay after recognition until dismissal at 2:20 p.m.  The last day of school is June 19th and dismissal is at 12:20. 

Please read this important message from the school nurse.

PTG Survey
Last week the Bedford PTG sent out a 5 question survey.  If you have not had the opportunity to participate, click here.  They would LOVE your feedback.

Please see the pictures below!

                         Mr. Mitchell Before                              

                                                               Mr. Mitchell During


                                                                 Mr. Mitchell After

Have a great weekend,

Cheryl Daley          Dan Mitchell
Principal                 Assistant Principal

Friday, June 6, 2014

Friday, June 6, 2014

Dear PWS Families,

Happy June!  Students are enjoying the end of the school year and getting ready for summer vacation! The energy in the school is amazing!

Egg Drop
The fourth grade Egg Drop was yesterday.  Mr. Mitchell elimated many eggs with his viscous golf swing.  The winner of this was Meghan Hall!

Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast
Today we had the volunteer appreciation breakfast.  A special thank you to all the volunteers that give there time to make PWS such a special community.  A special thank you to Sue Jennato and Missy Pettigrew for being great volunteer coordinators!

5th Grade Parent Volunteer Opportunity
Do you have the skills of a project manager or terrific at organizing information?  If so, McKelvie is looking for parent volunteer(s) to coordinate our school directory for the 14/15 school year.  If you're interested, but want to learn more, please contact Dawne Altemus at or Vivien Lin at

Please Help Girls on the Run
Girls on the Run is doing a food drive for the Animal Rescue Leauge.  They are looking for food donations for cats and dogs.  Other supplies that are needed; disposable gloves, cat/dog toys, beds, bowls and blankets. Girls of the Run is hoping to reach 110 items because it is there 110th birthday.  There will be a bin in the PWS front lobby unit June 13, 2014.
Summer Weed Water Club
Please read the link below about an opportunity to help out with keeping our gardens healthy and sharing produce with the CareGivers Association. 
Weed Water Club

McKelvie Band Night Information
Thank you for attending the Band Information Night on Thursday. If you were unable to attend, please click here for an overview. Please sign up for the 5th Grade Band program using this link. We look forward to having your child in the band program next year. As a reminder, instrument choices are flute, clarinet, alto saxophone, trumpet, trombone and percussion (snare pad and bell kit). Please email Mrs. Wickham at with any questions. Please click on the link below for addition information.

5th Grade McKelvie Band

Important Upcoming Dates
June 12th-Field Day 9:00-11:00 Grade 3/4 12:00-2:00 Grades 1/2
June 17th-4th Grade Cookout-12:30 PM
June 18th-Kindergarten Recognition Day-9:00 AM
June 19th-Last Day of School-4th Grade Clap Out-8:45 AM  

Have a great weekend!  Enjoy the sunshine!

Cheryl Daley                 Dan Mitchell
Principal                        Assistant Principal