Friday, November 6, 2015

Friday, November 6, 2015

Hello PWS Families,

Thanks for helping the students be well rested and ready for school each day.  This Tuesday the professional staff had a workshop learning about Close Reading.  It was engaging and teachers brought back strategies on how to help students understand text they read at a deeper level.  

PWS News
Veterans Day Celebration
PWS will be having an All School Meeting on Tuesday, November 10th at 1:30 to celebrate Veterans Day.  We would love to involve students' family members that are veterans or active military in this event. Please spread the word, as well, to anyone you would like to attend this event. 

Smarter Balance Reports (Current Gr. 4)
Last spring all students in grade 3 and 4 took the statewide Smarter Balance Assessments. The Smarter Balance reports for our current fourth grade students will be mailed home on Thursday, November 12th.  

Operation Care Troops

Monday is the last day to bring in personal care items for the troops.  The items are tube socks, protein bars, candy, ramen noodles, and oatmeal packets.  Thanks for all your help with this!

Upcoming Wreath and Poinsettia Sale

Our Garden Club will be holding a poinsettia and wreath sale this year. Please see the following link for more details and to place an order.

Community News
PTG Information
Saturday, November 21st
Get ready for the PTG’s biggest fundraiser and stock up on all your winter sports gear needs for the entire family! Proceeds from this tremendous consignment sale fundraiser provide a variety of wonderful programs supporting Bedford students across all six schools. Please consider supporting this important event in any way that you can by selling your used equipment, purchasing equipment, donating, or volunteering!

Go to for all the details and add your equipment to the sale using our easy online scanning system!

(Drop off for selling your equipment is Friday, November 20, 2015 between 5:00 pm-8:00 pm at BHS.) 

PTG Gift Wrap

The holidays are just around the corner, are you looking for the perfect gift for a friend, neighbor or teacher? The PTG Gift Card sale is now underway. We have lots of retailers including local businesses such as The Purple Finch, Canvas Roadshow, T-Bones, Zin Zen Yoga, Copper Door and Wicked Good Butcha! How does it work? For every gift card you buy, a percentage of the value of the card is donated by the sponsoring retailer to our schools while 100% of the value of the card that you purchased is available for you to spend! Click here to download an order form today.

ORDERS DUE: Monday, November 9, 2015 for Pre-Thanksgiving/Hanukkah Delivery. 

ORDERS DUE: Friday, December 4, 2015 for Pre-Christmas Delivery.
Looking for gift wrap or other gift items? The Gift Wrap & More fundraisBedford Substance Abuse Summit

Substance Abuse Epidemic
In response to the threat posed to our community by the substance abuse epidemic, the Bedford Police Department in conjunction with the Bedford School District will host a community-wide meeting on Tuesday, November 10th from 7P to 10P at the Manchester Christian Church, 56 Old Bedford Road, Bedford (across from Memorial School).  We want to thank Manchester Christian Church for graciously donating the use of their facility for this important endeavor.

The goal is to involve individuals and groups from throughout our community.  The focus is to first de-stigmatize this issue to encourage parent(s), student(s), loved one(s), friends and family to seek assistance for not only those suffering from substance abuse but also for guidance in education and treatment (agenda).  To accomplish this, we plan to have some gallant members of the community discuss their struggle with abuse in their families followed by a panel discussion and, most importantly, community engagement that we hope will lead to an action plan.

Anyone seeking more information about the meeting may contact the Police Department or the Superintendent's Office in person, by telephone or email.  On behalf of the Bedford Police Department and the Bedford School District, we want to thank you all for your assistance and whatever level of participation you are able to offer.

John J. Bryfonski
Chief of Police
55 Constitution Drive
Bedford, NH  03110

Upcoming Dates
Monday, November 9th-Parent/Teacher Conference Week

Monday, November 9th-Mount Kearsarge-Grade 3-West, Torcia, Manning

Tuesday, November 10th-All School Meeting-Veterans Day

Wednesday, November 11th-Veterans Day-No School

Thursday, November 12th-Mount Kearsarge-Grade 3-Dionne, Doherty, Marshall

Friday, November 13th-Dana Center-St. Anselm College-Grade 1

Monday, November 23rd, 10:00 am-11:00 am-First Grade Parent Visitation

Wednesday, November 25th-Friday, November 27th-Thanksgiving Break

Have a wonderful weekend,

Cheryl Daley            Dan Mitchell

Principal                   Assistant Principal

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