Friday, February 19, 2016

February 19,2016

Dear PWS Families,

This has been a great Spirit Week. It started with all of the students showing their PWS pride on Monday and ended with their sports’ team pride today. In between we had students dressed as teachers, wackiness, and some really comfortable pajamas.
It has been a great stretch of school and everyone certainly is looking forward to a well earned vacation. We hope you all have a nice, restful time whether you are travel or sticking around. We can’t wait to see you all return after a week’s rest.

PWS Happenings
Father Daughter Dance
Our father daughter dance is rescheduled for Friday, March 4 from 6:00- 8:00 PM.

Invention Convention 2016
WOW - what can I say?  Congratulations to all Invention Convention participants.  You should all be very proud of the hard work and great projects that you brought here today.  It was clear to all the judges that there was lots of thought and hard work that went into weeks of planning.  It was difficult for the judges to narrow it down, but we have chosen 10 students from Peter Woodbury at New Hampshire’s Young Inventor’s Celebration on March 26th.

3rd Grade Rube Goldberg:  
Ryan Merhalski for Ring the Bell
Emme Gagne and Zoe Censabella for Crack the Egg

3rd Grade Original Invention:     
Melania Alatalo for Arch Pro in a Box

3rd Grade Wheel Challenge:   
Aubrey Byer for The Reading Spot Tire

4th Grade Rube Goldberg:
Ben Flaherty and Seth Hastey for Score a Soccer Goal

4th Grade Original Invention:   
Richie Black for The Sled Parking Lot

4th Grade Wheel Challenge:  
Shreya Bharadwaj for Super Storage Wheel
We also have 2 Special Category winners

Solar Category:  
Sai Komma for Go Solar Phone Charger

Technology Category:  
Maggie Foxx for KidCode

From the Art Room
Congratulations to the following students whose work is displayed in the district office:
Mishka Allam
Seth Hastey
Francesca Baldi
Shannen Holohan
Fiona Baroody
Melissa Khromets
Ashley Bergeron
Madeline LaCroix
Shreya Bharadwaj
Ellie Ludwig
Michael Biscornet
Grace Macken
Richie Black
Libby Norris
Nick Boucher
Lauren Pelletier
Ryan Burke
Lauren Redfern
Madison Burnett
Evelyn Rubin
Kristen Caldwell
Ayeza Shah
John Caparso
Gianna Shaheen
Megan Carroll
Faye Shaughnessy
Livia Cheney
Shruthi Sriram
Griffen Clang
Varna Star
Abby Dopfer
Grace Steward
Elena Doughty
Skylar Tobin
Sohia Douglas
Emily Twitchell
Jake Fahey
Andrew Upton
Mia Florio
Abhinav Vadali
Patrick Foulis
Nina Villarante
Alex Grudinskas
Cameron Westcott
Toren Harrington
Alexis Wilczewski

Community Info
Bedford ​School District Vote on Tuesday March 8 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
All voters in Bedford are urged to vote on Tuesday, March 8 from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m
​at the Bedford High School gymnasium​
.  These are the key issues to be decided:
  • OPERATING BUDGET: The proposed operating budget is $68.3M, a 3.9% increase over this year. The increase is primarily due to personnel, health insurance benefits, and significant building maintenance.  If the proposed budget is voted down, the default budget would be $2.3M lower.  
  • SIDEWALK: There is separate article to fund the construction of a sidewalk along Nashua Road from the Bedford High School lower parking lot to the Department of Public Works parking lot. The cost would be $234,000.
  • CAPITAL RESERVES: There are two separate articles about our unused capital reserve funds.  One article would discontinue them.  The other would re-purpose those same funds for a building maintenance reserve. The total amount as of June 30, 2015 was $478,518. Together these two article would have no tax impact.
  • Additional information​ ​can be found here.​
​The total estimated tax impact of a "yes" vote on all articles would be $0.66 per thousand, which would be an increase of $198 for the year on a a $300,000 home. ​

Upcoming Dates
February 22- 26, 2016 FEBRUARY VACATION

Friday, March 4 Father Daughter Dance 6:00- 8:00 PM

Have a great weekend,

Cheryl Daley Dan Mitchell

Principal Assistant Principal

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