Friday, March 25, 2016

Friday, March 25, 2016

Dear PWS Families,
Please remember next Tuesday is Family Fun Night.  Each grade level team is working hard to make sure it will be a fun filled night.  Basket wrappings are happening today and the students are going to be very excited about the choices they have!

PWS Happenings
Important Announcement-  Online Report Cards for Quarter 3
We are excited to announce that beginning this quarter, we will be publishing student report cards online in the PowerSchool Parent Access Portal.  As a district, we are continuously working to improve efficiency, reduce costs and provide more timely reporting to parents.
For quarter 3, parents will receive a printed hard copy of the report card in addition to online access to the report card. The final quarter 4 report card will be published online only. You will notice that the report card format has changed. The new improved design has been simplified and you will be able to print a copy of the report card directly from the PowerSchool Parent Portal.
If you do not already have a PowerSchool Parent Portal account, we urge you to create one as soon as possible. If you already have an account, no further action is required. A letter will be sent home in the near future that provides the information needed to create your PowerSchool account and link your account to your child. Once your account is setup, you will continue to use this same account each year to access your child’s information.

No Chorus This Week
Due to Family Fun Night, chorus will be cancelled on Tuesday, March 29th. Students will need to make other arrangements for the afternoon.
We will have a quick recess rehearsal at 12:00 on Monday, March 28th to review our pieces so we don’t miss another week of rehearsal.

Scholastic Book Fair
The book fair still needs additional help from Volunteers for this year’s book fair.  Please consider volunteering.  Link below:

Spotlight on Special Education in Bedford
Are you the parent or guardian of a child who accesses special education services in Bedford?  Join us for an informational session to learn about special education services in our Bedford schools!  Meet representatives and gain insight into the different programming at each school through this panel presentation. Tuesday April 19th, 6:00-7:30 p.m. at the SAU Board Room, 103 County Road.  RSVP to Robin Palis or 472-3755 (option 2).

Destination Imagination
Congratulations to the 7 teams who participated at the DI Regionals in Goffstown last Saturday.
Our 4 Rising Stars teams did an amazing job and our 3 competitive teams all placed, receiving certificates at the Award Ceremonies.     We are so proud of these super creative kids and are most grateful to the adult volunteers for giving of their time over the past 4 months.

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Community Info
BHS Student Project
Hello, my name is Maryam Abdi. I am a senior here at Bedford High School. My Senior Project deals with children, and how media affects children’s lives. I would like to ask parents with children from grades one, two and three if they may fill out the following form about their children's media habits. I am doing this survey so I can compare a small sample of students from the Bedford School District to a larger survey that was taken from my research. Thank you for reading this over.  Here is my link to the survey:   

DECA Business Club-BHS
The Bedford High School DECA chapter will be hosting the magical spectacular, The Magic of Lyn. The show’s award winning illusionist, Lyn Dillies, has toured all around the country and is bringing her 85 minute act to the BHS Theatre at 7:30 PM on April 9th. Tickets will be $10 when ordered directly from a DECA student attending ICDC, $15 online at and $15 at the door. We will also be offering a VIP package special for the kids which includes a light up magic wand paired with a magician’s cape customized with your child’s name on it for $15. All proceeds from the event will go toward funding DECA students to compete at the International Career Development Conference (ICDC) in Nashville at the end of April.  We can’t wait to see you there!

Camp Invention
Does your child like to take things apart, and design, color and create? Are you interested in unlocking your child's potential this summer?  Camp Invention, EPIC (click for video) may be a great fit.  McKelvie Middle School will once again be hosting camp June 20 - 24 from 8 am - 3:30 PM. Camp Invention is the only nationally acclaimed summer enrichment day experience for children entering grades 1 - 6 led by NH certified teachers with a staff ratio of 1:8!!  Camp cost is $250, but register before3/21/16 for a $25 discount.  Click here to register online, or here to view our paper flyer.  If you have any questions, please contact the director, Courtney Cheetham at

Evening Enrichment Program
The Community Enrichment Program of the Bedford School District offers evening adult enrichment courses to the Bedford Community. Our Spring Courses are now listed and we are offering Conversational Italian for Beginners as well as our popular Ceramics and Photography. Click here to view our course descriptions. ​
We are always looking for new instructors! If you have a skill or interest that you would like to share please contact the program’s Coordinator, Susan Sambrano by email :  or by phone: 603-714-4395.

Upcoming Dates
Monday, March 28th-Friday, April 1st-Smarter Balance Testing Window-Grade 3 & 4
Tuesday, March 29th-Family Fun Night-4:00 - 5:30 pm & 6:00 -7:30 pm.
Monday, April 4th & 5th-Smarter Balance Testing Window-Grades 3 & 4
Monday, April 4th-April 8th-Scholastic Book Fair
Friday, April 15th-Mother/Son Dance-more information to come!
Thursday, April 21st-Art Show-6:00 pm-7:00 pm
Monday, April 24th-April 29th-Spring Vacation Week
Friday, May 13-Grandparents' Day

Have a great weekend,

Cheryl Daley Dan Mitchell

Principal Assistant Principal

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