Friday, March 4, 2016

March 4, 2016

Dear PWS Families,

Dear PWS Families,
Our reading challenge month has begun.  There has been so much positive feedback. Children have shared they are going home and choosing to read for an hour or more!  Please make sure to fill out the reading logs in your passbooks. Take good care of them and when they are completed you can turn them in on March 31 for a Seussical Surprise! On Wednesday, we celebrated Dr. Seuss' birthday.  Many students wore Dr. Seuss items or dressed as  Dr. Seuss characters. Please see Cindy Lou Who below..                                                       

We are looking forward to the Father/ Daughter Dance this evening from 6:00-8:00. We can’t wait to see all our girls, dressed in their finest, enjoy some very special time with their fathers.

PWS Happenings
Our Jump Rope for Heart event kicked off this week with a visit from the Jump Rope for Heart demo team, The Hip Hoppin' Hawks. In Physical Education class students watched a video about a Heart Hero, Bran, who is 11 years old and was born with a heart condition called Pulmonary Atresia.  Thanks to the children who have raised donations for the American Heart Association in the past Bran was able to have surgery to help his heart.  Mrs. Ferenc also discussed heart disease with each class to help students understand why they are raising money for the American Heart Association.  Collection envelopes are going home this week (March 1-4) and must be returned by Friday, March 25.  Students can fundraise online if they wish, which is much easier and more efficient.  We are encouraging the students to make web pages by visiting and search for Peter Woodbury School using city and state.  Join our schools's team and set up your own Web page to email family and friends.  

Last year PWS raised $13,087  Please help us beat our new goal of 13,200!

In the past, students were able to earn duckies from their donations. This year they will be able to earn doggies as displayed by our lovely model below:

BoxTops Rewards Program Update
The spring collection numbers are in! PWS raised an additional $620, bringing our school year total to $2,290. Thank you to everyone for supporting our school by clipping your box tops.  We will continue to collect Box Tops (and Labels for Education UPC symbols) throughout the school year, so please keep clipping!  In addition, the program holds many raffles throughout the year, so be sure to visit and enter for a chance to win our school free Box Tops!

Family Fun Night T-Shirts
For Family Fun Night this year, t-shirts will be available to purchase to wear on the night of the event. Our t-shirt will feature a design created by one of our 4th grade students.
If you wish to purchase a shirt, please fill out the form that went home with your child this week or click on the link below to print out a form.  All orders are due by Wednesday, March 9th. Once the shirts arrive, they will be sent home with your child before Family Fun Night. We appreciate your support and look forward to seeing many of you wearing your shirts that night. If you have any questions, please contact, Mrs. West at

Here is the winning design:

Community Info
Bedford Early Education Program  (BEEP) is now accepting registrations for the 2016-2017 School Year.  We have space available in many of our 3 and 4 year old classrooms.  Please contact Roberta Keane, BEEP Coordinator at (603) 627-1776 x3216 or

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.

Make A Wish
Come support Make-A-Wish Foundation® at Amanda Lee's Senior Project: a Sing-A-Long Benefit Concert! Kids of all ages are welcome to sing along to favorites such as "Part of Your World" and "Let It Go" this Saturday, March 5th, from 1-3 pm in the Bedford High School Commons (Cafeteria). Enjoy a few fun activities and meet a couple of special guests! The suggested donation for kids is $5 and for adults $10, but any and all donations are welcome! Click the link for the poster made by Taylor Hoople:
Feel free to contact Amanda Lee with any questions at!

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 $300,000 home. ​

Upcoming Dates
TONIGHT Father Daughter Dance 6:00-8:00 pm

Tuesday, March 8, No School, Voting BHS

Saturday, March 12 PTG Monarchs Family Night

Have a great weekend,

Cheryl Daley Dan Mitchell

Principal Assistant Principal

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