Friday, April 1, 2016

Friday, April 1, 2016

Dear PWS Families,
Whew, what a busy week we had at PWS.  Thanks so much for your support with Family Fun Night.  It is so great to have the whole PWS community together.  Our annual book fair has arrived.  Please stop by and see the books and decorations.  It will take you back to the “Groovy” days!

PWS Happenings
Message From Mrs. Ewing
Tick season is in full swing and parents should be checking their children everyday and consider applying insect repellent now that the kids will be outside more often.

Family Fun Night Proceeds
We wanted to let you know what the money goes towards when we fundraise.  Some of it is saved for future use.  For example our school yard equipment cost $60,000 dollars and if we do not start planning for future needs on the school yard then we will not have the money when the time comes.  We did pave the walking path last school year that cost about $13,000.  This year the garden beds need to be restructured.  In addition, some fundraising money goes towards All School Meetings like Rob Suerette the guest artist that came in the winter.

Community Info
Whole Foods Preview Day to support the Bedford Education Foundation!
The Bedford Education Foundation (BEF) is honored to be the recipient of donations from Whole Foods.
There will be tours of the new store this Tuesday, April 5th from 10-4.
Please stop by the BEF table and say hello to our board members and learn about the work we do on behalf of our teachers and students.  In 2016, the BEF is funding well over $20,000 in grants supporting innovative professional development and program development in the Bedford School District!

Parent Involvement Survey
If your child receives special education services, you are being asked to complete a survey about the district's efforts to involve parents in improving services and results for children. Paper surveys are in the mail complete with a pre-paid return envelope. If you prefer, you can go to and complete the survey online. Surveys must be completed by May 13th. Your opinions are very important, and we hope you share them.

Bedford Schools’ Water Supply
We want to make sure everyone in our community knows that none of the water supplying the Bedford Schools comes from the Merrimack Village Water District. Manchester Water Works supplies Peter Woodbury and Memorial. Pennichuck Water Works supplies McKelvie, Lurgio, Bedford High School, and Riddle Brook through a Manchester water source.  

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

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!

Internet Safety Presentation
The Bedford Police Department and The Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force will be presenting "Social Media: A Predator's Playground" to the community on Monday April 4th, 6:30-8:30PM in the BHS Theater.  The presentation will explain the dangers teens face today. Discussions about how various forms of electronic communications (computer, phones, gaming systems, etc.) can put families at risk will be covered.  This presentation is specifically geared towards parents and educators who are looking to better understand technology available to teens today and the way in which child predators use it to exploit them.

Community Presentation:
Monday April 4th
Bedford High School Theater

Upcoming Dates
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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