Friday, May 27, 2016

Friday, May 27, 2016

Dear PWS Families,
Our week was amazing!  We began it with a school wide breakout ending in the sliming of Mrs. Daley! Watch the 5 minute video to see what it was all about!

Dear PWS Families,

PWS Happenings
A message from Michele Leyden, our school’s Reading Specialist/Title 1 Supervisor:
If you received a letter stating that your child qualified for the Summer Title I Math Clinic, please remember to return the form to me as soon as possible!  We are so excited to provide this clinic for the first time this year.  Qualified students will benefit from a review of skills and concepts that were introduced during their third grade school year.  If you happened to have misplaced your permission slip, please notify your child’s classroom teacher and a new one will be sent home.

4th Grade Poetry Presentations
As an integrated unit for the past four weeks, 4th grade students collaborated in Art, Music, Library, and Physical Education to bring the words of poetry off the page. Each group selected a poem to be presented through various art forms. The final presentations included murals, creative movement, and atmospheric sound recordings all based on their poem. The 4th grade classes had the privilege of sharing their work with their peers during an hour long collaborative performance on Thursday. The students and IA teachers did an amazing job bringing poetry to life through a variety of expressions!   

School Supply Packs
If you would like to order School Supplies and benefit our PTG, then please visit our school's website for important information about the 2016-2017 school supplies fundraiser.  This is a time sensitive matter that needs to be completed by June 17th (and will not be available after this date).

Community Info
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 Intermediate School will, once again, be hosting camp June 20 - 24 from 8:00 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!!  Click here to register online, or here to view our paper flyer.  If you have any questions, please contact the director, Courtney Cheetham, at

Four Way Stops on County Road to Continue
​T​he intersections at Nashua Road and County Road in front of Bedford High School and
​at​ Liberty Hill Road and County Road in front of McKelvie School will remain 4-way stop intersections​ through the end of the school year.  On May 25, Bedford Police Department
​met with the school district, the Department of Public Works and our engineering consultant
​ and decided to extend the temporary change.  More information can be found at the Bedford Police Department website.

Tree Clearing and Other Summer Construction Projects
The Bedford School District completes significant maintenance projects every summer.   McKelvie is having an older section of roof replaced and getting an upgrade to two student bathrooms in need of replacement.  At Peter Woodbury, the parking lot is being replaced and traffic flow is being reconfigured.  You may notice this project in late June or early July when the trees in front of Peter Woodbury are removed to make way for the expanded parking lot.  

Social Media: A Predator's Playground
On April 4, the Bedford Police Department's Detective Matt Fleming presented Social Media: A Predator’s Playground to the community.  Here is the video link in case parents want to watch.  Social Media: A Predator's Playground Presented by the NHICAC and the Bedford Police Department, Bedford High School, April 4, 2016

​Friends of Aine Kid’s Try-athlon - August 14, 2016​
Registration is now open for the 4th Annual Friends of Aine Kid’s Try-athlon to be held on Sunday, August 14, 2016. The only event of its kind in the area, the kid’s try-athlon is designed specifically for children ages 4-15 years, in memory of Aine Phillips, who was a student at Riddle Brook School. Beginning at the Bedford town pool and ending at the Bedford High School, participants ages 4-10 years will swim 25 yards, run 1/2 mile and bike 1 mile. Older participants ages 11-15 will swim 50 yards, run 1 mile and bike 2 miles. Official race times for all participants are recorded by Millennium Running. At the finish line, families are invited to enjoy music, a jump rope event, face painting, concessions, raffle prizes and more! The Friends of Aine Foundation is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization and was established in Aine’s memory to help grieving children. For more information, to make a donation or to register, please visit or

Upcoming Dates
Monday, May 30th - No School - Memorial Day

Tuesday, May 31st- PWS Volunteer Breakfast-9:00 am-10:30 am

Wednesday, June 1st-First Grade Orientation-9:00 am-10:30 am

Friday, June 3rd-Kindergarten Orientation-9:00 am-10:00 am

Monday, June 6th- Grade 4 Flume Trip
            Rain Date:  Wednesday, June 8th

Tuesday, June 7th-Visit from Bedford Public Library

Thursday, June 9th- Field Day-Grades 3 and 4 AM/Grades 1 and 2 PM
             Rain Date:  Friday, June 10th

Monday, June 13th- Grade 4 Cookout 12:00 pm-2:00 pm

Tuesday, June 14th- Kindergarten Graduation-9:00 am-10:30 am

Wednesday, June 15th - Last day for students

While we all prepare for our long weekend with family and friends we would like to take a moment to recognize those that have gone before us in defense of this country and our freedom. We are especially thankful for those connected to our Peter Woodbury Family. We thank you, honor you, and remember you.

Cheryl Daley Dan Mitchell

Principal Assistant Principal

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