Friday, December 16, 2016

December 16, 2016

Dear PWS Families,

We hope you all enjoyed the snow day on Monday!  It was a great day to get outside to play and enjoy the winter weather.  We love driving by all the homes and  seeing all the fun creations children are able to make with the snow.  

We spent time at recess with the fourth grade chess club.  It was so interesting to watch how carefully and strategically they planned their next moves.

Michele Leyden our Reading Specialist has updated her website please give it a visit.

Mrs. Cassamassino our technology educator has also updated her website.

This year there will be some changes to how the Invention Convention will run.  Please visit Mrs. Speaker’s  website for more information.

*Note: A Charlie Card (Mass Bay Transportation Authority) was found in parent pick up.  If this is yours, please visit the front office.  
PWS Happenings
Lost and Found
We have many items in our lost and found.  Please  pick up any missing items by Monday December 19th.  The lost and found will be cleaned out and donated on Tuesday, December 20th.  Thanks for your help with this!

Family Fun Night
Dear Families,
We hope you have marked your calendars for our Family Fun Night (FFN) which will be held February 15, 2017! Planning for our fun filled night is "STEAM-ing" along.  Our student-designed t-shirts have become a tradition!  The students love having an investment in the night and seeing their work worn by their peers and PWS families.  To help offset the cost of the t-shirts this year, we welcome the financial support from businesses/corporation affiliated with PWS families.  In turn, we would love to advertise your company's name on the back of the student designed shirts. Please click HERE to learn more.  Stayed tuned for more FFN info!!!

Substitute Opportunities
Are you looking for an opportunity to spend some more time in school? Want to make a little money? Please consider becoming a substitute in our district. The elementary schools in Bedford are always looking for good and dedicated people to serve as subs. If you or someone you know is interested please fill out an application HERE.

PTG News
Thank you to everyone that supported the PTG through our annual Gift Card fundraiser. Gift Cards were delivered this week. If you have any questions please contact Kim Hastey at

The PTG is excited to announce that shoppers can support the PTG by shopping through and selecting "Bedford Parent Teacher Group”. Amazon will donate .5% on eligible purchases to our organization. There are no fees or added costs to you, special offers and Amazon Prime benefits still apply.

SAVE THE DATE: January 19th, 2017, 6p.m. - 8p.m. in the Lurgio Middle School Media Center
Retired NH Supreme Court Chief Justice John Broderick will present “Mental Health: A Little Knowledge Can Go a Long Way”. Chief Justice Broderick is leading a statewide campaign to bring mental illness out of the shadows. He will share his own story and will lead a discussion on ways to address this important issue here in Bedford. Space is limited, please come early. The PTG is proud to be co-sponsoring this event with the Bedford School District and BeBOLD.

Upcoming Dates
December 23rd-January 2nd-Winter Recess

Have a great weekend,

Cheryl Daley Dan Mitchell
Principal Assistant Principal

Repeated Messages
From the Art Room
Classes have been busy and excited. First graders recently completed paper weavings and are now working on a collaged pair of matching (or not) socks. Second and third grade have finished one of their two pieces that will be in our spring art show. Fourth grade is in the middle of a weaving project. Art Club members are working on STEAM based centerpieces, using their art and engineering brain, for Family Fun Night.  A new exhibit from PWS has gone up in the district office. Click to see the PWS artists whose work is displayed this quarter.  Thank you to all the wonderful volunteers who have helped these past few weeks!

Bedford Men’s Club Tree Sale

The Bedford Men's Club has been proud to provide contributions to our organization. The Club's primary fundraiser is a Christmas Tree sale, which will be held at the Village Shoppes of Bedford, 170 NH Route 101, near Tek-Nique restaurant, starting in the afternoon on Saturday November 26 and going through Sunday December 18. The hours are 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm on weekdays and 9:00 am to 9:00 pm on weekends.

If you have any questions, please contact Dante D’Amato at  

Math and Science Volunteers
Are you looking for ways to volunteer in the classrooms?  Please consider signing up to help us with math and science activities.  CLICK HERE for more information.

Ecosmith Recycle Bins for Destination Imagination
Did you know that every school in the district has an Ecosmith Recycle Bin?  This is a great way to donate/recycle old clothes, while helping raise funds for our teams who advance to Global Finals each year.  You can put any kind of fabrics in these bins, towels and stuffed animals too.  Ripped shirts and pants with holes are fine, as well as well worn shoes.  Bedford DI greatly appreciates your continued participation in this program.

Engineer Volunteers
We are looking for a few engineer volunteers to help a PWS student get a prosthetic hand. We are teaming with students at the Academy of Science and Design in Nashua who will meet every Monday from 3:30-4:30. They are establishing a chapter of the E-Nable Organization and will be utilizing 3D printing to make prosthetics. Their hope is to make a prosthetic for any child in NH who may be in need of one. Please contact Mr. Mitchell ( if you are interested or have any questions.

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