Thursday, December 22, 2016

December 22, 2016

Dear PWS Families,

We wish you all a wonderful holiday break!  We started our morning with an All School Meeting run by our 4th grade News 180 Team.  The staff chorus performed, and the fourth grade chorus sang some wonderful heartfelt songs!  The students loved it!  Here is a clip of the performance for you to enjoy.  

Please visit guidance counselor Robin Clark’s updated website below.

PWS Happenings
Art Club
There are still spaces in Art Club session 2.  Session 2 will be held on Mondays and runs from February 13 - April 17. Pick up is at 3:30. Sign up will be on a first come first served basis. To sign your child up, click here: Art Club Sign Up Form

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
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.

Happy Holidays from the Bedford PTG! Have a safe and wonderful vacation.
see you in 2017!

Ski NH Snow Passports
4th and 5th grade students are eligible for a passport booklet containing vouchers for lift tickets and trail passes in New Hampshire.  Click HERE for more information.

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

Have a great break! We Look forward to seeing you again on January 2nd,

Cheryl Daley Dan Mitchell
Principal Assistant Principal

Repeated Messages
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!!!

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!

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.

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.

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