Friday, December 9, 2016

December 9, 2016

Dear PWS Families,

What a terrific week we had at PWS!  Snow came on Monday and we all worked together to get the students here safely! Thank you to everyone who did their part to get through this first snow event of the year.

Yesterday’s Ellis Island Day for fourth grade was a huge success!  Please see pictures below.


On December 22nd the staff at PWS will be performing a Chorus concert to entertain the students.  This has become a tradition at PWS and the students are very much looking forward to it. It is sure to be a great time.

Next time you are in the building please make sure to visit our newest addition. A large World Map has been installed on the wall outside of the Multi Purpose Room. Special thanks goes to Mrs. Speaker, Mrs. Beltramo, and the SAU maintenance team for making this possible.

Thank you so much for the generous donations during this week’s food drive.  Through everyone’s generosity we were able to donate close to 3,000 items to benefit the New Hampshire Food Bank. Your donations are greatly appreciated and will go a long way in this season of giving.

PWS Happenings
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!

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
The PTG is excited to announce that shoppers can support the PTG by shopping through and selecting "Bedford Parent Teacher Group”. Amazon will donate .05% 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
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.

December Book Display

The book display is all new for the month of December. This month the case contains 21 mystery envelopes. These envelopes will be opened once a day to reveal a new book. This will all lead to the Winter Solstice on December 21st. The book of the day will be revealed each day prior to dismissal. We can’t wait to see which books we will discover next week.

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