Friday, September 22, 2017

September 22, 2017



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PWS PrinciPal’s News

Dear PWS Families,


At last week’s Book Fair, we raised over $2700. This money goes directly back into the school, purchasing equipment and providing opportunities that directly impact our students. Thank you all for supporting this event. Today, Worm and Lunatic, two Harlem Wizards, were our guests during third grade lunch. They dazzled the students with their trickery and spoke of the importance of confidence. This coming week, the administration of all six schools and the PTG will be presenting their “Meet the Principals” Event.  All are welcome to join us at BCTV studios on Wednesday at 9:30. If you aren’t able to make it, please make sure to catch it when it airs on BCTV.

Have a great weekend and we hope you get a chance to enjoy Olde Towne Day,
Cheryl Daley (Principal)
Dan Mitchell (Assistant Principal)

Upcoming Dates to Remember
Wed. Sept. 27th 9:30-10:30
PTG-Meet the Principals-BCTV
Thurs. Sept. 28th 10:30-1:00
PTG Room Parent Luncheon
Fri. Oct. 6th
Workshop Day-No School
Mon. Oct. 9th
Columbus Day-No School


News from PWS
Collection of supplies for victims of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma
Peter Woodbury is a community that cares, and we would like to help those that are in need. We are thinking of those affected by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. Let’s show our support by rallying together to get them supplies to help rebuild their lives. If you would like to help, we will be starting a collection for those affected beginning Monday, September 25th. Please drop off any contributions in the box in the front lobby of PWS. We will be collecting the supplies listed below until Friday, September 29th. If you have questions please contact Robin Clark or Leah Busch in the school counseling office (603-622-0431 ext. 24227).


Basic Hygiene Supplies: Basic Clean-Up Supplies:
Toothbrushes Scrub brushes
Travel size toothpaste Handi wipes
Moist towelettes Small sponges
Travel size shampoo Scouring pads
Travel size bars of soap Clothes Pins
Small combs Cotton clothesline
Brown paper lunch bags Heavy duty trash bags
Dish washing gloves
*All Items Must Be New



From garden club
Check out the school garden to school kitchen connection that happened this week in the lunchroom! Students had the chance to try several recipes that included produce grown in our own PWS garden. On Tuesday, zucchini squash was included in the seasoned rice. On Wednesday, our kitchen staff made delicious kale chips, and on Friday, the pasta salad included plenty of school grown tomatoes. What a great way to introduce farm to table cooking and eating to our school! The students are able to participate in garden club during their recess on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. Great things are growing at PWS, inside and out!!


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Box Tops For Education Program
PWS participates in the Box Tops For EducationTM program - which means that we get money for our schools by sending in lots of little teeny-tiny rectangles.  Last year, we earned almost $3000, which went directly to the teachers to purchase items for their classrooms.
Over the next few weeks, classroom volunteers will be introducing the program to our new students and reminding returning students that they can help raise money for items in their classroom. We will collect and mail our Box Tops a few times a year, with the next collection set for Monday, October 16.
What you can do to help:
1.       Clip and Bring: Look for pink Box Tops on products, clip them, and send them to school in your student’s Go Binders.  (Be sure to also include any special Box Top Codes or Bonus Box Tops!)
2.       Ask your Neighbors/Family: Send a note out to your neighbors that don't have school-age kids; they may not be aware that they are throwing away money.
3.       Become a BTFE Member: If you become a member on www.BTFE.com, you can enter PWS into ongoing raffles for free Box Tops, and get exclusive great coupons to products.
For more information on the Box Tops for Education program, including a list of participating products and our school’s progress, visit www.BTFE.com.


Special Education Parent Focus Group
The district is looking to expand the parent volunteers in the Special Education Parent Focus Group, a formal partnership between special education parents and the school community. Parent participants represent each of the schools and encompass all grade levels. Meetings are held monthly on the third Wednesday from 9-10 AM at the SAU office. Discussion and activities support family engagement and improvements in the district special education initiatives. Please contact Chris Lassonde, Director of Special Services (lassondec@sau25.net). We would love to have more parents join us!


Destination Imagination - Registration Closes 9/29
Destination Imagination is a fun academic program that teaches creativity, problem-solving, collaboration, critical thinking, and management skills through project-based Challenges. These are key skills that all businesses (and colleges) are looking for – the ability to identify challenges and solve them, while leveraging the talents on your team. Designed to complement K-12 education, we offer seven new academic Challenges in the fields of STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics), fine arts, service learning, and early learning. In solving a challenge, students learn the creative process from imagination to innovation and the skills needed to thrive in school, their careers and beyond. Teams can be made up of 2-7 members and must have an adult Team Manager i.e. - a parent or two.  We need volunteers and we will train you! The 2017-18 registration is open thru Friday, September 29th.  For more info, check out www.nh-di.org; Bedford DI on Facebook, or contact our district coordinator, Marie Russell at www.bedfordrocksdi@gmail.com.


From the Superintendent
No news at this time


From the PTG
Meadow Farms Gifts, Wrap and More
Our popular Gifts, Wrap & More fundraiser is underway. Brochures, with ordering details, should have come home with elementary students last week.  Families, students, and staff at McKelvie, RAL and BHS will be able to order online via this link McK-RAL-BHS Ordering Link
All orders are due by Monday, 10/2 and product will ship direct to your home. 40% of sales are donated back to our schools!
Wonder What The PTG Is And What We Do?
Check us out at Bedford Olde Towne Day on Saturday, September 23rd from 10am-3pm. Learn more about school programs and community events sponsored by the PTG, meet our Bulldog, and see how you can be involved.
Support the PTG
Our support drive is under way and if you’d like to make a donation to the PTG you can do so via PayPal by visiting our website www.bedfordptg.org. Donations via check can be made out to Bedford PTG and returned to school with students in the PTG support envelops that have been sent home. With your support we are able to put over $65,000/year in programs and events into our schools!!
Meet the Principals Event
You are invited to join the PTG and the Principals from all six schools at our annual "Coffee with the Principals" event on Wednesday, September 27th from 9:30 - 10:30 a.m.at BCTV (10 Meetinghouse Road). This is a great opportunity to hear what each school has in store for the year. There will be a Q & A following the presentation. Light refreshments will be served and your young children are welcome to attend.
Looking To Volunteer
Volunteer forms were sent home with students in grades K - 8. Please be sure to return these forms in order to receive notifications of volunteer opportunities in your school. Volunteer forms can be downloaded from the PTG website. Bedford High School volunteer opportunities are available by contacting Andrea Ahlstrom via email at andrea.ahlstrom@gmail.com. PTG volunteers logged over 23,000 hours last year, earning each of the six schools the Blue Ribbon Award for excellence in volunteering. We'd love to have you join us!
New To Bedford?  
The PTG will host a welcome for all new families to Bedford. This open house style event will take place on Wednesday, October 4th at the Bedford Town Library at 9:30am or 6:30pm. Families new to the district will be receiving invitations in the mail. Representatives and/or Administration from all 6 schools will be on hand. Families can learn about school events/programs and town happenings. Light refreshments will be served and your children are welcome to attend. If you have any questions or would like to attend this event please contact Aneesa Fallon at aaf4@comcast.net


From the Community
Bedford Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
Please join us as we recognize the Inaugural Class of the Bedford Hall of Fame.  The ceremony will take place on Homecoming Day - Saturday, October 21st at 2:00 PM - in the Bedford High School Dining Commons.  For more information, and to order tickets, please click HERE.


Crotched Mountain Ski Program
Join old friends and new ones at Crotched Mountain for some after-school skiing this winter! Sign up by November 15 and your student will hit the slopes on five Fridays after the New Year for just $129 – and they’ll also get a Peak Pass on February 20 which will get them out at seven more mountains for no additional cost for the rest of the season! Email Loren Foxx at lofoxx@gmail.com or visit bedfordski.com for more details.

Repeated News & Messages
Hannaford Helps Program
Once again you have the opportunity to help our school by simply buying your groceries. The Hannaford Helps program will donate a portion of sales back to our school. All you have to do is shop at either of the Bedford Hannaford locations, drop your receipt in the collection tower and we will earn money on participating purchases. A flyer is being sent home with more information on how you can participate along with a list of eligible products.


New Morning After school Program
Please be sure to let the New Morning After School Program know if your child will be absent from the program on a day they usually attend.  It is important that everyone involved is aware of any changes so that we may ensure that the children are where they need to be.  Please ask New Morning staff if you have any questions about this.  


Bedford Olde Towne Day
The whole community of Bedford will be celebrating Olde Towne Day on Saturday September 23 from 10am-3pm at Riley Field. Please join us! Click here for details.

Friday, September 15, 2017

September 15, 2017



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PWS PrinciPal’s News

Dear PWS Families,


Open House was a great success this week! It was wonderful to see students showing their parents around our building and school yard.  This week’s Scholastic Book Fair saw over $1060 in books purchased by families and donated directly back to classrooms. A very special thank you to all the PTG volunteers who helped make the book fair a success and to Fatima Yousuf and Kerri Sullivan for organizing the event.  


Remember that school pictures are this Tuesday, September 19th.  


Have a great weekend,
Cheryl Daley (Principal)
Dan Mitchell (Assistant Principal)

Upcoming Dates to Remember
Tues. Sept. 19th
School Picture Day
Wed. Sept. 27th 9:30-10:30
PTG-Meet the Principals-BCTV
Thurs. Sept. 28th 10:30-1:00
PTG Room Parent Luncheon
Fri. Oct. 6th
Workshop Day-No School
Mon. Oct. 9th
Columbus Day-No School




News from PWS
Hannaford Helps Program
Once again you have the opportunity to help our school by simply buying your groceries. The Hannaford Helps program will donate a portion of sales back to our school. All you have to do is shop at either of the Bedford Hannaford locations, drop your receipt in the collection tower and we will earn money on participating purchases. A flyer is being sent home with more information on how you can participate along with a list of eligible products.


Fourth Grade Chorus Information
It is time to sign up for the 4th grade chorus! This is a great opportunity for students to learn how to use their singing voices as part of a musical group and sing a variety of songs and styles. There will be several performances throughout the school year. Please return the completed permission slip to Mrs. Curran by 9/20 if your child is interested.


Destination Imagination - Parent Info Night 9/18
Destination Imagination is a fun academic program that teaches creativity, problem-solving, collaboration, critical thinking, and management skills through project-based challenges. These are key skills that all businesses (and colleges) are looking for – the ability to identify challenges and solve them, while leveraging the talents on your team.  Designed to complement K-12 education, we offer seven new academic Challenges in the fields of STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics), fine arts, service learning, and early learning. In solving a challenge, students learn the creative process from imagination to innovation and the skills needed to thrive in school, their careers and beyond.  Teams can be made up of 2-7 members and must have an adult Team Manager i.e. - a parent or two. We need volunteers and we will train you!  The 2017-18 Parent Info Night will be this coming Monday, September 18th in the Peter Woodbury School Library at 7pm.  For more info, check out Bedford DI on Facebook or contact our district coordinator, Marie Russell at www.bedfordrocksdi@gmail.com.


New Morning After school Program
Please be sure to let the New Morning After School Program know if your child will be absent from the program on a day they usually attend.  It is important that everyone involved is aware of any changes so that we may ensure that the children are where they need to be. Please ask New Morning staff if you have any questions about this.  

Allergy Video
We recognize that there are some students in the school who have allergies, specifically food based allergies. In an attempt to address these allergies and educate the other students we will be showing the following video during lunches on Wednesday, September 20th. We encourage you to follow up with your child.


Picture Day is Coming
The new school year is here and Geskus is excited for a great picture day at Peter Woodbury School!
Picture Day is September 19th, 2017. Why wait?  Pre-order now!  No need to remember an order form on picture day, no misplaced payments, so easy!  Visit us at www.geskusprint.com and enter the following information:
Shootkey: U9YU9YAH
Learn how to prepare for picture day, find answers to frequently asked questions, and learn more about Geskus Studios & Yearbook Publishing: http://www.wearegeskus.com/faq/
We can't wait to see you!
Geskus


SPECIAL ALL SCHOOL PROJECT!
Peter Woodbury Elementary School is coming together to create a river!  A river of brightly colored unique rocks designed by each and every student here.


This project is inspired by the story Only One You written by Linda Kranz.  Mrs. Beltramo will read  the story to every class during library time the week of September 18th.  This story is about a little fish named Adri who is getting ready to head out in the ocean alone.  His parents, in an effort to help guide him, share all the important lessons that they have learned in life such as:
“You don’t have to follow the crowd”
“Find your own way”
“Always be on the lookout for a new friend”
We are asking that each student bring in a special rock that can fit in their fist.  These rocks will be painted at school to represent that we are unique and original.  Rocks that are smooth and flat (such as river rocks) will work best.  Grades 2, 3, and 4 will be painting their rocks in the library after hearing the story.  Kindergarten and first grade will be painting their rocks during another time block.  All students should bring in their rocks beginning Monday, September 18th.  Once all the rocks are painted, they will be formed into a colorful stone ‘“river” in the playground.  
The important message for our students is that every one of us is unique and each of us have something to contribute!


From the Superintendent
Nothing at this time.


From the PTG
Bedford Olde Home Day
Learn more about school programs and community events sponsored by the PTG, meet our Bulldog, and see how you can be involved at Bedford Old Home Day on Saturday, September 23rd from 10am-3pm.


Back to school greetings from the PTG!
We are looking forward to another great school year full of fantastic programs and events for our students, staff and families. Our support drive is under way and if you’d like to make a donation to the PTG you can do so via PayPal by visiting our website www.bedfordptg.org. Donations via check can be made out to Bedford PTG and returned to school with students in the PTG support envelops that have been sent home. With your support we are able to put over $65,000/year in programs and events into our schools!!
K-8 Volunteer Packets
These packets have come home with students. You can also access the forms at www.bedfordptg.org under Helpful Links/Forms. Be sure to fill one out and return to your child’s school(s) to be made aware of volunteer opportunities throughout the year.
Meadow Farms Gifts, Wrap and More
Looking for quality gift wrap, everyday gifts and gourmet mixes? Our popular Gifts, Wrap & More fundraiser is just around the corner. Brochures will be coming home with elementary students next week with ordering details. Families, students, and staff at McKelvie, RAL and BHS will be able to order online via the link below. The sale starts Monday, 9/18 and orders are due by Monday, 10/2.
All orders are due by Monday, 10/2 and product will ship direct to your home. 40% of sales are donated back to our schools!


Meet the Principals Event
You are invited to join the PTG and the Principals from all six schools at our annual "Coffee with the Principals" event on Wednesday, September 27th from 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. at BCTV (10 Meetinghouse Road). This is a great opportunity to hear what each school has in store for the year. There will be a Q & A following the presentation. Light refreshments will be served and your young children are welcome to attend.


From the Community
Bedford Old Home Day
The whole community of Bedford will be celebrating Old Home Day on Saturday September 23 from 10am-3pm at Riley Field. Please join us! Click here for details.


Harlem Wizards v. Lurgio Lions Fundraiser - Tickets on Sale Now!
On September 22, at 6:30 PM in the Bedford High School Gymnasium staff from the Bedford School District will face-off against the Harlem Wizards basketball team. All funds raised from this event will go towards extracurricular programs at Lurgio Middle School. Click [HERE] to watch a video about the event and then click [HERE] to buy your tickets. You won’t want to miss out on this extraordinary community event!
Repeated News & Messages
Bus Plan
Riding the bus to and from school is a great opportunity for all of our students. We encourage parents to have a conversation with your child regarding the rules of the bus. Further, it is important to create a plan, as a family, for what your child should do if there is no adult waiting for them to get off the bus. Especially with our younger students, the bus drivers will not let them off the bus if no one is waiting. In these cases your child may be returned to the school. Having a backup plan in place will allow for a smooth and seamless bus ride for all. Thank you for your cooperation with this.