Friday, May 19, 2017

May 19, 2017

Dear PWS Families,

Calling all volunteers! If you volunteered once or everyday this year we want to invite you to the PWS Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast which will be held on Wednesday May 24th at 9am in the cafeteria.  We would love to see you there!

PWS Happenings

We have had an exciting week and thought that we would share some pictures to help convey all that took place. First, Mrs. Daley got her annual Slime Shower after the fourth grade chorus and string club performance. Special Congratulations go to Mrs. Curran and the fourth grade chorus for their two excellent performances this week. And job well done by Nitya Gottemukkala who won the opportunity to dump all that slime on Mrs. Daley.

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Who wants to go on a shape hunt? Mrs. Thompson’s first graders did just that today! They took the iPads through the hallways and outside to see what shapes they could find in their everyday world.
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Destination Imagination - PWS heads to Global Finals
Good Luck to the teams heading to Global Finals in Knoxville, TN next week.  PWS is so proud to be represented by The Mind Blowers -  Maulik Dhakal, Anica Ahdi, Rhea Dogra, ,
Haley Hall, Aaria Ahdi, Carter Crowley, and a huge thank you to their team manager, Malini Ahdi who has volunteered her time to mentor and facilitate these kids since last September.  We wish them well in Knoxville.
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A Note from Mrs. Ewing
At this time of year, the students may spend a little more time outdoors. It would be a good idea for parents to apply sunscreen and/or bug repellent before the students arrive each day. We are not able to reapply during the school day.

Summer Skills
Many parents are looking for ways to keep their child's academic skills sharp over the summer. If you would like to do this, we recommend using the Summer Skills Sharpeners Book from Tri-C Publication. You should order your child's current grade level if you choose to order.


From the Community
​Bicycle Rodeo - June 3 from 10:00 to 2:00
The Bedford Police and Fire Departments will be hosting their annual Bicycle Rodeo on June 3 from 10:00 to 2:00 in the parking lot of the Bedford Mall. Police and Fire Department personnel will be on hand to provide bicycle and motorcycle demonstrations while educating participants about bicycle safety.

BeBOLD Invitation
Do you or your child have a sports injury and need pain medication?  Do you know what questions your doctor should be asking you about pain medications and pain management?  What kinds of substance abuse cases are our Doc’s seeing especially involving teens?  Is alcohol or marijuana a problem?  Has anything changed regarding pain meds and management?  YOU need to know this information to keep you and your family healthy and safe.  Learn about these topics and more at BeBOLD’s (Bedford - Building Our Lives Drug-free) monthly Speaker Series Event on Monday, May 22nd from 7-8pm at the Bedford Public Library in the McAllaster Room.  
The three panelists include:
  • Kevin Desrosiers, MD, Adult Intensive Care Physician and Medical Director of Performance Improvement for the Elliot Health System.
  • Greg Baxter, MD, Emergency Medicine, Senior VP of Medical Affairs & Chief Medical Officer of Elliot Health System.
  • Steve Loosigian, DO, Director of the Hospitalist Program and President of Medical Staff at Elliot Health System.
This presentation, followed by a question and answer session, will be moderated by Chief John Bryfonski, Bedford Police Department and BeBOLD Vice President.

From the PTG
Bedford PTG Color Blast 5k Registration
Online pre-registration for this fun, colorful event will be open until May 25th. REGISTER TODAY and mark your calendar, Sunday June 4th @ 10am for a fun, family event!
Volunteers Needed
Want to participate in the Color Blast 5K without “doing" the 5k? We invite you to join our team of volunteers to help make this a great community fun run/walk, we can guarantee- it’s going to be a blast! Click here to view and sign up for volunteer opportunities.
 
Community Event
Join the PTG and Superintendent Chip McGee for our annual "Year in Review" community forum on Tuesday, May 23rd @ 9:30 at BCTV (10 Meetinghouse Road). There will be discussion and Q&A following a brief presentation. This is a great opportunity to hear about district highlights from the school year! Light refreshments will be served and your young children are welcome to attend. Email Lisa Nash at lisa@eight-stars.com with your questions and topic suggestions.
Back to School Supply
Take the hassle out of BACK TO SCHOOL SUPPLY shopping. the Bedford PTG is partnering with SchoolKidz, a Staples Company, to offer pre-ordered, grade level specific, school supply kits for students. Kits are available for students entering grades K-8. Order forms will be coming home in backpacks by May 19th. You can also order online at www.shopttkits.com and enter your school’s account number. NOTE: When ordering, be sure to select the kit for the grade your child will be entering in the fall. All orders are due by June 9th. Kits will be delivered directly to your child’s classroom prior to the first day of school. Please contact bedfordnhptg@gmail.com with any questions.

Upcoming Dates
May 26- 29-  Memorial Day Break- No School
Wednesday, May 31- 1st Grade Orientation- 9:00 AM
Friday, June 2- Kindergarten Orientation- 9:00 AM
Thursday, June 8 - Field Day
Friday, June 9 - Field Day Rain Date
Monday, June 12- 4th grade Flume Field Trip
Tuesday,  June 13 - 4th grade Flume Trip - Rain Date
Friday, June 16- Kindergarten Recognition- 9:00 AM
Monday, June 19- Last Day of School


Have a great weekend,

Cheryl Daley Dan Mitchell
Principal Assistant Principal


Repeated Messages
First Annual Greater Manchester, NH PMC Kids
Please come and Ride the First Annual Greater Manchester, NH PMC Kids Ride on June 4, 2017 from 9:00 AM – Noon, at St. Anselm College.  Bring your bikes and helmets and ride to Cure Cancer. A full morning of entertainment is planned with special guests arriving for all the fun.  Register online at www.kids.PMC.org and choose to ride in the Greater Manchester NH Kids Ride. This year’s ride is in honor of Emma Bechert, a 14 year old Bedford resident who lost her life to cancer. Emma was a PMC Kids rider.

Adaptive Lacrosse Clinic
A BHS Senior, Cormac McCarthy, will be holding an Adaptive Lacrosse Clinic for students with special needs in grades K-12.  Cormac is a captain on the BHS lacrosse team and would like to share his knowledge and love for the game with Bedford students who have special needs.  The clinic will be held on Saturday, May 13th from 9:00-10:00 AM on the BHS turf field (BHS gym, if raining).  There will be adult supervisors and BHS student coaches present.  Please take a look at THIS FLYER for more information.  If you have any questions, and to RSVP (by May 12th), please email Cormac McCarthy at 9956565@bedfordnhk12.net.  (Please provide your child's name and grade.)

2017-2018 Placement Letter
We will begin the placement process for next year’s classes soon. If you have any information or considerations that you would like shared with administration regarding your child’s placement please read the letter linked below for information about this process.

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 may be a great fit.  This year's camp will be held at McKelvie Middle School July 10 - July 14 from 8:30 am - 3:00 PM. Camp Invention is the only nationally acclaimed summer enrichment day experience for children entering grades K through 6th Grade taught by certified teachers. Here's a sneak peek at what's in store for this years camp. https://youtu.be/9OiFeEzgJwA.

Click here to register online, or here to view our paper flyer.
You can save $15 by registering on or before May 1st with the promo code DISCOVER15.
If you have any questions, please contact the director, Courtney Cheetham at cheethac@gmail.com

From Our Nurse Mrs. Ewing
It is that time of year again, where the children are outside enjoying themselves. It is also that time where ticks reappear. It is recommended that all parents do daily tick checks to prevent any of these fun friends from coming into the school.

Home Runs for Heroes
Audrey Pederson, a junior and IB Diploma candidate at BHS, is doing a project that accompanies the diploma that she and her partner student have named, "Home Runs For Heroes.”  They are hosting a softball clinic that is also a fundraiser for the Wounded Warrior Project.  They would like to get young athletes to register for the clinic.
All the information on the clinic is posted here:

Friday, May 12, 2017

May 11, 2017

Dear PWS Families,

Thank you to everyone who made today’s Grandparents’ Day such a success. We welcomed close to 500 grandparents for food, tours, a fourth grade chorus concert and lively demonstrations. It certainly was an exciting morning. Special thanks goes to our Kitchen staff for preparing a lovely breakfast and to our PTG volunteers, led by Jenny Caouette and Samantha Farrow, for making today run so smoothly.

PWS Happenings
Grade 3 Tinker Day
This afternoon, the third graders got the chance to participate in a Tinker Day. The students decided what their focus would be and then got down to exploring. The students created a motorized creation, played mind challenging games, built structures, created a tower that was close to 7 feet tall, and even made their own fidget spinners. If you have a third grader please be sure to ask how they spent their time.

From the Community
​Bicycle Rodeo - June 3 from 10:00 to 2:00
The Bedford Police and Fire Departments will be hosting their annual Bicycle Rodeo on June 3 from 10:00 to 2:00 in the parking lot of the Bedford Mall. Police and Fire Department personnel will be on hand to provide bicycle and motorcycle demonstrations while educating participants about bicycle safety.

BeBOLD Invitation
Do you or your child have a sports injury and need pain medication?  Do you know what questions your doctor should be asking you about pain medications and pain management?  What kinds of substance abuse cases are our Doc’s seeing especially involving teens?  Is alcohol or marijuana a problem?  Has anything changed regarding pain meds and management?  YOU need to know this information to keep you and your family healthy and safe.  Learn about these topics and more at BeBOLD’s (Bedford - Building Our Lives Drug-free) monthly Speaker Series Event on Monday, May 22nd from 7-8pm at the Bedford Public Library in the McAllaster Room.  
The three panelists include:
  • Kevin Desrosiers, MD, Adult Intensive Care Physician and Medical Director of Performance Improvement for the Elliot Health System.
  • Greg Baxter, MD, Emergency Medicine, Senior VP of Medical Affairs & Chief Medical Officer of Elliot Health System.
  • Steve Loosigian, DO, Director of the Hospitalist Program and President of Medical Staff at Elliot Health System.
This presentation, followed by a question and answer session, will be moderated by Chief John Bryfonski, Bedford Police Department and BeBOLD Vice President.


From the PTG
Color Blast 5K
Register today  for the first annual PTG COLOR BLAST 5K Fun run/walk, and mark your calendar for a super-fun and colorful, family event! Not a runner? That’s OK. You can walk, skip, hop, dance or stroll your way through six color stations along the 5K route that starts at Lurgio Middle school on the BHS/RAL campus on June 4th at 10:00 AM. Race kits available through May 5th only.

Community Meeting
Join the PTG and Superintendent Chip McGee for our annual "Year in Review" community forum on Tuesday, May 23rd @ 9:30 at BCTV (10 Meetinghouse Road). There will be discussion and Q&A following a brief presentation. This is a great opportunity to hear about district highlights from the school year! Light refreshments will be served and your young children are welcome to attend. Email Lisa Nash at lisa@eight-stars.com with your questions and topic suggestions.

Back to School Supply Shopping
The Bedford PTG is partnering with SchoolKidz, a Staples Company, to offer pre-ordered, grade level specific, school supply kits for students. Kits are available for students entering grades K-8. Order forms will be coming home in backpacks by May 19th. You can also order online at www.shopttkits.com and enter your school’s account number. NOTE: When ordering, be sure to select the kit for the grade your child will be entering in the fall. All orders are due by June 9th. Kits will be delivered directly to your child’s classroom prior to the first day of school. Please contact bedfordnhptg@gmail.com with any questions.

PTG Community Night at the New Hampshire Fisher Cats
You are invited to attend the Bedford PTG at the Fisher Cats as they take on the Portland Sea Dogs on Thursday, May 25th at 6:35 pm.  Atlas Fireworks following the game and no school on Friday! Join us for some great family fun at the ballpark!! Tickets are only $9/per person (regularly $12/pp). To order tickets, download order form and return to your school office by Wednesday, May 17th.

Upcoming Dates
Wednesday, May 17- 4th Grade Chorus Concert- 7:00 PM
May 26- 29-  Memorial Day Break- No School
Wednesday, May 31- 1st Grade Orientation- 9:00 AM
Friday, June 2- Kindergarten Orientation- 9:00 AM
Thursday, June 8 - Field Day
Friday, June 9 - Field Day Rain Date
Monday, June 12- 4th grade Flume Field Trip
Tuesday,  June 13 - 4th grade Flume Trip - Rain Date
Friday, June 16- Kindergarten Recognition- 9:00 AM
Monday, June 19- Last Day of School


Have a great weekend,

Cheryl Daley Dan Mitchell
Principal Assistant Principal

Repeated Messages
Mother’s Day Off Event (BHS)
As part of their BHS International Baccalaureate CAS (creativity, action, service) Project, 2 students are holding a Mother's Day Off event, which provides moms with the opportunity to drop their children off at Bedford High School on May 13th for a few hours to take some well-deserved time for themselves while their children have an equally fun time.  A pizza lunch will be provided.

First Annual Greater Manchester, NH PMC Kids
Please come and Ride the First Annual Greater Manchester, NH PMC Kids Ride on June 4, 2017 from 9:00 AM – Noon, at St. Anselm College.  Bring your bikes and helmets and ride to Cure Cancer. A full morning of entertainment is planned with special guests arriving for all the fun.  Register online at www.kids.PMC.org and choose to ride in the Greater Manchester NH Kids Ride. This year’s ride is in honor of Emma Bechert, a 14 year old Bedford resident who lost her life to cancer. Emma was a PMC Kids rider.

Adaptive Lacrosse Clinic
A BHS Senior, Cormac McCarthy, will be holding an Adaptive Lacrosse Clinic for students with special needs in grades K-12.  Cormac is a captain on the BHS lacrosse team and would like to share his knowledge and love for the game with Bedford students who have special needs.  The clinic will be held on Saturday, May 13th from 9:00-10:00 AM on the BHS turf field (BHS gym, if raining).  There will be adult supervisors and BHS student coaches present.  Please take a look at THIS FLYER for more information.  If you have any questions, and to RSVP (by May 12th), please email Cormac McCarthy at 9956565@bedfordnhk12.net.  (Please provide your child's name and grade.)

2017-2018 Placement Letter
We will begin the placement process for next year’s classes soon. If you have any information or considerations that you would like shared with administration regarding your child’s placement please read the letter linked below for information about this process.

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 may be a great fit.  This year's camp will be held at McKelvie Middle School July 10 - July 14 from 8:30 am - 3:00 PM. Camp Invention is the only nationally acclaimed summer enrichment day experience for children entering grades K through 6th Grade taught by certified teachers. Here's a sneak peek at what's in store for this years camp. https://youtu.be/9OiFeEzgJwA.

Click here to register online, or here to view our paper flyer.
You can save $15 by registering on or before May 1st with the promo code DISCOVER15.
If you have any questions, please contact the director, Courtney Cheetham at cheethac@gmail.com

From Our Nurse Mrs. Ewing
It is that time of year again, where the children are outside enjoying themselves. It is also that time where ticks reappear. It is recommended that all parents do daily tick checks to prevent any of these fun friends from coming into the school.

Home Runs for Heroes
Audrey Pederson, a junior and IB Diploma candidate at BHS, is doing a project that accompanies the diploma that she and her partner student have named, "Home Runs For Heroes.”  They are hosting a softball clinic that is also a fundraiser for the Wounded Warrior Project.  They would like to get young athletes to register for the clinic.
All the information on the clinic is posted here:

Friday, May 5, 2017

May 5, 2017

Dear PWS Families,
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for this wonderful Teacher Appreciation Week. It was a wonderful way to return from April Vacation. The morning treats, gift bags, raffles, coffee cart, luncheon, and dessert buffet certainly showed the teachers and staff your appreciation. A special thank you to the PTG and all those involved in making this a truly special week for all of us.

PWS Happenings
Mother/Son Fun Night
Tonight is the second annual Mother/ Son Night, while the weather does not seem to be cooperating with this being outdoor, we still are planning for a fun evening of games, dancing, dodge ball, and ice cream.  There is chatter in the school among the boys about what they are going to do with their moms. No matter what their preference will be, we hope there will be something for everyone and this will be a special evening for all.

From Our Nurse Mrs. Ewing
It is that time of year again, where the children are outside enjoying themselves. It is also that time where ticks reappear. It is recommended that all parents do daily tick checks to prevent any of these fun friends from coming into the school.

Spring 2017 Garden Club
This is open to Grades TWO through FOUR after school on Thursdays from 2:30 to 4:00 p.m. on the following dates:
5/11, 5/18, 5/25, 6/1, 6/8 and 6/15 Rain or Shine
Maximum Number of Students: 25
Registration is first come, first served and will close 5/5. Please use this link to register your child.  A suggested donation of $25 (payable to PWS) is appreciated to help in sustaining the gardens and buying supplies.
If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Ferenc at ferencj@bedfordnhk12.net or 622-0431 x24265

From the Community
Mother’s Day Off Event (BHS)
As part of their BHS International Baccalaureate CAS (creativity, action, service) Project, 2 students are holding a Mother's Day Off event, which provides moms with the opportunity to drop their children off at Bedford High School on May 13th for a few hours to take some well-deserved time for themselves while their children have an equally fun time.  A pizza lunch will be provided.

First Annual Greater Manchester, NH PMC Kids
Please come and Ride the First Annual Greater Manchester, NH PMC Kids Ride on June 4, 2017 from 9:00 AM – Noon, at St. Anselm College.  Bring your bikes and helmets and ride to Cure Cancer. A full morning of entertainment is planned with special guests arriving for all the fun.  Register online at www.kids.PMC.org and choose to ride in the Greater Manchester NH Kids Ride. This year’s ride is in honor of Emma Bechert, a 14 year old Bedford resident who lost her life to cancer. Emma was a PMC Kids rider.

Adaptive Lacrosse Clinic
A BHS Senior, Cormac McCarthy, will be holding an Adaptive Lacrosse Clinic for students with special needs in grades K-12.  Cormac is a captain on the BHS lacrosse team and would like to share his knowledge and love for the game with Bedford students who have special needs.  The clinic will be held on Saturday, May 13th from 9:00-10:00 AM on the BHS turf field (BHS gym, if raining).  There will be adult supervisors and BHS student coaches present.  Please take a look at THIS FLYER for more information.  If you have any questions, and to RSVP (by May 12th), please email Cormac McCarthy at 9956565@bedfordnhk12.net.  (Please provide your child's name and grade.)

Home Runs for Heroes
Audrey Pederson, a junior and IB Diploma candidate at BHS, is doing a project that accompanies the diploma that she and her partner student have named, "Home Runs For Heroes.”  They are hosting a softball clinic that is also a fundraiser for the Wounded Warrior Project.  They would like to get young athletes to register for the clinic.
All the information on the clinic is posted here:

From the PTG
Community Meeting
Join the PTG and the Principals from all six schools for a community forum on Tuesday, May 9th @ 9:30 at BCTV (10 Meetinghouse Road). Email us with your questions or with topics you’d like to hear about from our principals. Would you like to know about the process for classroom placement? What are competencies? How to use power school or an explanation on the grading system as your child changes schools? Let us know and that’s what we’ll talk about! This is a great opportunity to interact with the principals in a small group setting and get the facts! Email Lisa Nash at lisa@eight-stars.com with your questions and topic suggestions.

Color Blast 5K
Register today for the first annual PTG COLOR BLAST 5K Fun run/walk, and mark your calendar for a super-fun and colorful, family event! Not a runner? That’s OK. You can walk, skip, hop, dance or stroll your way through six color stations along the 5K route that starts at Lurgio Middle school on the BHS/RAL campus on June 4th at 10:00 AM. Race kits available through May 5th only.

Upcoming Dates
May 5th- Mother Son Fun Night 6:00pm-8:00pm
May 12th- Grandparents’ Day

Have a great weekend,

Cheryl Daley Dan Mitchell
Principal Assistant Principal

Repeated Messages
2017-2018 Placement Letter
We will begin the placement process for next year’s classes soon. If you have any information or considerations that you would like shared with administration regarding your child’s placement please read the letter linked below for information about this process.

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 may be a great fit.  This year's camp will be held at McKelvie Middle School July 10 - July 14 from 8:30 am - 3:00 PM. Camp Invention is the only nationally acclaimed summer enrichment day experience for children entering grades K through 6th Grade taught by certified teachers. Here's a sneak peek at what's in store for this years camp. https://youtu.be/9OiFeEzgJwA.

Click here to register online, or here to view our paper flyer.
You can save $15 by registering on or before May 1st with the promo code DISCOVER15.
If you have any questions, please contact the director, Courtney Cheetham at cheethac@gmail.com