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!!
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 (email@example.com). 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.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.