PWS PrinciPal’s News
Dear PWS Families,
It seems like the long weekend did a lot of good and was quite needed by everyone. The students returned this week with a renewed energy and focus on the work to be done. Watching the fourth grade classes transform into students of older days, as part of their field trip to the Little Brick Schoolhouse, has been wonderful. Thank you to all of the parents and volunteers that have made these trips a success.
Our annual Math and Literacy Night will be this Thursday from 6:00 to 7:15 PM. The night will feature grade appropriate activities to play as a family, information about our programs, and read alouds with Mrs. Daley and Mr. Mitchell. So please come out as a family and enjoy some family fun and learning.
Cheryl Daley (Principal)
Dan Mitchell (Assistant Principal)
Upcoming Dates to Remember
Thurs. Oct. 19
Math and Literacy Night- 6:00 - 7:15PM
Tues. Oct. 24
Picture Retake Day
Thurs. Oct. 26
2nd Grade Scarecrow Jubilee- 6:00 PM
Tues. Oct. 31
Halloween Parade- 1:30 PM
News from PWS
Global Cardboard Challenge Day
The fourth graders practiced engineering, problem solving, teamwork, and patience today during our Global Cardboard Challenge event.
Inspired by Caine's Arcade (a 9 year old's creation out of cardboard that drew national attention a few years back), student engineers spent lots of time planning and designing in preparation for the event.
It was an exciting and inspiring day!
PWS is excited to have the district Bulldog for a bit. Students will be working with Mrs. Piantedosi to paint a section of it. Each school is adding a section and now it is our turn. We are anxious to see the final product.
From the Superintendent
No news at this time
From the PTG
MARK YOUR CALENDARS!! Our annual Ski and Skate Sale will take place on Saturday, November 18th from 9AM-2PM at Bedford High School. Drop off items for consignment on Friday, November 17th from 5PM - 8PM. Additional information about the sale will be coming soon.
MEADOW FARMS GIFT WRAP FUNDRAISER - DEADLINE EXTENDED! - Thank you to all who participated in our annual Meadow Farms Gift Wrap Fundraiser. If you missed the chance to place an order, you are in luck! Online orders will be available until December 16th. As we embark on the gift-giving season, please take a moment to check out the online link for some fabulous gift ideas.
** 40% of the sales are donated back to the schools! **
HELP THE PTG
Help the PTG continue to bring exciting programs/speakers to our schools like Eyes on Owls, Abenaki Story Tellers, T.I.G.E.R. Anti-Bullying performance, Ed Gerety Youth Speaker, and Chris Herren Motivational Speaker. These events cannot happen without the support from parents and teachers in the Bedford community. There is still time to help, simply click on the PayPal link at www.bedfordptg.org to make a donation or send in a check payable to Bedford PTG in an enveloped marked “PTG Support” with your name, email address and child’s school. Bedford PTG appreciates your support.
SAVE THE DATE - COFFEE WITH SUPERINTENDENT CHIP MCGEE
SAVE THE DATE - COFFEE WITH SUPERINTENDENT CHIP MCGEE
Coffee with Superintendent McGee will be Thursday, November 2nd 9:30 – 10:30am. Join us at BCTV (10 Meetinghouse Road, Bedford), with our special guest Superintendent Chip McGee, for a brief overview of current happenings in the district followed by a Q&A. Light refreshments will be served and your children are welcome to attend.
ANNUAL GIFT CARD FUNDRAISER
ANNUAL GIFT CARD FUNDRAISER
A gift card is the perfect gift for any occasion! For every gift card you buy, a percentage of the value of the card is donated by the sponsoring retailer to our schools while 100% of the value of the card that you purchased is available for you to spend! Order forms will be sent home with children in grades K-8 on October 20th. For those students attending BHS, or for those who would like to download an order form, one will be available on our website at www.bedfordptg.org.
Please note that orders are due:
November 1st, 2017 for Pre-Thanksgiving/Hanukkah Delivery
November 29th, 2017 for Pre-Christmas Delivery
PTG NIGHT OUT AT PANERA BREAD
The Bedford PTG would like to announce our new monthly event which will take place on the first Thursday of each month beginning November 2nd 4-8pm. If you choose to dine at Panera at Colby Court, a percentage of the proceeds will be donated back to the Bedford School District. A hardcopy of their flyer must be turned in and electronic versions will not be accepted. You can find a copy of the flyer here: Panera Flyer
From the Community
8th Annual Witch Way to the 5K - REGISTRATION OPEN
Join us for the 8th annual Witch Way to the 5K on Saturday, October 28, 2017. The kids 1K race starts at 9:30am and the adult race begins at 10am at Lurgio Middle School. Click here to register. We are also always looking for sponsors - for more information click here.
Pat’s Peak Learn to Ski and Ride Program
This is a five-week Learn to Ski or Snowboard series for students in grades 1-8. The program runs Friday, January 5, 12, 19, 26 and February 2. Rentals are available. You must provide your own transportation.
To sign up: www.patspeak.com/LTSR . From the blue "Learn to Ski and Ride" box select the “REGISTER ONLINE HERE” link.
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Registration deadline will be November 15th. Contact Kim Ahnen at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 918-0110 with any questions. Join the Bedford NH Pats Peak Ski and Ride 2018 Facebook page for more information.
Suicide Prevention Training
Bedford School District professionals will be conducting a suicide prevention training, open to all community members, on Thursday, October 26th, 5:30-8:30 at BHS. Please contact Zanna Blaney at email@example.com with any questions regarding this workshop.
Repeated News & Messages
News from Mrs. Clark
Please take a moment to check in with all the updates coming from Mrs. Robin Clark, our School Counselor, at her website: Mrs. Clark's Website.
Bedford Education Foundation
The BEF is holding their annual fundraising event on November 17th from 7pm to 10pm at the Bedford Village Inn. The theme is Nostalgic November. For more information on the event and how to purchase tickets, click HERE. Questions can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org
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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or visit bedfordski.com for more details.