Friday, January 13, 2017

January 13, 2017

Dear PWS Families,
What a fantastic five day week we had.  On Monday, we were in a third grade classroom and they were creating model inventions.  The idea was to create an invention that helped solve a problem. The students came up with some great inventions including: an item that picks up toys, an item that adds steps to your fitbit, a food/water dispenser for a pet, and an organizer for pens, pencils and crayons.

We want to thank the many fourth grade students who submitted a drawing for our yearbook covers. The drawings were fantastic and the decision was not easy. However, congratulations go to Siddhant Jadav for designing our front cover and Navya Rai for designing the back cover. Congratulations to them and all the fourth graders who submitted a picture.

Last Night, we had the honor of attending a wonderful play performed by Mrs. Stallone’s second grade class. The students did a wonderful job in their many parts of the story The Mitten by Jan Brett. It was great to see the students perform and the many parents and family who came out in support of the performance.

PWS Happenings
Family Fun Night 2017
Please mark your calendars for Wed. Feb. 15th and snow date Thurs. Feb. 16th. Our theme this year will be STEAM. There will be six activities for students to rotate through in addition to our many baskets and raffles.  More information on how parents can volunteer will be coming soon!

From the Community
Presented by: the BHS F.I.R.S.T Robotics Club.
When: Monday, January 16   (Martin Luther King Jr. day) from 8am- 3pm
Where: Bedford High School (drop off is at the gym entrance by the cafeteria/commons)
Who: 1st-4th graders
What: Spaghetti & marshmallow activity, Marble run, Morse Code bracelets & key
        Chains, Pom-pom launcher, the egg drop competition. (and more!)
Cost: $25.00 for materials – Space is limited.
High school club members and adults will supervise all activities.
Please bring a bag lunch. Snacks are provided.
Day Camp Registration-
Please fill out the registration form. Upon completion of this form, you will receive a confirmation email letting you know if your child has secured a spot, as well as waiver, payment, and activity information.
Questions, please contact or

From the Superintendent
Mental Health: A little knowledge can go a long way
Former NH Supreme Court Justice, John Broderick will be speaking to our Bedford community on the evening of January 19th from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the Lurgio Middle School Library.  We invite you and all those in our community to attend, to listen to his message, and to join in this effort to recognize that mental illness is a disease.   The evening event will be most appropriate for parents.  However, there is also a voluntary student event at the high school at 1:30 PM, and a staff event at 3:30 PM at Peter Woodbury School. The PTG is proud to be co-sponsoring this must-see event with the Bedford School District and BeBOLD.

Parent Survey for Smarter Balance
The New Hampshire Department of Education is seeking feedback on the statewide mathematics and English language arts assessment, known as Smarter Balanced.  They want to hear from parents regarding their experiences with Smarter Balanced.  Please take a minute to complete this Parent Survey.

From the PTG
PTG at the Monarchs
The next Community Night at the Manchester Monarchs will take place on Saturday, January 21st at 6p.m.. Enjoy discounted ticket prices in a family friendly atmosphere as the Monarchs take on the Elmira Jackals. Students can participate in the high-5 tunnel and the first 3,000 fans in attendance get a free bobblehead. Click here for order form.

PTG Barnes and Noble Days
Our annual "Barnes and Noble Days" will be held January 26th - January 29th. Family activities, district wide art show, teacher storytime and more are scheduled on the 27th and 28th. Click here for flyer.

Principals Winter Read
Please join us for our annual Principal Winter Reading Night on Thursday, January 26th (snow date: February 2nd). Wear comfy pjs and slippers and spread out on a cozy blanket while our principals and assistant principals read their favorite stories. Snacks are provided and we have some great giveaways. Entrance is free but tickets are required. Click here to download the flyer.

Upcoming Dates
Monday, January 16th-Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Observance-NO SCHOOL
Thursday, January 26th-Principal Winter Read
Wednesday, February 15th-Family Fun Night 4:00-5:30, 6:00-7:30  
(Snow Date:  Feb. 16th-same times)

Have a great weekend,

Cheryl Daley Dan Mitchell
Principal Assistant Principal

Repeated Messages
Ski NH Snow Passports
4th and 5th grade students are eligible for a passport booklet containing vouchers for lift tickets and trail passes in New Hampshire.  Click HERE for more information.

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!!!

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.

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