Friday, January 20, 2017

January 20, 2017

Dear PWS Families,

While starting a week with a holiday and then mixing in a delayed opening always leads to an interesting outcome, we have had an otherwise great week here at PWS. On Wednesday Night, our fourth grade chorus put on a wonderful show for friends and families. A special thank you to Mrs. Curran for putting together this lovely show.

Yesterday, we had our annual Peter Woodbury School Spelling Bee. Fourteen students from our fourth grade classrooms participated. In the end Yash Veerkar from Mrs. Kane’s class won, correctly spelling legitimately. Poorvi Sanath from Mrs. Lombo’s class is the runner up. Yash will now represent PWS at the state Spelling Bee in Concord. Congratulations to winners and all the participants in this year’s Bee.

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.  Order forms were sent home this week. Please return them by this Wednesday, January 25.

Bedford Community Hall of Fame
The Hall of Fame Committee, consisting of ten school personnel and community members, is seeking nominations for Bedford’s inaugural appointments to the newly formed Bedford Hall of Fame.
The mission of the Hall of Fame is to recognize and honor those residents who have attended the Bedford School District (including West High) who have made truly exceptional contributions to the school, community,  or society in general.  
We are planning a formal recognition dinner for the induction of our inaugural class in the fall of 2017, on the evening before the Homecoming football game at the High School. Each inductee will also be recognized at the half-time of the Homecoming football game as well.  Inductees will be honored for their unique contributions, awarded a plaque recognizing their contributions, and have a permanent commemoration placed in the “Hall of Fame” located in the main hallway at the High School.
You can access the Hall of Fame nomination information and application on the schools and SAU websites under the “Community” tab.  There is also a button on the front page of the BHS website. There you will find more specific information about the process.  Nomination applications can be submitted online or in hard copy and sent care of Chip McGee Superintendent of Schools in Bedford. Applications must be completed in full and received by the end of May 2017 to be considered for this class.  Applications not chosen this year will be kept on file and automatically considered for subsequent classes along with all new applications.  
We are excited to have this recognition program in place and look forward to reviewing the many applications we hope to receive.  Should you have questions please direction them to Bill Hagen at or Mark Elmendorf at

From the PTG

PTG 5K Color Fun Run:
Bedford PTG is excited to be planning our first ever 5K Color Run. If you’d like to be involved with planning this fun event please contact Kim Beekman at Lots of volunteers will be needed to put together this exciting run! Our next team meeting will be Friday January 27th, time and location to be determined.

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

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

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.

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.

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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