Friday, February 24, 2017

February 24, 2017

Dear PWS Families,

It has certainly been a spirited week here at PWS. Starting with mustaches on Monday, sports day on Tuesday, Wacky Wednesday, the many characters we saw on Thursday, and the school spirit that abounded on Friday, it was certainly a wonderful week.  The students are so excited about their vacation next week!  Enjoy your time with them!  We look forward to their return on March 6th.

PWS Happenings
Headphones for Third and Fourth Grade
We received a few questions regarding yesterday's email about headphones. We apologize for any confusion this may have caused and hope the following language helps clarify the message.

In preparation for the upcoming Smarter Balanced Assessments, we are asking that each third and fourth grade student bring in their own pair of basic headphones (they can not be wireless or connect via bluetooth) to be left at school for the duration of the school year.  Please send the headphones to school in a Ziploc bag labeled with your child’s name. If you are unable to provide headphones for your child, please let Mrs. Daley or Mr. Mitchell know.

From the PTG
Thank you to everyone that participated in the Yankee Candle Fundraiser. Paper orders will be ready for pick up the week of March 13th. Please watch for notices with pick up details for each school. Online orders will be shipped directly to the purchaser.

Planning a staycation next week? Head on over to Shorty's on Thursday, March 2nd and let them know you support the PTG and 15% of the sales will go to the PTG. Good all day long, dine in and take out.

Have a fun and safe February vacation!
Upcoming Dates
March 9th: K-4 Officer Phil
March 14th: No School - VOTING DAY
March 18th: DI Competition- Goffstown High School
April 3rd  -April 7th: Scholastic Book Fair
April 7th: Father/Daughter Dance 6:00pm-8:00pm

Have a great week,

Cheryl Daley Dan Mitchell
Principal Assistant Principal

Repeated Messages
Bedford Food Pantry – Items Needed for Children
Food Insecurity is a growing concern across the nation and right here in our own backyard.  Nearly 350 adults and children in Bedford qualify for food stamps and more than 167 families in Bedford meet the income standards for the government’s free school lunch program.
In light of these numbers, the Bedford Food Pantry has started a new program, School Lunch Plus, to provide students in Bedford who face food insecurity two lunches each weekend (with complete privacy/anonymity).  In order to provide two lunches for each student in need, the Food Pantry is looking for donations of these specific items.  
If you are able to donate these items (these are ongoing donations), please bring them by the Bedford Food Pantry at the Bedford Presbyterian Church, 4 Church Road, Bedford, NH.
Parents/guardians, please contact the school guidance counselor or school nurse if you would like your child to participate in this program.

Author Gordon Korman Community Event at McKelvie
McKelvie is delighted to be hosting acclaimed author Gordon Korman!  Bedford families are encouraged to join us for his community presentation on Monday, March 6, at 4 p.m. Follow this link for a flyer about the event.  Gibson's Bookstore will be on-site that afternoon selling copies of Mr. Korman's books. We hope to see you there!  

Questions? Contact Lee Webb, Reading Specialist at or Jodi Parsons, Guidance Counselor at

Calling ALL Parents!                                                                                                                       We are looking for substitutes to work in Food Service. It’s a great way to get a little physical activity, earn a little cash, and interact with these great students we have, all while helping to support some wonderful ladies with prepping and serving healthy meals to the students of Bedford School District!     
If you are interested at all, please contact CHRIS GABRIEL at 310-9000 x.33418
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.n or dining out, please let your server know that you support the PTG or show them this flyer and we will receive a portion of the total sales (including beverages), good all day long.

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