Friday, February 3, 2017

February 3, 2017

Dear PWS Families,

Happy 100th Day! If you weren’t aware, today was the 100th day of School. It was great to see all the different collections of 100 things the students brought in to celebrate. We even ended the day with some dance time to celebrate 100 days of learning, working, growing, and kindness.
This week was also the first full, five day week we have had in some time. It was great to see how much we all were able to accomplish. Family Fun Night is coming up in just over a week. The students are talking more and more about it and it has been great to see all the donated items coming in that will make up the classroom baskets. We can’t wait to see you all there.

PWS Happenings
Family Fun Night Volunteers
Peter Woodbury's Annual Family Fun Night is coming up on February 15th. This night is always a lot of fun and is only successful when our entire school community comes together. The following is a link to a signup genius for parents to volunteer to help out on this night. We have many, many open spots so if you're coming please check it out and see if you can donate some time.

From the Community
Lurgio Players Present - Beauty and the Beast
Please join us as the Lurgio Players proudly present Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” on Friday, February 10 at 7:00 p.m. and Saturday, February 11 at both 2:00 and 7:00 p.m. in the BHS Theater. Ticket prices are $7 for adults and $5 for students, and can be purchased at the door or online at We hope to see you there!

From the Superintendent
Bedford School District Deliberative Session February 7
All registered voters in Bedford are invited to participate in the Bedford School District Deliberative Session on Tuesday, February 7, 2017 at 7:00 pm in the Bedford High School Theater. Voters will discuss the Bedford School Board's Warrant, which included the proposed budget and articles for contracts with teachers, paraprofessionals, and custodians. The voters will either affirm or revise the School Board Warrant at this meeting. For reference, here is the full budget webpage and the 2017 Warrant.

From the PTG
PTG News/Information
1.  The PTG is hosting a New Family Welcome Coffee for all families that are new to the Bedford School District this school year.  The event is being held on Monday, February 6th at the Bedford Town Library (lower level). Representatives from each school will be available to answer questions.  Your children are welcome to attend, and light refreshments will be served.  If you are interested in attending this event or if you would like more information, please contact Aneesa Fallon at
2.  Thank you to everyone who came out to Barnes and Noble on South Willow Street this past weekend to support the PTG.
3.  Announcing an exciting new fundraiser…. Yankee Candle is here!!  Enjoy the same quality candles in a variety of scents and other great products from Yankee Candle while 40% of the sales go back to the PTG.  Families K-6 will be receiving a color brochure in backpacks this week; Lurgio and BHS families can find brochures in the front offices or simply shop online using this link (and feel free to share the link with family and friends who enjoy Yankee Candle, anywhere in the US).  Yankee Candles make great gifts for any occasion and are made right here in New England.  Online orders will be shipped directly to the purchaser and are free on purchases over $100.
4.  Community Event – Save the Date:  PTG 5K Color Run/Walk Sunday, June 4th (more info coming soon)

Upcoming Dates
Tuesday, February 7th- BSD Deliberative Session 7:00 PM- Bedford High School
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
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
Author Gordon Korman Community Event
Monday, March 6th at 4 p.m. at McKelvie
Mark Your Calendars! Gordon Korman, acclaimed author of young adult and children's literature, will be coming to McKelvie on Monday, March 6 at 4 p.m.  Please join us for a book signing and presentation around Payback, the latest book from Mr. Korman's Masterminds series.  For more information, please follow this link.  A big thank you to the Bedford PTG for their sponsorship!  We look forward to seeing everyone and are delighted to have an opportunity to bring such an amazing author to Bedford.
Questions?  Please contact, Lee Webb, Reading Specialist, at, or Jodi Parsons, Guidance Counselor at

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.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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