Friday, March 24, 2017

March 24, 2017

Dear PWS Families,
Guess what won the Kids Vote????   Extra recess!!!!!!!  The extra time happened today with K, Gr. 1 and Gr. 2 in the morning and Gr. 3 and Gr. 4 in the afternoon. The students loved it especially in the afternoon because it was snowing!  
Spring officially began this week, but you couldn’t tell by the temperature outside. As you know we make every effort to get the children outside for recess, so thank you for continuing to send them with the appropriate outdoor gear.   Please make sure you read below about our upcoming Father/Daughter dance.  Believe it or not, this fun event is only two weeks away!

PWS Happenings
Father Daughter Dance
Please see the attached flyer about the Father/Daughter dance!

PWS Book Fair
The PTG Book Fair will be at Peter Woodbury School April 3rd -6th. We will be open Monday & Thursday until 6:00pm and Tuesday and Wednesday until 3:30pm in the main lobby of the school.  This year’s theme is Camping, so feel free to send your children in in their best camping attire throughout the week.  We look forward to seeing you at the PWS Book Fair this year!

Please consider helping with the upcoming book fair.  This is a wonderful opportunity for children to continue to learn the love of reading.  You can contact Mindy Bator at if you can help with this.  

Destination ImagiNation
Congratulations to all the Bedford DI teams who participated in the Goffstown Regional Tournament last weekend.  PWS had eight teams and the Mind Blowers took 1st place in their technical challenge.  We are thrilled to have a team from Peter Woodbury School at the State Tournament, in Bedford High School, on April 1st, along with 6 other teams from Bedford DI.   We are so proud of all of these kids and would like to thank the Team Managers who worked so hard coaching this season. For more information on what DI is all about, please check out


Superintendent News
2017-2018 Calendar (revised)
Please follow the link to the 2017 - 2018 School Calendar approved this week by the Bedford School Board.  2017-2018 School Calendar

From the Community
Educational Opportunity
The Save the Bees club at Bedford High School is bringing an educational opportunity for the elementary school students of Bedford! On Friday, March 31st at 4 p.m. in the Bedford High School library the Bee Movie will be shown. Admission is free, but we do accept donations! All students must be accompanied by an adult to attend as the goal is to educate as much of the Bedford community on the importance of bees in our ecosystem and getting them off the endangered species list as soon as possible.

From the PTG
PTG Scholastic Happy Camper Book Fair
The PTG Book Fair will be at Peter Woodbury School April 3rd - 6th. We will be open Monday/Wednesday until 3:30pm and Tuesday/Thursday until 6pm in the main lobby of the school.   Students will all have an opportunity to preview the book fair during this week with their class and create a "wish list" of books they like.  Parents are welcome any time during fair hours to come and shop for great books.
There will also be a staff "wish list" display at the fair.  If a parent/student wants to purchase and donate a book to a teacher’s classroom or staff member they can do so at the fair.  We look forward to seeing you at the Fair!

Manchester Monarchs
Our final community night at the Manchester Monarchs is Saturday, April 1st as the Monarchs take on the Elmira Jackals at 6PM.  Enjoy discounted ticket prices and a family friendly night out.  Students can participate in the High-5 tunnel as the Monarchs take the ice.  Click here to download an order form and return to the school office by Monday, March 27th.
Bedford PTG Presentation-Ed Gerety
The Bedford PTG is proud to co-sponsor an upcoming community presentation featuring professional speaker Ed Gerety.  Ed Gerety, one of the top professional youth speakers in the country, will be doing a 60 minute program for parents and their child(ren) focusing on how you can work together in your family to help your child reach his/her full potential, have the right mindset, and achieve his/her goals.  Ed has been a part of the Lurgio Middle School Stand By Me program from its beginning, and his programs have always received rave reviews.  This program, geared toward middle school families, will take place on April 11th in the BHS Theater 6:30 - 7:30PM.  Save the date for this energetic and inspiring program!  

Upcoming Dates
April 3rd -April 7th-Scholastic Book Fair
April 7th-Father/Daughter Dance 6:00pm-8:00pm
April 20th-PWS Art Show 6:00pm-7:30pm
April 24th-April 28th-Spring Vacation-No School for students

Have a great weekend,

Cheryl Daley Dan Mitchell
Principal Assistant Principal

Repeated Messages

Box Tops for Education (BTFE) Update
The numbers are in:  We have raised $2,960 for the 2016-2017 School Year, which is almost $700 over the 2015-2016 school year.  Thank you to the students, parents, teachers and friends who have continued to clip these pesky little pink rectangles!  We will soon be posting fun graphs and charts to the bulletin board (near the PWS office) so that you can see how the teachers and grades matchup in collection totals.  Although the BTFE Program’s year is closed, we ask for everyone’s support to continue clipping.  There will be an additional collection mid-May to ensure that we don’t lose money from expiring Box Tops.  Did you know that every month we have a chance to win free Box Top?  Visit and select ‘Earn Box Tops’ and then ‘Sweepstakes.’ Who knows?  Maybe we will win a Million Box Tops for PWS! You can also download the Box Tops Bonus App to win more Box Tops.  

Art News
Save the date! Our PWS Art Show will be held Thursday, April 20 from 6:00-7:30 p.m.
If you are interested in volunteering please email Mrs. Piantedosi at and join the fun!
Congratulations to the following students whose work is displayed in the district office:
Grade Two
Jackson Andree
Sophie Baker
Sofie Kashiwabara
Dave Purcell

Grade Four
Rebekah Bennett
Gen Boucher
Brody Cassidy
Ivy Dickson
Preston Quinones
Alexa Silvia

Smarter Balanced-3rd and 4th Grade Parents
Please read the link below:  Smarter Balanced Testing 3rd/4th

Art Supplies Donation
A student at Bedford High School is accepting donations for new/lightly used art supplies.  These supplies will be donated to the Elliot Hospital to be used as Art Therapy.  There will be a donation box located in the main lobby.  For more information, click here.

Bedford High School ​Graduation set for June 10th
We are proud to announce that the students in the class of 2017 at Bedford High School will be graduating on June 10, 2017.

PTG Sponsored ColorBlast
The Colorblast 5k Run/Walk – Sunday, June 4th @ 10:00 AM
The PTG is excited to announce that registration for our first annual ColorBlast 5K Run/Walk is open!  Register today and mark your calendar for a super-fun, family event!  Not a runner?  That’s OK.  You can walk, skip, hop, twirl, dance or stroll your way through six color stations along the 5K route that starts at Lurgio Middle school on the BHS/RAL campus.  Be sure to wear white for maximum color affect (you will be blasted with food safe colorful powder).  All funds raised from this event will go back into our schools!

We are looking for volunteers and sponsors for this great event. If you or your business are interested in sponsoring the event or volunteering, please contact us at, or for more information please visit  This event is presented by Derry Medical Center.

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