Friday, March 31, 2017

March 31, 2017

Dear PWS Families,
So much for March going out like a lamb! Speaking of the snow please make note of the change for the DI State Tournament below.
It has been a great week here at PWS!  In classrooms this week, we observed first graders writing directions on something they wanted their teacher to learn.  Some of our favorite topics included how to play soccer, dance ballet, swim, and be a princess. Most of our 3rd and 4th grade students have finished their Smarter Balanced Assessments.  If you have a 3rd or 4th grade child please let them know how proud they should be for giving their best on these tests!  

PWS Happenings
Yearbook Sales
The date for final yearbook payments due has been extended to Friday, April 7th.  At this time you can only order a yearbook online at  

Father Daughter Dance
One more week until our annual Father/Daughter dance.  We have extended the deadline for this until Wednesday, April 5th.  We are looking forward to this exciting event.  

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  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 State Tournament
Bedford DI welcomes New Hampshire Destination Imagination (NH-DI) State Tournament to Bedford High School on Sunday, April 2nd, 8am - 6pm.  
Please check website for up a schedule of events.

NH-DI will be hosing the event where the top scoring teams will be competing for a chance to go to Destination Imagination Global Finals in Knoxville, TN, with almost every state and 20 countries. Destination Imagination is a fun, hands-on system of learning that fosters students’ creativity, courage and curiosity through open-ended academic Challenges in the fields of STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics), fine arts and service learning. Participants learn patience, flexibility, persistence, ethics, respect for others and their ideas, and the collaborative problem solving process.
Good Luck to The Mind Blowers representing PWS, along with the 6 other Bedford DI teams.

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
Save The Bee BHS Event
The Save the Bees club event for this evening has been cancelled.

iRules: What Every Tech-Healthy Family Needs to Know About Selfies, Sexting, Gaming and Growing Up.

The Bedford High School Counseling Department is thrilled to welcome international speaker, Janell Burley Hofmann, to campus on Thursday, April 6th! The author of the original iRules Contract will workshop with students throughout the day and will present “Parenting Generation Tech: Educate, Empower, Engage” to parents that evening. This free event will begin at 6:00pm in the BHS Theater and is open to the community. 

Janell Burley Hofmann is the author of the book, iRules: What Every Tech-Healthy Family Needs to Know About Selfies, Sexting, Gaming and Growing Up. She is also a speaker and consultant on topics like technology, media, health, relationships and personal growth. Janell Burley Hofmann engages readers, clients and audiences in relevant and meaningful conversations igniting personal empowerment, awareness and purpose. Janell serves families, schools and communities in a partnership that will positively impact the lives of children and teens. She is a two-time TEDx presenter and was a featured speaker with SxSW. Her work has been featured in the New York Times, Good Morning America, USA Today, National Public Radio and thousands of international media outlets. 

From the PTG
ORK Opportunity
HELP WANTED: The PTG is looking for someone to coordinate our ORK (Opportunities Reaching Kids) program for the elementary schools. This coordinator will be responsible for all ORK programming- such as Eyes On Owls, Tanglewood Marionettes & Bat Presentations, across the three elementary schools (Memorial, Peter Woodbury, and Riddlebrook). Must have good communication and organizational skills (flexible hours & work from home). For more information please contact Sue Jennato at

Invite from PTG
Join us Thursday April 6th at Shorty’s in Bedford. Every first Thursday of the month Shorty’s will give the Bedford PTG 15% of all sales when patrons show this flyer or simply let your server know you support the PTG. Good on Dine-in and Take-out, all day long!

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 2nd-Destination Imagination Tournament-BHS-8:00am-6:00pm
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
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!

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