Friday, April 14, 2017

April 14, 2017

Dear PWS Families,

What a great week we have had at PWS. It has been great seeing all the parents and families come in for our Spring conferences. There certainly has been a lot of energy in the building. The students are enjoying being able to get outside on a daily basis.  

Now that the snow has melted it is time to start cleaning up and preparing our school yard and gardens. This year we are looking for pavers to add to an area of the yard. If you have any extra paver stones lying around that you would like to donate please let Mr. Mitchell know ( and we can arrange to get them.

Finally, we have some exciting and special news to share with you. Since the beginning of this year, Penny Demos has been working with the Enable organization to acquire a prosthetic for one of our second graders. The Enable organization utilizes local resources and technologies to connect those in need with prosthetics. Through a collaboration of PWS, Academy of Science and Design, Enable, the Bedford Men’s Club, and lead engineer Bob Kennett, we are close to completing this wonderful feat. Here is a video that updates the incredible process and child/ family involved. We are so proud of Penny and Harun!

PWS Happenings

2017-2018 Placement Letter
We are having a hard time believing that April is already half way done. When we return from April break, we will begin the placement process for next year’s classes. If you have any information or considerations that you would like shared with administration regarding your child’s placement please read the letter linked below for information about this process.

Lost and Found
Over the April break we will be cleaning out our Lost and Found and donating whatever is left to local charities. Please take a moment to visit our lost and found and reclaim any items that may be yours before next Friday.

PWS Newspaper
Mrs. Speaker and her fourth grade students have worked very hard over the last month to put together our very own PWS Newspaper. The first edition is ready and can be found in the link below. Thanks and Congratulations go out to Mrs. Speaker and her students for a job well done on this first newspaper. We can’t wait for the future editions. PWS Newspaper

After School Garden Club Spring 2017
Spring 2017: Garden Club is open to Grades TWO through FOUR after school on Thursdays from 2:30 to 4:00 p.m. on the following dates:
5/11, 5/18, 5/25, 6/1, 6/8 and 6/15 Rain or Shine
Maximum Number of Students: 25
Registration is first come, first served and will close 5/5. Please use this link to register your child.
A suggested donation of $25 (payable to PWS) is appreciated to help in sustaining the gardens and buying supplies.

If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Ferenc at or 622-0431 x24265
Destination Imagination Upcoming Fundraiser                                                                           Bedford DI will be having a Bake Sale outside Harvest Market tomorrow, Saturday, 10am-3pm. Tuesday, April 18th is Shorty's Fair Share for DI, so save yourself cooking on Tuesday.          The team from PWS will also be having a Bake Sale during the Art Show on Thursday at 6pm.  The Ecosmith shoes, bags and belt donations continue thru mid-May!  Bedford DI appreciate your support to help these teams with their fundraising efforts to get to Global Finals in Knoxville, TN in May.

From the Community

Camp Invention
Does your child like to take things apart, and design, color and create? Are you interested in unlocking your child's potential this summer?  Camp Invention may be a great fit.  This year's camp will be held at McKelvie Middle School July 10 - July 14 from 8:30 am - 3:00 PM. Camp Invention is the only nationally acclaimed summer enrichment day experience for children entering grades K through 6th Grade taught by certified teachers. Here's a sneak peek at what's in store for this years camp.

Click here to register online, or here to view our paper flyer.
You can save $15 by registering on or before May 1st with the promo code DISCOVER15.
If you have any questions, please contact the director, Courtney Cheetham at

Mother’s Day Off Event (BHS)
As part of their BHS International Baccalaureate CAS (creativity, action, service) Project, 2 students are holding a Mother's Day Off event, which provides moms with the opportunity to drop their children off at Bedford High School on May 13th for a few hours to take some well-deserved time for themselves while their children have an equally fun time.  A pizza lunch will be provided.

Upcoming Dates

April 20th-PWS Art Show 6:00pm-7:30pm
April 24th-April 28th-Spring Vacation-No School for students
May 5th- Mother Son Fun Night 6:00pm-8:00pm
May 12th- Grandparents’ Day

Have a great weekend,

Cheryl Daley Dan Mitchell
Principal Assistant Principal

Repeated Messages
While the experience of going to the Global tournament will be priceless, it will cost the teams, who choose to accept the invitation, a considerable amount to make the trip.  Bedford DI is busy organizing fundraisers to assist the 4 teams who have advanced.  This Monday we kick it off with our annual Ecosmith shoes, bags, and belts fundraiser.  PWS is very proud of this team's accomplishments and Bedford DI asks for your support in helping these teams move on to compete at Global Finals in May.​ More information can be found in the flyer attached and on the PWS website or Facebook page.

From Our Nurse: Mrs. Ewing
Mud season is here!  Please consider packing an extra change of clothes(pants/ shirt/ socks) in your child's backpack for the next few weeks until the fields dry out.  Mrs. Ewing has only a limited supply of extra clothing that need to be reserved for different kinds of "accidents."

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

Join us  every first Thursday of the month at Shorty’s in Bedford. 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!

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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