Friday, April 21, 2017

April 21, 2017

Dear PWS Families,

These past two days have certainly been an exciting way to head off into vacation. Yesterday, we celebrated the end of our Jump Rope for Heart Drive with an All School Assembly. The Assembly featured the fourth grade jumpers, recognized the best jumpers, celebrated the top earners in each grade, and even included some brave faculty and staff jumpers. Through the drive Peter Woodbury School was able to raise and donate over $13,000 to the American Heart Association. Thank you all for your support with this.

Last night, many of you came out to celebrate all of the wonderful art work that the students have created over the year. It was a great event with an excellent turn out. Thank you for all coming out and being a part of this special evening. A very special thank you goes out to Mrs. Piantedosi, for not only working with the students to create these great pieces but for all the time and organization it takes to put on the art show. Thank you to all involved for making this year’s Art Show a success.

Finally, although this last day before vacation was a bit rainy and dreary, that didn’t stop the students from getting excited at our annual concert by The Spain Brothers. This performance of fun and interesting songs had the students dancing, clapping and singing along. Some of the students favorites were I Wish I Were a Fish and The Song About His Family. Ask your child to sing them, we are sure you will enjoy them as well.

PWS Happenings
Third Quarter Attendance, Tardy, and Dismissal Letters
As you know, each quarter we send out letters to families of students who have in excess of 6 tardies, absences, or dismissals.  We do keep track of illnesses and circumstances that are beyond the control of a family, but do not always know in every case.  Please keep this in mind if you receive one and your family has a special circumstance.

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

From the PTG
Community Meeting
Join the PTG and the Principals from all six schools for a community forum on Tuesday, May 9th @ 9:30 at BCTV (10 Meetinghouse Road). Email us with your questions or with topics you’d like to hear about from our principals. Would you like to know about the process for classroom placement? What are competencies? How to use power school or an explanation on the grading system as your child changes schools? Let us know and that’s what we’ll talk about! This is a great opportunity to interact with the principals in a small group setting and get the facts! Email Lisa Nash at with your questions and topic suggestions.

Color Blast 5K
Register today for the first annual PTG COLOR BLAST 5K Fun run/walk, and mark your calendar for a super-fun and colorful, family event! Not a runner? That’s OK. You can walk, skip, hop, dance or stroll your way through six color stations along the 5K route that starts at Lurgio Middle school on the BHS/RAL campus on June 4th at 10:00a.m.. Race kits available through May 5th only.

Due to parent interest we have reopened our Yankee Candle sale for online ordering only. Yankee Candles make great gifts for Mother’s Day, Appreciation or Just Because. Direct shipping is free on orders $100 or more and 40% of sales go back to the PTG. Online ordering is available through June 1st. Group Code #999965479

We wish you a relaxing and safe April vacation!

Upcoming Dates
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
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.
Camp Invention
Does your child like to take things apart, 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 Intermediate 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.

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!

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