Friday, April 7, 2017

April 7, 2017

Dear PWS Families,

Thank you to everyone that made our Book Fair a huge success.This year the fair raised over $14,000 with over $1,000 of that being donations back to the classrooms. Thank you all for supporting this event, we raised a lot of money and have many happy children with new books.  A special thank you to Mindy Bator, Michael Yamauchi, and Christine Roberts for spearheading this amazing event.
Tonight is our annual Father/ Daughter Dance. We are very much looking forward to hosting the girls and their fathers for a fun night of fancy dresses, dancing, and cupcakes.
On Wednesday, April 5, each student was given a bracelet that says "I AM AMAZING!"  and were part of an All School Meeting by Acacia from Tiny Girl, Big Dream.  This presentation was about encouraging every student at Peter Woodbury to reach out to one another in friendship and bring positive change to the world.  The school received a Friendship Bench that will be put in the school yard.  Ask your children about Acacia and what they learned from her!

CONGRATULATIONS to our very own Mind Blowers who placed first at the Destination Imagination State Finals at Bedford High School last weekend.  The team took on the Engineering Challenge called In it Together.  They had to design, build and test multiple free-standing structures that work together; develop a strategy for placing structures to support as much weight as possible; develop and present a collaborative solution to a global issue and create, and present two Team Choice Elements that highlight the team's interests, skills, areas of strength and talents.
The team now has an opportunity to travel to the Global Finals in Knoxville, TN at the end of May.
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.

1st Place, Bedford DIMind BlowersBedfordIn It Together, Engineering Challenge

PWS Happenings
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."

Regional Invention Convention
Congratulations to all the 3rd and 4th grade who represented PWS at  the Regional Invention Convention at SNHU. We are proud to say that some of our students were winners in their categories:
Luc Caouette & Braden Shubert - 3rd Grade Rube Goldberg
Hannah Amirault - Most Marketable Original Invention

From the Community
Ross A Lurgio Stand By Mr Fundraiser
Stand By Me is hosting it’s annual CHIPOTLE fundraiser on Wednesday, April 12th at the Bedford location (99 South River Road) from 4p.m. - 8p.m.. Simply show them this flyer on your phone, let them know you are there for Stand By Me, or hand them a flyer and Stand By Me will receive 50% of your sale. Thank you for your support!

From the Superintendent
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

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!

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 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

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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