Friday, May 19, 2017

May 19, 2017

Dear PWS Families,

Calling all volunteers! If you volunteered once or everyday this year we want to invite you to the PWS Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast which will be held on Wednesday May 24th at 9am in the cafeteria.  We would love to see you there!

PWS Happenings

We have had an exciting week and thought that we would share some pictures to help convey all that took place. First, Mrs. Daley got her annual Slime Shower after the fourth grade chorus and string club performance. Special Congratulations go to Mrs. Curran and the fourth grade chorus for their two excellent performances this week. And job well done by Nitya Gottemukkala who won the opportunity to dump all that slime on Mrs. Daley.


Who wants to go on a shape hunt? Mrs. Thompson’s first graders did just that today! They took the iPads through the hallways and outside to see what shapes they could find in their everyday world.
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Destination Imagination - PWS heads to Global Finals
Good Luck to the teams heading to Global Finals in Knoxville, TN next week.  PWS is so proud to be represented by The Mind Blowers -  Maulik Dhakal, Anica Ahdi, Rhea Dogra, ,
Haley Hall, Aaria Ahdi, Carter Crowley, and a huge thank you to their team manager, Malini Ahdi who has volunteered her time to mentor and facilitate these kids since last September.  We wish them well in Knoxville.

A Note from Mrs. Ewing
At this time of year, the students may spend a little more time outdoors. It would be a good idea for parents to apply sunscreen and/or bug repellent before the students arrive each day. We are not able to reapply during the school day.

Summer Skills
Many parents are looking for ways to keep their child's academic skills sharp over the summer. If you would like to do this, we recommend using the Summer Skills Sharpeners Book from Tri-C Publication. You should order your child's current grade level if you choose to order.

From the Community
​Bicycle Rodeo - June 3 from 10:00 to 2:00
The Bedford Police and Fire Departments will be hosting their annual Bicycle Rodeo on June 3 from 10:00 to 2:00 in the parking lot of the Bedford Mall. Police and Fire Department personnel will be on hand to provide bicycle and motorcycle demonstrations while educating participants about bicycle safety.

BeBOLD Invitation
Do you or your child have a sports injury and need pain medication?  Do you know what questions your doctor should be asking you about pain medications and pain management?  What kinds of substance abuse cases are our Doc’s seeing especially involving teens?  Is alcohol or marijuana a problem?  Has anything changed regarding pain meds and management?  YOU need to know this information to keep you and your family healthy and safe.  Learn about these topics and more at BeBOLD’s (Bedford - Building Our Lives Drug-free) monthly Speaker Series Event on Monday, May 22nd from 7-8pm at the Bedford Public Library in the McAllaster Room.  
The three panelists include:
  • Kevin Desrosiers, MD, Adult Intensive Care Physician and Medical Director of Performance Improvement for the Elliot Health System.
  • Greg Baxter, MD, Emergency Medicine, Senior VP of Medical Affairs & Chief Medical Officer of Elliot Health System.
  • Steve Loosigian, DO, Director of the Hospitalist Program and President of Medical Staff at Elliot Health System.
This presentation, followed by a question and answer session, will be moderated by Chief John Bryfonski, Bedford Police Department and BeBOLD Vice President.

From the PTG
Bedford PTG Color Blast 5k Registration
Online pre-registration for this fun, colorful event will be open until May 25th. REGISTER TODAY and mark your calendar, Sunday June 4th @ 10am for a fun, family event!
Volunteers Needed
Want to participate in the Color Blast 5K without “doing" the 5k? We invite you to join our team of volunteers to help make this a great community fun run/walk, we can guarantee- it’s going to be a blast! Click here to view and sign up for volunteer opportunities.
Community Event
Join the PTG and Superintendent Chip McGee for our annual "Year in Review" community forum on Tuesday, May 23rd @ 9:30 at BCTV (10 Meetinghouse Road). There will be discussion and Q&A following a brief presentation. This is a great opportunity to hear about district highlights from the school year! Light refreshments will be served and your young children are welcome to attend. Email Lisa Nash at with your questions and topic suggestions.
Back to School Supply
Take the hassle out of BACK TO SCHOOL SUPPLY shopping. the Bedford PTG is partnering with SchoolKidz, a Staples Company, to offer pre-ordered, grade level specific, school supply kits for students. Kits are available for students entering grades K-8. Order forms will be coming home in backpacks by May 19th. You can also order online at and enter your school’s account number. NOTE: When ordering, be sure to select the kit for the grade your child will be entering in the fall. All orders are due by June 9th. Kits will be delivered directly to your child’s classroom prior to the first day of school. Please contact with any questions.

Upcoming Dates
May 26- 29-  Memorial Day Break- No School
Wednesday, May 31- 1st Grade Orientation- 9:00 AM
Friday, June 2- Kindergarten Orientation- 9:00 AM
Thursday, June 8 - Field Day
Friday, June 9 - Field Day Rain Date
Monday, June 12- 4th grade Flume Field Trip
Tuesday,  June 13 - 4th grade Flume Trip - Rain Date
Friday, June 16- Kindergarten Recognition- 9:00 AM
Monday, June 19- Last Day of School

Have a great weekend,

Cheryl Daley Dan Mitchell
Principal Assistant Principal

Repeated Messages
First Annual Greater Manchester, NH PMC Kids
Please come and Ride the First Annual Greater Manchester, NH PMC Kids Ride on June 4, 2017 from 9:00 AM – Noon, at St. Anselm College.  Bring your bikes and helmets and ride to Cure Cancer. A full morning of entertainment is planned with special guests arriving for all the fun.  Register online at and choose to ride in the Greater Manchester NH Kids Ride. This year’s ride is in honor of Emma Bechert, a 14 year old Bedford resident who lost her life to cancer. Emma was a PMC Kids rider.

Adaptive Lacrosse Clinic
A BHS Senior, Cormac McCarthy, will be holding an Adaptive Lacrosse Clinic for students with special needs in grades K-12.  Cormac is a captain on the BHS lacrosse team and would like to share his knowledge and love for the game with Bedford students who have special needs.  The clinic will be held on Saturday, May 13th from 9:00-10:00 AM on the BHS turf field (BHS gym, if raining).  There will be adult supervisors and BHS student coaches present.  Please take a look at THIS FLYER for more information.  If you have any questions, and to RSVP (by May 12th), please email Cormac McCarthy at  (Please provide your child's name and grade.)

2017-2018 Placement Letter
We will begin the placement process for next year’s classes soon. 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, 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

From Our Nurse Mrs. Ewing
It is that time of year again, where the children are outside enjoying themselves. It is also that time where ticks reappear. It is recommended that all parents do daily tick checks to prevent any of these fun friends from coming into the school.

Home Runs for Heroes
Audrey Pederson, a junior and IB Diploma candidate at BHS, is doing a project that accompanies the diploma that she and her partner student have named, "Home Runs For Heroes.”  They are hosting a softball clinic that is also a fundraiser for the Wounded Warrior Project.  They would like to get young athletes to register for the clinic.
All the information on the clinic is posted here:

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