Thursday, May 25, 2017

May 25, 2017

Dear PWS Families,

Hello, we had a fantastic four day week!  Today, our second graders went to Squam Lake while all the other students enjoyed indoor recess. There was a lot of chatter and excitement as they played and shared the recess games!  We know they are all looking forward to spending the long weekend with their families!
Due to the Bedford PTG’s support for the Artist in Residence program, we were pleased to host illustrator Janet Stevens this week.  She gave three incredible presentations to the kindergarten, first and second grade students. Janet Stevens has been writing and or illustrating books for over 30 years! It is always fantastic to have authentic experiences with aspiring authors and illustrators. We are thankful to Ms. Stevens and the PTG for making this experience possible.  
Janet's titles include such favorites as Cook- a- Doodle-Doo, The Great Fuzz Frenzy, Help Me, Mr. Mutt and The Little Red Pen. Janet’s books have received numerous honors including, Time Magazine Best Books of the Year, ALA Notable books, Children’s Choice awards, Wanda Gag Book Best Read Aloud Award, New York Times Bestseller list and the Caldecott Honor for Tops and Bottoms.
Fourth Grade Drama Club treated Janet, kindergarten, first, and second grades to a production of The Little Red Pen.  She was so impressed by the student designed costumes and sets, as well as the great acting.
A special thanks to our teacher/mentors; Mrs. Norfolk, Mrs. Curran, Mrs. Ferenc, Mrs. Piantedosi, Mrs. Denon, and Mrs. Beltramo.

PWS Happenings
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.  Please remember to apply sun block as well.

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.

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 Still 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
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

We want to take a moment to recognize all those who have served and are currently serving in our military.

Happy Memorial Day 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.

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

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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