Friday, May 5, 2017

May 5, 2017

Dear PWS Families,
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for this wonderful Teacher Appreciation Week. It was a wonderful way to return from April Vacation. The morning treats, gift bags, raffles, coffee cart, luncheon, and dessert buffet certainly showed the teachers and staff your appreciation. A special thank you to the PTG and all those involved in making this a truly special week for all of us.

PWS Happenings
Mother/Son Fun Night
Tonight is the second annual Mother/ Son Night, while the weather does not seem to be cooperating with this being outdoor, we still are planning for a fun evening of games, dancing, dodge ball, and ice cream.  There is chatter in the school among the boys about what they are going to do with their moms. No matter what their preference will be, we hope there will be something for everyone and this will be a special evening for all.

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.

Spring 2017 Garden Club
This 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 Community
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.

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.)

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:

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 10:00 AM. Race kits available through May 5th only.

Upcoming Dates
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 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

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