Dear PWS Families,
What a great week at PWS! We had our annual Kindergarten and First grade orientations this week. Look out PWS here comes a whole new set of students! We are excited for them to become a part of our community. This also reminds us of our fourth graders who will be moving up to McKelvie. We were watching them in class, at lunch, and recess. We are amazed at how much they have grown. They are such an amazing group of students who have helped us grow as educators. Thank you to all the parents for making their PWS journey a successful one!
PWS Field Day
Field Day activities for grades 1-4 will take place on Thursday, June 8th with a rain date of Friday, June 9th. The third and fourth grade field day will take place in the morning from 8:30 to 11:00 and field day for first and second grade will begin at 12:00 and end at 2:00.
Sunscreen and appropriate dress are suggested. Please have your child wear cool comfortable clothes such as: sneakers, shorts, a class color or theme appropriate shirt, and a hat. Your child should also come to school with sunscreen and bug repellent already applied at home. Children should bring a water bottle and an extra change of clothes and towel just in case they get wet at the water stations. Water coolers will be available to refill their water bottles. A snack of Popsicles is often provided by the room parents or teachers at the rest station as well.
If you have any questions regarding field day please feel free to call me, Mrs. Ferenc, at 622-0431 ext. 24265 or e-mail at email@example.com.
Last Day of School
The last day of school is Monday, June 19th. Just a reminder this is a half day for students. School ends at 12:20. Parent pick up and buses will work the same way only 2 hours earlier. We will have a move up day during the morning and all first through third grade students will meet their teacher for next school year.
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.
Menu Change for Thursday June 8
We will be offering POPCORN CHICKEN ONLY.
Fresh Baby Carrots
Baked Tator Tots
Fresh Fruit OR Fruit Cup
Come to Bulldog Stadium on Saturday, June 3rd and celebrate Bedford High School's 10 year anniversary! "Bulldogfest" is a free event open to the entire community that will feature BHS alumni that are now professional musicians, food trucks, artist vendors, face painting, lawn games and even Joppa Hill! Whether it's raining or shining that day, be at BHS to celebrate 10 Years of Awesome!
Click HERE for more info.
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.
App Development Camp
This summer, students entering grades 5-9 are invited to participate in one of Vybe Software's DevKit summer camps, where campers will learn to use the DevKit mobile app to create their very own apps and games in the palms of their hands. Using an iPhone or iPad, your child will use DevKit to explore the fundamentals of coding and app development, while creating their very own app that will be published to the Apple App Store at the end of the week!
The Bedford camp session will be held at Bedford High School from August 7-10. Each day will consist of a 3 hour session beginning at 9:00AM and ending at 12:00PM. The 5:1 student-teacher ratio will ensure that every camper gets all the help they need to complete their app by the end of Day 4 on Thursday.
To enroll, please visit DevKitApp.com/Camp, and for more information, check out DevKitApp.com/Learn. Each camper need only bring their enthusiasm, creativity, and one of the approved iOS devices in the signup form.
The 5th Annual Friends of Aine Kid’s Try-athlon
This event will be held on Sunday, August 13, 2017. The only event of its kind in the area, the kid’s try-athlon is designed specifically for children ages 4-15 years, in memory of Aine Phillips, who was a student at Riddle Brook School. Beginning at the Bedford town pool, participants ages 4-10 years will swim 25 yards, run 1/2 mile and bike 1 mile. Older participants ages 11-15 will swim 50 yards, run 1 mile and bike 2 miles. We are pleased to announce that this year Millennium Running will be our event partner. At the finish line, families are invited to enjoy music, jump roping, an obstacle course, water games, face painting, concessions, raffle prizes and much more! Friends of Aine is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization. All proceeds from this event go toward support for grieving children. For more information, to register, volunteer or to make a donation, please visit www.friendsofaine.com or www.facebook.com/friendsofaine.
From the Superintendent
Special Education Update:
The NH Special Education Procedural Safeguards Handbook was recently updated to reflect changes in the 3/25/17 revisions to the NH Rules for the Education of Children with Disabilities. Click here for a copy or contact your child's case manager for a paper copy. Additional information can be obtained through the Parent Information Center here.
From the PTG
Back to School Supplies
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 www.shopttkits.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
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.
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
Thursday, June 15 - Fourth Grade BBQ - 12:30 PM
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
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.
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 www.kids.PMC.org 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.
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. https://youtu.be/9OiFeEzgJwA.
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 email@example.com
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: