Friday, January 19, 2018

January 19. 2018

RBS Principal’s Notes
January 19, 2017
Snow Day Count = 5
Tentative Last Day of School = Tuesday, June 20th

IN THE NEWS:
SAVE THE DATE – RBS Math & Literacy Night
Please mark your calendar for our annual Math/Literacy Night.  It will be held on Thursday, March 8th (snow date – March 15th).  More information will be coming home soon.

Father/Daughter Dance
Our annual Father/Daughter Dance is scheduled for Friday, February 2nd.  Students were sent home with a flyer this week.

School District Dialogue

Community members are invited to a School District Dialogue hosted by Bedford School Board members.  The event is on Tuesday, January 23 at the Bedford Town Library from 6-8 p.m. in the Richmond Room.  Come share your thoughts, feedback, questions or concerns.

PTG News and Information
Panera & PTG – Take a night off from cooking and join us at our Bedford PTG Night at Panera on Thursday, February 1st.  Bring your Panera February Flyer anytime between 4-8 PM to the Panera at Colby Court and enjoy a night out.  Thanks for supporting your Bedford PTG!

PTG Night at the Monarchs – On Saturday, January 20th at 6:00pm come join the Bedford PTG and the Manchester Monarchs as we host our Marvel Superhero and Villains Night! Participate in our HIGH-FIVE TUNNEL and celebrate your favorite Marvel character! Ticket sales are online only.  To order tickets, please visit MONARCHS TICKETS.  If you have any questions, please contact Amy Dion at amye731@gmail.com.    

Principal Winter Reading Night – Dress in your PJ’s, bring a blanket and come listen to all the Bedford Principals read you a story.  This fun-filled event will be held on January 25th at the McKelvie Intermediate School cafeteria.  Be sure to bring your admission ticket to enter our book raffle!
 
Barnes and Noble Days with Bedford PTG – On January 26th & 27th join us at the Barnes and Noble Manchester location!  Come and look at the many art projects from all Bedford Schools, listen to the performance by the McKelvie music department and listen to stories read by Bedford’s elementary teachers.  For more information and to view the schedule of events, please visit the Bedford PTG website.

 Yankee Candle – Our Yankee Candle fundraiser is coming soon!  The sale starts February 2nd and 40% of sales go back to the PTG!  Visit Bedford PTG Yankee Candle for more information and be on the look for the full color brochures coming home soon (K-6) or in the front offices at Lurgio and BHS.

BHS Bee Movie Night
On Friday, January 26th at 5:00 PM, the BHS Save the Bees Club will be hosting a Bee Movie movie night to teach elementary school children the importance of saving bees and keeping them off the endangered species list.  The event will be held in the BHS library.  For more information, please take a look at THIS FLYER.

REMINDERS:
Kindergarten and 1st Grade Registration (2018 – 2019)
You may pick up registration packets starting Monday, February 5th, and return them by Thursday, March 8th.  A $550 deposit is required with the K+ registration (checks made out to Bedford School District).
  • A child must attain his/her 5th birthday on or before September 30, 2018 to be eligible for kindergarten.
  • A child must attain his/her 6th birthday on or before September 30, 2018 to be eligible for first grade.
Kindergarten students who are currently enrolled at RBS (or anywhere in the district) do not need to register for 1st grade.

New Year’s Reading Challenge
There are some great suggestions on THIS Reading Challenge calendar from Scholastic.  If you and your child are interested, hang it up in your home and enjoy some of these fun activities together!

Snow Day Lunch Info./Announcements
Some parents across the district have asked if there is a rule of thumb when determining the lunch menu on the day following a snow day.  There is no rule as the menu for that day is dependent upon what was on the menu the day of the snow day, what prep the kitchen had to do, and what fresh produce the kitchen had ordered.  Therefore, our district’s Food Service Director (Emily Murphy) has decided to provide an announcement on the SAU’s website (www.sau25.net) in the District News box, which will detail, by school, what the hot lunch offering will be the day following the snow day.  This information will be available the day of the snow day.

Community Enrichment
Courses for the spring term of Community Enrichment are posted!  Please join us for Introduction to Italian, Fused Glass Workshop, Elements of Art or Introduction to Photography!! Course descriptions and registration information are listed here: https://goo.gl/1byvaY

UPCOMING EVENTS:
January 19 – End of Quarter 2
January 22 – 4th Grade Spelling Bee (Library 2:45 PM) *Snow date – January 24th
January 25 – PTG Principals’ Winter Read (More information to come) *Snow date – February 1st
January 26 – Report Cards Released (on-line)
February 2 – RBS Father/Daughter Dance *Snow date – February 9th
February 7 – RBS Cabaret (6:30 PM RBS Multipurpose Room) *Snow date – February 8th
February 12 – RBS Invention Convention *Snow date – February 19th
February 26-March 2 – February Vacation
March 8 – RBS Math/Literacy Night (5:30-6:30 PM Gym/Library) *Snow date – March 15th
March 30 – End of Quarter 3




Friday, January 12, 2018

January 12, 2018

RBS Principal’s Notes
January 12, 2018

Snow Day Count = 4
Tentative Last Day of School = Tuesday, June 19th

IN THE NEWS:
Bakers (or Buyers) Needed for our Father/Daughter Dance
Our annual Father/Daughter Dance is scheduled for Friday, February 3rd, and we’re looking for parents who are willing to donate baked goods for the event.  Students were sent home with THIS FLYER this week, but I wanted to include it here as well.  Ticket information will be going home next Friday.

Kindergarten and 1st Grade Registration (2018 – 2019)
You may pick up registration packets starting Monday, February 5th, and return them by Thursday, March 8th.  A $550 deposit is required with the K+ registration (checks made out to Bedford School District).
  • A child must attain his/her 5th birthday on or before September 30, 2018 to be eligible for kindergarten.
  • A child must attain his/her 6th birthday on or before September 30, 2018 to be eligible for first grade.
Kindergarten students who are currently enrolled at RBS (or anywhere in the district) do not need to register for 1st grade.

4th Grade Geography Bee
The 4th grade Geography Bee of the USA was held today at recess/lunch.  Congratulations to all participants!
Tied for 4th place:  Annie Zink, Kyle Piccione and Brendan Sullivan
3rd place:  Haley Gagne
Tied for 2nd place:  Advika Govindaraju and Alex Bissonnette
Our winner was Teddy Bond. Congratulations to all!

New Year’s Reading Challenge
There are some great suggestions on THIS Reading Challenge calendar from Scholastic.  If you and your child are interested, hang it up in your home and enjoy some of these fun activities together!

Snow Day Lunch Info./Announcements
Some parents across the district have asked if there is a rule of thumb when determining the lunch menu on the day following a snow day.  There is no rule as the menu for that day is dependent upon what was on the menu the day of the snow day, what prep the kitchen had to do, and what fresh produce the kitchen had ordered.  Therefore, our district’s Food Service Director (Emily Murphy) has decided to provide an announcement on the SAU’s website (www.sau25.net) in the District News box, which will detail, by school, what the hot lunch offering will be the day following the snow day.  This information will be available the day of the snow day.

PTG News/Information
PTG Night at the Monarchs – On Saturday, January 20th at 6:00 PM come join the Bedford PTG and the Manchester Monarchs as we host our Marvel Superhero and Villains Night!  Participate in our HIGH-FIVE TUNNEL and celebrate your favorite Marvel character!  Ticket sales are online only.  To order tickets, please visit MONARCHS TICKETS.  If you have any questions, please contact Amy Dion at amye731@gmail.com.     

Principal Winter Reading Night – Dress in your PJ’s, bring a blanket and come listen to all the Bedford Principals read you a story.  This fun-filled event will be held on January 25th at the McKelvie Intermediate School cafeteria.  Choose between two session times (4:30 PM or 6:30 PM) on the flyer that came home in your student’s back pack, or if you need another, please click on this PWRN Flyer.  Registrations must be returned to your child’s teacher by Friday January 12th.  

Barnes and Noble Days with Bedford PTG – On January 26th & 27th join us at the Barnes and Noble Manchester location!  Come and look at the many art projects from all Bedford Schools, listen to the performance by the McKelvie music department and listen to stories read by Bedford’s elementary teachers.  For more information and to view the schedule of events, please visit the Bedford PTG website.

Champions for Children – Once again, the New Hampshire School Administrator's Association is seeking nominees for the "Champions for Children Award Program.”  Last year, Bedford nominated Greg Uliasz as our District Champion.  Greg was later selected as the South Central region winner and was recognized at the statewide breakfast along with his family.  Nominees are individuals who have given distinguished service to children over the past year.   To nominate a Bedford Champion, please complete this short form no later than January 31, 2018.

Found – Ring
THIS RING was found in our gym on Tuesday morning.  If it belongs to you, please call our main office (471-1082).

Community Enrichment
Courses for the spring term of Community Enrichment are posted!  Please join us for Introduction to Italian, Fused Glass Workshop, Elements of Art or Introduction to Photography!! Course descriptions and registration information are listed here: https://goo.gl/1byvaY

REMINDERS:
Food Drive
RBS is working with the Bedford Food Pantry to help collect food items that are most needed by families.  Every other month we will be collecting 1 food item.  For the month of January, that item is TUNA.  If you are able, please bring in cans of tuna until Wednesday, January 31st.  We will have a box for donations in the office hallway outside of the library.  Thank you so much for supporting this very worthy cause, which supports Bedford families.

Two-Hour Delay Morning Drop-off
Just a friendly reminder….when we have a 2-hour delay, the earliest that students can be dropped off is 9:30 AM.  That is the time when staff members are on duty and able to monitor the students. 

UPCOMING EVENTS:
January 15 – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day – NO SCHOOL
January 19 – End of Quarter 2
January 22 – 4th Grade Spelling Bee (Library 2:45 PM) *Snow date – January 24th
January 25 – PTG Principals’ Winter Read (More information to come) *Snow date – February 1st
January 26 – Report Cards Released (on-line)
February 2 – RBS Father/Daughter Dance *Snow date – February 9th
February 7 – RBS Cabaret (6:30 PM RBS Multipurpose Room) *Snow date – February 8th
February 12 – RBS Invention Convention *Snow date – February 19th
February 26-March 2 – February Vacation
March 8 – RBS Math/Literacy Night (5:30-6:30 PM Gym/Library) *Snow date – March 15th
March 30 – End of Quarter 3