Friday, September 9, 2016

September 9, 2016

RBS Principal’s Notes
September 9, 2016

RBS New Students
Mrs. Reese, Mr. Munsey and I had lunch today with all of our new students in grades 2, 3 & 4.  We decided to take “selfies” of each group!  Please take a look below.
Grade 2
Grade 3
Grade 4

RBS Fall Book Fair/Sale (September 12-14)
Riddle Brook School’s "Get Hooked on a Book" book fair/sale will take place September 12-14, 2016 (rooms 216/218).  This will be a great opportunity for students and their families to purchase books in the back to school season.  Please note that this sale will be smaller than the PTG Spring Book Fair.

Book Fair Hours:
Monday, September 12, 2:00 - 7:00 PM
Tuesday, September 13, 2:00 - 7:00 PM
Wednesday, September 14, 8:00 - 11:00 AM and 2:00 - 8:00 PM

RBS Open House
Please join us on Wednesday, September 14th for our annual Open House.
K-2:  5:30-6:30 PM
3&4:  6:30-7:30 PM
 This is a family event.  All are welcome!

RBS Social Media
Please feel free to like Riddle Brook School on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter and Instagram.  You can find the links to these sites on our website.

Nutrition and Executive Functioning Messages
Nutrition Message
Choose fruits and veggies at meals and snacks.  They’ll help you be your best at school and play.
Executive Functioning Message
All Bosses or executives can be in different behavior and feeling zones at different times, but great Bosses know what zone they are in, and they use tools or strategies to get themselves into the GREEN ZONE.  When you are in the GREEN ZONE, you feel okay or happy and calm.  You are focused and ready to learn.  To stay in the GREEN ZONE use your inner coach or inner voice.  Whisper to yourself, “I’m doing a good job.  I’m being a good listener.  I’m trying my best.  I can do this.”  Also, drink water; it helps your brain and body stay alert.

NH Primary Day – Tuesday, September 13th
Next Tuesday is the NH State Primary. Voting hours are 7am to 7pm at Bedford High School.  Lurgio and BHS will have a two-hour delay for students​.  Please consider a carpool or the bus to avoid unnecessary traffic delays for yourself​.  The elementary schools and McKelvie will follow regular hours.  Voter parking and the entrance for voters is along side the gym entrance at the back of Bedford High School. The traffic pattern around BHS is clockwise one-way. Voters enter the campus and continue straight around the back of the building.  Election information is available on the Town's website:

BCTV Coffee with the Principals
SAVE THE DATE:  Community Event Hosted by the PTG.  You are invited to have “Coffee with the Principals” on Thursday, September 29th at BCTV, 9:30 - 10:30 AM.  Come meet our Principals and hear what’s in store for the school year.  Presentations will be followed by a Q &A.  Your younger children are welcome to attend.  Coffee & light refreshments will be served.

Bedford Education Foundation
The Bedford Education Foundation Fall Fundraiser
Friday November 4, 2016
Manchester Country Club
Tickets available at
$50 for community members and $25 for faculty and staff in Bedford
Don’t miss this fantastic evening out for a great cause
For more information or for sponsorship opportunities please email

Drop-Off Reminder
I have a few of reminders for parents when dropping your child off in the morning (both back and front of building):
  1. Please do not get out of your car to let your child out.  Not only is this a safety concern, it also backs up traffic.  If your child needs assistance, please park in Visitor Parking and escort him/her to the playground. 
  2. For safety reasons, your child should get out of the car on the sidewalk/passenger side.  If you have a safety lock on your child’s door, please let a duty person know.
  3. (For drop-off in the back of the building)  The first car in line should pull up to the cone.  We need to make room for as many cars as possible in order to avoid back-up from occurring.
I appreciate your cooperation with this. 

Parent Pick-Up (Parking)
I understand that our parking situation at the end of the day is limited.  However, please do not park along the curb in the back loop.  This blocks our special education buses as well as impedes wheel chair access at the back ramp.  Thank you.

SAU Information
Text Message Alerts
Parents - If your cell phone number is in the District's PowerSchool Information System and you wish to receive alerts via text, you can text YES to 68453.

PTG Information
  1. Back to School Info.
Back to school greetings from the PTG!  We are looking forward to another great school year full of fantastic programs and events for our students, staff and families.  We are happy to announce that we are now accepting donations via PAYPAL.  For more information on our programming or to make a donation online visit our website at  With your support we are able to put $70,000/year in programs and events into our schools!!  Enjoy the long Labor Day weekend ahead.

Volunteers are an integral part in helping our school provide opportunities for students.  You should have received a volunteer packet with a list of volunteer opportunities.  Please consider lending a hand.  We would appreciate that the volunteer page be turned into your child’s teacher or the front office by Friday, September 9th.  If you have any questions please contact Amy Ciruso at or Jena Slosberg at  

  1. Hannaford Helps Initiative
Starting September 1st, at the Hannaford stores located at 4 Jenkins Road, Bedford NH and 7 Kilton Road, Bedford NH, introduced the Hannaford Helps Reusable Bag program, which will be
focused on supporting the Bedford Parent Teacher Group!

The blue bags with the good karma message can be found on the reusable bag rack and at various registers.
Here is a link to tell you more about the program.

September 12-14 – RBS Fall Book Fair/Sale
September 14 – RBS Open House:  K-2:  5:30-6:30 PM, 3 & 4:  6:30-7:30 PM
September 29 – PTG Coffee with the Principal’s (BCTV 9:30 AM)
October 2-4 – Rosh Hashanah
October 5 – Fire Safety (Grades 1 & 2)
October 10 – Columbus Day Observance – NO SCHOOL
October 11-12 – Yom Kippur
October 15 – RBS Harvest Festival (Information coming soon)
October 19 – RBS Picture Retake Day
October 28 – End of Quarter 1

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