Friday, January 13, 2017

January 13, 2017

RBS Principal’s Notes
January 13, 2017

Geography Bee
Last week, 4th grade held its annual Geography Bee.  We are proud of these 4th grade students for studying the USA and participating in the bee:
Luke LeClaire, Ethan Benjamin, Anna Johnson, Stella Kloc, Emmerson Danish, William Lu, Amelia Macdonald, Julien Meijer, Zoey Gagne, Jackie Fanburg and Andy Dell’Orfano. 
1st Place:  Julien Meijer
2nd Place:  Amelia Macdonald
3rd Place:  Jackie Fanburg, Stella Kloc and Andy Dell’Orfano

Executive Functioning and Physical Activity Messages
Executive Functioning
Good Bosses know that to really pay attention and focus you need to ignore what is not important.  A horse jockey will put blinders on a horse, so they cannot see anything but the racetrack and finish line in front of them.  Try it … put your hands just outside of your eyes and look at your desk.  You should see only the work in front of you.  Use a privacy folder or personal office folder to block out distractions, to ignore what is not important, and to get your job done.
Physical Activity
Why is Physical Activity so important to me?
Getting one hour of physical activity each day will help keep your body healthy and your heart strong.  

Safety Educator
Please click here for January’s edition of Safety Educator.

PTG News/Information
1.  Please mark your calendars to join us on January 19, 2017, 6:00PM – 8:00 PM in the Lurgio Middle School Media Center.  Retired NH Supreme Court Chief Justice John Broderick will present “Mental Health: A Little Knowledge Can Go a Long Way.”  Chief Justice Broderick is leading a statewide campaign to bring mental illness out of the shadows.  He will share his own story and will lead a discussion on ways to address this important issue here in Bedford.  Space is limited, so please come early.  The PTG is proud to be co-sponsoring this must-see event with the Bedford School District and BeBOLD.

2.  The next Community Night at the Manchester Monarchs will take place on Saturday, January 21st at 6:00PM.  Enjoy discounted ticket prices in a family friendly atmosphere as the Monarchs take on the Elmira Jackals.  Students can participate in the high-5 tunnel and the first 3,000 fans in attendance get a free bobblehead.  Click here for the order form. 

3.  Our annual "Barnes and Noble Days" will be held January 26th – January 29th with family activities scheduled on the 27th and 28th.  Look for informational flyers and the schedule of events coming out in a couple of weeks.  Click here for the flyer.

4.  Please join us for our annual “Principals’ Winter Reading Night” on Thursday, January 26th (snow date: February 2nd).  Wear comfy pjs and slippers and spread out on a cozy blanket while our principals and assistant principals read their favorite stories.  Snacks are provided and we have some great give-a-ways.  Entrance is free but tickets are required.  Click here to download the flyer.

PowerSchool/Report Cards
We still have many families who have not registered for PowerSchool.  As a reminder, this is the only way that parents can view their child’s report card.  A letter was sent home this fall to unregistered families, which contained a code for them to sign up.  If you need to sign up but do not have the letter, please call our main office.

Parent Survey for Smarter Balance
The New Hampshire Department of Education is seeking feedback on the statewide mathematics and English language arts assessment, known as Smarter Balanced.  They want to hear from parents regarding their experiences with Smarter Balanced.  Please take a minute to complete this Parent Survey.

Mental Health: A little knowledge can go a long way
Former NH Supreme Court Justice, John Broderick will be speaking to our Bedford community on the evening of January 19th from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the Lurgio Middle School Library.  We invite you and all those in our community to attend, to listen to his message, and to join in this effort to recognize that mental illness is a disease.  Just like any other disease, it cannot be treated with silence and stigma, but instead with communication and active treatment.  The evening event will be most appropriate for parents.  However, there is also a voluntary student event at the high school at 1:30 PM, and a staff event at 3:30 PM at Peter Woodbury School.

BHS F.I.R.S.T. Robotics Club Day Camp – MLK Day
The F.I.R.S.T. Robotics Club at BHS is putting on a day camp for 1st-4th graders on January 16th, Martin Luther King Jr. day.
When:  Monday, January 16 (Martin Luther King Jr. day) from 8:00 AM-3:00 PM
Where:  Bedford High School (drop off is at the gym entrance by the cafeteria/commons)
Who: 1st-4th graders
What:  Spaghetti & marshmallow activity, marble run, Morse Code bracelets & key chains, pom-pom launcher, egg drop competition, and more!
Cost:  $25.00 for materials – Space is limited.
High school club members and adults will supervise all activities. 
Please bring a bag lunch.  Snacks are provided.
Day Camp Registration:
Please fill out the registration form.  Upon completion of this form, you will receive a confirmation email letting you know if your child has secured a spot, as well as waiver, payment, and activity information.
If you have questions, please contact: or 

January 16 – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Observance – NO SCHOOL
January 20 – End of Quarter 2
January 22 – RBS Chorus to sing at the Monarchs
January 26 – Principals’ Winter Read – McKelvie School (Snow Date – February 2nd)
February 3 – RBS Father/Daughter Dance 6:00-8:00 PM RBS Gym (Snow Date – February 10th)
February 15 – RBS Invention Convention (Snow Date – February 22nd)
February 16 – RBS Cabaret 6:30 PM – RBS Gym (Snow Date – February 21st)
February 27-March 3 – Winter Vacation

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