Friday, January 27, 2017

January 27, 2017

RBS Principal’s Notes
January 27, 2017

Report Cards
Report cards were released on PowerSchool at 2:45 PM today.  As a reminder, we no longer print report cards.  To access your child's report card online, log into the PowerSchool Parent Portal and you will see a Report Cards icon in the left hand pane.  When you click on this icon your child's report card will appear on the screen.  You can scroll to see the entire report card and choose to print it, if you'd like. 

Barnes & Noble Days
Here is the list of readers at this weekend’s Barnes & Noble Days.  There is a GREAT showing from RBS teachers!  Hopefully, your family will be able to make it over for a session or 2!
Friday, January 27th
4:00 PM:      Story Time with Mrs. Fay (RBS)
4:15 PM:       Story Time with Ms. Ilg (Principal – MEM)
4:30 PM:      Story Time with Mrs. Bucknam (PWS)
4:45 PM:        Story Time with Mrs. Schappler (PWS)
5:00 PM:       Story Time with Mrs. Zimmerman (RBS)
5:15 PM:       Story Time with Mr. Lebel (MEM)
5:30 PM:       Story Time with Mrs. Stahl (PWS)
5:45 PM:       Story Time with Mrs. Russell (PWS)
6:00 PM:      Story Time with Mr. Carty (RBS)
6:30 PM:      Musical Entertainment by McKelvie Intermediate Chorus
Saturday, January 28th
10:00 AM:   Story Time with Mrs. Schmitt (MEM)
10:15 AM:    Story Time with Mrs. Sanclemente (RBS)
10:30 AM:   Story Time with Mrs. Effenberger (RBS)
11:00 AM:    Story Time with Mrs. McCarthy (Principal – RBS)
11:15 AM:    Story Time with Mr. Munsey (Asst. Principal – RBS)
11:30 AM:    Story Time with Mrs. Monteith (RBS)
11:45 AM:    Story Time with Mrs. Bell (RBS)
12:00 PM:    Story Time with Mrs. Stallone (PWS)
12:15 PM:     Story Time with Mrs. McClain (MEM)
12:45 PM:    Story Time with Mrs. Fredette (MEM)
1:00 PM:       Story Time with Mrs. Weigel (MEM)
1:15 PM:       Story Time with Mrs. Lombo (PWS)
1:30 PM:       Story Time with Mrs. Daley (Principal –PWS)
1:45 PM:       Story Time with Mr. Mitchell (Asst. Principal – PWS)
2:00 PM:      Story Time with Miss. Ferns (RBS)
2:15 PM:       Story Time with Mrs. Bennett (RBS)

NE Patriots Spirit Day
To celebrate the Patriots playing in the Super Bowl on February 5th, RBS will be having a Patriots Spirit Day on Friday, February 3rd.  Students and staff members can wear their Patriots gear (or red, white and blue) in order to cheer them on to victory!  In order not to discriminate, Falcons fans can wear their gear too J

Kindergarten and 1st Grade Registration (2017 – 2018)
You may pick up registration packets starting Monday, February 6th, and return them by Thursday, March 9th.  K+ packets will be available on Wednesday, February 15th.  A TBD deposit (this will be determined on February 13th) is required with the K+ registration.
  • A child must attain his/her 5th birthday on or before September 30, 2017 to be eligible for kindergarten.
  • A child must attain his/her 6th birthday on or before September 30, 2017 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.

RBS Chorus at the Monarchs
The RBS chorus did a WONDERFUL job performing the Star Spangled Banner at last Sunday’s Manchester Monarchs game.  If you would like to take a look at their performance, please click here.

Executive Functioning and Mindfulness Messages
Executive Functioning
Good Bosses stay away from “Time Robbers,” so they can really pay attention and get their jobs and work done.  Remember to avoid these Time Robbers:  too many bathroom breaks, doodling, chatting with neighbors, etc.  Look at the Boss of Me bulletin board to see more Time Robbers that you should put in jail.
This quarter our Wellness messages will focus on Mindfulness.
Mindfulness is a special way of paying attention.  Mindfulness helps us to focus on our 5 senses, including sight, touch, hearing, tasting, or smelling, as well as our thoughts and feelings.  By practicing mindful attention, we can notice what is happening to us and around us without reacting.  In the coming weeks, you will learn different ways to practice Mindfulness.

Bedford School District Deliberative Session Tuesday, February 7th 
All registered voters in Bedford are invited to participate in the Bedford School District’s Deliberative Session on Tuesday, February 7, 2017 at 7:00 PM in the Bedford High School Theater.  Voters will discuss the Bedford School Board's Warrant, which includes the proposed budget and articles for contracts with teachers, paraprofessionals, and custodians.  The voters will either affirm or revise the School Board Warrant at this meeting.  For reference, here is the full budget webpage and the 2017 Warrant.

The Five Signs
Thanks to BCTV, we have a recording of The Five Major Signs of Emotional Distress with Former Supreme Court Justice John Broderick.  Justice Broderick spoke to students, teachers and parents in Bedford about his own experience with mental illness in his family and the need to change our perceptions of mental illness.  The show will start running on both the public (channel 16) and school (channel 23) channels starting on January 27.  The show will be available on Video on Demand at

Kitchen Work - OPPORTUNITY
Are you interested in slowly getting back to work while keeping the hours of your children?  If so, click HERE.

Author Gordon Korman Community Event
Monday, March 6th at 4 p.m. at McKelvie
Mark Your Calendars!  Gordon Korman, acclaimed author of young adult and children's literature, will be coming to McKelvie on Monday, March 6 at 4:00 PM.  Please join us for a book signing and presentation around Payback, the latest book from Mr. Korman's Masterminds series.  For more information, please follow this link.  A big thank you to the Bedford PTG for their sponsorship!  We look forward to seeing everyone and are delighted to have an opportunity to bring such an amazing author to Bedford.

Questions?  Please contact, Lee Webb, Reading Specialist, at, or Jodi Parsons, Guidance Counselor at

Father/Daughter Dance
Our annual Father/Daughter Dance is scheduled for Friday, February 3rd.  Students were sent home with a flyer last week.  I’ve included it below as well.  Next week we will send home a form that will include information about donating food for the event. 

January 27 – Official Report Card Released on PowerSchool
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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