Friday, April 14, 2017

April 14, 2017

RBS Principal’s Notes
April 14, 2017

As we move into the last stretch of the school year, we are starting to think about placement for 2017/18.  Please read the attached letter, which outlines the process.

Mother/Son Dance (Luau Theme)
Moms – mark your calendars!  Our annual Mother/Son Dance is scheduled for Friday, May 5th.  Students were sent home with a form today.  I’ve included it below as well.

Pan Mass Challenge
Please take a look at this FLYER for details on the upcoming Pan Mass Challenge.  This is a bicycling event that provides Dana-Farber's doctors and researchers the necessary resources to discover cures for all types of cancer.  This year’s event will honor Emma Bechert, a former RBS student, who passed away this past August.

Executive Functioning and Hygiene Messages
Executive Functioning
Good Bosses get themselves ready for work, so they can do their best to follow their Plans.  The 1-2-3 Blast Off!!! strategy helps.  #1 take a deep breath in; #2 let the deep breath out; #3 read all your directions; then Blast Off to do your work because your brain and body are now ready.
Our hands come in contact with many germs.  Most of the infections we get, like colds or the flu, are caught when our hands get germs on them, and then we put them into our mouths.  Regular hand washing, especially before and after certain activities, is one of the best ways to remove germs, and stay healthy.

PTG News/Information
  • ColorBlast 5k Run/Walk – Sunday, June 4th @ 10:00 AM
The PTG is excited to announce that registration for our first annual ColorBlast 5K Run/Walk is open!  Register today and mark your calendar for a super-fun, family event!  Not a runner?  That’s OK.  You can walk, skip, hop, twirl, dance or stroll your way through six color stations along the 5K route that starts at Lurgio Middle school on the BHS/RAL campus.  Be sure to wear white for maximum color affect (you will be blasted with food safe colorful powder).  All funds raised from this event will go back into our schools!

We are looking for volunteers and sponsors for this great event. If you or your business are interested in sponsoring the event or volunteering, please contact us at, or for more information please visit  This event is presented by Derry Medical Center.
  • YANKEE CANDLE: Due to parent interest, we have reopened our Yankee Candle sale for online ordering only.  Get your Easter and Mother’s Day online exclusive gifts shipped direct.  Shipping is free on orders $100 or more and 40% of sales go back to the PTG.  Online ordering is available through June 1st. Group Code #999965479
  • Upcoming PTG Event:  Save the date for our annual spring "Year in Review, Coffee with the Principals” on May 9th @ 9:30 AM at BCTV. 

Bedford DI Fundraisers
  • Bedford DI will having a Bake Sale tomorrow, Saturday, April 15th, outside of Harvest Market from 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM.
  • Tuesday, April 18th is Shorty’s Fair Share for DI.
  • The Ecosmith shoes, bags and belt donations continue through mid-May.  All items must be placed in the blue bags inside the boxes in the lobby of your school.  Ecosmith takes shoes in all conditions, even that one shoe/sneaker who has lost its mate!  All clothing and fabric in regular bags can go directly into the Ecosmith bin in the parking lots. 
Bedford DI appreciates your support to help these teams with their fundraising efforts for travel to Global Finals in Knoxville, TN in May.

Mother’s Day Off Event (BHS)
As part of their BHS International Baccalaureate CAS (creativity, action, service) Project, 2 students are holding a Mother's Day Off event, which provides moms with the opportunity to drop their children off at Bedford High School on May 13th for a few hours to take some well-deserved time for themselves while their children have an equally fun time.  A pizza lunch will be provided. 

RBS Spirit Week (April 17-21)
Monday, 4/17:  Favorite Color Day
Tuesday, 4/18:  Sports Day (*BHS Varsity Lacrosse Boys & Girls teams will be reading to classes)
Wednesday, 4/19:  Wacky Wednesday
Thursday, 4/20:  Holiday Day (Dress for your favorite holiday)
Friday, 4/21:  RBS Spirit Day 

Book Drive
A former RBS student (Sydney Leyden) is conducting a book drive for families in need.  Please take a look at THIS FLYER for more information.

Art Supplies Donation (BHS Senior Project)
As part of her Senior Project, Julie Vyhanek, a student at Bedford High School, is accepting new/lightly used art supplies to be used at the Elliot Hospital for Art Therapy.  A donation box is located in our main floor hallway if you would like to contribute.  Please click here for more information about her project.

2017/18 School Calendar
The school calendar for next year can be found HERE.  The last day of school for the 2017/18 is Wednesday, June 13th.

Bedford Food Pantry – Items Needed for Children
Food Insecurity is a growing concern across the nation and right here in our own backyard.  Nearly 350 adults and children in Bedford qualify for food stamps and more than 167 families in Bedford meet the income standards for the government’s free school lunch program. 

If you are able to donate THESE ITEMS (these are ongoing donations), please bring them by the Bedford Food Pantry at the Bedford Presbyterian Church, 4 Church Road, Bedford, NH.

Parents/guardians, please contact the school guidance counselor or school nurse if you would like your child to participate in this program. 

April 16 – Easter
April 24-28 – Spring Vacation
May 5 – RBS Mother/Son Luau
May 9 – Kindergarten Orientation (12:30-1:30 PM Room 218)
May 10 – Grade 1 Orientation (12:30-1:30 PM Room 218)
May 16 – Grandparents’ Day (More info. to come)
May 16 – RBS Spring Concert (6:30 PM – BHS Theater)
May 23 – Grade 4 McKelvie Band Presentation (9:20 AM)
May 26 – Workshop Day (NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS)
May 29 – Memorial Day Observance (NO SCHOOL)
May 31 – Field Day – Grades 1 & 2 (Rain Date – June 2)
June 1 – Field Day – Grades 3 & 4 (Rain Date – June 5)
June 2 – Wild Encounters (Grade 3)
June 6&7 – State House Field Trip (Grade 4)
June 7 – BHS Senior Send Off/Clap Out
June 9 – Eyes on Owls (Grade 4)
June 9 – Kindergarten Beach Day
June 15 – Bedford Town Library Summer Reading Program Presentation
June 15 – Kindergarten Graduation Dress Rehearsal
June 16 – Kindergarten Graduation
June 19 – Last Day of School (Dismissal at 12:20 PM)

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