Monday, June 19, 2017

June 19, 2017

RBS Principal’s Notes
June 19, 2017

I want to wish everyone a happy, healthy and relaxing summer!  Best wishes to our 4th grade students who are moving up to McKelvie School, as well as those students who are moving over the summer.  You will be missed at RBS!

Move-Up Day
Students were able to visit their new teachers and classmates for a brief time this morning.  The children seemed excited to meet their teachers and some new friends!

Robyn McGilvary Award
Each year we present a 4th grade student with the Robyn McGilvary Award.  This is given to a student who has displayed Robyn’s character, warm-heartedness and humor.  The recipient receives $100 (This money was donated by family and friends in lieu of flowers when Robyn passed away in April 2011.), flowers donated and presented by Robyn’s husband, John, and his/her name on a plaque, which is hung outside of the office at Riddle Brook School.  This year’s winner is Sean Kraus.  Congratulations to Sean and his family!

Box Top Winners
Congratulations to our Box Top winners!
$25 Shorty's gift card - Daniel Kagan
$25 Shorty's gift card - Alexandros Peters-Demetriou 
$10 TCBY gift card - Wade Thompson
$10 TCBY gift card - Mia Waltenhousen
$10 TCBY gift card - Finian McLaughlin

Parent Digital Portfolio Access
All students in the Bedford School District have a digital portfolio.  Each year students select at least one project to include in their digital portfolio.  Students include a project description, an artifact, and a reflection stating what they learned as they created their artifact.  Appropriate technology standards are identified for each project as well.

RBS Yearbooks for Sale
If you did not purchase a RBS yearbook, we have some for sale in the office ($25).  Checks can be made out to Riddle Brook School.

End-of-the-Year Information
Please read THIS LETTER for important information as we close out the school year.

Report Cards
As a reminder, student report cards are available online only in the PowerSchool Parent Access Portal.   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.  If you’d like a printed report card, please print it prior to July 1st, as it will not be available after we do roll over (some time in July).  Anytime you click on the Report Cards icon, the most recent report card will generate.  Quarter 4 report cards will be available to view on Monday, June 19th at 12:45 PM.

RBS Spring Concert
If anyone is interested in watching our Spring Concert, please click HERE.  A big “thank you” to Pete Macdonald for recording our concert and providing the link.

Summer Skills Math Books
Summer is almost here!  If you would like to order a Summer Skills Math Sharpener workbook for your child, please click HERE and click on the “Parent Order” tab.  You will be able to order the book online and it will be shipped right to your house.

The purpose of these workbooks is to review the math skills taught during the school year.  It is suggested that you order a workbook that is at the same grade level that your child is in NOW.  

K & 1 Registration
As a reminder, if you have incoming kindergarten or grade 1 students for the 2017/18 school year, please come into the school to register them ASAP.

Registration is now open for the 5th Annual Friends of Aine Kid’s Try-athlon
​T​he 5th Annual Friends of Aine Kid’s Try-athlon will be held on Sunday, August 13, 2017.  The only event of its kind in the area, the kid’s try-athlon is designed specifically for children ages 4-15 years, in memory of Aine Phillips, who was a student at Riddle Brook School.  Beginning at the Bedford town pool, participants ages 4-10 years will swim 25 yards, run 1/2 mile and bike 1 mile.  Older participants ages 11-15 will swim 50 yards, run 1 mile and bike 2 miles.  We are pleased to announce that this year Millennium Running will be our event partner.  At the finish line, families are invited to enjoy music, jump roping, an obstacle course, water games, face painting, concessions, raffle prizes and much more!  Friends of Aine is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization.  All proceeds from this event go toward support for grieving children.  For more information, to register, volunteer or to make a donation, please visit or

BHS Girls’ Basketball Clinic
The BHS girls’ basketball team will be hosting a series of skills clinics on Thursday evenings in July. (The first on is actually June 29th.)  The clinics are for any girls entering 3rd through 9th grade and no basketball experience is required.  Please see THIS flyer for more information. 

Camp Invention
Does your child like to take things apart, and design, color and create?  Are you interested in unlocking your child's potential this summer?  Camp Invention may be a great fit.  This year's camp will be held at McKelvie Intermediate School July 10 - July 14 from 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM.  Camp Invention is the only nationally acclaimed summer enrichment day experience for children entering grades K through 6th grade taught by certified teachers.  Here's a sneak peek at what's in store for this year’s camp.

Click here to register online, or here to view our paper flyer. 
You can save $15 by registering on or before May 1st with the promo code DISCOVER15.   If you have any questions, please contact the director, Courtney Cheetham at 

2017/18 School Calendar
The school calendar for next year can be found HERE.  The last day of school for the 2017/18 school year 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.

August 28th – Meet and Greet (K-4).  1:30-3:00 PM
August 29th – First Day of School

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