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The day before . . .

break in December is always one filled with excitement and energy.  Peter Woodbury School started with an all school meeting this morning; allowing all the students and staff to come together to share in the festive feel.

At Peter Woodbury we continually learn about tolerance. Tolerance means understanding and respecting how we are different. Our fourth graders learned about different traditions and holidays that people celebrate around the world and how each culture is unique. The most special thing they learned is that though we have many different traditions during the holiday season, all of our traditions celebrate peace, generosity, and love. The video below is a sampling of different traditions from families in our school community.

To end our meeting and as a surprise to our students, Mrs. Curran (our music teacher) pulled together some brave teacher volunteers to form a chorus. Even though these teachers were nervous, they did a marvelous job! While the entire all school mee…

Bedford School District Offices

HAPPY HOLIDAYS! All Bedford School District offices will be closed in observance of the Christmas Holiday on Thursday, December 24, 2015 and Friday, December 25, 2015 .  We will reopen with normal business hours on Monday December 28, 2015.

Annual Food Drive

During this time of year we are increasingly aware of how fortunate we are to have good friends, loving families, a place to call home, and food to eat.  Unfortunately, we know that so many in our community are not as fortunate, and we feel that there is something we can do to help.  Since we know that food banks are always in need of food, Peter Woodbury is holding a food drive for the New Hampshire Food Bank.

Students can start bringing in canned goods, dry goods, and any other non-perishable food items this Friday.  Contributions are not required and we are aware that there are some many different ways, events, issues, and causes to donate to and one family certainly cannot do it all.  We'll kick off our food drive with a one item small donation this Friday, December 4th.  When 500 kids each do something small it adds up really fast; together we can really make a difference.  Next week we'll target items that are of particular need by having theme days (listed below).  All…

Wreath & Poinsettia Sale

Peter Woodbury's Garden Club is having a wreath and poinsettia sale to benefit the garden club.  All orders must be placed by November 24th and pick up will be on December 3rd.

Click here for more information and for the order form.

Coat Drive


Halloween Parade

Peter Woodbury's Annual Halloween Parade is coming up this Friday (Oct. 30) at 1:30.  Students will leave their classrooms and take the typical parade route.  Parents may view the parade in the back of the building (playground side) or along the edge of the sidewalk in front of the building.  We ask that you do not stand along the building.  
Individual classroom celebrations are determined by each classroom teacher.  Anyone wishing to dismiss their child after the parade may do so in their child's classroom.  

Operation Care for Troops

Once again, PWS is proud to assist Operation Care for Troops (formerly MooreMart) in its effort to support our troops by collecting items for holiday care packages. As of last year, MooreMart, now Operation Care for Troops (, had shipped 65,637 packages to members of the United States armed services stationed around the world and stateside, to retired veterans residing at the Tilton Retirement Home, to local veterans homes in NH, as well as hospitalized veterans at Bethesda Medical Center in Washington DC. Operation Care for Troops will continue this same level of support. 
If you would like to contribute to the packages that are sent to our United States service men and women, please send in any of the items on the list below on the specified day. There will be a collection bin in the foyer. Just look for the stars and stripes! If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Beltramo (

Veterans Day 2015

Veterans Day 2015
Our Veterans Day Wall of Heroes has become an annual 
Peter Woodbury School Tradition! 

Do you have an Armed Service member in your family tree? Please help us honor those who have served and/or are currently serving America this Veterans Day!  If you haven’t already done so in previous years, we ask that you submit a picture of your “family” member with the following information: rank, branch of service, years of service, student’s name, and family relationship. 
Please be sure the pictures that you send in are copies! Or, you can email your .jpg image to Mrs. Beltramo at 
Please submit pictures to Mrs. Beltramo by October 27, 2016. 
If you have previously sent in a picture, then it has been saved and will remain a part of our gallery.
Please stop by to see our “Wall of Heroes” in its chronological display on the walls outside of the Multipurpose Room from  November 1 through December 1.

PWS Tattle Tale

The first edition of this year's Tattle Tale is now available on the PWS website under the School Info tab.  Thank you to Teresa Dainesi, Kristie Poltronieri and Di Gordon for all their dedication and hard work. Without them we would not have this wonderful newsletter each year.

Crotched Mountain Ski & Ride

The Bedford School District Crotched Mountain Ski and Ride program is available to anyone interested! Our program’s designated night is Friday, beginning the first Friday after New Years and running for 5 consecutive Fridays. Your passes will be available for pick up in December, just in time for gift giving!  For more information, contact Isabelle Grenier at

Destination Imagination

Destination Imagination - Parent Info Night Parent Info Night for Destination Imagination in all Schools K-8th Grade will be held this Monday September 21st or Thursday September 24th at 6.30pm in the Peter Woodbury School Library.   To learn more about the program and how to provide your child with this enrichment opportunity, please come and meet our District Co-ordinator, Marie Russell, in the PWS Library at  6.30pm or email Marie at For more information and to find out what Destination Imagination is all about, check out

Zones of Regulation Rap

Peter Woodbury School implements a program called the Zones of Regulation.  This program helps students learn how to stay in a zone (green) that is best for learning, while also learning it's okay to be in blue, yellow, or red sometimes.

With the help of Mrs. Clark, our guidance counselor, the Zones of Regulation Committee at PWS created a rap video to help the students remember what the zones are all about.

Constitution Day

“I Signed the Constitution” Day is Thursday, Sept. 17th.  Constitution Day was made an official holiday by Congress in 2004, and is normally observed on September 17th, the date on which the world’s oldest written constitution was signed into law in 1787. 
On Thursday, September 17th all students at will sign the PWS Constitution. We invite students to join us as we celebrate our awareness and appreciation of our national constitution at PWS.  Boys are encouraged to wear vests or for a more accurate look, breeches (ending at the knee) with a collared shirt and knee socks. Girls are encouraged to wear aprons or collarless shirts and pull-on long skirts.  Support can also be shown by wearing red, white, and blue. 

Open House

This year's Open House is on Tuesday, September 15th.  Open House gives parents an opportunity to meet their child's teacher.  It also gives our students the chance to show their parents around their classroom and the school.  If your child is in Grades K-2 then you should attend some time between 6pm and 7pm.  If your child is in grades 3 or 4 then you should attend some time between 7pm and 8pm.  We look forward to seeing everyone!


Boxtops for Education is a program that gives back to the schools.  All you need to do is purchase a participating product, clip the boxtop from the box, and after you've collected some send them into school with your child.  Any money received from the boxtops goes directly back to your child's classroom.  The first boxtop turn in date is October 16th so be sure to have them into your child's teacher by then.

Hannaford Helps Schools

Hannaford Helps Schools gives you an opportunity to raise funds for your school. This year's program will begin August 30 and run through November 28, 2015.  All you need to do is shop at Hannaford, check out, and then submit your "school dollars" in the collection tower right in the store.

View participating products and additional information here.

2015/2016 Bus Routes Available

Bus routes for the 2015/2016 school year can be found on the school district's website.  Head to the Departments tab and then transportation.

Kindergarten Bus Tags

Attention all Parents of Kindergarten Students:
Riding the school bus is a new experience for kindergarten students.  In an effort to enhance bus safety for kindergartners, we have implemented a bus tag program.  The program is designed to assist kindergarten children in getting off the bus at the correct bus stops.  

Please take a moment to read and fill out this form (click here). It should be returned to your child's kindergarten teacher at Meet & Greet on August 26th.

Bedford SD Registration

An email will go out during this week to all parents of students registered in the Bedford School District.  This email will come from "Bedford SD Registration".  The purpose is to verify all student information prior to the start of the school year.  You will receive an email for each registered student, with detailed directions. Please be aware that the InfoSnap registration process is not complete until you've clicked the submit button on the last page.

PWS Gear

Now through Friday 9/4/15 Bedford Wear is offering 10% off your spirit wear orders!  A percentage of every item ordered is given back to our school! When you order a PWS item, a % of that order goes back to PWS!  Use coupon code BTS2015 when checking out - and use 'store pick up' - you'll get the 10% off and your order will be available to pick up in the office of your child's school once completed!

Meet & Greet

Come meet your child's classroom teacher and drop of school supplies on Wednesday, August 26th. Meet and Greet runs from 1:30-3:00 PM.

Additional K+ Section (AM) for 2015/2016

Due to the increased enrollment in our K+ Program at Peter Woodbury School we are able to offer an additional section of the program for the 2015/2016 school year.  This will take place in the morning (opposite PM Kindergarten) at Peter Woodbury School.  This is open to any Bedford School District Kindergarten eligible student.
Students who were placed on our waiting lists for K+ will be given priority.  From there, we will open registration up to all eligible students. Packets can be picked up at any of the three elementary schools or downloaded/printed from the district website (under the parents tab).  Applications are due as soon a possible and can be dropped off at the Peter Woodbury main office.  In addition, applications will be taken on a first come first serve basis.  Please call our main office at 622-0431 if you have any questions.

School Supply Orders

For the 2015-2016 school year, students in kindergarten, grade 1 and grade 4 have the option to purchase their school supplies through a program run by the PTG. You can find more info by clicking here, but all order forms and payment need to be received at PWS no later than July 7th.

Summer Office Hours

Between June 29, 2015 and August 7, 2015 all school offices will be open between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. This does not apply to the SAU office which will continue to be open 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Welcome to the new PWS website

As of July 1st, Bedford School District has migrated to a new web design.  This design will better serve the Bedford community.

Faerie-Folk Festival

This year's Faerie- Folk Festival was a great success. The weather was beautiful and a fun day was had by all who attended.  Thank you to the Faerie Festival Committee for the planning of this magnificent day!

New Sign Welcomes Visitors to PWS

The third grade class, with the assistance of Mrs. Piantedosi (art teacher) and Mark Ragonese (Artist in Residence), created a beautiful mural that now hangs at the main entrance of Peter Woodbury School.  Great job to all involved!

2015 Invention Convention

Peter Woodbury School's Annual Invention Convention will be held on Monday, February 16th.  Parents are invited from 10:30am - 11:15am to view all the exhibits.  See below for additional information.