Wednesday, December 23, 2015

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 meeting warmed our hearts, there were two parts in particular that stand out. The first can be heard while the staff is singing Frosty the Snowman.  Listen carefully and you can hear all of our students joining in. Second was partnering with the fourth grade chorus for the final song.  

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Bedford School District Offices

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.

Wednesday, December 2, 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 non-perishable items are appreciated and accepted. Thank you for considering this important effort and we wish everyone the best during the holidays.

Friday, 12/4 - Any item "Together we can make a difference!"
Monday, 12/7 - Mac & Cheese
Tuesday, 12/8 - Tuna
Wednesday, 12/9 - Cereal
Thursday, 12/10 - Peanut Butter
Friday, 12/11 - Soup

Thank you,
The Fourth Grade Team