Monday, June 13, 2016

Summer Reading Incentive Program

Mrs. Leyden (PWS Reading Specialist) is excited to offer a school wide summer reading incentive program.  Here is a link to the reading passages for your child to read over the summer!  Please choose the grade level that your child is going into.  The passages are short and interesting with rich vocabulary that will keep your child engaged.   Simply enjoy spending some time with your child as he/she reads and responds to each passage.  Have your child return their reading responses to Mrs. Leyden at the start of the school year to receive a small prize! In order to access the passages, you may log in with username and password pws03110 until August, 19, 2016.

Also, if you are looking for suggested books for your child to read over the summer, you can find a reading list here

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Accessing Report Cards Online

As we shared back in March, the district is moving to online report cards. This means students will not be bringing home a paper copy of their report card anymore. Instead, you will use your PowerSchool Parent Portal account to view your child's report card and comments.

Accessing the report card in you portal account is very easy and directions can be found here.

If you do not already have a PowerSchool Parent Portal account, the main office can provide you with the information you need to do this. Once your account is setup, you will continue to use this same account each year to access your child’s information.

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Drums Alive Performance

Thanks to funding from PTG and organization by Mrs. Curran and Mrs. Ference, our third grade students participated in a five day Drums Alive residency.  Drums Alive is a whole body-mind experience that combines the dynamic movements of fitness and dance with music, drumming and rhythm that fosters and improves health and overall well-being in individuals.  

Yesterday, the third graders had the chance to show off their newly learned skills in an all school performance.  Students did an amazing job!!  You can find video clips here

Monday, June 6, 2016

2016 End of School Year Info for Parents


June 3, 2016

Dear Parents,
The last day of school in Bedford will be Wednesday, June 15th, 2016. There will be a
12:20 dismissal at Peter Woobury School, with lunch being served to the students.

  • To All Kindergarten Parents – If you know your child will not be in school on the last day, Tuesday, June 14th, please leave a self-addressed stamped envelope or plan to pick up the report card during the summer from the school secretary.
  • The Lost and Found boxes at Peter Woodbury School are full of items. Please check them any time before June 15th. After that date, any items left over will be donated to charity.
  • If you are moving during the summer, please let the office know as soon as possible. You will need to stop by the office to sign a release of information form.
  • On Wednesday morning, June 15th, the fourth grade students will have a “Move-up”program at McKelvie. There will be an “Applause Parade” at approximately 9:00 before the students board the buses to McKelvie. The students in grades one through three will line up in the halls to applaud and the parents will line up in the gym to applaud. The fourth grade students will make one loop around the school and then make their way through the gym. The Peter Woodbury “Move-up” will be from 9:30 -10:00 for students in grades one through three. Students will visit next year’s classroom and meet their teacher.
  • Please double check to see that all school books and library books have been returned and lunch accounts are paid in full.
  • As of Thursday, June 16th, the front parking lot will be under construction. All visitors must enter the building through the back door near the Kindergarten wing. There will be signs directing you to the front office.
  • Meet and Greet Day is scheduled for Wednesday, August 24th from 1:30 to 3:00pm.
  • School hours for next year will be 8:00am to 2:20pm for grades one through four and the K plus program. The morning Kindergarten session will run from 8:00am to 10:40. The afternoon Kindergarten session will run from 11:40am to 2:20pm.
  • On behalf of all faculty and staff members, we extend to parents and students best wishes for an enjoyable and relaxing summer. See you on the first day of school which is Thursday, August 25th, 2016.

Cheryl Daley Dan Mitchell
Principal Assistant Principal

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Notice from Health Office

Peter Woodbury School


June 1, 2016

Please remember to pick up all medications from the Health Office before the end of the school year. This includes inhalers, epi-pens, prescription medication and all over-the- counter medications. Medications CANNOT be stored at school over the summer and CANNOT be sent home with children; any medications that are not picked up will be discarded. Keep in mind that there are upcoming field trips and Field Day is next week-- inhalers should remain at school at least until Thursday, June 9th (rain date June 10th ).

As a reminder, updated physician’s orders, parent permission forms for medication and Allergy Packets are required at the beginning of each school year. Feel free to pick them up now for next year (they can also be downloaded from the school website). Also, if your child will be moving on to McKelvie, a current physical and up-to- date immunization record are required upon entry.

I will be in the Health Office through dismissal on Wednesday, June 15, 2016. Please call me with any questions at 622-0431, ext 4215. Thank you.


Alexandra Ewing RN, School Nurse