Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Save the Date Family Fun Night

Family Fun Night will be held on Wednesday, February 15th this year.  We will still have two time slots available to attend (4:00pm-5:30pm or 6:00pm-7:30pm).  More information will to come.

Monday, November 28, 2016

Annual Food Drive

2016 Peter Woodbury School Annual Food Drive

November 28, 2016
Dear Parents,

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 so 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 2nd. 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 nonperishable items are appreciated and accepted. Thank you for considering this important effort and we wish everyone the best during the holidays.


Friday, (12/2) - Any item “Together we can make difference!”
Monday (12/5) - Mac & Cheese
Tuesday (12/6) - Tuna
Wednesday (12/7) - Cereal
Thursday (12/8) - Peanut Butter
Friday (12/9) - Soup

Thank you,
The Fourth Grade Team

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Garden Club Wreath Sale

Order forms for our 2016 Garden Club Wreath Sale will be going home with students today. Orders are due back November 30th. Wreath pick up date is Wednesday, Dec. 7 from 4pm-6pm at Peter Woodbury (in the morning parent drop off area).


Tuesday, November 15, 2016

2016 Ski & Skate Sale


BEDFORD PTG INVITES YOU TO THE 
Annual 2016 SKI & SKATE SALE EVENT” 

Bedford High School Gymnasium – Saturday, November 19th, 2016 (9:00am-2:00pm)
Save HUGE on new and used winter sports equipment & apparel!


Mark your calendar to join local vendors bringing top name brand equipment both new and used along with our tremendous consignment inventory of ski and boarding equipment, skates, and winter apparel and outfit your entire family for the upcoming season!

Whether you are in the market for new equipment or simply want to sell your own, this sale is for you. Experts will be available to help fit the right ski, board and boots to your ability! So grab a treat from our bake sale and have fun shopping this TREMENDOUS sale event!

Drop-off equipment for consignment: Friday November 18, 2016 (5:00pm – 8:00pm)

***VISIT http://www.bedfordptg.org for additional sale details and add your items to our sale and tag them from home using our easy online scanning system! 

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Mr. Munsey's Rug Art - Updated


A lot has changed since our original post on November 6th about Mr. Munsey, our new night custodian. After doing an excellent job of cleaning the classrooms and preparing/creating a safe & clean learning space for our students and teachers, Mr. Munsey creates a work of art in the rug using his vacuum. He creates excitement in the students, who look forward to entering their classroom each day to see if there is a creation and what it is. 

WMUR aired a few pictures of Mr. Munsey's creations during a weather forecast (you can see the clip below). They received pictures from Mrs. Wyand, who shared them on the WMUR Facebook page.  As you know, that information was then shared on the PWS website and Facebook page. Mrs. Cassamassino then took to twitter with the news. With follow up tweets by Mrs. Wyand and Mrs. Kane.  As a result, Mr. Munsey and PWS have gone viral.  You can find stories on this amazing rug art on Good Morning AmericaInside EditionFox 25 Boston, NBC News in Denver, CO, Access Hollywood, Fuji TV (yes, in Japan), CJAD 800AM in Montreal, Canada, Good News Network, and Woman's Day.  Some have only aired the information on their show and some have provided links to written articles/videos as well.   

Back to WMUR . . . they were at Peter Woodbury today to interview Mr. Munsey and some of the first grade students who get to experience how good he is at his job as well as his joy in what he does. 

While Mr. Munsey has gone above and beyond what is expected of him, we would also like to take a minute to recognize all of our custodial staff. They all do a great job keeping Peter Woodbury clean and in good shape! 

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Mr. Munsey is new to Peter Woodbury this year. He is a night custodian who goes that extra mile for our students. Mr. Munsey takes time to vacuum patterns into a couple of classroom rugs at PWS. Students look forward to coming to school in the morning and seeing what he created the night before. It really is true . . . every person in a school touches students' lives!  On Sunday, Nov. 6th he was recognized on WMUR News 9, due to Mrs. Angie Wyand bringing his art work to their attention.  You can view more of Mr. Munsey's rug art here.

Castle
Charlie Brown

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Report Cards

First quarter ended on Friday, October 28th. We would like to remind everyone that a printed copy of the report card will no longer be sent home with students. Instead, parents can access grades through the PowerSchool Parent Portal as of Friday, November 4th (end of day). If you still need to set up a parent portal account you can contact the Peter Woodbury School main office for information. 

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Enabling The Future Prosthetic Project

Enabling The Future

Here at Peter Woodbury we have an awesome second grader, Harun, who was born without a right hand. Harun has undergone a number of surgeries to help him, but still does not have the ability to do many things those of us with both hands are able to do. For example, he would love to be able to swing, jump rope, hold a paper for his writing, throw a ball, hold a book, tie his shoe and so much more.

Harun, with the help of e-Nable and students at The Academy for Science and Design in Nashua, will soon be able to do all of those tasks! e-Nable, ASD, Harun and his parents are working together to develop a 3D printed prosthetic hand that will be used just like a typical person's hand. This process is just beginning and we look forward to sharing Harun's journey with the PWS community.

  The e-NABLE Community is an amazing group of individuals from all over the world who are using their 3D printers to create free 3D printed hands and arms for those in need of an upper limb assistive device, literally giving the world a helping hand! Their goal is to establish an eNABLE chapter at ASD, with a full 3D Print Lab. Student volunteers would get to work with CAD modeling software and 3D printers to make working prosthetic hands for children, and their first recipient is Harun! See "enablingthefuture.org" for more information. Also, be on the lookout for updates on the PWS website, Facebook page, and principals' blog.

Check out some of the pictures from Harun's recent visit to ASD. He was able to watch the students make him a 3D printed bracelet.