Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Wreath Sale CLOSED

Due to such overwhelming support and abundance of orders, the Wreath Sale supporting Garden Club is closed as of today. Unfortunately, we can not take any more orders. We apologize for the inconvenience and last minute change. Thank you so much for your support! If you have any questions please email Mrs. Hart (hartm@sau25.net)
Your Garden Club Advisors,
Mrs. Hart, Mrs. Ferenc and Mrs. Curran

December News from PTG

GIFT CARD FUNDRAISER – ORDERS DUE 11/29 A gift card is the perfect gift for any occasion! Purchasing gift cards through the PTG provides support for the Bedford schools with no additional cost to you! Final order due date isWednesday November 29th.  To download an order form please click here… Gift Card Order Form For more information about this program, click here… Gift Card Program. HAPPY SHOPPING!

MANCHESTER MONARCHS DISCOUNT TICKETS Join the PTG at the Manchester Monarchs Ugly Sweater Holiday Game on Saturday, December 9th, at 6pm as they take on the Royals. Special discounted ticket price of $15 for child or adult! Kids will have a chance to participate in the “high five tunnel” to cheer on the Monarchs players as they take the ice.  Click HERE  for order form and return to your child’s school by Friday, 12/1.

SCREENAGERS: Growing up in the Digital Age Documentary -  Join us for a special screening on Wednesday, December 6th 6-8pm at Lurgio. Following the movie there will be a panel of staff and guidance for a discussion and Q&A session.
Are you watching kids scroll through life, with their rapid-fire thumbs and a six-second attention span? The film SCREENAGERS…explores struggles over social media, video games, academics and internet addiction. Through poignant, and unexpectedly funny stories, along with surprising insights from authors, psychologists, and brain scientists, SCREENAGERS reveals how tech time impacts kids’ development and offers solutions on how adults can empower kids to best navigate the digital world and find balance. Visit ScreenagersMovie for more information.

PTG NIGHT AT PANERA BREAD – Take the night off from cooking and stop by Panera at Colby Court on Thursday 12/7, between 4-8pm, a percentage of the proceeds will be donated back to the PTG. A hardcopy of their flyer must be turned in and electronic versions not accepted. You can find a copy of the flyer here: Panera December Flyer

AmazonSmile! Did you know that every time you buy on Amazon, you can support the Bedford PTG?  Simply visitAmazonSmile and select “Bedford NH PTG” as the organization that you’d like to support.  Now, every time you shop at smile.amazon.com, Amazon will donate a percentage to the Bedford PTG. 

Monday, November 6, 2017

Wall of Heroes

The Wall of Heroes is up at Peter Woodbury. Mrs. Beltramo, once again, has done an outstanding job of helping us recognize the veterans in the lives of our Peter Woodbury family. Please take a stroll down the hallway when you are here to remember and honor our veterans. We would also like to invite any veterans in the Bedford community to come to PWS and view the Wall of Heroes.

Thursday, November 2, 2017

2017 Annual Ski & Skate Sale

Bedford High School Gymnasium – Saturday, November 18th, 2017 (9:00am-2:00pm)

Mark your calendar NOW!  Join local vendors bringing new and used top name brand equipment along with our tremendous consignment inventory of skis, snowboards, skates, and winter apparel.

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!

Come in support of the Bedford PTG and the Bedford School District while outfitting your entire family for the upcoming winter season!

Drop-off equipment for consignment: Friday November 17, 2017 (5:00pm – 8:00pm)

***VISIT www.bedfordptg.org/skiandskate for additional sale details including how to tag your items using our easy online scanning system right from the comfort of your own home!

Bullying, Technology, Kindness & Respect

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Lunch Change for Wednesday, November 1st

Due to school cancellation, the lunch for Wednesday, November 1st will be: 

Beef HOT DOG on a w/g Bun
Smartfood Popcorn
Fresh Baby Carrots
Seasoned Baked Beans
Fresh Fruit  OR  Fruit Cup
Halloween w/g Cookie Treat!🎃

Rescheduled: PWS Annual Halloween Parade

Peter Woodbury's Annual Halloween Parade is rescheduled for Friday, November 3rd. It will begin at 1:30. (Morning Kindergarteners will have their own parade at 10:15.) Here are some key points to remember for this day:

  • Students should bring their costumes to school as they will have the opportunity to put them on prior to the parade starting.
  • If the costume involves pieces that could be considered a weapon or weapon like, please leave those pieces at home.
  • If you will be dismissing your child after the parade you will do so directly from your child's classroom. Each teacher will have an early dismissal sheet for parents to sign.
  • Parents should line up outside as indicated by the orange safety cones set up along the playground.

Any changes to classroom celebrations will be communicated by each individual teacher.

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Annual Halloween Parade

Peter Woodbury's Annual Halloween Parade is scheduled to begin at 1:30 on Tuesday, October 31st. (Morning Kindergarteners will have their own parade at 10:15.) Here are some key points to remember for this day:

  • Students should bring their costumes to school as they will have the opportunity to put them on prior to the parade starting.
  • If the costume involves pieces that could be considered a weapon or weapon like, please leave those pieces at home.
  • If you will be dismissing your child after the parade you will do so directly from your child's classroom. Each teacher will have an early dismissal sheet for parents to sign.
  • Parents should line up outside as indicated by the orange safety cones set up along the playground.
Don't hesitate to reach out to your child's classroom teacher with any questions.

Monday, October 23, 2017

Friday, October 13, 2017

Math & Literacy Night

Our annual Math and Literacy Night will be this coming Thursday, October 19th from 6:00 to 7:15 PM. The night will feature grade appropriate activities to play as a family, information about our programs, and read alouds with Mrs. Daley and Mr. Mitchell.   So please come out, as a family, for some fun and learning.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Bedford Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

Please join us as we recognize the Inaugural Class of the Bedford Hall of Fame.  The ceremony will take place on Homecoming Day - Saturday, October 21st at 2:00 PM - in the Bedford High School Dining Commons.  For more information, and to order tickets, please click HERE.

Monday, September 25, 2017

PWS Cares

PWS cares! We are collecting hygiene and clean-up supplies to send to our neighbors in the south who have been affected by the recent hurricanes. A collection box will be outside of the Guidance Office at PWS until October 4, 2017 if you would like to donate.

Needed supplies include (New) toothbrushes, combs, individually wrapped moist towelettes, and travel-size bars of soap, shampoo, and toothpaste.

Also needed are: brown paper lunch bags, 1-gallon zipper plastic bags, sponges and scrub brushes, Handi-Wipe cleaning cloths, heavy duty rubber/dishwashing gloves, heavy duty 33-45 gallon trash bags, clothespins, and cotton or plastic clothesline.

Thank you!

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

School Garden to School Kitchen!

Check out the school garden to school kitchen connection that happened in the lunchroom on Tuesday, Sept. 19th! This zucchini squash was grown in the PWS garden and included in the seasoned rice that was served during hot lunch. The students at school are able to participate in garden club during their recess Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. Great things are growing at PWS, inside and out!!

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Crotched Mountain Ski Program

Join old friends and new ones at Crotched Mountain for some after-school skiing this winter! Sign up by November 15 and your student will hit the slopes on five Fridays after the New Year for just $129 – and they’ll also get a Peak Pass on February 20 which will get them out at seven more mountains for no additional cost for the rest of the season! Email Loren Foxx at lofoxx@gmail.com or visit bedfordski.com for more details.

2017-2018 4th Grade Chorus

Print a new permission slip

Peter Woodbury Chorus
                                                                                                          September 11, 2017

Dear 4th grade students and parents/guardians,  
        It will soon be time to start our 4th grade chorus here at Peter Woodbury School! This is a great opportunity for students to learn how to use their singing voices as part of a musical group and sing a variety of songs and styles. We will have several performances throughout the school year both during the school day and in the evening. Our first concert is scheduled for January 10, 2018 at 7:00 pm.

        Chorus will be held on every Tuesday from 2:20 pm until 3:00 pm. Students will be called down from their classrooms at the end of the day and bring all of their belongings to the music room. Dismissal to parents/guardians will be at 3:00 pm. Please wait for your child in the lobby. If your child will be picked up at a later time you will need to make other arrangements.
Information about the after school program is available by calling the New Morning School at 669-3591. I am not able to stay after chorus due to my own childcare limitations.

        In order for any chorus to perform well, all members must attend as many rehearsals as possible. After 3 unexcused absences per term (Fall/Spring) your child may be asked to no longer participate in chorus.  It is also important that all children come ready to learn and have fun with appropriate behavior at every rehearsal.

     If you are interested in participating in chorus please complete and return the attached chorus contract by Wednesday, September 20th. Chorus will begin on Tuesday, September 26th.

        I am very excited to work with your child to help them develop their musical talents. Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns. More information and chorus updates can be found on my website. You can find it on the Peter Woodbury webpage then click the tab Academics > PWS Staff > Specialists.   

Katie Curran
                                            622-0431 ext. 24258

My child and I have discussed their interest in chorus and would like to participate. We understand that chorus will meet every Tuesday afternoon from 2:20 to 3:00 and that it is very important to participate with appropriate behavior and to attend as many rehearsals as possible. We also understand that habitual absences, late pick-ups or behavior issues could result in not performing with the chorus.

___________________________   ____________________________
Student Name                                        Homeroom Teacher

___________________________   ____________________________
             Signature of Parent/Guardian                Date

              Parent Email for important notices and reminders, please print clearly
**This will be my main form of communication for chorus all year**             


Chorus Dismissal Plan

The safety of your child is very important to all of the teachers and staff members at Peter Woodbury School. In order to make sure all students are dismissed in a timely and safe manner please take a moment to fill out this dismissal plan.
Please remember that chorus ends at 3:00 pm!
Thank you!

Please check one:
_____ I will pick up my child from chorus every Tuesday at 3:00.
     If there is a change on a specific day I will send in a written note.

_____ My child is enrolled in the after school program. Please send my child every Tuesday at
3:00. If there is a change on a specific day I will send in a written note.

_____ My child will be picked up from chorus every Tuesday at 3:00 by someone other than a  
parent/guardian. If there is a change on a specific day I will send in a written note.
        Name of person besides parent picking up:___________________________________

Monday, September 11, 2017

PWS Volunteers

There are so many ways for parents to be involved at Peter Woodbury and it's not too late to find out what you can do to be an even bigger part of our school community.  Use this link from PTG to find out and sign up for volunteer opportunities.  If you can make it, the volunteer orientation breakfast starts and 9am tomorrow.  

Special All School Project!

Peter Woodbury Elementary School is coming together to create a river! A river of brightly colored unique rocks designed by each and every student at our school.

This project is inspired by the story Only One You written by Linda Kranz.  Mrs. Beltramo will read  the story to every class during library the week of September 18th.  This story is about a little fish named Adri who is getting ready to head out in the ocean alone.  His parents, in an effort to help guide him, share all the important lessons that they have learned in life such as:
“You don’t have to follow the crowd”
“Find your own way”
Always be on the lookout for a new friend”

Mrs. Beltramo, Mrs. Speaker and Mrs. Hart are asking that each student bring in a special rock that can fit in their fist.  These rocks will be painted at school to represent that we are unique and original.  Rocks that are smooth and flat (such as river rocks) will work best.  Grades 2, 3, and 4 will be painting their rocks in the library after hearing the story.  Kindergarten and first grade will be painting their rocks during another time block.  All students should bring in their rocks beginning Monday, September 18th.  Once all the rocks are painted, they will be formed into a colorful stone ‘“river” in the playground.  

The important message for our students is that everyone one of us is unique and each of us have something to contribute!

Thursday, September 7, 2017

2017 Open House

This year's Open House is scheduled for Tuesday, September 12th. Grades K-2 will be 5:30pm-6:30pm. Grades 3 and 4 will be 6:30pm-7:30pm.  Open House is a time for parents and students to get to know the classroom, daily routines, meet the integrated arts specialists, and see what the students have been doing in school so far. 

Friday, September 1, 2017

2017 Picture Day

Picture day is scheduled for Tuesday, September 19th. Order forms will be sent home with students prior to that day so you can purchase pictures if you wish. 

Friday, August 18, 2017

2017-2018 Bus Routes

The bus routes for 2017-2018 have been posted. You can find the information under the School Info tab of the Peter Woodbury website or you can click here

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

2017-2018 Supply Lists

Each grade level has developed a common list of items students will need for the 2017-2018 school year. Those lists are available here and the items are what is in the School Supply Kit ordered through PTG at the end of the school year.  Please be aware that individual teachers may have a few additional items for their specific classroom.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Meet & Greet and the First Day of School

Meet and greet is scheduled for Monday, August 28th 1:30-3:00.  Meet and greet gives students and parents the chance to meet the teacher, see their classroom and drop supplies off before the first day of school. Parents/students can visit anytime between 1:30 and 3:00.

The first day of school for students is Tuesday, August 29th. Students enter the building from the playground at 7:55am and school begins at 8am.  During the first week of school every teacher will be on the playground in the morning to greet his/her class. We will also have other staff members greeting students to help them find their lines. Please visit the Peter Woodbury Website to review drop off and pick up procedures

Monday, June 19, 2017

Garden Camp

In order to sustain the garden this summer we encourage all students from the community to sign up this summer through the recreation department to come join Mrs. Ferenc and Mrs. Meisner for Garden Camp here at the Peter Woodbury School community garden where you can learn the tricks and trades of gardening and help sustain what we have started.  If you are interested please sign up by clicking on this link  Garden Camp.  We are offering two sessions July 17-July 21  and July 31- August 4th.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Girls on the Run Coaches Needed

We are looking for coaches to coach Girls on the Run (GOTR) for fall 2017. It is an amazing program for 3rd and 4th grade girls! Our current PWS coaches are moving on to McKelvie.  Not only is this program rewarding for the girls, it is rewarding for the coaches.

A GOTR coach is a volunteer position that facilitates and supports the GOTR curriculum. The position requires approximately 2-4 hours per week for 10 weeks with the additional commitment of a one-time new coach training.  Coaches do not need to be runners.  They must be willing to lead with an open heart and assume positive intent.

​Please help us spread the word to ensure that we are able to host a fall team at PWS! Contact betsy.cissel@girlsontherun.org with any questions!

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

End of Year Tidbits 2017

A letter has gone home with students with some important end of year information for parents.  The same information can be found below.

  • Kindergarten's last day of school is Friday, June 16th.
  • Grades 1-4 last day of school is Monday, June 19th with 12:20 dismissal. Lunch will be served.
  • Lost and found items will be donated at the end of the day on June 19th. Please check those bins for missing items.
  • Our move up day tradition for 4th graders is changing this year. We will have a clap out at 9am for our 4th graders.  Students will be walking outside around the square on the hardtop, where parents will be lined up behind the cones. After walking that square, students will board buses to visit McKelvie. Please note: 4th graders will not find out their teachers until August when Infosnap is filled out by parents. 
  • Meet and Greet is schedule for Monday, August 28th from 1:30-3:00

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Penguin Prophet May 2017

Please enjoy the newest edition of the Penguin Prophet, written by our Fourth Grade Writer's Group with the guidance of Mrs. Speaker.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

First Grade Registration for 2017-2018

Pass it on: Kindergarten and First Grade registration is happening! Be sure to pick up your registration packet at your appropriate school between 7:15 am and 3:15 pm.

A child must attain his/her fifth birthday on or before September 30th, 2017 to be eligible for kindergarten. A child must attain his/her sixth birthday on or before September 30th, 2017 to be eligible for first grade.

Each of the three elementary schools provide a fee based extended day Kindergarten program. Information about this program is available at the district website www.sau25.net.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Help Combat the "Summer Slide"

Many parents are looking for ways to keep their child's academic skills sharp over the summer. If you would like to do this, we recommend using the Summer Skills Sharpeners Book from Tri-C Publication. You should order your child's current grade level if you choose to order.


Monday, April 17, 2017

After School Garden Club Spring 2017

Garden Club is open to Grades TWO through FOUR after school on Thursdays from 2:30 to 4:00 p.m. on the following dates:

5/11, 5/18, 5/25, 6/1, 6/8 and 6/15 Rain or Shine
Maximum Number of Students: 25

Registration is first come, first served and will close 5/5. Please use this link to register your child.

A suggested donation of $25 (payable to PWS) is appreciated to help in sustaining the gardens and buying supplies.

If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Ferenc at ferencj@bedfordnhk12.net or 622-0431 x24265