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 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

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 or 622-0431 x24265

Thursday, April 13, 2017

April 2017 Penguin Prophet

Fourth grade Writers Group, with Mrs. Speaker's guidance, have worked hard to publish the first edition of the Penguin Prophet. Be sure to check it out. 

Update to the Prosthetic Project

Back in November we were excited to share all about a prosthetic project that is happening for one of our second graders, Harun.  The students at ASD in Nashua have been working very hard and have been learning so much to create (3D print) Harun's prosthetic.  This process started in August 2016 when our Occupational Therapy Assistant, Penny Demos, got the ball rolling.  She has been working closely with the school and Enabling the Future all year long.

Today is very special day because Harun's mold was made to create a cast of his right arm for ASD to work with. Watch the video below to hear Harun explain his prosthetic.

Friday, April 7, 2017

Bags, Belts & Shoes - Donate and Recycle

In case you haven't heard Bedford DI had great success at the DI State Tournament last weekend at BHS.  Five of our teams won the opportunity of competing at the Global Finals in TN in May.  While the experience of going to the Global tournament will be priceless, it will cost the teams who choose to accept the invitation a considerable amount to make the trip.  Bedford DI is busy organizing fundraisers  and this Monday we kick it off with our annual Ecosmith, shoes, bags, and belt fundraiser.  In order to get credit for the special fundraiser, all items must be placed in the blue bags inside the boxes in the lobby of your school. Ecosmith takes shoes in all conditions, even that one shoe/sneaker who has lost it's mate!  All clothing and fabric in regular bags, can go directly into the Ecosmith bin in the parking lots.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Friendship Bench

On Wednesday, April 5, each student was given a bracelet that says "I AM AMAZING!"  and were part of an All School Meeting by Acacia from Tiny Girl, Big Dream.  This presentation was about encouraging every student at Peter Woodbury to reach out to one another in friendship and bring positive change to the world.  The school received a Friendship Bench that will be put in the school yard.  Ask your children about Acaia and what they learned from her today!

Thursday, March 30, 2017


On Thursday, April 6th at 6:00pm in the Bedford High School Theater, Janelle Hofman will be giving a presentation to the Bedford community on her book iRules. This presentation will provide support for families who are looking for ways to handle cell phones, etc.

Friday, March 24, 2017

PTG Scholastic Happy Camper Book Fair

The PTG Book Fair will be at Peter Woodbury School April 3rd -6th. We will be open Monday/Thursday until 6:00pm and Tuesday/Wednesday until 3:30pm in the main lobby of the school.   All students will have an opportunity to preview the book fair during the week with their class and create a "wish list" of books they like.  Parents are welcome any time during fair hours to come shop for great books.

There will also be a staff "wish list" display at the fair.  If a parent/student wants to purchase and donate a book to a teacher’s classroom or any staff member they can do so at the fair. We look forward to seeing you at the Fair!

Friday, March 17, 2017

PTG Scholastic Happy Camper Book Fair

The PTG Book Fair will be at Peter Woodbury School April 3rd -6th. We will be open Monday/Thursday until 6:00pm and Tuesday/Wednesday until 3:30pm in the main lobby of the school.  This year’s theme is Camping, so feel free to have your child wear their best camping attire throughout the week.  We look forward to seeing you at the PWS Book Fair this year!

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Jump Rope for Heart


Our 4th annual Jump Rope for Heart event will take place during the month of March.  Students will learn heart healthy habits, risk factors for heart disease, how to help the community and practice many jumping skills.   

Last year 2015-2016 Peter Woodbury School raised $17144 for the American Heart Association!  Thank you for all your generous donations!  Our new goal this year is to reach 17,500.

 Our Jump Rope for Heart event kicked off this week in Physical Education class with a little video about a Heart Hero, Michael, who is 8 years old and was born with a heart condition. Thanks to the kids who have raised donations for the American Heart Association in the past Michael was able to have surgery to help his heart.  This week in Physical Education class we discussed heart disease to help students understand why they are raising money for the American Heart Association.  Collection envelopes are going home this week March 6-10 and must be returned by Friday March 31.  On line fundraising is much easier and more efficient.  The students don't have to deal with handing in money.  I have encouraged the students to make web pages by visiting and search for Peter Woodbury School using city and state.  Join our school's team and set up your own Web page to email family and friends.  

Friday, February 10, 2017

Spirit Week February 2017

Spirit week will be the week before February vacation. Students are encouraged to participate at the level they are comfortable with.

Monday 2/20: Mustache Monday
Tuesday 2/21: Sports Day-support your favorite team 
Wednesday 2/22: Wacky Wednesday-be creative!
Thursday 2/23: Dress up as a favorite book or movie character
Friday 2/24: PWS school spirit day-wear your PWS gear or dress in black in white like a penguin

Friday, January 27, 2017

Family Fun Night Volunteers Needed

Peter Woodbury's Annual Family Fun Night is coming up on February 15th. This night is always a lot of fun and is only successful when our entire school community comes together. Please take a look at this sign up genius for parents to volunteer to help out on this night. We have many, many open spots so if you're coming please check it out and see if you can donate some time.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Family Fun Night 2017 Order Forms

Order forms for our annual Family Fun Night are going home with students today.  All orders are due back no later than next Wednesday, January 25th. You can click here for the order form and additional information. 

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

2017-2018 Kindergarten & 1st Grade Registration

It will soon be time to register Kindergarten and First Grade students for the 2017–2018 school year. 

Registration packets can be picked up at your appropriate school beginning February 6th between 7:15 am and 3:15 pm beginning February 6th. Completed forms, along with your child’s birth certificate, two (2) proofs of residency, a current copy of your child’s physical and immunizations can be returned to the appropriate elementary school March 3rd-9th (excluding Saturday and Sunday). 

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. 

New Hampshire law requires all new students to present an up-to-date record of immunizations upon admission to school. In addition, record of a physical exam, done no more than one year prior to entrance, is required. Each of the three elementary schools provide a fee based extended day Kindergarten program. Information about this program is available at the district website Please keep in mind the K+ program is done through a lottery system and notifications will take place on March 10th.