February 16, 2018
Lurgio will be celebrating school spirit and our love of literacy next week! The student council worked with our student body to decide on a series of themes for our Spirit Week. These themes culminates with Pajama Day and our annual Read-A-Thon Literacy Celebration. Speaking of the Read-A-Thon, I want to thank all parents and students for all their enthusiasm and generosity through monetary and book donations for the Read-A-Thon thus far, and I encourage you to keep the momentum going through next week.
Feb. 13 () to
RAL Read-a-Thon Fundraiser & Book Drive - INFORMATIONAL FLYER
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RAL Spirit Week - THEMES
RAL Read-a-Thon Literacy Day
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February Break - No School
SAVE THE DATE - Grandparent’s Day
6-7th Grade Course Registration Info Night (RAL Dining Hall)
Cub of the Week
Each week, teachers nominate students for the Cub of the Week Award. Nominated students are those who have shown exceptional kindness, tolerance, and respect during the week. Each , the Lurgio administration and guidance staff will review all nominees and will select the the “Cub of the Week.”
This week’s Cub is Molly Crowder. Molly’s teachers describe her as bright, positive, and kind. She is honored for being especially supportive and helpful to a fellow classmate. Way to go Molly! Thank you for making Lurgio a wonderful place to learn.
Save the Date - Grandparents Day
Ross A. Lurgio Middle School’s Annual Grandparents & Senior Citizen Visitation Day is planned for Guests will be treated to a dress rehearsal of the play High School Musical followed by tours of the school. A light luncheon sponsored by the Bedford PTG will take place in the library. Registration is limited so please RSVP by clicking here for the pre-registration form.
Spring sports will begin the week of . More details regarding concussion testing, start dates, locations, and paperwork will be sent out the week after February break.
Last Day of School Update
We have had six school cancellations this year, so the current last day of school is .
All the Read-a-Thon raffle prizes were on display today at Books for Breakfast Cafe! Students loved looking at Marissa Meyer's Lunar Chronicles boxed set of 5 books, the Kass Morgan boxed set of 4 books in The 100 series, the Kiera Cass boxed set of 4 books in The Selection series. There is also a nonfiction basket of Guiness Book of World Records, Disasters, and Sports of 2018. There are 4 books by Sigmund Brouwer, 4 books by James Patterson, 4 books by John Green, 4 books by Mike Lupica, and 4 books by Gordon Korman. Other prizes include Kindles, headphones, and gift cards for iTunes, Amazon, Barnes and Noble and the Inside Scoop!
Gwyneth from 7-North:
Gregory McGuire's book After Alice is set after the story we know already. Her friend, Ada, falls down the rabbit hole and is looking for Alice. Check out this wild adventure!
Ella from 7-North:
I just started a great book, and I can't wait to see how it plays out. It's based on Rainbow Rowell's book Fan Girl, and this one is called Carry On. Simon is the best wizard in the universe and has to fight Humdrum who is sucking up all the magic in atmosphere. There are dead spots where magic doesn't work and this is a great book.
Jasper from 7-North:
My favorite book in a series is Jeanne DuPrau's City of Ember! I like how two kids try to fix everything that the adults have messed up after a time capsule has been opened up after 200 years. The society is all underground and the kids are assigned jobs to make the society work. The adults are nasty and the kids save the day. Best series ever but the movie is the worst! Don't see the movie! Read the book!
This week’s Asset Newsletter article can be found here. “High Expectations” are essential for our students to have for themselves. It can sometimes be a fine line between our high expectations and theirs!
RAL Guidance Counselor, Donna LaRue, MA, MLADC, LCMHC posts a weekly, helpful parenting newsletter article, as well as other relevant material on her website. Check out Ms. LaRue’s web page for past ‘Asset Newsletters’ by clicking here.
Lurgio Tech Corner Update
The assignment sorting issue on the PowerSchool Grades and Attendance, Assignment Scores page has been fixed.
Has your son/daughter damaged or lost their chromebook charger? Did you know that the Tech Corner sells N21, N22, and N23 chromebook chargers? If you would like to purchase an additional or replacement charger, see us in the Tech Corner cost is $24 (checks payable to Bedford School District).
Panera & PTG
Take a night off from cooking and join us at our Bedford PTG Night at Panera (Colby Court) on anytime between Be sure to bring your Panera Flyer with you.
Color Blast 2018 Community Event
Save the date for ! Get Ready for the Most Colorful, Fun-Filled Day of Your Life as PTG hosts another Color Blast Fun Run. Stay tuned for more exciting details.
The PTG and BeBOLD ARE EXCITED TO CO-SPONSOR A PRESENTATION FOR ALL PARENTS & GUARDIANS - at BHS Auditorium
“Understanding How to Parent So that Children Can Succeed: Addressing Childhood Anxiety and its Potential Pathway towards Substance Abuse”
Special guest speaker Jessica Lahey veteran teacher, journalist, and author of The Gift of Failure: How the Best Parents Learn to Let Go So Their Children Can Succeed.
Jessica Lahey will provide insight on how to raise kids who are happy and healthy and less likely to turn to destructive coping strategies, including ways to prevent childhood addiction. Lahey will also share research on the most effective ways to parent and support the psycho-social and emotional needs of our children. Additionally, she will outline risk factors, explain which positive interventions can overcome those risk factors, and offer parents and teachers actionable, useful tools for raising happy, resilient children who will be less likely to turn to unhealthy behaviors when faced with the increasingly toxic stress and anxiety they face at home, in school and in our society. This event is open to all parents/guardians.
The 45-minute presentation will be followed by a 30-minute question and answer session.
Stay Connected to the PTG
Please visit our PTG website and be sure to “like” our Facebook Page to see all the exciting things happening at our schools. Thank you for your support!
You Be The Chemist Challenge Registration
Lurgio students have the opportunity to participate in the "You Be the Chemist" (YBTC) Challenge, organized by the Chemical Educational Foundation. The YBTC Challenge is a fun and interactive academic competition that engages students in learning about important chemistry concepts, scientific discoveries, and laboratory safety.
To qualify for the state competition, students must take a 25-multiple-choice qualifying exam on in the media center. The top students from Lurgio will advance to the state competition to be held on at Bishop Guertin High School. The top student from the state will win an expenses-paid trip to the National Challenge in Washington D.C. in June.
If your child is interested in participating, please fill out this Google Form to register. The registration deadline is . If you have any questions, email Ms. Rockwell at email@example.com.
To prepare for the exam, CEF recommends students explore all of the study materials at ChemEd, as well as other outside chemistry resources.
Softball Winter Workouts - UPDATE
~Winter workouts will not be held on due to February break~
Winter workouts for softball began on and continue weekly through mid-March. The workouts are held at St. Elizabeth Seton from Anyone interested in playing softball in the spring is invited to attend. The workouts include throwing, fielding, pitching, catching, and hitting drills. Please make sure to bring a bat, glove, sneakers, and plenty of water. For additional information contact Softball Coach Chris Lemay at 603-674-7164 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Over the course of this fall, the Bedford School District made several additions to our student handbooks.
- Notice of Rights under the Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment (PPRA)
- Teaching about Human Sexuality
- Volunteers in the Bedford School District
- Use of Personal Vehicles for School Business
- Student Use of Electronics on Buses (in the Transportation Handbook)
The for each school can be found on the school website under School Info.
BHS Theatre Company present Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night”
The Bedford High School Theatre Company will proudly present William Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night,” - , @ in the Bedford High School Theatre. An alumnus of the Commonwealth Shakespeare Company, director Tim Hackney brings a unique treatment of “Twelfth Night” to the stage. In addition to the timeless words of Shakespeare, the cast will bring Tim’s original musical compositions to life. Tickets are $10 for Adults and $5.00 for students, and can be purchased in advance at www.seatyourself.biz/
bedfordhigh. You won’t want to miss this!