April 20, 2018
Today was Science Career Day. Our 7th grade students spent their morning in wonderful interactive Science presentations. Thank you to the scientific speakers who so generously gave their time to our students. Also, I would like to extend a thank you to our PTG volunteers who ran many of the logistics of the day. Finally, I offer much gratitude to Mr. Dubreuil and Ms. Rockwell for coordinating the event.
Have a wonderful vacation,
Apr. 20 (Friday)
Last Day to pre-order Lurgio Yearbooks ONLINE
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Spring Vacation - NO SCHOOL
7th Grade - Stand By Me (SNHU)
6th to 7th Grade Transition Night (RAL Dining Hall )
Teacher Workshop Day - NO SCHOOL
Memorial Day - NO SCHOOL
RAL Spring Concert ( - BHS Theater)
Last Day of School
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 Friday, the Lurgio administration and guidance staff will review all nominees and will select the the “Cub of the Week.”
This week’s Cub is Emily Upton from pod 7-North! Emily has been an exceptionally kind friend to her peers. Emily’s teachers report that this is typical behavior from Emily as she is always thoughtful, polite, and kind. Congratulations, Emily!
“Earth Shaking” News
Through the collaborative support of the Bedford Education Foundation, the Bedford School District, and community funding, Ross A. Lurgio Middle School has the opportunity to partner with the Boston College Weston Observatory to become the Boston College Educational Seismology Project Flagship School for New Hampshire. This project will actually install a fully functioning seismograph at Lurgio. Data collected from this instrument will be used to enhance our eighth grade science curriculum. The data will also be used for research at Boston College and available for the community as well. As a community, we are currently seeking donations to support this project. If you are interested in learning more please contact Tracy Richmond, BEF fundraising chair at email@example.com. This project is sure to have a lasting impact on our community.
RAL Kitchen News
The kitchen is excited to announce that starting in May on every the Breakfast Program will be preparing homemade baked items to add to a complete and healthy breakfast! Some of the items will be our own Banana Bread, Blueberry Muffins, Zucchini Bread, Peach Streusel Muffins and Cinnamon Coffee Cake. Be sure to check out these exciting new additions to the program.
The Doughnut Fix by Jessie Janowitz:
Looking for a funny story? Want to start a business? Consider this brand new book! Tristan isn't Gifted or Talented like his sister Jeanine, and he's always been okay with that because he can make a perfect chocolate chip cookie and he lives in the greatest city in the world. But his life takes a turn for the worse when his parents decide to move to middle-of-nowhere Petersville―a town with one street and no restaurants. It's like suddenly they're supposed to be this other family, one that can survive without bagels and movie theaters.
His suspicions about his new town are confirmed when he's tricked into believing the local general store has life-changing chocolate cream doughnuts, when in fact the owner hasn't made them in years. And so begins the only thing that could make life in Petersville worth living: getting the recipe, making the doughnuts, and bringing them back to the town through his very own doughnut stand. But Tristan will soon discover that when starting a business, it helps to be both Gifted and Talented, and It's possible he's bitten off more than he can chew.
This week's article from the Search Institute highlights "Time at Home". Be ready early by creating family rituals that are important and prioritized by all members of the family. Please click here to view the full article.
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
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).
Please remind your son/daughter to charge their chromebook every night!
Teacher Appreciation Week is coming up
We have many exciting events scheduled for our wonderful Teachers and Staff. We are looking for help with donations for both the Luncheon and the Raffle. Please click on the links below if you would like to take part. Remember, our teachers and staff devote so much of their time and efforts to our kids. Here's our opportunity to thank them!!
Bedford PTG Color Blast Fun Run/Walk Event
at Bedford High School
REGISTER NOW for your chance to win a $100 Copper Door Gift Certificate.
Check out our website for our new shorter 2 mile course and all things Color Blast!
NOTE: Adult Registrant price will increase to $30 and swag bags will NOT be available after . All registrants from the open of registration to will be entered to win the gift certificate!
School Supply Kit Program
Due to unforeseen circumstances with our supplier, PTG will be unable to offer pre-purchased school supply kits to families for 2018/19 school year. Teachers will still provide supply lists that families can utilize to shop on their own for supplies before the start of the school year.
Please note that we will be working on finding an alternative and we hope to re-introduce this program next spring for 2019/20 school year supplies. Thank you for your understanding as we continue to work to find the best supplier to meet Bedford School District’s needs.
Discounted Fisher Cats Tickets
Join the PTG for a fun family afternoon with the Fisher Cats on th. Arrive early for the High Five Tunnel and stay late to run the bases.
Click HERE for more information and to order DISCOUNTED tickets. Return order form with check payable to NH Fisher Cats to school by th. Tickets will be available at the Will Call window on 5/20.
Volunteers Needed for Stand By Me
Lurgio Middle School is hosting the 29th year of Stand By Me on @ SNHU. This event, for all seventh grade students and their parents/guardians, is in need of volunteers to help the day run smoothly. Since 7th grade families are participating in the event we are looking for volunteers from other grades to help. Various shifts and volunteer opportunities available, please click HERE for more information and to sign up to volunteer.
District Year in Review Community Meetings
Join the Bedford PTG for two upcoming community meetings, first with Principals from all six of our schools on the and then with Superintendent McGee on . Both meetings will be held at BCTV starting at
HAVE A GREAT APRIL BREAK FROM THE PTG
LAST DAY TO ORDER YEARBOOK - APRIL 20th
Online sales open until Friday, April 20th midnight.
To placed online orders:
- Visit http://www.schoolannual.com
- Click on the Buy Student's Yearbook link in the upper right corner.
- Search for Lurgio
- Enter Your Student's last name and select your student from the list. If your student does not appear, follow the instructions on the screen to add them.
Questions? Contact Donna Dennis (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Injury Prevention Programs for the Young Athlete at FPTS
James Goodwin, PTA, CSCS, Director of Injury Prevention & Sport Performance, will be combining his knowledge and experience in collegiate and professional athletics, exercise science, and rehab, along with his lifelong experience playing and coaching elite level soccer, to bring a program that is unparalleled in the world of injury prevention, conditioning, and performance education for young athletes participating in any sport. If you’d like more information, please click [HERE].
2018-19 School Calendar
The School Board has approved the 2018-19 School Calendar. Please note that there is a substantial change for 2018-19. The district will shift from tracking days to tracking hours. As a result, the last day of school for 2018-19 will be no later than and could be as early as . The first five snow days, if needed, will be made up by students at the end of the year. Any snow days beyond five days will not need to be made up by students. This should bring some more predictability to the end of the year for families.
Gsuite Information for Parents
Some of our parents have asked for an explanation of our Gsuite, the tools within Chrome our students now use for much of their school work. Our technology teachers have developed this Gsuite Information for Parents. For parents/guardians who are interested in seeing the work of their child, just ask your son/daughter to log in with their account or provide you with their password to showcase the work completed.
Last Day of School now
The Superintendent announced at Board Meeting that the last day of school for students is currently . He had a conversation with the NHDOE about the two days we missed school due to the Halloween wind storm this year. Given the circumstances of the storm and our school calendar, we will not have to have students make up those two days at the end of the year.