Friday, May 29, 2015

Lurgio News - May 29, 2015

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May 29, 2015

Important Dates

June 4 (Thursday)
- 8th Grade Awards Night (7PM)
June 5 (Friday)
- 8th Grade Dance
June 15 (Monday)
- 8th Grade Canobie Lake Park Trip
June 16 (Tuesday)
- 8th Grade Feast and Yearbook Signing
June 17 (Wednesday)
- Last Day of School (Dismissal at 1:15PM)

End of the Year Fun for Everyone!
Are you ready to JUMP into summer? Ross A. Lurgio is hosting a night at the recently opened Launch Trampoline in Nashua on Friday, June 12th from 4p.m. to 8p.m.. The fundraiser is open to anyone and younger siblings are welcome. Go online at to reserve your jump time or just show up ready to soar. All you need to do is let the person checking you in know that you are there to support Lurgio Middle School or show them a copy of this flyer. This is a great group activity and it will surely get out some of the end of year energy that's so abundant this time of year. 25% of all proceeds will support Lurgio National History Day students competing in the national competition at the University of Maryland, June 14th-18th ( We sincerely thank you for your support.

Enjoy Dinner Out and Support National History Day
Let's make 'history' at Bedford Chipotle on Monday, June 8th from 3p.m. - 8p.m.! Have dinner at Chipotle (eat in or take out) next Monday, let them know that you support Lurgio National History Day or show them a copy of this flyer on your smartphone. It's that easy and it's oh so yummy. 50% of proceeds benefit National History Day.

Awards Night & Cardigan Night - Revised Schedule Event
Due to significant chance that both or softball and our baseball teams will be competing in the finals on Thursday, June 4, we have adjusted the schedules for both the 8th Grade Awards Night and the Cardigan Information Night.

The 8th Grade Awards Night will now be held at 7:00PM on Thursday, June 4.

The Cardigan Information Night will be moved to the 8th Grade Open House in September.

We made this change in order to allow our student-athletes the opportunity to compete in their finals and attend the awards ceremony. We are proud of all of our students for both their academic and their athletic accomplishments. We hope that this slight change in schedule does not inconvenience families but rather allows all students to receive the recognition they deserve for their efforts both in the classroom and on the playing field.

8th Grade End of Year Events
Attention 8th graders:  As the end of your time at Lurgio approaches, you have many exciting events and activities in your near future.  The fun kicks off with the eighth grade dance on Friday, June 5th.  Admission to this 8th grade only dance is free, and it has its own unique theme.  On Monday, June 15, the 8th grade goes to Canobie Lake Park, and because your teachers love rides and carnival games as much as they love you this will be an extended day.  You will all stay until the park closes at 4PM and buses will be back to Lurgio between 4:30 and 5:00PM. On Tuesday, June 16th, the student council sponsors the 8th grade feast.  On this day, the entire 8th grade enjoys a feast and then sign each other’s yearbooks.  Enjoy!

BSD Food Service - End of Year Message
The Bedford School’s Food Service Program is a firm believer that a hungry child will struggle to learn, so we take great pride in serving nutritious meals each and every day! Therefore, it is very important and necessary for all student lunch accounts to be PAID-IN-FULL with no outstanding balances by the last day of school. Also, remember that your student’s account balance will carry over each year, even if they are moving up to a new school. If they have a positive balance at the end of the year it will be there for them to start again on August 27th, leaving one less thing for you to think about during those first few days of the new academic year!

Enjoy a great summer vacation!

From your Food Service Staff

Please Return Sports Uniforms!
Attention all Fall and Winter athletes: please return your uniforms if you have not done so already! Please return your uniforms to your coach, or to Mr. Demers in the Main Office.

BHS Fall Sports Information
For all current 8th graders: BHS Fall Sports Sign-Ups will take place on Wednesday, June 3. For more information, please follow this link.

Lion’s Den:
Click here to read the latest issue of Lurgio’s student newspaper the Lion’s Den.

Summer School Registration at BHS
Students who requested to take In Writing at BHS during summer 2015 are now able to register for summer school and pay online. Please visit the Summer School tab on the BHS homepage to complete registration. Note that this process needs to be completed even if students requested this option in Power School in February. BASE Camp (freshmen orientation) registration is also open and can be found on the same page. Click here to watch a short video about BASE Camp / Orientation, which will run from August 3-7, 2015.

Lyme's Disease
The warm weather let's us spend more time outside. As a result, it is important to remember to be cautious about ticks and the possibility of Lyme's Disease. This link from the Center for Disease Control has some helpful information for parents.

CBY@RAL Summer Leadership Retreats
Is your student part of CBY@RAL or CBY@BHS?  There is a great opportunity taking place this summer.  Youth members of the Coalition for Bedford Youth have the chance to attend two leadership retreats this coming summer.  CBY is a group of 8th-12th graders that work together to promote healthy assets (as seen on our website- click HERE) through various activities. In many situations our older more experienced members will guide and teach the younger members leadership skills and knowledge of the organization.  However, all of the students can benefit from more formal leadership training not only to find and develop their personal inner leaders, but to build leadership continuity and encourage a collaborative environment bringing new leaders along. Training will also enhance the group dynamic through understanding the underpinnings of good leadership and building personal toolboxes that lead to teamwork with multiple leader styles.  We are hoping these programs will help all our CBYers develop their inner leader, because all students lead differently within their peer group and community.  These two leadership opportunities are open to ALL CBYers... CBY@RAL and CBY@BHS... 8th-12th grade (including CURRENT 7th graders)!

ADVENTURELORE: Friday, June 26, 2015 9 am – 3 pm
DRIFTWOOD: Friday August 14 – Sunday August 16, 2015

Please contact CBY (by e-mail for more information regarding the two leadership opportunities.

Guidance Corner
Youth Counselor, Donna LaRue posts a weekly, helpful parenting newsletter article, as well as other relevant material on her website.  The featured Asset Article this week is Self-Esteem

Click here to explore the meaning of life in this week's newsletter titled "Self-Esteem".

Check out Ms. LaRue’s webpage for past newsletters by clicking here.

Laura Urie is the Lurgio Behavioral Counselor.  Click here to access her webpage where you'll find information, strategies, and current research on parenting and working with adolescents.

This year we are adding a photo booth to the festivities of the 8th Grade Dance! Your child will have an opportunity to have keepsake photos taken with friends, with or without props.  The student will pay for the photos when they are taken and the photos will be delivered to their classroom the following week.  Cost of the photos are $3.00 for one and $5.00 for two 5X7's.  Can't wait to have some fun!

The Bedford PTG has been asked to assist in helping with end of the year festivities at RAL including 8th Grade Awards Night and the 8th Grade Feast.  If you are interested in lending a hand, please email Sally Thomas at: and she will include you on our email distribution that will include dates, times and specific ways you can help.  Hoping you are all enjoying the end of the school year!
Lynne Natale and Sally Thomas

​Camp Invention
Looking for a summer experience for your rising 1st through 6th grader that is both innovative and active?  Camp Invention is a taught by NH state certified, and Bedford School District teachers.  Register for Camp Invention - Illuminate,, hosted at McKelvie School, June 29 - July 2nd
from 8 AM to 3:30 PM. Click HERE for a link to the online registration page,download our paper registration, or visit us at for more information. For more information or questions, e-mail, Courtney Cheetham, Camp Director,  (  

Bedford DI - Chipotle Fundraiser Mon. 6/1
Join us this Monday for dinner at Chipotle to support Bedford School District Destination Imagination.  All food purchase from 4pm-8pm are eligible for our fundraiser.  Please be sure to tell the cashier that you are supporting the Bedford DI Fundraiser.