Friday, May 8, 2015

Lurgio News - May 8, 2015

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May 8, 2015
Dear Parents,

On behalf of the entire Lurgio staff, I would like to extend a very heartfelt thank you to our own Bedford Parent Teacher Group for showing their support of our teachers during National Teacher Appreciation Week. Our teachers were treated to TCBY on Tuesday, Lunch on Wednesday, and delivered a sweet treat in their mailboxes today.  On top of the treats, the PTG made a donation to the NH Food Bank in the name of our teachers.  We are all very thankful and appreciative of their support.

Happy Mother’s Day!

Ed Joyce

Important Dates

May 8 (Friday)
- Last ALL School Dance
May 21 (Thursday)
- BHS Parent Information Night (6 p.m.)
May 22 (Friday)
- No School for Students (Teacher Workshop)
May 25 (Monday)
- No School (Memorial Day)
May 28 (Thursday)
- Spring Concert
June 4 (Thursday)
- 8th Grade Awards Night (5 p.m.)
- 7th Grade Cardigan Information Night (7 p.m.)
June 5 (Friday)
- 8th Grade Dance
June 17 (Wednesday)
- Tentative Last Day of School

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

Paint with Friends and Support National History Day
Looking for something fun to do this weekend? This Sunday, May 17th at 10:30 The Canvas Roadshow at 178 South River Road will be hosting a fundraiser to benefit the Lurgio National History Day teams.  Come support the Lurgio community and enjoy creating a painting to bring home with you! To register, go to  Your support is truly appreciated!

Superintendent Feedback Survey Results
From Superintendent McGee:

You may recall that I recently asked you to complete a survey on my performance this year. The purpose of the survey was to gather feedback to improve.  Here are the results. Thank you to the respondents (107 employees, 321 parents, 4 students, and 14 community members).  One competency where I was rated relatively high was "listens, analyzes and responds to issues related to the needs of the community (including students, teachers, parents and residents)."  One competency that was relatively low was “recognizes diversity and promotes acceptance and tolerance within the school district community.”  I appreciate all the feedback and will work, in particular, on doing a better job recognizing diversity and promoting acceptance and tolerance.

Lost & Found
The Lost and Found which is located under the stairwell down stairs between yellow and blue pods is overflowing. Please retrieve your missing items before April vacation. All unclaimed items will be donated to charity on Friday, May 8, 2015.

BHS Parent Information Night
An 8th grade Parent Information Night is scheduled on May 21 at 6:00pm in the theater.  During this session our BHS Leadership Team will talk about the "Nuts and Bolts" of high school from the schedule to competencies to extra curricular involvement.  

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 or by clicking here. For instructions on using the online payment system please visit:

McKelvie Intermediate School Staff Basketball Game - Tues., May 19
Come cheer on your former teachers as they raise money for Easter Seals' ES Riders, a program that provides Segways and scooters to individuals with limited mobility.  Learn more here, on our fundraising page.  Once again, the 5th grade staff will be taking on the 6th grade staff - it promises to be an exciting night!  This year we are playing in the Bedford High School gymnasium.  You can buy your tickets at the door, $5 per person or $20 for a family.  Doors open at 5:30, game starts at 6:30.  We hope to see you there!

The 26th Annual Stand By Me event is fast approaching!  Schedules are being finalized and will be made available to you on the day of the event.  We look forward to another wonderful year with the 7th graders and their parents/guardians!  

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 Sense of Purpose.

Click here to explore the meaning of life in this week's newsletter titled "Sense of Purpose".

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.

Staff/Teacher Appreciation Week at RAL
As many of you already know, this week was Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week at RAL.  The Bedford PTG worked very hard to make this week a success and they would like to send a thank you to all parents and volunteers who donated their time and efforts to make it a wonderful week for our staff.  A very special thank you to Ann Lagasse, owner of TCBY, for donating 110 yogurt cups to Ross A. Lurgio Middle School.  

Chipotle Teams Up With the PTG To Help Support Bedford Schools Monday, May 11th!

Present this flyer:

to Chipotle in Bedford on Monday, May 11th between 3:00pm – 8:00pm for your meal, or simply state that you are there to support the cause and 50% of the proceeds will be donated to the PTG to help support Bedford Schools! Thank you for your support!!

Smarter Balanced Test
This is just a reminder that we sent out an informational letter about the Smarter Balanced testing a while back. If you missed that communication, please click here to view the letter.

For more resources on the upcoming testing, visit and click Students and Families.

PTG Corner:
If you would like to learn more about how to get involved at RAL, please contact Lynne Natale at or Sally Thomas at