Sunday, June 21, 2015

Lurgio News - June 5, 2015

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June 5, 2015

Important Dates

June 5 (Friday)
- 8th Grade Dance (7PM to 10PM)
June 15 (Monday)
- 8th Grade Canobie Lake Park Trip (ETA @ RAL 4:30PM)
June 16 (Tuesday)
- 8th Grade Feast and Yearbook Signing
June 17 (Wednesday)
- Last Day of School (Dismissal at 1:15PM)

Third Annual Friends of Aine Kid’s Try-athlon
Registration is now open for the Third Annual Friends of Aine Kid’s Try-athlon to be held on Sunday, August 16, 2015. The only event of its kind in the area, the kid’s try-athlon is designed specifically for children ages 4-15 years, in memory of Aine Phillips, who was a student at Riddle Brook School. Beginning at the Bedford town pool and ending at the Bedford High School, participants ages 4-10 years will swim 25 yards, run 1/2 mile and bike 1 mile. Older participants ages 11-15 will swim 50 yards, run 1 mile and bike 2 miles. Official race times for all participants are recorded by Millennium Running. At the finish line, families are invited to enjoy music, a jump rope event, face painting, concessions, raffle prizes and more! The Friends of Aine Foundation is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization. For more information, to make a donation or to register, please or

Note from the School Nurse
Just a reminder that the last day to pick up your son/daughter's medication/inhalers/epi pens in the nursing office will be on June 17th, 2015 by 1:00 pm.  After this date, all medication will be discarded.  You can also pick up forms for the following school year during this time..  If you have any questions, please call the Health Office at 310-9100 x 4415, Thank You!

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 and 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.

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 signs 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.

2014/2015 Yearbook Information
The 2014-2015 yearbooks are in and we have limited number of yearbooks for sale!  Pre-Order your copy so you don’t miss out!  Cost is $25 - cash or check payable to Lurgio Middle School. 8th graders can pre-order starting Monday June 8th and Tuesday June 9th.  Everyone can pre-order starting on Wednesday.  Yearbooks will be distributed to students on Tuesday, June 16.  See Mrs. Dennis in the back of the Media Center to place your order.

BHS Fall Sports Information
Current 8th graders participating in a BHS Fall Sport, please turn in your paperwork on Monday. Mrs. Romano from the BHS Athletic Department will be in the Lurgio Media Center from 7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. ready to collect your paperwork.

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.

Family and Pet Expo
Do you love your pet?  Come to the "Family and Pet Expo" on Sunday, June 14th at the Bedford Memorial Pool Field between 10am and 2 pm.  There will be a family and pet friendly 3K walk, vendors, and children's games and crafts.  The children's area is being sponsored by the Lurgio Lion Leaders FCCLA. To sign yourself and your pet up for the 3K, go to and look for the walk registration information. Help support New Hampshire animal shelters by coming to this fun event!

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 Restraint

Click here to learn more about the importance of “restraint".

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.

​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, (  

The Bedford PTG is adding a photo booth to 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.  

Since both admission and concessions are free this evening, please do not forget to bring $$$ for your keepsake photos and help raise money to support the Bedford PTG.  Without your support, we would not be able to provide the wonderful programs brought to your child's school each and every year!

RAL - 8th Grade Feast
The Bedford PTG has been asked to assist in helping with the 8th Grade Feast which is scheduled to take place, rain or shine, on Tuesday, June 16th from 10:30-1:00. If you are interested in helping, please email Sally Thomas at  

Hoping you are all enjoying the end of the school year!
Lynne Natale and Sally Thomas