Friday, June 16, 2017

Lurgio News for June 16, 2017

June 16, 2017

Dear Parents,

What do you get when you combine 800 middle school students, 80 staff members, and a flash mob? One of the best all school meetings ever. To end the year, Lurgio gathered in the theater this afternoon for our final all-school meeting. We watched a slideshow of our year, heard a fantastic performance from our 8th grade chorus, and had a “Thriller” of a flash mob.  All in all, it was a great time.

Enjoy the last weekend of the school year. We look forward to final day of school on Monday before the well-earned summer break.


Ed Joyce

Important Dates

June 19 (Monday)
Last Day of School - Dismissal at 1:15PM


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 Sarah Jobin from pod 7-West! Sarah’s teachers wanted to recognize her kindness and selfless attitude as she has been helping a friend during her recovery from surgery. Sarah’s willingness to assist her peers is what makes Lurgio Middle School a wonderful place to learn! Thanks, Sarah!

Early Dismissal on Last Day of School
On Monday, June 19, students will be dismissed from school two hours early. Buses will still provide transportation home. Please plan accordingly. If you have any questions, please contact the Main Office at (603) 310-9100.

Cardigan 2017

Parents of 7th grade students, a Cardigan Information Packet was sent home earlier in the week with your child. However, as the flood of papers and projects arrive at your doorsteps at the end of the school year, we wanted to make sure that this important information didn’t get lost [LINK]. Please remember to sign the signature page and return it to your child’s homeroom teacher on Monday, June 19.

End of year Reminders from the School Nurse:
The last day to pick up your student's medication/inhalers/epi pens in the nursing office will be on June 19th, 2017 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 34415, Thank You!

Summer Reading Suggestions

Looking to get some ideas on what you or your students can read this summer? Click [HERE] for a plethora of summer reading suggestions!

Bedford Crew Information

Bedford Crew is now taking applications for Lurgio Crew to be held in the fall. This is for any Lurgio student interested in learning to row. Priority is given to 8th graders. Registration is open until August 31, 2017 or until all spots are full. To download an application, click here or visit our website, . For more information, please email Anne Capodilupo at


Lurgio Tech Corner Update

With the end of the school year fast approaching, we have some student chromebooks that are still out for repairs.  We will be asking students for the school loaner chromebooks back by next week.  Students will be able to check out a daily loaner if they need a chromebook while at school.  We will contact parents when the chromebook is back from repair for pickup at the Lurgio Main Office.  If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Mrs. Dennis at

Parents have the option to renew the insurance for the 17-18 school year but you must purchase this option prior to August 1st. The cost for the renewal is $27 which not only includes the accidental breakage/theft insurance but also extended manufacturer warranty.  The original manufacturer's warranty is only valid for one year. We strongly encourage parents to consider this optional insurance. All checks should be made out to the Bedford School District. Please include your student’s name and ID number on the check. The cost of the insurance is $27. One check for multiple student insurance renewals is also acceptable.  Please mail the checks to: McKelvie Intermediate School – Technology Hub or pay online via

We have received numerous inquiries from parents of students currently in grades 7 thru 11 regarding the option to purchase a new replacement chromebook device through the district for their student to use in school in the 2017-2018 school year. If you are interested in purchasing a Chromebook device through the district, please complete this form by June 19th 2017.  Optional insurance coverage will be available for parents to purchase when payment is made.

2016/2017 Yearbooks Are Here

The yearbooks are here and will be distributed to students who pre-ordered on Monday, June 12.  Good news - there are extra copies available for purchase!  Any student wishing to purchase a yearbook can bring $30 cash or check (payable to Lurgio) to Mrs. Dennis in the Tech Corner in the back of the Media Center.  Yearbooks will be available until they are sold out!

BHS Girls Summer Basketball Clinics
For more information regarding summer basketball clinics, click [HERE].

Custom Lurgio Wear Available
Did you know that you can order custom Lurgio wear in our new school colors? Check out the BedfordWear website to see all they have to choose from.

Guidance Corner
Donna LaRue, MA, MLADC, LCMHC, RAL Guidance Counselor, posts a weekly, helpful parenting newsletter article, as well as other relevant material on her website. This week she focuses on School Boundaries. Click here to learn ways you can help instill this important asset.  Check out Ms. LaRue’s web page for weekly Asset newsletters by clicking here.

Claudette Stone, RAL Behavior Specialist, posts helpful information about executive functioning skills, which are developmental, meaning that each of these skills develop with age, and not on a set schedule. Just as children learn to walk and talk at different times, it is normal for our brains to learn to organize, inhibit, and plan at different times.  More information can be found at Mrs. Stone's Website--Executive Functioning Skills

Jack Slatoff Ph.D. is a retired clinical child psychologist with over 55 years of practice in southern New Hampshire.  Specializing in therapy for adolescents and consultation with their parents, Dr. Slatoff has been a psychological consultant for the Bedford School District for 35 years.  He continues to consult weekly at Ross A. Lurgio Middle School, and he now writes a weekly column for our news: Ask Dr. Jack [LINK].

PTG Corner:
Attention 8th grade parents:  Lurgio's 8th grade feast is happening June 15th.  Please take a look at our signup here.

The first annual Bedford PTG Color Blast 5k was an amazing success and we want to extend a huge thank you to all of the participants as well as the volunteers who made the event outstanding!

As we close out another school year, the Bedford PTG would like to extend our gratitude and thanks to all of our volunteers who selflessly give their time to support our events throughout the school year.  It is due to our amazing volunteers that we can provide so many enriching programs to Bedford students.

Enjoy the summer!

UPDATED 2017-2018 School Calendar
There is one change in the calendar and the updated 2017/18 calendar is now attached 2017-18 School Calendar. The first day of school for students is Tuesday, August 29.

5th Annual Friends of Aine Kid’s Try-athlon
​T​he 5th Annual Friends of Aine Kid’s Try-athlon ​will be be held on Sunday, August 13, 2017. 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, 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. We are pleased to announce that this year Millennium Running will be our event partner. At the finish line, families are invited to enjoy music, jump roping, an obstacle course, water games, face painting, concessions, raffle prizes and much more! Friends of Aine is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization. All proceeds from this event go toward support for grieving children. For more information, to register, volunteer or to make a donation, please visit or