Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Joining In!

Parents, Students, and Staff,
I was watching the movie Elf last week for about the 100th time, and there is this scene towards the end of the movie that is one of my favorite movie moments of all time.
In it, Jovie, the elf, starts singing "Santa Claus is Coming to Town" in front of this big crowd at the entrance to Central Park.  She is singing because the Elf Code says "the best way to spread Christmas cheer, is to sing loud for all to hear" (not that anyone needed reminding about the Elf Code).  After a couple of lines, she is still the only one singing and everyone is staring at her . . . 
. . . until the mom character joins in.  She is off key and totally embarrassed, but she does it anyway.  The cringing look on her face is perfect.  To me, that moment captures a beautiful part of human nature.  It is so powerful to overcome our own worries and be that first person to take a risk and join in.  It is something I see everyday in Bedford Schools. From students. From parents. From teachers.
In the spirit of the holidays, I want to thank all of you for joining in. Here is the clip: Elf - Santa is Coming to Town
Chip McGee

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

LIBRARY HOURS - The library will be closing at 2:35 on Wednesday, December 23rd.


All Bedford School District offices will be closed in observance of the Christmas Holiday on Thursday December 24, 2015 and Friday December 25, 2015.  We will reopen with normal business hours on Monday December 28, 2015.

Monday, December 21, 2015

Important Traffic Pattern Update

Traffic at Bedford Middle and High School
On January 4, 2016, we are making an adjustment to the direction of traffic.
​ (Map,Explanation)​
Although we will always have heavy traffic at the start and end of school, our hope is to lessen the congestion at these peak times.

  • Reverse the direction of the Parent Pick Up and Drop Off Area so parents will not need to make left turns at the two main intersections.
  • Extend two-way traffic to the concession stand ending at the West Parking Lot so parents can exit Parent Pick Up and Drop Off that way.
  • Close the central loop area during parent pick up and drop off (except for buses and students with special needs) to reduce the places where parents are crossing traffic.
As before, we ask all drivers to do the following:
  • Yield to pedestrians at all times when on campus.
  • Take turns at the main intersections when congestion is high.
  • Be patient.

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Special Event

Friends of the Sandhus

Decorate the Tree (with Gift Cards)!!!

Please join us for a casual evening of shared memories, food, and hugs as we gather to show our support for the Sandhu family. Mike, Surrinder, Milan, Karam and Neelam have been a part of our community since the mid 1990s. Most people have heard about the fire that destroyed their home on December 1st. Bring a food or drink item from this sign-up or a gift card and come help decorate a tree with gift cards to raise the spirit of the holidays for this wonderful family!
RSVP by Friday, 12/11/15, if attending!

Date:  (Sun.) 12/3/15

Time:  5:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Location: McKelvie Intermediate School Cafeteria

Created by: Laura Chen 

Friday, December 4, 2015

Alternative Intersession Reminder

This is just a reminder that all alternative intersession proposals are due to Principal Hagen's office today.

If you have any questions, see Mrs. Lamper in the main office.

BHS Holiday Concert - December 9th @ 7pm

The Bedford High School Concert Band, Jazz Band and Choir will hold a Holiday Concert at the Bedford High School Theater on Wednesday, December 9 at 7PM. Seasonal favorites as well as new arrangements will be performed and the public is welcome to attend.

Toys for Tots Drive

 This year's Toys for Tots Campaign is underway! If every student and staff member donates at least one toy this year. That would be over 1500 toys and would make a huge impact in many families' lives this holiday season! For every new unwrapped toy donated, we are asking students AND staff to attach a slip of paper with their name onto the toy. We will remove the slip when the toy is collected and enter your name into a drawing for a brand new Hoverboard! There will also be a second drawing for a Shorty's gift card. The drawing will take place during long advisory on 12/18, which is the last day for collections. This contest is open to all students and staff members! Students from Mrs. Doyle's and Mr. Baird 's Advisories will come around during Thursday and Friday long advisory days to collect toys from you. Additionally, collection bins are located in the Library, Counseling office, Room 237 and all administrative offices throughout the school. Please bring in at least 1 toy, no matter how small this year. Thank you! 

The Talent Show is tonight ~ Friday, December 4th at 7:00p

The Talent Show is Coming!! Friday, December 4th at 7:00, come see the annual BHS Talent Show in support of Families In Transitions. We have a great show planned so come support your fellow bulldogs. $5 at the door or a donation of pajamas for families in need.